Archives for category: 2013 Stolen Valor Tournament

John Giduck won a decisive victory in one of the most difficult Stolen Valor tournaments ever.  This should tell you that John Giduck’s lies have been recognized well beyond this blog.  thousands of votes later, John Giduck is truly the People’s “Chump”ion.

At least, John Giduck earned this title…but likely won’t include it in his resume.


Today is day 2 of voting since I was traveling yesterday.  There is still plenty of time to vote.

6 Aug Voting Link:

Let’s give John Giduck an award that he finally earned

John Giduck has been voted into the finals of the 2013 Stolen Valor tourney

The tourney started with 64.  Here is the bracket of the top 16 competitors…


This year’s 64 military fakers has been recognized as having some of the toughest competition in years.

Trapper Frank Says:
August 2nd, 2013 at 10:56 am
This years field was an especially strong one. In any other year, Ken Crotchrot would have won in a walk. At this point, it is still anybodies ballgame.

Hondo Says:
August 2nd, 2013 at 5:09 pm
Hell, 6 of the 8 quarterfinalists (Tesla, Giduck, Lewis, Ladner, Crocheron, Monkress) would IMO have likely taken last year’s tourney – and a 7th (Hamilton) might have made a deep run but come up short. This was truly a “turd-studded” tourney.

For anyone who may be thinking that this blog is alone in its feelings about John Giduck, let’s look at some of the turds that Giduck has advanced beyond..

Tina Kerstan:  None of the below happened

“Tina was just returning from the front lines of the “Desert Storm” assault on Kuwait when the Iraqi missile struck. She and her commanding officer, Captain Richard Walker, had just parked about 60 feet from the front door of the ill-fated building and exited the vehicle when they heard a whistling sound. The missile crashed into the roof and exploded, demolishing the building and knocking them both to the ground. To Tina’s horror, she saw that Captain Walker had been cut in two by flying shrapnel; he died in her arms. Tina herself had been wounded, but she rushed into the ruined building three times to help wounded survivors escape before she lost consciousness and was Medevaced away from the carnage.”

Albert Bustamonte:

Video of albert bustamonte –

Romeo Martinez

It’s entirely possible that Romeo Martinez was a Marine at one time, but I doubt very much that he was ever a lieutenant of Marines. Another possibility is that he may have swallowed whole a lieutenant, or there’s a lieutenant buried in one of his chin folds.

There’s not much I can say about this guy. He kind of looks like the mentally challenged love child of Oliver Willis and a koala bear. But there’s nothing funny about that.

– TAH Blog

Shane Ladner: He was in high school when his secret mission in Panama below could have happened

I was involved in a firefight in Panama City. My squad was on patrol and we were ambushed by Panamanian Defense Forces. We were under heavy fire and pinned down. I was engaging the enemy when I heard an explosion behind me. I felt an intense burning sensation on my back as well as excruciating pain in my abdomen…When I recovered from my wounds I served throughout Central and South America, Cuba and Africa.

That lie there would eventually result in his wife losing her leg when a train hit his float at a parade. Since his fake missions in Panama he’s also been to OIF and OEF, became a cop, got fired as a cop, got his lawyer to submit a faked DD214, and been featured on the news. This young lad has a hell of a fake career ahead of him. He could be one of the greats. He might be the stolen valor equivalent of Jim Plunkett.

– TAH Blog

Todd Michael Hamilton:

Todd was the President of the Shadow 6 Foundation. Some would assume that “Shadow” had some sort of special ops type feel to it, while the “6” would indicate that he was the commander. All that is true, if by “Shadow” you mean a network systems operator, and Specialists are now “6’s” in military parlance. Anyway, douchetool here hiked across Washington state with the tower of power on his shoulder (SF, Ranger and Airborne tabs) and then resorted to the lame “I did it to honor soldiers” excuse.

– TAH Blog

Danny Russell Crane: At least this guy had 4 more days of active duty time than the 58 days that John Giduck had

Say what you will about Danny Crane and his 62 days of Active Duty time, but the dude really knows how to doctor up a DD214. He’s the Forrest Gump of Shreveport, Louisiana. However, he’s also been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in jail since 2000 for things such as harassment, fraud, ID theft and more.

