Reader Truth Serum has been kind enough to correspond with me regarding a prior post. They write …
Do you ever bother to look into a story before you publish it? Or do you simply “copy and paste” information from disreputable groups like the “official sounding” ANZMI?
If anybody had bothered to look a bit further, they would have found that all of Neville’s full time service was with the Special Forces. He was trained as a communications specialist, then Green Beret trained by the Commandos, and then by the SASR in Long Range Patrol & Recon, to complete his “basic training” as a covert operative. If the ANZMI was actually an official organisation, maybe they would have access to classified information about Neville’s highly distinguished service, in combat, in Vietnam.
Or maybe they could have discovered that after his full time service, Neville spent 36 years part time service within branches of Special Forces and Military Intelligence.
Over his 42 years of service Neville was involved in virtually every Australian overseas operation, and also served with distinction on “loan” to the U.S., NATO, and the U.N.
He is entitled to wear all of his medals, but didn’t do so until after he had retired from the service – and had been advised that he was finally allowed to do so.
Neville is too loyal to the military to make a public “fuss” and bring these ignorant people to account. It is the ANZMI who are the “pretenders” and big note themselves whilst hiding like cowards. It is them that brings shame to the Australian military community.
Neville deserves an apology, and a big “thank you” for his extraordinary service to his country.
I’m glad that is cleared up and offer my sincerest apologies for any offence I may have caused. Although, Neville could hardly be called an unsung hero given all the medals he has been awarded.
It would be good to receive more news on Major General Donohue’s health, he was in poor shape last we heard, dying of cancer and all. After all he has been through it would be a great shame if he were to die before having the opportunity to clear his name.
I guess we can take it for granted that the police have dropped the charges.
And of course the Age will be correcting this story, the Sydney Morning Herald this story and the Herald Sun the story about him evading court by pretending to be in the Alfred Hospital dying of cancer. Those vicious vigilantes at ANZMI will, no doubt be updating their web page.