Ty Hampe – Phony Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) w/ Star

| November 12, 2019

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Ty Kevin Hampe.  Hampe lives in Greencastle, Indiana and is 56 years old as of November 2019.

Hampe makes many claims, including: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Desert Storm Veteran, awarded the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) w/ star to denote second award, a Bronze Star and served for 20 years. He also appears to have attended two universities at once.

Most of the claims of medals were due to a few photos that he posted on Facebook of himself in uniform.

And then a post of the uniform itself…

The medals are itemized below after the FOIA results.

He also claims to be a combat veteran.

And a veteran of Desert Storm…

Then, there are claims by implication. Although he doesn’t state the claim, he will post something to his Facebook account and accept thanks without correcting anybody should they make an assumption that wasn’t true. He did this with Airborne, the 82nd, the Purple Heart medal and the Battle of Mogadishu.

People became skeptical so his military records were ordered by a FOIA request.

Additionally, Hampe’s LinkedIn page claimed that he was in the National Guard from 2001-2011 and the NPRC did not return results for that period. The DoD Manpower Data Center was systematically searched from 1994 to PRESENT and there was no indication of active duty. NPRC would have picked up any National Guard service, regardless of active duty.


Military records for Ty Hampe show that he served in the U.S. Army from January 26, 1982 to April 30, 1993, so less than the 12 years that his service stripes claim and less than the 20 years he claims on LinkedIn.

According to records that were obtained from the NPRC and DoD Manpower Data Center, Hampe was discharged from the U.S. Army on April 30, 1993 and the Battle of Mogadishu was from 3-4 October 1993.

The rank listed on the NPRC Summary Sheet is Specialist (E-4) vs. Staff Sergeant (E-6) which he also claims on LinkedIn and the Sergeant (E-5) which is the rank displayed on his uniform photo.


There are a lot of discrepancies in the medals listed in his records and the medals displayed on the uniform photo. We did another comparison graphic to help in the comparison.

He does have a Parachutist’s Badge and an Air Assault Badge.

There is no Purple Heart, no Bronze Star Medal, no Master Parachutist’s Badge, no Master Rigger school, or no jungle school listed in Ty Hampe’s official military records. It does strike us as odd that he does not have a National Defense Service medal listed in his records.

Of concern and of violation of the Stolen Valor Act is the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), especially with the star designating a second award. This was not found in Hampe’s official military records.


If the claims by Ty Hampe were used to leverage work, military or civilian promotions, or anything else of value, he may be in violation of Stolen Valor laws. State laws may also apply.

There is so much more over at Military Phony so go have a look if you want more background.


Thanks to one of our research ninjas, we’ve identified the two unknown medals as Indiana State Guard.  We will file for his Indiana State Guard records and refile at NPRC for a second active duty beyond what they provided us.  It is possible that he could have achieved the rank of SSG, and possible he could have been in Somalia, possible he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, but we don’t think it is possible that he was awarded two CIBs, so the post will stay up.  Many of the schools he is claiming along with dates are not supported in the military records that we have on him.

We went with his claim of being in the National Guard vs. State Guard on his LinkedIn page so it sent us in another direction since the NPRC would have had National Guard records.

Category: Army, GWOT, Kuwait, National Guard, Purple Heart

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  1. USAF RET says:


  2. C2Show says:

    Lol dudes fb page is wide open…guess hecdidnt get the meno.

  3. Comm Center Rat says:

    This POSer is a disgrace to the US Army Signal Corps.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Yep, made mention of this over to the MP Site. Imma just gonna sit back and wait while you, SFC D, 26Limabeans, and others that can be talked about, but not talk without, show up, gang up, and pile onto the lying, embellishing POSer Ty Kevin Hampe. Faker has also brought dishonor to the E-4 Mafia and to persons named Ty and Kevin of which I have 3 very close friends with those names. Ty Kevin Hampe will soon see his Google Fame take off and he can add that to his list of accomplishments. He is not even a very good POSer what with no dew rag, no motor sickle, no claims of the PTS of D, no Service Dog.

      Shame he’s pulling his sh^tbaggery in Indy, the Hqs of the American Legion. He would probably fit in and feel more at home in Elko NV. Not worthy of the deployment of the HoI, so we’ll just call for the Toilet Bowl of Taunts. Second? Aye?

      • 26Limabeans says:

        RTTY operator reups for single channel?
        Airborne no less.
        Looks like he wanted more than a box of RY’s
        outta life but never found himself in the shit
        for real so just “worked it” beyond belief.

        I coin thee “Ty-wrap” if someone hasn’t already.

      • SFC D says:

        Well shit. Who knew rat riggers could get a CIB or two? Turd burglar needs a vigorously cranked 312 wired to his tiny balls! Fuckstick is a disgrace to my beloved Signal Corps and the E4 mafia that runs it! Death by Bonga!

        • Skippy says:

          Hey two of my MOS’s
          Have already been on here
          It’s about damn time signal
          To get some fame

    • sj says:

      Is he the first Signal poser? Happy to see my branch is getting viz. O5C listening to a teletype clack is almost like getting shot at and getting a CIB.

      • Combat Historian says:

        I think a couple of chicks who were featured here who never served or got booted out of Basic have pretended to be Signal Corps/Combat Camera, as well as some commo gyrenes who pretended to be Force Recon and stuff, but this may be the first Army Signal Corps guy to go full embellisher here in quite awhile…

      • Claw says:

        SlUrPeR41 was an 05C.

        • Claw says:

          Oops, My Bad!!

          SlUrPeR41 was an 05Bravo, not an 05Charlie.

          That’s what happens when you try to work your mind while in a caffeine deprived state.

          • rgr769 says:

            Coffee-up, Claw. We need your technical expertise on all Army stuff/trivia that has numbers and letters attached to it. And for the non-Army types, an 05B was a radio (PRC-25) humper (not that there is anything wrong with that). I had two of them following me around as soon as we got off the Hueys in sunny Viet of the Nam.

            Now a radio teletype operator, as was this POSing douche canoe of the day, was even more removed from the battle space than an 05B or 05C.

            • Claw says:

              Coffee-Up has been completed and with your approval, the following is submitted:

              FSN 5815-543-1760 AN/GRC-46 (RATT Rig)
              FSN 5820-857-0759 AN/PRC-25 (Man-Pack Radio)


              • Mustang Major says:

                AN/PRC-25 was before my time. I was of the AN/PRC-77 generation.

                • rgr769 says:

                  When in ROTC, we had PRC-10’s that had a battery so big it practically looked like it belonged in a Prius. (That is an exaggeration, so I won’t be corrected by the real old-timers)

  4. Grunt says:


  5. AW1Ed says:

    CIB Second Award? One wonders where the first one came from.

    No NDSM listed on the FIOA, is the Army Lapel Button a consolation prize?


    • Comm Center Rat says:

      Perhaps the NPRC clerk decided Hampe was undeserving of the highly coveted and rarely awarded NDSM. The POSer’s membership in our brotherhood has been revoked!

    • Hondo says:

      The FOIA reply from NPRC will only list what’s in his records. If his unit never added the NDSM to his records, it will almost cetainly be absent from the FOIA reply. I’d guess that’s what happened.

      This guy almost certainly rates 3 2 awards that aren’t on his FOIA reply: the NDSM and both either the Saudi and or Kuwaiti KLM. Since he apparently deployed to Desert Shield/Storm from Germany, he was almost certainly in-theater for the shooting. That’s required for the SA KLM.

      He still appears to be a LSoS, though.

    • Combat Historian says:

      Served in 3d Bde, 82d Abn Div in Viet of the Nam while he was a runaway toddler? (Sarc)

      • sj says:

        I missed that. I was there (3/82) in ’68 as the BDE SigO so he would have been one of mine!

        • Combat Historian says:

          But since he claimed his initial CIB in Viet of the Nam, the runaway toddler must have been 11 Bravo, so the little tyke would have been in a line platoon and not in your bde signal shop… 😉

          • sj says:

            Ah. Had me worried there since he would have been noticeable crawling around and needing a booster chair to operate the AN/GRC-46.

            • Wilted Willy says:

              Oh SJ, you really brought back some fond memories when you mentioned the beloved Angry 46!
              Long live the Signal Corps.

            • rgr769 says:

              Ah, but the AN/GRC-109, now that is really some serious commo gear. It came in three black boxes and with a hand crank generator and a folding metal seat. You needed a SF commo sgt to communicate effectively, cuz us SF ossifers remembered just enough to fuck up the gear so we couldn’t make our blind transmission broadcast (via burst sent coded morse message formats) to the SFOB in England from the woods in Southern Germany. Claw, what was the MOS for the SF commo sgt?

              • Hondo says:

                That would depend on precisely when you’re talking about.

                Post-1984, that would be MOS 18E. Prior to the 1984 creation of the SF career field, SF personnel retained their prior MOS designation(s), with the AQI “S” indicating SF qualification.

          • SFC D says:

            Fuckstick is the same age as me. LinkedIn says he graduated HS in 81. Saigon fell in 75. We would have been 12-13. I’m no math wizard, but…

          • timactual says:

            Ahem! 11 Charlie is also a perfectly respectable infantry MOS.

            • SFC D says:

              31C ain’t!

            • Combat Historian says:

              No argument from me. I was an 11 Charlie four-deuce mortar maggot way back in the Paleolithic era when we transported the heavy sucker in a gama goat. The thing is, no poser/embellisher would claim 11C mortar maggot; they’re all 11B super ranger snipers, which is just as well…

              • ninja says:

                Gama Goat…..

                “Morning, First Sgt!”