His most heinous crime might be the fact that he “stole” the story of the Marine who stood guard outside the hospital room of the dying young cancer patient, Cody Green. Of course, he inserted himself into the story, though he pretends to be a soldier.

– TAH Blog

Ken Crocheron:  Ken had a far bigger fan base than John Giduck…john Giduck is still in the tourney…

Colonel, Uncle Kenneth Crocheron is a FAKE. This week it was finally confirmed and proven that our former beloved family friend, Ken, has been deceiving us for the 10 yrs we’ve known him…..deceived many many more innocent family members and friends and co-workers over the last 40+ yrs. He IS NOT a Green Beret, IS NOT a COLONEL, or any other army officer. IS NOT honorable in any way, regardless of the GOOD DEEDS he may have done for our family, it was all under the guise of rescuing us and trying to impress us with his clout.

– TAH blog

Chelle Lynne Anderson-Tesla: 

Chelle Lynne Anderson-Tesla is currently a major in the Civil Air Patrol in Virginia and assigned to HQ, VA Wing as Director of Aerospace Education. She got that job because she represented herself as combat-wounded Army Aviation Captain, and a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot. At one point she was claiming to be the CNO (Chief of Naval Operations). Well, either that or she couldn’t even spell NCO right. She claims that she earned a Purple Heart when her Blackhawk was shot down in Iraq and, of course, because of that incident she claims she suffers from TBI and PTS. Of course, she’s here on TAH, so you already know that none of that is true; as her records show, she’s never been to Iraq. She was a PFC Air Traffic Controller for about 13 months.

– TAH Blog

John Boudreau:  A story almost as incredible to believe as John Giduck arriving in Beslan within two weeks of the Beslan school siege

2200 confirmed kills and sniper missions with Tomahawk missiles.  Read more at

Punk Lewis:  Sounds like some John Giduck’s tall tales…

Punk’s story:

While conducting combat operations, insurgents launched a complex attack against the squad Lewis was in. During the ambush multiple rocket-propelled grenades (RPG’s) struck the patrol, causing Lewis several injuries. The wounds included Traumatic Brain Injury, dislocated jaw, nerve damage in his right arm, lower and upper spine damage, and short term memory loss.

– TAH blog

These are just some examples of the competition against which John Giduck has competed against.  NOne of the above are in the tournament anymore and John Giduck is in the finals.  This speaks to the level of Stolen Valor that John Giduck brings to the table.

Voting in the Finals will start next week.

This is day 2 of the Stolen Valor semi-finals voting

*Link removed*

Day 3 voting link will be posted here tomorrow.

31 July Voting Link:  *link removed*

1 Aug Voting Link:

John Giduck has earned this award.  In addition to allowing others to lie about his false military legend, Giduck has profited for years off the deaths of hundreds of school children with a book based on his own personal lies about the event.

Voting will be close.  Please add your vote to the total and let’s get John Giduck the internet fame that he so desperately appears to want at any cost.


How John Giduck Misleads You: Spreading Lies Through Others

John Giduck, Chechnya, Bombings, Dead Cops, And Boston

A Review of John Giduck’s False Special Forces Legend

John Giduck: The Only Russian Special Forces Consultant That Couldn’t Complete Basic Training

John Giduck has been voted into the top 4 of over 60 entrants in the TAH 2013 Stolen Valor tourney.

People are paying attention.  This monday, you’ll have the chance to vote John Giduck into the “Turd Two” finals.  Right now John Giduck is two votes from being named “Chump-ion” for 2013.  The outcome could be anyone’s to win.  As noted in the comments at the link, any of this year’s excrement 8 could have won in previous years and previous year winners might not have even advanced to this year’s fecal four. Monday’s voting is going to be exceptionally tight. We’ll need every vote to get John Giduck to his deserved spot in the tournament finals.

For me, this comment from the TAH blog sums up the reasons why John Giduck should be bestowed this honor and actually deserves.

dennis yaklich Says:
July 25th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Giduck is so much more than just suing SOF.

