Richard Wayne Jowers – Fake Army Airborne Ranger, Combat Wounded, Blog of Shame

| February 12, 2020 | 326 Comments

The nice folks over at send us a case on Richard Wayne Jowers.  There are a few updates I will add before the MP case appears.  This was done last night by KTXS12:


Here are some additional claims made by Jowers:


Here are a few more:


Sadly, tragedy strikes most of us at times during our life.  How we deal with it weaves the fiber of our character.   I do not believe Jowers made false claims about his military service as a jerk knee response because he was mad at his opponent.   His attempt at faux humility and false statements seem to be a bit more systemic than that.

To go from actually being a Private that was kicked out of the Army for Desertion with an Other than Honorable Discharge to claims of being a Wounded Army Ranger Staff Sergeant is repugnant at best.  Did he file a false employment application with his current employer?  It appears he was obligated at the time of his hire to report an Other than Honorable Discharge.   Did he provide a DD-214 at the time of hire and if so, does it match his official military records? How long has he been making false claims about his service?

I bet some good people around his part of the world know some of the answers to those questions.


Richard Wayne Jowers comes to us from Baird, Texas. At the time of this writing, February 2020, Jowers is 53 years old. He more commonly goes by “Rick” and / or “Ricky.”

Jowers is the Chief Deputy for Callahan County, Texas.

Jowers is currently running for Sheriff of Callahan County with the election being held on March 3, 2020.

In some of the debates leading up to the election, Jowers has claimed to have been a US Army Airborne Ranger. Here he asks candidate Leroy Foley if he was an Airborne Ranger and then affirms that they both were.

In a Clyde County Town Hall meeting designed to hear from the two candidates, held on January 6, 2020, Jowers states that that “was in the military – took a bullet for his country.”

There was some question about Foley, the other candidate, and his military claims. Foley eventually dropped out of the race.


We had received submissions about Jowers and his military claims having to do with being at the Black Hawk Down event in Somalia in 1993, being wounded, killing hundreds of the enemy, etc. We largely ignored these claims because many were wild and most all had no proof associated with them, therefore it was hearsay. However, we started hearing similar claims over and over again from separate sources and gave us reason to pause. Again, we largely ignored these claims due to lack of credible evidence.

Jowers came out with what struck us as an odd statement. According to, “Jowers goes on to explain that even though he claimed otherwise during public forums for the Sheriff’s race, he is, “not a Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, or an Airborne Ranger.”

This would be similar to someone saying they were not an astronaut and at no time did they ever walk on the moon, or that they never played football for the Dallas Cowboys.

Why would someone make such statements unless they made those claims?

Jowers also made the following post to his Facebook page. We at Military Phony had not heard that Jowers’ military service was in question, just the type of service and his experiences.

What became apparent about this post was that OTHER THAN HONORABLE appears instead of a Reenlistment code. HONORABLE as a stand-alone designation does not appear there. Stated another way, this area should have a reenlistment code. The word HONORABLE should not appear here instead of a reenlistment code. The only other things that would appear here are DISHONORABLE or OTHER THAN HONORABLE CONDITIONS.

Jowers called one of our investigators and admitted he had been discharged under OTHER THAN HONORABLE CONDITIONS.

Many were skeptical and contacted Military Phony. Others were wanting what they characterized as fair and equal treatment of the candidates. However, Military Phony only investigates claims of Stolen Valor and has no vested interest in a local Sheriff’s election in the state of Texas.

Since a quick sweep showed that Jowers spent about 18 months in the Army, our interest peaked. He could have been wounded and been discharged early because 18 months is not a typical enlistment.

. . . . .


Richard Wayne Jowers’ military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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FOIA Result – Summary Sheet – Ricky Wayne Jowers
FOIA Result – Photo – Ricky Wayne Jowers
FOIA Result – Assignments – Ricky Wayne Jowers

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DoD Manpower Data Center Result – Richard Wayne Jowers

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There is a shortened length of service from what is expected for a normal enlistment.

Based on the entries common surrounding this, it appears that Jowers went AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave) in March of 1989.

The military generally classifies unauthorized absence in excess of 30 days as a desertion. This is also documented by the “DMR” annotated in his records.

He was “DFR” (Dropped From Rolls) at one month in April 1989 when usually the soldier is declared a Deserter.

In July of 1989, Jowers had an entry of “RMC” which is “Return to Military Control.”

He was then sent to Fort Sill, OK Personal Control Facility (PCF) while awaiting probably a Court Martial. PCF is NOT REALLY a Stockade or Prison. It is a Facility to house Trouble Soldiers who needed to be Retrained or Soldiers who are awaiting Court Martial Procedures.

It made sense he was sent to Fort Sill PCF since he was FA.

The Personnel Clerk recorded an incorrect date by putting his Discharge as “870822” instead of “890822”.

His unit was in Germany and he appeared to go on leave and did not return to Germany. He turned himself in to Fort Sill. He was then discharged under “OTHER THAN HONORABLE CONDITIONS” for desertion.


He left the Army as a Private (E-1) which is probably due to the trouble just before discharge. This is in contrast to Staff Sergeant / SSG (E-6) that he claimed in the debate video above.


Jowers does not show assignments indicative of being a Ranger.


There was no Purple Heart listed in his records. There were no medals listed that would indicate combat.

When Jowers claimed that he “took a bullet for his country” a military member or veteran would see this is a direct claim of being combat wounded and one would expect to see a Purple Heart in his military records.


There is nothing in Jowers’ records reflect RANGER or Airborne training.

We don’t see any Ranger School Training or Airborne Training on his Summary Records.


There is a Texas State policy that says that one cannot work in Law Enforcement if their military discharge was DISHONORABLE or OTHER THAN HONORABLE. This can be found here:

So how was Jowers allowed to gain employment in Law Enforcement in the state of Texas?

Did the Sheriff’s Department know about his OTHER THAN HONORABLE DISCHARGE when he was hired? Or did Jowers submit other information?

This would have happened years ago but it appears there was an amendment last year.

People can have their military discharges upgraded from a lower status. Jowers claims that he has worked in law enforcement for two decades, so he would have had to done it before securing employment.


Jowers put out the following statement:

“I have something that I would like to say to the citizens of Callahan County, I deeply and wholeheartedly apologize for misleading you about my military service. I do have discrepancies on my DD 214 from 30 years ago and I’m currently working on correcting those. The problem was this, I had a couple of tragic accidents that happened in my family that caused me to be released from the military a year early. I received an “Other Than Honorable Conditions”. I feel that that is no one‘s business but mine and my family’s. I’m not a Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, or an Airborne Ranger.

I sincerely and completely apologize for saying that at the forums. I was upset and angry at a certain person, and let my emotions get the best of me. If I have offended any military or citizen I do apologize. I love my country, I love my military, and I love Callahan County.

I am not and have not attempted to use my military service to sway citizens to vote for me. My military service is NOT a part of my platform as I have said many time.

