Maggie DeSanti – Phony Army Nurse Still At It

| October 21, 2019

One of our ninjas highlighted these recent stories.

You may recall a 2014 TAH posting about Maggie DeSanti here.

Well, she’s back at it and in the news over the past couple of days.

“When she was an Army nurse during the Vietnam War, DeSanti rappelled from helicopters to treat wounded soldiers.”

Once again, the media – in search of a feel-good story – will publish anything without verification.  In this case, we had DeSanti’s fakery on This Ain’t Hell for anyone to look up.
At least she didn’t advance in rank over the last 5 years.

Category: Army, Army Poser, Viet Nam, Vietnam

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ninja

And don’t forget:

Ole Margaret ALSO claimed to be a Police Traffic Control Officer for 11 years on Long Island, New York’s 5th precinct Patchogue.

She also claims having a Soldiers Medal.

AND claims she is a lifetime member of the VFW and the AMVETS.

Lifetime Member of the VFW? Seriously?

Claw is gonna love this. INCOMING!

https://www.facebook.com/419841724740097/posts/this-is-the-bio-for-one-of-our-speakers-this-evening-kindofabigdeal-ltc-margaret/794067727317493/

AverageNCO

She is definitely a member of American Legion Post 27 Apache, AZ. They seem to be circling the wagons around her.

Carolyn Bowman

Ninja – Possibly someone could check about any of her past employment as a Traffic Control Officer (crossing guard) or anyother job with New York’s 5th Precinct Patchogue. Where did she claim to be a Firefighter?

ninja

Hi, Carolyn: Thank You for spreading the word. I suspect the 5th Precinct most likely may not retain any records of her if they are over 10-20 years old. She may have been a school crossing guard and no telling how long she lasted doing that. Only Ole Maggie can tell us the rest of the story. The link provided stated that she claimed to be one of the first Female NY Firefighters, which has… Read more »

Carolyn Bowman

Ninja – Wouldn’t Human Resources for the City of New York have archived records for all employees?

November Bravo

I met Maggie 2010. She was a member of the American Legion Post in Gilbert. I met her playing poker at the club. She started sharing that she had cancer and was very ill. Several of us pitched in and helped her out. I would stay with her after she said she had a stroke. Some of the guys build a ramp on her trailer in Mesa so she could have better access to her… Read more »

ninja

Almost 400 Comments!

Keep em coming!

Also, please spread the word on Facebook that Ole Margaret never had a Nursing License nor a Silver Star nor a Soldiers Medal, etc. etc.

If after all of this and her Enablers STILL believe her, then they were indeed brainwashed by her or don’t want to admit that happened to them.

Friend

Never had a nursing licence? Share so we can everywhere…

ninja

Hi, Friend,

If you lost within this post/thread, you will see several comments about her not having a Nursing License based on research on a Nationwide Nursing Licensee Verification Website.

Thank You so much for passing the word.

ninja

“look”, not “lost”.

😉

5th/77th FA

If Maggoty Maggie appears to be lost, I can tell her where she can go.

She for sure has lost any morals she had.

Of all the things she has lost in this lifetime, I’m sure she misses her mind most of all.

Has everyone else lost any and all respect that they may have had for her?

She prolly didn’t lose her virginity; she gave it away…several times.

SFC D

I never had any respect for her, but my level of respect for any veteran’s organization that allowed this phony old broad to join without verification, who later defended and continue to defend her lies, is settling very close to the ZERO point. Valor thieves and scam artists cannot exist in a vacuum, it takes many people who believe in the phony and their lies, either through ignorance, failure to verify outlandish claims, or a… Read more »

ChipNASA

“D Out”…
(Rock out?!?!)
Giggles like a 10-year-old.

😀 😀 😀

/sorry, I can’t help it.

