Matt Farmer, American Idol’s 2013 Timothy Poe

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So Matt Farmer, performed on American Idol on Wednesday January 30th, before he did he told his story. He claimed he was on a mission in Ramadi, Iraq and they came across an IED, and the IED exploded. And the only thing he remembers is waking up in the hospital after the explosion.

He also claims he was diagnosed with a TBI(Traumatic Brain Injury), and the medication prescribed to him for the TBI was supposed to cause him to be sterile.

Here is his audition with the show:

 


Matt Farmer – Long Beach Audition – American… by IdolxMuzic

 

Only one problem Mr. Farmer, all of your brothers are saying it did not happen. In fact the stories they are telling us are in fact totally different from what you have claimed on the show?

We are being told by all of them, that you were never hit by an IED. According to them, you were drinking on top of some non-prescription acne meds and it caused you to have a seizure, hence the reason you were sent out of the AO.

Your roommate while you were deployed sent us the following:

Here is the back ground.  I was the sniper section leader attached to his company and lived in the same room with him until he was medevac’d from Ramadi because he got drunk while he was taking accutane, an acne medication.

 

He proceeded to rat out everyone he was drinking with and never came back to the company.  He was never involved in one single direct fire engagement, was never wounded, and made up this whole lie to try and make his story sound good to American Idol.

 

I have a whole list of soldiers who were there and will back this up, he is a fraud and deserves to be called out.  If he is collecting disability from the VA an investigation needs to be arranged as well.  Sincerely,

 

 

And here is another statement from a Soldier that served with Matt:

Matt Farmer is a fraud. He is currently auditioning with American idol under false pretenses. I served with this person from Dec 2005 until he prematurely left theatre for using banned substances specifically medication not prescribed and alcohol.

 

The theatre was Ar Ramadi Iraq 1Bn 26inf blue spaders 1ID attached to 1-77ar 1ID and 2nd marine expeditionary force. His actions endangered the rest of his platoon and company and forced the rest of the company to be searched in what is called a “health and welfare” for illegal substances.

Sgt David Johnson

And the statement’s just keep pouring in:

 

His story on American idol is all lies. he did deploy with us but never saw combat, never got blown up, never got a TBI and he was kicked out of Iraq because he drank alcohol while he was taking Accutane. I have  pics, soldiers numbers, and his army records and timeline of his age and time in service will tell you it all doesnt line up at all.

 

So I am not up to speed on what Accutane is, but seems what ever it was it touched off a Health and Welfare inspection. If you do not know what that means, it is when they come and search your tent/belongings for contraband like Alcohol etc.

Here is another statement:

I was stationed with and deployed with Matt Farmer with  B Co 1-26 Infantry. Matt was part of headquarters platoon and I was a part of 3rd PLT. Matt is one of the individuals selected during the long beach auditions. I believe that there are things you need to know!

 

First Farmer was not sent home from being blown up in an I.E.D explosion. He was sent home because he almost killed himself! He was sent home after they found him in seizures from taking unauthorized acne medication while consuming unauthorized alcohol while in Iraq.

 

The medication with which he was referring to that “almost made him sterile”  was the acne medication!

I bring this to your attention because as a retired vet, from the same unit as young Matt, I feel that it is incredibly morally unjust to our fallen brothers!

 

This is a statement we got from someone who also went through basic with Matt:

 

Too whom it may concern

 

Hello, my name is John F. McManus and I would like to make a statement about something that has been brought to my attention. However, to begin with I’d like to state who I am and what my record very clearly shows. I was active duty Army Infantry from September 14, 2005 to February 6, 2010. Upon completion of Infantry basic training and AIT at Fort. Benning, Georgia, I was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany and arrived early January 2006.

 

I deployed to Ramadi, Iraq late due to knee surgery and I was boots on ground on 4 January, 2007, and was a part of the troop surge, unit extensions and Operation Murfeesboro.

 

That being said, I saw Matt Farmer on American Idol telling stories of being blown up by and IED, getting medevaced out of theater and being discharged due to TBI, or, Traumatic Brain Injury. This is a bold faced lie to put it nicely. Matt Farmer was medevaced from Camp Ramadi, that is true, but the reason he was airlifted out is because of a far different reason. Matt Farmer had an acne problem as young men sometimes do, and his mother was mailing him perscription strength acne medication.

 

What happened on the night of September 4th, 2007 is the following: Matt Farmer got his hands on some whiskey that another soldier had recieved in the mail.
He proceeded to get drunk throughout the evening and at some point in the night he had a seizure resulting from a reaction between his acne medication and alcohol. He drunkenly gave names of every soldier involved in the incident and even some that weren’t. He was taken from Camp Ramadi that night and wound up back in Germany. He then proceeded to make claims of both PTSD and TBI so that he wouldn’t have to redeploy back to Iraq to face both the concequences of him drinking in theater and also the soldiers that felt betrayed by him.

 

He spend the remainder of his days in the WTU (Warrior Transition Unit) and was eventually medically discharged for the ailments he claimed, effectively ending his military service somewhere between November ’07 and January ’08. I can not give you a better time frame for his discharge as I was home on 45 day block leave beginning December 7th, 2007.

 

Matt Farmer is no war hero. Matt Farmer is a pathological liar that has used the blood, sweat and tears of real, hard working, tough, brave and honorable Infantry soldiers to paint himself as somone he most certainly is not. He doesn’t deserve to be placed in the same category as the centuries of American Infantrymen who fought for and in some cases died for this great land. The truth will come out and Matt Farmer will regret the day he lied to America.

John F. McManus

Specialist(Former)

Team Leader
United States Army
Infantryman

 

We have several other statements from other Soldiers of the unit as well, we reached out to Matt to get his version of what happened and he responded and wanted to make the following statement:

I wanted to contact you directly and let you know that American Idol took certain things i said out of context.  3 pictures that were shown were not ones provided by myslef but stock photos THEY used.

 
I at NO time gained any monitary values about my story that was used on American Idol and want it to also be known that i am no longer apart of the show (which teqnically i am not suppose to divulge) BUT as i know that there are people upset i also want to let you know that certain things that were said are true.

 

 
I did drink and overdose on pills. Was Medevaced to Al Asad where i was there fro several days (Not sure how many as most of it was in a drug induced blur) than sent to Laundstill Germany.  There they did lots of psyhc evals where they told me i had PTSD and anxiety disorder.  I was then transfered Back to my unit in Schweinfurt Germany.  I was never KICKED out of iraq.  I was told that i needed to go back to my unit to undergo further evaluations.

 

 
EVerything was medical and Psyc.  I wasnt kicked out of iraq or the army.  After getting back to my unit i was there for a few months at my unit and had several bouts with 3-4 day sleep deprivation. After this the Psycologist in Schweinfurt Germany and CMHS referred me to the Warrior Transition Unit.  I was in Germany in the WTU for a portion of time.  After that i was transfered (and escorted due to mental issues) to Ft. Sill, Ok where i was there at the WTU there for a year (maybe a little less).  After being there i was put up for a med board for retirement due to PTSD and Anxiety Disorder.  I did my med board and was put on TDRL in 2010 i recieved my permanat retirement at E4.

 

 

While in the care of CMHS i was out on TONS of medication that indeed side effects were that I had asked american idol to not talk about anything but my daughter and i.  i wanted no “claim to fame” for anything that was in my military carrer.  I do have a memorial tribute tatto and there is nothing on there that has any medals or anything else.

 
In no way do i want to erase the memory of anyone who served nor am i wanting to be anything that isnt me.  I was suppose to continue care with the VA CMHS and have NOT….since coming off meds and leaving the care of the military i have found myself spiriling out of control.  I take responsibility for my actions but threts against MY life and the life of my family is something that i dont feel is warranted.  I am not trying to disgrace anyone that has served and have sent american idol an email saying that they chopped my story up.  MY FOCUS was on my daughter….thats what i wanted to be shown and they use your words to pad viewership.
 

 

The people making the claims indeed are correct…i did overdose.  that is why i was sent from country.  but as in my 1sg Hekinin email he stated that he just thought i went back to germany and was medically released for tbi or ptsd.  i stayed in longer than that and that was the last that the people in my unit knew.  that i left germany.  i dont know what rumors traveled at the unit from there but i went to Ft. Sill WTU.  I realize that honor is most of what we base the “brotherhood:” on.  I am destraught over the threts to myself and my family, not to mention dealing with the day to day life that is being unmedicated and lving with a dises.  In your previous email you had  mentioned that the comments are that the meds i overdosed on made me steril which in fact is not the case.

 

 
When i arrived back in germany i was put through a riggorus regiment of drugs to try and find out what actually would work.  it was in that process that continued all the way to Ft Sill that i even had an issue that required me to be put on Viagra also.  I was told the pills in essance NUKE your system due to how many different meds i was put on and switched too.

 

 
I know you have sworn statements from these people and in fact the porition of is correct after that these people know nothing.  There are comments on FB that i played xbox the whole time? i was on every guard shift and patrols that others were untill i left country which was 2 months prior to the rest of the unit returning home.

 

 
I am also in the process of trying to get ahold of someone from VA to try and get in to some care facility to get meds and try and get things realigned.

 

 
Furthermore, there are several people that are in this chain of threats and accusations (although the OD part is correct) has spent several YEARS trying to cause me and my family pain.  C**** S*** has taken it apron himself latterly since the day of the accident to make rude comments on Facebook, send disheartening messages on faebook, and latterly seek and destroy me.

 

Like i said. I have received NO money nor will i for anything from american idol…or actually any singing at all.  I PAID to go to idol the countless times that it took to go there.  (which althoug it seems like one day its actually MONTHS on end)

 

Im currently in the process of trying to talk through things with 1st to try and piece a little more of those first few days together. and would like the opritunity to discuss further with you those things.

