David William Brewer – US Army Special Forces Medic, SFC (E-7), Purple Heart, CIB, Blog of Shame16
04/16/2023 by militaryphonies
David William Brewer comes to us from Naples, Florida. At the time of this writing, April 2023, Brewer is 49 years old.
Brewer is a real estate agent in the Marco Island/Naples area of Florida. In his real estate profile, there are claims of being a combat veteran and an 18B Special Forces Medic.
A claim of “Medic / Special Opts Devision” [sic] is reinforced on Brewer’s LinkedIn profile.
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The following assertions have been relayed to us via a 3rd party. Due to not having a clean chain of custody, we cannot verify where these came from or if David Brewer created them, so please treat their value accordingly.
Although the 3rd party submitted these photos with the premise that the displays, certificates, and DD-214 came from David Brewer – we can only safely say that if it wasn’t David Brewer, somebody went through an awful lot of trouble to create these items.
That said, the following photos were submitted to MilitaryPhony as proof of Brewer’s claims. Click to enlarge them for better detail.
Notice the two Purple Hearts on the desk, but only one citation. The other citation appears to be blank.
Notice the two Purple Hearts on the bookshelf. However, there is only one citation. Also, notice the rank of “SFC” (E-7) at the top of the wooden flag display case.
Here is an enlarged version of the Purple Heart citation. It says “FOR WOUNDS RECEIVED IN COMBAT ACTION AGAINST HOSTILE ENEMY FORCES ON 25 SEPTEMBER 2002 IN AFGHANISTAN.”
This is a glossy photograph of the Purple Heart citation along with a DD-214. Notice the spellings of “CAMPAIN,” “RIFEL,” “PISTAL,” GERNADE,” “AIRBORN,” and “ASSULT.”
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The following assertions have been relayed to us via a 3rd party. We will attempt to substantiate these claims, so please treat its value accordingly.
- One claim was that there was an alteration of the official DD-214. The above photo was submitted as evidence of this. Military Phony redacted some information (black areas) but otherwise it was unaltered.
- Another claim is that Brewer is driving around with Purple Heart license plates. The below photo was submitted as evidence of a claim of Purple Heart, suggesting the vehicle belongs to David Brewer.
The license plates are registered to a ‘David Brewer’ with an address that coincides with the current address we have listed for him.
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After a hurricane hit the local area in 2017, they featured Brewer in a newspaper article for helping the injured.
Recently, Brewer was again featured in the news, but this time it was not so positive.
Naples man creates fake deeds on multiple properties under guise of phony non-profit
Naples man arrested for fraud & grand theft
Oddly enough, we were working on this case with help from the Guardians of the Green Beret when this most recent story broke in the press.
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ACTIONS CONDUCTED BY MILITARY PHONIES
David Brewer’s military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. We filed with the U.S. Army and the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to account for all claims.
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US ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND (HRC)
Here is the entire FOIA result from the U.S. Army should you care to read more.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER (SCRA)
We searched the DoD Manpower Data Center database and found the following service listing for David William Brewer.
This database was also searched for any other active duty to the present day. It did not show any other service dates, but sometimes the database is unreliable for recall to active duty from reserve status. This appears to be consistent with all of Brewer’s FOIA responses, however.
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DISCUSSION and SUMMARY
There is so much to unpack for this case. We are primarily going to focus on four areas:
- Service Dates and Rank
- DD-214 and any signs of alteration
- CIB and claims of combat
- Purple Heart claim
- Purple Heart license plate
LENGTH OF SERVICE
There are discrepancies between Brewer’s claim of being in the Army in September 2002, the date on the Purple Heart certificate, and when it shows that he was discharged – February 2002 – on both the official DD-214 from the US Army and DoD Manpower database results.
What’s even more bizarre is the date on the DD-214 that we obtained from a 3rd party and may have been altered also shows a February 2002 discharge date.
We’ve placed these two DD-214s side by side so it is easier to compare.
Hand-notes – You can tell by the handwritten annotations, it is the same document, or was at one time. Only blocks 11, 13 and 14 are changed.
