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Old 7 May 2008, 18:50
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I thought someone on here had the jump manifest for 2d BN. Should be easy enough to see if he's on there.
First, Holy shit, I am still laughing at my Ranger school picture. (14-80) Thanks Scotty.

Second, Ask Funkbo if he knows this dude, I think he made the jump, ask magician as well.

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Old 7 May 2008, 20:08
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Anybody got an up to date contact in S-1 that might be able to just take a look and see if this guy is on any of the Just Cause manifests? That would answer the question if he made the jump for the combat jump wings he wears.
Just a thought. Call the co orderly room. There should be a plaque with the names of the guys who went. Perhaps not very through, but it's a shot.
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Old 7 May 2008, 21:23
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Magician said it all, but just letting you know about the manifests. Each Battalion keeps all of the manifests in their historical files with the S-1 shop. I even saw the Purple Heart orders for Specialist Philip Lear and Private First Class John Mark Price. As us 2nd Bat folks know, they were killed. As far as 2/75th goes, all of the manifests like that and orders were kept in the Awards office in a two drawer filing cabinet up in the S-1 Shop. Not that you will get a copy from them, because they have SSN numbers, but in the rare case that you need it, they are kept on file at the Battalion level. It might be possible that they would give you a copy of the sheet that has the name on it with the SSN blackened out. Never hurts to ask, they are used to questions like that from former guys that lost their copy.

As far as all other manifests, I know that the S-3 Shop used to keep all of the manifests as well, however I never got to see how they had their organized.

Granted, this was in the 90's, but I doubt much has changed as far as them keeping them. Since Battalion gets hit up all the time from within the Army about needing to produce those for folks that lost copies going before boards, I guarantee they would help square you away if someone was claiming what is not legit.


......"Gold HALO Wings".......Mmmmm....that is a new one. Must be one of those Marine Corpse/Army hybrid thing'a-ma-bobs I've heard about through RUMINT....
I know I'm new to the boards here but I do have a manifest for everybody that was in Grenada. This cat's name was not on none of the list.
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Old 9 May 2008, 19:04
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Anybody out there know this guy?
SPC Gordon Despot
Co A, 2BN 75th INF (RANGER) (WH3MAO) Fort Lewis, WA
Was awarded his RANGER TAB, 11B1V on 27 May 1983
according to a copy of orders provided by him.

States he was a member of the GOLDEN KNIGHTS.
Wears gold HALO WINGS.
Wears Combat Jump wings Says he got them going into Granada.

He applied for membership to our club but has yet to come up with a
DD Form 214 after being asked several times to validate his service and awards. '83 is not that long ago and thought I might get lucky in here.

Any help, positive or negative, is appreciated.
Pardon the intrusion, but would it be easier to confirm his membership with the Golden Knights, rather than trying to find a manifest? Or perhaps HALO school?
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Old 15 July 2008, 08:48
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To those of you that provided information (or non information due to his lack of service) about this man here is an update:

2 weeks ago I received Gordon Jon Despot's military records from National Records
in St. Louis. As suspected the man is a total poser. Here is part of an email letter sent to him immediately after review of his records.

Mr. Gordon J. Despot:

After numerous requests for you to provide this organization with a valid DD form 214, I, as President of the Special Forces Motorcycle Club, Inc. and as the representative of a 501(c)(19) Veterans Organization, sent a request to the National Records Center in St. Louis requesting a copy of your military record.

This was prompted by several members questioning the authenticity of the documentation that you provided, (a set of orders as attached), as part of your application and qualification for membership into our brotherhood and your continued disregard to provide a DD Form 214. The receipt of such records prompted me to make copies of your application and documentation (attached) which I still maintain and have forwarded.

I received and reviewed your records from St. Louis. The records begin with your enlistment into the Army Reserve (1982) and a listing of every duty assignment (until 1990) that you had including your MOS(as stated in this threat was a Power Generator Repair Technician), rank (he was discharged as a SPC4 after 8 years, busted twice during his service according to his records) and length of time in each unit. It also lists all decorations, awards received, and schools attended. I also was able to contact a number of individuals who served in the unit that you claimed to have served in. Your name is not known nor does your name appear on any jump manifests that were made that would qualify as a Combat Jump.

