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Matthew Rumple aka “The Punisher” – Phony Silver Star & Purple Heart Recipient, Phony MSG

| February 5, 2020 | 100 Comments
Matthew Rumple aka “The Punisher” – Phony Silver Star & Purple Heart Recipient, Phony MSG

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Matthew Eric Rumple, who lives in Pensacola Florida and is 44 years old at the time of this writing. Rumple, who has the nickname “Punisher,” works for Healing Paws for Warriors.  On their website under Rumple’s biography it claims he is a retired Master Sergeant (MSG […]

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Warren Reiten – Vietnam War “Times” Veteran

| February 3, 2020 | 73 Comments
Warren Reiten – Vietnam War “Times” Veteran

The kind folks at Military Phony send us their work on Warren Robert Reiten.  Reiten is 76 years old at the time of this writing and lives in Fargo, North Dakota. Warren is frequently introduced as a Vietnam War veteran.  He claims he was a U.S. Army First Lieutenant (O-2) and was stationed with the […]

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David T. Eschenfelder NOT a Green Beret

| February 3, 2020 | 73 Comments
David T. Eschenfelder NOT a Green Beret

The folks at GuardiansoftheGreenBeret just recently published a case on David T. Eschenfelder. Apparently he claimed to a few people on LinkedIn that he was a Green Beret in Vietnam.  This sparked some skepticism due to Eschenfelder’s age. Summary of Eschenfelder’s claims: Special Forces in Vietnam Served for 7 yrs, from 1970-76 Served in Vietnam […]

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Scranton Man Charged with Stolen Valor

| January 25, 2020 | 37 Comments
Scranton Man Charged with Stolen Valor

The news organization PAHomePage reports that the District Attorney Mark Powell of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania announced Friday that charges were filed against 31-year-old Chris Crawford for misrepresenting himself as a member of the military. The new charges against Crawford of “Misrepresentation of Military Service or Honors” and “Misrepresentation of Decoration or Medal.” ….. The article […]

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Greg Witter – Back on “The Trail of Tears”

| January 14, 2020 | 36 Comments
Greg Witter – Back on “The Trail of Tears”

Some of you may recall Gregory Earl Witter, whom MilitaryPhony wrote about here and Jonn followed up and wrote about here. Over the years, Greg has gone by Greg Lonewolf, Greg Lakota and Greg Wolf, perhaps in an effort to secure a love interest.  He pitches himself as “the last of his people” (i.e. Last […]

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Ty Hampe – The Rest of the Story

| December 19, 2019 | 127 Comments
Ty Hampe – The Rest of the Story

The folks at MilitaryPhony published additional military records on Ty Hampe – the individual claiming to have two CIBs and a Purple Heart. You may recall that TAH published an article about Hampe here. Hampe’s Facebook page has a post of him in uniform and then a closeup of the uniform. Hampe also had a […]

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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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Gregg Ramsdell Pleads Guilty to Stolen Valor

| December 7, 2019 | 17 Comments
Gregg Ramsdell Pleads Guilty to Stolen Valor

We previously posted about Gregg Ramsdell here when he was charged with stolen valor, but in a brand new development Ramsdell has pleaded guilty to the charges. The Ledger-Enquirer reports that Ramsdell was paid $76,000 for PTSD as a direct result of war events that he now admits he made up. According to the plea […]

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