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Claim: Photographs show a USAF airman slashed in a barroom attack in South Korea.
Examples: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
According to the U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes, Air Force officials quickly determined that there had been no such attack involving any USAF personnel around Kunsan, nor was anyone with the name included in the
"The name of the person on that hoax e-mail is not anyone that is stationed at Kunsan,"(Evidently Air Force investigators didn't get the
Wing officials, including OSI personnel, checked into the report and within a day or so concluded it was fake, Komurek said.
"We had no such attack and we confirmed that the e-mail was a hoax. We notified the chain of command and the Wolf Pack members about the
The e-mail gave a DSN number and a commercial number with a Houston area code for those wishing "to donate to the family of SSgt Jones." Repeated calls to the DSN number went unanswered and calls to the Texas number produced a recording stating that the number is not in service.
According to Air Force officials, the photographs are genuine, but they originated in the U.S. and were pictures used by law enforcement authorities for training purposes (possibly documenting the aftermath of a fight between inmates).
Last updated: 26 March 2006
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