Cornwall Ontario – An American website has covered a story about the Cornwall Legion’s 1st VP and cadet liaison Arthur Murray not having served or earned any actual medals which is a criminal offence.
The Legion nor Mr. Murray have responded to CFN’s request for comment prior to publication of this story.
Frank Gervais of Ottawa pled guilty, and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service for impersonating a soldier at a Remembrance Day event with the Legion leading the charge.
If Gervais was nailed for 50 hours for just attending Remembrance Day what would the sentence be for participating in the capacity that Mr. Murray is alleged?
No record can be found that would confirm his claims although, Murray did have a number of images of 2 RCHA in action on his FB page, and he claimed to be the subject of those pictures…. The images have since been scrubbed from the page however, many of them are still available in the image gallery of the the Royal Canadian Legion Branch (www.cornwall-legion.ca) where he serves as the 1st Vice President/Army Cadet Liaison Officer. Interestingly, Murray holds identical Legion branch appointments to recently exposed and self-admitted poser Curtis “Jack” Roush of Smithville, Ontario. (http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/7018926-smithville-legion-vp-remorseful/)
Under the Canadian Criminal Code, section 419, it is illegal to use military uniforms or certificates.
The story states that Mr. Murray has apologized and surrendered the medals he wore.
The question is why hasn’t he been charged and why has he not either resigned or removed from the Legion in Cornwall who still list him as a 1St Vice President?
Between this incident, if proven to be true in a court of law, and the embarrassment of the Glen’s Honourary Lt. Colonel and former Liberal MPP Jim Brownell’s support of a person that desecrated the Poppy, which was condemned by the Legion Poppy director in Ottawa, with Brownell stating “I’m not my brother’s keeper” which is what the Military actually are, and participating in an internet hate group while using a profile picture of him in uniform.
Of course Mr. Murray not really being military could explain why he never responded about the Brownell situation when contacted years ago for the original story?
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