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Gregg Ramsdell Pleads Guilty to Stolen Valor

| December 7, 2019 | 17 Comments
Gregg Ramsdell Pleads Guilty to Stolen Valor

We previously posted about Gregg Ramsdell here when he was charged with stolen valor, but in a brand new development Ramsdell has pleaded guilty to the charges. The Ledger-Enquirer reports that Ramsdell was paid $76,000 for PTSD as a direct result of war events that he now admits he made up. According to the plea […]

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Valor Thief Wanted for ID Theft

| November 24, 2019 | 25 Comments
Valor Thief Wanted for ID Theft

Kelsi Hoover POSing as Soldier Now Wanted for ID Theft Look familiar? Jonn posted about this Hoover/Cipriani person last year: Hoover was arrested in Oregon last year and extradited to Nevada for trial. The people over at Guardian of Valor did a lot of the work on the case initially. Back then, FBI agent Jerry […]

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Bob Glaves: Stolen Valor Hurts Everyone

| November 11, 2019 | 37 Comments
Bob Glaves: Stolen Valor Hurts Everyone

Greg Taylor of the Peninsula Daily News wrote a Point of View article about how Veterans Day is special and he talks about a recent “development” in their community… This summer, the Peninsula Daily News featured a front-page story about a Vietnam veteran riding his motorcycle to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. to […]

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Florida Bill Targets Stolen Valor

| November 7, 2019 | 14 Comments
Florida Bill Targets Stolen Valor

A Florida bill aimed at curbing stolen valor has unanimously passed through the first of three committee stops according to floridapolitics.com. Florida law already makes it illegal for a person to either misrepresent himself or herself as a member of the military or wear “the uniform of or any medal or insignia authorized for use […]

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Counterfeit Veterans

| November 5, 2019 | 88 Comments
Counterfeit Veterans

MilitaryTimes.com just published an interesting article titled: “Thieves among honor: counterfeit veterans“ It is well-written because he recounts his personal experience writing an article about D-Day when someone called him up and claimed to be an Army Ranger at Pointe du Hoc. It was debunked by someone that was actually there. There is no hard […]

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Florida Lawmakers Seek to Expand Stolen Valor Laws to Include Political and Business Gain

| September 25, 2019 | 5 Comments
Florida Lawmakers Seek to Expand Stolen Valor Laws to Include Political and Business Gain

The website TaskandPurpose.com reports that Florida lawmakers are attempting to expand the state’s Slolen Valor Laws to include political and business gains. It may be just me, but the current state law doesn’t seem to be deterring the amount of Stolen Valor cases coming out of Florida.  What seems to be new is that it […]

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Ron DaRonche – Another Elko NV Phony CIB

| August 26, 2019 | 257 Comments
Ron DaRonche – Another Elko NV Phony CIB

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Ronald “Vito” DaRonche, who is another POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association partner of Les Brown. In fact, DaRonche was listed as the Senior Vice Commander under Les Brown when the organization was first formed and created a website. DaRonche claims he is a twenty-five (25) year […]

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Update: More or Les Document Myth

| August 9, 2019 | 235 Comments
Update: More or Les Document Myth

There is more to come on this story.  To recap, Les Brown’s official military records do not match his claims of retiring after 20 years as a MSG (E-8), Special Forces, Ranger, Desert Storm veteran, Master Parachutist and in federal violation of the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 – wearing a Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB).  […]

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