A Variation on a
When first contacted (via email) by
Thulai van Maanen she said this;
“My daughter lost her dad while
he was serving our country as a paratrooper.”
If you read this you would
think that Thulai van Maanen daughter lost her
father in combat. In reality he was killed when
helping a fellow motorist who had a flat tire. It
had nothing to do with him being in the service.
Thulai van Maanen does this
almost every time she contacts someone for the first
time. It’s a sad way to get the attention she
craves when using her dead boyfriend that way.
She’s still doing it but in a
much larger way. A few people sent me a link from
In the article van Maanen once
again tried to use an ex-boyfriend’s death to elicit
sympathy from the readers. Here is what she said
this time around;
“He died because of an accident
while attending NCO school.” That makes it sound
like he died in training. He wasn’t killed because
of his service but was killed in a tragic car
accident. This is what an actual death in service
She then talks of her child’s
issues due to the death of her father. I find it
beyond distasteful that she puts her own child’s
issues out there for sympathy. She implies once
again that the he died due to his service.
She also likes to tell people look at me, look
at awards I was given and look what I did by
returning an item to a family.
Leave it to Paul Woodadge to say this about van
Maanen “especially her research with Morning
Reports, wartime maps and archives”. This is what
van Maanen thinks about Morning Reports in her own
don’t need to be proven with morning reports.”
She is an opportunist, nothing more. She will say
and do anything to get her face out there.
Then van Maanen goes up a notch
by using the Gold Star sympathy. The only problem
once again is he wasn’t killed in combat but in a
highway accident. The Gold Star is only for the US
military that are killed in combat. Maybe the
Netherlands has a variation on that but I find it
hard to believe.
Remember that van Maanen cares
nothing about a soldier unless she can get her face
associated with the dead soldier posing in front of
their headstones. She is the perfect example of
someone who craves the spotlight using both her
child and her dead boyfriend.
Brian N. Siddall
March 26, 2019