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Questions asked about triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe border-wall donations

Brian Kolfage is a triple-amputee Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient who created a GoFundMe last December 16, asking for donations toward construction of a US-Mexico border wall that has stymied President Trump because of Congress’ refusal to fund the wall.

Pic of Brian Kolfage with family from Facebook

Kolfage promised that “100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall” and that “If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny.”

See “Triple-amputee veteran creates GoFundMe fundraiser for border wall

Kolfage’s goal is $1 billion. As of this morning, $22,229,287 have been donated by 261,937 people, which comes to an average of $84.87 per donor. If the most recent 10 donations are an indication, most donations are small, made by ordinary Americans, not the super-wealthy:

  1. Helen Watson: $13
  2. Anonymous: $10
  3. Danuta Frazier: $40
  4. Denise Angewine: $25
  5. Cherrie Lamon: $20
  6. Michael Degrood: $50
  7. Anonymous: $19
  8. Judy Schultz: $10
  9. Michael A. Sherrill: $80
  10. James Hill $50

All of which makes it even more imperative that Kolfage’s GoFundMe drive is a creditable undertaking.

Clash Daily is an authentic conservative website founded by Doug Giles, who is a conservative Christian patriot.

Given the conservative credentials of Clash Daily, we should take note that it is raising questions about Kolfage’s donation drive.

Wes Walker reports for Clash Daily, May 14, 2019, that Brian Kolfage is “now being accused of being a scam artist, using donations meant for his multi-million-dollar Build The Wall project to fund a jet-set lifestyle” and a $600K boat that Kolfage maintains was purchased prior to the GoFundMe campaign and paid for “by other means”.

Walker quotes a May 13, 2019 Daily Mail article:

But the Florida resident [Kolfage] is now facing repeated questions about the progress of the wall and attention has also turned to a $600,000 boat he says he bought a year before he began the GoFundMe appeal.

A source told The Stern Facts that Kolfage is now living a high-flying lifestyle, saying: ‘Whether he ordered it last year with the year before is irrelevant it’s still nearly a million dollar boat. Those new toys are very expensive as is flying private.’

He has previously posted image of his travels on private jets and with pricey cars. In February he posed, along with his wife, in front of a plane saying ‘it looks like our first piece of land for @webuildthewall is a go!’ The couple are understood to have flown with the Veterans Airlift Command.

But after a seemingly lack of progress and a reported 300,000 individual donations one supporter asked: ‘I am very disappointed in you Brian Kolfage, where are the progress photographs?’

Another added: ‘Quit talking about it and do it.’ On Twitter another asked: ‘Why no updates on the status of the wall? I have a feeling this is a scam.’

In an apparent attempt to alleviate donor’s concerns the We Build The Wall Inc posted a video to Facebook on Monday appearing to show steel bollards being cut in the factory.

They wrote: ‘Just when we thought that the fake news media couldn’t get more ridiculously desperate, they’re now proving how low they’ll go by claiming that ‘We Build The Wall’ founder, Brian Kolfage, bought a yacht with the GoFundMe money.

‘It takes simple skills to see that the boat he bought and posted photos on Instagram was purchased a YEAR before he began the GoFundMe.’

It’s not clear how this private effort would interact with any federal plans sought by Trump to build a wall with government funds in many of the same areas, or with local building regulations.

On his personal Facebook page Brian, who has been accused of misusing funds he raised in the past, said: ‘There’s no update because we are remaining silent for a very good reason.

‘You all will have the best present very soon. Remember powerful people want to stop our progress, so to not tip anyone off we are radio silent! The ACLU would file a lawsuit to impede our wall success if they knew where and when.

‘But when I guaranteed we’d build the wall I meant it, and we are working with many congressmen and senators to help us mitigate these issues from the left wing attack groups! We are in the homestretch and it’s on a need to know basis.’

Walker points out that the private jet and $600K boat are not the only “red flags”, and that “several Right-of-Center news providers have complained about his ‘news’ site being guilty of straight-up copy-and-past plagiarism, passing off unattributed columns written by other people as though they were his own…. Not exactly the sort of behavior one would call worthy of someone wearing the badge of ‘hero’.”

However, the one example named by Walker is John Prager who, according to tucson.com, has written about Kolfage on the blog Americans Against the Tea Party (AATTP), accusing Kolfage of plagiarizing news stories and posting them on his own websites without attribution. But Americans Against the Tea Party, as its name says, can hardly be considered “Right-of-Center”. Efforts to access the website http://aattp.org/ bring you to a blank page with this cryptic message:

For his part, as reported by tucson.com, Brian Kolfage, in June 2014, filed a defamation lawsuit in Arizona’s Maricopa County Superior Court against “seven defendants in various states who he claims libeled him in Facebook postings accusing him of plagiarism and claiming he’s racist, homophobic and a drug abuser.” John Prager is one of the defendants named in the lawsuit.

