07/05/2016 by militaryphonies
John Turek has made so many claims online it is hard to keep up with them all. Everything from being a Pararescueman to participating in the events of 9/11 recovery and exposure to toxic waste.
Of course he claims to have a PTSD dog to help him through life as he struggles with his conditions.
We had no idea enemy combatants were involved with operations at Air Force Basic training. Maybe he doesn’t really understand what “wounded” means in the veteran community.
We decided to order his military records, you know, just in case some of these claims were less than truthful.
Entry Lever Separation (ELS) after 30 days of service. We noticed that those 30 days included the Christmas and New Years holidays. No rank, no awards, no military education.
An ELS is simply another type of discharge characterization. If the service member has less than 180 days of service, and is discharged, the commander can say “I didn’t have enough time to adequately measure this person’s conduct and performance,” by characterizing the service as “Entry Level.” That’s all an ELS is. Instead of giving an Honorable, General, or UOTHC, the service is “uncharacterized.” An ELS is not honorable, it’s not general, it’s not anything. It means that the commander didn’t have enough time to make a fair decision as to the overall service characterization. The commander DOES NOT have to characterize the service as Entry Level, even if the member has less than 180 days of service. Usually, someone with an ELS has not been in the military long enough to qualify for most veteran benefits.
A service member that was injured and medically discharged does not usually get an ELS. It appears he had a couple of weeks in basic and a couple of weeks of holidays. How he managed to catch the PTSD during that time is anyone’s guess. It can be a traumatic event for some people to be away from family during the holidays. Then again he has made claims his PTSD was from some kind of accident as well.
Make what you want from this post of his. Something about being a volunteer firefighter during 9/11 and having to deal with all the stress, which is made worse by some kind of learning disability he has.
John also claims he and his PTSD puppy “Duke” were exposed to to toxic chemicals at a building he rented. Reports state that after having the lights on at the place for a couple of weeks there, he had to shut down due to some kind of “green dust”.
Well, we don’t have Erin Brockovich on our staff so it’s not likely we can render much an opinion about his claim to the toxic chemicals. However, we do have plenty of experienced veterans around here. We can’t help but notice that John Turek seems to have issues after serving a couple of weeks at different places.
He claimed to be injured twice in his brief stay in basic training and exposed to toxic chemicals after only a few weeks of living his dream. We assume his multiple relocations lately may have something to do with his stream of bad luck.
He needs about $8,000 to help with the injuries a few weeks of green dust caused to Duke. He claims the poor fella can only play for 20 to 30 minutes at a time now. $8,000 should extend that playing time for Duke… we assume.
We decided not to list all the links to his fundraising efforts. If you want to throw some money at John or Duke for that matter, you will have to look them up yourself.
Someone asked John about all this on FB. He really didn’t have much to say. He did manage to inform us his DD214 was nearly destroyed. As his luck would have it… only the very top part managed to survive whatever catastrophe fell upon the rest of it. Even this little scrap that survived shows that service as a PJ is impossible.
He has a few other things he has dabbled in over the years.
It appears he likes to be President. We have no idea what Pool-A-Doodle Animal Transport is, maybe it allows you to drive in the carpool lane on your way to work. All American Services… once again you can look up all this stuff on your own. We wouldn’t want to taint your opinion of John by posting too many facts.
One of his newest adventures… just getting off the ground as we speak is:
World Wide Wounded Veterans
He is sitting down with a Florida lawyer to get things straightened out. Gee, we hope he gets a good one.
Oh, ya, we would have an opinion on all this veteran related charitable works of his but it seems he has the kind of influence required to get Military OSI involved in doing an investigation of anyone who asks questions.
Everyone knows how we shake in our boots here at militaryphony.com when we are threatened with lawyers, investigations, and such. It’s been over a year since we were threatened with a Congressional Investigation and we never hear the outcome of all the FBI investigations that have been launched. Shhhh… they maybe still looking into us… well a few of us anyway.
In summary, he ain’t all he claims to be. What a toxic waste.