09/18/2012 by militaryphonies
UPDATE 03/15/2016 ; After countless requests submitted to the National Personal Records Center from ourselves and the folks at This ain’t Hell.US , they were finally able to locate Mr. William Blake’s Military Service Record. He did serve during the Grenada and Beirut crisis, BUT he did not deploy to either location due to assignments to the 1st and 3rd Marine divisions at that time. He never earned ” six ” consecutive Rifle expert badges, having only earned two. He only served from December 29, 1980 to September 30, 1983 and was discharged as a Private (E-1 ). The fact that his enlistment and discharge dates don’t coincide with each other confirms that he was kicked out of the Marines. He did earn the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one cluster. He was a 1371 Combat Engineer.
Although he was on active duty during the early part of Beirut he was never deployed there. He was thrown out of the Marine Corps a month before the Barracks bombing of Oct 23 1983
He concluded his Marine Corps career by spending his last 15 days in the Brig, which represented his final assignment. He was discharged from the Brig at Camp Pendleton CA.
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This Ain’t Hell: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=64836
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|Claiming 6 years combat engineer,Claiming of serving in Beirut & Grenada|
|Claiming SSGT (E-6)
Claiming 6 expert rifle qualifications
Claiming a 246 & a 247 out of a possible 250 rifle score
|Request info sent to the NPRC|
|Results received from the NPRC . No Military records on file|
|Second Release from the NPRC still shows that William Roberts Blake never served in the USMC !|
|A VA ID card that he produced after being exposed from the first FOIA release.|
|2nd report from the NPRC using the same name as it appears on his VA ID card.|
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This Ain’t Hell: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=32050