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thedrifter
08-24-07, 06:47 AM
Marines: No Record Of Marshall Earning Combat Medals

By Patricia Daddona ,

Published on 8/24/2007

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By Steven Senne

• Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Glenn Marshall

A U.S. Marine Corps spokeswoman said Thursday that a review of the military records of the only person named Glenn Marshall to serve as a Marine in Vietnam does not show any top awards for valor.

In a front-page story on Aug. 18, The Day reported that Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Glenn Marshall had earned five Purple Hearts and one Silver Star during three tours of duty as a Marine in Vietnam.

Marshall is leading his Cape Cod tribe to develop a resort casino in Middleborough, Mass. He and his tribe have secured a multimillion-dollar agreement with the town of Middleborough to build a casino there.

Marshall's legal adviser and lobbyist, James Morris, supplied the information about Marshall's medals during an in-person interview with Marshall in Boston. Morris is a lawyer with Quinn & Morris of Boston.

Marshall and Morris were with the reporter for three hours in private and Statehouse interviews. Marshall was leaving the room at the tribe's public relations firm, The Liberty Square Group, and did not appear to be aware of Morris' disclosure. Morris, who said Marshall is sensitive about discussing his war record, wrote the information down in the reporter's notebook.

Marshall did not personally inform The Day of the details of his military service for the Aug. 18 story.

According to Capt. Amy E. Malugani of Marine Corps Headquarters, Glenn Alan Marshall, who was born Nov. 1, 1949, joined the Marines on Sept. 9, 1968, served as a corporal for a year and eight months, and permanently left the military on April 20, 1970.

“His record does not support the claims of a Silver Star, Purple Heart or three tours in Vietnam,” said Malugani.

Marshall served “in the vicinity of the Danang area” from Oct. 18, 1969, to Feb. 16, 1970, said Malugani, who said she obtained Marshall's personnel records from a record keeper for the Marines known as Manpower in response to The Day's written request.

The awards Glenn A. Marshall did earn, she said, were the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with one star.

A historian in the Marine Corps History division who has cross-checked information with the Military Awards Branch of Marine Corps Headquarters also found no casualty records to indicate anyone named Glenn Marshall was ever wounded in Vietnam. The Purple Heart is the U.S. military medal that signifies being wounded in combat.

Gregory D'Agostino, chief operating officer for The Liberty Square Group who was present for the Boston interviews, said Thursday he did not have Marshall's middle name or initial, or his date of birth. He said the birth date supplied last week in Marshall's biography was incorrect.

That biography also stated that Marshall completed three tours of duty in Vietnam but it did not mention any medals.

Tribal spokesman Scott Ferson, also of the Liberty Square Group, said Thursday that Marshall was still trying to locate all his records and dates of military service.

“Glenn is proud of his service in Vietnam as a Marine,” Ferson said. “He talks about it because military service has been such a part of the tribe, but he has not really talked a lot about his service specifically. If someone connected with the tribe provided information that was not accurate, that was a mistake.”

Morris, the adviser, said he is still working with the tribe — which Ferson confirmed — but declined further comment.

Adam Bond, a Middleborough selectman, said the inconsistencies do not cause him concern about Marshall's credibility.

“I don't believe that that has any bearing on the negotiations he had with the town and the sincerity and honesty with which he dealt with us,” Bond said. “And until I see something more, I don't think there's anything more I can say about it. But I'm not uncomfortable. I still trust the man.”

Four years ago, Marshall represented himself to lawmakers as a hero of the battle of Khe Sanh, according to Gordon Hinkle, communications director for Rep. John T. Doolittle, a Republican congressman from California. The battle took place in Vietnam between Jan. 21 and April 8, 1968.

D'Agostino said Thursday that Marshall graduated from high school in 1968.

A letter written by Doolittle on Oct. 7, 2003, to then-Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton called for the tribe to be awarded federal recognition, Hinkle said. The tribe was granted federal recognition this past spring. Doolittle's 2003 letter stated that the tribe was waiting too long for an answer to its petition, Hinkle said.

p.daddona@theday.com

Ellie

capmarine
08-24-07, 10:19 AM
ever hear of the stolen valor act? where's the FBI?

thedrifter
08-25-07, 08:07 AM
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bootlace15
08-25-07, 12:18 PM
another one bites the dust.

FistFu68
08-25-07, 03:54 PM
:evilgrin: A FUC-EN,LYING PIECE OF CHIT.I WONDER IF THE PERSON HE RAPED,CRIED WHILE SHE WAS AT THIS MUTHA-FUCER'S MERCY?YOU WANT THAT JOHN WAYNE MEDAL SO BAD,CHIEF? YOU CAN HAVE MINE,NEVER WANTED THE PURPLE HEART;IT WILL COME AT A VERY HIGH PRICE?AFTER I PUMP, A COUPLE OF 7.62X39 BULLET'S INTO YOU'R SORRY FUCEN AZZ;YOU ARE TRULY A PIECE OF CHIT!!!:mad: :thumbdown

thedrifter
08-26-07, 09:09 AM
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LCPLE3
08-26-07, 12:49 PM
I propose the creation of the Larry Gugle Medal. So all these sh_tbirds like him and Marshall ect.. can have so they don't feel butt-hurt!

Why can't some Marines be happy with their service? I earned just one medal (Good Conduct Medal) and I'm proud of my service in the Marine Corps.


Larry Gugle link..

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies243.htm

heritageman
08-26-07, 10:12 PM
Mr. Marshall can not be charged under the Stolen Valor Act without evidence that HE PERSONALLY made claims to the Silver Star and Five Purple Hearts. Guy was smart enough to have his friends do it,...