05/31/2017: Phony Sniper / Sgt. Stephanie Fiebke Army National Guard / @RosieTRiveter: Mr. Lilyea is retired Army who spends his time trying to call out people who falsely claim military service. While this is a noble idea in theory, it needs to be said that Mr. Lilyea is a very sick man. He uses the blog as click-bait, to get people to read so he can make money from advertisements. He also has been taken to court and has some legal cases against him pending for stealing people’s financial info when they donate to his site. On May 31, 2017, a blog called This Aint Hell, run by John Lilyea posted that Travis Aaron Wade is a phony Sniper.
At one point in time, there was something on Travis’s IMDB bio stating that he was a sniper, and Mr. Lilyea was the first to point this out. Unfortunately for Mr. Lilyea though, the problem had already been fixed before he could report it. Anybody can edit/add to anyone’s IMDB page, and over the years this has been a huge issue with the site. Most working actors have their IMDB updated by their representation on a monthly basis due to constantly needing to add or fix information. Over the years Travis’s reps are constantly having to update what people have added or altered without permission. Since Travis’s involvement with the project JARHEAD, the credit of “Sniper” has been posted and removed several times over Travis’s 18 year career.
Let’s face it, the involvement that Travis has had both as a producer and actor on several military projects would not allow for Travis to go around Hollywood claiming he is a Sniper. Travis has done countless number of interviews and public speaking appearances. Never once has he been heard or documented falsifying his service to his country.
At one point his IMDB account stated that he trained with the STA platoon (snipers) in Hawaii, but there is a drastic difference between training with a specific unit and actually being part of such unit. Just because you train with the Navy SEALS does not make you a SEAL. Upon finding out about the “sniper” statement, Travis and his representation contacted IMDB. As stated before, this has been an ongoing issue with IMDB and Travis’s management. Just last month it had to be changed again and reported to IMDB when another individual made slanderous and false changes to his IMDB. This was not the first and certainly will not be the last time people create false information that needs to be corrected. Travis’s DD-214 and service record to his country are public domain and can be verified by any military institution. Travis was “Honorably Discharged” in 1997 from the US Marine Corps with an outstanding service record.”
While one can’t be sure who, in fact, has been trying to get Travis blasted for his military career, it would seem to be the most vocal person in the fandom would be Sgt. Stephanie Fiebke aka @RosieTRiveter. From the brief investigation I have done, she seems to be a little obsessed with Travis. At one point during a livestream that Reba Snodgrass had done, you can even see a comment from @RosieTRiveter stating she was still waiting to hear back on info of his military career. Back in 2015, after the hacking, she had spoken to Travis at one point via DM (which I have added below) and stated she worked for a family service program, but “wore a green suit too.” She also claims, however, to be a Blackhawk mechanic in the Army. She has it listed on her profile on Twitter. After some investigation, and finding she is in the Army National Guard in New York, she more than likely does both; with being a desk jockey during the week, and a mechanic one weekend a month and two weeks out of the year. I find this quite ironic considering she told Travis at first, that being in the reserves, and only serving one weekend a month, and two weeks out of the. year, he wouldn’t technically be a veteran. That later changed to ‘he couldn’t be a veteran because he had never activated or deployed’ at all during his time in service. She goes on to point out that she’s deployed two or three times herself. I’m guessing this is just one of those “I’m a better veteran than you” kind of arguments? I was always under the assumption that the military depended on teamwork. Yet she ridicules Travis for not being up front about his military career, leading people to believe that he is on the front lines, when in fact he wasn’t. Helicopter mechanics aren’t usually ones to be in hand to hand combat either, but I wouldn’t think that would make you less of a soldier?
Upon my nvestigation, I found that Travis happened to serve during a time period when we were between two wars. He was honorably discharged after serving three years in the Marine Reserves after sustaining an injury to his right knee requiring many surgeries. He always simply stated he was a Marine. He never stated he was active duty. He never stated he was in the reserves. He just said “Marine.” If anyone assumed anything from that, how was that his fault? If he suffered a trauma in combat training that affected him psychologically, who are you to say what he can or can’t feel? For a fandom that seems to be based on family, understanding, depression, anxiety, triggering, etc, there seems to be a lot of judgmental people out there against him on this. What it all comes down to is a Marine is a Marine, no matter how many miles they travel, how many guns they shoot, where they shoot the guns, with whom they shoot the guns, how many days a month/year they put in, or how they are physically/mentally when they get out. Once a Marine always a Marine.