According to Daily Mail, another red flag is a claim by Buzzfeed News, which itself is a dubious news site, that the three military hospitals with which Kolfage said his program had worked — Walter Reed, Brooke Army Medical Center, and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany — told Buzzfeed they have no record of Kolfage working with them.

For his part, Kolfage says that BuzzFeed “100 percent lied”.

The May 13, 2019 Daily Mail article says Kolfage “lives with his family in the resort community of Sandestin, in Florida’s Panhandle”. Sandestin is a golf and beach resort in Miramar Beach, FL.

In December 2018 when I first wrote about Brian Kolfage, I had noted that his GoFundMe page identified him as being in Miramar, FL, but the address to send check donations is a UPS store in a strip mall in Castle Rock, CO.

But according to Spokeo, there is no Brian Kolfage in all of U.S.A.; and according to TruthFinder, there is no Brian Kolfage in Miramar, Florida, or anywhere in Florida, nor is there a Brian Kolfage in Castle Rock, CO, or anywhere in Colorado. TruthFinder, however, does have two Brian Kolfages:

  1. Brian Gregory Kolfage, 65, born in 1953; lives in and owns a modest home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan; has a small business in Dearborn Heights called Professional Home Care — a medical apparatus and supplies business, with an annual revenue of $1,343,193 and a staff of approximately 10. (Manta)
  2. Brian G. Kolfage, 37, born in 1981; lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and has lived in Dearborn Heights, MI (in 2000); Miramar Beach, FL; Mulberry, FL; San Angelo, TX; Tucson, AZ; and Honolulu, HI. His business and employment history are listed as the same as 65-year-old Brian Gregory Kolfage (his father?) — Professional Home Care in Dearborn Heights.

This 37-year-old Brian G. Kolfage is likely the GoFundMe Brian Kolfage. Why he gives two addresses on GoFundMe (Miramar, FL and Castle Rock, CO), neither of which is his actual residence in Dearborn Heights, MI, is a mystery.

Walker concludes:

It shouldn’t be all that hard to someone in authority to sort out fact from fiction.

After all, how hard should it be for him [Kolfage] to present some receipts, and demonstrate conversation between himself or his designate and the related suppliers or foremen for a project of this scale?

If everything checks out and his project is going forward with the money accounted for? Great.

But if they discover that the patriotism and fear of good people have been leveraged for personal gain, his military service offers him no shield against becoming crooked when he rejoins civilian life.

In that case, Purple Heart or no, throw the book at him.

~Eowyn

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Jimmy Kimmel & Alyssa Milano lead vicious attack on triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage of border-wall GoFundMe

Brian Kolfage is a triple-amputee Iraq War veteran.

On December 16, 2018, Kolfage created a GoFundMe to raise funds for the US-Mexico border wall. In just a week, he’s raised a phenomenal $16½ million toward the stated goal of $1 billion.

Kolfage and his family are getting vicious hate mail and death threats from leftists. The leaders of the jackals are ABC latenight talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel, has-been actress Alyssa Milano, and the Daily Beast.

Yesterday, Kolfage posted this update on the border wall GoFundMe page:

Attacks on my family-

Just want to let you guys know everything is ok with us. After Jimmy Kimmel and Alyssa Milano came after me personally it triggered an outpouring of attacks. People have been calling for the death of my wife and children; it will not be tolerated. Please do your best to report anything you see like this to the proper authorities.

WE WILL NOT BE DETERRED! KEEP RALLYING!

Cassandra Fairbanks reports for Gateway Pundit, Dec. 23, 2018:

Deranged leftists have been sending triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage mountains of abuse after he was trashed by the Daily Beast, Jimmy Kimmel, Alyssa Milano and other high-profile liberals.

The hate mail provided to the Gateway Pundit contains appalling statements such as people asking if his brain was “amputated too,” calling him a “handicapped bitch,” telling him to commit suicide, wishing harm upon his children and mocking him for having lost his limbs while fighting for this nation….

On Thursday, Kimmel used his show to trash the nearly 260,000 people who have donated nearly $16 million to the GoFundMe in less than a week, calling them “dopey people” and saying that they are “dipping into their meth money.”

Dozens of examples of the vitriol and threats were provided to the Gateway Pundit, some of which we are now publishing — unedited.

Below is a sample of the hate mail sent to Kolfage (source: Gateway Pundit):

  • Ralph Cramden <RalphCramden@protonmail.com>: “Really dude? So you’re a far right wing ahole who pushed fake news? WTF is wrong with you? Was your brain amputated too? I don’t know how that blonde c*nt you’re married to stays with you?! A hot piece of ass like that should be screwing a real man.”
  • Walter Ancarrow: “Hi, was one of the limbs you had amputated your brain?”