I feel that this is an extremely ugly race and I know that people are tired of seeing ugly things on Facebook. I pray that this will soon be over and we can all get back to our normal lives. I am not perfect and I have made many mistakes and I’ve learned from all of them. Thank you and God bless.”

Although Jowers came out and seemingly played down his prior claims saying that he was not running on his military record, he still made the comments about being an Airborne Ranger and “taking a bullet for his country.”

There was some value gained from such statements. One cannot deny that. Maybe some people didn’t care, but others do.

Although it is hard to measure with each individual voter, it could be valued in terms of influence.

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It sounds like Rick Jowers had some tragic mitigating family circumstances that contributed to his OTHER THAN HONORABLE DISCHARGE. However, he had a very long time to have those records corrected. Instead, it appears that he chose to embellish upon the lies he was already living.

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


Category: Army Poser, Politics, Valor Vultures

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:


    You lying deserting piece of sh^t Richard Wayne Jowers, been waiting on this to pop up.

    I will make this post short and sweet. Let me be the FIRST to call for the immediate deployment of the Hemisphere of Insults on your lying chickien sh^t deserting ass. PHUQUE YOU YOU SUM BITCH!!!

    Can I get a SECOND and an AYE?

    • Combat Historian says:

      I hereby second the AYE!

    • The Stranger says:

      Horale! Si! Si! Con una chingada, SI!

    • ChipNASA says:

      And away we go. In this instance both of the Phone PHUCKERS rate the HoI because “Stupid is as Stupid Does and Phony is as Phony does”, so, I hope that going forward, you get the attention and scrutiny you so richly deserve AND if you used your bullshit stories to gain employment, which it seems you are ineligible for in Law Enforcement, that a shit ton of hot steaming consequences rains down upon you for that.

      Grab your ankles bitch boy, breathe and relax your rectum because here it comes….

      The Hemisphere of Insults®™
      (aka, “This Ain’t Hell” Thesaurus)
      FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!!
      DANGER CLOSE!!!!
      MOPP LEVEL 4!!!
      TAKE COVER!!!!!
      … Richard (DICK! 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Not the cool, highly trained bad ass EOD guys, the recipient, He’s more fucked up than a spotted Zebra, shirt-lifter, This guy stepped on his dick so hard it made mine hurt, when your Mom was pregnant with you, the dry cleaner used to charge her double for extra coat hangers. 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  2. Jay says:

    Karma IS a Bitch. She has GPS and She WILL find you, it just may take a while. Has they ever been a more epic shit show from a TAH file than this? NOW is the time to jump into the Callahan County sheriff’s race. Hell, just go down there as a lowly, lowly cook.

    “I may have been only a cook…but at least im HONEST.”

    • Combat Historian says:

      It was mentioned from an earlier thread that the filing deadline for this race was back in December 2019, so the good folks of Callahan County are truly stuck between a Rock and a Hardplace…

      • Daisy Cutter says:

        It seems like they could have a special election or have a judge open it up again due to the circumstances.

        By “circumstances” I mean lying and debauchery – not to put too fine a point on it.

      • SFC D says:

        I’m not sure how it works in Callahan County, but a few years back, Cochise County AZ had to replace their candidate for sheriff well past the filing deadline, due to his very sudden and very unfortunate death. County election regs specified that the replacement candidate was to be selected by the local republican party committee. The local dems bitched about this, but the truth is that it would have been exactly the same thing if a dem candidate would have had to be replaced. Callahan county may have a similar procedure in place.

    • 2banana says:

      Don’t mess with cooks.

      Especially on nuclear subs.

    • marinedad61 says:

      Word in Clyde (in Callahan County)…
      is this will now become a WRITE-IN election.

      1 retired (20 year) police officer,
      is mulling a write-in run.
      He’s perfect.. but really hates the shit going
      at the Callahan County Sheriff’s Office.

      He only needs more write-in votes than Mickey Mouse, or Elvis.

    • Retired Grunt says:

      Ain’t no such thing as a lowly cook…… You put on the uniform I serve you write a check to Uncle Sam up to and including possibly your life aint no such thing as a lowly anything,lol… However, once in iraq a cook almost shot me… lol That’s another story

  3. 2banana says:

    They don’t do this but should in basic training.

    One hour block of instruction of how a less than honorable discharge will f*ck up your entire life.

    With real life examples…in the flesh.

    18 year old kids have no concept or clue.

  4. 5th/77th FA says:

    Richard/Ricky/Rick Wayne Jowers whatever you call yourself, you have reached a low not often seen in the Halls of asshattery Stolen Valor Dip Sh^ts. Despicable AND Repugnant. You are even lower than old Festering Lying Lester Brown (stain) of the Elko POW/MIA Awareness Ass(ociation). Lying Les “just lied and embellished.” You effing DESERTED you POS. And then you stood upon the bodies and in the blood of proud Patriots who gave their all for this Country. And you used your lies to further your career and standings in the Community. I do hope that you are shunned and run out of town on a rail, tarred and feathered with chicken feathers to symbolically show what chicken sh^t you were. You weren’t even being shot at and you deserted your post. Barely a year of continuous duty and ran home crying. NO family emergency is so great that would cause someone to desert. All you had to do was go to your chain of command, and some arrangements would have been made. Missing Mama’s Sugar Teat? Jody banging your girl and doing it right.

    Here’s hoping the State of Texas does the right thing and prosecutes you to the fullest extent of the law. And when they get done with your lying ass the Feds gives your chicken sh^t sissy punk ass to Bubba and the Boys at the BTJ&T Deli and Cell Block C of the Gray Bar Hotel.

    You are disgusting and have smeared the Artillery Branch worse than anyone. We are just grateful that your sorry ass was thrown out of our Army before you did any more damage. ESAD MOFO!

    • The Stranger says:

      As the Pappy of the Artillery, the “Defenders of the Keep” hereby also disown this worthless loser. Fortunately for him, the Brotherhood of the NDSM was not also tarred with his loser-dom, however, the Brotherhood is not amused since he did steal honor from members of our order. Fuck this guy.

    • Bim says:

      I think he prefers to go by the name “Dick” now, 5/77. Rumor is, when he takes Viagra he just becomes a little taller.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Damn Bim, I didn’t know that Viagra would have any effect on a pussy. I learn something new everyday here. Is he a trans Dick? Does he identify as a Dick now since he was such a pussy back when he deserted? Thanks for the heads up. Richard/Ricky/Rick/Dick Wayne Jowers the lying, chicken sh^t deserter pussy will be hearing a similar statement from the BTJ&T Deli owners and Cell Block C; ie…Thanks for the head.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      If the State of Texas DOES put him in the Greybar Hilton they’ll likely have to keep him in PC, Protective Custody, known as “Punk Central” to the General Population. In PC inmates are one to a cell with one hour a day for exercise in a pen and live completely segregated from others. Kiddie Pervs are one genre that ends up in PC, ditto with Ex-LEO’s that went dirty, either way his life will be complete and total hell. I heard earlier that the Texas Rangers were also looking into both of those SV assclowns so it’s only going to get more interesting!

  5. Scotty says:

    Nice folks over at Military Phonies?
    Who would’ve thunk.

