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csquare
12-14-2008, 07:56
http://www.mysanantonio.com/military/Invalid_valor_Vet_lied_about_his_service.html

This guy went to great links to get over on alot of folks here in the San Antonio area. He'll will be going to jail soon enough.

Richard
12-14-2008, 09:55
Good effin' riddance. :mad:

Richard's $.02 :munchin

Pete
12-14-2008, 10:24
"And while Culp had served honorably in both wars against Iraq, he never was wounded, never served in Somalia or Bosnia and never had been a Ranger, Vaughan said."

They never can be just proud of what they really did.

SF_BHT
12-14-2008, 10:25
Needs to have LOSER tattooed on his forehead.....:mad:
The hunts may have been a attempt at clearing his conscience.
Good redden's.

SF-TX
12-22-2008, 11:33
Ironic that the Texas DPS trooper that pulled him over is the real deal. Derome West is a former ranger and is the director of a foundation that takes wounded vets. LEO's, firemen and other first responders on all-expense paid hunting trips.

But it was a chance encounter with a former Army Ranger last year that led to Culp finally being exposed. Highway patrolman Derome West said he came upon Culp while patrolling U.S. 281 near Bulverde.

“A pickup with a Ranger tab and Purple Heart plates pulled into the Valero in front of me, so I pulled up beside him,” West recalled.

“He started telling me about how he was in the 3rd Ranger Battalion in Mogadishu, and we got to talking a little bit. There's a little bit of a vetting process,” he said of the Ranger fraternity.

But Culp's story didn't check out with other Rangers who were in the rescue mission made famous in the movie, “Black Hawk Down.” His references also failed him and there was no record of his being in Somalia.

The following is a link to American Valor Outdoors, the foundation started by Trooper West:

http://americanvaloroutdoors.net/index.htm

ODA 226
12-23-2008, 09:23
Can someone copy and paste the San Antonio article here? I can't get the link to work.
Thanks!

SF-TX
12-23-2008, 09:33
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Web Posted: 12/14/2008 12:00 CST
Invalid valor: Vet lied about his service
By John MacCormack- Express-News

Boasting a military record that included two Purple Hearts, decorations for valor and combat service in Somalia with the Army Rangers, Brian Culp seemed the perfect war hero to be honored last year as grand marshal in LaVernia's patriotic parade.

“He was very deserving because of his military experience, battles and honors. And he had gotten hurt,” said Merrie Monaco, president of the Lions Club that sponsors the Bluebonnet Fest Parade.

“We actually made a quilt with his patches and medals, like a memory quilt, and we gave it to him,” she recalled.

A large and rugged outdoorsman, Culp, 38, also merited special recognition because of his nonprofit organization Veteran Adventures, that takes injured service members on hunting trips around South Texas.

But even as Culp was bathed in adulation as he rolled along Main Street at the head of the LaVernia parade, time was running out.

Smelling something fishy in his improbable war stories and claims to being a brother in arms, members of the small fraternity of Army Rangers already were comparing notes and digging into his military past.

Then on Aug. 23, 2007, Culp overplayed his hand when he tried to enter Lackland AFB using an ID card that identified him as a retired master sergeant.

The gate guard turned Culp away and confiscated the card, which investigators soon determined to be well-done forgery.

When Culp came in for questioning, Air Force detectives Stephen Vaughan and Sean Garrettson at first found denial and defiance. But eventually, they say, he admitted to even more elaborate fictions.

“This guy came in and thinks he's gonna run the interview,” recalled Vaughan, who had just returned from his second tour in Iraq.

“I was personally offended by his behavior. I found it reprehensible,” he said.

Culp first claimed he knew nothing about the fake ID card that bore his name and photo, but when the stakes were raised, he crumbled, Vaughan said.

“I said, ‘So check it out, Culp. What if I run a search warrant on your house right now? Do you want to bet there's something on your home computer to make this ID card?'” he recalled.

He said Culp eventually admitted he had used his computer to create not only the fake ID card, but also an authentic-looking military discharge paper called a DD-214 larded with fictional honors and service.

Culp admitted to using the fake documents to obtain benefits and services from on-base haircuts to Purple Heart license plates to disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vaughan said.

“He said he lied to the VA counselor about having post-traumatic stress disorder from serving in Bosnia and witnessing mass graves there,” Vaughan said.

And while Culp had served honorably in both wars against Iraq, he never was wounded, never served in Somalia or Bosnia and never had been a Ranger, Vaughan said.

“All of us want to be John Wayne, but most of us outgrow it when we're 12,” he said.

Almost a year later, Culp was charged with four federal offenses related to making false claims to military honors and to using a fake ID card to try to enter Lackland.

