Daniel J. Wall – USMC 2nd Lt, Combat Wounded, Trapped in Rubble for 5 days in Beirut, Lebanon, Blog of Shame15
“Marine Corps doesn’t want me to live, because I know the truth.” – Dan Wall
Daniel John Wall has been confined to his bed for the last 15-20 years due to his weight. He is estimated to be over 900 pounds. He has to have nurses care for him. This is relevant in light of his claims.
Before Wall gained a lot of weight, he was wheelchair bound. This is a photo of him before he gained enough weight to be bedridden. He’s the one in the middle sitting in the wheelchair.
This is a more recent photo of Daniel Wall, after he gained weight.
Wall claims that he is a disabled veteran. He tells this to the nurses that care for him.
He has posted lots of veteran themed graphics to his Facebook page.
Specifically, a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He also claims a “near death” experience in 1983.
He became specific about the near death experience on a tribute page for the Marine Barracks bombing on 23 Oct 1983.
When people asked him for clarification, Wall said he was with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines and was the supply officer. He also implied there was a conspiracy theory and he was key to knowing the truth behind it.
Someone in the Beirut community friend-ed him on Facebook to seek clarification. He stated that he was wounded in battle.
On his Facebook timeline, Wall went further with the conspiracy story…
Even including the US senator for his state of New Hampshire…
Wall was asked about the difference between 3.5 days claimed in the Private Message and the 5 days that he posted on the site. He also claimed that he worked at Area 51.
As a side note – Wall’s claim that he was in 2/8 would mean he most likely participated in Grenada, since it was 2/8 that invaded Grenada in Operation Urgent Fury. However, the US intervention in Grenada was on 25 Oct 1983 and the Marine Barracks bombing was on 23 Oct 1983.
If Wall was trapped under the rubble for 3.5 or 5 days, how could he have been in Grenada?
Also, recall Wall said he was the one that inspected the truck used in the bombing the next morning due to his billet as the Battalion Supply Officer.
How could Wall inspect the truck if he was trapped under the rubble the next day?
Due to these inconsistencies, Wall was called out via PM.
In addition, Daniel Wall has posted a honorable discharge certificate on his Facebook page. Oddly, the certificate spells “Lieutenant” incorrectly.
Recently, Dan Wall became sick and needed to go into the hospital. They had to cut the wall out of his home to get him out of the room he was in. The door was not wide enough. We do not know the circumstances, but he may now be forced out of his living situation. Perhaps this is why he is soliciting funds to buy a home and claims he has served his country for 32 years and implies he is a veteran of the military.
Source: https://myevent.com/Veteranneedshome (now pulled)
Daniel Wall’s official military records were requested through the Freedom of Information Act.
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FOIA RESULTS – SELECTED
However, here is the FOIA results from HQ-USMC which in turn points back to NPRC…
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FOIA RESULTS – COMPLETE
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DISCUSSION & SUMMARY
There is no military service listed for Daniel John Wall with either the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) or with the DoD Manpower Data Center. It should be noted that the NPRC referred us to the Commandant of the Marine Corps but they keep records for Marines discharged after the mid-1990s. So, the NPRC would be the appropriate place to request records for Wall based on his claims of being discharged in 1986.
As far as this certificate, besides the obvious fact that ‘Lieutenent’ should be spelled ‘Lieutenant’, the signature file is also interesting. The Marine signing it – Brigadier General Leo V. Williams III USMCR – was indeed a real person and indeed a Brigadier General. However, he did not achieve that rank until 01 Oct 1996.
Source: GENERAL/FLAG OFFICER WORLDWIDE ROSTER
It was not hard to identify the 2/8 Battalion Supply Officer and his name was not ‘Daniel John Wall”.
The US Marine Barracks Battalion Landing Team Headquarters building was bombed at 0622 on 23 Oct 1983. The last man pulled out alive was close to noon on the same day. Wall’s claim of being pulled out 3.5 days later and then 5 days later does not match the historical record. A story like this would be legend with the military personnel in Beirut at that time.
Operation Urgent Fury, the US invasion of Grenada, was to occur 2 days later on 25 Oct 1983. It involved the Marines of BLT 2/8. How could Wall be in two places at the same time as he also stated he was trapped under the rubble for 5 days?
His wounds, or near death experience, or PTSD seem unlikely to have been from Beirut. There is one known Beirut Veteran, a Captain at the time, who retired as a LtCol. from Berlin, New Hampshire. Daniel Wall is not him. There was also a real Marine Beirut veteran who was found, presumed dead and in a body bag, but still alive. Again, Daniel Wall is not him.
Also, how could he have inspected the truck the next morning if he was trapped in the BLT headquarter building’s rubble?
Ask yourself what is more likely – that the national security of the United States and all of its deepest secrets with Area 51 and Beirut, Lebanon rest with a bedridden Marine in Berlin NH? The government of the United States and the military went to great lengths to remove all trace of Daniel Wall’s military records and wish to have his claims go silent because he knows “the truth”?
Or is it more likely that we have a man that made choices in his life and caused him to end up where he is? Maybe he regrets some things and only imagines a life that he never had? Maybe he has found that more people show him respect if they believe he is a war hero and suffers from wounds received in battle?
Who knows? We cannot get inside his head. We also cannot judge him. We can only look at what the paperwork shows and where the facts take us. We have presented those facts. It is now up to you to decide for yourself.
Daniel John Wall’s claims are not supported by official military records. It appears Daniel Wall has a gift for reciting stories, stories in which he uses the horrors experienced by others to embellish his life. By joining a private community of Beirut veterans and their families and making outrageous claims he has caused pain and suffering to others. People who have already been asked to endure too much.
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PHOTOS and SOCIAL MEDIA
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This Ain’t Hell: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=67489