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One Sheriff’s Race: Two Cases of Stolen Valor

| May 20, 2022 | 24 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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Texas Man Arrested on Charges Related to a Stolen Valor Investigation

| May 19, 2022 | 11 Comments
Texas Man Arrested on Charges Related to a Stolen Valor Investigation

The Fort Worth Star Telegram and the Hood County News report that a man has been arrested in connection with a Stolen Valor investigation. North Texas man arrested on charges related to a stolen valor investigation BY DAVID SILVA RAMIREZ | UPDATED MAY 18, 2022 4:04 PM A man was arrested in North Texas last […]

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Fake Serviceman Gets 14 Years

| May 6, 2022 | 12 Comments
Fake Serviceman Gets 14 Years

In a story put out by the Associated Press, several news outlets including Military.com are reporting that a man received a sentence of fourteen years for his role in a dating scheme where he falsely posed as a military member. Man Who Posed as Service Member in Dating Scheme Gets 14-Year Sentence 4 May 2022  […]

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Am I the A-Hole? (AITA)

| April 30, 2022 | 29 Comments
Am I the A-Hole? (AITA)

Here’s some social media drama for you.  A woman posts a scenario to subreddit’s popular forum – “AmITheA**hole?!?” – and got some interesting responses.  “AmITheA**hole?!?” – or AITA as it is sometimes abbreviated – is the modern-day equivalent of “Dear Abby.” Apparently, her boyfriend is in the military and they have an arrangement where she […]

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Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn Accused of Stolen Valor

| April 26, 2022 | 18 Comments
Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn Accused of Stolen Valor

I’ve been seeing quite a few articles on this so thought I would post it here.  In a nutshell, a superPAC associated with North Carolina Republican senator Thom Tillis accused Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., of “lying” about his past in a new political ad released just last week.  In the ad, seen here, Tillis claims […]

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How To Successfully Pull Off Stolen Valor

| April 26, 2022 | 72 Comments
How To Successfully Pull Off Stolen Valor

This was a tongue-in-cheek article about how to successfully pull off a stolen valor attempt – based on the many that have gone before you. 5 insider tips for pulling off ‘Stolen Valor’ A brief overview follows but please read the article above for the full text… and a good laugh: 1. Be average When […]

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Anchorage Valor Thief

| April 20, 2022 | 129 Comments
Anchorage Valor Thief

William Joe Westfall, Valor Thief Our own ninja sends us the sad tale of one William Joe Westfall, who decided to parlay his honorable Vietnam Era service into false claims for personal benefit. Not satisfied with his time as a Navy E-6 computer technician who never set foot in-country, Billy Joe here filed false Medicare […]

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Rhode Island Introduces Bill for Tougher Stolen Valor Law

| April 7, 2022 | 28 Comments
Rhode Island Introduces Bill for Tougher Stolen Valor Law

No doubt influenced by the recent fiasco with Sarah Cavanaugh scamming people by claiming she was a combat-wounded Marine, Rhode Island has introduced a bill to toughen up their Stolen Valor violations. RI lawmaker pushes to criminalize ‘stolen valor’ by: Sarah Doiron     |     Posted: Apr 5, 2022 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Nearly one month […]

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