SFC D

Well shit. I really didn’t think that one all the way through.

marinedad61

Do we have any verification that Maggie DeSanti is actually a Post Member of either the local VFW, American Legion, or AMVETS? If she is (only) a bar/canteen social member, that’s a bit different, NOT the same as an eligible Post Member, although some may confuse the two. If she is a Post Member of ANY of these organizations, yes, someone has more explaining to do, for allowing a fraudulent membership of an ineligible Post… Read more »

marinedad61

Note – It pisses me off that she collected a hand made quilt at an awards ceremony from the local VFW Auxiliary.
Quilts require time, $$, and labor.
Stolen Valor Quilt.
That’s low.

SFC D

Member or not, they’ve all been lining up to kiss her wrinkly old ass for decades.

Friend

Ninja,
Found it and thank you

Green Thumb

She is about to go full Phildo!!!!

HMCS(FMF) ret

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD… NOT “FULL PHILDO”!

Hack Stone

What the world needs now is a phony willing to go the Phildo route as to (see what Hack did there?) defending their stolen valor. Does Maggie DeSanti have some flunky with low self esteem that she can manipulate into defending her claims? It’s been a while since we have had a good threat on the blog.

ChipNASA

*Checks all 400 comments……*

Control + F “Saggy Maggie” = “not found”

“Gus, I am disappointed.”

😀 😀 😀

ChipNASA

“GUYS!!!” DAMNIT!!!!

ninja

You ROCK, ChipNASA.

*Smile*

5th/77th FA

Chipster we were trying to save at least one good insult for you to have. Gots to let our Chaired Force Aerial Artillery Platforms a chance to bring some fires down.

Speaking of which, why haven’t we had a motion to deploy the Hemisphere of Insults on Ol’ Saggy Maggot Maggie?

Am I the FIRST to make a motion? Can we get a SECOND and an AYE?

The Stranger

Segundo!

ChipNASA

Well now, we’ll have to let EX-PH2 and others make the call on this one. As I’ve said a few times before, I almost pulled the trigger on it on some of the other chromosomal persuasion, however, it was pointed out that it may constitute somewhat of a misogynistic atmosphere, were I to do so, so we have refrained doing that so far. Not that I feel that Old Mag Bags here isn’t worthy, but,… Read more »

5th/77th FA

Far be it for me to discuss admin policy on a possible violation of the proposed 27th Amendment to the Constitution of these United States. I had forgotten that technically, legally, girlfolks were not equal to menfolks in the eyes of the law. That being stated as the obvious, then I can understand how girlfolks can’t be equally insulted like menfolk. Does this mean we must come up with a separate but equal HoI? Would… Read more »

Hack Stone

Things could get real confusing when dealing with transgendered valor thieves. What was the name of that morbidly obese Tranny claiming to be a Navy SEAL? Would that individual be worthy of the male or female version of HoI? What about the Pirate Lesbian? When the dust settles on these questions, Chip is going to need a bigger Hall.

ChipNASA

If it has a penis, it'[s fair game.
Period.
/you see what I did there?!?!?!? 😀 😀 😀

Ex-PH2

I would 2nd the T of T, simply because my view of Scaggie Maggie is that s/he/it may be getting some unpleasant attention in the future. Ergo, the H of I would be a waste of talent if/when used on that corner of this Cesspit Occupant. In addition, if she is taken to task legally for committing fraud per the 2013 SV Act, a clean page is more appropriate than a fully-papered H of I.… Read more »

ninja

To Ole Margaret and Her Enablers:

I invite you to watch this Video of a REAL Vietnam Veteran.

Go Pound Sand, Margaret.

PTBH

************* ALERT ************* For those of you that have inquired, Mr. Jerry Dale Walker’s official military records have been ordered and were received several days ago. The appropriate people have them in their possession. To date, we have not found anything inconsistant with his military claims and what is supported in his official military records. As such, there is no need to post at this time. This is an issue separate and distinct from his… Read more »

5th/77th FA

I call BS on “…first time this has been brought to our attention.” Nope, I sent an e mail to the station when this FIRST broke on TAH. Sent one to the reporter too. Copy/pasted the VG/TAH linky in both and Baby Sister put a post on their fakebook page. That post was removed shortly after it was FIRST posted. Imma gonna try to go thru my sent stuff & see if I can find… Read more »

