Firefighters Outraged Over False Claim

| September 12, 2019 | 50 Comments

WDRB.com reports that Kentucky firefighters are outraged over a man that claimed he was a fireman at Ground Zero the day of the 9/11 attacks.

Kentucky firefighters are outraged after they say a Louisville man made unsubstantiated claims of being a Ground Zero fireman who pulled bodies from the rubble on Sept. 11.

Mitchell Feltz — a.k.a. Michael — says he worked for Lexington and Georgetown fire departments at the time of the terrorist attacks and retired in 2012.

“Not only was he not in the Lexington Fire Department system, he was nowhere in Fayette County, Lexington urban government system,” Lexington Fire Department Battalion Chief Marc Bramlage said. “If we have someone going around not representing us in a good light, that does damage to the department and it also does damage to the profession in general.”

In the GSN interview, Feltz told wild stories about some of the most iconic images from the attacks. He claims to be one of the three firefighter hoisting the American flag in the midst of the rubble at Ground Zero.

Those firefighters have long been identified as George Johnson, Dan McWilliams and Billy Eisengrein.

I’ve always wondered who hoisted the American flag over ground Zero and now I know who it was, and now I know who it wasn’t – it wasn’t Mitchell Feltz.

I guess Stolen Valor does not stop with the military.

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  1. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    Stolen Valor among professional civilians. Who knew?
    Can he be prosecuted under “Stolen Valor” laws?
    Either way, I hope he gets his pee-pee smacked flat.
    Further musings; if he wasn’t a firefighter, then what was he?
    AND…..
    Going on the theory that Stolen Valor is the Rancid Cherry topping the Shit Sundae, what other crimes has he committed that are on record?

  2. OldManchu says:

    Lars your pizza is ready! Come-a-runnin’ over here and tell us all about Trump and 9/11. Get it while it’s hot.

    • Some Guy says:

      Fool! Everyone knows Bush Jr. did 9/11, with the help of the Illuminati. Trump was actually at ground zero, heroically sifting through the rubble and saving many people that day, after witnessing literally thousands of muslims celebrating and chanting in the streets of Jersey City.
      /sarc
      In all seriousness, I don’t know if stolen valor laws extend to first responders and firefighters too, but they should. It’s beyond me how shitbags like this guy never realize how easily their tall tales can be verified these days.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Don’t encourage Taylor to be more of an ass than he already is, OldManchu.

  3. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    Cocksucker.

  4. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    Cocksucker.

  5. Mason says:

    That guy just looks like he’s not all there. No excuse for lying. Even if he is a little mentally slow, what’s the interviewer’s excuse for not doing a simple Google search on the flag raisers? More “journalism”.

  6. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    What a Grandma-fucking piece of SHIT who is also his own cousin.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    “Not only was he not in the Lexington Fire Department system, he was nowhere in Fayette County, Lexington urban government system,” Lexington Fire Department Battalion Chief Marc Bramlage said. “If we have someone going around not representing us in a good light, that does damage to the department and it also does damage to the profession in general.”

    Yeah, no kidding. Stolen Valor does apply to a lot of things, including claims like Feitz’s. If he was there, how come he doesn’t have the health symptoms associated with being at the site of the WTC?

    What a despicable chunk of pig dung.

  8. Jay says:

    Dick hole….and as the memory of 9/11 becomes further and further in the past, the number of people who claimed to be at ground zero with conversely continue to GROW.

    Dude, if your life is THAT fucking meaningless you have to CREATE a friggen fantasy to live why don’t you include some large breasted females and yourself as the ruler instead of inserting yourself into the darkest day in recent American history? You fucking piece of shit….

    • Roh-Dog says:

      “as the memory of 9/11 becomes further and further in the past, the number of people who claimed to be at ground zero with conversely continue to GROW“

      Amen.
      There’s that axiom about those that have seen the most tragedy seek the least amount of recognition.
      Maybe someone should email this fat f*ck.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Local TV Channel 41 WMGT in Macon GA ran an article on a supposed 9/11 on site firefighter. yesterday. FTA is was just a very few minutes after posting on their social media & innerwebz the station was getting emails and phone calls from FDNY folks calling the POS out. He had also alluded to being a Vet. As y’all said, prolly gonna get worse as time goes on.

