New Depth in Stolen Valor

| March 26, 2022

Now here’s something you don’t see every day.

Navy SEAL Museum Worker Notices Something Suspicious, Looks Around and Instantly Calls 911

By Christine Favocci, The Western Journal
March 24, 2022 at 1:47pm

A man took the term “stolen valor” to a new depth when he allegedly swiped a ballistic vest worn by one of the men on Navy SEAL Team 6 in the 2011 raid on al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Kendall Rust was working as a contractor at the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Monday after being hired to fix one of the doors there, according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Museum employee Hilda H. McSween, who was in charge of watching the room where Rust had been working, told St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputies that she thought the 30-year-old was acting suspiciously.

After Rust packed his tools and began to head out, McSween noticed a ballistic vest was missing and alerted another employee, who stopped Rust before he left the building.

Police arrived, and Rust admitted to stuffing the ballistic vest into his toolbox “because he wanted to take a picture of it,” according to the arrest affidavit.

You cannot blame a man for wanting a bathroom selfie.

Unfortunately, having the vest did nothing to bolster the man’s courage as Rust began to cry when police read him his Miranda rights as he was being arrested, the affidavit said.

The suspect was charged with felony grand theft in the second degree because the museum valued the ballistic vest at $50,000.

There’s no crying in 1) baseball and 2) stolen valor thievery.

Seriously, where was he going to go with this?  The familiar “I shot Bin Laden” story at the bar?

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He will be doing a lot more crying when Bubba, Thor and Mr Tiny are packing his bung hole in prison.


Anal Dilation therapy… he goes in as a tight end and comes out as a wide receiver.


He felt a vested interest in it so took it home for safekeeping
while the door was being repaired. Freakin patriot.


The Stupid is strong in this one.
I was busting youngest grandson’s chops Thursday for crying because he was tired of weeding the garden. He’d only been at it 20 minutes, and half-heartedly at that, and was tired and bored. I told him we all hated weeding, but we had to do it anyway without crying or complaining.
This “dudes” folks needed to bust his butt a few more times.


It is interesting how the article tied it up with Obama and Joe Biden – stealing glory. While I’m not a fan of either, there does seem to be some logic in being the Commander-in-Chief and giving the go-ahead. Just trying to be fair.

“Obama was happy to take the credit for what the brave members of the elite team did, though then-Vice President Joe Biden said he had advised against going forward with the raid (a claim he walked back when it became politically expedient to do so).

It was a great day for America indeed, but Obama couldn’t help but see it as a feather in his cap ahead of the 2012 re-election bid that he ultimately won.

Perhaps like Obama, Rust wanted a piece of that successful mission — where men risked certain death if things went south — to share in the glory bought with the sweat and blood of others.

But whether president or petty thief, sharing in the glory of SEAL Team 6 without any of the real risk is disgraceful.”

Green Thumb

Like the four or five guys that all state that they shot Bin Laden. But maybe they did, who knows?

Doubting Tom

I’ll believe Bin Laden was shot,when I see a picture of his corpse.

Name edited to protect PII.


Even if shown a photo I wouldn’t know him from any other
dead rag head so yeah, you got a point.


Photos of bin Laden’s corpse are all over the interwebs. Turn off the safe filter on the search engine of choice for the grisly details.

Been over this too many times to put any more effort in. Look it up yourself.


Good. Hope it was painful for him.
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Green Thumb

Nothing really odd here.

This was obviously an operation undertaken by a potential candidate at the All-Points Logistics School of Executive Management.

When reviewing applications of potential canidates, Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) and his new batch of Phildo supporters are always looking for the “it” factor that separates true talent from the rest of crowd.

Unfortuantely for this clown, he got caught. And since he will probably not make the cut, no Lori Benton to help him with his soon-to-be legal snafu.


I hope they at least let him wear it for his mug shot so he could realize his “never gonna be” dreams.


This fellow will never live down the incident. Even if a judge is lenient regarding sentencing (if convicted), just the crying will follow him forever.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

I see that Rust was a little Rusty in trying to rustle the bulging vest into his toolbox


He should have tried it one piece at a time. Worked for Johnny Cash.

RGR 4-78

The police devested him of his asset.


Lucky for him no one went ballistic on him.


I think I was about 4 or 5 years old when I was taught that you don’t take things that don’t belong to you.

Yeah this dumbass shoulda been given more reasons to cry when he was that age. And had to cut the switch that was used on him.

Honor and Courage

He Thought he was in California. missed A meaner!!!!!