  6. Comm Center Rat says:

    “…I had a couple of tragic accidents that happened in my family that caused me to be released from the military a year early.” Thirty years later and Jowls still can’t admit he’s a DESERTER.

    At least this POS didn’t earn the highly coveted, rarely awarded NDSM. Our brotherhood takes some small comfort in knowing Jowls is not counted among our elite, patriotic defenders.

    • 2banana says:

      I can still remember when that was my only bling.

      Good times!

    • Combat Historian says:

      As a two-time awardee of the NDSM, I am PROUD to be part of this elite Brotherhood of Warriors…

      • The Stranger says:

        Hey, do us two-time awardees have a secret handshake or something?

        • Combat Historian says:

          Yes, but we can’t talk about it in front of everyone else…

        • Martinjmpr says:

          The first rule of the Dual NDSM brotherhood is that you don’t talk about the dual NDSM brotherhood! 😉

          • ChipNASA says:

            I hear that it’s so manly and they are so secret, the can drop trou and just dickslap each other.


            One of the guys in my unit Tom retired at 60 some years ago. We still keep in touch on social media. i think he’s one of the few guys in my unit that was a 3 time award winner. THAT’S FUCKING SOMETHING!!

            The only thing more impressive was a friend of mine when, in the 1990s, had a Blues showdown at Christmas Reserve Weekend showed up wearing this…


            At first we were all like “Oh Ray, you were statined in Korea, and he was all like, No Fucker, i was in the Korean War…..(mic drop)

            W.T. F?!??!!?

            He went in the Marines in the 1950s and made NCO, then he went Army Reserve and then went active Air Force and when I met him in 1988 when we both went TDY to Dover AFB (he was my old crotchety roommate), he was Reserve. He retired at 60 up in Ohio, and passed in 2013 so, yeah, he had three too.
            He was a smart ass but as mild mannered as they came.

            • rgr1480 says:

              Cool … it has two crossed-penises … who was it upthread talking about “dick slapping”???

            • Dennis - not chevy says:

              I think it was about ’83, a really old SMSgt sat across the table from me. I only remember three things about him. 1. He looked real old. 2. He took his teeth out to eat. 3. He had a Berlin Airlift Device on him Occupation Medal.
              I figured he was about the oldest Sergeant on active duty there was, until I got to my next base. My boss’s boss was a CMSgt who had been drafted in WWII. He joined the ANG after the war but got Federalized so many times he said the heck with it. He stayed on active duty the last time until he was retired at 60 years old.

    • SFC D says:

      “released” doesn’t exactly equate to “kicked the fuck out”.

  7. Frankie Cee says:

    The Callahan County Sheriff has locked down the Facebook page, not allowing comments, or possibly, just blocked me from comments?

  8. Ret_25X says:

    Imagine being so weak and useless you go AWOL from your unit in Germany less than 6 months after you arrive in country.

    Oh wait…we don’t have to imagine.

    We have Jowerieboi to guide us!

    He was stationed on the “Rock” same time I was. It wasn’t a garden spot, but it wasn’t Fulda either.

    Let’s face it, he’s weak sauce.

    • Comm Center Rat says:

      Jowls is so worthless and weak he doesn’t even rate a pledge pin on his uniform.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Good points all there SGM Ret-25X. I did me a google foo on The Chicken Sh^t Mama’s Boi Lying Deserting POS Richard/Ricky/Rick Wayne Jowers’ unit that he served in. You have more reason to be pissed as any of us, being at Ayers when this dirtbag was. Can understand that a Troop of your caliber didn’t know this piece of sh^t, even tho that was a small place. I am purely disgusted even more since I have read the proud history of this unit, it’s lineage going all the way back to the War of 1812, with outstanding service in the 1812, Seminole, Mexican, WBTS, Cuba, and WWII. (Unit was deployed for WWI but hostilities ended before they got their guns. The Chicken Shatted Deserter Richard/Ricky/Rick Wayne Jowers deserted before the wall fell, and had already been thrown out for DESERTION when Desert Shield/Storm broke out. They fired 1455 rounds in support of that action. The Bitch Boi Richard/Ricky/Rick Wayne Jowers even had a cool unit patch to wear. Phuque Heem.

      Dahell is ChipNASA with the requested TOT HoI? And since I haven’t seen this descriptive adjective used to describe the POS DESERTER Richard/Ricky/Rick Wayne Jowers yet, I’ll just leave this here.

      COCKSUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your Google Innerwebz Infamy!!!!!!!!!!

      • Ret_25X says:

        2/3 may have been the finest FA Battalion in the Army back then.

        It is still active as part of the 1st BDE 1AD out at Fort Bliss.

        1/1AD traces its lineage back to 1/3AD and still calls itself “Ready First”

        Sadly, all of the other units have been renamed so the 32nd and 33rd AR regiments are no longer active although 1/36INF is active.

      • ChipNASA says:

        I”m here bitch tits!! LOL .
        HoI has been deployed.

        just remember, sometimes I’m behind a bit and don’t catch requests SO, it there is a request for the HoI, and you don’t see anything from me but see me posting elsewhere, comment and aim my shit thataway so I can do my due diligence.

        Anyway HoI is in the air and on target.
        Ole Dickbreath here about to get his 6 tore the fuck up!!!

        Usually on weekends I’m not on TAH but usually work days monitoring from Cubeforce.

        Also, I have no idea why the time stamp is one hour off or that’s maybe a server thing as I’m on the Mid-Atlantic/East timeline.
        Huh, who knows.


        • 5th/77th FA says:

          You good Bro. You know you’ll always be my FIRST Dingleberry…err Huckleberry. You know how itchy my trigger finger gets when we have such a prime target as the lying Sack of Deserting Sh^t Richard/Ricky/Rick Wayne Jowers. Been wanting to be the FIRST to call for a Time On Target Massive Bat tree assault on his ass since his scamming, scheming, lying fake deserting ass FIRST showed up. Thank you for handling the fire mission, I feel much better now.

          The time thingie has been a little sketchy since the conversion/transposition from the .us to the .com for the site. Been an hour off whether it’s DST or real time. The FIRST land mass you come to heading east is Bermuda. It’s an hours difference from Eastern time. You can draw your own conclusions to that and Dave’s new boat. (smirk)

        • Combat Historian says:

          Dude, I hope your shingles is better. I had that shit on my midriff many moons ago; it was painful itchy agony…

          • ChipNASA says:

            Thanks Combat Historian.
            I’m done with meds after a week and are on the downside of the mend.
            Being as it’s a nervous system/virus thing, it’s nicely fucked up my entire left leg as in the joints and muscles and such have burning and aching and random stabbing pains in odd places. My lower back is pinchy as is my pelvic and hip joint and then the tendons are burny. It’s just weird shit but I’m extremely thankful it’s only my ankle/shin area.
            I’m going back to revisit with the Med Director and the Nurse Practitioner for review.
            My sainted mother said that they have a newer vaccine which is not live virus for shingles. i told her after this is over, I’d gladly take 15 shots directly in the ass to avoid having shingles ever again.
            It feels like I’ve had sunburn and very localized flu symptoms in my body for about a month.
            That being said, glad it wasn’t on my head/face around the eyes, or the waist or chest/breasts as some woman have and glad it hasn’t lasted like 3 months as some folks have told me, it can with others.
            Maybe some day, I’ll sleep through the night for 6 + hours again.

