This Time a Mayor
Wasnít What He Appeared to Be
Another Normandy fake has come
to light. George A. Hash the former Mayor of
Umatilla, Oregon. It only came to light after his
death April 12, 2019 as in his obituary it mentioned
what unit he was in. It had him listed as jumping
into Normandy with the 101st Airborne
Division as a part of the 502nd Parachute
Here are his records.
When I see something like that
I always like to get the Morning Reports and Medical
records if possible and send it to the soldier
himself or in this case a family member.
Just because the obit said he
was in Normandy doesnít always mean the deceased
claimed to have been there. Saw right away that
Hash wasnít in Normandy as the Morning Reports shows
him going into the hospital at the end of May 1944
with dysentery. Went looking for any interviews for
Hash and indeed he did claim to have been in
Itís interesting that in an
interview he said he was in Normandy but had to go
back to England because he was sick. There are
three levels of fakes, the outright liar like Cook,
there is a liar who was in Normandy but wasnít a
Paratrooper and then there is the largest portion of
liars who claim to have fought in Normandy. That
Went through the Morning
Reports deeper and determined that he did jump into
Holland and was captured September 19, 1944.
At what point Hash started
lying saying that he was in Normandy I have no
idea. But there is a park named after him as well.
This man had an interesting and full life, a WWII
Veteran and a POW and yet it wasnít enough. How
many more like him were out there like Hash and
Izumi weíll never know but it is a stain on the
99.9% who donít feel the need to lie about their
time in service.
May 1, 2019