Culp, who last year convinced a San Antonio Express-News reporter that he had been wounded while participating in the 1993 Ranger rescue mission in Somalia known as “Black Hawk Down,” declined to be interviewed.

The real story, he said in a brief e-mail, is about the wounded servicemen he helps.

“I was and am one of them. An honorably discharged, multiple combat, disabled veteran,” he wrote.

Hunting trips

According to his Veteran Adventures Web site, which solicits donations and once claimed he shed blood on foreign soil, Culp has sponsored a handful of hunting trips in the past two years.

Louis Dahlman, 24, a long-term patient at Brooke Army Medical Center, was a guest on a recent axis deer hunt on a ranch in Bandera County.

Dahlman, of Iowa, was badly injured in May 2007 while serving in Iraq with the Army.

“We were doing convoy escort and I was the gunner on the lead truck when a roadside bomb blew off my jaw,” Dahlman said.

“I've had seven or eight surgeries so far. I've got a year or two of surgeries left,” he said.

Despite coming home empty-handed from the September hunt with Culp, he had nothing but praise.

“He was a super nice guy, and it's a great organization,” Dahlman said.

“It's just a chance for guys to get out of the hospital, get 'em outdoors and get their minds off their surgeries and injuries,” he said.

Stolen valor

Embellishing military records has a long and rich history in the United States, dating at least to the Revolutionary War when a German soldier of fortune gained George Washington's confidence with false credentials.

Claiming to be having been a key military aide to the King of Prussia but alas, having no papers to prove it, Baron Von Steuben proved to be the exceptional imposter, providing valuable service in training the rag-tag revolutionary army.

But more than two centuries passed before it became a crime to lie about military honors and achievements.

Since passage of the Stolen Valor Act, in 2005, such deceptions are punishable by up to a year in prison, and dozens of fake vets have since been prosecuted. Others have gone to prison for receiving financial and medical benefits based on false claims.

A force behind the new law was B.G. Burkett, an Army veteran of Vietnam who spent more than two decades exposing legions of fake heroes and co-authored the book “Stolen Valor” that documented the phenomenon.

“It wasn't just post-Vietnam. It's every single conflict that's ever occurred. It happened after the Civil War and it's happening right now in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said of false claims by soldiers.

“The No. 1 reason people do this is low self-esteem. The second you say you are a heroic warrior, people treat you differently,” he said.

Culp, who played quarterback at Stroman High School in Victoria, joined the military in 1990 after attending one semester of classes at a small school in Kansas.

According to Vaughan and other sources familiar with his background, Culp apparently made false claims to being a Ranger repeatedly while in the Army and was seriously disciplined at least twice.

“In high school, he was this big football superstar. He was used to thinking he was hot stuff,” one person who knew him well recalled.

“And when he came into the Army, the Rangers were the elite infantry soldiers. Brian was used to being in the limelight, so he put his mind on that,” said the source, who asked not to be named.

While in Germany in the early 1990s, Culp allegedly was caught with Ranger tabs on a uniform.

At the time, he had completed pre-Ranger school in Germany and was in line to attend Ranger School in Georgia. But his misconduct ruined that, the source said.

A decade later, after re-enlisting in the Army, Culp allegedly lost a plum job as personal driver for a general at Fort Hood when a background check turned up a similar false claim that he was a Ranger, several sources said.

His service records reflect a significant demotion, which sources attributed to his false claims.

Holes in the story

But it was a chance encounter with a former Army Ranger last year that led to Culp finally being exposed. Highway patrolman Derome West said he came upon Culp while patrolling U.S. 281 near Bulverde.

“A pickup with a Ranger tab and Purple Heart plates pulled into the Valero in front of me, so I pulled up beside him,” West recalled.

“He started telling me about how he was in the 3rd Ranger Battalion in Mogadishu, and we got to talking a little bit. There's a little bit of a vetting process,” he said of the Ranger fraternity.

SF-TX
12-23-2008, 09:34
But Culp's story didn't check out with other Rangers who were in the rescue mission made famous in the movie, “Black Hawk Down.” His references also failed him and there was no record of his being in Somalia.

“I have a copy of the joint meritorious unit award that was awarded to all the Rangers in Somalia in support of Operation Gothic Serpent, aka ‘Black Hawk Down,' and his name is not on it. I can state with 100 percent certainty, he was not there,” said former Ranger Raleigh Cash of Illinois, who participated in the Somali operation.

Cash said that when he confronted Culp by phone last year, the story changed. Culp said he had been deployed with a different Army unit that was sent in to help the Rangers. But this story didn't check out either.