 

 

We responded to Matt with this as he did not mention the statement concerning the IED: Understood, but our main concern is your claim that you were hit bu an IED, that was not chopped up. You plainly state that your truck was hit by an IED during a convoy?
 
His response was that American Idol chopped up what he said for ratings:
 
The transcript is as follows

“I was on a mission in ramadi iraq and we came across an IED and it exploded”
Then an explosion sound and the stock added photos that i DID NOT give American Idol.  you can tell this as the pics of me are far worse quality than those photos.

 

Than the next part was “I just remember waking up in kuwait” Like i said…this is the magic of television. IM FIRM in the fact that i know i had talked about in over 6 hours of interviews that i discussed certain missions and stuff that we did on a day to day basis…i than mentioned to a producer in an interview that i had an accident while in country and remember “waking up in kuwait”this is where this was all pieced together. I am sure you have watched the american idol clip and can realize that it is chopped up.

 
Our Response: But I am sure you can see how bad it looks, as it seems you plainly state you were hit by an IED in a Convoy?
 

No i totally understand how it looks…and this is why i am thankful that you are allowing me to have an open line of communication with you.

 

i just sat down and watched the clip again and turned on captions and then copied the transcript to you.  they cut audio and than start it again…the pictures i sent them were that low quality stuff that you download off Facebook. and just to let you know i NEVER saw the clip before it airing last night so when they edited it the way they did i was just as surprised.

 

Actually the first thing that came out of my mouth on the phone with my mother and family was “i didn’t send them those pictures i only sent ones of me and than ones of my daughter” and they agreed that it seems as though they added these stock pictures in to imply what WASNT said.

like i said i take responsibility for how i left country and live with that decision that i made every day of my life…along with everything else up in my head.

 

Like i said…there won’t be any further stories on me as i ended my journey with them the first day i showed up for hollywood week, which I’m actually glad that happened because i realized that the time they require out of you left little to no time at all for my family (my daughter)

 

So when asked about the IED, he seems to claim American Idol doctored the video for ratings? Guess we will wait to see what they have to say.

Also here is another video sent to us by one of his unit members, if you fast forward to 25:00 Matt claims to have been a Sniper in Iraq:
The Story: The Battle Begins

UPDATE The video above was removed by the church because they did not want bad publicity. Those that saw the video, including myself, can verify it including Matt making the same claim of the IED. He also claimed in the video that he was a sniper in Afghanistan, although he never deployed to the stan.

 

UPDATE: Thanks to a fan, we have the audio from the video above that was deleted. Listen as Matt claims his Spec Ops Missions:

TheStory_InTheBeginning_wk5_TheBattleBegins_1

 

UPDATE 20130201 Matt sent us the following statement, in this statement he admits to the lies he told.

Everything you have read is correct. It was ALL lies. I in fact HAVE lied since a younger age and had a problem with it. I am coming out and making a statement (even though I was instructed not to) because i DO want to come clean. Just so everyone knows I’m not reviving any sort of disability for Tbi. Let it also be known that I left country 2.5 months before the rest of the unit came home, I stayed in the army PAST my ETS date and was released from full service (wether active or reserve) in 2009.
 
I do in fact take FULL responsibility for the actions and words I have said, and know that this will never go away. In NO way was I looking to take from everyone who has served. I started to believe my own lies. And after I believed them… I would catch myself talking like it had happened to me my entire life. To the gentleman above who talked about going to the VA I am doing just that, the “cocktail” u refer to Has been my deterrent for the last couple of years as I feel like when I was medicated while at FT sill and even at Schwinefurt It was never “correct”. Never the less.
 
The lies end here. I want to base the life I have left on nothing but what is real and genuine and in the here and now. I am EXTREAMLY remorseful and VERY upset that I allowed myself to take from the hard work of the guys that i was deployed with among others. To think that I would go on a national tv show and get away with continuing a lie so big, and so deeply imbedded in my lfe and brain… Is rediculous. Hindsight is always 20/20. The work the blue spader a did overseas was impeccable and I regret that I took from that. To EVERYONE but more importantly the men I served with, I AM DEEPLY REGRETFUL AND SORRY. my road to figuring out how to make a life built on trust starts now. It starts with getting help. And starts with this message.
 
I was told to keep quiet and not talk to anyone, and I have decided that what’s best for me and my family is to come out and end the insanity. I indeed have many many things to work with and need to get alot of help doing it. Again I appologize to everyone that I have come across and hurt or lied too.
 
I at no time was a sniper, was never deployed to Afghanistan, did a single tour in Iraq, and was never at any time hit or wounded by an IED
 

Matt farmer

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  1. I have to shake my head at people like Matt he said what he said and the tape is there he has to cover his butt somehow and his statement is what he is doing to do that. He doesn’t want to face the consequences of taking medication he probably knew he wasn’t supposed to have and then drinking on it. What makes this so distasteful for me is when he was drunk he was ratting out his fellow soldiers it just doesn’t sit well with me.

    • He must of had a real bad domestic problems at home this form of mental disorder is caused by rejection and abuse from childhood.
      most people set up lies to inflate the truth or manifest better scenes of reality accomplishments tragedies etc to bring attention to themselves to fulfill the voids of rejection and disappointment to their peers the pressure of fitting in to this world materialistic goals success and needs to be admired rather than disliked …the result of the lies end up backfiring and causing the rejection to materialize the lies used in trying to avoid rejection in turn has to come back with full force…consequently rejection to the subject..is unavoidable manifesting the lies to mask the fear of rejection. Created the rejection and materialized it to be in the first place…people do not understand that rejection is not happening to us from outside sources and outside connections …rejection comes from our perceptions of the world and what we think of ourselves…we are what we think…and eat and so on…so if Matt instead were to feel truly he is a war hero…he is a runner up to be the next American idol and he had what it takes to be a outstanding achiever at anything he put his mind to he would have accomplished it genuinely…without lies …he would be what he wants to be naturally …he would of had standards high enough in the first place to avoid trouble and causing harm to himself by drinking or taking drugs for acne or whatever this also has to be part of the responsibility of his parent for giving him the drugs in the first place Most of everything we choose or decide to do is strongly influenced by the standards we receive from our parents or peers so we have to change those standards to exceed those of our parents and peers so we as a result reject bad choices or avoid making them cause our high standards keep us in check .but his true perception of self and his perception of what others think him to be is made up of illusions and dilution of truth so as he set up the scenes of his mind to execute the reality by words spoken from his lips he inherently caused and created REJECTION at no end conceivably and most times corrupting his ego corrupting and tarnishing his very existence his NAME his person and it seems destroying himself in the process. But their is light to the end of this dark tunnel he trapped himself into that starts with truly owning up to the illusions seeing them as false and not real…and finding a way to free up wash away any remembrance of the lies in his mind as a false memory …he may have attached to his mind as actually real after believing his lies for to long and repeating it to many times may have set his mind up to accept it as true without even being able to distinguish the difference.
      This is a sad phase of the manifesto pathological disorder this is where if not stopped in time and the patient making positive steps in acknowledging the lies as false and owning the truth recovery and new beginnings is possible if the patient owns up to the rational in time.

      NOW IN THIS present aftermath of his consequences to this self inflicted REJECTION….He may inevitably have to move out of the country and change his families names in the process of this rebuilding of his real self but it is still possible none the less….to be able to live a normal better life putting to death and never looking back at his old one.

      Donna S

  2. Funny how he says the video from American Idol was chopped and reworded and yet the second video at the bottom of this page shows another video of him clearly retelling the same lies. Disgusting.

    • He is a disgrace and a dishonor to our true military heroes!…I served in Scotland and Japan during the Vietnam era but was never in combat and I would never bring dishonor to the brave soldiers who gave their life for our country.

    • This guy indeed is not smart. I work at a car dealership in Arizona where Mr farmer had come to try and buy a car and told us all the same story. Not only did he lie about that but he printed bank statements from someones else’s bank account and put his name on them. When we called him out on the bank statements he went into hiding with the car we had sold him and he had not paid for. Long story short in took us 2 months to get the car back.

  3. He specifically claims his truck was blown up by an IED in that second video… there’s no question about it. This dude is a lying piece of shit. What a jackwagon.

    • His battle buddy posted a comment on facebook

      “So everyone. As some of you know Farmer and I were best friends up until the point I realized he lied to me about his entire life. I came to this conclusion by calling his mother and asking her how being a brain surgeon was, how the yacht was sailing and how she enjoyed being married to a man in the Italian mafia.”

      So there ya go. Pathological.

  4. Sickening that this man is allowed to call himself a veteran. He’s a disgrace to our true military heroes. And for those who may claim AI chopped…he says the same things in MORE detail in the church testimony video. DISGUSTING.

  5. IN THE SECOND VIDEO HE CLEARLY STATES HE WAS BLOWN UP IN AFGHANISTAN AND ALMOST PARALYZED. DID THEY CHOP YOUR WORDS UP THERE MR.FARMER? DID YOU EVER GO TO AFGHANISTAN? IS THAT A KUWAIT LIBERATION RIBBON ON YOUR CLASS A? WERE YOU INVOLVED IN THE LIBERATIIN OF KUWAIT IN DESERT STORM? LET ME GUESS, THEY PHOTOSHOPPED YOUR NAME ONTO THOSE CLASS A.

    You disgust me.

