dick grob
samantha kaye

AOL

#1 Jan 7, 2008
interesting article from the toledo blade newpaper how dick grob lied about so many things in his life, book and to elvis..have to pay to see whole article though...
EP4LYF

Alphington, Australia

#2 Jan 7, 2008
samantha kaye wrote:
interesting article from the toledo blade newpaper how dick grob lied about so many things in his life, book and to elvis..have to pay to see whole article though...
JUST ANOTHER ONE TO THE LIST
Steve

Bradford, UK

#3 Jan 8, 2008
Now there's a surprise somebody lying about their time spent with Elvis. Why, it just doesn't make sense to normal functioning people does it. You spent time with Elvis shouldn't really matter in what capacity you just spent time with him. Elvis was a very interesting if not complex person you would think there would be enough truth to write about without making it up unless of course like all the others he wants to show everyone how Elvis needed him and how special he was to Elvis! After all who's really interested in Dick Grob as a person he needs somthing to sell so why can't it be lies.
samantha kaye

AOL

#4 Jan 8, 2008
guess elvis and others thought dick was one thing when he wasn't. that is why he got hired...too bad elvis surrounded himself with some of these types.
EVAN

Las Vegas, NV

#6 May 29, 2011
DICK IS AN HONEST PERSON - I HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM. WHERE DO YOU ALL GET OFF ? DO YOU KNOW HIM ?
AJR

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#7 May 30, 2011
EVAN wrote:
DICK IS AN HONEST PERSON - I HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM. WHERE DO YOU ALL GET OFF ? DO YOU KNOW HIM ?
I agree with you. He waited a long time to get his book out to the public. IMO, people should have paid more attention to what he had to say instead of some of the others.
Robert Johnson

Springfield, MO

#8 Feb 25, 2013
To Evan since you think Dick Grob is an honest man.hahahahahaha! Read below. Scum of the earth!
Vets question military claims by Elvis' bodyguard
By MICHAEL D. SALLAH
BLADE NATIONAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The Lucas County Veterans Service Commission is trying to determine if Richard Grob can be prosecuted for the claims in his book, The Elvis Conspiracy?
When former Toledo policeman Richard Grob wrote a book about his days as Elvis Presley's bodyguard, he offered an impressive resume beyond protecting the king of rock n' roll: winning the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for combat bravery.
But those claims by the well-known Elvis celebrity have turned out to be bogus - prompting an investigation by a local veteran's organization.
The Lucas County Veterans Service Commission is trying to determine if Richard Grob can be prosecuted for the claims in his book, The Elvis Conspiracy?
"He ought to be ashamed for what he did. People have died for those medals," said Robert Mettler, director of the local office and a Vietnam veteran.
The inquiry began on Aug. 19 - a week after The Blade reported the discrepancies in an article about Mr. Grob, a former Air National Guard reservist who later became chief of security for Elvis Presley.
A keynote speaker at national Elvis conventions, Mr. Grob wrote in his book he was an Air Force officer who was awarded two of the nation's highest combat honors before he was eventually offered a job by Elvis Presley in 1967.
The son of a army officer killed in the Korean War, Mr. Grob compares himself to his father by writing: "I received only one silver star to his four, and only one Purple Heart to his four."
But a review of the ex-policeman's Air Force records show he dropped out of the academy after 71/2 months in 1959, and spent three years as an Air National Guard clerk and policeman in Harrisburg, Pa., and Toledo.
The records show he never served in Vietnam, and was discharged in 1964 as an airman second class - not a commissioned officer.
The 63-year-old ex-bodyguard who once walked a police beat in downtown Toledo refused to comment on the claims, which have stirred debate among veteran's groups in Toledo, where he was raised.(Dick Grob currently resides in Henderson,Vegas).
Joe Esposito, one of Elvis' closest friends and a longtime member of the singer's inner circle, said Mr. Grob used to talk about his years "as a combat pilot" when they traveled on the road with Elvis from 1967 to 1977.
"Dick told all of us, including Elvis, he was a fighter pilot," Mr. Esposito told The Blade.
"He was shot down. I think Elvis was taken by that. I guess I believed it at the time. I don't know. We all were told the same thing. Dick has been saying that stuff for years and it is not true."
Robert Johnson

Springfield, MO

#9 Feb 25, 2013
More of article on Dick Grob.

