FEBRUARY 29TH 2016
Marietta, GA — Representatives of a foundation that raises money in the name of a July 16th shooting victim say they no longer wish to be associated with another charitable organization.
In the months since the death of Lance Corporal Skip Wells, the Skip Wells Foundation has worked hand in hand with the Marines and Mickey Foundation to help the charity raise money, but now they say questions about the founder's integrity have forced them to back out of the partnership.
In a post on Facebook, the Skip Wells Foundation announced it had "disassociated itself from any and all relationships with the Marines & Mickey foundation."
Marine Reconnaissance Foundation
This is one of the worst cases of stolen valor we have seen to date. John Simpson is the Founder of the Marines and Mickey Foundation.
Claimed to be a Recon Master Sergeant with 4 deployments to Afghanistan and a Marine Corps Drill Instructor. John Simpson claimed he was a Force Recon Marine with 2nd Recon Bn. He also claims he spent 20 years in the Marine Corps. None of which is true and has been verified.
LCpl Skipp Wells was killed in the Chattanooga, TN shooting on July 16th, 2015. After the attack John Simpson came along with the Marines and Mickey Foundation and took over $135,000 from the Mother of Lance Corporal Wells.
John Simpson was reduced to E-1 Private, and received a Bad Conduct Discharge from the Marines. His job specialty in the Marines before discharge was an Admin Clerk.
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