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      He must of had a real bad domestic problems at home this form of mental disorder is caused by rejection and abuse from childhood.
      most people set up lies to inflate the truth or manifest better scenes of reality accomplishments tragedies etc to bring attention to themselves to fulfill the voids of rejection and disappointment to their peers the pressure of fitting in to this world materialistic goals success and needs to be admired rather than disliked …the result of the lies end up backfiring and causing the rejection to materialize the lies used in trying to avoid rejection in turn has to come back with full force…consequently rejection to the subject..is unavoidable manifesting the lies to mask the fear of rejection. Created the rejection and materialized it to be in the first place…people do not understand that rejection is not happening to us from outside sources and outside connections …rejection comes from our perceptions of the world and what we think of ourselves…we are what we think…and eat and so on…so if Matt instead were to feel truly he is a war hero…he is a runner up to be the next American idol and he had what it takes to be a outstanding achiever at anything he put his mind to he would have accomplished it genuinely…without lies …he would be what he wants to be naturally …he would of had standards high enough in the first place to avoid trouble and causing harm to himself by drinking or taking drugs for acne or whatever this also has to be part of the responsibility of his parent for giving him the drugs in the first place Most of everything we choose or decide to do is strongly influenced by the standards we receive from our parents or peers so we have to change those standards to exceed those of our parents and peers so we as a result reject bad choices or avoid making them cause our high standards keep us in check .but his true perception of self and his perception of what others think him to be is made up of illusions and dilution of truth so as he set up the scenes of his mind to execute the reality by words spoken from his lips he inherently caused and created REJECTION at no end conceivably and most times corrupting his ego corrupting and tarnishing his very existence his NAME his person and it seems destroying himself in the process. But their is light to the end of this dark tunnel he trapped himself into that starts with truly owning up to the illusions seeing them as false and not real…and finding a way to free up wash away any remembrance of the lies in his mind as a false memory …he may have attached to his mind as actually real after believing his lies for to long and repeating it to many times may have set his mind up to accept it as true without even being able to distinguish the difference.
      This is a sad phase of the manifesto pathological disorder this is where if not stopped in time and the patient making positive steps in acknowledging the lies as false and owning the truth recovery and new beginnings is possible if the patient owns up to the rational in time.

  6. “I am also in the process of trying to get ahold of someone from VA to try and get in to some care facility to get meds and try and get things realigned.”

    Matt, I have been dealing with the VA medical system since 1989. If you were med-boarded out, all you need to do is go to your local VA office with your DD-214, and they will get you in to be evaluated for treatment. Yes, there will be some trial and error until they find the right “cocktail” of meds for you, but the VA has made huge strides in the treatment of PTSD and anxiety disorder. I know, because that’s why I was retired.

    • I agree. If you were truly permanently retired for any sort of mental health issue, walking into your nearest VA will be an easy fix for getting treatment. Get some help, especially with this new hole that has been dug, either by you or for you by the show producers, you obviously need some help getting out.

    • I think the most disgusting part of it all was that he used his hideous offspring as an attention pawn. I think it’s hilarious he’s getting death threats.

  7. I lived w him in Iraq. He always lied about everything and we found out. Nobody liked the kid. He never saw combat. Never got blown up. He’s a total fake obviously. Fox News has this shit and will disgrace his ass to millions.

  8. This guy is a real piece of work. Disgraceful doesn’t quite cover it. Shame on him. Those of us who served with honor never want people like him to speak for us. Thanks for exposing this fraud.

  9. I have known this kid since highschool… He cant blame idol for anything… He has always been like this, desperate for attention and a pathelogical liar. Nothing he did on idol surprised me. He was only in the army for 3 yr contract and was discharged after 2 i believe. I dont believe he ever went to iraq because he came home every month it seemed. Everything the kid says is a lie and plee for attention. On idol he said it was brain trauma yet on his testimony he said it was his legs…. He cant even keep up with the lies… He blame idol all he wants but it was his words out of his mouth.

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  11. So he was medically retired from the military. Does that mean that he receives benefits (military retirement and/or VA disability) for fraudulent claims? Is there any way to investigate this? It appears that he managed to pull the wool over the eyes of the MEB and VA personnel. This is illegal! What a disgrace. This guy is a bonafide POS liar.

    • I wondered the same thing. When does the military retire somebody with a drinking/drug problem especially in combat? I’ll bet he got an OTH discharge or DD.

      • Not if his claim of TDRL and then permanent retirement is correct. Also, the WTU won’t take you if you are pending a OTH discharge. Even back in the day they wouldn’t

  12. My only input into this is that AI indeed edits the shows in the way THEY want, and you can do “miraculous” things through editing. With 6 hours worth of interviews, an editor could piece together enough clips to make it sound like Matt was saying anything they wanted. Also, I can confirm that no-one, anywhere, at any time, would have the privilege to see the segment before it aired. The show is incredibly secretive, even to the network and it’s affiliates (my connection).

    I’m sure there is much, much more to the story… and I’m only cautioning everyone and attempting to make the production process a little more transparent. Just don’t believe everything you see on TV… especially AI.

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  14. I was bothered by seeing Matt Farmer on American Idol, not because of my knowledge of his experience in Iraq, but simply because he bounced a series of checks to me and my business for furniture. Money that I personally would have been responsible for had I not been able to extract the furniture with police escort. I feel that he used his experience as a Veteran to skillfully woo my trust, and then lied repeatedly, lied about his identity and location on text messages, posted notices on his door that he had “vacated” the property – anything to try and steal this substantial amount of furniture. The only reason I didn’t press charges against him, was because of that little girl of his. I couldn’t help but think it might harm her in some way. It was so uncomfortable for me to watch him on the show, once again playing up the military service card, when I knew the real character of the man I was seeing on the screen.

  15. Wow – Sorry Matt – I was a fan of yours after seeing your audition, but evidence has shown me that you didn’t represent yourself in the light of the truth. And truth means a lot to me and other people. Perhaps if you had been truthful from the beginning things may have turned out different for you. Instead, you choose to blame the producers of AI for mis-editing your interview. You have a very nice voice and “could have been a contender”. I hope you learn from this, son. Thank you for your service, regardless.

  16. Amazing that AI doesn’t check and VERIFY people’s stories BEFORE they air it on the show. Shame on AI for letting that sweet little girl be part of this and her father for duping all of those AI supporters. Matt should be held accountable for his outright bold lies and prosecuted by law/military for false statements. I do not thank him for his service when it’s made up of lies. I do however, THANK, APPRECIATE and HONOUR all those service members (American, Canadian, etc) that are fighting the worlds battles.

  17. As ex wife and mother of kaydince farmer Matt’s daughter that was shown Wednesday night I would like everyone to know kaydince should not be represented as poor girl because she is safe with me. Kaydince is a wonderful little girl and has a family here in my home. Her biological dad Matt needs help. After everything I was even lied to as his wife while married to him. Please anyone involving kaydince stop she has no involvement and won’t. Matt has his own issue and needs to deal with them as a human being himself without kaydince. Thanks for reading and understanding.

    • Megan keep loving and supporting that little girl. Remember that no one blames her in any way for the actions of an adult that used her to his benefit. It is just ashamed that he can not be charged with something for what she has or will have to endure because of his lies.

  18. Megan, your daughter is precious and in no way is a part of this other than being a pawn in Matt’s plan. You’re a good mom and its obvious you take very good care of that precious little girl. I wish you the best. Just protect her from a life of lies from her father.

  19. Yes Matt lied. But a close look at the guy shows obvious signs that he has some mental issues, you can see it in his eyes and his body language, definate issues. Not only did he take acne meds but he was also subjected to immunisations, these government supplied vaccinations can also interact with meds and alcohol to cause further problems. I feel sorry for the guy because he has to live with himself and his daughter. His daughter didn’t look pleased to be on Idol. Another point is that Matt seems to have a low self esteem problem. He makes up these stories to fill some personal inadequacies. His situation has the feel of Eddie Murphy in the scene of the movie “Trading Places” where Murphy’s character is sitting down with a sign claiming to be a wounded vet with his legs blown off, talking about “dang bang” then the cops pull him up to his feet to reveal the fraud. Matt’s fraud has been exposed. His career with the Army has ended badly, and now he is off of American Idol. Enough is enough, though he did not have an exemplary career, he did volunteer and was in Iraq. Let him sort out his problems and let this event diffuse. Matt is certainly a vet that should be observed for suicide prevention. There are panhandlers all over the U.S. claiming to have served and haven’t, this guy is not the worst case, he’s bad but not the worst. So many returning servicemen have taken their own lives that I would not push this guy any further down that road. He looks like a broken man. Let’s not push him beyound the breaking point, his lies have been exposed enough is enough.

  20. Hi I am Matt’s ex sister in-law kaydince’s aunt. I am not going to stick up for how Matt is because I honestly think he is wrong in so many ways. The man has mental issues no doubt. It breaks my heart only because of that little girl, knowing she has to grow up and someday will find out all the lies he has not only told all of us but the multiple lies he has told her. So I do pray that he changes and gets his life together and becomes a better man for my niece. She loves her dad and doesn’t understand what’s going on. I am however thankful my sister left this man when she did. I know kaydince is in a loving home with her mommy and step daddy that adore her and give her and her sister the world. If people feel the need to say anything about that sweet little girl you seen on tv please make it positive, she is innocent in all of this and in fact was excited to be on tv watching her dad sing. Thanks

    • The fact that he has a daughter is a reason why someone should help him. No one in the world will benefit if Matt gets pushed to the edge and takes his own life. Later on that little girl will hold him accountable for his lies if he continues. I see a redeemable man here who has some issues, he needs help. The little girl is his flesh and blood and of course she is innocent. He obviously loves her and is very proud of her. But certainly no one has anything negative to say about the girl. I watched the videos and as a father of three including two daughters and a veteran myself, I had the impression that the girl was not impressed by American Idol, my nineteen year old was somewhat like that when she was little.