                • rgr769 says:

                  I hear the Gama Goat was not a popular vehicle with the troops that had them, such as the 82nd Airborne.

                  • Combat Historian says:

                    Not a goat driver or maintainer, just a frequent rider. From what I gathered from riding the thing, speaking with goat drivers and from reading about the vehicle, the goat was slow, noisy, and a maintenance nightmare, especially its transmissions. Claw has a bunch of nightmare stories about the goat; I’m sure he will be happy to share… 🙂

  6. My, My, My says:

    What, no mustard stain? I think this is a posing fail, and violates rule number one: Go ugly early.

    Or is that from a different set of rules 🙂

  7. MI Ranger says:

    So how many different services did he serve with? I count Active Duty Army, Army Reserve, Reserve Marines, National Guard, and possibly some foreign units, that have those interesting fruity colored ribbons! With all his other embellishments he really screwed up with not awarding himself the combat parachutist star (aka mustard stain), and at least the Sapper Tab or the President’s 100 (anyone can find the Ranger and Special Forces tabs these take a real pro to wear). When are they going to add the golden rope for the Combat Air Assault award?

    • Hondo says:

      Both the ARNG and USAR award the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (AFRM) and the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (ARCAM).

      The AFRM is awarded in multiple different variants, with the difference being in the actual medal itself; the medal portion of the USAR and ARNG versions are different (as are those for the USAF, Navy, USMC, and USCG Reserve Components). However, the ribbons and devices for all versions of the AFRM are identical.

      • swormy says:

        True. The AFRM is awarded for a ten year continous period in the Reserve Component.

        • Mason says:

          Or a mobilization.

          Hourglasses signify years of service in ten year increments. The “M” device is for a mobilization. Numerals are used to count if you’ve been activated more than once.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Shitbag couldn’t even use a commercial ribbon rack builder to make sure he got his crap in the right order…

  9. bim says:

    Did he really type “Happy Memorial Day” on that Purple Heart post? SMDH.

  10. Ret_25X says:

    I guess being a Signaleer was not good enough for him.

    My guess…

    As his discharge was in 93, he got retention controlled out for still being a SPC.

    31C was notorious for slow promotion, so being a SPC at 10 years was not uncommon, but when the retention control point (RCP) was changed from 12 to 8 years in 92 it caught a lot of those “career E4s” in what was basically a “go away” situation. Of note, even if he was promotable, he would have had retention denied.

    • SFC D says:

      I went to 31Q AIT in ‘87, we were told the 31C MOS was going away within a year. Never happened.

      • Ret_25X says:

        I was told 31 C was going away in 2010 at the Signal Symposium.

        Did not believe it then, don’t believe it now.

        If we get rid of 31C and 31L where will Signal Sergeants Major come from? God forbid we promote Papas or Sierras…


    • ArmyATC says:

      I took a closer look at his 2-1. It shows initial AD from 820126-840612. Less than 2 1/2 years. He reenlisted about five years later on 890406. The 2-1 doesn’t show a discharge date. Assuming the discharge date of 930430 on the FOIA is correct, he would have had 4 years 24 days. I think he simply left at the end of his contract or was possibly denied reenlistment due to the postwar drawdown. Regardless, it’s far less than the twenty years the asshat is claiming.

      It’s possible he served in the Indiana National Guard at some point. His uniform shows the DUI of the 38th ID and the two unknown ribbons are Indiana National Guard and Indiana Guard Reserve awards. But he definitely wouldn’t have been infantry. ING infantry is in the 76th IBCT with their own SSI and DUI. Those who wear the 38th DUI are support troops.

      This clown lives about ten miles north of me. I may just run into him soon.

  11. MI Ranger says:

    His time in seems to be broken up early on for schools, which normally implies reserve or National Guard time. He got stuck in Germany with the 85th USAFAD (Pershing Missiles) during Desert Shield/Storm and arrived at Fort Campbell after the Division came back (probably caught a lot of crap for having a bare right sleeve). He ETSed as a Specialist so probably not his first award (2nd, 3rd at least). Strange that he was not awarded the NDSM, but that may have been an oversight. What is most odd is the lack of achievement awards. At least the 101st thought enough of him to send him to Air Assault.

    • Hondo says:

      Per his records, he was awarded the SWASM and KLM (see the FOIA reply above). That implies he served in-theater during Desert Storm – and thus wouldn’t have had a bare right sleeve when he arrived at Campbell in 1991.

      • NECCSeabeCPO says:

        KLM (Kuwait) is Aug 2, 1990-Aug 31, 1993 and South West Asia Aug 1990- sometime 1995. So not exactly during Storm. Kuwait liberation Saudi Arabia is from Jan 17, 1991-Feb 28, 1991 so during the actual war.

        • Hondo says:

          The comment above was directed at the “bare sleeve” remark – e.g., presence/absence of a “combat patch”.

          Howevere, and FWIW: given his date of discharge a KLM in his record does indeed indicate he was there during the shooting – because it would perforce be the Saudi KLM.

          The Kuwaiti KLM wasn’t formally offered by the government of Kuwait to US personnel until July 1994; it wasn’t accepted and authorized for wear by DoD until March 1995. Since this guy was discharged in Apr 1993, the Kuwaiti KLM won’t be in his records on file at NPRC – he was discharged nearly 2 years prior to it being authorized.


          That in turn means the only possible KLM in his records would be the Saudi KLM. The Saudi KLM was accepted by DoD and authorized for wear in Jan 1992 – over a year before he was dicharged.


      • MI Ranger says:

        Roger, my sleuthing skills are not yet Jedi material. His unit did not deploy, so was wondering how he got to KSA for the long wait in the sand box.

        • ninja says:

          MI Ranger:

          He was deployed as part of VII Corps. In his Facebook pictures, he wears the VII Corps patch as his Combat Patch.

          Looks as if he was with the G3 Shop, HHC, VII Corps for DS.

          VII Corps deployed over 14,000 Soldiers for DS.

          • Hondo says:

            If he was a SATCOM guy, he quite probably got tapped to support the deployment in that capacity. I’m pretty sure SATCOM capability was in high demand during that operation.

            • ninja says:


              According to his BSM Citation, Hampe was serving in the G3 Shop, HHC, VII Corps as a Tactical Satellite Communications Operator. Please go to this site and scroll down until you see a picture of a Satellite. The heading accompanying the picture states “A portable Satellite Dish dominates the VII Corps Command and Control Ramp Area in the Saudi Desert, 11 February 1991. A number of technological innovations in communications and navigation, namely GPS, were first used in Desert Storm”.


              “The final shift to attack positions occurred from 14 to 17 February. This move served as a valuable rehearsal, as units moved in the formations in which they would attack. Lieutenant General Franks also took the opportunity to rehearse his C2. Moving in the three M113A3 personnel carriers that constituted his command group, Franks found that FM radio communications were spotty at best. He therefore decided that he would travel about the battlefield in his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter accompanied by a portable Tactical Satellite (TACSAT) radio. In between helicopter trips, he would base himself at whatever forward corps tactical command post (TAC) was stationary and operating. He had two such mobile command posts, one of which would be moving forward while the other was stationary: the TAC run by his G-3 Operations Officer, Colonel Stanley F. Cherrie, and Jump TAC, under an assistant G-3, Lieutenant Colonel David McKiernan. The main CP with the corps Chief of Staff, Brigadier General John R. Landry, remained in Saudi Arabia, just south of the border, for the duration of the war.”

              • SFC D says:

                The system in that pic appears to be an AN/TSC-93B, attached to a QRSA “Quick Reaction Satellite Antenna”, and trust me, it ain’t quick. I’d guess that rig belonged to the USAF, given the fact that the shelter isn’t truck mounted. TACSAT of this type was not in the 31C realm, at that time it was 31Q/31M equipment (MOS’s were merging, 31S had not yet been created.)
                It’s a “portable” system, but it wasn’t flying with Freddie.

    • Anonymous says:

      He screwed-up while overseas (after his GCM) and got only a Pat on Back (POB) not an ETS award. How the heck did he rate SWASM and KLKM, but not a NDSM?

  12. Keepin' It Real says:

    So, if he wasn’t in “The Mog” what “bad place” was he in?

    The Diamond Cabaret strip club?

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Big Tony’s Hotdog Shack: The state’s premier all-male review.

    • The Stranger says:

      Mona’s on Fort Campbell Boulevard! I went there a couple of times when my brother was stationed at Campbell. Those bar girls were persistent trying to get you to buy them “lady drink” ($10 Shirley Temple)!

      • Ret_25X says:


        Oh the memories…

        I still have Pink Lady and Mona’s flashbacks…


      • Anonymous says:

        Like the ones at The Batman outside Osan AB.

      • Twist says:

        Holy cow, I haven’t thought about Mona’s in at least a decade.

      • rgr1480 says:

        Was “Hard Hearted Hanna’s” pawn shop still in business across (IIRC) from the main gate?


        • The Stranger says:

          Well, Ranger…I was last out that way back around ‘98 or so. I’m pretty sure there was a pawn shop across from the main gate, but that’s true in just about every military town I’ve been to!🤣. The main thing I remember was the used car lot with the giant pink elephant outside. My brother’s goal (never accomplished) was to steal the elephant (it was on a trailer), get it on post and park it on the CG’s front lawn.

  13. Terry Sheehan says:

    Is he porking that deer head?

  14. Roh-Dog says:

    I am the Infantry…I carry America’s faith and honor…Never will I fail my country’s trust.
    I yield not to weakness,… to cowardice…
    For I am mentally tough,…and morally straight.
    I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty.

