Another Guckert lie
No manwhores here
Quantico Search Reveals NO Guckert USMC Records
by ePluribus Media
Thu Apr 14th, 2005 at 05:03:41 PDT
James Dale Guckert, aka "Jeff Gannon," never served in the United States Marine Corps, according to the Personnel Management Support Branch located at Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ).
ePluribus Media volunteer researcher RenaRF visited the Virginia base March 30, 2005, and requested a hand search of all records, as recommended by Marine Corps lead archive technician Armando Nunez after he failed to find files on Guckert in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted last month and documented in a previous diary.
The hand search was conducted by Quantico staff member Delores Smith, who accessed computerized records from 1995-2005 and an additional 15 years' worth of archived microfiche files dating back to 1980, the year Guckert graduated from college. (He graduated from high school in 1975.)
The searches at Quantico were conducted by Social Security number, as well as by birth date and last name, with no hits on any combination of the criteria in either the computerized or microfiche records.
At the completion of the search, Smith stated that Guckert had never served in the United States Marine Corps.
Guckert's Claims of Military Service
I enlisted in the military more as a challenge to myself than anything, but got so much more than I ever expected. I learned the importance of self-discipline and self-reliance.
In many circles, I have become known as "the conservative guy". Some people don't even remember my name because I am an average type guy. I've been a preppie, a yuppie, blue-collar, green-collar and white-collar. I've served in the military ....
And from military.com via Philly Online (registration required for military.com):
James D Guckert
Rank: E-4 Corporal
Service: Marine Corps
Status: Inactive Res/Guard (not drilling)
And then there's the marketing of "Bulldog," aka "Jeff," aka James D. Guckert, on an escort site turned up by Americablog in February:
When asked what USMCPT meant, Paul said he asked Jeff that very question. The answer: United States Marine Corps, Part Time. Paul recalls Jeff telling him he was still in the Marines, but only part time.
Ex-USMC Jock: Available for hourly, overnight, weekend or longer travel - OUT ONLY!
If Guckert now wishes to change his "patriotic" claim of Marine Corps service to ... say ... the Navy Seals, ePluribus Media would be willing to follow-up on that as well.
It's amazing what you can accomplish with more than 800 volunteer investigators
Here's a simple question, one so simple no one even thought of it. Wouldn't Guckert, as a single, fit man, be a prime candidate for a recall? I mean, if he was still in the Corps as a reserve, not just IRR, but reserve, shouldn't he at least mention once he was concerned with being called up? They're sending 57 year olds to Iraq as helicopter pilots. If you can send the Apocalyspe Now brigade back to war, I think younger men would certainly be concerned.
If, as the post jokingly suggests that Guckert wanted to claim membership in the Teams or an A team, you just have to make a few phone calls. If he was in an elite unit, the numbers are so small, that people would remember him. People pull that crap all the time, even in the military. There's even an FBI agent who tracks down false holders of the Medal of Honor. What I don't get is this: all these records are public. If you win the MOH, it's held in the fucking White House. The President gives it to you, there is a photo of you getting it, or your family, like Sgt. Paul Smith did last week.
Of course, this is beyond despicable, especially when he used it to sell his manwhore services. Didn't he think people would check his claims of service? Now, if he can come up with some docs to say he was, fine, but like with so many things in this pathological liar's life, it's just another story for thr gullible.
OK, let's say he served in 1980-84, that would be pushing 25 years of service in the reserves. He would be a Master Sergeant if he was still in the military, not an E-4. It would also mean he's in his late 40's. For him to have joined up later, he still would have to have years in the reserve. More than enough time to reach E-5 and beyond.
For someone who would have spent his adult life in the Marines, Guckert doesn't seem squared away like that. He just seems too easy going and stupid to have survived years in the Marines. Ok, let's say he was IRR. He would have had to have been in the Marines within the last eight years, having enlisted no older than the age of 34, that's 12 years. Four yars active, eight IRR. Possible, but highly unlikely. He would have been a standout to reach E-4 uin four years and people would have remembered him.
No matter how you dice it, it reeks of a lie unless he has discharge papers lying around.
posted by Steve @ 10:02:00 AM