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CSB
01-28-2016, 13:39
Casey L. Gray, a candidate for Congress from the California 28th District (vicinity Burbank, CA) has established a web page in which he claims service in the 19th SF Group. Specifically, he makes the following claims:

- To be a 11B Sergeant E5, with a Ranger Tab, Static Line Airborne (Ft. Benning) and Military Freefall (Ft. Bragg, NC) qualified during a prior Navy term of service in Navy special operations.

- To be a member of the 19th SF Group.

- To have attended SFAS and being "SELECTED" (his capital letters). [But apparently never attended the Q course].

- To have attended Foal Eagle 2011 (an annual field training exercise conducted in Korea) as a member of the 19th SF Group.

- Being in a CH-47 Chinook crash while on Foal Eagle (that year, it was from February 28 - March 31, 2011) and sustaining severe injuries.

- Being medically retired in 2014 after being determined to be 100% disabled.


Can any members of the 19th SF Group confirm/deny any of the above?

Especially, I have been unable to find any record of a CH-47 crash during Foal Eagle, or anywhere else in the world during 2011 for that matter.
(Other than the infamous Chinook shoot down in Afghanistan in August 2011 that killed many SEAL team members).

MR2
01-28-2016, 14:26
From LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/walkingtheearth

Congressional Candidate for the 28th district of CA
Casey Gray for Congress 2016
June 2015 – Present (8 months)

I am currently running for Congress in the 28th Congressional district of California for United States House of Representatives in 2016. CaseyGrayForCongress.com

Los Angeles Veterans Coordinator
GallantFew, Inc.
October 2013 – January 2015 (1 year 4 months)

Assisting Veterans with issues related to service to OUR great Country.

11B Infantryman
Texas Army National Guard
April 2010 – January 2015 (4 years 10 months)

Medically retired from the Texas Army National Guard after a CH-47 crash while deployed.

Global Response Staff
Central Intelligence Agency
2008 – 2015 (7 years)

GRS is part of a broader expansion of the CIA’s paramilitary capabilities over the past 10 years. GRS teams have become a critical component of conventional espionage, providing protection for case officers whose counterterrorism assignments carry a level of risk that rarely accompanied the cloak-and-dagger encounters.

SWCC / MFF / RANGER Qualified
US NAVY
June 1999 – July 2007 (8 years 2 months)Greater San Diego Area

Naval Special Warfare Combat Craft Crewman that served on a Military Free Fall Detachment known as MCADS (Maritime Craft Aerial Deployment System). US Army Ranger Qualified.

MR2
01-28-2016, 14:31
http://www.clgraycongress.com/

http://www.clgraycongress.com/military/

http://www.clgraycongress.com/ciagrs/

http://www.clgraycongress.com/veteran-advocate/

CSB
01-28-2016, 15:41
MR2:

Yes, that's the source of my questions. It's just so unusual that I can't find anything about a Chinook crash in Korea in 2011 on any "Chinook" web site; "military air mishaps" web site; or "Foal Eagle" websites.

I've written him directly, but so far no answer.

I have confirmed that he did graduate from Ranger School and has the Tab, earned while he was in the Navy in Special Operations SWCC.

Joker
01-28-2016, 15:47
He is not in AKO. (A lot of "retirees" are.)

MR2
01-28-2016, 17:11
MR2:

Yes, that's the source of my questions. It's just so unusual that I can't find anything about a Chinook crash in Korea in 2011 on any "Chinook" web site; "military air mishaps" web site; or "Foal Eagle" websites.

I've written him directly, but so far no answer.

I have confirmed that he did graduate from Ranger School and has the Tab, earned while he was in the Navy in Special Operations SWCC.

Was posting source links for folks. A lot on that website smells fishy.

Interesting that SWCC sent people to Ranger. Is 19th in Texas now? Odd that anyone would pose a Chinook crash, but then how else to describe the 100% disability.

As an aside, I do believe that 100% of the Congress is 100% disabled in one form or another.

cowboykpy
01-29-2016, 22:55
Need to do some digging. This sounds familiar, I recall hearing this story, but I don't have first hand info. Will ask around and post what I find out.

CAARNG 68W
01-30-2016, 13:15
LOL, his Linkedin, Previous
GallantFew, Inc., Texas Army National Guard, Central Intelligence Agency


Anyone thought of hitting up John Lilyea over at This Aint Hell?