    That Infantryman’s Creed tho…

  15. Sandman says:

    And just like that, I’m blocked! I’m heartbroken that he would do that to me. I just tried to share his fame, all over his Book of Faces, and reviews, and pictures, and post, and likes.

  16. Mustang Major says:

    more red meat:


    I hope the owners fire Ty Hampe. Can’t imagine that they would want this clown on their property. Keeping him on staff is the same as endorsing his lies.

  17. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    11 years and E-4…wow motivated and ambitious…what a dangerous combination…

    • sj says:

      One does not leave the Mafia.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      I was AD in the early nineties when they had the Quality Management Program (QMP) where one would be put out after what the Army decided was too much Time In Grade. If you were still an E4 after eight years, ‘buh-bye, thus I think that Ty Kevin Hempe must have been a shamming dud of a Troop that the US Army tossed out and he’s now showing serious symptoms of Tiny Penis Syndrome with his asshatery! I myself lost Buddies overseas thus his bogus PH really bugs me!

      • Comm Center Rat says:

        I’m wondering if Ty actually made E-5 or even E-6 before stepping on his Tiny Penis and being reduced to SPC with the opportunity to excel elsewhere.

      • SteeleyI says:

        I think you are correct. I remember the year that it happened, the Battalion Commander had to personally counsel each and every one of the SSGs that were being QMPd. There was a line around the corner of the HQ.

        Back in those days you had lots of Command SPC and 15+ year Staff Sergeants floating around. Our CSM was taking care of a few who were in Vietnam with him as privates- they worked R&U, ran the battalion bar, permanent staff duty, etc. NO hiding from QMP, though.

  18. Martinjmpr says:

    Looks like another half-assed, incomplete, NPRC response to me. “Expert badge” with no weapon listed (should be expert rifle, expert pisol, expert hand grenade – yes that’s a thing – etc.)

    “Kuwait liberation medal” OK so AFAIK there were two of those. One came from the KSA and one came from the Emirate of Kuwait. I don’t remember if the requirements for each one were different but either way, it should be spelled out whether it was the KSA or the Kuwaiti award.

    And of course the missing NDSM.

    Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.

    This kind of slipshod work on the part of the records keepers only helps the posers continue their shitbaggery. “My records were jacked up, yeah, that’s the ticket!” But poorly composed responses like this lend credence to the excuse.

    If NPRC isn’t going to put at least a modicum of effort into their responses, then I’m not sure their responses are worth anything.

  19. Martinjmpr says:

    Wait, I’ve got it: Remember how Les Moore’s NPRC response showed 2 awards of the NDSM even though he never served a day after 9/11?

    Apparently Hampe’s missing NDSM was awarded to Moore by mistake.

  20. 26Limabeans says:

    So the ARCOM, let alone second award, is phony.
    How do you spend that much time on AD and not
    get at least one ARCOM?
    Yeah I know…stupid question.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Tell your Team Leader you’re not filling out your own DA 638, then hide his crayons and speak-n-spell so he can’t fill it out?

  21. Dustoff says:

    And he is wearing an Air Medal ribbon for??????

    • 26Limabeans says:

      That one time he flew over the rainbow?

    • rgr769 says:

      Back it my day, non-flight crew infantrymen (not door gunners) had to do about 30 or 40 combat flights to earn an Air Medal. So most ground pounders didn’t get one. No one running a Rat-rig could ever earn one. (I am not aware of any ever being fitted to Army aircraft).

  22. GDContractor says:

    Second Facebook page:

    He’s a politician!

    Click on the “about” tab. Ranger battalion, 5th Group, and SOAR!

    Open for comments!

    • Mustang Major says:

      Holly cow!

      Copied from his page (that he must have forgot to closeout):

      United States Army 82nd Airborne Division 1982-84, 9th ID, 2nd 75th ranger BAT 89-90, 5th group SF 90-92, 160th SOAR 92-94, Indiana National Guard 05-11!

      • ninja says:

        Mustang Major:

        I saw that as well and started chuckling.

        Especially when he wrote 9th ID, 2nd RANGER Battalion, 5th Group.

        It’s as if he and Lester Brown and Bob Glaves came from the same Planet.

        What IS in the drinking water at Fort Lewis that folks who were stationed there, either in Basic Training or short assigments later claimed to have been Infantry and wear the Infantry Cord or claim RANGER status or wear unauthorized Qualification Badges or other embellisments?


    • ChipNASA says:

      HA. now that Book of Face page has been deleted. Soon his personal one will POOF too??

  23. Jay says:

    Shame. Guy had a legit career, got his wings AND an Air Assault badge. As a ground guy, I have no idea what the pre-reqs are for that one. But all in all, HONORABLE service with a decent salad to display. But….rancid cherry/shit sundae and all.

  24. GDContractor says:

    By ImPLiCaTiOn???

    “May 8th is the day if you live in Putnamn co Indiana VOTE Ty Hampe a Tea Party, Conservative Reagan Republican! I’m employed at WIBQ FM West Central Indiana’s News Talk Leader. I deal with Budgets every day as an Account Executive. I’m a Disabled Army Vet with 5 Deployments behind me, I’m not a politician but I think that this country is going in the wrong direction and it’s time for new blood from the bottom up, so on May 8th don’t do the same ole same ole vote Ty Hampe Putnam County Council!”


  25. Skippy says:

    Enjoy your fame Fuktard
    You have shown me that
    That some out here are expert
    At using there “fourth point of contact”
    As a thinking cap

  26. GDContractor says:

    “I just watched 13 Hous: The secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Three things That must be said!
    1st to the solders (brothers) who do it every day God Bless.
    2nd to our acting government you should be ashamed!
    3rd after watching this if you cast your vote in November for Hillary Clinton you are the problem.
    This government left them to die and lied about why. Your, our government left Americans behind. CIA, AMBASSADOR AND HIS PEOPLE WERE LEFT TO DIE, Sad day that September 11th/12th. How Hillary Clinton is aloud to run for President is beyond me.
    A little personal history I’m retired Army and have deployed 5x, so I have experienced some of what I just watched.”


  27. Charles says:

    His record of assignments do not include a three week tour at Fort Benning for the Basic Airborne Course.
    So how/when did he get a Parachutist Badge?

  28. Steve Balm says:

    Please see important update posted at the end of the blog.

  29. SteeleyI says:

    Just so happens I was in the 101st at this time, and one of my pals was married to a Huey pilot. Here’s what I can tell you from having been in the 101st and Ft Campbell before and after DS/DS:

    The only plausible timeline is that he was an Infantryman in the 101st for DS/DS, tand was detailed to 6/101, where he was deployed to Somalia as a door gunner, earning an Air Medal. Of course, his records and jacked up uniform don’t support that theory.

    He was in 6/101 Aviation, which at the time of Desert Storm was the 101st Airborne’s General Support Aviation Battalion. It had the UH-1s, the C2 Aircraft, and the Quickfix Flight Platoon (a SIGINT collection aircraft).

    This is why the Air Medal is an intriguing clue. He must have seen all the flight crew, to include door gunners (who most likely were 11Bs) so he assumed it was common. That said, I happen to know for a fact that in DS/DS they raped infantry platoons to provide door gunners for the aviation brigade until they could get plussed up on their wartime MTOEs.

    On top of that, the guys my unit sent to be door gunners did not earn CIBs in that role because they were not in Infantry units at the time of their combat action (and they were pissed when they found out about that rule). Some did come back to us after flying combat missions and subsequently earned a CIB in our unit, but that was a handful of dudes.

    Highly unlikely that he would have earned an Air Medal as a 31C. None of the aircraft in the 101st, especially none of those in 6/101, have a flying radio operator. While it is always possible that he was detailed as a door gunner, it is highly unlikely (see above).

    He may have been around long enough at Campbell to see the Somalia deployment go down. The 101st sent an aviation task force and a lot of MI Soldiers after the battle of Mogadishu. Those A/C all needed door gunners, and many of them came back with Air Medals (no CIBs). He may have been around long enough to see that happen, which explains why he claims Somalia and an Expeditionary medal (and the Air Medal).

    The Command Specialist rank makes sense. The Army downsized right after Desert Storm. The officers were simply passed over and separated, but the enlisted guys went through the Quality Management Program (QMP).

    Basically, every MOS had a Retention Control Point (RCP) by grade. This was a time in grade limit. If you were in that window you were had until the next board (for NCOs), and jr enlisted had like six months to get to PLDC and earn the points for promotion. After that they were not allowed to reenlist. This caused a lot of guys to either get out or change MOS to something with better promotion potential.

    The most visible victims were the SSGs with 15 or so years, but there were a lot of 10 year Specialists and Sergeants that were booted.

    HIs uniform is all jacked up. According to records he was a 31C (Single Channel Radio Operator), which transitioned to 25C when the Army realigned the career field codes. Those guys are in a lot of different units, to include Infantry companies, but they do not earn CIBs.

    His uniform has the Signal Corps Regimental insignia which would indicate he was a signal Soldier last time he wore the uniform, but he is also wearing Infantry Brass and the cord, which would never be on the same uniform- you have to be in an Infantry MOS to wear either. The DUI on the shoulder loops is the 38th Infantry Division ARNG, which is Indiana or one of the surrounding states. Someone already mentioned that everything is in the wrong order. The interesting thing about the guard is that it is not unusual to see Soldiers that have changed MOSs multiple times to either get promoted or move.

    • SteeleyI says:

      Another point. All conflicts from Vietnam through Somalia were considered to be in the same era of conflict for the purposes of the CIB. If he had been in Desert Storm and Somalia, as an infantryman serving in an infantry regiment or below he would have been awarded one CIB (no star). To earn a second he would have to have been in Iraq, Afghanistan or certain other very specific engagements.