“I'm in a unique position. I can say with 100 percent certainty that no one from our unit went to Mogadishu,” said Dan Gronke, a Ranger who was Culp's unit leader in Germany at the time of the Mogadishu episode.

“He was a pretty good soldier, and that's why all this surprises me. When I knew him, he served honorably and didn't make any grand claims, although he was a good story teller,” said Gronke, now of Alabama.

“What amazes me is someone would tell a story of this scale and think no one will ever call him on it,” he said.

For Culp, the long trail of fiction and perhaps delusion may have ended Dec. 4 when he pleaded guilty to three federal misdemeanor charges: falsely claiming to have earned a Purple Heart, falsely claiming to have earned a Bronze Star with valor, and creating a counterfeit military identification.

He will be sentenced Dec. 29 in San Antonio and faces up to one year in prison.

Sometime soon, Culp also finally will gain formal recognition from the brotherhood of Rangers he so desired to claim. A place of dubious honor awaits him on a Web site belonging to an association of former Army Rangers.

“He will, without a doubt, be posted on the Web site on the poseur ‘wall of shame,'” said Scott Billingslea, a former Ranger who is an administrator of the site, Armyranger.com.

“The reality is, he's an absolute liar. And our goal is to see to it that this guy gets what's coming to him.”

As originally published, this story contained an error.

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SF-TX
12-23-2008, 09:41
The trooper whose actions ultimately led to Culp being exposed is the recipient of the highest award given by the Texas Department of Public Safety, The Medal of Valor. I couldn't find a link to a story about how he earned the award, but it involved closing with and killing an individual that had already killed another officer.

The DPS Medal of Valor

The Medal of Valor is the highest award presented by the Texas Department of Public Safety. It may be issued to any member of the Department who intelligently distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her own life. The deed performed must have been by voluntary act and of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to distinguish clearly the individual for gallantry and intrepidity above his or her comrades and must have involved risk of life, known to the member before performing the act. It must be the type of deed which, if left undone, would not subject him to any justifiable criticism. The act must be far above and beyond the normal call of duty.

* Bill Gerth - Rangers
* Johnnie E. Aycock - Rangers
* Stanley K. Guffey - Rangers
* Andrew Lopez - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 3
* Steven Boyd - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 6
* Michael Crump - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 1
* Hector Rodriguez - Traffic Law Enforcement / Driver License - Region 3
* John F. Hart - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 2
* Johnnie Aycock - Rangers
* Carey Matthews - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 5
* Tom Lambert - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 2
* George K. Harris - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 1
* Cody Sanders - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 1
* Danny V. Rhea - Rangers
* Richard Fernandez - Traffic Law Enforcement / License and Weight - Region 4
* Jeff M. Hudson - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 3
* Tim Mollenkopf - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 3
* William A. Lohman - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 2
* Juan Rodriguez Jr. - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 3
* Robert K. Bratten - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 3
* Scott Willeford - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 3
* Derome Daniel West - Traffic Law Enforcement / Highway Patrol - Region 6
* Jeffrey Dale Sones - Traffic Law Enforcement / License and Weight - Region 6
* William Werkmeister - Texas Highway Patrol
* Terry Eaton - Texas Highway Patrol
* Leopoldo Sanchez - Texas Highway Patrol - Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
* Vance Griffin - Texas Highway Patrol
* John Richard Smith - Texas Highway Patrol


http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/medalofvalor.htm

Team Sergeant
12-28-2009, 19:39
Mr. Culp wants his information removed from this website..... (see below). I'm thinking I need two things to do that, one is his DD-214 and or a judge (order) telling us to remove his data..... What say you Brothers in Arms? (Is this phil habermans brother?)

Team Sergeant




Information _ Fighting Back!
BECulp [beculp@satx.rr.com]
Mon 12/28/2009 6:07 PM
deaddrop@professionalsoldiers.com
mmaloney@maloneylawfirm.com

Admin,
I have found information pertaining to me on your site. I will tell you the story is absolutely false and was a fabrication of an ex spouse and her lover (a reporter). I am a two time combat veteran and honorably discharged 4 times. There is currently a multimillion dollar lawsuit pertaining to this activity. I am asking you to remove information in regards to me immediately. I hope you understand that if my information is not removed there is a great possibility that your organization may also be involved. I am very proud of my service to my country and I am taking this very seriously. Please remove the support of degradation of character and slander of me immediately – thank you.


Regards,
Brian Culp

Surgicalcric
12-28-2009, 20:20
I would ask for more than just his DD-214 TS. I would ask for copies of his awards and the citations for each...

He is an asshat and needs not to get off so easily, IMHO.

ck333
12-28-2009, 20:38
I would ask for more than just his DD-214 TS. I would ask for copies of his awards and the citations for each...