      • Thanks for the kind words but kaydince was impressed by american idol, she was very excited and talked about it nonstop after they were filmed, while matt was singing she was being shy. She doesnt like talking to people she doesnt know, that was her giving her attitude. Not on the site, no one said anything negative it was on the facebook page, and someone deleted it. I wasnt trying to point fingers it was just a broad opinion. :-)

  21. Daryl, when Matt takes responsibility for his actions then it will be enough. He brought this on himself and he needs to man up and admit that. Instead he just continues to make excuses and pass the blame on to other people. Listen to the audio of the church testimony, the whole entire story is a fabrication. When he decides to accept responsibility I will be satisfied. In addition he is defrauding the VA for disability for a TBI that he never had as he admitted himself he was not in an IED.

    • The man was in Iraq. He got in over his head with his story, he felt inadequate and he got burned. I don’t care how much someone lied about there service. It is never a justification for pushing an individual to take his own life. Yes he brought this on himself, he will slowly come to realise the changes he needs to make. My only concern is that this guy is a candidate for suicide watch and many people who are angry because he lied fail to see that his lies do not warrant a death sentence, the man is obviously not all there. He is on meds, those meds are more powerful than a man. I served in Iraq and comrades of mine died there, yet I do not feel the need to push this guy over the edge. In time he will face his demons. Maybe he will serve as an example to others not to tell stories like that. But at the same token I have been in many bars and bases and have heard all sorts of bs stories from guys who were on Active Duty. I even heard a drill instructor tell someone that they can lie about their careers but they can’t wear medals and other uniform items that were not earned. I doubt that the VA has paid him for a TBI without some type of documentation. I checked my medical record and saw that even once when I was sent to alcohol screening for a drunken and disorderly incident that I was NJP’d for while in the service there was mention of it in my record. PTSD happens to people who have been in Iraq, it’s like Saddam’s revenge. One of the things that service members feel they represent when they serve is Freedom of Speech.

      • You are preaching to the choir, I was there with him. Sorry if I am not as readily forgiving as you, and according to him in the church video he was in Afghanistan and was the only one out of 6 that survived an IED blast. I surely hope he doesn’t kill himself, I don’t think anyone wants that. At some point he has to own up to his mistakes, how and if he does that is on him.

    • We are former family members. and to be quite honest when you are this frustrated for Kaydince proof reading is the last thing we do. Honestly I didn’t nor did my sister comment on any of this for the sake of people to bash us. All we are asking is people to leave Kaydince out of the lies. She has a mother (me) and a step Father and other family of mine that cares and loves her in many ways. I do not doubt at all that Matt loves his daughter but as for now he should not have anything to do with KK until he has helped himself believe the actual truth. Please just consider my feelings. Thanks

  22. Funny you should say that because I went to high school with Matt in Oklahoma and then I moved to Texas to where he called me after “getting out of the army” and he wanted to move to be with me, within two days of being there he had “bought me a house” day two of being there we got home and someone was there changing the locks, day 3 someone “broke into the house” and stole all the TVs that he had just “bought” EVERYTHING was a lie a flat out lie… its sad that he would lie to this extent but its true he is a pathological liar and it took me about 2 weeks for me to figure it out.

  23. To all,
    Everything you have read is correct. It was ALL lies. I in fact HAVE lied since a younger Fe and had a problem with it. I am coming out and making a statement (even though I was instructed not to) because i DO want to come clean. Just so everyone knows I’m not reviving any sort of disability for Tbi. Let it also be known that I left country 2.5 months before the rest of the unit came home, I stayed in the army PAST my ETS date and was released from full service (wether active or reserve) in 2009. I do in fact take FULL responsibility for the actions and words I have said, and know that this will never go away. In NO way was I looking to take from everyone who has served. I started to believe my own lies. And after I believed them… I would catch myself talking like it had happened to me my entire life. To the gentleman above who talked about going to the VA I am doing just that, the “cocktail” u refer to Has been my deterrent for the last couple of years as I feel like when I was medicated while at FT sill and even at Schwinefurt It was never “correct”. Never the less. The lies end here. I want to base the life I have left on nothing but what is real and genuine and in the here and now. I am EXTREAMLY remorseful and VERY upset that I allowed myself to take from the hard work of the guys that i was deployed with among others. To think that I would go on a national tv show and get away with continuing a lie so big, and so deeply imbedded in my lfe and brain… Is rediculous. Hindsight is always 20/20. The work the blue spader a did overseas was impeccable and I regret that I took from that. To EVERYONE but more importantly the men I served with, I AM DEEPLY REGRETFUL AND SORRY. my road to figuring out how to make a life built on trust starts now. It starts with getting help. And starts with this message. I was told to keep quiet and not talk to anyone, and I have decided that what’s best for me and my family is to come out and end the insanity. I indeed have many many things to work with and need to get alot of help doing it. Again I appologize to everyone that I have come across and hurt or lied too.

    Matt farmer

    • If this is the real Matt then you made the right choice coming forward. I will be praying for you and I hope you keep moving forward in is new positive direction!

      God Bless

  24. This is a good start Matt – let me be the first to wish you well and success on this journey, it will not be easy – but, if you’re the man that wrote the above…stick with it and get through it! You know that Soldiers have long memories, some will never be able to forgive you and that’s their right! Do what’s right for you and start living by the code you know to be right.

    Good luck and God speed,

    CW4(R) Bill Fowler

  25. This is INDEED Matt. After careful consideration and waiting and waiting while wanting to come clean and being told to not say anything I made the choice to do this.

    • That choice took some balls! Just stay positive and keep moving forward with getting help. Your life, your story can still come together in a very positive way! You have taken the most difficult step coming forward, a step most men in your situation won’t.

  26. I at no time was a sniper, was never deployed to Afghanistan, did a single tour in Iraq, and was never at any time hit or wounded by an IED

    • Good on you for coming clean Matt. Be proud of what you did do, no need to church it up. I had problems going through the VA for my PTSD issues so I now go to a civilian specialist and she has done more in 6 months for my PTSD than the VA or Army did in years. That may be an avenue you want to approach. I respect that you took responsibility for this and wish you well. Good luck man.

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  28. Matt, telling the truth about this is the right thing to do. I hope you are able to find solutions to your issues, because the most important mission of your life is not service related. It is raising your daughter, so pick yourself up, get right and be the man your family deserves. Good luck.

  29. If you folks care I did a TV interview with CNN today regarding the statements of Matt Farmer. It should air at 4PM Mountain time on CNN. I wanted to state the truth of what happened to him and ensure that proper credit was given to those service members that did pay the ultimate sacrifice and suffered for our freedom.

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  32. To Matt’s current wife. Don’t you think you need to leave the comments about kaydince up to HER mom?? I think so! Especially at a time like this. Married or not anything about kaydice need left for her biological mother to answer.

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  35. This guy does not deserve ANY treatment from the VA. You are a pathological liar that is all. In no way did your military service cause this. You didnt see combat, you admitted to being a liar your whole life. Service connected PTSD? I think not. You disgust me. Take your lame self to your local psychiatrist, thats all the help you deserve.

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  37. What is done in the dark… Will eventually come to the light. Matt is ill in his mind, this young man needs mental help for his lie’s.

    • You have to go through a Navy Seal, Navy Seal veteran or someone who has access to the Navy Seal database. It is not open to the public. I wondered the same thing and only discovered this today.

  38. The guy served, which is way more then most who claim service. This is really stupid and dumb. Big deal the guy lied, everyone and their mom lies to people. Everyone here commenting has lied to someone. They lie to their wives, loved one and everything. He was just dumb with his lie and got caught. I do not tell anyone i was in the military. Its nothing I am proud of. It was a waste of time and I wish my parents were smart and their finances together before having kids they could not afford. I would trade my service any day to have been in a wealthy household that could have afforded me to go to college rather then having to be a grunt. If I was Matt, I would say keep talking about me your just making me more famous!! Pretty soon he will get a book deal or something else that will make him money. He is the next honey boo boo!! Act retarded on tv, get a lot of money!

      • The ones I serve with all say the same thing..Being in the Military is not that big of a deal.. I would have traded it all to have had a rich family that had their shit together!! I sure as shit do not tell or brag about a damn thing. You can bet that!!

  39. Matt screwed up badly and he knows it. One thing folks forget is that he sat next to me in a HMMWV, conducted combat patrols with his buddies, and saw the loss of two of our Soldiers and severe injuries to others. He lied flat out, but he was a Soldier who served the unit well until his mistakes. I will not forsaken him because he screwed up, I have never done that to my Soldiers during good or bad times and won’t do it now. Let him get some help and his life back together. I believe he understands the gravity of his errors and I would hope his brothers in arms can forgive him someday.
    1SG H, Ramadi, 1-26IN

    • Cmon Jodi get real! You think I give a damn about him? Paulie Jr was killed right there and this guy is a disgrace. You should know that. Paul Balint Sr.

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  41. I have a brother name (francis leclar essley jr.)who claimes he was a ranger in the Army,my other brother says he was in person in Fl.Is there any way to find out the truth. I thank you for any help.he was born in 1969 or1970.we were out of touch for over 15 years and We don’t belive most of what he says.and this one is important to us.

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  43. Really, your going after this guy with so much hatred and that is sad. American Idol is the blame for this. They continue to put these contestants on their show without doing any kind of background check, then they turn out to been in jail or like Matt Farmer, a complete liar. I don’t blame him, for he was only doing what he could get away with, just like Marah with her boobs over exposed to the world and Nicky, with her fake hair, fake boobs and butt. They are all a bunch of liars with money, the only difference is Matt has none….LOL

  44. I manage an apartment community where Matt actually lived in Peoria, AZ and got evicted a few months back. He also lied and told the leasing office that he had 2 femurs replaced due to injury overseas. He has a criminal record like you wouldn’t believe and he can’t seem to keep his story straight on anything. He is a complete fraud and has done credit card fraud, wrote bad checks, been in prison. He had also lived in Tulsa, OK..where most of his criminal background comes from…Oh and the wife standing outside waiting for him..isn’t Cadences mom. He has mental illness problems and i am glad he was forced to move out of my community.

