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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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Gregg Ramsdell Pleads Guilty to Stolen Valor

| December 7, 2019 | 17 Comments
Gregg Ramsdell Pleads Guilty to Stolen Valor

We previously posted about Gregg Ramsdell here when he was charged with stolen valor, but in a brand new development Ramsdell has pleaded guilty to the charges. The Ledger-Enquirer reports that Ramsdell was paid $76,000 for PTSD as a direct result of war events that he now admits he made up. According to the plea […]

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Lead investigator in Green Beret murder case pleads guilty to stolen valor charges

| December 1, 2019 | 37 Comments
Lead investigator in Green Beret murder case pleads guilty to stolen valor charges

Sgt. 1st Class Mark A. Delacruz has pleaded guilty to wearing a Purple Heart he didn’t earn, and other charges (Defense Department) HMCS(FMF) ret. sends us an incriminating article about the Army Criminal Investigation Command agent assigned to Maj. Mathew Golsteyn’s murder case has pled guilty for wearing unearned awards and qualifications. Sgt. 1st Class […]

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Medal Mistake

| November 26, 2019 | 51 Comments
Medal Mistake

One of our ninjas sends us this tale of unintended consequences, and how complete strangers unite to correct a fraud on a hero’s record. War Hero’s Son Says He’ll Donate Authentic Purple Heart to School By Jennifer Norris A moment that at first seemed like a highlight in the history of Robert G. Cole Middle […]

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Ty Hampe – Phony Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) w/ Star

| November 12, 2019 | 280 Comments
Ty Hampe – Phony Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) w/ Star

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Ty Kevin Hampe.  Hampe lives in Greencastle, Indiana and is 56 years old as of November 2019. Hampe makes many claims, including: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Desert Storm Veteran, awarded the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) w/ star to denote second award, a Bronze Star and […]

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Robert Glaub – Phony Silver Star and Purple Heart

| October 28, 2019 | 126 Comments
Robert Glaub – Phony Silver Star and Purple Heart

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on this Robert Allen Glaub fella.  Robert is 56 years old as of Oct 2019 and lives in Torrington, Wyoming.  He often goes by “Rob” as well as his nickname “Goosinator.”  Sometimes he lists his last name as “Glaub-Leonello.” Glaub posted photos of himself in his […]

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