He is an asshat and needs not to get off so easily, IMHO.

I agree with Surgicalcric x2. What an asshat!

CK

bluebb
12-28-2009, 20:48
I agree he needs to show his records and prove himself. I don't think he has a leg to stand on.

Blue

18C4V
12-28-2009, 21:56
Leave it up.

Ambush Master
12-28-2009, 22:39
I also concur, that he must show us that his "claims" are valid!!!

This stuff has been posted for a year and now he's getting ruffled about it?!?! That tells me that our claims have substance that is being brought into play elsewhere!!!

wet dog
12-28-2009, 22:42
how the S*it really hits the fan, when a real Ranger shows up?

Good on the Texas trooper.

craigepo
12-28-2009, 23:01
Is this the same guy that pleaded guilty in federal court, under the Stolen Valor Act, to embellishing his military record, and was sentenced to three years' probation? Maybe we should check with the federal probation and parole office in San Antonio---see if anybody there could give us a positive ID.
On a different note, I wonder what the conditions of probation would be for a guy on probation for pleading guilty under the Stolen Valor act? I wonder what the judge would think if he/she knew that after pleading guilty to the crime, the defendant went out and began publicly recanting a guilty plea, and went so far as to threaten legal action against persons who discussed the case?

http://www.mysanantonio.com/military/37315364.html

Army veteran Brian Culp, who last month was convicted of embellishing his military record with false honors, will not face additional felony charges over allegations he bilked the Veterans Administration for $11,000 in falsely claimed benefits.

A decision not to prosecute was made this week by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio after a review of the case that had been prepared jointly by the Office of Inspector General for Veterans Affairs and detectives at Lackland AFB.

“I am disappointed they chose not to pursue that. Culp confessed to me to lying about his war experiences and getting VA benefits for it,” said Detective Steven Vaughan, who learned of the decision Thursday morning.

“He admitted to claiming post traumatic stress benefits for Bosnia, a country he never served in,” Vaughan said.

Daryl Fields, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, declined to comment on the decision, or even confirm it.

The decision came a week after Culp, 38, was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to violations of the “Stolen Valor Act,' including claiming a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with valor.

At his sentencing last week, he apologized to the court and said low self-esteem and other factors had led him to repeatedly exaggerate his military experiences and claim honors he never earned.

While in the Army, Culp was disciplined at least twice for pretending to be an elite Army Ranger. After leaving the Army in 2003, he acquired Purple Heart plates for his and his wife's cars and told stories about being part of the “Black Hawk Down” rescue mission in Somalia.

However, it all began to unwind after he was caught trying to enter Lackland AFB with a fake military ID in August 2007. Confronted by Air Force detectives, he admitted to creating the identification card on his home computer, and embellishing his discharge paper known as a DD-214 with fictitious achievements.

Culp told detectives he was receiving 60 percent disability payments from the Veterans Administration based on false claims about seeing mass war graves in Bosnia and being wounded there, according to the investigative file. However, Culp was never in Bosnia.

Investigators at the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, who presented the case to prosecutors, declined to comment Thursday on the decision not to prosecute Culp.

koz
12-28-2009, 23:49
If it is as he claims - only a story fabricated by his ex's lover, then he should provide his DD-214.

I also googled the law firm he "cc'd" on his message - funny that url (maloneylawfirm.com) doesn't exist. Maloney and Maloney (http://www.maloneyandmaloney.com/) does exist but that's not what he wrote. Perhaps the real law firm should be contacted and ask if they are representing Mr. Culp and ask for the legal pleading / filing of his case.

From the legal definitions of Defamation - I'm pretty sure PS.com is in the clear considering only opinions based on published news outlet stories were posted...


DEFAMATION - An act of communication that causes someone to be shamed, ridiculed, held in contempt, lowered in the estimation of the community, or to lose employment status or earnings or otherwise suffer a damaged reputation. Such defamation is couched in 'defamatory language'. Libel and slander are defamation.

Although defamation is primarily governed by state law
, the First Amendment safeguards for freedom of speech and press limit state law. New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 264 (1964); Masson, 501 U.S. at 510. The scope of constitutional protection extends to statements of opinion on matters of public concern that do not contain or imply a provable factual assertion. Milkovich, 497 U.S. at 20 (rejecting categorical exemption
of all statements in form of opinion; statement that may imply verifiable assertion of fact is actionable).