        Dude’s name was Brian Cheham, claimed membership in Ladder 62. Let’s see if we can help make him Google Famous.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Brian Cheham claimed to be involved in 9/11 as well as being a vet?

        I think someone should look into that vet claim, don’t you?

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          Yes ma’am he did and yes ma’am someone should. Admin can google foo the TV Station, wish I knew how to do that copy/linkie/pasty to a comment thingie. I opened a new tab to confirm the name as I was inputting my FIRST comment. The story is on their website still and I’ll check the local fish wrapper to see if they have anything on it.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    HEY Mitchell Feltz — a.k.a. Michael, chin up, and I mean ALL FOUR of them, you weak-kneed no-load pus-nuts pisspants needle-dicked cockroach-fucking slug-licking bucket of lying cockroach shit!

  10. OWB says:

    Don’t most states have laws against such claims? Not stolen valor, per se, but false claims of being a public servant, or some variation?

  11. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Well I guess liars are everywhere and these guys who think they can gain a little prestige in their otherwise meaningless lives by inventing bullshit instead of actually doing some work are clearly in just about ever walk of life….

    Cops/firefighters/Doctors….no one is safe from the people who will pretend to be what they are not for whatever reason.

    This asshat ought to be made to stand at the nozzle end of the hose on full pressure and get blown all over the training ground until he’s so black and blue his family won’t recognize him for a few weeks.

    Fucking clown.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      Give him a charged deuce&Zach-half line charged to 200psi nozzle pressure, no Kenyon loop, no hose strap, and nobody backing him up, and let him ride the fucking bull. Then throw a KMP pack with 300 feet of 1-1/2” wajax and some lateral brass on his back and go for a nice little afternoon stroll up Mount Motherfucker. And that’s just to warm up while I come up with some less pleasant activities. Like sit his fat ass in the flashover box and let him bake until his vibralert stops—he’ll have enough air left to reach the door if he stays close enough to it. Among other things.

      Fyr? Ideas?

      • Fyrfighter says:

        Those look pretty good… maybe hand him a Bresnan distributor on a deuce and a half and charge that at 150… climb a church-raised 50ft bangor ladder? do tower laps at the drill ground in full gear / on air till he sucks rust…force the green monster door in summer heat with just a halligan till he pukes? I’m sure I can think of a few more given time… Maybe a few dozen Denver drills..

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      It’s a felony in most states to impersonate a doctor or a cop, isn’t it? And yet people do it, thinking they can get away with it.

      What this jerk did is heinous enough. I’m with TOW: put him on the real hose and turn it on. (Geez, that does sound like, fun trying to manage one of those things!)

  12. The Other Whitey says:

    Fucking cockbag douchetool queefstench queerbait dicksmoking asslicking nutless lump of snake shit. This sisterfucking bastard oughta have his head held down in in a jackshack to see how long he can hold his breath. Fuck his lying ass straight to hell.

  13. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Most folks that play wither their Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes don’t claim to actually have been Rescue Heroes, at least over the age of four.

    Once a Man, twice a Child. But in Felch’s case, probably an Idiot.

  14. GDContractor says:

    For a nice trip down the TAH memoryhole:

    https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=61865

  15. RGR 4-78 says:

    In the second picture.
    WTF is with the chain for a chin strap?
    And that helmet is way to clean and shiny to have been in a fire.

    Make this fatass reload hose every day all day until he has rendered off a hundred pounds of that blubber he’s toting around.

    • Maybe the chain is for hanging the helmet up. I see that it isn’t a Cairns New Yorker leather forever helmet. I see it has a plexi glass face shield. He should have bought a case of Beating in a can and sprayed it on the helmet and then put it in an oven. I bet it doesn’t even have a “Bronx” bend in the back.

      • The Other Whitey says:

        Looks like a Bullard peanut helmet. About the cheapest structure helmet known to man, easily available for cheap at surplus stores, on EBay, etc. Primarily used by B-movie prop companies, themed strippers, and posers on a budget.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      You’re right on the money, not even a scratch on that helmet!

  16. Anonymous says:

    His dumb ass should quit while he’s behind…

  17. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    New name:
    Mitchell/Michael Feltch. (you look it up)

  18. IDC SARC says:

    He looks kinda “Downsey”…mama’s egg mighta been past its freshness date.

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