            One can only hope *grins*

            At least I have a late night early morning distraction as I’m reading a book when I can’t sleep. A Book you say?? Fucking Chip can read!?!?! What WONDERS!!! *giggles*

            I’m reading Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan (Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Series)
            He’s a joint author here for this book and series with Martin Dugard. There’s also Killing Lincoln, Kennedy, the SS, Civil War Legends etc. Check them out.
            Apparenlty the second and third page of the HoI disappeared so I have to go back and re-post.
            Tah Dah!

  9. Mustang Major says:

    Well, well, well. Leroy Foley and Rick Jowers, military posers and both in Texas law enforcement. A real “Texas Twosome.”

    I suspect all of the “Hero” praise from the media and public being heaped onto both the military and law enforcement over the past few years, was too much for these idiots to ignore and wanted “double hero” status. Well, that didn’t work out for them. They ended up with double phony status.

    Callahan County looks like the kind of place where everyone knows everyone. Both of these phonies will have to explain to their families, friends and neighbors why they lied to them. In the future, every word that comes out of these disgraced law officer’s mouths will now be evaluated for truthfulness, as it should be. If these clowns were willing to make up fantastic lies about military service, lying about other things is easy, and I am sure, frequent for these guys. I would have to question the honesty of their law enforcement work. I would also question the integrity of any law enforcement agency that would employ them now that these liars have been exposed.

    I will give some credit to Leroy Foley. Once his lies were caught, Leroy Foley did the right thing and resigned. He only needs to withdraw from the sheriff’s race.

    I suspect that Rick Jowers will not do the honorable thing by resigning his position with the Callahan County Sheriff’s Department but will continue to obfuscate the facts. His twisted strategy must be, “If they believed my bullshit once, they will believe it again.” I have three pieces of advice for Ricky Jowers:

    1. Resign today. People will appreciate your decision as it will eliminate all of the future public controversy about the sheriff’s department employing a liar. Do not seek law enforcement work in the future.
    2. Withdraw from the Sheriff’s race. I doubt if anyone other than people financially dependent on you want you to become the county sheriff. I am sure the Governor can appoint a Sheriff until one can be elected.
    3. Get rid of that stupid looking mustache.

  10. Frankie Cee says:

    The “Callahan County Crash” could have bodies laying all over the place. The wreckage itself will be hard to scrape up.

  11. Terry Sheehan says:

    The way I see it, here is the slight difference between Foley and Jowers:

    FOLEY – Most likely forged a DD-214, then used it to get employment as an LEO, then points to it as proof of his claims.

    JOWERS – Most likely did nothing with his DD-214, avoided using it to get employment as an LEO, then keeps it out of site when he makes his claims.

    I could be wrong, but this is my educated guess. Both are most likely guilty of Stolen Valor.

    • OWB says:

      The difference may only be in the degree of “altering.” Foley obviously submitted a completely forged document. Jowers used one that had something blanked out, either accidently or by design. A well placed piece of paper covering some of the reenlistment eligibility block? White out? Careful placement on the copier glass so that some of doc wasn’t copied? However it got that way, it was HIS responsibility to submit a correct and complete copy.

      • marinedad61 says:

        Those 2 snippets of DD-214 was amateur redacting and deception, by Rick Jowers, for the internet, since he knew whatever DD-214 he put out there, would be scrutinized.
        (He saw the Foley story unfold.)
        He was working on putting out his whole DD-214, lightly redacted, as of Monday evening, but he was too slow, and now, too late.

        Unlike Leroy Foley, who had no fear of scrutiny,
        and pushed his long time Fake DD-214,
        and even brandished it to TV,
        the same TV that soon after filmed his perp walk.

  12. Daisy Cutter says:

    INMATE: Can you warm my coffee up a bit?

    JOWERS: You’re lucky I even gave you coffee.

    INMATE: Try looking at things from this side of these bars.

    JOWERS: The difference between me and you is we can talk all day and play cards, but at the end of the day I get to go home. Uh, er… would you like it piping hot or just slightly warmer. Cream? Sugar?

  13. The Stranger says:

    Where’s Green Thumb? We really need his pithy, trenchant analysis here.

  14. sbalm says:

    Not to influence things but the comments getting to 50 the quickest in any case has been 10:30 EST.

    This has been in the several years I’ve been observing this.

    This post may break that record.

    • marinedad61 says:

      Due to posts and comments with links plopped onto
      County and Rant Facebook groups and pages in Clyde and Callahan County,
      plenty of new readers from Texas are watching,
      and are also pasting blog comments (here!) back to Texas.

      Texans new to this doubted the websites on Friday,
      but they are totally on board now.

      This is a boon to MP, TAH, and VG.
      Honorary Star of Texas to you!

      • sbalm says:

        It must have resonated. We are not getting the typical “get a life” and “stop hassling veterans” comments. I too applaud the good folks of Texas. It seems that they would rather know the truth – no matter how uncomfortable it may be.

  15. Claw says:

    Here’s hoping that the last 40 days of Buck Private pay due to him was offset by the unpaid debt to the government Deserters TA-50 Report of Survey before being kicked to the curb.

    This is what happens when you don’t clear CIF and keep the canteen cup./smile

  16. Daisy Cutter says:

    Is it just me or is there a 10-15 year difference in the photo of Jowers outside with sunglasses and his official campaign photo?

  17. sbalm says:

    We reached 50 comments around 0927-0928 for future reference.

    I think that is a record since this statistic has been kept track of.

  18. Daisy Cutter says:

    “A Vote for Rick Jowers is a Vote to Weed out Corruption”

    “The first thing I’m going to do as Sheriff is send myself packing.”

  19. Shell says:

    Pardon the digression but AWOL stands for Absent WithOut Leave, not Away WithOut Leave. Always has, always will.

    Jowers is a POS, btw.

  20. 26Limabeans says:

    That story is so sad I just wanna fuckin cry.

  21. Charles says:


    (Start with March 10, 1989 as dates are rendered YEAR, MONTH, DAY).


    890310 {XXXXXXXXX} Redacted to cover the entry
    “AWOL” (Absent Without Leave)

    890401 DFR When he did not return in 30
    days, he was administratively
    classified as a Deserter (a
    soldier who quits his unit with
    the intent never to return). As
    a result, he was D[ropped]
    F[rom] the R[olls], that is,
    he was struck from the unit
    roster, freeing up his position/
    billet to be replaced with
    another — and hopefully better —

    890712 RMC After being on the run for 3 1/2
    months, he R[eturned] to
    M[ilitary] C[ontrol]. This could
    have been everything from
    walking into a military facility
    — even a recruiting office — and
    surrendering; or it could be an
    arrest by the FBI, Military
    Police, or civilian law
    enforcement, perhaps even an
    arrest by a Texas Deputy
    Sheriff. Wouldn’t that be
    ironic? He was then at Fort
    Hood, TX.