To determine whether a statement implies a factual assertion, courts examine the totality of the circumstances in which it was made. First, they look at the statement in its broad context, which includes the general tenor of the entire work, the subject of the statements, the setting, and the format of the work. Next they turn to the specific context and content of the statements, analyzing the extent of figurative or hyperbolic language used and the reasonable expectations of the audience in that particular situation. Finally, they inquire whether the statement itself is sufficiently factual to be susceptible of being proved true or false. See Partington v. Bugliosi, 56 F.3d 1147, 1153 (9th Cir.'94) (applying three-factor test as the starting point for analysis); Unelko Corp. v. Rooney, 912 F.2d 1049, 1053 (9th Cir.'90), cert. denied, 499 U.S. 961 (1991).

'[T]he First Amendment requires that the courts allow latitude for interpretation.' Partington, 56 F.3d at 1154 (quoting Moldea v. New York Times Co., 22 F.3d 310, 315 (D.C.Cir.), cert. denied, 115 S.Ct. 202 (1994)).

The speaking slanderous words of a person so as to hurt his good fame.

I was just here to change it to green at Armymom's request. Cric -Thanks for doing it...

Pete
12-29-2009, 05:39
Violation of probation or new charge?

Hmmm. Maybe both. That would be interesting for the dirt bag.

Warrior-Mentor
12-29-2009, 07:20
Mr. Culp wants his information removed from this website..... (see below). I'm thinking I need two things to do that, one is his DD-214 and or a judge (order) telling us to remove his data..... What say you Brothers in Arms? (Is this phil habermans brother?)

Team Sergeant




Information _ Fighting Back!
BECulp [beculp@satx.rr.com]
Mon 12/28/2009 6:07 PM
deaddrop@professionalsoldiers.com
mmaloney@maloneylawfirm.com

Admin,
I have found information pertaining to me on your site. I will tell you the story is absolutely false and was a fabrication of an ex spouse and her lover (a reporter). I am a two time combat veteran and honorably discharged 4 times. There is currently a multimillion dollar lawsuit pertaining to this activity. I am asking you to remove information in regards to me immediately. I hope you understand that if my information is not removed there is a great possibility that your organization may also be involved. I am very proud of my service to my country and I am taking this very seriously. Please remove the support of degradation of character and slander of me immediately – thank you.


Regards,
Brian Culp

We'd be happy not only to take it down, but to replace it with a retraction.

Send the DD-214 and the award citations and we'll be happy to show off your creds.

Richard
12-29-2009, 07:50
His story is detailed here - scroll down to his name w/photo and click on the blue text - Invalid valor: Vet lied about his service

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies1166.htm

Richard's $.02 :munchin

csquare
12-29-2009, 08:32
"F" him TS!

So his he going to sue the SA Express News too? They published the articles.

Team Sergeant
12-29-2009, 10:52
After reading all the available information I can find on the internet concerning you and your lies I would consider it an honor to be listed on your multimillion dollar lawsuit. I see that most of the other media outlets are NOT bowing to your demands and you thought that we would? (Not only are you a scumbag but a stupid scumbag at that!!)

The information concerning you Brian Culp will stand on this website forever. You are a bottom feeder of the worst kind I find it difficult to believe the good state of Texas didn't put you in prison for a few years for all your lies and fraud.
Last week, U.S. Magistrate John Primomo gave him three years' probation. http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/Culp_brought_dishonor_to_his_honorable_service.htm l

How many years of probation do you have left little man?;)

How you look at yourself in the mirror each morning is beyond me.

Team Sergeant

Edit to add: Seems ArmyRanger.com has done quite the write-up on Brian Culp and his fraud. http://forum.armyranger.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=45651

Below is Brian Culp's website: http://www.veteranadventures.com/

greenberetTFS
12-29-2009, 11:25
TS,

Again,they still haven't nailed his ass........... :mad: The Stolen Valor act doesn't have enough teeth in it or why isn't this guy in prison ? :mad: This is a never ending story where guys like this can come back after being sentenced and "sue"? :confused:

Big Teddy :munchin

Pete
12-29-2009, 11:52
He has shed sweat & tears on foreign soil?

Too bad he didn't cut himself with his bayonet opening a case of MREs. Then he could have added blood.

craigepo
12-29-2009, 11:56
If there are any brothers or sisters in the san antonio area, would you be so kind as to go to the federal courthouse, clerk's office therein, to get a copy of a judgment? The clerk will want to know the parties and case number. They are as follows:
Parties: United States of America vs. Brian Culp
Case Number: 5:08MJ690

Alternative method: set up a PACER account with the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas, and download the above-mentioned Judgment and Sentence at a cost of 8 cents per page

Truth is a defense to defamation.

