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Congressional stolen valor?

| June 13, 2024 | 57 Comments
Congressional stolen valor?

United States Representative Troy Nehls (R-TX) is being accused of stolen valor, or rather, continuing stolen valor. We briefly discussed the kerfuffle a while back. Since we didn’t have records in hand, it was just reporting on the goings on. Our excellent community here posted a bunch more in the comments there as the incident […]

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Semi Bird, gubernatorial candidate, previously reprimanded for false military claims

| May 31, 2024 | 18 Comments
Semi Bird, gubernatorial candidate, previously reprimanded for false military claims

Semi Bird, Republican candidate for the Washington gubernatorial race, was reprimanded while he was in the Army. The reprimand accused Bird of perpetuating fraud against the U.S. government. The U.S. Special Forces accused Bird of stolen valor. They accused him of misrepresenting his actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Bird was also accused of wearing awards […]

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R & D Considerations of TAH-VG

| May 6, 2024 | 66 Comments
R & D Considerations of TAH-VG

At the risk of appearing to be clickbait, I’ll say upfront that this post may not be what you think. Even though it may imply Research and Development, I choose “R and D” because “D & R” may conjure up another image. Let me scorpion dance a little more… and have a little fun with […]

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Fake Navy SEAL Politician Writes Check to Avoid Lawsuit

| May 6, 2024 | 41 Comments
Fake Navy SEAL Politician Writes Check to Avoid Lawsuit

The New Jersey Globe writes that Sussex County Commissioner Bill Hayden will refund a $100 campaign contribution to avoid being sued by a donor because Hayden allegedly lied about his military service record. Namely, it was brought into question that he was a Navy SEAL and that he even served at all. OK, OK… it […]

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Fed Prosecutors: Woman Defrauded Military Charities

| May 3, 2024 | 22 Comments
Fed Prosecutors: Woman Defrauded Military Charities

Add to another Stolen Valor and veteran charity fraud… but once again, Stolen Valor only gets lumped in due to financial fraud. Newburgh Woman Stole Veteran-Earmarked Donations: Feds Prosecutors said the woman also falsely claimed she was injured during her military service and was a Purple Heart recipient. NEWBURGH, NY — A Hudson Valley resident […]

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Minnesota Man Accused of Stolen Valor, Collecting $100K in Veteran Benefits

| April 4, 2024 | 52 Comments
Minnesota Man Accused of Stolen Valor, Collecting $100K in Veteran Benefits

A Minnesota man is being accused of Stolen Valor as well as fraudulently taking $100K in veteran benefits from the government over a period of years. If the above Purple Heart citation is the one he used, I can’t for the life of me understand why he spelled his own first name incorrectly – plausible […]

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Ronny Jackson lied about being an admiral?

| March 7, 2024 | 34 Comments
Ronny Jackson lied about being an admiral?

Most readers here will be familiar with Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX). Before he was elected to Congress in 2020 he was the 1st Chief Medical Advisor to the President (Trump), was Physician to the President (Obama and Trump), and worked in the White House medical office since the mid-2000s (GW Bush and Obama). As a […]

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Navy Veteran charged with grand theft and misrepresenting military service and uniforms to deceive to obtain money

| February 21, 2024 | 44 Comments
Navy Veteran charged with grand theft and misrepresenting military service and uniforms to deceive to obtain money

Bernard Curtis, 72, wore an erroneous uniform combination, consisting of Army and Navy uniform items. Curtis used this uniform combination, and an old photo of his disabled son, to deceive people into giving him money. He is also accused of stealing $5,000 in jewelry. The officers that responded to the scene, and stopped him, happened […]

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