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Robert “Mr. Bob” Walker – Official Records

| December 9, 2020 | 45 Comments
Robert “Mr. Bob” Walker – Official Records

You may recall a recent post about Robert Walker, who was featured on the front of a magazine called the Chadds Ford JunXion, which is a local community magazine. On the cover and in the writeup, claims were made about a Navy Cross, a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for combat actions in Vietnam.  […]

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Weapons of MAC SOG

| December 7, 2020 | 20 Comments
Weapons of MAC SOG

Military Assistance Command, Studies and Observations Group Our own Boomer of Sunday fame sends us this article by Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.), and his experiences in the black world during a very dark time. I’ve taken the liberty of reposting the article in its entirety here. Behind Enemy Lines: Guns of Vietnam’s […]

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Donald Eugene Lee – Phony Vietnam Vet Back on the Radar

| October 14, 2020 | 79 Comments
Donald Eugene Lee – Phony Vietnam Vet Back on the Radar

A while back, Jonn Lilyea wrote about Donald Eugene Lee, a phony Vietnam veteran. Lee did serve during the Vietnam War, so can say he was a “Vietnam Times” soldier, but his bling and claims went beyond that.  It’s clear that he promoted himself as being in the Viet of the Nam.  The original case […]

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Guns & Moms & Grandmas

| July 14, 2020 | 26 Comments
Guns & Moms & Grandmas

I read this article on Cherries Writer’s blog yesterday, and really sympathized with this poor fellow. It was January 1968. The Tet Offensive was well underway. There were firefights galore and Hell wanted its pay. One of the Lieutenant’s three machine guns was down for repairs, so when he wrote his letter home to Mom, […]

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Vietnam Vet vs. Vietnam-Era Vet

| May 12, 2020 | 110 Comments
Vietnam Vet vs. Vietnam-Era Vet

Bottom Line Up Front:  A National Defense Service Medal vs. a Vietnam Service Medal. I don’t know all the fine details of this case, including the logo posted on this man’s campaign site, but I’ll give you the broad overview. Larry Walsh is serving as a County Commissioner in Douglas County Nevada and had claimed […]

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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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