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Archive for April, 2010

All hands, looking for Carl John Carlson USMC (NOW FOUND!!)

Friday, April 30th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 17 Comments »

Carl John Carlson, and the case of the missing sword. This is one helluva story and so many things are floating around out there about it, so I wanted to write a short piece to clarify and set the record straight ...

Andrew Diabo, where are you Poser???

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 2 Comments »

Here is a great video that Mr. GreyHawk from the Mudville Gazette put together for me and is on Youtube (I really owe you now brother!!).  Andrew the Poser, is hiding up in Canada somewhere and the folks there should ...

Win some awesome stuff, IPAD and book

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/blog/2010/04/27/this-week-on-ebay-rage-company-and-a-surprise/ On Thursday 29 April, after the conclusion of our current auction, we will be listing Rage Company, A Marine’s Baptism by Fire (Amazon, Barnes & Noble) by Thomas Daly. The auction will run for one week and will conclude on the afternoon ...

Andrew Diabo, Red Flags on being a poser.

Monday, April 26th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 8 Comments »

 Freda asked me what were the Red Flags that I read about.  Here is the first of the two articles.  Below are the facts that I gleaned right off the bat when he gave his interviews.  Marine Corps LtCol (very possible) aged 38 born ...

Andrew Diabo, Fake Marine busted? Oh Yeah, wide open

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 16 Comments »

[gallery link="file" columns="2"] This just published by Larry King at the Philadelphia Inquirer, a great story on what this guy has been doing: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20100425_How_a_local__war_hero__went_AWOL.html My Post on Diabo with more to come: Desperate Posers:  They lurk among us, maybe your neighbor, co-worker, even a husband, ...

No Free Lunch

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 2 Comments »

Got this from a friend of mine whose son is about to become a 2ndLt in the Marines.  John, thanks for the piece, I tend to stay away from politics, but this is too good!! I was in my neighborhood restaurant ...

Major Norman Hatch, Marine Ret.

Monday, April 19th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_410" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Major Norman Hatch"][/caption] While attending the 5th annual MilBlog conference in Arlington VA this month, I had a chance of a life time and one of the top five career highlights to happen to me.  Mary from ...

Another Fake Army General Alexander “Bud” Cannarella

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 6 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_407" align="aligncenter" width="257" caption="Carmine Alexander "Bud" Cannarella"][/caption] Here is ANOTHER case of a Poser out there... when will this stop??? http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/04/big-bear-man-charged-with-fraud-for-passing-himself-off-as-a-general-on-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff.html A Big Bear Lake man has been charged with fraud for passing himself off as a general and using the seal ...

Mil Blog conference 2010

Monday, April 12th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 8 Comments »

This weekend was the fifth annual Mil Blog conference held in Arlington, VA, and the event to attend if you have any interest in the cyberworld of Military Blogs. They have developed over the years to the point where more ...

Congrats to the MilBloggie Winners!!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 1 Comment »

I want to congratulate all the winners of this years MilBlog contest!! Thanks for all the folks who took the time to sign up and vote too! I think we had more people vote than I can remember in a ...