The Fraudulent Bronze
How is it that the mainstream
media doesn’t call Joseph Galloway out on his
repeated fabrications? Forget the
about Plumley for just a moment (and only just for a
moment) and let’s take a look at the Bronze Star
Medal with Valor Galloway was “Awarded” in 1998. I
didn’t know the Army gave Awards for fictional
On November 15, 1965 Jimmy
Nakayama from Company C 8th
Engineer Battalion 1st Cavalry Division
was severely wounded by napalm along with James
Clark. They were in the same foxhole when they were
hit by a short round.
Please read Galloway’s account
first published November 17, 1965 from the United
Press International (UPI).
Here are the key points of
information written by Galloway; sudden searing
heat, two Soldiers stumbled out of the fire.
Then an hour later a medic asked Galloway to help
load the two wounded Soldiers into a helicopter.
Galloway was in the Command Post which was just a
few yards away from the Aid Station.
Galloway did not brave enemy fire to jump into the
fire to rescue either Soldier.
Please now read the
September 1983 Soldier of Fortune Magazine. Here is where you can
see Galloway starting to shade the truth (really
let’s call it what it really is, Galloway is
lying). Between the sentence “As I reached the anthill” to “just been
talking minutes before” is a complete
If needed, please re-read the 1965 article.
Galloway then says “several of
us ran into it”. No, the two men wounded walked to
them in the 1965 article. Since the Aid Station was
just a few yards away they were already there in
1965. In the 1965
article he said they left on a helicopter an hour
after they were wounded. This is backed
up with the Army documentation showing that Jimmy
Nakayama was taken to the Philippines
first then died on the flight from there to San
Francisco. In the 1983 article he said
the two Soldiers were screaming for hours. Please notice
that Galloway keeps referring to himself in the
1983 article. He inserted himself in the 1965
articles with the 1st Can Div and
couldn’t stop now.
The worst part of this fabrication is
that Jimmy Nakayama and James Clark were in agony
for hours on the LZ. What is wrong with
Galloway? He seems to have a lot of the same
traits as a narcissist. He
just can’t stop bragging about what a great person
he is. Jimmy Nakayama's wife has heard this since 1983
and imagines he was in agony right there. Saying
they had no water for hours is just another lie.
What kind of a sick person would willingly say a
person was being tortured? Even if he had been there
for hours he didn’t have
to be that graphic, but in this case they weren't there
after the first hour.
Now it’s time to look at the
US News and World Report October 29, 1990
issue. This is the “Vietnam
Story” and in this case that is all it is, a story.
Since Galloway has lied about key things from 1983
can anyone believe anything when he inserts himself
into the Ia Drang battle?
Now Galloway has upped the ante
with his blatant lying. He has written that
Sergeant Nye has Jimmy Nakayama all black from the
napalm and that Nakayama died right there. None of
that was true of course. When someone is covered
with napalm they first become covered in blisters,
just as Galloway stated in the 1965 article.
Now he has them being blackened from the napalm,
then stating that he had died on November 15, 1965.
Jimmy Nakayama died of his wounds November 17, 1965.
Remember Galloway wrote this article, not Sergeant
Then the book We
Were Soldiers Once in 1992 is released. Now Galloway has
“everyone running into the fire". The original
in 1965 article shows
Nakayama and Clark walking out of the fire to
the Command Post and or Aid Station. In the
second version a few people including Galloway goes
into the fire. Now it’s everyone. Please
read the portions highlighted in red for these two
pages from the 1992 book. Now Galloway has
Jimmy Nakayama’s boots crumpling when touched and he could feel his bones right
after the fire. None of that is true as stated in
the 1965 article Galloway only touched Jimmy Nakayama
legs when trying to help him into the helicopter and
some of his skin on one leg sloughed off.
Then on the very next page
(163) Galloway has inserted a Medic who was killed
after rushing to help Clark and Nakayama. The only
problem is Galloway didn’t remember that until the
book, not either in the 1965 article (which happened right in front of him) or the 1983 Soldier of
Fortune article or the 1990 US News & World Report
article. Here Galloway tries to hedge his lie from
the previous story saying they were there at the Aid
Station for hours in agony. Now
he says eventually they were moved out by Helicopter.
You would think that Galloway
couldn’t keep lying and that
someone would notice but
nobody did as in 1998 the
Army Awarded Galloway the Bronze Star Medal with Valor. In the
Citation for the Bronze Star Medal it says Galloway
braved enemy fire to rescue
course none of that is true as both Nakayama and
Clark walked out of
the fire to them as mentioned in the 1965 article by
Galloway. He also has an unknown medic with him
being killed almost immediately and that he and
another man carried them to the Aid Station. None
of that is true as far as Galloway being involved.
Why the Army decided to give a
medal of any kind to Galloway is very odd indeed.
No one saw this happen and even in real situations
unless an Officer sees it occur, it doesn’t exist.
Remember the Army at times has a problem with
telling the truth. Remember Pat Tillman the Ranger
who was killed in Afghanistan? At first the Army
lied through their teeth about what had really
happened. Once the Army was exposed by the media
they didn’t have a choice but so admit they had
It is time that the American
People ask that the Bronze Star w/Valor be stripped
from Joseph Galloway.
there is ample proof showing he received this Award
under false pretences how long do you think the Army
will try to deny this? This is an
insult to every Military person to see Awards being
given based on a fictitious account.
Does anyone really want to give
an Award to someone who built his Award on a lie for
18 years? He used the emotions of Jimmy
Nakayama family to parley it to a Bronze Star Medal
w/Valor for himself. Another part of the Award was also based
reports to the American people and Galloway failed there as
June 26, 2016