    On the original approval day, he provided us with income that military was paying him…and a pathetic story to feel sorry for him. Now if he can only pay his eviction back of $5000. He should be ashamed of himself.

  45. Give Matt a break! I understand he has disrespected a plethora of individuals but everyone makes mistakes… This is just a super dramatic mistake. It had to take this kind of humiliation for him to come clean and realize he needs to live an honest life not only for himself but for his entire family.

  46. I know a guy like this matt guy. I served with a friend in Iraq, and he was a simple soldier doing simple everyday military task. He is out of the military now, and is telling everyone that he was special forces. When I saw that posted on facebook. I called him and asked him what he was doing. He stated that it was his wife that had posted it on facebook. The next day it was taken down. I hate people that can’t be straight. I served in the military and now i am out. it isn’t like people are looking at me funny or putting me down. I still get the respect for serving, and that is good enough for me.

  47. One more thing, you all who ridicule and criticize him talk like you have never made a mistake in your entire life! Matt already stated he has more to work on with himself and to the people who are just so damn negative are not helping him to move forward!

    • People like Matt are hustlers- they keep doing these kinds of things until they get caught and then they sing how sorry they are. If you think this was the first time this guy was lying about stuff blatantly then you are probably mistaken. It takes alot of nerve to go on national TV and tell such bold lies when you know someone who may have served with you would probably see it. A lot of nerve. And how much do you want to bet if he could have gotten away with it and recieved some sort of material gain he wouldnt have pocketed whatever came his way………

  48. Top,
    He did in fact serve with us though he also took away from us and belittled the sacrafice made by our fellow blue spaders. It is truly ironic our Regimental moto in regards to his current situation. His service was honorable up and to the point of his choice of entertainment. To make matters worse he confessed names of his conspirators which admittedly was important and made your job a little easier though no more pleasant. The definition of a Blue Falcon. He didn’t need to fabricate stories of his own heroics, he would have appeared more magnanimous had he given the honor to his comrades. So many of our fellows came back wounded or not at all and while I detest his greedy egotistical methods I believe it is very possible he could have issues stemming from Ramadi. None of us will forget that city nor the people we were there with. The problem is the issues he brought to the city not the ones he left with. “Let him bear the palm who won it” Blue Spaders
    SPC D. Johnson Ramadi 06-08

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  51. This guy is the WORST sort. Kind of like those guys you get to talking with at the bar who claim to have been in the military, special ops “but cant talk about it because of NDA”. Yeah those dirtbags. Seems like every other person out there you meet drinking at a bar claims they were in the military and in SF/SEALs, ect. No one wants to admit they were just a cook or something apparently. This guy should be made to face the guys in his old unit, I am sure they would have something for him….. Matt doesnt seem that intelligent to begin with- the obvious spelling and grammar errors in his letters along with deciding to drink alcohol and take a prescription medication (without a military prescription even) WHILE IN THEATRE speaks volumes about where this guys brain is at. A career E-2, if he had managed to stay in the Army! Makes us Vets look bad to have guys like this parading themselves around on national television, civilians see/hear this stuff and perhaps look down on vets because they cant be sure they trust us to speak the truth about our service.

    I was a infantry medic, then a hospital medic- I never did anything heroic or was wounded while deployed. I am proud of my service and have no need to go around making up stories about being in SF and faking injuries to get sympathy and perhaps material gain. Because I do know a few guys I have served with who did get blown up and carry the scars for the rest of their lives- its a dishonor to them to have people like Matt out there!! God Bless our Active Duty troops and Our Fallen………..

  52. Seriously people all of you are judgmental and some of the biggest sinners so before all you go slamming someone for a mistake in life which is not the only one I’m sure he’s got an illness. Pray for him and his family and loved ones (his daughter) .. from what we all see he is a great father and his daughter loves him so much its sad she has to go through this… Glad it’s at a young age so she hopefully won’t understand and he will be better before she can PRAY that he gets the help he needs for this and is able to move on with his life. Each and every person tells lies. His just happen to be more In depth than others…or are they..ask yourself before u post on this If what you’re posting is hypocritical cause guarantee it is! As for American idol! That show to me turned into a complete JOKE they just had someone on their show last year who was in the top 10 led standing and got kicked off at the end due to a felony and warrant. So for them not doing background checks and adding to people’s stories to stay a “popular” show. They need to get in trouble also!! As for you @matt farmer I will continue to pray for you and hope u turn your life around and turn to god for help! He’s the only one who will get you through this. Screw what anyone else thinks. Just get yourself better and be faithful to your word especially for kaydince sake. Don’t let her down again or you won’t be forgiven by her. You gotta turn your life around now! It’s your last chance. This is proof. God bless you

  53. Everyone needs to quit feeling sorry for or threatening Matt not only is this story that’s getting so huge effecting him it’s effecting his ex wife her family and his daughter also so take them into consideration! I agree with people’s posts that American idol should get in trouble for this also, they do need to do background checks cause someone did get kicked off last year at the end, I thought it was bottom 5 but either way still they let it go too long! I feel like this story makes AI bigger now on television which is ridiculous! Alls we can do is pray that he seeks the right help for himself his family members and his sweet little girl! She’s lucky she has an amazing mom and step father whose always been there for her! She has so much support! Power of prayer at this point will help

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  56. I too served with Matthew farmer in ramadi Iraq. I do not want to beat a dead horse by repeating everything everyone else has said but it is all true. I would also like to add what everyone has left out. In Iraq the young Matthew farmer made quite the name for himself as a habitual liar. He even promised alot of us a trip on his families yacht after we returned from Iraq and we actually spent a good amount of time talking about it and planning the trip. We later found out his family owns no yacht and it was all for naught. This is just one occasion where he has been caught in his lies. Its about time he got caught for real. As one of the medics in his company who had to personally wash the blood off of my hands when our battle buddies were injured I am appalled by what he has said on national television.

  57. This Matt person is a disgrace to ALL Military Personal. He has a serious problem called “LYING”, and needs professional help. I see why he has an ex-wife…she probably got tired of his bull crap lying all the time. I Pray that Matt seeks the help needed, especially for his daughter, because she seems to really love and adore her dad. She doesn’t need to grow up thinking her dad was some hero in the Military. This lye would really hurt her.

  58. Harhar, we get it. You are sad because you weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Many of the Soldiers involved have been on numerous deployments and selfless service plays a big role in their lives and their families’ lives. By the way, none of us were born into money. Obviously you failed to learn the first lesson in the Army: suck it up and drive on. Find a new group to cry too. This page is about honor and integrity in service, not degrading the commitment of the those who gave enough for it to impact their lives significantly.

    • It was usmc grunt and I saw a lot and served in Iraq. But yeah I woulda loved the silver spoon any day. I would not be in such a wreck of a life that I am in now…

      • Military did nothing for me other then destroy my family, finances and my mind. People are fools to want to impersonate us. Impersonate a movie star or somthing that gets money. Fuck honor and valor. It means nothing!! I would trade my honor and valor for a payday any day!! At least then bills are paid and life is easier. Valor and honor are useless and nothing in the REAL WORLD!!

        • i’m hardly a big fan of the military industrial complex the US has been engaged in for it’s entire history, but i’d argue being so hyperfocused on money in life that it makes you seem almost worse person than someone fudging some details of their service.

          money is the root of all evil isn’t just a phrase

          • it’s not a phrase at all. I think that what you mean is “the love of money” or something like that. Money is just a tool to be used.

  59. It is so sad that there are those who believe they need to embellish their stories about serving in the military. They need therapy, without a doubt.

  60. As an active duty Command Sergeant Major in an Infantry Brigade Combat Team I am thankful for Guardian of Valor calling out these people who lie about their service. Many of our brothers and sisters who served honorably suffer in silence with TBI, PTSD and physical wounds because of idiots like this who cheapen ALL of our service through their lies. Good Job!

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  62. It’s bad that Matt lied, for whatever the reason was in his state of mind maybe he need to be this “Hero” person in memory of all of our fallen brothers in arms. he has not been the first nor will be the last he is just one that got caught up in the publicity media and his life was exploited as this is what people enjoy watching. I will not say what Matt did was “OK”, as it was not, still he was in the military and he does claim to be PTSD a syndrome that came break even the toughest of us all. All I have to add is he does have talent to sing, he made have been an awful soldier, and may be considered “Broken”, but he does sing great.
    My advise to Matt: “continue to live your life, get your treatment, enjoy your family and go to the therapies of PTSD, do not lie about your service and your experiences, use your talent for positive things, educate yourself to understand what you have that others do as well, do not feel shame as you are not in this alone”.
    I which you luck in your life, move forward and “God Speed”, lets all remember we are not without sin, and let those without sin throw the first stone, if not lets keep moving forward and stop making ratings based on someones real life.

    P.S. ” I respect my brothers in arms, I stand by their side even when I feel they have done wrong, I will never leave anyone behind the enemy lines, I will always have understand that I am of a different species, that one the made me who I am until the day I die, a soldier a brother in arms a Veteran of the United States of America.”

  63. God bless those who serve our country and keep us safe. Thank you thank you thank you. Now let’s leave the guy alone…he’s got way more problems than being a liar. Let’s let Karma take care of it’s own. This whole situation may just help Matt. Who knows. Just pray for him and let it go. We are all sinners here…nobody is immune to that. God Bless our troops

  64. WOW…What a low life. He does not deserve the privileges of this Country. Especially as it was earned on the sweat and sacrifice of those that served before and after him. . I didn’t read all the following claims(or anti-claims) against him, so I didn’t see the threats made at him and his family. But, if there are any, that is not right. Keep his Daughter and Parents out of it…As far as he goes, well, None of us have the right to physically hurt him. But his fellow Troops have every right to vent their anger, short of physical action. As long as they themselves do not lie.

