Michael Thomas Hockensmith – Purple Heart, Wounded in War, Blog of Shame

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04/17/2019 by militaryphonies

BACKGROUND

Michael Thomas Hockensmith comes to us from Sedro Woolley, Washington but also has addressed listed for Richmond and Lexington Kentucky. Hockensmith is 61 years old as of March 2019.

Hockensmith claims that he helps veterans and has an organization that solicits donations in this regard.

http://veteransareourheroes.com/index.html

Hockensmith also displays many awards and letters on this website, allegedly signed by notable politicians – Senator Mitch McConnell and President Trump. Here is a “Citation of Valor.”

Hockensmith also has a GoFundMe page soliciting donations to help with his medical issues. It is here that he claims to have been wounded in a war and received a Purple Heart.

GoFundMe page – Michael Hockensmith

Hockensmith also uses the funding feature in Facebook and solicits donations as a disabled veteran needing help financially.

On his Facebook profile, Hockensmith also claims to have rescued two officers from a burning jet aircraft when he was in the military, received a “Purple Heart for valor” and a “Battle ‘E’ Decoration for excellent fighting for America.”

Michael Hockensmith – Facebook profile

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ACTIONS CONDUCTED BY MILITARY PHONIES

Michael Thomas Hockensmith’s military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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FOIA RESULTS – COMPLETE

NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER (NPRC)

FOIA Results – Michael Thomas Hockensmith – Summary Sheet
FOIA Results – Michael Thomas Hockensmith – Enlisted Performance Record / Assignments

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DISCUSSION and SUMMARY

SUMMARY SHEET

Michael Hockensmith’s official military records show that he was in the Navy Reserve and missed the Vietnam War, although he would be classified as a Vietnam-era veteran.

He went to boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois so would have been on active duty for that. It is unclear whether his time at ATKRON 128 and ATKRON 165 were in a drilling reservist capacity.

He is listed as being in the Navy Reserve from 1974 – 1980 which is a six year obligation. His performance record shows assignments up to 1977, so the remaining couple of years were most likely as a non-drilling reservist in the IRR (Individual Ready Reserve).

In any case, he got out as an Airman (E-3).

He earned a National Defense Service Medal and a COMNAVAIRPAC Battle “E” – most likely a unit award.

There is no “war” other than the Vietnam war during his time in the Navy Reserve but his records show he was stationed in the United States. Also, there is no Purple Heart award – let alone a “Purple Heart for valor” – whatever that means.

Hockensmith is clearly leveraging these claims to solicit money on the GoFundMe and Facebook fundraiser profiles. This may put him in direct violation of Stolen Valor. State specific laws on Stolen Valor may also apply.

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PHOTOS

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SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK#1: https://www.facebook.com/michaelthomas.hockensmith

FACEBOOK#2: https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Thomas-Hockensmith-174876473171838/

WEBSITE: http://veteransareourheroes.com/index.html

GOFUNDME:
https://www.gofundme.com/3wpp4h-please-help-a-disabled-veteran?fbclid=IwAR1-PkFi02jFbcZnt76qtS_yNv91XwOZ4B2rZsEeRYzLYlNkEImDEQLsTYM

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19 thoughts on “Michael Thomas Hockensmith – Purple Heart, Wounded in War, Blog of Shame

  1. Terry says:

    I’d give him $20 just to unfuk that haircut

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Vernon Brewer II says:

    I wouldn’t give him the sweat off my balls if he was dying of thirst. Really? A GO FUND ME page??? really? A Purple Heart for Valor? Put this schmuck in jail now for impersonating a human! AND having a douche of a haircut as well!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. R Grace MEIHUIZEN says:

    So he stole my cereal bowl.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Crew says:

    Whoever sold him those wigs should be shot with him.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. GyMack says:

    Regarding his hair style, he is probably sporting a wig cause he’s bald. Back in those days, Reservists were allowed to wear wigs.

    He reminds me of a Pedophile I busted in Hawaii in the late 70’s. Irregardless, this Stolen Valor Cuck needs to have his package dropped in the mail to the WA State AG’s Office.

    LMAO, am glad he never claimed he was a Navy SEAL or a Super Sniper.

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  7. Jim Grindstaff says:

    His second FB page has either been deleted or he blocked me (shocked!). This guy is out of his mind.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Allen says:

    as of this typing he has deleted his facebook after I posted a link to this page on it, hahaha!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ptbh says:

    Both of Michael Hockensmith’s Facebook pages are still up. If you can’t see them he probably blocked you.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Jon Morgan says:

    This POS is committing mail fraud, requesting and receiving money under fraudulent conditions maximum penalty 30 years and a $1 million fine.

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  11. john motyl says:

    I would like to throat punch that poser!

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  12. Rolling Dognut says:

    He seems very rudderless. A very Dutch haircut.

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  13. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I heard that his GoFundMe page is no longer active, Kudos to those who left “Buckets of Love” for him on it!

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  14. DON KELBY says:

    The Citation of Valor states that he is an Airman First Class of the United States Navy?

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  15. Robert C Zornes says:

    He’s a mental case.

    But that notwithstanding, I am going to send this to one of my SF buddies that lives in the area (I live in Washington but much farther away).

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  16. Mark A. lauer says:

    As of today (April 19) his second Facebook page is empty, and there is a white flag in the Profile Picture.
    I believe he has gotten the message.

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