The 1957 DeVilbiss High School graduate has been embroiled in controversy before - most recently in 1997 when he claimed to have found an unreleased recording of Elvis, a discovery that created national news.
But the record, which Mr. Grob says was signed and given to him by Elvis, was challenged by RCA - which co-owns the rights to Elvis' music - saying the voice did not belong to the legendary singer.
Though Mr. Grob has weathered controversy before, the military claims are being investigated by Mr. Mettler and other members of the veterans commission. He says he is also asking the U.S. Attorney's' office in Toledo and the U.S. Air Force to assist in the investigation.
Federal law bans anyone from impersonating an officer of any U.S. Military organization - a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. But in the case of Mr. Grob, the claims are from the past.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Bauer said if the former bodyguard applied for benefits or veteran's claims using the phony information, he could be prosecuted. Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ron Bowman, a retired army major general, said he's asking the U.S. Attorney's' office to investigate the matter. "This is the type of stuff that needs to be exposed," he said.
Mr. Mettler says he investigates dozens of false claims a year by people who contend they've served in the military, or received combat recognition. But he says these claims have been the most high profile from any veteran from this area.
Ironically, Mr. Grob's father, Richard Grob, Sr., was a legitimate war hero when he died in 1951, said Mr. Mettler. "He would probably be rolling over in his grave if he knew this," he said.
Edward Vincent, commander of VFW Post 3013 in Springfield Township, said Mr. Grob "has already hung himself" by including the information in the biography of his book. "As far as I'm concerned you expose these people for who they are, and you move on."
"Dick Grob has been exposed for what he truly is and that is a liar of the worst caliber. He should be ashamed of himself."
Robert Johnson

Springfield, MO

#10 Feb 25, 2013
First part of article on Dick Grob.
Vets question military claims by Elvis' bodyguard
By MICHAEL D. SALLAH
BLADE NATIONAL AFFAIRS WRITER

The Lucas County Veterans Service Commission is trying to determine if Richard Grob can be prosecuted for the claims in his book, The Elvis Conspiracy?
When former Toledo policeman Richard Grob wrote a book about his days as Elvis Presley's bodyguard, he offered an impressive resume beyond protecting the king of rock n' roll: winning the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for combat bravery.
But those claims by the well-known Elvis celebrity have turned out to be bogus - prompting an investigation by a local veteran's organization.
The Lucas County Veterans Service Commission is trying to determine if Richard Grob can be prosecuted for the claims in his book, The Elvis Conspiracy?
"He ought to be ashamed for what he did. People have died for those medals," said Robert Mettler, director of the local office and a Vietnam veteran.
The inquiry began on Aug. 19 - a week after The Blade reported the discrepancies in an article about Mr. Grob, a former Air National Guard reservist who later became chief of security for Elvis Presley.
A keynote speaker at national Elvis conventions, Mr. Grob wrote in his book he was an Air Force officer who was awarded two of the nation's highest combat honors before he was eventually offered a job by Elvis Presley in 1967.
The son of a army officer killed in the Korean War, Mr. Grob compares himself to his father by writing: "I received only one silver star to his four, and only one Purple Heart to his four."
But a review of the ex-policeman's Air Force records show he dropped out of the academy after 71/2 months in 1959, and spent three years as an Air National Guard clerk and policeman in Harrisburg, Pa., and Toledo.
The records show he never served in Vietnam, and was discharged in 1964 as an airman second class - not a commissioned officer.
The 63-year-old ex-bodyguard who once walked a police beat in downtown Toledo refused to comment on the claims, which have stirred debate among veteran's groups in Toledo, where he was raised. He now lives in Henderson, Nevada.
Joe Esposito, one of Elvis' closest friends and a longtime member of the singer's inner circle, said Mr. Grob used to talk about his years "as a combat pilot" when they traveled on the road with Elvis from 1967 to 1977.
"Dick told all of us, including Elvis, he was a fighter pilot," Mr. Esposito told The Blade.
"He was shot down. I think Elvis was taken by that. I guess I believed it at the time. I don't know. We all were told the same thing. Dick has been saying that stuff for years. It is not true."

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