  65. hello and THANK YOU for ALL who have served!!! this whole thing is just SICK!!! this guy (MATT) has and WILL keep fibbing, and on top of everything he WILL end up with some sort of payday!!! SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and this harhar, I’m thinking possibly (MATT FARMER) ???????

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  67. It occurs to me that the comments on this story are just as BAD as what this obviously ill person said and did! ALL OF YOU LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES I GUESS. The guy lies and has mental problems. Maybe you should be thinking about that, and the fact that NONE OF US are perfect. We are all flawed and some more than others. I would not want to serve with any of the above commenters that jumped right on the pile to attack an obviously sick individual. NONE OF YOU ARE ANY BETTER FOR YOUR ACTIONS OR COMMENTS.

  68. Yetibear,
    I have written things on this account under only my name. That is it. If there is a question of that I’m sure the site administrator could verify this as you have to type in your email and such to post on here. I have come clean of everything and now am living with the consequences of EVERYTHING that has been said or done.

    • Good luck Matt. I truly hope you take this whole mess and learn from this. It’s time to find yourself. Maybe some counseling will help. Your daughter will be just like you if you don’t stop now. take care

    • Matt, if so is true? I apologize, to harhar!! and again THANKS to ALL who have served!! including you matt! after all, you did serve, you just ended your’s a little “funny”??

      • Do you morons who lie and play superman have any idea what it does to your mind after you have been in combat and pulled the trigger? The stress it does, seeing people burned up in hummers doing that awful scream that sounds of a pig getting slaughterd at market! Why would you brag about being part of that? It’s Hollywood’s fault! Everyone wants to be a hero! Trust me you want no part of it!! Brag about and lie about something else to get money!! I for one will never tell anyone in person or ever brag about anything! However you that do make good reading material. But I would have much rather been born with a silver spoon. Here anyone that is rich that wants to be hero, I will trade you lives!! You can be hero and brag all you want and I will be rich,,, that’s fair??

          • I mean I don’t understand.. You cant sleep at night. You wanna talk about dreams and nightmares man, I get them all the time.. Who the fuck wants to have that? I have busted my kid i the face when she was trying to scare while I was asleep. I almost killed myself over it bc it destroyed me. And it still does.. I mean seriously, who wants any part of this… This is the first time in years since I have ever spoken about anything. Why I am doing it now, I don’t know… Maybe to talk to people I will never see… You people who brag are idiots.. I would never post pics of me in my uniform on FB or myspace like these morons do.. I just do not understand. I am just telling you from the horses mouth, you want no part of this. People who brag to civilians or people they just met, you are already caught. NO REAL VET IS GOING TO BRAG ABOUT ANYTHING, they don’t even talk to their families much less you they just met. The only bragging that was ever done was within our battalion and unit. Never in REAL LIFE! If someone is in a uniform all the time in civilian world, you better believe they are fake. I WOULD NEVER WANNA PUT THAT CRAP BACK ON unless it was for a funeral and I don’t know of anyone else I served with would want to wear it either. If you are a girl and some dude starts telling your war stories at a bar, you better believe it is fake. Anytime anyone brags in public period to people, it is fake. About 99.2 of the USA population will never ever meet a real SEAL, D-BOYS, CIA guys or any Marine RECON man. You will however see their pictures after they have been killed doing what they do. That is the only time you will ever, ever meet a Special Forces of any branch, is on the pictures of murals and at funerals. So to all of you people wanting to know if this guy here or that guy there is a real SEAL, THEY ARE NOT! NO REAL SPECIAL FORCES PERSONAL WILL EVER COME TO YOU AT A BAR , JUST SOME FAKE TRYING TO GET IN YOUR PANTIES! Are we clear people! They are so high speed, that you will only see picture of them after they have given all, never at a bar. I have lost my career due to the military and how alcohol effected me, I have lost so much do to what has happened to me! The only fault it is is mine. WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO BRAG ABOUT LOSING EVERYTHING? Thats what always happens to people who have been in serious combat. You drink, you lose your mind you go to jail and you lose it all. Why would you want to fake that and pretend it? That is what happens to real vets who have been in the shit! They are not posing at the mall or telling stories to anyone who listen. They are sitting by themselves and trying to get it together. They get addicted to narcotics, alcohol and run in with the laws. That is what has happened to over 75%. They don’t keep in touch with anyone, they don’t go to family functions and they have few if any friends.. WHY WOULD YOU WANT THAT LIFE!! What Hollywood portrays is not real life! Thats why I wold be more then happy to trade with most!!

          • harhar, I am sorry that you have had or are having such a rough time. Have you ever been to a bar at or near Virginia Beach, Coronado Island or near the JWTA on Okinawa? There are a lot of Vets in those areas who do get drunk and talk about some of the crazy shit that they have seen and/ or done. There are also many Vets who have seen/ done some crazy stuff that keep it together and go on to be successful as a result of their military careers. And as for your comment on mentioning CIA guys, don’t those guys lie for a living? Now you also have guys who joined the military just so they could brag about what they have done, have you ever been to camp Schwab? There are a lot of 22 23 year old Marines who have done the Recon training and they love to brag about it. They flaunt long hair and shaggy uniforms. They post videos of training at Jaydub on youtube, or at least they used to. I used to volunteer at the Navy Hospital on Okinawa on weekends because I became an EMT while in the service and I often got bored on weekends on Okinawa, I also rode with the ambulances. I learned how to sow stitches in young service members skulls after they have a had a run in with a beer bottle in the back of the head. These guys love to brag about their training. They also love to show their fighting skills while being treated for alcohol related medical problems that occur on Friday or Saturday nights, I nearly took a knee to the head from one of these young men. I was on duty one time when one of our Marine super hereos, was injured jumping of the barracks using a poncho to ride the high winds during a typhoon on Oki. There are many stories out there, alcohol fuels alot of talk, true and untrue, I think we see it more today than ever before. Not every SF member is the clean cut quiet guy that we have in our minds. Which reminds me of a night when I was drinking at a bar in Santa Monica, CA and an aquaintance of mine was drinking with a bona fide Ranger, I ended up in a fight with the guy because I called him a liar as he was bragging, no severe injuries to report fortunately, but the police did get involved and they confirmed his story, some guys go crazy from their service and they get drunk or drugged up and talk about it, those guys are less scary than the guys who don’t talk about it sometimes. What bothers me more than people telling lies is the number of guys that serve and come back and take their own lives.

          • The guy holding the sign, homeless on the street corner all out of his mind is the real vet.. Not the poser at the mall or bar! They don’t get help bc they just don’t. They lose their minds like the guy who has the kidnapped kid in the bunker in Alabama! That is your real combat vet! Why would you want that life, again I ask! I am just now starting to get myself out of a hole I was in. Anyone who brags, I promise you is a fake!

          • Oh and I forgot to add, if you ever did meet a real special forces person… They are most likely there to kill you and all around you! I wish they could have open house on all you posers!! Watch you piss and shit on yourself when they bust in your house!!! They should make a reality show busting in posers houses!! NOW THAT I WOULD WATCH!! Fuck honey boo boo and those dumb ass kardashians whores!!

          • Harhar you are an idiot. You too are an attention whore And annoying. I served with matt and am not as irate as you are. Get over yourself and stop being a moron.

          • You will only meet them in in those military cities and they will only brag when they are toghter. Trust me, I know what SF guys look like. I know they are not clean cut. But there are far more posers that pretend and brag then the real ones I have come very close to ending mylife as well. But that’s my Deamons and not the publics. Mostly due to the non stop dreams and having it horrible memories (many) to relive in my mind. That’s why I stay to myself and I like it that way. I have never bragged, nor would I ever tell anyone I was in the military. Every bragger I have seen is a fake. From at my workplace to the bar, everyone is an SF operator… And posers talk non stop with make believe stuff!!

          • Hey I just to share what worked for me when I got out of the service with an Honorable discharge and developed some nightmares and sleep problems, I smoked so much high grade marijane that I began to sleep again and to forget, the dreams went away, somehow I met a woman that for some reason unknown to me fell in love with me, we got married and have two beautiful children, I cleaned up from the alcohol and maryjane and am still damaged goods, my wife still claims to love me and though I still have some issues I sleep like a baby, medical marijuana is legal in California, though it makes you stupid it does allow you to sleep. Sleep deprivation was one of the worst problems I’ve had after my service, everything spiraled out of control as a result of not being able to sleep. I often wish I was still in, but when I look at my little daughter, I forget the pain and try to press forward…

  69. The bottom line is a lie is a lie, regardless of the laxness / complicity on the part of Idol. Mr. Farmers’ mischaracterizing his service dishonors those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom of speech. However, freedom of speech bestows one the right to be a liar. Sadly, it appears to also be ones’ right to besmearch fatherhood by using ones’ daughter as a prop in the charade. I can only pray for Mr. Farmers’ redemption, meanwhile, cudos to Guardian of Valor for providing a platform to monitor the frauds.

  70. I know this man who claims he was a navy seal in vietnam and saved another man when they were being held in a POW camp. I would just like to find out if its true because if its not i want to give him a piece of my mind. he has hundreds of stories he tells about being a seal and claims he got cancer from agent orange but personally i think its scabbies.