    890713 RETURNEE He was sent to Fort Sill, OK in
    the status of a “returnee.”
    Since at this point he had been
    Dropped From the Rolls of his
    former unit, and he was an
    artillery soldier, he was
    returned to the Personnel
    Control/Confinement Facility at
    the Headquarters Command, United
    States Army Field Artillery
    Center and School, Fort Sill,
    Oklahoma. [PCF, HQ CMD,
    USAFAC&S, Ft Sill, OK].

    At this point, if he had a valid excuse for his 3 1/2 months on the run, he would make his excuses to his PCF Commander and his Judge Advocate General (JAG) Attorney from the Trial Defense Service.
    Even at this late point, if he was a young, dumb, first enlistment low ranking soldier, he MAY have been able to accept some punishment, but then be reinserted into the personnel pipeline to return to another artillery unit. That did not happen. One of two things did happen:

    1 – He was processed for involuntary separation under Chapter 14, Army Regulation 635-200 for “Misconduct” (serious serious act of misconduct) and separated with an “Other Than Honorable” Discharge, or;

    2 – He was subject to a court-martial with a Charge and Specification under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 85 – Desertion. That would carry a maximum punishment of Dishonorable Discharge and 5 years of confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and automatic reduction to Private E1. In that situation, he could waive all his rights and request a “Discharge In Lieu of Court-Martial” under Chapter 10 of AR 635-200.

    870822 Disch [REDACTED TO CONCEAL CHAPTER 10 or
    14, AR 635-200].

    Regardless of the means, the result was an “Other Than Honorable” Discharge, the administrative equivalent of a “Bad Conduct Discharge” that is imposed as a sentence by a court-martial. A “BCD” denies the ex-soldier of virtually all benefits administered by the VA and the Army Establishment.

    By operation of law, any soldier involuntary discharged under Chapter 10 or Chapter 14 is automatically reduced to the pay grade of E1 (Private).

  22. Skippy says:

    In all the years I’ve been hanging around
    TAH this is a FIRST two turds running for office
    That are as phony as hell one a AWOL ranger
    The other a prior service fraud
    I haven’t seen this mush drama since
    “You know who”
    flew his plane in the ground


  23. Retired Grunt says:

    Ummmmm…… how in the??? I’m sorry but if you have anything other than an honorable discharge how are you wearing a badge??? I don’t care if you’re running for sheriff I don’t care if you the cheif deputy how the hell did you get the badge in the 1st place? I was lucky enough to serve as both a soldier and a police officer in my life but then again all of my discharges were honorable.

  24. PTBH says:

    Interesting comment by Jowers… before this blog but after his public “confession.” This was on his personal page.


  25. Skyjumper says:

    For sale:

    Two barely used sockpuppets:

    L. Foley & Leroy G. Foley.
    Slightly chewed on.
    Lowest bidder is the winner.

    Will be wrapped in phony DD214’s and shipped upon receipt of payment.

    That is all.

  26. Charles says:

    Two additional bits of information since there is sometimes confusion about “desertion” and being a “deserter.”

    “Desertion” is leaving your unit with the intent never to return. Some think that a service member must be absent for over 30 days to be considered a “deserter.” WRONG.

    Don’t confuse the crime of “desertion” (or “UCMJ Desertion” under Article 85) with administrative “desertion.”

    If PFC Joe Tentpeg cleans out his locker, burns his uniforms, tears up his ID card, and heads for the airport with a one-way ticket to a home far away, he is a “deserter.” He could be apprehended at the airport 30 minutes after leaving Camp Swampy and brought back immediately, but he’s still a deserter and he is subject to court-martial.

    If PFC Joe Tentpeg departs Camp Swampy in uniform, with his ID card, and a round-trip ticket, always with the intent to return, he might overstay his leave by 30-60-90 days, but when he is apprehended he might successfully defeat a charge of desertion by showing that mom was sick and he had to take care of three minor siblings, then he was in a car wreck, then he was kidnapped and held for ransom, but always and everywhere he intended to return … he could be found not guilty of USMC desertion at a court-martial.

    But the unit isn’t going to wait forever — with an empty bed and a gap in the front line — to see if Tentpeg has a good excuse for being gone. After 30 days of unauthorized absence, the unit commander can declare Tentpeg an administrative “deserter” and drop him from the rolls. That frees up the position/billet so the unit can requisition a replacement soldier to get back to full strength.

    • Retired Grunt says:

      Actually, if mom was really sick, I’d be on his side…soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines all love their mommas….

    • SFC D says:

      During my liver-destroying tenure as a rear-d 1SG, I had a handful of chronic AWOL’ers. The rear-d commander and I found a quick and easy way to cure that. We’d change their status to “deserter” after 24 hours, and stop their pay. Fixed that problem quick.

      • Retired Grunt says:

        You sound like my rear- d 1sg….. ever stationed in Korea??

      • Ret_25X says:

        rear-D 1SG is THE. WORST. JOB. IN. THE. ARMY.

        OMG I was ready to go postal on those dipsticks.

        Rocks with lips, each and every one.

        • SFC D says:

          Started off as a pretty good gig. But some brigade level geniuses got bonked by the good idea fairy. My rear-d kept gaining troopies from 2 battalions. 1 was moving to Bliss following deployment, do I got all their new folks. I got all the new folks from the unit I was in. Plus, we’d deactivated a large company, but Big Army was still sending me people to fill it. So. Rear D grew from about 25 troops to over 250. No equipment. Nothing to train on. And a bitch MAJ from BDE that needed a stake through her little black heart. Damn little to keep people busy. Not exactly a recipe for success!

          • USAFRetired says:

            During DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, my older sister, myself, my younger sister and her husband were all on Active Duty. My older sister a nurse deployed with an Air Transportable Hospital in August. In late September my mother was hospitalized, diagnosed with terminal cancer and died all within about two weeks. We all got Emergency leave and they shipped my older sister home before my mom died and then she returned to her unit after the funeral.

            My brother-in-law deployed between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The three of us still stateside had Thanksgiving dinner at his units chow hall at Ft Benning. He was a MSC officer.
            He pinned on Captain at an intersection on the highway of death.

            I deployed in January off the staff as an augmentee to CENTAF and managed to get in 7-8 flights during the Storm.

            There is no doubt in my mind that my younger sister had the hardest, lousiest job of all of us. She was the rear Det commander for her battalion (also MSC officer) I spoke with her regularly right up until I deployed and listened to the stories of having to deal with the sick, lame, and lazy as well as the AWOLS and ne’er do wells. She got stuck with.

    • Ret_25X says:

      Any easy metric using the “new stereo rule” (remember, this was the 80s):

      If the stereo disappeared before they left, they were deserters.

      If they left the stereo in the barracks, they were Santa Claus.

      One of these clowns showed back up like two years later and wanted to know what happened to his TV, stereo, etc. 1SG just looked at him like he had lost his mind.

