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What’s the Deel? Follow-up

| November 18, 2022 | 29 Comments
What’s the Deel?  Follow-up

On Sunday 13 Nov 2022, The Star Democrat was challenged to do a followup on their story on Ronald Deel. Stolen valor is the story Mike Detmer Nov 13, 2022 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR So, Ronald Deel was a 2nd Lieutenant USMC sniper in the Phoenix program. Really? He was wounded three times, but was […]

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Theodore Kosin – The 49 Day Commando – No NDSM

| September 19, 2022 | 238 Comments
Theodore Kosin – The 49 Day Commando – No NDSM

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Theodore James Kosin, 33 y/o, who comes to us from Jamison, Pennsylvania.  It seems that Theodore has been telling tales of two tours in Afghanistan, a Purple Heart, and PTSD. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.  First, there are the claims on Kosin’s LinkedIn page. […]

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Marine vet gets lighter sentence for testifying against Army vet

| August 18, 2022 | 11 Comments
Marine vet gets lighter sentence for testifying against Army vet

VA NG Cpl. Jacob Fracker got probation for his part in the January 6 fun and games after testifying against Thomas Robertson, an Army vet who was also a Rocky Mount, VA policeman. The above selfie was snapped in the Senate building after they allegedly donned gas masks and fought with DC police. The relatively […]

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Douglas Stringfellow – Old School Stolen Valor

| July 20, 2022 | 35 Comments
Douglas Stringfellow – Old School Stolen Valor

It behooves us to be acquainted with one of the earliest widely publicized cases of stolen valor. This is Congressman Douglas Stringfellow, who lied about being in the elite OSS and claimed to have been a POW and awarded the Silver Star. BarStoolSports writes: A Congressman Faked Being A Paralyzed War Hero For 2 Years […]

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Ron Fernandez – The Green Beret that Wasn’t

| July 12, 2022 | 69 Comments
Ron Fernandez – The Green Beret that Wasn’t

Our friends at the Guardians of the Green Beret (GotGB) recently posted a case on this Ron Fernandez fella.  The GotGB did some extensive work with this case so we can only scratch the surface.  This includes some ongoing conversations with Fernandez who claims he will make it all right with the press. The Cliff […]

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One Sheriff’s Race: Two Cases of Stolen Valor

| May 20, 2022 | 29 Comments
One Sheriff’s Race: Two Cases of Stolen Valor

An article on the website WeAreTheMighty.com highlights the sheriff’s race in Callahan County Texas in which the two candidates tried to “out hooah” each other with military claims. One sheriff’s race: Two instances of stolen valor by Bethaney Phillips | May 19, 2022 In rural Callahan County, Texas, a town of about 4,000, a normal […]

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Hugh Jonson – Still riding on the Phony Pony UPDATED

| January 18, 2022
Hugh Jonson – Still riding on the Phony Pony  UPDATED

UPDATE: We will be publishing a new post soon something like, “Will the real Hugh Jonson Please Stand up.” We think there is more legit military service in his past but it is mixed in with so many name changes, lies and embellishments it will take us a while to sort it all out. Stay […]

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Phony SEAL Coward

| January 10, 2022 | 162 Comments
Phony SEAL Coward

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on Leslie Radford Coward.  Coward lives in Middleburg, Florida and is 72 years old at the time of this writing – January 2022.  Coward is originally from Ohio and may still have a residence there in addition to Florida. Most of Coward’s claims are implied by the […]

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