    • No, it’s not true dumbass!! Anyone that brags like that is not true. No seal is going to say shit like that. He will be a hermit like me and not talk to anyone much less tell stupid pow stories. Get real man

      • He is just trying to get in ur pants if your a girl. Avoid people like that. U don’t want to have a kid with this idiot cause you will be like this guys ex wife.

      • HarHar: Bingo. He’s just looking to get into someone’s pants. or he shoveled shit in Louisiana during the war. like Patton said in his famous speech. Who the fuck brags about shit like that anyway? I was in no way in the SF. never jumped out of planes or did any of that heroric shit. Just a simple medic in a MP unit. Nothing special. And if I ever told my wife some of the stuff I’ve seen she would puke. what the hell is wrong with these people?
        HARHAR: thnks for letting me vent a little.
        And thanks for your service.

          • This Capt.Medina guy has got me all pissed off right now, way more the Farmer. I have not been this pissed in a while!! I would love to meet this piece of shit!! I mean, do people really know what its like to be picking your friends entrails out of your cargo pockets after they were hit with an RPG!! You fakes are sick, sicker then I ever was in the head and you need the shit beat out of you!!

          • harhar, I just want to brag for a minute here. While I was in Iraq for OIF, yes I was definately there, I saw alot of guys stirring shit from the four hole burnouts and otherwise handling and disposing of the shit. This was many times the result of being punished for something and other times guys were chosen because of their job and ultimately someone had to do it. I just remember while I was on the flight to Guam after leaving Iraq, I was thinking to myself, I dodged the four hole burnout duty, that was my greatest accomplishment in the war in my mind, (this is me bragging)as I remember the flies tickling my a hole while using those burnouts on the fourth of july 2003. Another memory was of a fellow troop who died in Fallujah, I knew him since he was 18, we went through a course together before officially entering the unit we served together in and where he was when he was hit by a mortar, I often reflect on the fact that he was never able to drink a beer legally as he turned 21 in the HFZ where he died while standing around as a mortar fired by some insurgent hit him, I remember crying my ass off like a baby while drunk in a bar telling some babe about the story, that was actually true, and yes maybe as a present from my fallen comrade who may have been watching over me from above I did get into her panties though that was not my goal I was just tore up about the situation and looking to vent, I think some folks are a little bit too ate up when they say that people who have served never brag, sometimes they do… I have a Presidential Unit Citation, Phillipine Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Iraq Campaign Medal, GWOT Expeditionary, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (from OIF) and some other stuff, I’m not sure why I have some of the medals I got and don’t care, but I have spent my fair share of time in bars getting drunk and talking about some of the stories that came from my times in the hazardous pay zones, I used to carry a copy of my DD-214 in my wallet. So when you say heros don’t brag, is there a difference between bragging and venting? I have met some good men who have been adversely affected by some of the things that they saw or did, and they did talk about it. I wonder if talking about that helps them to get past it? Just out of curiosity what was your service history?

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  73. Matt Farmer hurt himself and his family. He only hurt your pride. Seriously…let it go. There are way more things out there going on in this world that need our attention. AND DESERVE IT…….. I. AM. OVER. IT.

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  76. I respect all the soldiers and their hard work and sacrifice, but I think there is a problem with this “outing” movement.

    This guy is trying to get into the entertainment industry. Most of what you see in that world is a lie. Of this, I know firsthand.

    The Kardashians don’t have problems that really can be solved in 30 minutes as they do on their “reality” show.

    Pro Wrestlers Nikolai Volkoff wasn’t really from Russia and Kamala the Ugandan Giant wasn’t really from Uganda. It’s all made up.

    This guy is trying to get on a “reality” show. A show that has almost nothing to do with being a musician. There’s singing, but the life of a musician has little to do with trying not to get voted off each week.

    On top of everything else, this guy is telling people he was almost blown up by a landmine. What kind of sick mind runs with that story when it’s not true? This guy has problems.

    Rather than “outing” him, you guys should either support him or leave him be.

    Do You know why?

    You guys are the REAL M16 toting, Al-Qaeda chasing, Taliban Thrashing, kick ass soldiers. The REAL thing.

    NO ONE can “take away” your valour! Your valour is REAL.

    This guy is just pretending. Leave him be.

  77. I like to stay away from social web sites and keep my private life, private. Therefore, I only got to this story now. I, too, served with this guy and everything stated above is true. Accutane to combat side effects of “sustanon” and “dianabol”, later mixed with alcohol causing a seizure, resulting in discharge. What a coward.

  78. No, the lady with him is his naive new wife Stacy who married Matt only because she was desperate-she had serious health problems and married him to get on his health insurance. Matt does love Kaydince as he talks a lot about her, but his use of her on the show infuriated me more than anything. He badmouths his ex every chance he gets. He and his current wife have been trying for children, but behind Stacy’s back, he talks just as much trash about her. He says it is her who can’t have kids and he boistrously brags how he knows his swimmers are great because he got his ex pregnant the first time they had sex. The way he passes things off on Idol is like Stacy is Kaydince’s mom and Kaydince is their miracle they’ve been trying for forever. Not true. Matt is a womanizer, but also a mysoginist. Megan is just one of his victims he got pregnant on a one night stand and then out of his conflicted false quasi-moral ways, he married her. Naturally that did not last. He divorced her and found someone more naive and gullible in Stacy, and now in the time of their sham of a marriage, I cannot tell you how many times he has cheated on her. He also is a violent drunk. He is not a true Christian. He gets hammered every other night, then once a week, he pretends church makes up for it. He fights anyone who challenges his lies. Believe it or not, his lying ways have befriended men of integrity too, and anytime male friends of his confront him on the way he treats Stacy (i.e. how he slept with multiple women on the same night this summer at talking stick resort here in Arizona while Stacy was out of town), he gets into a physical fight with those who confront him as he wrecklessly and violently defends his own lies. He is shameful. I am sorry for the women who have fallen victim to him, but guys too have been just as susceptible to his lies so I don’t blame any of the women. Congrats to Megan for moving on. Stacy please save yourself from a lifetime of misery. You can do so much better.

    • Does the hate never end, who cares why his wife married him? Who dafq needs to hear that shit? I never seen the final product of such hateful folks. Some guy has a histrionic personality disorder and you would talk about his wife? What kind of scum are we talking here. I hate to tell you haters that even though this guy lied there seems to be some redeeming quality to him. He got on TV singing, singing and telling stories aint that what all the rockstars are doing, how about actors. Actors lie there asses off and get paid for it. I think this guys should become a rockstar or a movie just to piss your hateful hearts off…

      • Hello Darryl my fellow american, 1st let me say I both respect and appreciate your feelings when it comes to letting this “MFAI” issue (lay and go away) because he possibly has “mental issues” but to compare him with musicians and actors?? as you stated (Actors lie there asses off and get paid for it) Darryl, actors are ACTING!!!!!!! THERE PLAYING “PARTS”!!!!!!!!!! MF went on to a stage with CAMERAS pointing at him a BLUNTLY LIED TO AMERICA about his personal military service! also tried using the precious little girl thing for even more “brownie points” he KNEW EXACTLY what he was doing and WHY he was doing it!!! and YES, the HATRED may NEVER end for certain people! like say maybe veterans who “really” suffered injuries.

    • Fred, Everything you said is absolutely true. Stacy was naive. To my understanding of what she told me was she had never had a sip of alcohol.. never had a true love or much less dated a guy before Matt. She was the perfect Christian. She was an easy prey for him. It truly hurts my heart about what Stacy is going through. All I can do is pray that she finds the will and way to escape his lies. She deserves so much better. It was brought to my attention about her mugshots online. I have to say that is the most shocking thing I think ive ever seen. She was arrested for theft by misrepresentation. Obviously something his lies drug her into. And your right.. No women at all can be blamed in this. I promise you he has a very manipulative way of sucking the girls in. He knows EXACTLY what to say to keep them there and to do what he wants. The same way he does with friends, car dealerships, apartments, furniture stores.. etc.. the list goes on and on. All I can do is pray for Stacy and Matt both. Thats all any of us can do.

    • actually the clown was trying to get ahead as a singer, so all you hatin blue falcons should call it a night, this story is over, the man admitted in clear and concise language that he flipped out and did some crzy talk, if you haev never been to your breaking point, your time will come, I hope this guy pulls off the golden voice card and gets forgi ven while you haters sweat your ninbe to fibe objob, haters are worst than liars, why wyuold someone need to lie if thay wasnt so many hatas out der yall is lame hatin wad mafos

  79. Okaayy.

    So saying you valour is real is stupid.
    Chastising a guy who has obvious mental problems is smart?

    No, I think your comment shows you might not be very smart in the least.

    Try to see the world in the shades of grey that it is. Not in black and white.

  80. Yes, and he was misrepresenting his military record as a way to do so. Don’t be such an apologist for this guy. He’s a fraud.

