This is one of the worst fake Soldier stories I’ve ever seen. Apparently Tim Poe, who made his way onto America’s Got Talent with a sob story about surviving a grenade attack in Afghanistan, is a fraud.
A sick, disgusting piece of rancid dickdripping fraud.
STATEMENT FROM THE MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD
~~ Attributable to Lt. Col. Kevin Olson, Spokesman for the Minnesota National Guard ~~
Sgt. Timothy Michael Poe served in the Minnesota Army National Guard from Dec. 3, 2002 until May 26, 2011, and performed as a supply specialist.
His military records indicate that he served with the Minnesota National Guard in Kosovo from Oct. 10, 2007 until July 15, 2008, and was deployed to Afghanistan from July 28, 2009 to Aug. 30, 2009.
Sgt. Poe’s official military records do not indicate that he was injured by a grenade in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, as he reports. The Minnesota National Guard can also confirm that he was not awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds sustained in combat.
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This guy is a scam artist. He has slapped every honorable service member who got injured downrange in the face!
And it appears from the public affairs release that his unit was one of the National Guard units that replaced us in Kosovo. Lovely.
I guess it’s not enough that he served his nation and deployed. He has to lie just to get himself some publicity. He played the “Disabled Vet” card just to get himself on the show. He was never wounded. He never cleared buildings, and those who know him say he apparently doesn’t have a stutter.
Spread this far and wide!
UPDATE ZEE FIRST: Looks like America’s Got Talent got wind of this fraud, and has published several comments from Soldiers in his unit, who confirm this tool is a fraud.
Alyssa Graham: ”Tim Poe deployed with us to Afghanistan, everything that he is claiming that had happened to him NEVER happened to him. He was not in Afganistan very long and was sent home for an ear infection, he never got hurt overseas. He is lying to America. This is such a disgrace to the military and everyone who has fought, is still fighting and who has died for this country.”
Joshua Hansen: i was his squad leader in afghanistan and its all a giant lie. He has fooled alot of people and i dont blame them for beleaving him after all who would make something like this up? Im sorry people but its true poe is not being honest. He served his country that is true but was medevac out bc of a non combat “injury”
Nathan Skol Vikings Lee: I was in the 114th Trans Company as well in Afghanistan and I too will say the Timothy Poe is a LIAR! We had about 120 people in our unit, 118 can prove he is a liar! Only one’s who can’t are Poe and our one true hero who was killed there, George Cauley.
Apparently the corrupt piece of shit couldn’t be reached for comment.
How DARE he claim honors that aren’t his!
How DARE he try to entitle himself to privileges he hasn’t earned!
I don’t care what kind of voice this jerk has. There are a lot of folks out there with beautiful voices and incredible musical talents, who don’t use fraud to get attention.
Let’s hope he gets the public humiliation he deserves!