Now I'm pissed.

craigepo
12-29-2009, 13:22
Scratch trip to courthouse. I got it.
Adjust fire over

Team Sergeant
12-29-2009, 13:52
Look at what I just received in my email.....:D

Brian Culp, is this all a lie too?:D

Brian Culp pled GUILTY on three counts...... (see attachment)




Thank you craigepo.:D

csquare
12-29-2009, 14:00
Wonder how many times he has broken the "abstain from alcohol" provision of his parole?
What a Douche! He should had gotten more than that.

alright4u
12-29-2009, 17:31
"And while Culp had served honorably in both wars against Iraq, he never was wounded, never served in Somalia or Bosnia and never had been a Ranger, Vaughan said."

They never can never just be proud of what they really did.

I think you nailed it for many of those like him. I was sitting here with extreme humility and the utmost respect thinking about Bob Howard and all he did, and; then the total opposite feelings start ripping my guts up when I hear about scum wannabes like this clown and others.

We had men with a dozen to eighteen plus cross border recon missions who never received a damn thing. I mean no BSM or ARCOM for service/achievement/valor. And this man and scum like him rip off the community, the VA, and God only knows who else? Those recon men do not bitch.

I am disgusted, but; when we all get sufficiently disturbed to do something- we can give "The Stolen Valor Act"- the teeth it really needs.

Pete
12-29-2009, 18:57
Lookie Lookie

Top of Page 3 under Mandatory

Number 1 - No crime.

So we post about him being a posser and he says "No way" which means he says he did earn those medals. Brian, did you just do a little crime and violate your probation?

Ambush Master
12-29-2009, 20:11
Lookie Lookie

Top of Page 3 under Mandatory

Number 1 - No crime.

So we post about him being a posser and he says "No way" which means he says he did earn those medals. Brian, did you just do a little crime and violate your probation?

Let me see.......where did I put our Central Texas FBI Friend's e-mail ADDY!!!!:munchin

No wait!!!! We can just forward a LINK to HERE to the Honorable, John W. Primomo, United States Magistrate Judge!!!!:D

Good L..oops, NO LUCK TO YOU LOOSER!!!

Have a Very SF DAY!!!
Martin

Buck
12-30-2009, 11:46
TS,
In case you need any help in reference to Culp, let me know. I am a licensed Private Investigator in the State of TN, and would offer free services to this site, in regards to individuals that pase like this. If you need me to pull County records to check if there is in fact an ongoing lawsuit, let me know.

Buck

Sonic03svtCobra
01-02-2010, 21:30
Damn! Busted then has the nuts to say he wants his info removed from the site, what an ass clown.

csquare
03-10-2010, 07:04
Looks like our "friend" Brian Culp just doesn't get it....

http://www.mysanantonio.com/military/Tall-tale-telling_veteran_now_is_facing_jail_time.html


San Antonio-area Army veteran Brian Culp, who two years ago was exposed as a fake highly decorated Ranger, could get stripped of probation and be locked up for six months.

Culp, 39, is accused by federal probation officers of failing to follow court orders that he participate in mental health treatment and anger management, pay a $500 fine and forgo opening any new lines of credit without permission.

The allegations are the latest potential setback for Culp, who pleaded guilty in December 2008 to three misdemeanor charges of falsely claiming a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with valor and creating a fake military identification card that allowed him access to area military bases.

He'd also falsely claimed he was wounded while part of the 1993 Army Ranger rescue mission in Somalia made famous by the book and movie, “Black Hawk Down.”

Prosecutors opted not to file felony charges that he created highly embellished discharge papers that allowed him to obtain Purple Heart license plates and to claim veterans benefits.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo sentenced Culp at that time to three years of probation, saying he didn't consider Culp deserving of incarceration because he'd served honorably in the Army, albeit not in the manner Culp claimed.

On Tuesday, Culp appeared again before Primomo, who told Culp he now faces an evidentiary hearing to determine whether Primomo will revoke his probation and throw him in jail for six months. The judge set the hearing for next Tuesday.

Culp, whose fabrications even helped him get honored in 2007 as grand marshal in La Vernia's Bluebonnet Fest Parade, declined comment after the hearing.

A court petition filed by the U.S. Probation Office said Culp provided Jewish Family Services information for an intake appointment for mental health treatment but didn't follow through in getting the treatment.

The petition also said he showed up for a separate intake appointment for anger management with Community Alliance for Traffic Safety Inc. on Feb. 19 but has claimed he had another commitment and couldn't attend the course.

The probation office also claims Culp hasn't made all of the $25 monthly payments toward his $500 fine by the third of each month as required, despite claiming on his monthly probation report form that he netted $7,000 a month in income.

Additionally, Primomo had ordered Culp not to open new lines of credit without the approval of probation officers. The petition said that in October, Culp opened a credit account at Lack's Furniture totaling $5,689 without permission.