 

 

 

  • Peter Lopez <peter2rosie@yahoo.com>: “What’s up handicapped bitch just wanted to say I’m happy to see you in that wheel chair and I’m happy to know you get no pussy why do you make it look like your standing up in your photo you dumb fuck you got no legs I LMAO LOOKING LIKE DARTH VADER AND SHIT WELL AT LEAST I CAN HAVE IN MIND YOUR A CRIPPLED BICTH WITH NO LEGS OR ARMS HAHAHAHAHAH”
  • Carlos Lopez <carloslopezmrc@gmail.com>: “All I can say is you are a CLOWN. The loss of your limbs was pre-karma. God knew your were a troll before hand. No pun intended. You are no patirot. Make me upset that your troll a$$ was even accepted in the Military.”
  • Cathy Garcia Cruz <cathysdiary@gmail.com>, Muleshoe, Texas:”You sick n pathetic! No wonder u lost ur limbs in Iraq. Setting up the gofundme for the wall?? I hope someone sets one up to blow the wall up!”

 

  • Janet Trejo: “Piece of shit that’s why you have no legs mothafucker”
  • Jacob Riley: “i hope u lose both of your arms as well.”

 

 

  • Josh Cobean, St. Petersburg, FL: “You’re a disgrace to this country. Delete the GoFundMe and kill yourself. That’s the best way to serve your country at this point.”

 

 

  • Mike <oih234kn235n32@protonmail.com>: “Are you really this fucking dumb? Holy shit that’s fucking embarrassing. Kill yourself you worthless pile of shit.”
  • Alec Giusti: “go fuck yourself and die”
  • Abelitro Cruz: “eat a dick pussy ass white trash / hope you and your family dies a slow and painful death”

 

 

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~Eowyn

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Triple-amputee veteran creates GoFundMe fundraiser for border wall

President Ronald Reagan famously said “Trust, but verify” — a Russian proverb — at the signing of the nuclear disarmament Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the Soviet Union on December 8, 1987.

This post is an effort at “trust, but verify”.

Four days ago on December 16, 2018, a triple-amputee Iraq War veteran named Brian Kolfage created a GoFundMe for donations toward construction of the US-Mexico border wall that has stymied Congress and Trump, although Trump’s State Department manages to give away $10.6 billion in aid to southern Mexico and $5.8 billion in aid to Central America from whence came the invading migrant “caravans” (Daily Wire).

Kolfage’s #GoFundTheWall fundraiser has already garnered more than $5.8 million from more than 96,000 people toward its goal of $1 billion.

Here is a FoxNews story on Kolfage and the fundraiser: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/veteran-launches-gofundme-campaign-to-help-fund-border-wall.print

Pic of Brian Kolfage with family from Facebook

Kolfage writes on GoFundMe:

My name is Brian Kolfage, I have a verified blue check facebook page as a public figure and I’m a Purple Heart Recipient triple amputee veteran.

The government has accepted large private donations before, most recently a billionaire donated $7.5 Million  to fund half of the Washington Monument repairs in 2012; this is no different.

Like a  majority of those American citizens who voted to elect President Donald J Trump, we voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump’s main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he’s followed through on just about every promise so far, this wall project needs to be completed still.

As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today. Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of  the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society.

I have grandparents who immigrated to America legally, they did it the correct way and it’s time we uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT! It’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling.

If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall. That equates to roughly 5 Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this.

Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victor. They’d rather see President Trump fail, than see America succeed.  However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.

This won’t be easy, but it’s our duty as citizens. This needs to be shared every single day by each of you on social media. We can do it, and we can help President Trump make America safe again!

How do you know this is not a scam? I’m using my real name, my real information, you can contact me and hold me accountable. People who try to scam you will not be upfront with their information, they will hide and not use their name. I have a public figure Facebook page with a blue check  mark issued by facebook that verifies my identity.  I’m a retired United States Air Force member who was wounded in Iraq, and lost 3 limbs. I have a website BrianKolfage.com where you can verify more about me.  I will respond. I’ve been on Fox News many times, you can see I’m credible and a real person. The Gary Sinise Foundation also built me and my family a home. Do your research before donating, and contact me if you have any questions.

• How will we get the funds to the right place? We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all the funds will go upon completion. When we get this information secured we will update. We have many very high level contacts already helping.

• Republican Representative Steven Palazzo of Mississippi is introducing legislation to direct the Treasury Department to issue government savings bonds which would allow us to fund the wall with this method. This is just one option, there are others on the table being discussed.

100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall.

We are working with a law firm on a legal document that will bind the government to using the funds for the border wall itself, nothing else.

We will hold all funds and not release a single penny until we have all legal aspects covered to ensure our money goes only to the wall.

• If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny.  We are working on a time frame to achieve.

LET’S GET THIS WALL BUILT! And make America Safe Again!