Mispellings – CAMPAIN, RIFEL, PISTAL AIRBORN, and ASSULT. Could have been an admin clerk that was challenged with spelling, but seems unlikely.
Fonts – The title in Block 14 – i.e. 14. MILITARY EDUCATION (+ description) – is written in Courier font, but the same area in the DD-214 from the US Army is written in Ariel, Helvetica.
Foreign and Sea Service – These were consistent across both documents and were unchanged. However, in light of the claims, it seems like these would be candidates for change to be consistent with the claims. If he were in Afghanistan as claimed, these totals would not be zero.
It clearly looks like this DD-214 was altered.
Brewer was discharged from the Army as a SSG (E-6) vs. the SFC (E-7) claimed.
Recall the following display…
The length of time for Ranger training was listed on the DD-214 obtained from a 3rd party as being only four (4) weeks. This is an incorrect length for Ranger training.
His records do not support the claims that Brewer served in combat. He would have had to serve in combat to be a recipient of the Purple Heart. This distinction is not in any of the FOIA results we obtained.
Brewer’s records show no award of the Purple Heart. There are no records showing the award of the CIB, let alone two. Recall the following display…
If David William Brewer has used any of these claims to gain anything of value, he could violate the Stolen Valor Act. We suggest that the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles check the documentation that Brewer submitted for the Purple Heart plates.
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A perfectly good period of honorable service ruined by inflating his record. Damned shame. And now he makes all soldiers look bad by pulling some criminal fraud. What an asshole
Pretty much a slam bang case of forgery here. What a turd.
CLAIMS two Purple Hearts – EARNED zero Purple Hearts.. And now a career criminal.. David William Brewer – welcome to your new reality – THE INTERNET NEVER FORGETS and it loves to hate valour-stealing POS COWARDS like you..
On the 3rd party copy of the 214 under education has ‘Airborn school 3 weeks’ but under awards is NO parachutist badge listed. Attention to detail POSER!!
Smooth (bowel) move(ment) there, x-lax. You have just taken a great big steaming dump on what would appear to be perfectly honorable, respectable service. You do know that there is nothing more despicable than a lying, embellishing POS, like yourself, standing on the bodies and in the blood of True Warriors while spewing out your lies. We can only pray that your nefarious and criminal activities finally catch up to you and you WILL be awarded the Purple Taint Award by the troops in Cell Block C. ESAD, mofo!
Dear POSer…ES&D. This “war’yur” is so inept at his fakery, even a Salvation Army veteran could spot it at first glimpse. In the second close up of the PH citation, zoom to the left lower corner and it is clearly printed “.PH.COMMEMORATIVE-1203”. It was likely sourced from one of the companies listed in the POSer’s Guidebook to F_ckery.
Good catch! I missed that one.
I looked for the “Combat Service Medal” listed on his DD-214. Can’t locate any such animal.
And that CIB with the two stars actually denotes THREE awards of the CIB. And the only people who were ever awarded three of those were members of the Perfect Attendance Club who had served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
And again, we have a man who served honorably, but decided that being RAMBO was a better gig.
The DD-214 on the right was obviously altered. Besides the serious spelling mistakes, Block 13 shows no Afghan campaign medal – where he claims to have been injured – and two Iraq campaign medals, which he couldn’t possibly have received. His DD-214 shows he was discharged more than a year before the 2003 invasion.
Upside down SF patch? You would think he would know how to wear it.
Such a senseless way to ruin an honorable term of service. Lying to obtain PH plates is the sign of disrespect to those who gave blood.
GOOD LUCK EXPLANING THIS TO ALL YOUR BUDS!
The guy had a pretty great career going – E-6 in less than six years, picked up some pretty useful medical skills. If he simply told the truth about his military service most people would be impressed. For some reason he had to be Superman.
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Of course he had a Time Machine to go back and earn those first two CIB’s AND earn those Glider Wings that were discontinued in 1961.
I notice he has EOD qualification as well.
I guess that means he can safely disarm the wounded before he works on them.
Another embellisher sprinkling their record with the usual of special forces, combat, and medals. Future convicted fraud.