Team Sergeant
03-10-2010, 09:33
I think wikipedia has his picture next to the word "STUPID" to show a description of said word.

1stindoor
03-10-2010, 23:10
Looks like our "friend" Brian Culp just doesn't get it....



That just made my day...you just can't buy this kind of entertainment.

Team Sergeant
03-11-2010, 09:22
That just made my day...you just can't buy this kind of entertainment.

LOL, I agree, this section should be "Pay Per View".

rwt_bkk
03-22-2010, 02:23
Yes I would make sure that the judge gets a copy of the email from dirt bag. Should help his sentencing this time around..... oh I forgot he was framed...my bad

greenberetTFS
03-23-2010, 17:29
That just made my day...you just can't buy this kind of entertainment.

The only problem is that's 1 down and several hundred more to go!!!!!!! :(:(:(

Big Teddy :munchin

csquare
03-31-2010, 08:44
He continues to think he has done nothing wrong. I guess you can call this "baseball" justice. He has been given "two strikes" and the next violation of punishment will be "strike three"; "you're out!". Then, just maybe then, he'll finally receive some jail time?
But only in Texas would they comment on the type of truck he was driving.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/Soldier_who_faked_honors_ordered_to_halfway_house. html

Army veteran Brian Culp, who two years ago was exposed as a fake highly decorated Ranger, was ordered Tuesday to spend four months in a halfway house for violating his probation.
Culp, 39, was serving three years of probation for his phony claims when federal probation officers accused him early this month of failing to follow court orders that he participate in mental health treatment and anger management, pay a $500 fine and not open new lines of credit without permission.
On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo heard how Culp ran afoul.
“I had a difficult time with this the first time,” Primomo said, referring to Culp's sentencing. “You put me in a bad position again.”
Culp pleaded guilty in December 2008 to three misdemeanor charges of falsely claiming a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with valor and creating a fake identification card that allowed him access to area military bases.
He'd also falsely claimed he was wounded while part of the 1993 Army Ranger rescue mission made famous by the book and movie “Black Hawk Down.”
Prosecutors opted not to file felony charges that he created discharge papers that allowed him to obtain Purple Heart license plates and claim veterans benefits. Prosecutors wanted Culp jailed for six months, but Primomo gave him probation.
At Tuesday's hearing, Primomo found that Culp didn't pay the fine promptly, failed to participate in mental health treatment and borrowed money without permission to buy furniture for his fiancee's children.
Culp, who lives with his fiancee in New Braunfels, testified he has since abided by the conditions. He also said he's had issues at home because his father died in August and his fiancee had a mild heart attack last week.
Probation officer Rachel Ventura testified that Culp was abrasive. He always had this aggressive attitude as to why he's reporting,” she said.
The judge admonished Culp for being disrespectful and acting as if he thinks he did nothing wrong. He ordered Culp to live in a halfway house, which will report his progress to probation officers.
“If you step over the line at the halfway house, if you don't scrub the floor or sweep or do what they tell you to, the next time, it's not going to matter what you say to me, you're going to jail,” Primomo told Culp.
When Culp left the courthouse, he ran to try to elude reporters and drove away in a newer-model Ford F250.

Utah Bob
04-04-2010, 09:46
I would say that based on this guy's past behavior the likelihood that he will be able to live in a halfway house for even a short time period is very small.
Hopefully the next stop is the big house where he will be mated with a large aggressive cell Bubba who can help him with his anger management issues.,

csquare
09-02-2010, 08:06
Maybe this may fix his anger problem?

http://www.mysanantonio.com/military/Bogus_Ranger_now_behind_bars_102043643.html

Army veteran Brian Culp, who pleaded guilty to falsely claiming to be a highly decorated Army Ranger, was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail for violating probation.
U.S. District Judge John Primomo told Culp, 39, he had an attitude problem. The judge sentenced Culp two years ago to three years of probation, but Culp disobeyed his probation officers and was kicked out of a halfway house for insolence, lying, intimidation and other misbehavior.

Culp pleaded guilty in December 2008 to three misdemeanor charges of falsely claiming to be the recipient of a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star and creating a fake identification card that gave him access to area military bases.

He also falsely claimed he was wounded while part of the 1993 Army Ranger rescue mission in Somalia made famous by the book and movie “Black Hawk Down.”

Prosecutors declined to file felony charges that he created discharge papers that let him get Purple Heart license plates and claim veterans’ benefits.

craigepo
09-02-2010, 09:25
Prosecutors declined to file felony charges that he created discharge papers that let him get Purple Heart license plates and claim veterans’ benefits.

