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Theodore Kosin – The 49 Day Commando – No NDSM

| September 19, 2022 | 222 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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Woman Pleads Guilty in Stolen Valor Case

| September 13, 2022 | 35 Comments
Woman Pleads Guilty in Stolen Valor Case

A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from lying about a Purple Heart as well as lying about her daughter having cancer. You may recall that we wrote about Gabrielle Beutler here. VFW commander pleads guilty to lying about purple heart, 9-year-old daughter’s cancer By Lauren Silver, Cox Media Group National Content Desk September […]

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Stolen Valor – From Making History to Making License Plates

| August 18, 2022 | 40 Comments
Stolen Valor – From Making History to Making License Plates

Gabrielle Beutler has been in the news a lot lately – initially based on accepting the post as Commander of Lavonia Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5897. She accepted the post a few short months ago in June 2022.  It wasn’t long before the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested her and charged her […]

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Fake Marine Pleads Guilty in Stolen Valor Case

| July 14, 2022 | 39 Comments
Fake Marine Pleads Guilty in Stolen Valor Case

Several news outlets are reporting that Sarah Cavanaugh, who we posted about here, has plead guilty to federal charges in a case of Stolen Valor. East Greenwich woman to plead guilty to federal charges in stolen valor case by SCOTT ALLEN, NBC 10 NEWS   |   Tuesday, July 12th 2022 An East Greenwich woman accused of […]

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Military Times Foundation’s Soldier of the Year is a Stud

| July 14, 2022 | 9 Comments
Military Times Foundation’s Soldier of the Year is a Stud

Maj. Nicholas Dockery is one of only two U.S. officers to receive two Silver Star’s post in the  9/11 era (the other is  SEAL CDR Stone, since deceased). His resume is equally as distinguishe: two Purple Hearts, two other awards with ‘C’ devices indicating they were received for combat action, he’s led an Operational Detachment […]

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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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How Stolen Valor Was Discovered

| March 16, 2022 | 53 Comments
How Stolen Valor Was Discovered

There has been quite a bit of news coverage about Sarah Cavanaugh being charged with Stolen Valer for her alleged scheme to defraud people out of money posing as a wounded Marine. We wrote about her here: https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=123957 This article, however, takes a different slant and focuses on how observant people questioned her story and […]

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Funny and Odd Names for Medals

| February 15, 2022 | 58 Comments
Funny and Odd Names for Medals

The website SOFREP published an article pointing out the humorous and odd names that common medals are given. Military Awards And Some Of The Funny Names They Have Acquired Receiving a military award or two is definitely something that a soldier should be proud of. That’s a fact. The honor of being awarded one, whichever […]

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