Leroy Grant Foley – US Army Ranger, Army Sniper, 11 Yrs /w 75th, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Blog of Shame23
02/06/2020 by militaryphonies
Leroy Grant Foley comes to us from May, Texas but has also spent some time in California. At the time of this writing, February 2020, Foley is 48 years old.
Foley is a Detective Investigator at Clyde Police Department in Texas.
At present, Foley is campaigning to be the Sheriff for Callahan County, Texas.
When speaking about the election and what it means for Callahan, some people are under the impression that Foley was an Army Ranger, Army Sniper, and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
They may have gotten this impression from Foley himself, as it seems these claims are part of his campaign posters. Foley has a personal Leroy Foley Facebook page and a Foley for Callahan County Sheriff page. Notice the Silver Star and the Purple Heart medals.
On this campaign poster, it went into more claims such as Army Sniper in addition to the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Notice at the bottom that it says it was “Approved by the elect Leroy Foley for Sheriff Campaign” and “Paid for by Foley for Sheriff Campaign.”
This post to Foley’s campaign page is stated in the first person “I” so one can reasonably assume that Foley wrote it. He states that he served with the “75th Ranger Regiment for 11 years.”
In this post, Foley claims that he met Carlos Hathcock – the famous US Marine Corps sniper.
Some were skeptical and contacted Military Phony.
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ACTIONS CONDUCTED BY MILITARY PHONIES
After checking archives, lists and databases we could find NO record of “Leroy Grant Foley” being a recipient of the Silver Star.
Leroy Grant Foley’s military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
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NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER (NPRC)
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER / SCRA
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DISCUSSION and SUMMARY
LENGTH OF SERVICE
At first glance, the military records that the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) provided do not seem to show assignments from 1992 – 2000.
We believe there is a typo on the summary sheet in that it should be May 1990 vs. 1998 to reflect the time on the Delayed Entry Program. The assignment page supports this.
We believe that the dates of 12 June 1990 – 05 July 2000 on the DoD Manpower Data Center results accurately reflect service dates.
There were no claims of a particular rank so nothing significant here.
The reason it does not show assignments from 1992 – 2000 is somewhat of a mystery but his final rank of SGT (E-5) along with medals and awards point to the fact that the NPRC Summary Sheet was based off Foley’s last DD-214. Also, he could have been in the Army Reserve or a state level guard.
There was no Silver Star nor a Purple Heart listed. There were no medals listed that would indicate combat.
Nothing in Foley’s records reflect RANGER, Airborne or Sniper School. He went straight from OSUT to Fort Hood. If memory serves, OSUT was about 14-16 weeks in length back then. 16 weeks equals 4 months so that matches.
Nothing in Foley’s military records indicate that he was an Army sniper.
[ADDITION] Notice in the following video at a Sheriff’s Forum in Cross Plains (at mark 12:47). Foley answers in the positive that he was an Airborne Ranger. Foley is on the left and his opponent is on the right.
SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLgJjB5BQPs (12:47)
Foley’s assignments from 1990 – 1992 show no affiliation with the 75th Ranger Regiment. We have doubt that he was with the 75th RANGER Regiment for 11 years. He was trained as Mechanized Infantry. All of his addresses from 1992-2000 show Texas with the only recognizable one for Army being Belton and Killeen, Texas, right outside of Fort Hood.
The 75th Ranger Regiment was not at Fort Hood, TEXAS.
The 75th RANGER Regiment composes of Four Battalions. They are as follows:
- (1) First Battalion is at Hunter Air Field, GA.
- (2) Second Battalion is at Fort Lewis, WA.
- (3) Third Battalion is at Fort Benning, GA. The Regimental Headquarters is also located at Fort Benning, GA.
- (4) Regimental Special Troops Battalion, Fort Benning, GA.
We were able to trace Foley’s addresses from 1992-2000 in the off chance he was stationed in the Army Reserve but as stated above, most of the addresses were either California and Texas, mostly Texas. Nothing in Washington state or Georgia.
To repeat a point made previously – the only time he was at Fort Benning Georgia was when he went to Infantry OSUT and he was only there for about 4 months.
So the important question to ask Foley is this:
What RANGER Battalion was he with for 11 years?
In order for Foley to have served in the 75th RANGER Regiment for 11 years, he would have had to have been Airborne Qualified and RANGER Qualified.
In looking at his records, he only carries the MOS of 11M10. We do not see a Skill Qualifier of “P” which is Airborne. If he was Airborne, his MOS would have read 11MP10.
If he was with the 75th Ranger Regiment for 11 years as claimed, he would have had to been Ranger Qualified with a “V” Specialty Code.
We don’t see any Ranger School Training or Airborne Training on his Summary Records.
Foley *MAY* have been with the Army Reserve Unit, the 75th Division (Exercise) out of Houston, Texas but if this is true it would be misleading to say he was with 75th Ranger Regiment for 11 years.
We refiled for Foley’s military records asking to confirm assignments from 1992-2000. At this point we suspect he went Reserve but we’ll keep an open mind. Since the records often take 3-6 weeks to come back, even with a refile, so it would have been after the Sheriff’s election in Callahan County on March 3, 2020.
We have no vested interest in how the election turns out, but we did feel it was important that the residents of Callahan County get clarification on Foley’s military records.
Perhaps there is a perfectly good explanation for the discrepancies, but at this point we are confident that we could find no reference for a Silver Star in any of the listed databases or Foley’s military records. That claim is highly in doubt. If he was in the Reserve, what conflict would he have been activated for to be wounded in combat and receive the Silver Star, if in fact they were the same conflict?
So, we feel it is incumbent upon Mr. Foley to produce a DD-214 that proves he has both a Silver Star and a Purple Heart.
The claim of both the Silver Star and the Purple Heart may put Foley in direct conflict with the federal Stolen Valor Act of 2013.
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If the claims by Leroy Foley were used to leverage work, military or civilian promotions, or anything else of value, he may have been in violation of Stolen Valor laws. State laws may also apply.
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FACEBOOK (personal): https://www.facebook.com/leroy.foley.146
FACEBOOK (campaign): https://www.facebook.com/Foley-For-Callahan-County-Sheriff-2287619841334488/
This Ain’t Hell: https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=95253