26Limabeans

I have been peppering the comments for that article with thumbs up for the comments claiming stolen valor. Some of the early comments claiming SV were deleted. Give it thumbs up..close the browser and clear the cache…go back to the article and give a thumbs up…rinse and repeat. The author knows damn well about her and knew it early on. The article is no more than click bait and when the brain dead commenters realize… Read more »

Carolyn Bowman

5th/77th FA- I phoned Fox10 Phoenix newsroom (602)262-5109 19 Oct 1421 and also contacted them thru their Facebook page.
I phoned the main office for Fox News (888)369-4762. They were also contacted them thru their Facebook page on 19 Oct 1455. On 24 Oct I sent a Facebook message to ABC15 Arizona.

ninja

Ole Margaret is back in Arizona. In fact, they all returned a week ago, 17 October 2019. If you go to this site, you can see her in a couple of pictures. She is also in the last video on the bottom of the picture site: https://honorflightarizona.smugmug.com/Fall-2019/October-15-17-2019/ And somehow, the local Arizona news stations have stayed quiet. She has been back a week. This thread was started on Monday. That means she got a free… Read more »

5th/77th FA

Noticed that there were no pictures of her in the rain. Guess she remembered what happens to her kind when they get splashed with water! 😆 😉 😆

ninja

😆😅🤣😂😆😅🤣😂😆😅🤣😂😆😅🤣😂😆😅🤣😂😆😅🤣😂😆😅🤣😂❗❗❗❗❗

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!

That Was GREAT!!!!!!

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Green Thumb

Do you like Pina Coladas…

While getting caught in the rain…

Hack Stone

Hack was thinking more along McArthur Park, someone left Maggie out in the rain.

The Stranger

I think Homer Simpson’s version of McArthur Park is the best one to date…prove me wrong!

Sandman

I firmly believe that when the shit hits the fan she will claim the mis-matched awards, and decorations will be from old age, and a bad memory. Everything else will be classified.

OWB

Oh, it’s classified, all right. Classified: Repugnant.

marinedad61

Will there be any more defenders, suggesting an old lady deserves a break? Hey…. Male or female, young or old, phonies are phonies, and there was a seriously intentional effort by Maggie DeSanti to buy/acquire ribbons, medals, rank, wings, and more, and get it all fixed up to look (half assed) legit, and then parade herself publicly, again, and again, and again. A feisty old turd went one bridge too far with the airport TSA… Read more »

Friend

I don’t give a ratsass how old or gender..she needs to be prosecuted. If she can do a pushup, spew the bullshit she can do time..Bitch

A Proud Infidel®™

I wonder if Maggie DeSanti isn’t planning on going to Elko NV for a bowl of Chili?

Hondo

Perhaps a hearty handshake and a warm bowl of soup instead (hat tip: Green Thumb). And IMO that’s more than she deserves.

Mustang Major

They could challenge each other to pushups.

rgr769

She can gaggle up with Baloney Bob and Brownstain Brown. They can form the Western Region Chapter of the DRG. We have had so many fakers over the past ten years that they could form their own fake veterans org. All the phonies in VFW the AL could join.

Daisy Cutter

Rumor has it they will be doing a Phony Honor Flight. * You must show up with the minimum amount of bling, properly fixated on a genuine leather vest. Cow leather, to be exact. No faux leather permitted. * There must be a discrepency in the medals. EXAMPLE: GWOT Expeditionary medal and a Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal for 1928-1930. * You must have a forged DD-214 or critical areas blurred out. A viable, undoctored DD-214… Read more »

26Limabeans

She could hook up with Alaska Bob there and
plan a new grift over a bowl of warm chili.
No one would be aware.

Comm Center Rat

I’m not a nurse like Maggie, but to this layman she appears to be suffering from fecal impaction of the colon. I imagine a warm bowl of Elko chili would provide a wonderfully refreshing cleanse for Mags.

ninja

Well, ninja thinks that Ole Margaret may not be telling the truth about something else. Her Age. Research indicates that Ole Margaret was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1937, NOT 1935. Her birth name was Margaret Macalino. M-A-C-A-L-I-N-O. Her father was born in Manilla, Philippines. 1940 Census (Brooklyn, New York) of her and her Family listed the Family as “Filipino”. Ole Margaret told a story that she had Three Brothers who served in the… Read more »

rgr769

Kudos, ninja. You are one helluva researcher on them inter webs which wuz invented by the Algore.

ninja

Thank You, rg769!