      The barracks was a pretty tight knit place and the troops usually knew about an AWOL before the NCOs…by the time we showed up to clean up the mess there was a bunk with a bare mattress and empty wall locker left. Usually, even the boots were gone.

  27. OWB says:

    Good work, everyone who worked on this one. And thanks to all who continue to unravel this mess. Looks like those who need to are following through and that complete justice will eventually prevail.


    Valor thieves are all mentally and/or morally defective. Neither should be in law enforcement. There are no excuses for claiming military honors you did not earn or violating laws to become a police officer, much less sheriff.

    • Mustang Major says:

      I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called “Don’t F*** with Cats. In the film, based on a real crime, a group of people connected by a common interest and the internet, tracked down a Canadian based murderer. Their efforts resulted in his arrest and conviction.

      Interesting documentary and sort of what happened here in the case of this two actor shit show.

  28. ninja says:

    The story of Leroy Grant Foley and Ricky Wayne Jowers needs to be featured on INSIDE EDITION & FOX News as well as THE ARMY TIMES, STARS & STRIPES and THE MILITARY TIMES.

    Spread The Love!


    • Hack Stone says:

      This saga is more suitable for That’s Incredible or Believe It Or Not.

    • Comm Center Rat says:

      Hi, I’m Deborah Norville and tonight on Inside Edition we bring you The Texas Two Step: Deceit and Deception in the Lone Star State. How two law enforcement officers went from being paper heroes to real world zeroes. Big egos and big lies end their careers in a spectacularly fraudulent fashion during the election campaign for Callahan County Sheriff. Now the Texas Rangers have been called in to bring justice and we’ll interview retired Ranger Cordell Walker to learn about investigative approaches his former agency might pursue. Join us tonight!

  29. ninja says:

    Is Ole Ricky Boy ALSO claiming to be a Border Patrol Agent?

    Check out the Badge on his Facebook. One does not need a Facebook account to see the picture of the Badge.

  30. Mustang Major says:

    The Sheriff of Callahan County’s salary is $40,571.53 for FY 2020 per the county budget:

    Add benefits, take home car, occasional free meals, and no-one in your business, makes this a sweet job, assuming you live in a low-cost area.

    Of course, the job won’t make you rich….

  31. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if the mustache is fake as well?

  32. Retired Grunt says:

    I’m literally sickened by the fact that he has other than honorable and he gets to wear a badge I screwed up once in all of my years and I don’t get to serve anybody anymore because I have to own up to my mistake. I have to take responsibility for what I did but he gets to wear a badge. For 2 seconds I thought I was above the law and I got caught but people like him they just get a pass dont they?

  33. Terry Sheehan says:

    My money is on Rick Jowers dropping out of the Sheriff’s race and resigning from the Callahan County Sheriff’s Office citing that “I want to spend more time with my family” which is political code for “I screwed up and probably can’t win anyway.”

    This will happen most “Ricky Tick” is my prediction.

  34. OldManchu says:


    you DICK!

  35. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    How did Ricky Wayne Jowers get shit in his mustache?

    🎵Lookin’ for love in all the wrong places 🎵…

  36. ChipNASA says:

    There seems to be a glitch because I only see the first page of the HoI. Will re-post because It could have been an error on my part but then again, it could be an Admin thing?
    Who knows. I’m posting separately because if there’s a comment needed for the deployment of the Hoi, then so be it.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Just FYI.
      I talked to the powers that be and the HoI in this particular instance is being edited if not deleted from this particular thread and will be deployed going forward with a pinch of thoughtfulness because of the outside public interest in this particular case and those not usually accustomed to TAH visiting TAH and wanting to possibly reference TAH but come upon the dreaded HoI and being hesitant to refer to this particular resource.

      All is good and I’m on board and the HoI is not itself, insulted, so press on and let’s see how things go here with Mr Jowers and he opponent Mr Foley.


  37. Martinjmpr says:

    WRT Jowers wearing a badge, I note that the excerpt above that lists the qualifications for being an LEO in Texas (and prohibiting someone with an OTH) is from 2011.

    In order to know whether Jowers concealed or omitted disqualifying information, we would have to know two pieces of information, first, when did Jowers first apply to be an LEO (I think he’s claiming “20 years” of law enforcement service and second, what were the requirements WRT military discharges at THAT TIME.

    I think the civilian world has evolved regarding discharges. I recall from some very old job applications that it only asked if I’d received a dishonorable discharge. If Jowers entered law enforcement when only a “dishonorable” was a disqualifying factor, he might have squeaked in because technically, “other than honorable” is a step above “dishonorable.”

    Once he was in, likely he would not have been able to be held to the higher standard, at least not without some due process (that’s because legally, a government job is usually considered a property right, that cannot be taken without due process of law.)

    There was also the incident with the ex-Airman who shot up the church in Texas a few years ago who, I think, had gotten either a general-under-other-than-honorable or even a BCD, but because it wasn’t a “dishonorable” discharge, it didn’t show up on his background check to buy the gun. That caused the military to start “reporting” certain discharges that had not been considered “reportable” before then.

    Bottom line is that there is not enough information to know whether Jowers obtained his LEO position fraudulently. As I said above, citing the law from 2011 is irrelevant if Jowers entered law enforcement before that time.

    • OWB says:

      Heard a rumor that the OTH has been a requirement for many years in TX, but I have not substantiated that. Your points are well taken – yes, whether he violated the rule in force at the time is entirely germane. Got a feeling that he is in big trouble in that regard.

      It might also be interesting to discover if the intent of that rule might cover discharges which occur after initial certification, for reservists. If not, perhaps it should.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      IIRC, Military Discharges were ranked:

      Bad Conduct

      And usually OTH Discharges were doled out to get rid of the dregs with Big Chicken Dinners coming from Courts Martial.

      • Martinjmpr says:

        Maybe Charles can chime in (or someone with S1 experience) but aren’t there “General Under Honorable Conditions” and “General Under Other Than Honorable Conditions” discharges?

        I seem to recall that those who were put out for homosexuality were usually given “general under honorable conditions.” Ditto for those who were discharged for fraudulent enlistment. And I think “discharged for the convenience of the service” was also under this category, hardships for example.

        I always thought that “General Under Other than Honorable Conditions” was a sort of code for “discharged in lieu of court martial” or those who were discharged because they were arrested and imprisoned for activities outside of the military, etc.

        Have I got that right?

        • Charles says:

          There is no “General Under Other Than Honorable” discharge.

          Under Army Regulation 635-200, there are three administrative discharges that will include a characterization of service:

          1 – Honorable.
          2 – General (under honorable conditions). 3 – Under Other Than Honorable Conditions.

          There are two types of punitive discharges (punitive = punishment = sentence following conviction by court-martial):

          1 – Bad Conduct Discharge.
          2 – Dishonorable Discharge.

          And there is one type of discharge that is classified as “uncharacterized.” It is given to entry level personnel with less than 181 days of active duty (when VA benefits have not vested) and is usually and descriptively referred to as the “Trainee Discharge Program” or the “Expeditious Discharge Program.”

