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NJ Stiffens Penalties for Stolen Valor

| January 19, 2022 | 15 Comments
NJ Stiffens Penalties for Stolen Valor

In a newly published article in the ShoreNewsNetwork, New Jersey has signed into law a bill to increase punishment for Stolen Valor. New Jersey Law Increase Penalties For Stolen Valor TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio that would upgrade certain crimes of misrepresenting oneself as a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces […]

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Nebraska Introduces Stolen Valor Law

| January 13, 2022 | 20 Comments
Nebraska Introduces Stolen Valor Law

Thanks to Nebraska State Senator Ben Hansen, a proposed state Stolen Valor Law bill was introduced yesterday. Link to LEGISLATIVE BILL 990 available HERE. Senator Hansen, a chiropractor turned legislator, has a Facebook post related to his efforts.  

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New Jersey Gets Tougher on Stolen Valor

| November 13, 2021 | 12 Comments
New Jersey Gets Tougher on Stolen Valor

Several recent articles say that the state of New Jersey has made a commitment to get tougher on Stolen Valor. Shore Assemblyman wants tougher penalties on anyone impersonating military personnel As troubling of a trend as it is from time to time, people impersonating military personnel for personal gain continues to happen. There are penalties […]

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FOIA Request Update

| October 7, 2021 | 42 Comments
FOIA Request Update

Thought I would give you all an update on the FOIA request situation after talking to the FOIA ninja. We have been filing cases as they come in.  There is a lot of family military verification mixed in.  Lots have been coming back only to verify the person’s claims or there is too much ambiguity […]

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Three Curses of No Military Service: Almost Served Guy, Mr. Thank You and The Liar

| October 1, 2021 | 70 Comments
Three Curses of No Military Service: Almost Served Guy, Mr. Thank You and The Liar

Yahoo News came out with an article yesterday that attempts to break down the groups of people that never served in the military.  The author divides them into three groups: 1) the Almost Served Guy, 2) the Mr. Thank You, and 3) The Liar. I don’t know if it is as simple as that but […]

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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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