Goss

Date of Entry: 01/01/20xx
Surname: Goss
Christian Names: Roger David
Country: Australia
State or Province: Unknown
City or Town: Unknown
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

Roger David Goss  aka “Rod” Goss

Roger “Rod” David Goss is an Australian who has resided in the Otaki region of New Zealand (NZ) for the past ten years. Since arriving in NZ he has created the false persona of a pain racked wounded Vietnam Veteran.

 He uses his fictitious “Vietnam wounding” to elevate himself to local hero status and has published details of his “Vietnam wounding” and his ongoing chronic pain in two health brochures, in addition, he has set up a web site to help others who suffer chronic pain  He also blames his tobacco addiction to his “Army” service.

 

We have included extracts from the two Health brochures where Goss purports to have been an Australian soldier who was shot and wounded in Vietnam. Here is the first pamphlet:

In the Quite smoking brochure Goss went on the say

"The challenge of quitting was compounded by the chronic and serious pain Rod’s suffered since being shot when the bullet nicked his colon. He had believed smoking helped the pain but research has convinced him smoking interferes with the pain relief and that everything he believed about smoking was “brainwashing.”

If a bullet nicked Goss’s Colon it meant that he was “gut shot” The Colon is the large bowel, see the diagram below:

 

Officers handing cigarettes to wounded soldiers is only something that you may see in a John Wayne movie, it did not happen in Vietnam.  Furthermore Australian soldiers were not given two packets of "Marlborough" cigarettes a day as described by Goss.  Goss must have been a bit of a hero because he reckons “The Yanks gave me cigarettes for keeping them out of trouble”.  Simply put Goss is a liar.

Goss does not appear on either of the two Australian Department of Veterans Affairs Vietnam Nominal Rolls.  We also checked the New Zealand Veterans Affairs Nominal Roll and he does not get a mention.  Goss’s “gut shot” wounding would have been a high profile event, details would not be missing from the very accurate and comprehensive Web site “The Casualty List” that lists all Australian and New Zealand Casualties from the Vietnam war.  He is not listed.   

We have been officially notified that National Archives are unable to locate an Army Service Record for Roger David Goss.

Service record inquiry -  [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Ms xxxxxxx

CARO could not identify a service record for Goss, Roger David.

xxxxxx

Reference & Information Services
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
PO Box 8005 Burwood Heights Vic 3151

We are also reliably advised by people who knew Goss at the time of the Vietnam War that he never served in the Australian Defence Force.

The second health pamphlet is about pain management and Goss again claimed to have been wounded in Vietnam and as a result suffers residual pain. See an extract below.

 

 

 Goss has created a false military history, then used the false military history as a “lynch pin” to be a minor celebrity in his community.  He even set up his own web site as a consultant on Chronic Pain management. Of course, the cause of his chronic pain was being “gut shot” in Vietnam.   Details from the web site are shown below and it can be found at:   http://www.finda.co.nz/business/listing/1c21/chronic-pain-support-foundation/

Chronic Pain Support Foundation

6/34 Kirk Street

We provide support for ALL pain sufferers. On line Newsletter. Meetings. Assessments. News about new treatments. ACC Advocacy. Why suffer pain alone? Contact Rod today, for full, no obligation details. We are endorsed by Mid Central Health Pain Unit, and have access to information even your Doctor may not know. WE WILL ALSO SUPPORT YOUR LOVED ONES with friendly advice, contacts, and regular Newsletters. We have meetings, fun days, and help you make new friends who genuinely share your pain issues. WHY BE ALONE - WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. All information is strictly confidential. You have nothing to lose but your pain. Membership is just $5.00 per year. Check our our Web Site at http://cpsf.iws.co.nz/ REMEMBER WE SUFFER CHRONIC PAIN TOO, SO WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. WE CAN HELP. TRY US! I PROMISE WE WON'T LET YOU DOWN.
National Coordinator - Rod Goss. B.SIA. Dip.N (Psych)

Business Hours

Open 24 hours a day                    

Parking   provided

Payment Options

Cash

Personal Cheque

Business Cheque

Online Payments

Brands

Our Own

 

5 - 49 Employees

Products/Services

Regular Newsletter

Medical Information

Assessment Service

ACC Advocacy

Meetings

Drug Information

New Contacts

Pain Relief

Notice how Goss uses the qualifications of B.SIA and Dip N (Psych). Whether they are as "genuine" as his military service we don’t know?

The good citizens from Otaki in New Zealand should now be aware that Goss has never served in any Army in Vietnam, and therefore was never wounded in Vietnam.

Goss may suffer from pain and have been a tobacco addict but it had nothing to do with war service and it is obvious that whilst he may or may not  be  a chronic pain sufferer he is definitely a chronic fraud, liar and wannabe.

Goss has enjoyed his New Zealand fantasy for ten years.  The general public and Australian and New Zealand Veterans will now see Goss in a different light knowing that he is a con man.

Roger David Goss is hereby presented on our web site so that his posterity will know his true military history, which is an empty book.

 

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

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