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TN man sentenced in stolen valor case

| December 10, 2020 | 32 Comments
TN man sentenced in stolen valor case

We talked about Chris Wesley Williams almost exactly a year ago to the day when he was originally arrested on these stolen valor and forgery charges. It seems that Mr. Williams was given an other than honorable discharge from the Marine Corps after going AWOL in 1981. Somehow though, he filed for and received free […]

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“Buck” Thrailkill – Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Desert Storm

| December 8, 2020 | 225 Comments
“Buck” Thrailkill – Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Desert Storm

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on David Walkup Thrailkill, or better known as “Buck” as he likes to be called.  Buck comes to us from Fayetteville, North Carolina and is 57 years old at the time of this writing – December 2020. We actually had military records on ol’ Buck for […]

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Alabama man arrested for stolen valor after fake POW claims

| December 2, 2020 | 42 Comments
Alabama man arrested for stolen valor after fake POW claims

ninja sends in the good news of the stolen valor arrest of this fella. A Shoals [Alabama] man faces charges after police say he lied about being a prisoner of war so he could get things for free. William Travis Tucker is charged with stolen valor and forgery. He was indicted by a Colbert County […]

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Phonies Among Us

| November 25, 2020 | 16 Comments
Phonies Among Us

Rumor has it that the Stolen Valor cases are stacking up.  We have received ONE recent FOIA request from NPRC that was submitted back in April 2020.  We are still waiting for other FOIA results before that case is complete but hopefully, it is a sign of things to come.  We didn’t know if the […]

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Is It Legal to Wear Military Patches?

| October 29, 2020 | 86 Comments
Is It Legal to Wear Military Patches?

An article at LegalScoops.com poses the question as to whether it is legal or not to wear military patches. Is It Illegal To Wear Military Patches? Many people love collecting military patches and wear them on some special occasions. The collections are very valuable to be sitting in the closet box or some drawer. If […]

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Still Rocking the Lies

| October 20, 2020 | 72 Comments
Still Rocking the Lies

This is a trial post that has the potential to become a regular feature.  We would like to call attention to the military fakers that continue to rock the lie in spite of being exposed.  The below list is by no means exhaustive so that is where you, as members of the Stolen Valor community […]

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Stolen Valor Article: New Yorker

| October 19, 2020 | 40 Comments
Stolen Valor Article: New Yorker

The New Yorker just published an excellent article on Stolen Valor. How to Spot a Military Impostor On January 13th, Amber filled out a form on Military Phonies, one of a number of Web sites dedicated to exposing people who invent or inflate their military service. “I am concerned that he may not have received […]

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Florida Enacts Tougher Punishments for Stolen Valor

| October 6, 2020 | 11 Comments
Florida Enacts Tougher Punishments for Stolen Valor

The CBS affiliate WJHG reports that new laws in Florida have kicked in starting in October 2020. Tougher punishments for stolen valor, veteran scams among new Florida laws By Olivia Michael Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 9:17 PM EDT PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) – As Florida enters the month of October, 24 new laws will take […]

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