– Giduck trolled a dead cop’s wife at his funeral, acted as her defense attorney when she was accused, and then was screwing her in Jamaica on what her kids say was their father’s death benefits. Giduck had to flee to West Virginia as a result of this.

– Giduck’s wife/girlfriend/hosebag/whatever holds a pretty serious security clearance and Giduck has bragged about bringing high level foreign intelligence officers over to his house. Worse yet, Giduck proudly associates with a Russian group that the Washington Times says bombed a US Embassy

– Giduck funneled money from a community corrections non-profit in Colorado (halfway house) to rebels in the Sudan and then had a “smoking gun” conversation captured by a fairly well known journalist in which Giduck provided defense advice to the rebel group…both in clear violation of international laws and US ITAR.

ITAR Violation here:

Financial trail from CO community corrections state grant to Sudan here:

– Giduck lied in his book, Terror At Beslan, about being in Russia during the siege. He was actually in Colorado the entire time

– John Giduck appears to have violated the Pennsylvania State Ethics Act by paying what can only be described as a $20,000 honorarium to then Chester PA Dive Team Leader Joseph Bail in the form of a dive boat just weeks after Joe Bail finished a consulting gig for Archangel Group, a company owned by John Giduck. Joe Bail is now the Police Commissioner of Chester, PA and, per John Giduck’s website, contracts John Giduck as training manager for the police department.

– John Giduck appears to have created an online alter ego that he used to astroturf his books…for years.

If shit bird activities are the measure, it’s hard to top Giduck.

There you have it. They even used evidence from this blog as a reference.   Please help vote for John Giduck starting this Monday, 29 July 2013.

John Giduck wants to be famous; let’s help him achieve this dubious honor.

Been traveling a bit so here is the link to vote for John Giduck for the Round of 8 voting.

The above is for voting on 24 July 2013. I’ll post the 25 July voting link tomorrow.

UPDATE: 25 July voting link…only until noon:

Don’t be shy – let’s give John Giduck something that he finally earned.

John Giduck was voted into the “Excrement 8” of the 2013 Stolen Valor tournament against some seriously tough competition.

Trapper Frank Says:
July 12th, 2013 at 10:41 am There was a fine field of candidates this year. Some of them would have won outright any other year.

Thanks to everyone who voted. We knew that John Giduck had it in him….if only because there’s a lot of bullshit in John Giduck.  Last word on the UnSweet 16…

LebbenB Says:
July 12th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Honky-Tonk Gid-donk-a-donk

Shovel in perfect rhythm

Makes ya wanna dig along.

Got it goin’ on

Like Gid-Donkey Kong

And Ooo-we, shut my mouth, slap ya grandma

There usta be a law

Git the Sherriff on the phone

Lawd have mercy,

How’d he git them ditches dug?

Now it’s time to vote John Giduck into the Fecal Four.  Be ready on Monday, 15 July 2013!



John Giduck wants to be famous. Let’s make him famous for his Stolen Valor.   Please vote today for him (or his Jiffy Pop hairpiece!) at the link below.

John Giduck should rightfully be voted into the “Fecal Four” as the biggest Stolen Valor douchebag.

Need to read more?

A Review of John Giduck’s False Special Forces Legend

John Giduck Does (Not) Hold “Our Nation’s Highest Security Clearance”

John Giduck Did (Not) Tell The Hamilton County Police Association He Was An Army Ranger

John Giduck: “Years of Experience In Terrorist Hostage Negotiations”?

VOTE TODAY Monday, 1 July.



From the ThisAintHell military blog, John Giduck won his first round against fellow military faker Tony Tusso .  The voting ended at  61%-38%.

Results are here:

Next round, John Giduck has a tougher challenge against Stolen Valor hero Armine Annunziato.  Here is what one commenter has already posted:

Combat Historian Says:
June 14th, 2013 at 11:18 am

North Regional dark horse action: Gidduck versus Annunziato, both are assholes supreme, with Gidduck bullying real SOF operators and Carmine ripping off real GIs with his surplus fraud. This Round 2 secondary action will be a fun one to watch…

John Giduck can win the 2013 Stolen Valor tournament given his history and claims.  Help make him famous.