Meet CSM John Collier, at least he would like you to believe he is a CSM. We did not out this guy, he was outed awhile back by my friend and original Stolen Valor hunter, Doug Sterner. But one of our fans found him on Facebook, continuing his lies, we figured we would give him a special place here on our site.
Our friends over at thisainthell also posted a little something about him here -CSM John Collier; Facebook commando
So he claims to be a CSM, is wearing tons of unauthorized medals, and here is what he claimed in a newspaper article:
And in the picture above he is also wearing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge.
Here is the complete news story, which includes the citation for his Silver Star:
I think he watched way to many war movies! Although he did serve, just not in the capacity in which he claims. Here are his actual service records:
He was discharged as an E-1, something tells me he was awarded something, but it wasn’t a Silver Star! He served mostly as a vehicle mechanic in the reserves, and he is still using his embellishments today. Here is a post we found on Facebook, courtesy of one of our fans.
That is one of our fans commenting, soon after he sent us all the info he found. Here is a snapshot of his Facebook page, we blotted out the friends, as they probably do not know of his posing ways. I am sure you guys can pick apart the uniform, pic is a little blurry but you can still make out most of it.
Collier was spotted in Indianapolis still sporting a hat with things he never earned, like the CSM rank and a CIB with two stars among others.