Fox 31 Writer Jeremy Hubbard said this when given
documentation about the fake Normandy Veteran who
just died "I am well aware of our correspondence
from last year. I too keep all emails on matters
like this. From what I've uncovered about Colwell, I
believe your records are incomplete".
Hubbard states "what
I've uncovered" but produces not one piece of
documentation to back up his claims. I've given page
after page of documentation to Jeremy Hubbard
backing my article.
His statement "your
records" aren't my records, but the Army's records
and Colwell's own record.
Colwell dishonored our
country when he shook the hand of our President in
2014. A sad day for real Normandy vets who were
can't let the truth get in the way of a great
Washes the Other
(Wilson Colwell & Raymond Defer claimed
to have been in Normandy but were not)
Here are the Records for both Colwell and Defer
Once again Facebook has shown
that men who were praised for being in Normandy were
not there. Both Wilson Colwell & Raymond Defer have
given their narratives to “Remember Those Who
Served, The Greatest Generations Foundation" based in
Colorado. Colwell went one better and lied to Fox
31 back in 2014 as well. Colwell was mentioned by
name by President Obama in Normandy during the June
2014 event and shook the hand of President
Why does the Print Media not do their
due diligence and first verify before something like
this even occurs?
I spoke (via email) with Timothy Davis at
The Greatest Generations Foundation and he has
refused to believe that the two men weren’t in
Normandy. His first argument is “it's known that
reporting in WWII wasn't as accurate”. That is so
far from the facts it is unbelievable. WWII has the
most documentation of any war in history.
Davis then stated “We have all
the military reports and papers here on each
veteran”. Once again, not true obviously.
I have attached the actual documentation showing that
neither Colwell nor Defer were in Normandy in June,
July or August of 1944.
They both came into the 502nd
Parachute Infantry Regiment June 17, 1944. They
were replacements who did not go into Normandy.
They came in from the 19th Replacement
Deport. In late July 1944 Colwell became a
replacement and was assigned to Co H and Defer as a
replacement in the Medical Detachment. In August of
1944 Defer was attached Co H as a Medic.
Here is the really strange and
sad part as it pertains to Wilson Colwell.
According to Davis, Colwell’s recollection has him
in Normandy and the Bulge but Colwell wasn’t there.
Colwell was in Market Garden and was severely
wounded September 25, 1944 and spent 108 days in the
Hospitals in Europe. He rejoined Co H March 6, 1945
and served the rest of the war.
When I reached out to Timothy
Davis about this he said that Colwell was never
wounded which is beyond strange and that he had been
in Normandy. Both things were wrong. The attached
Morning Reports and General Orders show clearly
Colwell and Defer weren’t in Normandy.
June 14, 2016