          The “Other Than Honorable” discharge is the administrative equivalent of the “Bad Conduct Discharge” that may be a sentence following conviction at court-martial. Both deprive the soldier of virtually all of the benefits administered by the VA and the Army establishment.

          The now-extinct separation under Chapter 15 AR 635-200 for homosexuality could carry either an “Honorable” discharge” or a “General (under honorable conditions)” discharge. That is to say, if the only reason a soldier was being involuntarily separated was homosexuality, he or she would receive either all or nearly all VA benefits.

          An “Other Than Honorable” discharge COULD be the result of a Chapter 10 “Discharge in lieu of Court-Martial” but it could also result from a Chapter 14 separation for Misconduct. Misconduct = a single serious act of misconduct (one rape, one murder) or a pattern of minor misconduct (curse out an NCO, start a fight in the mess hall, be late for formation several times).

          Each “Chapter” is literally a chapter in the Army Regulation that describes how a soldier should be handled when he/she is discharged. While most soldiers would be insulted if you ask: “Were you Chaptered out of the Army?” the reality is that the only way to leave the Army other than a Chapter is to die on active duty.

          Retiring after 20 years of service? You’ve been chaptered out under Chapter 12.
          And so it goes …

          • Martinjmpr says:

            Charles: Thanks for the clarification.

            Now, the sticky wicket here is how does the CIVILIAN world classify these types of discharges for purposes of things like employment, ability to own firearms, etc?

            I remember being told that a “Dishonorable discharge”, that is, the lowest on the pecking order, is equivalent to a Federal Felony conviction and is reported as such to NCIC and shows up as such on an NCIC or NAC.

            HOWEVER, it is not clear to me how anything ABOVE a Dishonorable discharge and below a “General under honorable conditions” is characterized for those purposes.

            I assume that that is something that has varied over time and varies by state. I know some job applications require you to report a “dishonorable” discharge.

            The word “dishonorable” is a specific term with a specific meaning. IOW, someone filling out a job application who was discharged from the military under “other than honorable conditions” or even on a “bad conduct discharge” could arguably state that he was NOT “dishonorably” discharged.

            On the other hand, if the application in question asked “have you been discharged from the armed forces under other than honorable conditions?” (as I think they generally do TODAY), then anything below a “general under honorable conditions” would have to be reported.

            These may seem like nit-picky things but they can have important consequences.

    • PTBH says:

      Not enough to definitively say, sure. But enough doubt and pointers as to what needs looked at.

      Sort of like Foley. We don’t know if Foley registered that forged DD-214 with Williamson County, and we cannot find out due to privacy laws with that type of information. However, someone doing an investigation in an official capacity will have access to find that out.

      Same with Jowers, not enough info to conclude, but someone following up can find out when and where he applied for LEO positions and what paperwork he submitted, along with what Texas policy was at that time.

  38. Claw says:

    For those interested, the current comment count for all combined posts of the Foley & Jowers Show currently stands at 965.

    Be forewarned, Les Brownstain, your record may be in jeopardy./s

    • Ret_25X says:

      speaking of Les Brown, is there any news on his little scam?

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Has he been seen lately parading around in his fake finery? Maybe his next Chili Feed proceeds might go to pay his rumored outstanding tab at Brucie’s Bath House (Entrance in the Rear)?

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          marinedad61 made a comment/post on ol’ lying Lester Brown(stain) who is a fester on the buttocks of the Elko POW/MIA Awareness Ass(ociation) might have been on the WOT. Lester the Fester is still up to his asshattery and is having/just had another chilli cook out to raise funds, err awareness for their upcoming national trip/convention. Elko and the national pow/mia awareness ass(ociation) (sic) seems to have circled their wagons and are still enabling(?). These two clown’s level of sh^tbaggery and the comment count should surpass his. Mainly because the lying embellishing sh^tbags, are, well…two lying, embellishing sh^tbags. And one of them Richard/Ricky/Rick/Dick(head) Wayne Jowers is a chickensh^t DESERTER, that was THROWN OUT of the Army.

          • marinedad61 says:

            I see new posts in the Elko groups.
            Something like….
            Enjoy the Chili Feed, but know the truth.

            Followed by describing how Les Brown
            is a Phony Gulf War Veteran,
            he was in Germany,
            he has NO Southwest Asia Service Medal,
            and ends in
            ASK Les Brown where HE was in 1991.

            It includes a graphic of Les Brown,
            the Middle East, and GERMANY.


          • marinedad61 says:

            It’s a sad shame.
            These Elko POW*MIA nuts.
            Because it’s “for the cause”…
            they’ll go on the counterattack against
            actual Gulf War Veterans
            (I saw them do it to 2 last summer),
            to protect their own Phony Gulf War Veteran.

            Pathetic at the core.
            For the cause.
            And a free trip.
            And the motorcycle (repairs).

      • marinedad61 says:

        Annual CHILI FEED
        THIS Saturday, February 15.

        It finances their annual (free) trek to Washington, D.C.
        You know… for “the cause”.

        Flush with cash on Saturday,
        I’ll guess the motorcycle repair shops in Elko will be busy, starting next week.

      • marinedad61 says:

        New unseen pressure on Les Brown this evening,
        in a handful of Elko groups on Facebook.

        Posts with Stolen Valor Les Brown photos.
        Comments with links to TAH and Stolen Valor Act of 2013.

        Laura Adams reported 1 post in a group.
        2 other POW*MIA females are really pissed off,
        swearing and lying
        (suggesting fans here called them whores).

        They know… that they’re being watched..
        and veterans far away are embarrassing them further,
        days before their annual Chili Feed.

        Good timing, IMHO.

        They lie and swear, because it’s “for the cause.”
        Well, I like THIS cause.

  39. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    Need to walk up and trim/chop one or both sides of the Texas mustache. A physical manifestation of his “embarrassment” for all to see.

  40. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    I wonder how things are going at home. Since his wife’s the dispatch supervisor. I wonder if she knew of hubby’s BS

    • Claw says:

      Good to see a check-in from you, its been a while.

    • Steve Balm says:

      Jowers’ Facebook profile said that they were married in 2018, so I’m wondering if she knew about his military history.

      If she did, then she had to have known that he was lying when he was saying he was an Airborne Ranger on the campaign trail. If not, then she first heard about it Monday when he released his “statement” saying there is nothing to see here.

      The only reason I bring this up is it has to be uncomfortable at the dispatch desk since she works there AND at the dinner table in the evening.

      It seems to me that Jowers AND the CCSO need to come out with a statement about all of this. I don’t see how they can defend not doing an “internal review.” How can they so quickly determine there is nothing to see here unless this has all been discussed between them on an earlier occasion. If that is true, they owe the public an explanation of their reasoning to not do a review. Either way, this involves a statement.


      • Mustang Major says:

        Ricky Jowers may be working on it at this very moment….

        • sbalm says:

          Rick Jowers WILL drop out of the Sheriff’s race and Rick Jowers WILL resign his position.