CSB
01-31-2016, 13:08
I'd like to give him the chance to clear things up before going the TAH route.
He was in fact tabbed Ranger, and so far he has fully disclosed that while he may have attended SFAS and was selected, he never did the Q course.

So he may have been what we oldtimers would call a "candy-stripe" 11B Sergeant, filling a TO & E vacancy and waiting for a quota, when he was injured.

I also contribute to a web site called "Army Air Crews" that documents and memorializes Army aviation fatalities, peacetime and combat. Perhaps there were no fatalities and that's why I can't find his CH-47 crash there, but I also can't find it anywhere else.

My suspicions were aroused by the fact that he describes a peacetime FOAL EAGLE 2011 NG OCONUS training exercise (probably executed as Annual Training/"Summer Camp") as "activated and deployed in OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM" (which is the combat operation in Afghanistan) with the additional description of "being in battle" as his divorce "battle" was taking place.

SF_BHT
01-31-2016, 16:58
well being on TAD he probably got his GWOT ribbon..:p

Probably figured that rated him as deserving the other things......:eek:

cowboykpy
02-02-2016, 18:33
I was able to confirm he was a non-qualified soldier who attended Foal Eagle and was involved in a CH-47 wire strike/crash. No info on whether he passed SFAS.

joshua20
02-02-2016, 18:48
My roommate is a SWCC boat guy, I always call him the seal taxi driver

takeumnow
02-04-2016, 09:18
Same guy on Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/walkingtheearth__/

NC6J
02-07-2016, 09:51
Is 19th in Texas now?


C/1-19 SFG(A) and C/5-19 SFG(A) are co-located on Camp Bullis in Northwest San Antonio, TX.
C/5-19 has been a part of the Texas Army National Guard since September 12, 2007, while C/1-19 was added to the TXARNG in September of 2010.
http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=178431&postcount=1

Colorado and Utah were unable to keep those companies manned and had to give up the force structure.

Now companies from two different BNs share a space in TX.

Would have made more sense for 1st BN to give that company to 5th BN and take up A Co in CA in return, shortening the geographic distance to BN for both companies, but apparently that would have hurt peoples' feelings.

Dobi84
02-25-2016, 09:38
My roommate is a SWCC boat guy, I always call him the seal taxi driver

Any update on this guy? He's also claiming he was sent ranger school as a SWCC guy?!?!?

BuckiBill
02-25-2016, 09:45
His claims are legit. SFAS grad. Got hurt in that crash and never went to the Q-course. Long discussion in SF Brothers.
I talked to his SGM that visited him in the hospital. It crushed his skull.
Confirmed with Mad Madison @ the Navy SEAL Foundation that he was SWCC.
We sent all we had to SV as people won't believe what he says.
He's running for office and that probably has a lot to do with it.

Also confirmed Ranger Tab "AFTER" RTB said he was a non Grad of ranger School.
We talked to 4 people that said they graduated with him in ranger School including the Class Leader that was his room mate for a time.
Class leader contacted RTB with a question why they don't have him in the Green cards.
They did a deeper dive and found he was indeed a grad.

That's the 2nd time RTB has messed up in the last 6 months. Same guy told me a person was indeed a grad yet his FOIA stating he wasn't even in the Army at the time along with the posers individual admission got RTB to correct their mistake when asked a 2nd time.

We don't use RTB anymore.


A number that served with him said his mood changed drastically after the crash.

JJ_BPK
02-25-2016, 10:01
Casey L. Gray, a candidate for Congress from the California 28th District (vicinity Burbank, CA)


A number that served with him said his mood changed drastically after the crash.


Only in kalifornicate.. :mad::mad::mad:

CSB
02-25-2016, 17:52
Upon further review ...

... a Chinook wire strike (Class B mishap) in peacetime and during a training exercise in Korea, NOT resulting in hull loss (loss of the aircraft) but causing a passenger to fall down and bust his head ...

... was described by a candidate for Congress as ...

"a Chinook crash" happening during "a battle being fought as he fought a battle for his children" (contested custody during a divorce)" and "while deployed" during "Operation Enduring Freedom" (the Afghanistan theater of operations, not including South Korea) ...

... and he hasn't been too tightly wrapped ever since (if he was before the accident).



Sounds like he has all the qualifications to be a congressman from California.


P.S. You know, aircraft have seat belts for a reason.

Mods, questions answered, feel free to close this thread.