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Really?  When is this going to stop?

Back in January of 2017 I ran across an American Battle Monuments Commission Facebook Post.  It shows Helen Patton the granddaughter of General George Patton at the Luxembourg American Cemetery with a Robert Nobuo Izumi* laying a wreath at General Patton's Gravesite. 

I found that interesting because something didn't seem right about the ABMC narrative that went along with the picture.  I did some quick research and posted to the ABMC website and sent a request to the ABMC as well, as I wanting to know who had written this fantasy story.

Wilson Shatzer responded to that and said yes there was an error and it that they would correct it.  End of story at the time except I just found out that the ABMC didn't change it after all.  Go figure the ABMC lies once again.

Well, yesterday December 19, 2018 I saw Nobuo R. Izumi on a Facebook Post.  He has been feted for years in Belgium for the annual Battle of the Bulge Remembrances and they were unveiling a waxed figure of him.

I then did some basic research 23 months after the original ABMC error and spent about 30 minutes and discovered the following about Nobuo R. Izumi;    

He was drafted and came into the Army August 3, 1944.  Nobuo R. Izumi then spent the next 17 weeks in Basic Training at Camp Blanding, Florida.  He then went to Fort Benning, Georgia and spent 4 weeks and became a Paratrooper.

If we do the math that means Nobuo R. Izumi was in training in the USA for 21 weeks (not counting furlough) which means the training ended in February of 1945.  So unless there was time travel back then that means he wasn't at Bastogne where he is celebrated every year.

Nobuo (Bob) R. Izumi left the States April 5, 1945.  The only issue at the moment, was he at Bastogne in December of 1944?  The answer is no.

What concerns me more is that people take the word of someone when all they had to do is to take a few days to verify their story.  That Patton's granddaughter and the ABMC let the wreath ceremony happen is shocking on the part of the ABMC.  Of course The ABMC has a habit of creating fantasy out of whole cloth.

How is it that the museum in the Bulge didn't know that Nobuo R. Izumi wasn't even in the European Theater during the Bulge?   Today while reading Facebook posts about Nobuo (Bob) R. Izumi I saw that he had the comments section turned off where I couldn't' comment. 

I noticed in a lot of the pictures from last night and today that someone named Stacey Hayashi was with Izumi.  I went to her page figuring I could reach out to her to let her know that Nobuo (Bob) R. Izumi  wasn't in the Bulge.  I then see that my ability to comment is turned off for her too.

Remember the 75th Anniversary is coming up and you know people don't want to do the basic work to verify a veteran, especially for Normandy.  This is an insult to the men who fought, were wounded or killed in the Bulge when other men were back in Florida in Basic Training still. 

If anyone thinks that this isn't Nobuo (Bob) R. Izumi please look at the interment records and the 1949 Iowa WWII Service Compensation the Front Side and the Back Side of the Iowa Service Compensation tells the story.  If you look at the interment records it shows that Nobuo Robert Izumi left the Camp and went to Iowa.  This connects to the 1949 Iowa WWII Service Compensation which shows very clearly where and when Nobuo (Bob) R. Izumi was during the Bulge.

Stolen Valor, the ultimate insult to the men and women who have died for our country.

*(Nobuo Robert Izumi tends to switch his first names around with Robert/Bob with Nobuo as his middle name at times just to let people know.)

Brian N. Siddall
December 20, 2018

And the Follow-up

Not a Clue
("Nuts" Indeed)

I received an early Christmas present of sorts when word came down the pike that Bandoís (SUPER SECRET Facebook group) Trigger Time was in a heated discussion about the Nobuo R. Izumi (the Manoian of Bastogne) article Iíd just published two days before.

Low and behold they werenít just talking about my article but they actually had a link to it!  Will the world never ceases to amaze?  There were the usual whiners up front and center, like Glen Mallen, Rob Stark, Jamie Garner and Paul Woodadge.

There were some reasonable discussions as well which doesnít happen much on Tripper Time anymore.  Then Stacey Hayashi came into Trigger Time and proceeded to embarrass herself.  Most people didnít know of Stacey Hayashi before Thursday but we do now.  Stacey seems to be Izumiís handler along with another person I didnít know, a Jeff DS (Salard).  On Trigger Time she first started by saying Morning Reports have tons of errors.  She was corrected ASAP by the group. 

