Who is Urban Miyares?

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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Delta75 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:01 pm

Looks like the "Truth" shook up Urban...he says that he is going to delete the "thread". Guess our 6/31st inputs were upsetting his flock.
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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:05 pm

I found this Veterans History Project interview with Urban. It's not a polished TV appearance or performance like at the Sky Ball. l He is only responding to the questions. Note the two weeks leave before Vietnam, his statement, make his entry at earliest, after his two days at shipping point from US about July 7. He says he spent a couple of days at someplace,think Cameron Bay, and then shipped by helicopter to a large base outside of Saigon. No pee training mentioned when interviewer seems to ask about in country indoctrination. Assigned to unit immediately it would seem. Went out on one no contact ambush. Was having dizzy spells and reported to sick call for two weeks. Medical treatment no help. 1st Sgt. thought malingering. Sent him out to the field and he had his episode with the fainting and mortars and rockets. It would seem this could have been his only field trip since the reported first ambush trip. He doesn't say whole platoon was wiped out. He does say the medic that found him in the body bag had found one more still alive soldier in a body bag before.

http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/ ... 001.stream
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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Niner Delta » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:43 pm

I just looked at his facebook page and I could find no mention of his book anywhere.
Almost everything posted on his site are links to other sites?? Very few posts actually
made by him.

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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:18 pm

Yep , Vern. Ten minutes after I posted something on his site I was deleted. So was Ron Raymond. Others fared a bit better and Jerry even exchanged some messages. But... As Jerry posted before you.... Urban deleted all the comments from his loyal fans and from 6/31st guys in the one string. I'm totally blocked from his site now. I can't even view it.
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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Delta75 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:04 pm

When you 6/31st Brothers have time, please check out the numerous Urban Miyares videos on YouTube. I have attempted, over the last few years, to make comments under all of his videos that mention his Vietnam experience. If I have missed any....please let me know.

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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Delta75 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:05 pm

Hello All,

If you do a Google search for Urban Miyares...the first link that will pop up is:

"Urban Miyares - San Diego Magazine - September 2008 - San Diego"

Both Michael Bennett and I have left comments related to Urban's Vietnam experience claims.

I could not find any other "non-YouTube video" Urban Miyares links where comments can be provided. If you men happen to find any other "non-YouTube video" links where comments can be made, please let me know so that I can provide some choice comments. As stated in a previous message, I believe that I have covered all the YouTube videos where Urban's Vietnam experiences were mentioned. Again...if I have missed any please let me know.

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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Delta75 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:43 am

I posted the following to the YouTube videos and the San Diego article:

While we of the 6th/31st, 9th Infantry Division Vietnam would like to congratulate Urban for his outstanding accomplishments as a disabled Vietnam veteran, we must take exception to the fabricated Vietnam experience that he has been telling for years in his speaking engagements and interviews, and that he plans to include as a chapter in his to-be-published autobiography. We find this to be both disrespectful and dishonorable to the thousands who died and the hundreds of thousands who were injured in that awful war.

We, his fellow Vietnam veterans, don't know the reasoning behind Urban's fabricated story. Maybe he has what is referred to as "survivors guilt" and believes that he didn't suffer enough in his one month in Vietnam (only 2 days in the field); therefore, he created this story. Sadly, we believe that he has now finally convinced himself that this "experience" actually happened. However, over the last several years, it has been totally debunked via a comprehensive review of his military records and interviews with both the officers and enlisted men who served in Alpha Company during the same period (July/1968 - Aug/1968) in which Urban served. All of the men interviewed were in complete agreement that not only do they not remember Urban but that the two primary incidents that Urban frequently mentions (his platoon being wiped out and his body-bag incident) never happened. We pray that the Lord will heal Urban's pains and that Urban will discontinue the use of this fabricated experience in his future activities to include it's inclusion in his autobiography.
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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Niner Alpha » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:46 am

There are still lots of video's online after several in this string have gone away. The missing include the American Airlines Sky Ball speech that started the whole thing when Urban had the nerve to link it on the 6/31st facebook page looking for someone to help his lie in any way. Here is one I picked out that has been around a while that hits most of the high points of his fabrication. It does, like always, leave out details......like his body bag stooge saving him being in the morgue of the 1st Division and not the 9th Division. But the tune is true to the score even without the frequent story variations seen in other videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2RxfQcveas&t=112s
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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Delta75 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:44 pm

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Reference the fabricated Vietnam experiences being told by Urban Miyares (a disabled Vietnam veteran) at his paid speaking engagements and planned as a chapter in his to-be-published autobiography. This email is being generated due to Urban continuing to promote his autobiography on his Facebook page. After several 6/31st men posted to his Facebook page in protest, he deleted their posts which resulted in their being blocked from viewing his Facebook page, and,shortly thereafter, he deleted his Facebook "thread" against which our 6/31st Brothers had protested.