      None of that is supported by the ribbons he is wearing. He claims the SWASM for DS/DS and an Expeditionary Medal. He does not have an Iraq, Afghanistan, or GWOT Expeditionary medal which would show service in the next era of conflict and the only possible way for him to have earned a second award of the CIB.

      Unless of course he was in Korea.

    • Green Thumb says:

      Infantry in two weeks!

      • SteelyI says:

        Yes, he could have gone to one of the approved NG MOS Transition courses. Here’s the problem with those:

        Soldiers transitioning from Combat Arms to a technical MOS usually do just fine. Soldiers transitioning from a technical MOS to Combat Arms at E5 and above do not generally do well. This is because of all the experience they missed as a Soldier and junior NCO. You may learn the technical skills of an Infantry (or Cav, or Armor or FA) NCO, but you can’t learn the fieldcraft and tactical acumen that it takes.

        Either way, having an 11 Series secondary MOS doesn’t count when it comes to the CIB. You have to be an 11 Series Soldier serving in an MTOE infantry position in an infantry unit at regimental level or below at the time of the combat action.

    • Sandman says:

      I was at Campbell during that timeframe also with the 160th SOAR. This cat claims to be 160th from 92-94 on his 2nd FB page, and I can tell you, no he was not, and never will be a Nightstalker.

      • SteelyI says:

        I missed that part. Now he is going to get to meet some really unpleasant people.

        SOF guys in general don’t like this kind of stuff, and if there is any false claim that is going to get the attention of the 160th folks it is the Battle of Mogadishu.

        Why can’t he just say ‘I was a Signal dude and my aircraft always had working comms, which was essential to the mission’? I would be proud of that, especially knowing that at this time the Aviation units were notorious for not having the right COMSEC, forcing everyone to go in the Red to talk to them…

      • Twist says:

        My ex brother-in-law was in 160th and would tell people if they asked, but he was always sure to inform them that he was in S-1.

      • Anonymous says:

        Aw, he did those finger exercise for nothing then…

  30. Skippy says:

    I went to air assault school
    In the NG at camp atterbury, In.
    It’s not on my 214 but shows up
    On my 22 and my military education
    It’s possible he could have Q’d
    In the NG and there is a lapse
    But there should be a record of it
    On his NGB 22

    • SteeleyI says:

      He would have gone to Air Assault school when he got to the 101st. During DS/DS the division was running a short course (without aircraft, believe it or not) to get replacements qualified and shipped out.

      Air Assault school is a bit funny because it is run by units, not by TRADOC- Airborne School is run by the Infantry School at Benning, for instance, while Air Assault School at Campbell is run by the 101st.

      Therefore, the certificate you get from Air Assault School is from that unit. You typically have two records for this type school: A certificate of the training, and a set of orders awarding the badge. Some divisions use a dual use form that serves both purposes.

  31. Green Thumb says:


  32. ChipNASA says:

    This is supposedly his Bronze Star citation from his Book of Face. Interestingly enough, it’s not landscape but portrait and you can’t read the entire citation as it’s cut off.


    • SteeleyI says:

      Fascinating for a few reasons.

      First, the citation is for service with HHC, VII Corps, which came from Germany to fight in DS/DS. His records don’t indicate he was ever in VII Corps, although it’s always possible.

      Nevertheless, he has the 101st Airborne CSIB on his uniform, not the VII Corps. To be fair, if I were going to be a fake war veteran I would pick the 101st patch too because it is arguably the coolest division patch out there, while the VII Corps patch is kinda dumb looking (no offense). The 101st, of course, is and was part of XVIII Airborne Corps (now there is a cool patch).

      Also, and this is just a fact of life, it is highly unlikely that Freddie Franks signed a Bronze Star for an E-4 31C commo dude working in the Corps HQ. I mean, maybe this is the real story behind why Schwartzkopf got mad at Franks for attacking too slow- all comms went out in the Corps Assault CP, and Hampe built a radio from scratch thereby saving the entire Corps Attack. Seems legit.

      Of course, the dates of the award are when Hampe was still assigned to a Pershing unit in Germany, but why be a stickler for details in military records.

      • ninja says:


        Have you ever worked for General Franks or served in a Combat Theater in the 1980s-1990s timeframe?

        Yes Hampe has embellished or lied about other circumstances, but in the case of the BSM, IMHO, I believe he might have actually received it.

        Thank you for your asssessment. We are all entitled to our opinions based on personal Military experiences.


        • SteeleyI says:

          Actually, yes, I worked for Freddie Franks a few years after DS/DS, and I did serve in a combat zone in the 80s-90s timeframe.

          I called him Sir, of course, and he didn’t notice I was around because I was several levels below him in the chain of command. So, no, he didn’t call me and ask if SPC Hampe deserved a Bronze Star medal for his service in the Corps TOC.

          You’ll notice in my post that I am careful to state that it is always possible that strange things happened with records, especially in an era when they were often filed by fallible clerks.

          It is entirely possible that was attached to VII Corps as his unit was de-activated, and he was moved from there to the 101st (6/101) as his records indicate.

          From there, it is entirely possible that he deployed to Somalia with the aviation task force we sent (if you will read my post, you will see that I was at Ft Campbell at the time).

      • Anonymous says:

        Handing out towels at the USAREUR HQ gym? Got sent along as individual fill for DS/DS after all the “good” jobs were taken?

  33. SteelyI says:

    So, I pulled out my official 101st Airborne Division Desert Shield/Storm yearbook and guess who is not in it anywhere.

    Looking at his assignments, he was in the 85th USAFAD until June 1991, at which point his status was changed to casual, and he reported to 6/101 in July ’91.

    The 85th US Army Field Artillery Detachment was the Pershing missile detachment in Germany, and it was deactivated in February ’91 because there were never going to be any more wars or unpleasantness in Europe or with the Russians.

    As the Army left Germany, some units did what the guys called ‘DEFORGER’ (its a joke; it was the opposite of REFORGER), and deployed to Desert Shield, and many were simply deactivated and the Soldiers went wherever they were needed.

    So, he didn’t show up to the unit until after Desert Storm was over. He may have done some time in Saudi as the unit prepped to redeploy- remember he was in 6/101, and they provided all the C2 aircraft for the division, and as an FNG they would have kept him in theater while the old timers went home to get the sand out of their @$$es.

    This explains why he has a SWASM (although he should have maybe one campaign star for the Cease Fire period), and the Kuwaiti Liberation of Kuwait Medal but not the Saudi Liberation of Kuwait Medal. The dates of award for the Saudi version only go through February ’91, while the Kuwaiti version go through August of ’93.

    • Hondo says:

      He was discharged from AD in 1993; his records would have been sent to NPRC not long afterwards. Generally, they won’t contain awards authorized after disccharge (he’d have to go through the records correction process for that to happen).

      As I noted above, the Kingdom of Kuwait didn’t offer it’s KLM to DoD until July 1994; it wasn’t accepted and authorized for wear until Mar 1995. Both dates are long after this guy’s discharge from active duty, and well after NPRC would have received his records.

      However, as I also noted above the Saudi KLM was accepted and authorized for wear by DoD in Jan 1992. At the time of this guy’s discharge (Apr 1993) it was the ONLY KLM authorized for US personnel to wear.

      Bottom line: if he has a KLM in his records at NPRC, it’s the Saudi version. At the time of his discharge, it was the only KLM authorized for wear.

      The absence of campaign stars may be a similar issue. I’m not sure when the various campaigns were formally declared. I do know that declaration of campaigns for both the ICM and ACM came well after the medals were created, so it’s possible the same is true for the SWASM. If that happened after his discharge, no campaign stars would be correct for his date of discharge.

  34. Slowest Joe says:

    Air assault school is a joke.
    “The 10 most grueling days in the Army”.
    A 2 mile run in 18 minutes, a little obstacle course of 10 events, a tiny 6-mile foot march in 1.5 hours, and a 12-mile foot march in 3 hours.

    Most worthless badge in the Army.

    • Stacy0311 says:

      Obviously you’ve never been to Badgefinder, I mean Pathfinder school 😉
      Although there is math at Badgefinder

    • ninja says:

      Slow Joe:

      Do you EVER have ANYTHING positive to say?

      Sometimes you come across as being very ARROGANT, i.e. that you are BETTER than other Folks.

      Just remember this: The Army is not FOREVER and neither is your BRANCH/MOS.

      Please show some respect for those who DID earn the Bullwinkle Badge or received a Silver Star.

      Ever heard of the song “Lord, It’s Hard To Be Humble”?

    • 3/10/MED/b says:

      I’m guessing Mr. Joe is not in possession of the Air Assault Badge, nor am I. I will share my opinions, knowing corrections will ensue:

      2 mile run in 18 minutes? Not unless you were 53 y/o at the time;

      The school was on the Mountain in the early 90’s.
      Attrition rates were high. We had guys back before end of Day 1, and getting in was a hard task in itself;

      12 miles in 3 hours is (or was) the standard for EFMB and EIB. Hated to watch those guys excell at skills proficiency, then go out on the march home;

      We had a troop in my unit, spoke broken English, hated math, but busted his arse at everything. Earned the EFMB and the Air Assault Badge;

      My apologies, went off on a Mountain tangent. Just my opinions; I could be wrong.

      Hope everybody had a great Veteran’s Day. Worked a 14 hour shift. No cheddar’s, no applebees, no fanfare. Just glad to work.

      Peace to all.

      • Slowest Joe says:

        The Sabalauski Air Assault School does include a 2 mile run in 18 minutes during day zero.

