03/10/2018 by militaryphonies
Kevin McGrath from Harrodsburg Kentucky claims that he was an Infantryman and a Marine Embassy Guard while he served in the United States Marine Corps.
Posted below is a copy of Mr McGrath’s ” Indeed ” resume where he is making the claim that he was a Sergeant in the Marines with two MOS’s. 0311 Infantryman and 8152 Marine Corps Security Force Guard.
Mr McGrath claims that he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines when they deployed with the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit to Beirut, Lebanon, (1980–82).
Mr McGrath also claims that he was part of Marine Security Detachment assigned to the President Of The United States where he earned the rank of Sergeant (E-5)
During Mr McGrath’s tenure in the Marines, He claims to have earned the following ribbons and medals.
Naval Achievement Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Joint Armed Forces Medal, Combat Action Medal with bronze battle star, Navy-Marine Corps Overseas Service, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Presidential Service Badge.
Actions conducted by Military Phonies
Upon being alerted about Mr Kevin McGrath and noticing the time frame of when Mr McGrath served, we grew suspicious of his claim of earning two Combat Action Ribbons (CAR). and one Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM). We checked the CAR/HSM database for his name. The results were negative, so we filed for Mr Kevin McGrath’s military service record using the privileges provided under the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA).
Mr McGrath joined the Marines on April 9,1980. He was sent to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island South Carolina (MCRDPISC) where he was assigned to the 1st Recruit Training Battalion on April 23, 1980.
After Graduation from Boot Camp in July of 1980, Mr McGrath was transferred to Pensacola Fl where he was assigned as a student for training to become a Cryptologic Digital Network Technician Analyst. MOS — 2611. Due to Academic reasons ( flunking out), Mr McGrath was transferred to Headquarters Service Company, Marine Corps Detachment, Quantico VA for the MOS training of 4621 Audio/Visual Equipment Operator. Upon completion of this training, he was transferred to Headquarters Servi-ce Company, Marine Barracks, Washington DC with the MOS’s of 0151 Administrative Clerk and 4621 Audio/Visual Equipment Operator.
The National Personnel Records Center did not find a record showing that Kevin Michael McGrath held the MOS’s of 0311 or 8152. They also didn’t find any evidence of Mr McGrath being assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines. Mr McGrath’s chronological record does not show that he ever deployed off of the Continental United States. He was discharged from active duty with the Marine Corps on May 2, 1984 as a L/Cpl (E-3).