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One Sheriff’s Race: Two Cases of Stolen Valor

| May 20, 2022 | 24 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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Fake Woman Combat Vet

| February 2, 2022 | 119 Comments
Fake Woman Combat Vet

Apparently, a charity felt duped and lied to about a woman claiming to be a Marine combat veteran. Then again, it comes down to a matter of who said what to whom. Veterans donated to a woman who said she was a Marine combat veteran dying of cancer. It was a lie A prominent veterans […]

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Texas Man Indicted on Stolen Valor

| January 21, 2022 | 44 Comments
Texas Man Indicted on Stolen Valor

Several news outlets are reporting that Tyler Texas resident Derek Hamm is being indicted on fraud schemes that involve stolen valor – specifically Hamm claimed that he had been awarded a Purple Heart, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star for his service. Several articles are listed below: Tyler Man Indicted for Stolen Valor act […]

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Thomas Cole – Phony Urgent Fury Commando

| October 29, 2021
Thomas Cole – Phony Urgent Fury Commando

. . . . . So what’s the Army got to say about all of this badassery? US ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND (HRC) The entire FOIA result is provided below, but MP extracted and consolidated all pertinent information such as rank and duty stations into a summary table.  This table was not provided by the U.S. […]

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Stolen Purple Heart Returned

| October 21, 2021 | 2 Comments
Stolen Purple Heart Returned

Nearly 40 years missing from a burglary, Viet Nam Vet Gus Allbritton has been reunited with his award. Purple Heart stolen from Vietnam vet returned nearly 40 years later: ‘I couldn’t believe it’ Veteran Gus Allbritton was wounded three times during the Vietnam War By Emma Colton A Vietnam veteran is back in possession of […]

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Georgia Vietnam vet reunited with stolen Purple Heart 38 years later

| October 5, 2021 | 9 Comments
Georgia Vietnam vet reunited with stolen Purple Heart 38 years later

WGXA in Georgia is reporting on a Vietnam veteran who had his Purple Heart stolen in 1982 and was recently reunited with it. From WGXA; A Vietnam veteran in Dublin was just reunited with what he called a “long lost family member,” his purple heart medal. “I graduated from high school on a Friday night. […]

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