        It is the first event. After that is the obstacle course.

        The short footmarch is on day 5, I think, and the 12 miler is the last event before graduation.

    • SteerlyI says:

      I suppose it depends on how you measure the worth of a badge. I always thought the Marksman badge was kind of dumb, and I never saw the sense in Space Operations badge.

      I went to AAS and Jump school and thought AAS was a bit harder (to be fair, I was hungover just about every morning at both schools and was never in any danger of failing either) and prepared me better for life in the unit (I served in both Air Assault and Airborne infantry units).

      Both schools are entry level courses. They are designed to take a private and make him or her functional at the 10 level of performance.

      • 3/10/MED/b says:

        Points appreciated, Steerlyl.

      • SFC D says:

        Hell, I have a space operations badge and don’t understand the purpose. We always called it the space shuttle door gunner’s badge. The new badge looks like some Star Wars shit.

        • SteelyI says:

          I was in a Joint assignment with a bunch of fighter pilots that used to make fun of the Air Force Missile guy because he was authorized to wear a flight suit and a leather jacket every day. He had what they called the Pocket Rocket and the old Space Operations badge.

          He wore the new Space Operations badge the day the Air Force approved it. The fighter jocks about herniated themselves laughing at the guy because the badge looks EXACTLY like the Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger badge from Toy Story.

          • Mason says:

            I’d seen the new space ops badge and thought it looked a little too “spacey”. Now comparing side by side with the Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Badge, they are eerily similar. If anything, the Buzz Lightyear badge looks more traditional if a bit cartoony.

            • ChipNASA says:

              I was at “Space Command and wore the subdues “Space Command” delta wing patch in 1986-88. It was just like the comms badge off Star Trek.
              I had to google this as a Space Com nerd and I larfed.
              You totally know the graphic artists that design this shit come up with this crap on purpose.

              it’s just like my cousin that worked for Disney and Filmation a few other cartoon developers….they used to try to stick in ass and fart and dick jokes and subliminal photos everywhere and try to get it past the editors.
              Yes, that’s totally a real thing just about everyone in the “arts” industries do.

              The other thing he told me about was doing the story boards for G.I. Joe and the guys fight and a bad guy gets tossed off a cliff and then goes down into a thick forest of pine trees and disappears. It was approved and then they changed the scene to having the bad guy fall and get impaled on jagged rocks with blood drooling down…
              I don’t know if it got past, but he said they used to try to do that kinda thing all the time.

              • Green Thumb says:

                They should issue a “I took it in the Ass” Badge in the Army.

                Could be shaped like a Dildo.

                Even have a discharge rating as a cluster…HO, GEN, OTH, BCD and DD and a Mouth Open or Closed underneath for were awarded.

                Would tell a lot…

    • Slowest Joe says:

      OMG, so many comments!

      I hit the motherlode!

  35. It’s a TY score between Ty and Glaves

  36. ninja says:

    Providing my own personal assessment based on what Ty Hampe posted on his FACEBOOK page:

    Hampe has his Fort Benning Airborne certificate posted. He has his graduation date of 9 September 1982. His FOIA reflects him receiving Airborne Wings. The certificate looks real.

    Hampe has his Air Assault Certificate posted. The Certificate looks real. His FOIA reflects Air Assault Badge.

    Hampe has his Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service posted. It looks real. He was with VII Corps during the timeframe of the award 1 February-1 April 1991. He served in this timeframe as a Tactical Satellite Communications Operator. Yes, he was a SPC/E4, but I have seen other SPCs receive the BSM for M Service in other conflicts. I am almost certain that he was boots on the ground during that timeframe. His FOIA reflects awards for that conflict.

    Hampe came down with Malaria while in Somalia. There is a picture of him with Charleston Heston in February 1993 with Hampe being in a possible Field Hospital. Heston was in Somalia for 3 days in February 1993 in support of CARE. So I feel he did some time in Somalia with the 101st, but don’t know how long he stayed in the Box. There MAY be some embellishment on his part about being there in October 1993. Then again, he might have been there, but in the Combat Service Support mode as a 31 MOS Series (Signal Corps).

    Hampe was a member of the Indiana National Guard, the 38th Infantry Division and in 2005, participated in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts with his National Guard Unit, either in Indiana or Mississippi. In his National Guard picture on Facebook, he is wearing SPC (E4) Rank.

    There are other pictures he has posted of himself in Somalia. He wears the 101st Patch as his unit patch and the VII Corps patch as his Combat Patch. In those pictures, again, he is wearing SPC(E4) rank.

    I doubt very seriously he was an 11B/Infantry during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His FOIA shows Signal Corps/31 MOS Series. As others pointed out, because he served in a Combat Service Support Role as Signal and not Infantry, he is not authorized to wear the Combat Infantry Badge.

    It is unknown if he changed his MOS from Signal to Infantry when he joined the Indiana National Guard. However, since he only has a GWOT Service Medal and NOT a GWOT Expeditionary Medal, I doubt seriously he deployed forward in the Sandbox in support of OEF/OIF to warrant even ONE CIB.

    I will hold my thoughts about him wearing the Infantry Blue Cord of Doom.

    While in the Indiana National Guard, Hampe claims to have been awarded the Indiana National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon, which makes sense since he most likely did participate in Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts in 2005. He also claims the Indiana National Guard Longevity Medal, which also may make sense if he served in the Indiana National Guard for over 10 years. Those two medal are the “unidentified” medals/ribbons mentioned initially in this post that has since been updated.

    Ty Hampe seems to have gone down the road of using other pictures he has found on the Internet that he claims are his.

    One example is that he has this picture posted on his FACEBOOK that HE claims to have taken, which upon research is not true, especially considering he most likely never went into a Combat Sand Box:



    He also has a picture on his FACEBOOK where he claimed he was a SSG during his time in Somalia (he has his Chocolate Chips in the picture with E6 rank), yet his other Somalia pictures clearly shows him wearing the SPC Rank.

    Additionally, he made two DIFFERENT Posts using the SAME picture of him in Chocolate Chips. In one post, he claimed it was taken in Somalia. One can see the 101st Patch. Yet, in another post, he has the same picture with the 101st Patch cut off and implied it was taken during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He can’t make up his mind, but it obvious that picture was NOT taken during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

    In fact, he does not have ANY pictures of him during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, yet, posts his Bronze Star Medal, which I believe he DID receive for his service in that conflict.

    Ty Hampe also has an UPDATED picture of the back of his truck. In that picture, he has “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN”, yet he only has the GWOT SERVICE Medal AND the NDSM. AND if my eyes are not deceiving me, it looks as if he has a SILVER STAR with those two medals. I will go back again with a magnifying glass to ensure I did not mistake what I saw. Perhaps others can provide an assessment.

    In one of Ty Hampe Awards/Medals Pictures, he has depicted a Military ID Card. The old Military ID Card, not a CAC Card. What is interesting about that Card is that it is either Beige/Gold or Orange in Color. I am 100% sure that when one is on active duty, one has a GREEN Military ID Card. When one retires, they have a BLUE Military ID Card. I could have sworn that an Orange or Beige ID Card was for Dependents. On research for the Gold Military ID Card, I got this, so I am scratching my head on this one. Can anyone else provide input? Why would he not have a GREEN ID Card in his “I Love Me” layout?


    “Gold identification card recipients are afforded multiple privileges. Recipients include gold-star (surviving) parents and dependents, Medal of Honor recipients, prisoners of war (current and former), Air Force/Army/Navy Cross recipients, totally and catastrophically service-connected disabled veterans, and dependents of all of these.”

    There are other bizarre claims on his Facebook that seem to contradict what he is saying.

    So, IMHO, he WAS an AirBorne, Air Assault Desert Storm Veteran who served in Somalia, but embellished his Military Service to include claiming two CIBs. He may have been promoted to E6 while in the National Guard, but he was NOT an SSG while on Active Duty with the 101st, especially not in Somalia.

    So happy to see other Signal Corps Soldiers here on TAH that are PROUD of being Signal Corps/Cable Dogs instead of re-inventing themselves with CIBs, Blue Infantry Cord or other Qualification Badges or Awards.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      Ninja: WRT ID cards, when I was in the Guard just before CAC cards were issued we had pink ID cards when were were inactive and green (AD) cards when mobilized.

      I can’t remember if I was issued a CAC card when my unit was mobilized for OEF Afghanistan) in January of 2003 but I don’t think so. I WAS issued a CAC card in January of 2004 when my next Guard unit was mobilized for OIF (where we deployed to Kuwait for most of 2004.) I was issued a different CAC card after we de-mobed in late 2004.

      I’m currently a gray area retiree with a pink non-CAC ID card.

      • ChipNASA says:

        Here’s everythjing you need to know.
        I have two.

        CHECK OUT MY CAC!!!!!!!
        I’m a green line contractor.

        As far as IDs go, I’m, like you, a pink card holder, retired reserve under 60.


      • ninja says:

        Thank You, martinjumper and Chip.

        I know the Active Army was in transition from going from the old Green Military ID card in the 2001-2005 timeframe.

        What I am scratching my head is that in his pile of “I Love Me” medals and awards, he has displayed a Military ID card that is NOT Green. At first glance, it looks like a Dependent Military ID card.

        I will relook to see if it is pink. It is strange, unless he had to surrender his Green Military ID Card when he got off of active duty?

        Or could it be he married a Soldier and became a Dependent?

        I don’t have the means of posting that picture from his Facebook.

        Can anyone share what they think that ID card is? It has the letters “TA” in Caps on it.

        Or perhaps he was a Military Brat?