FOLLOW OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE—> https://www.facebook.com/GoFundTheWall

Any questions about this message & Follow me on my facebook or email me at Bkolfage@gmail.com

CHECK DONATIONS:
Make Payable to: GoFund The Wall

Brian Kolfage 
4833 Front St. Unit B-158
Castle Rock, CO 80104

4833 Front St. is a strip mall of various businesses; Unit B-158 is most likely a UPS Store.

Confusingly, the GoFundMe site has another location for Kolfage — Miramar, FL. Below is a screenshot of the page.

As poster draaaak of Voat points out, Miramar is in Florida’s very blue Broward County.

So I conducted a people search for “Brian Kolfage”. Below are the results:

(1) According to Spokeo, there is no Brian Kolfage in all of U.S.A.

(2) According to TruthFinder, there is no Brian Kolfage in Miramar, Florida, or anywhere in Florida.

(3) Nor is there a Brian Kolfage in Castle Rock, CO, or anywhere in Colorado:

(4) According to TruthFinder, there are only two individuals by the name of Brian Kolfage in all of U.S.A.:

Brian Gregory Kolfage, 65, was born in 1953; lives in and owns a modest home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan; has a business in Dearborn Heights — Professional Home Care; has a LinkedIn profile that is, however, “unavailable”.

According to Manta:

Professional Home Health Care is a privately held company in Dearborn Heights, MI and is a Single Location business.

Brian G. Kolfage, 37, was born in 1981; lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and has lived in Dearborn Heights, MI (in 2000); Miramar Beach, FL; Mulberry, FL; San Angelo, TX; Tucson, AZ; and Honolulu, HI. His business and employment history are listed as the same as 65-year-old Brian Gregory Kolfage — Professional Home Care in Dearborn Heights. The Facebook page identified with 37-year-old Brian G. Kolfage is a joint account he has with his wife, Ashley. Pictures on that Facebook page show this is the GoFundMe Brian Kolfage.

65-year-old Brian Gregory Kolfage must be the father of 37-year-old Brian G. Kolfage. Their towns of residence, Dearborn Heights and Farmington Hills, are only 12 miles apart.

I don’t know why Brian Kolfage gives two locations/addresses on GoFundMe (Miramar, FL and Castle Rock, CO), neither of which is his actual residence (for security reasons?). Other than that, he appears to be legit, although I would have more confidence if he already had a “legal document” instead of just “working” with a law firm on one, which would ensure that “100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall”.

H/t CSM and Vivian Lee

~Eowyn

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Triple amputee veteran’s withering letter to Obama

Senior Airman, Brian Kolfage Jr., is the most severely wounded Airman in US history—a triple amputee.

On September 11, 2004, while serving his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Brian Kolfage lost both his legs and an arm when a 107 mm rocket exploded three feet from the Airman, throwing him into a wall of sandbags.

Brian Kolfage

Kolfage miraculously survived the blast and after eleven months at Walter Reed Medical Center, he returned to serve in the Air Force at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. Kolfage is no longer on active duty and receives monthly VA benefits compensation for the wounds he received serving our country.

Incredibly, Kolfage was informed last year by the Veterans Administration Debt Management Center that he would be back charged $4825.00 because, according to the VA, they had been overpaying Airman Kolfage for several years and they want their money back.

Brian Kolfage1Brian Kolfage was awarded the Purple Heart 

Here’s Brian Kolfage’s letter to the POS on Presidents’ Day, February 17, 2014, pointing out Obama’s hypocrisy and privileged elitist upbringing and schooling. (I colored the words and phrases in dark red.)

My Open Letter to Obama on Presidents day.

I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.

Mr. Obama, even though we share extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, that’s where the similarities end. You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High school in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii every morning and would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended. I would notice the Bentleys, Maserati’s, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money. Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school and the upper classcitizens who attended it. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s truly like to have sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.

After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend Ivy League schools, and I sought out a military career to in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually sets the tone for what we will face later in life that will make us successful. I worked to get where I am today, and YOU WERE HANDED IT….Mr. Inequality.

I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasn’t selected, which ultimately got me placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. I’ve never asked myself was losing 3 limbs in a war worth it, even though many Americans were against it.

I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. It’s laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.

While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and that’s what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin. However, since the day you busted onto the scene you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’s invested. And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and that’s a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said “Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.” Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander in Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s agenda, and now you have single handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.

I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I can’t help but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIA’s but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and you’ve wasted every death and every limb, it’s all for nothing. And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures

You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.

Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF

Interestingly, Kolfage’s letter posted on Secrets of the Fed received 1315 thumbs up and 3130 thumbs down. I gather from some of the comments I’ve read that the thumbs down votes are by readers who think the United States should never have gone into Iraq in the first place.

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H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska.

~Eowyn

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