Unfortunately, the records request took somewhat longer then I had anticipated, but as my source told me... it was worth the wait.
I have a 12 page extract from David Hedrick's Marine Corps personnel file.
Much has been said of the allegations by Hedrick that his record is classified.
Hedrick enlisted out of Tampa on October 7, 1997 for a 4 year enlistment and was discharged on April 4, 2001.
He earned a good conduct medal, a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, a certificate of appreciation and an Expert Rifle Badge.
Hedrick was an 0311, Rifleman. He served in that capacity for 2 years and 11 months.
His records make no mention of any schooling or MOS of 0317 (Sniper) or 0321,(Reconnaissance Man). Hedrick was in Okinawa from June 3, 1999, to January 12, 2000.
He "participated in Urban Warrior Advanced Warfighting Experiment" in San Francisco with a "Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force" for 2 weeks in March of 99.
That is the totality of the entries on the NAVMC Form 118/Combat History-Expeditions-Award Record (1070)
This is a solid, if unspectacular, record. There is no explanation for the early discharge (Some 6 months).
It is a record of service to this country to be proud of. But it is not the record Hedrick has mentioned... and it's certainly not the record his supporters frequently cited.
There is absolutely NOTHING to suggest that ANY of this kind of babble is true.
So, the cat is now out of the bag.
Time to come clean, David. This kind of Stolen Valor crap is sickening. And when you sold out your supporters by going to work for Herrera several months ago, imagine how much more effective this information would have been if I had figured out how to get it all back then.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.