Dr. Garrow told TruthOrFiction.Com that he did
post this information on his Facebook page, which was passed on to him by an anonymous source. Garrow's
unnamed source is a legend in the U.S.
Military who had heard this second hand from a friend, another military
officer, who he recruited. This according to an interview with Garrow on WDTV,
which was posted on
YouTube on January 23, 2012.
A clipping from
about this story was found posted on his profile page.
This is not the first time that such a rumor has gone into circulation. We
found a similar rumor of a President testing the allegiance of his
military leaders in 2003 posted on a Yahoo group, which actually originated in
1995 from a
Twenty Nine Palms Survey found posted on a website called, "Jews for
the Preservation of Firearms Ownership."
When the members of the U.S. Military join or earn their commissions an
oath is administered to them. The enlisted swear to obey the
President but there is no such mention of this in the oath administered
to the Officers.
The oath that is administered
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and
that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and
the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations
and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The oath administered to new
I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution
of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I
will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this
obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;
and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office
on which I am about to enter.
We have contacted the
Department of Defense and are hoping to hear back from them soon.