        Hampe-ID Card and Medals

          • ninja says:

            Thank You, ChipNASA!

            That card looks orange to me as well.

            I can’t figure out what it is and he has it posted with an ARCOM.

            • ChipNASA says:

              I looked at it and it’s bizarre.
              I was in from 1984 to 2007. Never seen anything like that before.

              only think I can think is maybe it’s some kind of Restricted area badge?

              I can’t find the Googles that tells me what TA (or anything else that looks like this) stands for.

              I’m just a silly Chairforce Dude, but My Google-Fu is usually strong.

              • NECCSeabeCPO says:

                Yes, looks like old restricted area badge. I had one back then doing a secure project on Deployment. I was thinking that or I have had two SOFT badges, new ones, do not look like that, but could have changed m

              • Dennis - not chevy says:

                It looks like the dependents’ ID card such as my Mrs and daughter carried.

            • Mustang Major says:

              It took me a minute to figure out the ID card. It is some sort of limited benefits card for non-military.

              At first I thought it was a military dependent ID card, as the look is the same- sans “TA”. The reason I think it is a limited benefits card, is that my daughter was issued one while she was covered by the Tricare Young adult plan. She had it issued to her at an ID card processing facility. It was the same card as her dependent card (when she had one before turning 21). however it is marked as for Tricare use.

              In the case of Two Star Ty, I suspect that it was a card issued for use after his military service for transitional use over a limited time period.

              • Anonymous says:

                That’s for accessing his 6 months extra of free Tricare (“TA-180”) after getting out during the current war.

          • Martinjmpr says:

            It’s old enough that it’s partially filled in by typewriter. That means late 80’s at the latest.

            My guess would be TOC badge, SCIF badge or something similar. Being an MI geek who almost always worked in a TOC I probably have a half dozen or so of those in my paperwork files somewhere.

            • SteeleyI says:

              It looks like a TOC badge, which would make sense if he worked as a commo guy.

              The other one looks like a pocket sized 101st Air Assault School certificate.

              He may in fact have been in 5th Group in the ’80s, which at the time was still at Bragg (they moved in ’88, I think). During this time he would have worn the Green Beret even though he was not Special Forces qualified- everyone in Group wore them until sometime in the ’90s, believe it or not. He would not have worn the SF tab unless he went to the Q Course.

              I also noticed that he is displaying the Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medal, while he is wearing the Kuwaiti version (upside down) on his uniform.

              • Martinjmpr says:

                WRT Green berets, I was in 3/1 SFG from 90-91 at Fort Lewis (in S-2) and then 3/3 SFG at Bragg from 92 to 96 (in the Bn. MI Det.) I still have my green berets even though I was never SF qualified. The changeover was 1 January 1993, after that support personnel wore maroon berets with the organizational flash and crest. Prior to that they wore the same green beret as the SF qualified guys did.

          • rgr769 says:

            Wow!! So the Hampe-ster is apparently claiming two Bronze Stars and Special Forces, as well. He is really reaching to be truly special.

            • Comm Center Rat says:

              Ty lists “special operations school” in the Education block of his LinkedIn profile. He really plays fast and loose with the truth. Hampe-ster implies he graduated from the *USAJFKSWCS which trains PSYOP, Civil Affairs, and Special Forces soldiers. Displaying the SF patches is beyond the pale of decency. Hampe-ster is a gerbil.

              * US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (known as “Swick”) located at Fort Bragg, NC)

              • rgr769 says:

                Yes, I have been schooled there for both the Special Forces Officer Course (1972) and the Reserve Psyop Course (1977 and 1978). This bastard particularly pisses me off, because he is claiming badges, medals, and patches I actually earned, the for- real way.

        • Comm Center Rat says:

          Ninja, the TA on his ID card might refer to “Transition Assistance.” IIRC separating soldiers were sometimes entitled to temporary health and dental benefits, VGLI eligibility, and job application assistance for 120 days after ETS.

          It could also mean “Throw Away.”

          • Martinjmpr says:

            I don’t think so. When I was demobed from OIF in 2004 we were issued a temporary benefits card that entitled us to VA benefits for a year after our REFRAD, but it was completely computerized and didn’t look anything like that old card.

            As I said above, I’m going with TOC badge or SCIF badge or something similar.

        • Claw says:

          My first thought on the “TA” card was that it would allow quick access into the “Target Acquisition” bunker of like, you know, a Pershing Missile outfit./s

        • Anonymous says:

          Methinks he doeth try too hard…

      • rgr769 says:

        Yes, the reserve components ID card was a light red ink printed form. Whereas, the AD card was a green ink printed form. Some people managed not to turn in the red ID card when they left active reserve duty. I had to turn in mine, but my wife still has hers (she was a nurse in a Utah NG MASH hospital unit).

    • charles w says:

      31V here. I was just reminiscing about the first time I was sent out to get the liquid Squelch. Good times.

    • ArmyATC says:

      The card in the pic took me a minute. If I’m seeing it properly it appears to be an old USAREUR drivers license.

      As for his possible Indiana National Guard service. He wouldn’t be infantry and wear the 38th ID DUI. ING infantry troops are in the 76th IBCT which has its own SSI and DUI. If he was infantry at one time and transferred to another MOS he wouldn’t be authorized to wear the infantry bling. He’s made various claims concerning his time in the ING. One claim was 2001 to 2011, another was 2005 to 2011. If he had been called up for Hurricane Katrina it was for state service which would explain the Emergency Service ribbon. It’s awarded for state emergencies only.

      • ninja says:

        He has a picture of him on Facebook where he said he was involved with Hurricane Katrina.

        One Soldier in the picture is wearing the 38th Infantry Division.

        There are newspaper articles from 2005 that discuss the 38th being mobilized to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

        He most likely stayed in Indiana or went to Mississippi with them.

        • ArmyATC says:

          Yeah, I know. My ING company was deployed to Mississippi for Katrina. I didn’t go as I was just getting back from Iraq. None of them were awarded the Emergency Service ribbon because they were on title 10 orders. The Emergency Service ribbon is for state emergencies only.

      • Martinjmpr says:

        The USAREUR driver’s license I had from 87 to 89 was on a white plastic card. I would have kept it for a souvenier but it basically disintegrated in my wallet.

        It had no photo as it was intended to be used in conjunction with a military ID card.

        • Anonymous says:

          Was like that from ’97 to ’00 too. Probably still is.

        • ArmyATC says:

          IIRC, the license I had in 1980 was an orange colored laminated paper card. I can’t remember if it had my pic on it or not. So, maybe a limited access card for a secure comm facility?

    • LimaLimaMike says:

      What vet would post pics of this s**t? I don’t even know where the most updated copy of my DD214 is right now. I took a 3-year break from regular Army to recruit for the AGR and I’ve gotta say, the folks in the state I recruited in had a unique way about adjusting personnel records. I would totally believe his (Hampe) reserve/guard unit could have MOS Q’d him as an 11B, but there is too much BS there. I was so disgruntled over the whole affair in the Guard that I went right back to the regular army after my 3 years AGR recruiting was complete. Also I hated recruiting for something I did not understand.
      As a recipient of the CIB 2nd award, I got sick of explaining to the CSMs that took the time to ask (after OIF 4) how I came to get the star. First CIB was fresh out of OSUT in Panama (Operation Just Cause). My unit wasn’t even there for the invasion but the ENTIRE battalion 11 series recieved CIB’s. Seriously. I think we actually put boots on the ground a week after the fighting. The good stuff took place in late December 1989 and was in party mode by the time we got there. Many of us called our CIB the “Free – I – B”. Jesus, I still feel guilty. Prior to Panama, the only Infantrymen that had CIBs still on active duty were Viet Nam Vets and some Grenada Vets from the 75th and 82nd. That was it. Those guys were legends and the CIB was mucho coveted in our career field. Much later on in my career, it was finally earned, and then some.
      After our first of many TIC’s in Iraq I received my second CIB (first award). Our PAC (S-1) was not co-located and I really didn’t care but my buddy who was a Somalia vet received the same thing and he was really wanting that star. Super long story short it took forever to get that crap straight, or so I thought. I was told by regulation that because I was eligible for both CIB 1st Awards, and the latest reg qualified both conflicts as being eligible for the 2nd award, to wear the CIB with the star. Seriously. So I had 2 separate orders for 2 CIBs and my ERB said CIB 2nd award. I knew I should have had orders that stated 2nd award (I read the damn regulation) but really got sick of trying to get it straight and was advised in my DA photo for promotions to wear the CIB 2nd award. It wasn’t until after I retired that I was reading a story about CSM Plumley (We Were Soldiers) that I saw the awards branch chief in D.C. that was making the official Army comment on Plumley’s claimed stack of valor awards, an LTC, was one of my former platoon mates back at Fort Ord. I reached out on LinkedIn of all places, sent him what documents I had and he had the awards branch amend orders to make it right. Like 5 years after retirement. Thanks Neubauer!
      SO…that was long, but just saying this guy Hampe may be seriously full of BS but even if you are legit, sometimes you are going off of what you have been told to do. The Guard units I recruited for were notoriously all over the place when it came to combat records. First kid I put in the guard came back from deployment with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, I think with a V. He earned both. I still hadn’t seen real combat. After that, the admin Rangers went to work I guess because the awards flowed like turkey diced with gravy on a warm summer day. The kids were just wearing and doing what their senior NCO’s and Officers were telling them to, based on the orders that flowed down from higher. All good folks but some cut corners. This guy has a 2-1 file that is manually updated by whoever controls the record. Hard to believe that was not updated. They became irrelevant some time in the 90’s I think.
      I now work in a position that helps vets and everyone and thier dog has a damn war story. Last one was a guy that was seriously suffering through some PTSD sh*t because of his combat time in the service. Recieved his DD214 to verify services eligibility for what I could do and low and behold, he was chaptered out of the Navy as an E-4 on a ship. Not that ship duty is not honorable, but that is not what this guy was preaching. Bullets, long range patrols with no support, sniper ops, etc. Only land ops was in Qatar and Great Lakes. If you havent’ heard of Qatar or “Cutter” that place is where they “tell” you R&R is when you were in OIF or OEF. I Never saw that sh*t. This cat had Movon Labe tattoo all the way up his exposed forearm and acted hard as woodpecker lips. All he said was, “oh yeah, they never updated my records and I was in a hurry to get out so I didn’t make it a priority”. Can’t say that I couldn’t relate, but still, he was a poser for anyone that would listen.
      Hampe is obviously full of sh*t, but I would love to hear his version of how all his salad and claimed schooling and qualifications came to be. Any official statements from the accused here???