Travis Aaron Wade – United States Marine Corps
Phony Sniper Article
John Lilyea – Author Of Phony Sniper Arrticle
Sgt. Stephanie Fiebke a.k.a. @RosieTRiveter
Mark Pelligrino Only Love: Actor Mark Pellegrino has been the only member of the Supernatural cast to publicly stand up for Travis. Rogue Events, the company who ran the Asylum Supernatural Conventions in the UK, had gone bankrupt, and hundreds if not thousands of fans lost money because of that. Travis wanted to do something to help give back. He and Mark would donate autographed photos of themselves to the fans who had paid receipts for Rogue Events. When Mark Pellegrino announced he would be glad to help Travis, he was attacked viciously for supporting anything that Travis Aaron Wade was involved with. Seeing the lynch-mob style attacks were from heresay, and there was no substantial proof, he spoke up for Travis; and in the end got bullied just as hard as Travis had been. While Mark was usually attacked for his political views as the creator of the Capitalist Party; he was now being attacked for standing up for an alleged “stalker and harasser.” At this point the anti-Travis people started yet another petition to get Mark fired from the convention tour, as they had Travis before. After dealing with all of the hate, Mark decided to do a T-shirt campaign, and started #OnlyLove. He was done arguing. In addition to the T-shirt campaign, he also did a podcast, videos on his own Twitter account discussing online bullying, and a couple of interviews online on the subject.
Fight Hate With Love TAW:
While it had been rather quiet for a while, as soon as Mark stood up for Travis, the hate started up again. Travis decided to unblock everyone he didn’t have a legal case against, and let people see what he dealt with on a day-to-day basis on social media. He quote-tweeted every piece of hate aimed at him with a kind response. It was during this that someone had reached out to Travis stating that Misha sent his love and a hug, to which another user, @CastielUK, stated they doubted that. They said that they personally knew Misha didn’t like Travis, and dared him to ask her how she knew. As soon as that happened more hate broke out. Upon looking up @CastielUK’s Twitter profile, people noticed that she had a Crowdrise account set up and notified Travis and his team. Without looking deeper into it, and because of his past history with people using popularity from hating on him to get financial gain, he jumped to conclusions and made a comment saying she was just using him to get money like the rest of them. Much to Travis’s dismay, the user had a Crowdrise account set up to be able to go on a mission with Random Acts, the charity started by Misha Collins. Travis issued an apology, but in reality, even him calling her out, and fans donating as retaliation to this outburst, had helped the user benefit as she completely raised the rest of the amount for her trip by the next morning. Who is to say that was not her intent from the beginning? She would later admit that she did happen to raise $2,000 for her trip in less than six hours, due to the donations from people who “hate” Travis. A few months after the first incident, even after he had left Twitter, she tried to mention him in another Crowdrise Tweet, but as he hadn’t been online, it went unnoticed. In the end Travis was right, she used his situation to earn money to go on her trip.
@MishasDiary Contacts VMB:
@MishasDiary DMs Vicki from her backup account @yousavedyou (a sock account used to spy when blocked on her main,) asking why her main account, @MishasDiary, was still blocked. She said that Travis had Tweeted that he had told Vicki to unblock everyone he did not have a legal case against, and she couldn’t figure out why she was still blocked. Vicki told her that in March @MishasDiary and @NudeMish (Rike Marie) had cornered Travis in a group chat on Instagram with a few others, and accused him of sexual harassment of @NudeMish. The same @NudeMish who had sent Travis (actually Vicki) pornographic photos and videos of herself and threw herself at him in a DM that I have personally witnessed myself. @MishasDiary continued to try to talk Vicki into unblocking her, which I honestly don’t understand why, since she seems to dislike Travis so much. Since it was the day of Vicki’s brother’s funeral, she told @MishasDiary that she had asked why she hadn’t unblocked her, and she told her why, that was it. End of discussion. Vicki then blocked @MishasDiary’s @yousavedyou account as well on both hers as well as Travis’s.
Travis travels to Vietnam for three weeks to teach.
Travis attends Wales Comic Con. truth 1111 auctions off breakfast for two fans with Travis. This is the first con where Travis was able to actually donate a portion of his pay to a charity.
12/22/17 – Tara Larson:
Tara Larson is an account that popped up out of nowhere on 12/22. They posted pics of Misha Collins doing, what they thought, were inappropriate photo ops with fans. While I myself don’t think the poses shown are appropriate (my opinion), they did in fact pay for and ask for those poses. They were consensual. Tara would tag various news outlets and celebrities and even hash tagged #MeToo. Misha fans were furious and were out for blood, claiming Tara was intentionally trying to get Misha fired.
12/25/17 – @MishasDiary Accuses VMB Of Being Tara Larson:
On Christmas evening, Travis was notified that someone was accusing Vicki of being Tara Larson, which he thought was odd since she and her daughter had both had surgeries that week and hadn’t been online. He immediately called Vicki and her husband answered the phone and confirmed she was in fact recovering from surgery. @MishasDiary posted screenshots of a DM between a @peaceandfr3edom and supposedly VMB. She even claimed she had a live video of this DM as it was happening. I spoke to Vicki and although she did not give me any proof that she had surgery, and why should she, but she did show me the only DM that she had between herself and @peaceandfr3edom. The account had contacted her in November, stating that a friend of theirs had been in a Misha Collins M&G in NOLACon, and her friend had told her that Misha had been speaking badly of Travis. She had given Vicki proof and at the end of that conversation Vicki had blocked them, realizing this person was a sock account and just trying to stir up trouble.
It should be stated that creating a live video of an actual DM between two accounts is very simple if you know a little bit about video editing and photoshop, as demonstrated below.