San Tan Valley Arizona – Meet our most recent embellish-er, Michael Allen Hunsucker. Mr. Hunsucker tried to fraudulently obtain help from an organization that helps Wounded Veterans, by sending them a forged DD214, and making claims of being wounded in combat. This organization, whom we will not name, helps Wounded Veterans get mortgage free homes.
When I first saw the 214, I knew almost immediately that it was a fake. The font’s were all wrong, spacing was off, award’s were out-of-order and that’s just to name a few.
He claims to have gotten a Silver Star, a Purple Heart, among a few others. He also claims to have PTSD, and a TBI from his service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He told the organization, when they asked for more proof that the 214 was all he had. His reason for not having any other proof was:
“when i was traveling home from my last duty station I was in a bad car wreck and the trailer that had all of my personal items was destroyed in a fire so all I got is my DD214.
The references that you are asking for at the time of injury have either committed suicide or were killed in combat . I have been trying to get in touch with people that I served with but most of them are gone and to many new people have come in.”
So everyone he served with were either KIA, or committed suicide; Not very likely Mr. Hunsucker.
He also claims to have been to Ranger school, SF School, Air Assault, Airborne School…Oh and he was an E6 with more than two years of combat deployment’s.
Here is the forged DD214:
As you can see this is one of the worst forgeries ever! I mean my two-year old could have done better! In the awards section, he was awarded Operation Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom, he forgot to add the important part “Campaign Medal”. I guess he WAS the campaigns.
Not only was he trying to get a free home, but he was also all over the internet begging for a free car for him and his wife under the guise of a Wounded combat Veteran.
We found several posts by him on facebook on company websites asking for them to donate a vehicle, playing off of his “wounds”, and his combat Veteran status. Here are a few of those posts:
He also created a profile on Free Charity Cars, using the same fake story.
Just in case, we also had someone contact the Ranger Training Brigade, even though we knew he would not be in the database. And of course they came back with a negative response for him ever attending Ranger school.
And recently he was arrested on what seems to be several counts of Criminal Domestic Violence. So not only is he a fraud and a liar, he seems to not be able to keep his hands off of his wife.
Now that you have seen his plethora of fraud and lies, lets show you the real Hunsucker. He was in the Army, he enlisted in May of 2003, as a PV1 and went to AIT to become a 12B(Combat Engineer).
His first duty station was Germany, where it seems he served 10 months and returned to Ft. Sill. After he got to Sill, he did not stay long as he went AWOL in September of 2004.
(Update)20130629 – Although his records do not show any sign of deployment’s, his Platoon Sergeant spoke with us and verified he did come to Iraq with them. But he also say’s that he never saw any combat, nor any action what-so-ever that would cause PTSD. He most certainly was not wounded as he only left the wire once and was made to stay at the truck. He also was not with them for the entire tour as he came to them after they arrived, and once they got back to Germany and started block leave, he knew he would not return.
He remained AWOL for 3,012 days according to his records, until he was apprehended by civilian authorities and returned to Military control on 17 December of 2012. He was classified as a deserter, stripped of any rank he had acquired(which wasn’t much), and he accepted an Other Than Honorable discharge in lieu of a Courts Martial.
His real 214 has his Separation authority as AR 635-200 Chapter 10, which reads as follows:
Discharge in Lieu of Trial by Court-Martial
a. A soldier who has committed an offense or offenses, the punishment for which under the UCMJ and the Manual for Courts-Martial, 2002 (MCM 2002), includes a bad conduct or dishonorable discharge, may submit a request for discharge in lieu of trial by court-martial.
(1) The provisions of RCM 1003(d), MCM 2002 do not apply to requests for discharge per this chapter unless the case has been referred to a court-martial authorized to adjudge a punitive discharge.
(2) The discharge request may be submitted after court-martial charges are preferred against the soldier or, where required, after referral, until final action by the court-martial convening authority.
(3) A soldier who is under a suspended sentence of a punitive discharge may likewise submit a request for discharge in lieu of trial by court-martial.
b. The request for discharge in lieu of trial by court-martial does not prevent or suspend disciplinary proceedings. Whether proceedings will be held in abeyance pending final action on a discharge request per this chapter is a matter to be determined by the commander exercising general court-martial jurisdiction over the individual concerned.
c. If disciplinary proceedings are not held in abeyance, the general court-martial convening authority may approve the soldier’s request for discharge in lieu of trial by court-martial after the soldier has been tried. In this event, the officer who convened the court in his/her action on the case should not approve any punitive discharge adjudged. The officer should approve only so much of any adjudged sentence to confinement at hard labor or hard labor without confinement as has been served at the time of the action.
His separation code is KFS, which means – Good of the Service, in lieu of court-martial, with an RE-Code of 4. So this also tells me that he should have been stripped of any and all Veterans benefits through the VA(Unless the VA determines otherwise), yet we are being told he is seeking compensation for his PTSD? And we have contacted the VA and notified them that he has also lied to them.
PTSD from what? Oh wait, he claims several deployments, with Afghanistan first then Iraq.
Here are some of his claims of how he was injured:
Now for his real records, here is his REAL DD214:
So as you can see, no Silver Star, no Purple Heart! Only eight full years of being a Deserter, and now wanting to claim benefits he could have earned had he not gotten a yellow stripe down his back! So now he is trying to steal benefits, that he did not earn by committing acts of fraud!
Not while we are here he won’t! We have also made contact with certain entities that may also be interested in his fraudulent ways.
He also received a letter barring him form entering a Military reservation:
One of our admins made contact with Mr. Hunsucker via Facebook, as we like to give everyone a chance to give their side. Here is what he said:
He never responded after the last email from our admin. And him being so “disabled” yet he is able to participate in events like the one below:
We would also be interested in speaking with anyone who may have served with him, in the short year or so he was actually serving. We will keep you updated as this case progresses.
Seems Hunsucker failed to appear for court and a warrant was issued:
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