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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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More or Les Putting Elko NV on the Map

| July 30, 2019 | 774 Comments
More or Les Putting Elko NV on the Map

Just when you thought it was over – there’s more.  Just like those commercials when they say — “but wait, that’s not all.” Since it is getting challenging finding anything significant in the comments due to the sheer number as well as the formatting, we thought we would highlight a couple of recent developments. 1) […]

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Local head of POW/MIA under fire

| July 26, 2019 | 357 Comments
Local head of POW/MIA under fire

Les Brown One of our ninjas sends us a news story from Elko, Nevada about valor thief Les Brown, and how he’s in full denial about the accusations and evidence that came to light on these pages. From the article: CYNTHIA DELANEY ELKO – A U.S. Army veteran who started a local POW/MIA group 15 […]

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Desautels’ Military Honors Questioned

| June 27, 2019 | 67 Comments
Desautels’ Military Honors Questioned

The Telegram.com wrote a followup article titled “Leicester vet questioned on military honors.” As you may recall, This Ain’t Hell initially reported about Kenneth Desautels here. This is one of the few cases where a journalist both did the right thing as well as being highly accurate in the reporting. Dave Hardin, a retired Marine […]

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Joe Foti – Fake SEAL, No Silver Star, No Purple Heart, No CAR

| May 14, 2019 | 87 Comments
Joe Foti – Fake SEAL, No Silver Star, No Purple Heart, No CAR

The folks at Military Phony sent us their work on Joseph Guy Foti, who claims he retired from the Navy as a Navy SEAL and earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal with “V,” the Purple Heart and a Combat Action Ribbon with a star denoting a second award. Foti’s Facebook profile says Navy SEAL […]

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Success of Pueblo’s Home of Heroes initiatives reflected in expanded Medal of Honor Memorial, exhibit hall 

| May 12, 2019 | 6 Comments
Success of Pueblo’s Home of Heroes initiatives reflected in expanded Medal of Honor Memorial, exhibit hall 

Doug Sterner has been a friend of TAH since the beginning.  I still seek his help and guidance on cases from time to time.  He and his wife have been fighting to preserve the valor those who have served in the military for a very long time.   It’s been 26 years since the region’s […]

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Frotz Gerlach – Yet another Phony SEAL

| April 12, 2019 | 111 Comments
Frotz Gerlach – Yet another Phony SEAL

The folks at Military Phony sent us their case on David Chris Gerlach, who likes to go by the nickname ‘Frotz’ or ‘Frotzy’ with his friends. Gerlach has a SEAL Trident displayed on his motorcycle vest… On the reverse side of this jacket, he claims to have been a Torpedoman’s Mate First Class (E-6) as […]

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Ryan Michael Piatchek – Charged with Stolen Valor

| March 30, 2019 | 17 Comments
Ryan Michael Piatchek – Charged with Stolen Valor

According to the West Plains Daily Quill (Missouri)… Ryan Michael Piatchek, 27, St. Louis, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in Mtn. View on a Montgomery County charge of violation of the Stolen Valor Act regarding use of veteran title, first offense, and is held on $1,000 bail. The Mtn. View Police Department was the arresting […]

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