    • yes he is a fraud, but is it neccessary to add him to the list of veteran suicides? in case you are not aware that the army has recently reported a record year for warriors taking their own lives, could this be caused by a culture within the ranks that persecutes guys for words that they say? You obviously want to be known for your picture in uniform, are you judge and jury here? Let it fade away, son, that is what the bigger man always does, you don’t have to force this issue the guy got his chance to sing, one way or the other, he sang and the haters came out in force, but you cannot take away that the guy did get on Idol. Just let it go

  81. I understand completely that he made a mistake BUT EVERYONE DOES YES PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE SEEN HIM AS AN INSPIRATION BUT OK HE MADE A MISTAKE,I WOULD UNDERSTAND MAKING HIS LIFE MISERABLE AND TALK ABOUT HIM AND KEEP SAYING THESE THINGS TO HIM BUT HE HAS A LITTLE GIRL AND A WIFE THEY HAVE NOT DONT NOTHING WRONG AND 5 OR 10 YEARS OR MONTHS THIS WILL KEEP GOING AND THAT IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO LIVE……I AM NOT DEFENDING HIM BUT LET IT GO PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKE HAVE ANYONE NOT MADE A MISTAKE AND PEOPLE SHOULD NOT JUDGE BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU WILL BE IN THE SAME POSITIONS

  82. That mother fucker said “chaaaaaange is goinoooona comome.” I listened to his story, I have a little girl and a big one too, who the hell wouldn’t fucking tell a lie to make a better life for their daughter, A FUCKIN MEN. Fuck all you fucking haters, kiss my Nativve Amercian fucking ass if you can hate on that! I was in special programs and I have all the respect in the world for special operators and delta and all ate up hooyah deep sea, haha halo jumping mother fuckers and I don’t believe that any of those guys will knock this kid if he gets a band and or a recording contract. Sometimes you have to shoot the hail fucking mary, he through the long bomb hail mary, he got YESed by big titty Mariah Karry you people are so full of haterade that I did not see one comment about how big Mariahs titties are, WTFO, he got yes yes yes and all you hating losers want to knock him down. I heard splicing in his story, I heard him say he was afraid to die, that takes alot of balls, I heard that fucker say he wanted to make a better life for his daughter, how the fuck can you hate on that. All you fuckers that want to hate on a Vet who is down, can kiss my pale skinned native american rawhide! Light brown fucking Ass. Don’t get me started, that’s the real problem in teh united states is all the jealousy and haterade that fuck wads are drinking these days. HALEFUCKINGLOUYAH

      • I scored a 98 on the ASVAB in 1985, I signed on with the Marines shorty there after, by the end of 2004 I became a desk pog on Okinawa, I got a business degree while I was there, I am just making a point, you may not be intelligent enough to perceive it. But I am not ashamed of myself I am ashamed of all the haters that don’t care that Army vets are at risk of hurting themselves, they don’t need some assholes criticising everything they have ever done in the sorry lives. I served in the defense of freedom and democracy around the world, I have a dd 214 with Honorable written on it and I have a right to free speech as much as anyone else. I was in training on Ft Leonard Wood when 9/11 happened, but Will, I would be happy to speak with you offline about your thoughts on the situation. Thanks for your response I will take it under consideration.
        Bravo Falcon out.

      • I was not criticizing what you said, just the way you said it. You can get your point across without using profanity. I am well aware of what all branches of the military endure. I also have a DD214N with honorable written on it… I served 4 years in the Navy during Vietnam era, and saw many of the casualties of war coming to hospitals in Japan. My comrades in arm with legs/arms/ eyes missing. I do understand, but I think it’s still a discredit and dishonor to those who served to lie about the service you did while in the military..I am very proud to have served my country. And thank you for your service.. .

    • I sure want to meet you somewhere? Where it’s just me and you toughguy. My son was KIA in Ar Ramadi and this wanna be entertainer deserves every negative thing people are saying. It has nothing to do with his daughter and believe me making big money doesn’t help when you lose a son or daughter in war. I don’t give a damn how much he apologizes. You have freedom of speech so say what you want, but remember who gave you that freedom of speech. It wasn’t this Matt guy. You are more of a problem than he is. Once again, name the place toughguy.

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    • Frankie you’re a douche and every other person who is so ate about a lie, like you have never told one, bs, Now I believe I have discovered that root cause of Army suicides, it is the culture of intolerance, all you haters are so fixated on finding some wrong comitted during the exercise of free speech, free is more important than impressing all the hating numbnutts, the Man admitted that he lied, he has been publicly humiliated in front of the whole world and fuckers are still hung up about it, move on, get yourselves some lives to live, Barak Obama lied to us and said that a video sparked a riot and that was why our ambassador to Libya was killed with other Americans, Clinton faked an injury to get out of testifying about it, Bill Clinton said “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” why does anyone have anything to say about that? Mart Farber told a lie and admitted but none of our politicians ever admits it, what good is it to defend civil rights if we don’t accept it when people use them? Obama said that he was going to create jobs, where are they? And Will Matt farmer did not discredit my service, I have all the documentation, evals awards 214 so nothing he could have said would have discreditted my service, everyone handles their experiences differently, this guy was adversly affected by his service, its plain to see, “to err is human to forgive divine”

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  86. This guy would be a real cutie if it weren’t for that acne…too bad he couldn’t follow the label on his accutane. I bet the experience scared him off of using it or he can’t afford it now. Too bad.

    Too bad he had to make up so many stories- he could just be himself and be fine he’s good looking, a good singer, and if he applied himself he could have earned some fabulous medallions and charms for his little jacket.

  87. This absolutely disgusts me! My husband is a United States Marine who DID serve in Iraq as a Sniper and DID get a TBI while on a mission; he also has severe PTSD from his experiences out there. I watch him suffer every day because of these injuries!

    The fact that someone could lie about such a thing is absolutely disgusting, so beyond disrespectful to the people who aren’t and a complete disgrace to the United States Marine Corps.

    • Guys…maybe these wars weren’t such a good idea. Yeah, you get sparkly flare for your jackets and whatnot, but are we really any safer? And while you guys are abroad trying to get these charms and trinkets, the constitution is being trampled here at home. I’m not anti-military, and I’m definitely not anti-fashion, but it just seems like these wars were kind of a waste of time and it seems to be bumming out the people coming back cause they all have this PTSD thing. Plus I was reading there’s a lot of man on man rape over theres, which sounds fabulous but only if it’s roleplay, you know what I mean?

      • I find you to be an ignorant and disgusting human being. Maybe you and this pathetic loser should hang out some time and start an ignorant losers of America group!

      • The only man on man rape I saw was those Iraqi men trying to rape the little boys, how hte hell did haters get on this subject, this page no longer deserves responses, administrator please remove me from this page, and no longer send me updates, replies or anything else, all the best I’m dafq outta this page

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  90. Dylan – no, I don’t know what you mean and no I have no idea what you are speaking about. Clearly, you don’t either. Soldiers don’t go to war and follow orders to get “sparkly flare, charms and trinkets” and I find it offensive and condescending that you would make such a statement. American military personnel do not get to choose what engagements they participate in and what orders they follow. I happen to believe we are safer and I do not believe there is an abundance of sodomy happening…despite what the current political climate dictates, the military is still a very “traditional values” profession and things like that are not happening out in the open. War is not pain free and some people will suffer in order for you to live under the blanket of freedom you enjoy. No pain or suffering is reason to lose one’s sense of honor and country nor is it reason to take credit away from those you served with by stealing their honor. We served so that you can shoot your mouth off about things you have no knowledge of – but we’ve also earned the right to set you straight! Have a nice day Young Man.

    The Retired Chief

    • Thank you for replying to that ignorant fool.

      I assure you “Dylan” my words would not be as nice. It’s disgusting that you would make such materialistic claims about something you obviously know NOTHING about! Unfortunately men and women have died to give you the right to spout off your ignorance!

      Thank you Bill for your service!

      • Sorry if I made it seem like your motivation was the flare and not a biproduct of your service.

        I know the motivation is different guys- I saw band of brothers for crying out loud. And full metal jacket is one of my favorite movies of all time (although goodfellas is number one in my book, but that’s neither here nor there).

        I am grateful for what you guys do and understand you have little say in what you do or where you go, but it’s a little frustrating that we’ve been caught up in these foreign wars for over a decade now and it seems like we have less freedoms than we did before these freakin’ war pigs started up their nonsense.

        But as for the troops, I’d give you all a kiss right on the lips if I could- every single one of you. I’ll even nuzzle my bearded face into your neck if you are into that kind of thing but no funny business this is just about appreciating our vets.

  91. I’m wondering if Matt has pulled Darryl Doe into his web of lies. Matt does swing both ways according to the men he served with. I think Darryl is in love.

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  93. Not only I’d he lie about the military he lied to me..supposibly his love of life…about being married. Multiple text..fb messages..skypes..phone calls from a man i fell in love with only to find out he was living a double life. He truly needs to get help.

  94. I go to the church Matt sings at, I was there when they portrayed his story and he was crying on stage, when I saw that he was a fake I felt so betrayed that we as the church had given him so much faith and to us he seemed so strong, I am strongly dissapointed.

  95. Jen,
    Who are you to say Kaydince has no chance! She is three years old, and still has a life to live and be who SHE wants to be. You amongst everyone else that is not her mother has no right to judge or say anything about her! But I have come to realize all of the people that do keep saying things about her including you apparently did not have a well childhood. To hjudge an innocent child! Grow up!

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  97. 1. I don’t post pictures of me in uniform. My av is from a computer game that for whatever reason posts on my comment here.

    2. I’m not your son. Don’t be condescending. I’ve probably been around longer than you.

    3. He’s a fraud. He gets no sympathy from me.

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  100. Okay, I’m confused.
    First he claims to be a war hero, then he says people are blowing what he said out of proportion, and now he’s saying that he lied about everything?
    (shakes head in disgust)
    I don’t know what to think!

  101. Sorry…but I personally don’t give a S*it if he had a Problem with lying since he was young, cuz every single Human can change “wrong” and make it right and this Guy can apologize all he wants. I don’t buy it…not a single Second…and honestly, I know I don’t have much talking as a Spouse myself, but His Wife or whatever the Hell she is, isn’t a Tick better. She let Him lie ON TV and to everybody, dragging Guys, who lost their Lives in Combat, in to his Pile of Crap. Both should be embarrassed down to the Bone. The only Ones who have my full Respect (for not beating the Crap out of Him) are his fellow Soldiers/Battle Buddies and the lil Girl, but she’ll grow up and one Day she’ll hear about what kind of a “Perfect Picture” her Parents are. Gods Mill might be slow but it sure brings Justice with alil bit of Help from Karma.

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