The awards, as displayed on your club vest, and schools attended immediately stand out as missing from your military records along with no mention of you ever serving with Co A 2 Bn 75th Inf. (Ranger) at Fort Lewis, WA. as stated on the attached copy of the documentation that you provided. Among those missing items, are PARACHUTE TRAINING, PATHFINDER TRAINING, RANGER TRAINING, COMBAT JUMP WINGS AWARD. It appears that you chose to wear badges/awards on your club vest that were never earned or were awarded to you. It is also an assumption that the set of orders provided by you are fraudulent due to information that is provided by the National Records Center.

ACTION TAKEN: A request for the revocation of your membership was submitted to the Board of Directors and a vote taken. It is the decision of that Board of Directors that your membership be revoked. You are requested to return your club colors immediately to the address provided:

SFMC, INC.
13650-202 Fiddlesticks Blvd
UPS Box # 252
Ft. Myers, FL 33912

How you respond to this request will dictate what further action will be taken against you in regards to
your fraudulent documentation and wearing of unauthorized awards and decorations under the "Stolen Valor" Act.

I hope that you understand the seriousness of this issue and if you wish to dispute any of the information provided in this email that you will contact me directly. I feel that 14 days is an appropriate length of time for you to respond before further action is taken to begin on this date.

Bo McCormick
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Mr. Despot is missing in action and we have not been able to locate him at present but it is only a matter of time. He may have moved to another location. This is a very unique name> Gordon Jon Despot< and is one of a kind as called out in this thread. If you ever run into this man, please notify us. WE, as a Veterans Oganization, will seek to prosecute him under the "Stolen Valor Act" but that will be the least of his worries when we locate him.

I appreciate all of your assistance in this matter.

Thank you and stay safe,
Bo
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Old 15 July 2008, 09:10
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Mr. Despot is missing in action and we have not been able to locate him at present but it is only a matter of time. He may have moved to another location. This is a very unique name> Gordon Jon Despot< and is one of a kind as called out in this thread. If you ever run into this man, please notify us. WE, as a Veterans Oganization, will seek to prosecute him under the "Stolen Valor Act" but that will be the least of his worries when we locate him.

I appreciate all of your assistance in this matter.

Thank you and stay safe,
Bo
Bo,

I originally thought the wearing had to be on the uniform, but it seems the "representation" on the application is good enough along with "wearing" on his vest. Good work.

“Whoever knowingly and fraudulently wears and/or represents him or her self as having received a Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Air Force Cross, or other military award or decoration, except when authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.”
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Old 15 July 2008, 10:24
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Old 15 July 2008, 11:39
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Old 15 July 2008, 12:29
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To the gentleman the forwarded the current address for Gordon Jon Despot in a private message.
Thank you.
I have talked to and filed a complaint with Kevin Eaton of the Tampa office of the FBI against Mr. Despot.
Now we will wait and see if the Federal Prosecuting Attorney will take action. We will go after our colors.
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Old 15 July 2008, 12:47
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I don't know how I missed this earlier. OK, I was in A Co 2/75 during that time. This turd was not. Earthpig can confirm as well, this Dude was not an Alphabot anytime near OJC.

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Old 15 July 2008, 13:14
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God damn, I love poser hunting!

Awesome work fellas... keep the updates coming!
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Also apologize for not seeing this - could have provided verification on Grenada. I have a copy of 2/75 manifest and have checked in numerous times to verify someone's presence or absence!
CSM Voyles gave me a copy saying that there would be times in the future when bona fides would need to be checked....
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Old 2 February 2012, 19:05
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ARRESTED

GORDON J. DESPOT was arrested this past weekend for other than "Stolen Valor" charges. Once a dirt bag always a dirt bag. While in custody I contacted the Tampa Office of the FBI. I found out that they are not longer investigating Stolen Valor cases because the statue has gone to the Supreme Court for a hearing on "Rights of free Speech" WTFO...They are waiting to see how the case comes out.

Is this country going to hell or what? This administration has no respect for the military or it's veterans... I think it is time to kick their butts out of Washington, Elect a Veteran as President of the US of A and start being stand up again.
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Wow, that only took 2 1/2 years.
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Wow, that only took 2 1/2 years.
Actually, 3 & 1/2.

Bo, that's the same amount of time between your personal posts(!)

We need guys like you around more. Nice work.
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Anybody out there know this guy?
SPC Gordon Despot
Co A, 2BN 75th INF (RANGER) (WH3MAO) Fort Lewis, WA
Was awarded his RANGER TAB, 11B1V on 27 May 1983
according to a copy of orders provided by him.

