The Art of Deflection
This is a breakdown of what the Friends of Co I did
tonight June 6, 2017. It’s hard to believe that
Stephen Hartzell would have done that on June 6,
1944, of all days. He turns his issues and tries to
blame it on everyone else.
Attached to this article are the reports showing
the men coming to the 502d Prcht Inf as replacements
after Normandy including Pvt Jose Casares. You can
see him getting to England on 6 June then into
Service Company 14 June then Co I for the first time
22 July days after the Normandy Campaign ended for
the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. Pvt Casares
received his CIB for Holland as well.
I reached out to the relative and let them know.
This was all done by Private Messaging. He received
all of the documentation and he didn't care. He sent
me a sheet and said this proves he was in Normandy.
The problem is two fold, one the document is not
official and two and most importantly, it was for
the roster for September 17, 1944, jump into
Holland. This was all still at this point on Private
Message via FB.
If this had been any other day besides June 6 I
might have waited a day or two. I then PM'd to
Hartzell and he didn't respond. I wasn't going to
let a liar go unchecked. Since the family member
refused and so did Hartzell up it went. Hartzell
could have taken it down but decided to leave it up.
Hartzell who runs that site has all of the
documentation and yet left it up. He then blocked me
from seeing his site. I gave him tons of
documentation from Months of Morning Reports,
General Orders to 80 Medical Reports for Co I in
This, of course, calls into question all of the
work done on the FB site. If you leave one fake
story up, how may others might be there about Co I
502nd Prcht Inf?
This is one of Hartzell’s responses by message
“My research will eventually answer that, and many
more questions, using MULTIPLE sources”. I sent him
6 Army documents. It shows his lack of
understanding. According to Hartzell 6 documents
aren’t multiple documents. I knew I had to spoon
feed him the other documents I’ve given him back in
February of this year. But that he doesn’t
understand what the word multiple means is, well
I’m also realized what this is really all about.
If you notice in the previous paragraph he states
“My research”. He like a few others can’t stand it
that others have both access to more information to
WWII documentation and have a better understanding
of said documentation.
If you notice also the Friends of Co I 502 site
was public. After I called out Hartzell and that he
had left up the fake story about Jose Casares he
went to Secret Facebook page. That will show a lot
about him right there.
The work done on Co I 502nd Prcht Inf Poopsheet
Newspaper was done by his father and Ms. Betty Hill
Taylor. I was able to help in getting Co I as of 6
June done last year but the 99% of the physical work
was done by Ms. Taylor and Mr. Hartzell Stephen’s
father. The Friends of Page then took information
and was put up FB.
Explaining what reports mean to Hartzell was
difficult at times. Here is another part of the
messages from him “His discharge verifies Normandy“.
This shows that Hartzell has no real understanding
of WWII documentation. When the men came home the
clerks back in the states had a list and if it said
507th for and the example they would type in all of
the campaigns for the solder unless the soldier
himself set the records straight.
This is from Hartzell too (his spelling, not
mine) “You have no right to publicly chastize (sp)
and shame a blood relative of a soldier”. I gave the
relative many chances to take down the post as he
had the documentation showing his relative wasn’t
there. I love it on the TT FB site where Hartzell
says he doesn’t have the right”… Bullshit, this
person, the grandson of a fake soldier for Normandy
doesn’t have the right, especially of 6 June to put
his grandfather’s lies with the real men who were
killed that day.
The blood relative excuse is a weak one. He is
only a grandson two generations removed as Hartzell
would say. My uncle who was killed on June 6, 1944,
is one generation back if you want to use Hartzell’s
thinking and my father’s kid brother. My father a
POW for 9 months, his kid brother killed in action.
Casares? He wasn’t in Normandy.
If people want to lie to their own family, knock
yourself out. But when you go worldwide with it,
then it will come under scrutiny. If you can’t take
the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen as the old
Here is the last PM from the grandson” to me “Go
fuck yourself”. It made me laugh as that is the last
refuge for fakers. He uses all of the old excuses,
records are poor, they catch up later etc. There
were no missing records here, none for the time
period 6 June to when he received his CIB for
This article is to all of the Pansies out there
who love and look up to a Stolen Valor “soldier”. I
read the forums out there about the whiners and
crybabies. There is a subculture that has never
grown up. They cry night and day if something makes
them upset. To them, everyone is a hero in WWII.
That’s not the way that works.
Then I remember that they are a small group but
they scream the loudest because they wet their pants
over a perceived issue about a fake. If you notice
they attack and try to marginalize the messenger,
not the actual facts.
The truth is a dangerous thing to some people.
Deep down they just don’t have the balls to expose
fakes and liars. Dealing with the Plumley Lovers of the world
gives me no satisfaction in exposing their heroes,
but by the same token when we step in a pile of dog
crap, someone’s gotta pick it up. The Plumley Lovers
of the world love Stolen Valor people, but most of
the world do not.
What you have to realize is that they talk a
great game but if you notice they don’t back up
their claims. Just like Thulai van Maanen will lie
to suit the situation. Here are two posts from her.
first was taken just before 6 June 2017, the
second one was a few days later. You
can see her
saying that she had blocked me which is correct. But
then she lies states she was blocked by me. To read
more about her issues you can go here
I like Mark but how can one be gentle or tactful
about a fraud? Does it hurt the pansies of the world
when their idol is exposed? Boo hoo hoo and lol to
the pansies of the world.
This is what the Plumley lovers of the world like
to do when their heroes are exposed. They use angry
denials, character assassination etc when confronted
with hard facts. It took me this long to understand
that Mark B. actually enables this type of people.
Mark could do much better on his own like he did in
the original Trigger Time. It’s still there but the
FB people have taken it over. Mark is too afraid of
losing a few when in the long run it would prune the
tree in a good way.
Mark, you should go back to your own Trigger Time
website and also approve all posts. Letting these
sad excuses for human beings vent their hate would
go a long way in bringing back Trigger Time to its
These haters will hate this article because it
exposes them for what they are. If you actually read
my narratives the facts are the centerpiece. When
you look at the haters you will see it is really
about envy to a large degree.
Brian N. Siddall
June 11, 2017