Kosters New Allegations Aug 17, 2016 20:35:39 GMT -5
Post by drneil on Aug 17, 2016 20:35:39 GMT -5
May 12, 2011 18:00:47 GMT -5 @brittles said:BBT; The thing that pokes the biggest hole in the Frank Finkel/August Finckle story for me is the following. Someone correct me if I get the details screwed up.
According to Koster Frank Finkel leaves home and joins the army. The Franco-Prussian War has just ended and Frank speaks German, so he thinks he might cash in by claiming to be Prussian, increasing his age, and he would be hot stuff for quick promotion. Now he may get away with the increase in age but how does he account for the lack of any military experience, which would be present in a F-P War vet? Another thing is what assures him that he won't run into another Berliner that would easily expose him as a fraud by asking simple questions like what part of town did you live in, what street, what stores and eateries did you frequent. Frank Finkel would have no way of knowing these simple things. How about regional accents in language. When someone has an Alabama drawl it I imagine would be quite hard for him to convince you he comes from Maine. With frauds it is the ordinary simple things that give lie to their concocted narratives.
I suspect that you or anyone else will see that photo the very next time the infernal regions are covered with a coat of ice.
The bottom line is that Koster's Frank Finkel and Koster are imo cut from the same bolt of cloth.
The Finkel story is clearly a fraud there are several things wrong with it. 1- Finkle claims that he was wounded by a bullet hitting his carbine as he was firing while mounted approaching the river. Mounted on the attack firing a single shot long arm would at best be difficult. how would he reload? This would be the time to use a multi shot side arm. The archelogical evidence does not support soldiers firing approaching the river. 2- After being wounded his horse went out of control Finkle claims it carried him through the river and the village to the land beyond however it appears that Custer turned back from the river because the resistance was to strong there so how did Finkle get past the warriors at the river, through the village where older warriors, like sitting bull, waited then into open country without being killed this seems highly unlikely. 3-He claims he traveled several days without water. Under the best conditions a person cannot live more then 3 days without water. Under the heat of summer and wounded it is very very unlikely he would have lived that long without water. 4- Many of those who survived the battle from Reno hill afterwards committed suicide and had problems with alcohol and showed signs of what we now know as PTSD. Finkle from what has been told about him was not a drunk and showed no signs of PTSD. There is nothing in his story abut being in the 7th Cavalry that rings true this strikes me as a case of stolen valor he was a fraud!!!