RLTW!

😉😊

Carolyn Bowman

Ninja – If she lied about her age to marry, is that a valid marriage?

Chase

According to Don Shipley’s new video, a story is set to air on Monday on Inside Edition about Maggie and her valor thieving ways. He did the math for them about her age, how she could not have been called up in 2001, the Silver Star, the whole shebang.

https://videos.extremesealexperience.com/movie_Phony-Army-Nurse-Of-The-Week

Also, Ohio Army Recruiting is deleting negative comments on Facebook. You may want to go show them some love.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2103792486595484&id=1732258287082241

marinedad61

You know when a Military Phony is in triple shit…
When TAH and MP get a good Stolen Valor story,
so good that Don Shipley chimes in on the Phony,
and it’s not even about a Navy SEAL.

Kudos to MP & TAH. Maggie’s goin’ national.

INSIDE EDITION on MONDAY NIGHT.
Get the pizza and popcorn. 🙂

marinedad61

(Nationwide) Local Listings. Arizona included. 🙂

https://www.insideedition.com/showfinder

ninja

Thank You, marinedad61 and Chase! Hope this updated news as well as the upcoming Inside Edition spreads across FAST over the Internet and Facebook. Have not had the chance to see Don’s Video. Ole Margaret’s gonna have alot of explaining to do considering she not only served, but also never held a Bonafide Nursing License. Wonder what her Enablers think now? The other thing, am now wondering that since there is a possibilty that she… Read more »

A Proud Infidel®™

Maggie DeSanti IS NOT doing Honor Flight or wny other legitimate Veteran Organization any favors, but I also bet that she doesn’t have ANY remorse at all for what she’s done and Maggie DeSanti will play the victim once she gets her feet held to the fire for what she’s done. She’s elderly and St. Peter doesn’t put up with any games at the Pearly Gates!

Carolyn Bowman

Chase – On 22 Oct I spoke with a female Major at Hq USAREC about the video posted on Facebook, ‘Army Recruiting Ohio’. Yesterday I had a conversation with Gayle Moore at DOD Public Affairs. The video has been removed!

ninja

Carolyn, You had better luck than I did. This Video was posted by the Columbus, Ohio Recruiting Battalion 4 Years ago. The Elderly guy in the Video, Lowell Guy Freeman, conned them. He also conned the Cripple Creek Event at Canon City, Colorado 6 years ago by telling them he was a DSC Recipient and one of the original US Army RANGERS. For almost 50 years, Freeman told folks the story that he was nominated… Read more »

Carolyn Bowman

Just now, ny clumbsy finger accidently hit the “Report” button by error, rather than the “Reply”icon.

Carolyn Bowman

Ninja – I apologize to you for hitting the “Report” button. If you were to contact DOD Public Affairs (703)571-3343, that video could soon be removed.

Chase

Way to go, Carolyn!!!!!! It was not so much the video that bothered me as it was them deleting negative comments. Of all the organizations to do that!!! A most excellent job on your part! Thank you!!!

ninja

This is a RECENT comment from one of Ole Margaret’s Enablers on Honor Flight Arizona Facebook page: “Not sure where the claim of Maggie having nieces that died in 9-11. It has always been her daughter. Never has she said in the past 10 yrs she had nieces that died in 9-11. When I brought it up to her 2 days ago she said “what are you talking about? My daughter died, I don’t have… Read more »

ninja

CORRECTION TO MY POST ABOVE:

Instead of “TWO DID NOT DIE IN KOREA. ONE DID NOT DIE IN VIETNAM” the sentence should read “HER BROTHERS DID NOT DIE IN WWII OR KOREA”.

Terry Sheehan

Here is the irony. The hints are dropping that she is not in good health, implying don’t pick on her or her memory is failing.

