Friday, October 21, 2005

Some "war hero"

Here's a great site detailing L. Ron Hubbard's service in the US Navy, which reveals was anything but valorous and heroic, as Hubbard and his followers have claimed in the past. Hopefully, the Stolen Valor Act (written about on this site here) will see them to at least change their tune when it comes to promoting lies on this one issue.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The story of Hubbard's career in Naval Intelligence is very illuminating. He originally got into intelligence by pulling strings with politician friends, but got kicked out within a few weeks (less than a month)

Key quote:

"On February 11, 1942 I (Naval Attache Australia) sent him dispatch orders to report to the Commanding Officer USS Chaumont for passage to the United States. And upon arrival report to the Commandant 12th Naval District for future assignment. This officer is not satisfactory for independent duty assignment. He is garrulous and tries to give impressions of his importance. He also seems to think that he has unusual ability in most lines. These characteristics indicate that he will require close supervision for satisfactory performance of any intelligence duty."

Hubbard did have quite a few interesting experiences, but got in trouble everywhere he went and certainly never did anything heroic. Very ironically, the Navy promoted him twice again, including to Lieutenant Commander after the war.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Thetan Lover said...

Yeah, I've read a lot of accounts of Hubbard believing himself to be more talented and better equipped than his superiors. What a megolamaniac.

11:56 AM  

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