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Korean War POWs: The PRC Detainees

| February 14, 2020 | 8 Comments
Korean War POWs:  The PRC Detainees

Some years ago, I wrote a series of articles regarding POWs and listings of same.  In that article, I attempted to document as many us military personnel as I reasonably could who might be considered bona fide prisoners of war – terrorist incidents excepted (I noted some, but that’s a very difficult research project).  Links […]

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Jason West – Fake POW, Stabbed, Shot, Tortured

| February 11, 2020 | 109 Comments
Jason West – Fake POW, Stabbed, Shot, Tortured

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Jason Brett West.  West lives in Houston, Texas and is 49 years old at the time of this writing. Jason had a GoFundMe account posted in his name.  In the writeup, it said he served in the Marine Corps from 1989-1997 as a Combat Engineer.  […]

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John DeSomer – Fake POW, 8 Bronze Stars, 4 Purple Hearts

| December 9, 2019 | 113 Comments
John DeSomer – Fake POW, 8 Bronze Stars, 4 Purple Hearts

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on John Edward DeSomer.  DeSomer died on November 7, 2019.  His obituary got huge distribution across at least 9 newspapers and 3 online news services, if not more. The obituary raised some eyebrows with all the military accomplishments and DeSomer was not listed as a Prisoner of […]

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Fake SEAL Charged with Defrauding VA Out of More Than $300K

| November 26, 2019 | 115 Comments
Fake SEAL Charged with Defrauding VA Out of More Than $300K

Several newspapers are reporting that Richard Meleski allegedly faked his service as a Navy SEAL, falsely claimed he served in Beirut, claimed he was both a POW and Silver Star recipient to defraud the VA out of more than $300,000. The Philadelphia Inquirer writes: A 58-year-old Bucks County man was indicted for falsely claiming he […]

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Valor Friday

| September 6, 2019 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Witold Pilecki Mason has done it again, this time with the incredible saga of Witold Pilecki, a Polish Freedom Fighter before, during and after World War Two. He fought Nazis and Russians in their turn, was even willingly incarcerated in Auschwitz to gather intell on the conditions there. Enough from me, here’s.. Mason As this […]

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Valor Friday

| August 30, 2019 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

Mason is back, and today his work honors Lance Sijan, Captain USAF, and relates to us his valor as a Phantom pilot over Viet Nam, and his incredible will as a POW. Mason The US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado can lay claim to having many heroes and notable men and women among […]

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John Henry Knight Jr – Vietnam POW & Silver Star Claims

| January 17, 2019 | 57 Comments
John Henry Knight Jr – Vietnam POW & Silver Star Claims

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on John Henry Knight Jr. John died in November 2018, but before he did he gave a lengthy interview in The Record Live – the Orange, Texas paper. In this interview, he talked about leaving high school at age 17 to join the Navy in 1962. He […]

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Jesus Perez – Phony U.S. Army Ranger, PHs, POW

| January 14, 2019 | 105 Comments
Jesus Perez – Phony U.S. Army Ranger, PHs, POW

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on Jesus L. Perez.  Perez goes by ‘Jesse’ and ‘ProudAnchorBaby’ on Twitter, or at least did until they suspended his account. Jesse would commonly jump into political arguments but would preface many of his comments by providing his military resume, which included a claim of him being […]

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