With the constitutionality of the stolen valor act in question, failing to file the felony based on the discharge papers and veterans' benefits might be either a screw-up or a good plan. Screw-up if the law is found unconstitutional, but good plan if they wanted something to fall back on to charge him with later.

JJ_BPK
09-02-2010, 09:55
With the constitutionality of the stolen valor act in question, failing to file the felony based on the discharge papers and veterans' benefits might be either a screw-up or a good plan. Screw-up if the law is found unconstitutional, but good plan if they wanted something to fall back on to charge him with later.

Isn't federal document(s) falsification for the purpose of felony thief an independent issue from stolen valor??

ZonieDiver
09-02-2010, 12:12
Isn't federal document(s) falsification for the purpose of felony thief an independent issue from stolen valor??

And, if it isn't, shouldn't it be?!?!?! :confused:

SFSalRet08
09-14-2010, 08:47
New inductee Brian Culp
I can say with 1st hand knowledge that this guy is a POS. I had the misfortunate of serving under him in while I was stationed in Germany. He was the Asst Team sergeant of the LRSD team I was assigned to. I had been assigned to E Company 51st Infantry in 93. I should have known that this guy would end up in trouble like this. I was a Spec 4 at the time with a Ranger tab. And he gave me nothing but a hard time. According to my Platoon Sergeant (who had served with the Rangers from E-1 to E-7) he told me that some men have Ranger envy and can’t stand to see lowers with the Tab that they could never have. When he got to the unit when he was a corporal and had done everything he could to get to PLDC. He had even lied to the platoon sergeant, platoon leader, 1sgt, and company commander that he had enough points to be promoted to E-5. It was only after PLDC that he had enough points to be promoted. He essentially stole a place in front of more deserving men than he, this causing a lot of problems in the company. He had made my and the other team members life a living hell. While there (Brian’s) his wife was assigned to the MI Battalion our company was attached to. He had treated her like crap. Here he had this smoking hot wife, and at every function with her in eye sight would be hitting on other women. Mostly our wives, and then when he was shot down would start hitting on the lower enlisted in the MI Battalion. Even to the point of using his rank as pressure. I know I could go on forever telling stories about this POS, but I think with all the web postings and judgment orders on him that is good enough. As far as him having his information stricken off this site, I say leave it so all the other POS will head it as a warning, that YOU will be caught. It has brought a BIG smile to this man that this POS has finally been caught doing something wrong and is now and forever paying the price. I am still in contact with another member of the team and former team sergeant, and I know it will bring great pleasure to them to know that Brian Culp is indeed a POS and has been caught and judged and punished. All I have to say is “Brian if you are reading this you have been weighed, judged, and found wanting. You POS I hope and pray that you get all that you deserve and more. And like my brothers here have said. I hope you find yourself in jail with Bubba”.

ZUG_master
12-22-2011, 09:53
Bogus Ranger gets 9 months in jail
By Guillermo Contreras, gcontreras@express-news.net
Published 12:50 a.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Army veteran Brian Culp of San Antonio, who pleaded guilty to falsely claiming to be a highly decorated U.S. Army Ranger, was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo revoked the supervised release of Culp, 41, after he failed to follow instructions from probation officers.

Culp was sentenced in 2009 to three years of probation for three misdemeanor charges of falsely claiming to be the recipient of a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star and creating a fake identification card that gave him access to area military bases.

He also falsely claimed he was wounded while part of the 1993 Army Ranger rescue mission in Somalia made famous by the book and movie “Black Hawk Down.” He was called out by a real Ranger.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/military/article/Bogus-Ranger-gets-9-months-in-jail-2416482.php#ixzz1hHNeITcI

glebo
12-22-2011, 13:12
Awsome, great follow up...thanks..."another one bites the dust":lifter

Team Sergeant
12-22-2011, 13:28
Could not happen to a nicer guy....... :munchin

That moron wrote to me asking to remove his name from our ""Hall of Shame"..... I think I told him, "I will, when monkeys fly out of my butt....."

Enjoy the holidays in prison Brian Culp.

alright4u
12-22-2011, 17:33
[QUOTE=Team Sergeant;305165]Look at what I just received in my email.....:D

Brian Culp, is this all a lie too?:D

Brian Culp pled GUILTY on three counts...... (see attachment)

This clown gets three years of probation. He got off light and he breaks his probation. What a jerk. I have zero use for his kind. Hell, any honest SF man will show another his records. LTC Shelton questioned my BSM and second AM from 5th Group as the Group S-1 wrote the wrong exec order or date of exec order? Hell, I did not mind setting the record straight. It was the LTC's job in 1999 as chairman of membership for the SOA to check me out.