      • rgr769 says:

        Nope. The phony bastards practically never come here to defend their bullshit. Sometimes they send in a sockpuppet. Or they get their favorite female to defend them.

  37. TrapperFrank says:

    SP4 after 12 years, a fast mover indeed…..

    • marinedad61 says:

      Remember, we’re talking National Guard here.
      Worse, a state with a State Guard Reserve, a minor league.

      Not every state has MTOE with rising ranks for part timers
      that are convenient to home.
      Not everyone takes a new slot 300 miles away for weekend drill drives, and not everyone changes MOS to get 1 more stripe.

      Many National Guard soldiers will grind it out (honorably) at low rank,
      due to the convenience of the nearby armory,
      and the (real) hardships of time and money (and full time job effects)
      that would accompany a new MOS, or a new slot at the other end of the state.

      So, if it takes 13 years to get SGT, so be it,
      if the soldier enjoys his MOS PT job,
      and it’s close to home.

      • Comm Center Rat says:

        You make many good points marinedad61. I remember seeing a few AARP card carrying ARNG Specialists in Iraq. And there was even a ARNG father and son deployed together from the same unit.

        • marinedad61 says:

          Our maintenance company in the Gulf War
          2 59-year-old WO4 platoon warrant officers,
          and a whole bunch of E-5 SGTs in their 40s and 50s.
          Good guys, excellent at their MOS, and trustworthy.

      • ArmyATC says:

        Good point. But if he had deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, as I believe he claimed, he would have been able to be promoted as an active duty soldier regardless of whether there was an available slot in his Guard unit. I know many Guard units that took advantage of that ‘loophole’ to promote soldiers.

        • marinedad61 says:

          Yes. “Candy Stripes” came to our unit as well.
          It was an authorization, not a loophole.
          About 12 (out of 250) got them.
          That’s nothing to expect, or to rip someone for NOT getting it.

  38. rgr769 says:

    Nothing says phony POSer quite like a guy who is less than 80 years old and is rocking a CIB with a star. Contrary to Proggy beliefs, there is only one math and it doesn’t lie, especially when it is simple arithmetic. This clown would had to have served in the Korean War to get the 2nd award. Of course, REMF’s like Tyrone here can’t get the CIB even if they served within a combat zone. No 11 series MOS in an infantry unit in combat, subjected to enemy fire, equals no CIB, period. Also, he is not authorized to wear the vaunted Blue Rope of Doom nor the crossed idiot sticks. He was never any infantryman of any stripe; his records prove it.

    I also love that he says on FakeBook that he is a “disabled” Army veteran with “five deployments.” Gee, did he get his disability from getting his dick caught in the RTT printer? You know, you can get a lot of alone time in some of those commo boxes on the back of a deuce-and-a-half or 5-ton.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      Minor quibble, RGR69 but there are lots of youn(er) folks rocking 2 awards of the CIB. If they earned 1 in Desert storm and 1 post 9/11 they would be authorized 2.

      I think Hampe is claiming some service after 9/11 and the award of a GWOTSM shows he did serve at least some time after 9/11. He may even be entitled to not one but two awards of the coveted NDSM but I can’t remember if reserve duty after 9/11 qualifies or if they have to have been mobilized federally.

      If – and I say IF – he earned a CIB in the first gulf war and then a CIB after 9/11 he could (theoretically) be entitled to wear the CIB with the star.

      HOWEVER having already established that he was a signal corps guy during Desert Storm that nixes the possibility that he could have earned his 1st CIB there. Ditto for Somalia if he was, in fact, there (and there’s no Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal on his NPRC record to indicate he served in any combat theaters other than Desert Storm.)

      • ninja says:


        I don’t think Ty Hampe deployed in the Sandbox during 9-11 based on him having a GWOT Service Medal instead of a GWOT Expeditionary Medal.

        He might have stayed Stateside with the Indiana National Guard. He WAS mobilized during Hurricane Katrina with his unit, the 38th Infantry Division.

        And again, as you said and others have stated, I doubt he received a CIB for any conflict considering he has been a Signal Corps guy throughout his Army Service and not Combat Support.

        Just my two pennies.

        • Martinjmpr says:

          Also if he had stepped even one foot on Somalian soil during Operation Restore Hope he would have rated the AFEM which I don’t see listed as one of his awards.

          For those not familiar with it, the AFEM is the “catch all” campaign medal for deployments that aren’t big enough to rate their own campaign decoration. There are a whole bunch of deployments out there that rate the AFEM (interestingly, not all are ‘combat’ missions: my first two deployments to Haiti and Bosnia earned me AFEMs but no right sleeve patch.)

          • Hondo says:

            Depending on when the AFEM was authorized for Somalia, it might not be in his records on-file at NPRC. If he was discharged before it was authorized for Somalia, it won’t be.

            As I recall, the Somalia operation started in Dec 1992. He was discharged from active duty just over 4 months later (end of Apr 1993).

            • ninja says:

              I thought the AFEM for Somalia was for the period 5 December 1992-31 March 1995.

              He was in Somalia in February 1993. There is a picture of him on his Facebook where he is in a Field Hospital recovering from Malaria, shaking hands with Charleston Heston, who is wearing a Blue CARE T-Shirt.

              Heston was in Somalia for CARE in February 1993.

              There are also pictures of him in Chocolate Chips wearing the 101st as his unit patch and the VII Corps as his Combat Patch. He said the pictures were taken in Somalia.

              It could be possible that he did not complete 30 days in the Box due to Malaria which is a criteria for the AFEM.

              Then again, he may be authorized the AFEM if he served more than 30 days but not be aware of that he may be entitled to it.

              Just a guess.

              I know I sound as if I am defending the guy and in some aspects I am. However, I do see embellishment on his part and can understand doubt on his service and awards.

              • Hondo says:

                ninja: you’re correct about the effective period for the AFEM for Somalia. However, when DoD actually authorized it to be awarded is a different matter entirely.

                That’s generally true of most campaign and expeditionary medals. They aren’t authorized on day one – hell, if it’s a campaign medal it may not even exist on day one. Rather, they’re typically authorized months or years after the operation begins, and are retroactive to the start date of the operation in question.

                Case in point: the ACM and ICM both are retroactive to the start of US actions in each theater (18 Sep 2001 for the ACM and 19 March 2003 for the ICM). However, neither was authorized for award (or even existed, for that matter) for a substantial period of time after OEF and OIF began.

                Both awards were created by EO 13363, dated 29 November 2004. It was sometime in 2005 before either medal was acually available for award and guidelines for award of same had been promulgated.

                I don’t know precisely what date DoD authorized the award of the AFEM to personnel who had served in Somalia. But I’ll bet long odds it was well after day one of Operation Restore Hope (5 December 1992).

                This guy left active duty on 30 April 1993 – less than 5 months after US operations in Somalia started. It’s entirely possible DoD had not yet authorized the AFEM for Somalia on that date and did so after this guy left active duty.

                • ninja says:

                  Hondo, I agree. That is why I made the comment that he may not be aware that he may be entitled to the AFEM if he served 30 days or more.

                  BTW, Castro just blew it on the hearing. What a MORON!

                  Time for a Post on this ridiculous hearing! Hint! Hint!

    • LimaLimaMike says:

      The initial award of the CIB is authorized for Soldiers who meet all eligibility criteria for qualifying wars, conflicts, and operations listed in AR 600-8-22, paragraph 8-6. Only one award of the CIB is authorized per Qualifying Period/Era. For example, a Soldier who served in both OEF and OIR is only authorized one award of the CIB since both operations are in the 4th Qualifying Era.

      * NOTE Subsequent awards of the CIB may be awarded provided the Soldier has met eligibility criteria in separate Qualifying Periods/Eras. For example, a second award with superimposed star on the wreath could be awarded for a Soldier who served in Somalia (3d Qualifying Era) and OEF (4th Qualifying Era).

      Not defending the dou***bag but making you aware. I doubt he had the MOS. I always thought those FOIO’s showed the MOS’s that a servicemember qualified for. Guess not.

  39. ninja says:

    This was mentioned by others, so am repeating an observation.

    The FOIA shows he was on Active Duty from 26 January 1982 to 12 June 1984, less than 3 years.

    Then 5 years later, he re-enlisted.

    Wonder what happened to him on his initial enlistment, i.e. where was he stationed? Was he injured? Did he get in trouble but was still able to re-enlist?

    Did he get out because of a hardship? Did he join another Service Component before re-enlisting in the US Army in 1989?

    Did he end up being a Guard or Reservist for 5 years?

    So many questions. Wonder if NPRC had more records on him than what was sent. Or wonder if some of his records could not be disclosed due to personal issues.