Yet, the push for the story is how sprite she is to do push-ups.

Only in America!

ninja

Terry:

You noticed that as well?

😉😆😅🤣😂

A Proud Infidel®™

Ahh, NOW SHE’S the victim of us, a ruthless lynch mob just bent o tearing her up for pleasure because Maggie DeSanti is some loving frail Little Old Lady now that some scrutiny has been applied to Maggie DeSanti and her con games. How many paid expenses did Maggie DeSanti incur during her PAID Honor Flight? I’m sure it was a hefty expense! It’s very obvious that Maggie DeSanti is a remorseless con gamer and… Read more »

ninja

API wrote:

“I wonder if she’ll ever be held accountable in this life?”

Not if Folks keep defending and enabling her!

One person made a comment that they saw “both DD214s”.

Both? Two DD214s?

Possibly one when she “retired” as a “Capt”? The other when she “retired” as a “LTC”?

*sarc on*

So does this mean Ole Margaret forged some Internet DD214s? Just as she Internet produced the picture of the WACs in training?

ninja

Please see Post Above. One of Ole Margaret’s Enablers said the following: “Not sure where the claim of Maggie having nieces that died in 9-11. It has always been her daughter. Never has she said in the past 10 yrs she had nieces that died in 9-11. When I brought it up to her 2 days ago she said “what are you talking about? My daughter died, I don’t have 2 nieces.” So, am guessing… Read more »

ninja

Ole Margaret said to her Enabler that she does not have 2 Nieces: “Never has she said in the past 10 yrs she had nieces that died in 9-11. When I brought it up to her 2 days ago she said “what are you talking about? My daughter died, I don’t have 2 nieces.” Really? Well, on Ole Margaret’s Facebook, one individual commented “Looking good Aunt Maggie” on Ole Margaret’s picture she posted of herself… Read more »

ninja

Ole Margaret seems to fit this to a T. She needs Mental Help NOW: “Pathological lying is a behavior of habitual or compulsive lying.” “Defining characteristics of pathological lying include The stories told tend toward presenting the liar favorably. The liar “decorates their own person” by telling stories that present them as the hero or the victim. For example, the person might be presented as being fantastically brave, as knowing or being related to many… Read more »

ninja

This is a VERY Interesting 2016 Story from the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD about a Betty Kruger from Maryland: “Army Nurse, Baltimore Native Survived Vietnam and Iranian Revolution” http://apgnews.com/special-focus/army-nurse-baltimore-native-survived-vietnam-iranian-revolution/ “A Maryland native who was a nurse anesthetist in Vietnam said she never felt more alive than while serving the nation.” “Retired Lt. Col. Betty Kruger served through a tumultuous period in American history; in the 1960s, women were still adjusting to their role in the… Read more »

ninja

Just verified that Betty Kruger and Elizabeth A. Kruger ARE the One and Same Person.

She also DID serve in Iran in 1979 as she stated.

rgr769

I read the linked story. Betty’s narrative about her service in the Viet of the Nam has the ring of truth. I note she said nurses did occasionally ride in a helicopter, but only on one transporting a severely wounded soldier from her hospital to the 95th Evac at Da Nang. I was in the 95th once and it was like being in a stateside hospital (one of my LRRP guys was there being treated… Read more »

ninja

rgr769: Notice the diffence between Betty’s story and Ole Margaret’s story? Betty was able to identify which Military Units/Hospitals she was assigned to. She shared about her experience as an Army Nurse, how she obtained her degree, her life during her one year tour in Vietnam (Ole Margaret said she served two years in Vietnam) and she never mentioned once about any Awards. Betty’s Military Service and Nursing License have been officially documented. Ole Margaret… Read more »

rgr769

Yes. Ol’ Maggie has zero to support her Walter Mitty tale of daring do. No military records whatever for a supposed 30 year career as an Army Nurse, no record of ever having been licensed as a registered nurse anywhere, and a story which defies the reality of what nurses did in Vietnam. Then her BS is topped by the cherry of badges and ribbons she could not possibly have earned, like the jump wings,… Read more »

ninja

rgr769: Why do I suspect that in the end, nothing will happen to Ole Margaret, to include charges filed against her for STOLEN VALOR? She will probably fake Dementia and get away with her Fakery. And folks will believe that and continue to coddle her until she returns with another TALL TALE. Watch. I guarantee it will happen and evidently, Ole Margaret will go to her Grave never admitting she lied and will play the… Read more »

Poetrooper

“Why do I suspect that in the end, nothing will happen to Ole Margaret, to include charges filed against her for STOLEN VALOR?”

