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In September 2010, the website Australian & New Zealand Military Imposters (ANZMI) published a page about Otto Pelczar. They had taken a photograph from the website for the Centre for Military and Veterans Health, in which Otto was wearing the following medals:
They had attacked Otto’s wearing of the so-called “tin” Commemorative medal on the far right, stating that it was against protocol. In a cruel and hyperbolic manner, they added that Otto had thus made “a fool of himself and of [the RSL] establishment,” and calling him “an RSL wannabe.”
On a related forum, one respondee named G.Blair stated:
“Hang on Keith, I don’t think that’s fair to call this person ” an RSL wannabe “.
You can say he has made a fool of himself, or that he should know better etc. but you ‘ should not ‘ call him a wannabe if he is a genuine Naval Reserve…
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