States he was a member of the GOLDEN KNIGHTS.
Wears gold HALO WINGS.
Wears Combat Jump wings Says he got them going into Granada.

He applied for membership to our club but has yet to come up with a
DD Form 214 after being asked several times to validate his service and awards. '83 is not that long ago and thought I might get lucky in here.

Any help, positive or negative, is appreciated.
Turn of the screw -

BoMcCormick was outed not long ago (2014) as SF poser. See GuardiansofValor website and well as ProfessionalSoldier website.

Pretty common distraction technique for these guys. Point loud loose fingers at others so suspected and appear to be the champion in this kind of thing.

Sorry, Bo. No cigars anymore.
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Old 14 August 2014, 12:32
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Anybody out there know this guy?
SPC Gordon Despot
Co A, 2BN 75th INF (RANGER) (WH3MAO) Fort Lewis, WA
Was awarded his RANGER TAB, 11B1V on 27 May 1983
according to a copy of orders provided by him.

States he was a member of the GOLDEN KNIGHTS.
Wears gold HALO WINGS.
Wears Combat Jump wings Says he got them going into Granada.

He applied for membership to our club but has yet to come up with a
DD Form 214 after being asked several times to validate his service and awards. '83 is not that long ago and thought I might get lucky in here.

Any help, positive or negative, is appreciated.
Well, this won't help but...

Bo - as you've now learned - and as shown in your photo online - you cannot wear an Army SCUBA bubble just because you took a civilian dive course.

But that was clever.

And you cannot wear an SF "long tab" just because you "think" you are SF qualified because some admin type at 10th Group plugged an "S" behind your MOS when he assigned you to Charlie Company as an armorer / assistant suppy clerk.

That happened ALOT back then - it was meant to show the SLOT...not the SLOT filler...was an Special Forces duty position.

And you can't claim being "S" qualified because you went to a 4 week engineer course on Smoke Bomb Hill in 1966...which you failed to successfully complete...leading to your assignment at 10th as a support guy...and then roll THAT nonsense into wearing a Long Tab which has to be awarded by orders regardless if one was - at the time - "S" qualified...meaning successful completion of the SFQC.

AND you can't wear a full flash on your beret ... certainly not back in the day when you were at the 10th (1966 until ETS in 1967)...unless you were then "S" qualified. The "full flash" denoted, specifically, a graduate of SFQC.

And you knew that back then and you had to know all of this when you started up the SFMC along with "several old SF guys" and then met with and partied with and rode with actual "S" and 18 Series guys for ten years.

You were recommended when you started trying to convince everyone you ARE SF qualified despite the facts - to let it rest - let it go - folks like you despite the BS and would prefer you fade away quietly.

You didn't do that.

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You cannot wear an Army SCUBA bubble just because you took a civilian dive course.
How about if you took that Civilian Dive Course from the "Green Beret SCUBA Club"? That outta count for something!

When I was up at Lewis (85-89) the GBSC was run by some "sketchy" 1st Group characters... I enjoyed the course and diving with them, but some of those guys creeped me out!
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In this day and age I think this is going to become a bigger and bigger problem not only for us here on the site but for employers as well. The back ground checks need to be more in depth and no quarter given to the posers.

When I first hired on with the US Forest Service LE program I was required to provide not only my DD-214 but any other supporting documentation as well as individual contact Info for folks to be interviewed.

I don't know who they talked to but was told it was a bunch. It took more than a year to get my Secret Clearance with DOJ due to the fact that one of the reviewers said that the Ranger Bats didn't have Hooahs that were W9's, you had to be a Diver or a HALO Jumper but you couldn't be both. I was saved by either LG or Boom Boom Matoon, or at that time Col Hale.

Check and check again...
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How about if you took that Civilian Dive Course from the "Green Beret SCUBA Club"? That outta count for something!

When I was up at Lewis (85-89) the GBSC was run by some "sketchy" 1st Group characters... I enjoyed the course and diving with them, but some of those guys creeped me out!
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Those sketchy 1st Group Characters were SSG Bean and LTC Probst. Both the Chaplain and Senior Chaplain's Assistant. Both were later court-martialed and dishonorably discharged out of the Army. They were found guilty of taking funds from the Chapel Service offerings, and using them for the GBSC and their personal dive trips. Upon the investigation, LTC Probst was found to have been a poser who falsified his records and was wearing unauthorized badges and awards as well. He was subsequently excommunicated from his affiliated Mormon Church. Several post here on SOCNET, some that I made, regarding this subject if you search.
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