JILL METZGER-MAYO AWARDED MEDAL OF VALOR
IN SECRET CEREMONY AT TRAVIS AFB - "PRESS
NOT INVITED" PAO CONFIRMS - THE AIR FORCE
COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH "V" FOR "VALOR"
PINNED ON CONTROVERSIAL MAJOR IN PRIVATE,
AT "LEADERSHIP'S REQUEST" - NO NEWS OF
DECORATION TO APPEAR IN BASE NEWSPAPER,
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE CONFIRMS - PROMOTION
TO LTC SOON - BOOK AND MOVIE DEAL IN WORKS?
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The Air Force major who "disappeared" for three days in Kyrgyzstan in 2006 and resurfaced telling tales of abduction and derring-do has been secretly awarded a high decoration for "valor," MilitaryCorruption.com has confirmed.
The controversial female marathon runner, Jill Metzger-Mayo, whom many feel faked her "kidnapping" in an effort to conceal alleged wrongdoing, was pinned with the Air Force Commendation Medal with "V" device for Valor by Lt. Gen. Mark Ramsay in a private ceremony in which the media was NOT invited.
In fact, so "hush-hush" was the event, no news of it will be released to the personnel on Travis AFB in the base newspaper THE TAILWIND, an Air Force spokesman told us.
Why the Air Force thought they could get away with such news not leaking out is beyond us. It makes one wonder what they have to hide? Certainly there are many unanswered questions (see "related stories box" below) and perhaps the top brass, always partial to the pampered and protected one, wanted to avoid embarrassment.
WILL METZGER-MAYO FINALLY "MEET THE PRESS?"
It is bizarre that there are Air Force personnel on Travis that will first learn of this news by reading MilitaryCorruption.com.
When we asked the base public affairs office for a copy of the medal citation, we were told they would have to "check" and see if it can be released to us.
Now that Jill is on top of the world, lucky gal, maybe we'll be treated to that long-awaited book and TV movie. Just keep her away from pesky reporters in (the unlikely) case they have the guts to do what we did the past six years - real investigative reporting.
We hope the onetime 100% "disabled" officer and soon-to-be lieutenant colonel will do an Oprah or 60 MINUTES appearance to tell the world of her many "heroics." How about running in the Air Force Marathon next year, Jill? You're only as old as you feel.