While we of the 6th/31st, 9th Infantry Division Vietnam would like to congratulate Urban Miyares for his outstanding accomplishments as a disabled Vietnam veteran, we must take exception to the fabricated Vietnam experience that he has been telling for years in his speaking engagements and interviews, and that he plans to include as a chapter in his to-be-published autobiography. We find this to be both disrespectful and dishonorable to the thousands who died and the hundreds of thousands who were injured in that awful war.

We, his fellow Vietnam veterans, don't know the reasoning behind Urban's fabricated story. Maybe he has what is referred to as "survivors guilt" and believes that he didn't suffer enough in his one month in Vietnam (only 2 days in the field); therefore, he created this story. Sadly, we believe that he has now finally convinced himself that this "experience" actually happened. However, over the last several years, it has been totally debunked via a comprehensive review of his military records and interviews with both the officers and enlisted men who served in Alpha Company during the same period (July/1968 - Aug/1968) in which Urban served. All of the men interviewed were in complete agreement that not only do they not remember Urban but that the two primary incidents that Urban frequently mentions (his platoon being wiped out and his body-bag incident) never happened. We pray that the Lord will heal Urban's pains and that Urban will discontinue the use of this fabricated experience in his future activities to include it's inclusion in his autobiography.

Please note that these tales are being told by a man who was in Vietnam for slightly less than 1 month (Jul/68 - Aug/68). Per Urban's own admission, the first 2 weeks of this 1 month were spent on sick call, the following 2 days were actually spent in the field and the remainder of the 1 month was spent in a hospital in Saigon with Urban diagnosed as having diabetes. He was then returned to a hospital in the states where he was discharged from the Army in Dec/1968. Remember this as you listen to his story...he spent only 2 days in the field....per Urban his first day in the field was uneventful but on the second day he fell into a diabetic coma and ended up in a hospital in Saigon. How he got to the hospital is part of his fabricated "body bag" story. Since,per his military records, he was never awarded the coveted Combat Infantry Badge (CIB), it is quite clear that he was not involved in combat during either of his 2 days in the field, and, per our 6/31st KIA records there were no Alpha Company men lost in the 2 days (11 Aug 1968 and 12 Aug 1968) in which Urban claims that he was in the field.

I have included the video links below where you can hear Urban's claims in his own words. Please forward to whomever you would like, especially military or former military personnel.

I have also included the link to "This ain't hell but you can see it from here" (Fakewarriors) website which contains our 6th/31st detailed findings/comments related to Urban's claims, as well as our communication with Urban and his response to our findings. It also includes Urban's military records that were available via the Freedom of Information Act.

I have also included a link to Robert Stewart's 6th of the 31st website that contains a lengthy discussion about Urban Miyares that covered 5 pages. Please note that one must page to the next page upon completion of each page.

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=72383

http://6thofthe31st.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3577

Videos links below: As stated in a previous email, I have added comments to all of the YouTube videos. The "Daily Motion" video did not permit comments to be made.

IMPORTANT: My YouTube comments do not appear to be viewable via an iPhone but they are viewable via a laptop or pc.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b55x8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2RxfQcveas&t=112s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ia9_cC-lvI&t=181s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDXaBfNc4-I&t=716s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB3NQgvz6zw&t=135s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BmhK6QzBnE&t=327s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm-H_nSU62o&t=31s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nXRpcADHdY&t=75s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5TcS9Cr1hw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxd7SQSo9vY&t=101s
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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Delta75 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:42 am

You're not going to believe this but in doing a Google Search I stumbled across a book that has some Urban Miyares BS in it. I found the book on Amazon and made my review as to pages 214 - 216. Amazon will review my review before posting...I doubt that they will post it since they can see that I did not buy the book from them.

BTW: You can also provide a review, as I also did, at the "non-Amazon" link below. Even though this website shows 0 reviews, if you click on "reviews" you will see mine and one other review.

The book is: The 7 Secrets of Neuron Leadership

Hopefully you can see the preview below....scanned for Urban. After reaching the review, you may have to select "previous" or "next" to see pages 214 - 216.

https://books.google.com/books?id=nnw3D ... es&f=false

I love a comment in the book that "he completed training at the NCOC School at Fort "Pope" La". You will also get a kick out of his "rubber plantations" in the Delta comment....and Yep! he got his buddy Brian Leet's name in there.
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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:30 pm

Yep all of the Urban BS almost word for word. Urban must have dictated it. I like the author's quote of Urban:

"Leadership is all about love", said Urban. "Without it, you can't lead anything or anyone". Considering how he must have loved all his platoon members enough to be promoted to Plt. Sgt. after only a week in Vietnam his love mojo must really work wonders. Apparently he can't remember any of their names though. Of course they were all wiped out, according to a few of his stories, so it's not like he is going to be looking any of them up with the help of this site or the 3000 man roster.
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Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Postby Delta75 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:31 pm

Niner...since by Urban's own admission, he actually spent only 2 days with his platoon before ending up in the Saigon hospital with a diabetic coma, it must have been a "one night stand".

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