    The other thing is on his FACEBOOK, he does not share his early times in the Army. He seems more focused on his second enlistment.

  40. ninja says:

    Found some more information on Ty Hampe.

    It looks as if Ty Hampe went to Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC, then to Fort Gordan, GA for AIT from the timeframe of January-August 1982 combined.

    Fort Gordan, GA is the home of the Signal Corps.

    He then went to Fort Benning, GA for Airborne School and graduated in September 1982.

    It also looks as if he was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC from 1982-1984. Don’t know the name of the unit he was with. He claims 82nd, which is possible.

    He got out.

    He then reenlisted in 1989 and was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA for about 6 months before PCSing to Gilenchern Germany.

    He was deployed in the Sandbox with VII Corps during DS and returned to Germany after his deployment.

    He then went to Fort Campbell, KY about 1992 and stayed there until 1994.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      He is still a lying embellishing POSer. The Army DOES NOT award a Purple Heart for a bruised taint, even one acquired while on active duty. Acquiring one while working part time at Brucie’s Bath House (Entrance in the Rear), well, that’s a different matter altogether.

      Ty Kevin Hampe is in violation of the Stolen Valor Act and should be prosecuted. If he worked for me, he’d be fired. I mean, hey punk, what else have you lied about?

      btw…ninja rules!!! 😀 :mrgreen: 😉

      • Berliner says:

        He really loves his part time work at Brucie’s Bath House (Entrance in the Rear) and his customers. Every time he’s there the guys are always coming up to him, singularly and in groups, and offering to push in his stool.

  41. AO2(NAC) says:

    His Kuwait Liberation Medal is upside down, and that’s one of the ones he actually rates.
    How fucked up do you have to be to fuck up one of the medals you actually earned???

    • Roh-Dog says:

      Ask the Jarheads about upside down CARs, especially as bumperstickers.
      I give those guys a wide berth on the roadway.

  42. Green Thumb says:

    Those pants look like a parachute.

    At least wear he shit right!

  43. Terry Sheehan says:

    Ty Hampe scrubbed his Facebook profile of all references to the military.

    He still has the photos of him in uniform, but claims to dates and military schools have been now removed.

  44. ninja says:

    Ty Hampe made a comment on his Facebook that makes no sense.

    He stated when asked if he did three tours:

    “Actually 5 but last 3 I changed my primary MOS for the CIBs”.

    What is that supposed to mean?

    So far, I count Germany as one tour with a possibility of Desert Storm as two and Somalia as three.

    He is contradicting himself. His BSM states he was a Signal Corps guy during DS. So that rules out being Infantry.

    When he was in Germany, he was Signal Corps. That rules out Infantry.

    I suspect he was Signal when he was at Fort Campbell when he went to Somalia, so that rules out Infantry.

    Also, he claims he was in Panama in 1989 (he spells it wrong), but does not mention JUST CAUSE. He was at Fort Lewis, WA as a Signal Guy in 1989 and was only there for 5-6 months. JUST CAUSE was in December 1989 and he was already in Germany in December 1989, so that rules out a tour as Infantry.

    One cannot claim CIB just because they changed their MOS to 11B, Infantry, at a later date, that is, IF he changed his MOS to 11B while serving in the Indiana National Guard.

    He also has a new Bumper Sticker on his car that has “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM” yet the medals associated with the sticker is a NDSM and the GWOT Service Medal, not the GWOT Expeditionary Medal.

    And I still think the third medal on his Bumper sticker is the Silver Star, but I am probably wrong.

    Is he claiming “5 Tours” as being Panama, Germany, Saudi/Kuwait, Somalia and now Iraq or Kuwait or other units in the Sandbox associated with OIF?

    Bottom Line is that he is not entitled to wear the CIB, either one or two.

  45. PTBH says:

    Just a few points of clarification about:


    On the MP blog, they basically stated the facts, that according to the NPRC results and the DoD Manpower Data Center results, Hampe got discharged on 30 April 1993 and the Battle of Mogadishu was 3-4 Oct 1993. He posted the dates of the Battle of Mogadishyu and said he was in a bad place.


    The Bronze Star Medal certificate looks legitimate, but the MP did not hit that very hard anyway, placing more emphasis on the CIB x2. However, the BSM is not on the FOIA results that encompassed the period (30 Apr 1991) that was on his citation. There could be valid reasons as to why it does not appear but the fact that it doesn’t appear remains a true statement of fact.

    • ninja says:

      Agree with everything PTBH wrote.

      • ninja says:

        Additionally, yes, the BSM is absent from the FOIA, but so is the NDSM.

        • rgr769 says:

          Remember, he was given a DD-214 when he out-processed, and he was likely asked if it was correct. Plus, he has had over twenty years to correct it. All he has to do is cough up his and his claims would be proven

    • ArmyATC says:

      This may be quibbling, and he may have actually earned the Bronze Star, but there are a few ‘oddities’ on the certificate that give me pause. first, there’ is no ‘to’ and ‘from’ blocks on the certificate. I don’t remember seeing any military award certificate that didn’t have those. Second, every certificate I’ve ever seen had at least the awardees’ service branch beside or under his/her name. That’s also missing on his. Both could have simply been oversights. I’d be more inclined to believe he actually received the award if I saw the orders that came with it. I’m no award expert, so if I’m wrong please point it out to me.

      • ninja says:


        His BSM has the dates within the citation: 1 February to 1 April 1991.

        His citation identifies what position he held and also states he was with G3, HHC, VII Corps.

        What you describe may be the norm today, but possibly not in the 1990s.

        I compared my BSM (from the 2000s timeframe) to his BSM and the formatting is a bit different, but basically is the same.

        Hope this helps.

        *Impeach Schiff*

        • ArmyATC says:

          Thanks. I was unsure. It seemed just a bit ‘off’ based on other award certificates I’d seen.

          *Epstein didn’t kill himself*

          • ninja says:

            You are welcome.

            I have seen so many different formats for the BSM as well as other awards, ranging from the 1950s to the mid 2000s Decade.

            One of the difference between my BSM and his is that mine has a Permanent GO orders Number under the GO name.

            Yet, on a Relatives’ BSM, the GO Number is not on the Certificate, but on a separate Memorandum.

            *ADAM SCHIFF IS A MORON!*

  46. ninja says:


  47. MrBill says:

    For what it’s worth, the Army White Pages lists Hampe as a Veteran with rank of Sergeant.

  48. M A says:

    As for him being in Somalia, I spent just shy of 6 months living in a tent with him. He handled commo for the 86thCSH and the 160th.
    As for records. Shit I have a diploma from 19K school, and 95B school from the Reserves and not one mention in my 201 file. If he did shit on reserve status it might not make it into his records. All that stuff is usually handled by civil service personnel. You know…the guys that work in the VA.. if you can call it work. I come from a military family. Father (Navy), 2 brothers (Air Force) and my sister and I Army. All of us had stories on paperwork being fucked up.
    I he’s guilty of anything it’s probably not following up to have the pertinent info added to his jacket.

    • sbalm says:

      Which two conflicts was he a part of where he got the Combat Infantry Badge awarded twice?

    • Claw says:


      • rgr769 says:

        If not a sockpuppet, it is somebody that likely never served with him. First, this person does not seem to know that the VA is not responsible for maintaining and updating our military personnel files. Second, I am wondering how long ago he served, since it has been quite a few years since personnel files were referred to as “201” files.

        • Comm Center Rat says:

          Yep. I noticed too how he casually brushed off responsibility to VA “civil service personnel.” I worked for the VA for four years and never once updated a military personnel record or know of any co-worker who did so.

          I also retired from the Army Reserve and all my orders, course certificates, deployments, medals, ribbons, etc. was miraculously included in my OMPF. It’s not as difficult as M A implies.

          • ChipNASA says:

            I’m starting to think that “M.A. stands for “My Ass”.
            Kind of like someone’s anus that posts here regularly.

    • ArmyATC says:

      Horse manure. If he was a reservist – especially National Guard, which he doesn’t claim, you may be right. BUT, and it’s a big one, if he was a reservist called up for Somalia, which I doubt and he doesn’t claim, he would have then been considered active duty and he would have received a DD-214 prior to redeployment. At that time he would have sat with a clerk and gone over the DD-214 with that person and signed it. If there were any discrepancies that would have been the time to address them, or at the very least would have been the time to file a 215 for a change of his record. No, I’m not buying this “the reserves dicked his records” garbage.

  49. ChipNASA says:

    Probably not. It reeks of weak sauce.
    ” Um, he’s maybe not exactly legit but….. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ty in a dress uniform at the Illinois Guard unit’s Christmas party a couple of years ago. I guess it’s pretty on point, unless his paperwork isn’t finished. Oh and Jeffery Epstein didn’t kill himself too”

  50. Sandman says:

    Maybe he did this, or maybe he did that,,,bullshit! Remember ANYTHING war related he is claiming would be from be activated to active service, which would be recorded in his record which is what NPRC pulls from,,,period.

    • rgr769 says:

      He had every place he ever served, every school he ever attended, and every badge, medal or ribbon he ever earned listed in his official personnel file when he finished his second enlistment in 1993 at Ft. Campbell with the 101st. If he didn’t have all of that stuff on his DD-214 when he out-processed, it is because he didn’t object or because he wasn’t there to sign it. If so, his DD-214 will lack his signature. I suppose people sent to Leavenworth from confinement might not out-process at the base personnel section. But everyone else does. I did it about four times. The last place one goes is the base or unit AG section to sign out one’s personnel file or, at end of active duty, pick up one’s DD-214. Y’all correct me, if the process was different in 1993.