Robert E. Wilson Jr. , US Marine Retired MSgt, Grenada, Beirut, Operation Desert Storm, POSer, Blog of Shame6
05/16/2015 by militaryphonies
Robert Earl Wilson Jr. has claimed of serving in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Master Sergeant (E-8) after a 22-year career. He is a Small Unit Tactical Training instructor in Georgia who often makes training videos.
Wilson claims to have been a 0321 Recon Marine as well as a 8541 Scout Sniper, as evidenced by the tattoo he proudly displays.
Wilson claimed that he trained with British SAS in 1981. The assumption is that it’s him in the photo by nature of the caption that accompanies the post.
Wilson claims he was attached with Fox 2/8 while in Beirut, Lebanon in 1982, and with 22nd MAU while in Grenada.
Wilson says he was wounded in Grenada so missed the second trip into Beirut, since the rest of 22nd MAU went ahead.
Served from 1979-2001 and participated in Operation Desert Storm with 1st Battalion / 9th Marines.
Four (4) Freedom of Information Act requests were filed on Wilson. Upon return of the first one, it seemed quite unbelievable that they could not locate any record on Wilson. After all, he seemed to walk the walk and talk the talk. He even had a convincing photo of someone that appears to be him in his younger days. The second FOIA request came back from the USMC saying they have no record of him.