Stacey then decided to try and defame my reputation.  Defamation definition is as follows; when someone's words end up causing harm to your reputation or your livelihood.  In this case she called me unbalanced and an old meenie/hateful person.  She sounded like a bitter middle aged woman at the age of 42.  When someone tries to defame someoneís reputation they should have a reputation themselves first.  More about this in a few minutes.    

This move by Stacey is right out of the Bandoís playbook.  Bando attacked a 4 Generation Gold Star Family and called them crazy.  Here is that article if you need a refresher course; because Bando couldnít get his way.

It shows that some people really should have a handler themselves when they post without thinking.  The day before this meltdown by Stacey I had been in contact with Tim Gray about my latest article.  I had just heard about Stacey from all of the pics with Izumi while in Bastogne.  He said that he had a meeting coming up with her the next week or so.

Then the next day Stacey shot herself in the foot as the saying goes by trying to hurt my feelings (which made me laugh at her instead).  I then discovered that Tim had announced a 2020 Memorial Day Documentary ďFighting For HIS Country.Ē  I of course figured out what the meeting with Tim was in relation to Stacey.

I messaged Tim again and gave him the lowdown on Staceyís bizarre post.  Iím sure that will be an interesting meeting when it happens.  Iíd called Izumi out in January of 2017 to a lesser degree.   Please check my article here if needed;

Some more Stacey tidbits as follows; does she think that someone is available to speak on a Friday night just before Christmas?  She expected someone to answer their phone at a moments notice to talk with someone they donít know?  Stacey said she had someone named Jeff DS call me on Friday.  Well low and behold look what showed up.  Three calls in a row on Friday night.  The first one was 30 seconds of nothing.  Then the second phone message started screaming like a 5 year old, same for the third phone message

There was no number attached to the three calls.  That right there means I wonít answer a call from someone with a blocked number.  I think most people take the same view.  Secondly the ranting from this Jeff DS shows a few things.  First he hides his last name on FB and then he never identifies himself on the three phone calls. 

When reading Staceyís post to Woodadge the way Stacey phrases it she is calling Jeff DS ďunstableĒ and hateful not me.  I realize she was trying to point it to me but her grammar is poor, so it looks like it's Jeff DS she is calling out.  The irony is of course after listening to what Jeff DS said that Stacey was subconsciously right the first time.

So to recap the Stacey and Jeff DS timeline lets start with December 20, 2018 the day the Nobuo R. Izumi article came out.  Then on December 22, 2018 the Trigger Time meltdown occurred.  I listened to the December 21, 2018 disturbing calls from this Jeff DS.  The only reason I know itís him is because Stacey mentioned in her Trigger Time post of December 22, 2018 that Jeff DS had tried to call me.

The interesting point about Jeff DS bizarre messages are that he said over and over again why donít you (me) answer and produce evidences.   He canít be that bright because he called and left that message on Friday December 21, 2018 and the documentation was already online in my article.  It seems he didnít read the article at all, just went off on someone elseís say.

I also read a post from someone named Peter Plank in the Trigger Time discussion about Nobuo R. Izumi.  Plank stated that he had all Nobuo R. Izumi's pertinent documentation and said if only Iíd reached out to him none of this would have happened.  In his post after saying he had the proof that Izumi was in Bastogne, Plank uses this for evidence; why didnít I talk with the men who fought with him, wrote about him and people who knew him.  Guess what?  That isnít evidence but the documents in the article are. 

Do you know what Hayashi , Jeff DS and Plank have in common?  Right, Nobuo R. Izumi.  Figure it out from there as the old saying goes. 

These are just the most current examples of what is happening in Europe with WWII Veterans and their handlers.  With the 75th Anniversary coming up quick, Normandy and Bastogne better vet all of the Veterans they are bringing over.  If not, both in June and December of 2019 more of the same will occur.


Brian Siddall
December 26, 2018


More Izumi Army Records have arrived

More Izumi records from the Army just came in.  It shows him coming into Co G May 2, 1945. 

February 23, 2019



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