Lake Grove, New York – Meet William J Westbay, he was brought to our attention after pictures were posted on his Facebook profile of him in uniform pushing his new charity “Wounded Veterans Working”. We got emails, and contact from a friend “Fadnet”, who coined the name for this guy “Everything Is Backwards”.
We worked this case for about a week, and luckily we grabbed most of the evidence we needed before others found him and started posting his pictures all over their Facebook pages. Doing this actually hurts our cases, and our chances of getting the evidence we need. Because people start commenting and sending them messages, they realize people are on to them and they start removing evidence, deleting photos etc. Like one of our fans posted, “A premature ambush, isn’t an ambush at all”. Because now if it was a prosecute-able case, the evidence is gone because everyone jumped the gun.
We reached out to Mr. Westbay but he wouldn’t return our emails or our calls, so we continued to gather evidence and see if he ever served. On his uniform he is wearing a Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge and Master Jump Wings. Depends on which day he was taking the picture, as to which side the badges, patches would show up on. Most of the time he had them backwards or on the wrong sleeves, more photos for reference below.
As you can see in the above photo, all of his stuff is on backwards, and yes he “popped” his collar.
In the two photos above he is standing behind his table for his charity, he claims it’s a Non-profit (501c), and that all money collected is going to buy housing for homeless female Veterans.
He loves posing for photos, at least most of his stuff is in the right place in this photo.
I think he just adds new patches as he finds them, I am not sure he even knows what they all mean.
From his Facebook page, a closer look at his “Badges”. The original name of the page was “Wounded Veterans Working Page”, but once everyone started attacking him, he deleted all the pictures and changed it to “Nogo Page”. Don’t ask what that means, because I have no idea.
If you look at his neck in this photo, you will see it, yes he has “Ranger” tattooed on his neck, with some other wording. Now I know some Rangers to get the tab tattooed on their arms, but never saw one with “Ranger” across his neck.
Here is a closer look at the tattoo, thanks to several fans that brought it to our attention that it seems to say “Ranger One Shot, One Kill.” I am just at a loss for words on this one.
Above is what the page originally looked like before he got spooked and started taking everything down. He had another one as well, but it didn’t look like he used it. He also has a website setup for his charity, once people started attacking him, he posted photos of what he said was his charity paperwork, those photos follow.
So we reached out to our contacts to see if this guy earned anything he is rocking, and if he ever served at all, turns out he did actually serve, but very briefly.
He enlisted in April of 1998 and reported to Fort Jackson, South Carolina and was discharged in May of 1998 with a medical condition that excluded him from serving. He was discharged as a Private (E1) with no awards, so he had a total of one month of service. I don’t believe that’s long enough to have earned all that bling!
Soon after he realized we were on to him, the new page “Nogo Page” started making new posts, apologizing and claiming that he as the founder had stepped down and that he was only wearing that stuff to honor someone. Yea, I believe that, don’t you? I mean the writing is the exact same as it was on the other page.
Below is more info he posted to prove his charity was legit, he may have some of his paperwork in order, but after all of this I for one wouldn’t be donating a penny to them.
He also has a website setup for his charity, I would be very interested in knowing if anyone had donated and if so, where that money actually went. We viewed his personal Facebook page as well, and some of the stuff on it didn’t give us a warm and fuzzy.
From his personal Facebook page, claims Army Ranger, works at Plumbers Pizza and Ball Bags Anonomisous(No Pun Intended)
Some of the posts from his personal page, wonder what kind of pills he has for sale?
Below is a snapshot from his website:
We will investigate this more, as it seems he is trying to cover up his lies by saying he stepped down. I don’t believe that, and if he had then the new owner wouldn’t have ignored our multiple attempts at contact. So William just know, Veterans are watching you and your charity.
We have been in contact with an anonymous source concerning Mr. Westbay, and he is still making his claims. He is reported as having said the following over the past week:
“SF Ranger deployed with 3rd Battalion. Was a sniper and got back to Fort Jackson doing receptionist work. Did 6 weeks of helo training. Reason his “charity” is targeted for females is that there are no other groups advocating for female vets. Says he founded it, thought your site said he stepped down, and it’s going strong for 2 years. Also Said he did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and did 16 years. Said he was E-7 Sgt 1st Class.”
So it seems he didn’t step down as his charity has been claiming! We are watching you William, and your charity!