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Why Yes I Do Have a Purple Heart, Why Do You Ask?

| June 11, 2021 | 87 Comments
Why Yes I Do Have a Purple Heart, Why Do You Ask?

The Bradentown Herald carried an OpEd written by the police chief, William Tokajer, weighing in on the controversy surrounding someone parking in a parking spot designated for a Purple Heart recipient.  He equated this to stolen valor. The person, Frank McAndrews, could not produce a DD-214, nor did he know what that was – but […]

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Securing Purple Heart Valor

| June 4, 2021 | 14 Comments
Securing Purple Heart Valor

Several U.S. Representatives are making an effort to get the Purple Heart medal listed among other valor awards. Editorial: A bipartisan effort to secure Purple Heart valor Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Courage is the kind of thing anyone can have. Grab the moment. Seize the day. But valor is different. Valor is a special kind […]

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Private Greg Barnett – Phony Fumbles Football and Fakes Purple Hearts

| May 20, 2021 | 133 Comments
Private Greg Barnett – Phony Fumbles Football and Fakes Purple Hearts

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work of this Gregory Barnett fella.  Gregory Harold Barnett lives in Decatur, Alabama but spent a large part of his life in Taft, Tennessee.  At the time of this writing, May 2021, Barnett is 67 years old.  His middle name is sometimes listed as “Scott” and at other […]

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Notable Military Imposters

| May 14, 2021 | 24 Comments
Notable Military Imposters

Harold Wolford, a Vietnam veteran, writes a Veteran’s Corner for the Delaware Gazette.  Recently, he has been writing a series about Stolen Valor.  Nothing really new but he has done an excellent job of educating the public.  However, his recent article about notable military imposters deserves a highlight. Closer look at notable US military impostors […]

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Montana Rejects Punishment for Stolen Valor

| April 16, 2021 | 16 Comments
Montana Rejects Punishment for Stolen Valor

Several recent news articles state that a Montana judge has been overruled for requiring two men accused of Stolen Valor to participate in activities that were ultimately overruled by the Montana Supreme Court.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana had called the conditions degrading and unconstitutional. Montana Supreme Court rejects part of “stolen valor” […]

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Update on Kelsie Hoover aka “EOD Soldier”

| March 24, 2021 | 17 Comments
Update on Kelsie Hoover aka “EOD Soldier”

Remember Kelsie Hoover? She was at the airport wearing an Army Uniform with an EOD patch. She was featured here in 2015 and in 2017. She apparently did not learn her lesson, and continued to ride the phony pony. She engaged in identify theft in Fort Worth. For that stunt, she was again featured here […]

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Stolen Valor – Department of Offense

| February 22, 2021 | 18 Comments
Stolen Valor – Department of Offense

Thought you may get a kick out of this…

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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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