          He is trying to hold on but he just hasn’t thought through it all yet. It is difficult and he can’t bring himself to do it.

          He is bringing both his Sheriff and his colleagues down. They are unknowingly and unfairly being enlisted in buffering him from all of this scrutiny and in the end, it is not a defensible position.

          If he holds on too long, someone will lift that decision from his fingers.

          Truth is like a good form of poison. Inject it, give it time and it will work its magic every time.

          • sbalm says:

            I should say, to people like Les Brown and Rick Jowers — you may think you can ride it out. Much like a bull rider. You get bucked around a little but hang on and it will soon be over.

            Well, the truth is your family and friends will pat you on the back and say they will support you to the end of time or other noble statements, but that flag has been planted. In the back of their head they KNOW you lied. They may never confront you about it and are first to talk bad about the people that do confront you, but which is better? — the person that tells you that your fly is unzipped or the person that looks the other way and doesn’t see it as their place to point it out or you’d think “Why are they looking ‘down there’ in the first place?”

            Think about this Ricky Jowers … and Les Brown … you know it’s true.

            You’re damaged goods and your lives will never be the same. The best you can possibly do is own up to it and repair and salvage the tiny bit of dignity you may have left.

            You will never be asked to ride in the lead car of the parade representing veterans because there’s always a better choice than you.

    • Mustang Major says:

      She is probably thinking, “That explains why I never saw any wounds on Ricky or a bunch of medals tucked away in the house.”

      • Comm Center Rat says:

        MM: Ricky probably told her, “honey, not all wounds are visible. I saw some shit overseas and I just can’t unsee that stuff now. If I put all my medals on display, it’s just gonna bring up bad memories. I don’t need a I-love-me-wall to remind me of my service and taking a bullet for this country. I know what I did, baby.”

  41. Mustang Major says:

    Martinjmpr’s comment about about LEO disqualifications got me thinking about a couple of things.

    If Ricky Jowers was found guilty by a court martial, is he considered a felon? I know a summary court martial doesn’t result in a felony record. I am unsure about a special court martial and a general court martial can result in a felony record.

    Can Ricky Jowers legally possess a firearm? Felons can’t possess firearms unless they are granted clemency or have their right to own firearms restored by the proper authority.

    Can felons run for state and local office in Texas? The Texas Attorney General says they can’t:

    The Texas candidacy filing application law requires a signed statement that the candidate has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the candidate has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

    Just another bone to chew on folks.

  42. Skippy says:

    I don’t want to be…… a Sick Hall Ranger
    I don’t want to be…… a Blue Falcon
    I don’t want to be…… a AWOL Ranger

    Did I miss anything ? ? ? ?

    BHWHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Claw says:

    I need to correct an earlier comment that I made on Jowers’ total elapsed time in service.

    I originally calculated it as 1 year, 6 months and 19 days.

    After seeing the Record of Assignments page and subtracting the 95 days of “bad/lost” time that occurred from 890408 – 890712, his actual good time in service is: 1 year, 3 months and 14 days.

  44. PSC(EXW) Ryan J. Smith, USN(Ret) says:

    As a Deputy Sheriff of 16 years and a REAL Navy Chief Petty Officer of 22 years I am sad that Callahan County is going through this. Rich Jowers and Foley are amongst the less than one percent of the profession that misfit the leo uniform. I call on all citizens of Callahan County to storm the next County Commissioners meet, outgoing Sheriff’s Office, and write complaints to TCOLE demanding both Jowers and Foley certifications in law enforcement be revoked. And Rich Jowers if you reading this do the fine citizens of your county a favor and resign.

  45. marinedad61 says:

    February 27, 2020 POSTPONED
    American Legion Post 423 Cross Plains Texas


    As many of you are aware we had invited both of the sheriff candidates to speak to the Legionaries as well as the community on the 27th of February.

    Since I announced that event, some things have come to light.

    There was dishonesty by both candidates regarding their military service. We as a Veteran Service Organization can not be a party to such shenanigans. We take these claims very seriously since it brings dishonor, and cheapens the accomplishments of our veterans who served with integrity, loyalty, and selflessness.

    As the Commander of this Post I take these accusations seriously, and over the weekend I spent quite some time making phone calls, writing emails, and researching these candidates to independently check out their stories. My findings were not near as complete as the sleuths on the websites mentioned on the local news, but I came to the same conclusions. Lies were told, and they had sullied their name.

    I wish each citizen and Legionnaire will move past this debacle, and begin the healing process to find the right person for the job. The appropriate law enforcement agencies will deal with the individuals, that is not our job as citizens. All of us need to respect each other, and now is the time to apologize if you were ugly to your neighbor. We must remain faithful to each other, and learn from this mess. Forgive so that we may heal.

    Post 423 will welcome any candidate from any party, running for any office, to bring the people into the process of government.

    Until we have a viable candidate for the sheriff’s office I am postponing the speaking engagement on the 27th. I can not have a candidate speak who so willingly brings disgrace to our proud veteran community.

    Any questions should be submitted through messenger. I will answer any and all questions in regards to any upcoming candidate speaking at the post.

    Final thing. Please respect our position as being non political, we serve the veterans, and the community at large.

    God Bless all of you and your endeavors.

    Your humble friend,

    Commander Bowers

    (end paste)

    • Daisy Cutter says:

      Wow! I take it that ol’ Ricky Jowers done got hisself disinvited.

      That’s the first arrow he’s taken from the veteran community.

      I thought he was going to come and clear up all questions. I guess they decided they didn’t want to hear any more lies.

      Thanks for sharing this.

    • marinedad61 says:

      BOTH Leroy Foley AND Rick Jowers are disinvited.
      NEW CANDIDATES are encouraged to contact AL Post 423.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Speaking for myself, I say KUDOS to you and your post for saying and doing so, Commander Bowers.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Thanks for sharing that, marinedad61!

        • marinedad61 says:

          You’re welcome, guys.
          Thumbs up and salute to
          AL Post 423 Commander Jim Bowers,
          who responded to unwanted posts and comments
          on the AL Post 423 Auxiliary’s Facebook page,
          by adding the requirement to bring Form DD-214
          to the February 27 speaking engagement,
          and then permitting posts and comments on the AL Post 423 page.

          • Martinjmpr says:

            I agree with the accolades for the AL Post Commander.

            Many here (including me) have been very critical of AL and VFW leadership when they tolerated or ignored stolen valor so it is only appropriate that we recognize and and applaud a post commander that upholds the integrity of the organization.

            I can only hope this post is as careful with who they let become a member.

    • Combat Historian says:

      This AL post commander has enough horse sense to not want to get caught in the middle of this shitshow from Hell. Hopefully soon enough, there will be new, viable write-in candidates who can appear at this forum sometime in the future…

  46. Claw says:

    Quick recap of The Foley & Jowers Shit-Show comment (both MP and TAH) count:

    1,078 and counting.

    Split in half, both are hereby awarded the Basic Phony Badge, with additional awards designated by Fecal Smear Clusters looming in their near futures./smile

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