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Auction House Confronted About Military Medals

| February 4, 2020 | 28 Comments
Auction House Confronted About Military Medals

We carried a story here last week about the Bird family complaining that an auction house was selling medals allegedly belonging to their service member that was KIA. It seems the auction house was confronted about all of this and they insist that the medals are real. Cleveland 19 News carries another story about this […]

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Archie Allen – Fake Marine Buried with Full Military Honors

| February 4, 2020 | 90 Comments
Archie Allen – Fake Marine Buried with Full Military Honors

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Archie Lee Allen who died last month at the age of 71 years old. Allen had been on the radar about his claims and was asked about his service about a year ago. He claimed he was a Vietnam-era Marine with the MOS of 0311. […]

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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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Family Says Fake Military Medals Of Mt. Lebanon War Hero Are Being Sold At Online Auctions

| January 29, 2020 | 36 Comments
Family Says Fake Military Medals Of Mt. Lebanon War Hero Are Being Sold At Online Auctions

Lt. Thomas Bird One of our ninjas sends us a disturbing tale of someone profiting off of the valor of a fallen war hero by peddling counterfeit medals and awards in his name, at auction. The auction house is denying any inappropriate sales based on the word of the consignor, who has had a medal […]

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Sgt Slaughter Called out on Stolen Valor

| January 10, 2020 | 49 Comments
Sgt Slaughter Called out on Stolen Valor

The WrestlingInc.com reports that WWE superstar personality “Sgt Slaughter” is being accused of Stolen Valor. Say it isn’t so. In case you have any doubt – Santa Claus is real, wresting is not fake and Epstein killed himself.  *cough* The transgression that Sgt. Slaughter made was making claims in non-kayfabe interviews. In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb) refers to […]

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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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Myke Michaels – Phony Vietnam Vet, Phony SEAL

| December 2, 2019 | 129 Comments
Myke Michaels – Phony Vietnam Vet, Phony SEAL

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on Myke Ivan Michaels.  Michaels is 65 years old as of December 2019 and lives in Studio City, California. On occasion, he is listed as ‘Maysen Michaels’ in addition to Myke Michaels. Michaels works in the film industry as a Hollywood make-up artist, having worked on popular […]

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