Um, maybe because she’s the Hillary Clinton of Stolen Valor?

I promise you, ninja, if you can find proof anywhere that Maggie’s a Republican, the mainstream media will hound her to her grave.

The Stranger

Hmmmm…..
*Looks up phone number for MSNBC*

A Proud Infidel®™️

Maggie DeSanti is TRULY the Hillary Clinton of Stolen Valor!

ninja

Poe, Stranger and API:

You’re cracking me up!

😆😅🤣😂😆😅🤣😂😆😅🤣😂❗❗❗❗

Poe: Thank You again for the GREAT Artcle on Ole Margaret. Kudos!

A Proud Infidel®™️

I bet that next we’ll hear Brian Williams vouch that Maggie DeSanti dodged Sniper Fire alongside him and Hillary Clinton in Bosnia!

Terry Sheehan

When the story of Maggie DeSanti airs on Inside Edition, it will be likely that other news outlets will also pick up on it. Not because they are brave to do cutting-edge hard news, but because it is now safe to pile on and not be perceived as the first to be attacking an elderly woman. Make no mistake about this – our very own “Ninja” deserves the lion’s share of the credit for driving… Read more »

Ex-PH2

WE know who picked it up first. That’s all that’s necessary.

marinedad61

Exactly. 3 Facebook VFW groups (total 16,000 group members) are now posted to tune in to INSIDE EDITION on Monday night. Anyone here may copy/paste some or all of this text anywhere. UPDATE on the 84-year-old TSA Push-Ups “LTC Nurse.” — Please be careful with who your VFW Post chooses to honor, or bestow charity upon. — This woman was given a hand-made quilt by a VFW Auxiliary. — She also signed up for an… Read more »

SFC D

Good morning, Maggie! I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday, and I hope you’re spending the day in your chosen house of worship. You can give your soul to Jesus, but your lying old ass belongs to TAH!

C2Show

Lol near spit my beer. That was pretty good.

Friend

Hi Maggie Dasanti,
Hope your weekend was great because MONDAY will be a bitch…lying VALOR THIEF.

AverageNCO

Throwing in my two cents based on some recent comments. 1. For anyone who thinks Don Shipley is jumping on late for attention, Inside Edition reached out to him, and in the video I saw he gave initial credit to Doug Sterner and Jonn Lilyea for their work in 2014 to expose De Santi. 2. One of her defenders was willing to have a civil Facebook conversation with me. To summarize her explanation for her… Read more »

rgr769

I love Maggie’s story about some general telling her he was putting her in for a Silver Star and she should start wearing it on her fake uniform. What rubbish coming from someone who never served a single day in the military. All her stories about herself and her family members are complete bunk, as proven by ninja’s research of public records the two FOIA responses on her.

C2Show

No way anyone can be mad. Thankful he brought it out of the darkness. Someone had to do it, no better person.

trackback

[…] Then, the recent 2019 follow-up with Margaret here: https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=92064 […]

Combat Historian

“…In 2014 Maggie encountered a general officer with the last name Anger. Unknown if Anger was retired or active duty. According to De Santi, Gen. Anger told her he was submitting her for a Silver Star and advised she could start wearing it immediately…”

BWAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! This is civilian poser Hollyweird Fantasy at its finest…

The Stranger

General Anger? See, here’s the thing…there aren’t THAT many flag officers out there and that’s a pretty memorable name. Let’s put aside that Silver Stars aren’t awarded in this manner. To quote Plugs Biden, “Come on, man!”