Another Stolen Valor
Robert G. Gehrett equals Stolen
Valor. Since at least 2005 Gehrett passed himself
off as being in Normandy and Holland as a
Paratrooper. The only problem? Gehrett didnít get
to the European Theater until July 28, 1944 and
didnít become a Paratrooper until the end of October
Here is a link to all of the documentation mentioned
On June 21, 2005 Gehrett was at
the Pennsylvania Assembly and State Senator Robbins
read Gehrettís history into the record.
Attached are the minutes
related to Gehrett lies. They are highlighted in
pink. Senator Robbins called him ďa true American
heroĒ. That is not even close to being true. As
mentioned, Gehrett wasnít in Normandy in June and
July of 1944. He came oversea weeks after the 82nd
and 101st men had come back to England.
Iím not going to waste a lot of
time as he is yet another of a long list of Stolen
Valor. Below is a listing of where he was and when
in relation to the 502nd Parachute
Infantry Regiment. He was combat 20 days in the
Bulge and was taken off the line because of trench
foot (frozen feet).
Gehrett was drafted into the
service January 13, 1944 and left the US July 23,
1944 and returned January 29, 1946. He arrived in
Scotland July 28, 1944. Gehrett came into the 101st
Airborne Division October 7, 1944 as a member of
Service Company 502nd Parachute Infantry
Gehrett became a Paratrooper
October 23, 1944 upon graduating 16 day School for
the 101st in England. He didnít jump
into either Normandy or Holland of course because he
wasnít a Paratrooper yet. He changed Jump
Certificate from 1944 to 1942 at some point.
Gehrett then because part of
Headquarters Company First Battalion of the 502nd
Parachute Infantry October 30, 1944. Then on
November 30, 1944 he transferred into Company C in
the 502nd Parachute Infantry
The 101st Airborne
Division went into the Bulge December 18, 1944.
This was the first and only combat for Gehrett with
the 502nd. He lasted 20 days as
This never ends well.
Brian N. Siddall
August 28, 2018