‘I am not a veteran’: Judge orders men to write names of 6,756 Americans killed in Iraq, Afghanistan

| August 28, 2019

Every now and then something happens that just makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over.

Two men from Montana have been sentenced to prison for violating the terms of their probation. However, neither will be eligible for parole until they fulfill the unique set of conditions set forth by a judge after they falsely claimed to have served in the military.

One of the requirements involves handwriting the names of 6,756 Americans who were killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

According to court documents, Morris was on probation for felony burglary after he stole items valued at less than $1,500 from his landlord’s garage. Morris was given 10 years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. He also falsely claimed to have served in the military.

Nelson, meanwhile, received five years for criminal possession of dangerous drugs, which is a felony. He was enrolled in Veterans Treatment Court before his deception was eventually discovered.

Both Nelson and Morris will be eligible for parole after they meet the conditions set forth by Pinski.

In addition to handwriting the names of the Americans that were killed, they must write the obituaries of the 40 Montanans who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The two must also send handwritten letters of apology to a number of veterans groups: the American Legion, AmVets, Disabled American Veterans, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Finally, they must complete 441 hours of community service, which equates to one hour of service for each Montanan killed in combat going back to the Korean War.

While not a part of the requirements to become eligible for parole, Pinski also mandated that for every year of the suspended portions of their sentences, they must stand at the Montana Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day and Veterans Day each year wearing a sign that reads: “I am a liar. I am not a veteran. I stole valor. I dishonored all veterans.”

We have a long list of people that need to stand in front of this Judge.

 

Source: ‘I am not a veteran’: Judge orders men to write names of 6,756 Americans killed in Iraq, Afghanistan

Category: Crime, F*** Yeah!, Stolen Valor

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  1. Comm Center Rat says:

    These two non-combatants wouldn’t even be welcome in Elko, NV!

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    What, no court costs?
    They got off easy.

  3. Pineywoods NCO says:

    Damn Skippy…I love this judge.

    Frank, Dennis and a few of our old timers probably would not.

  4. GDContractor says:

    Due process for the win!
    … About fookin time.

  5. GDContractor says:

    We need to find out what that judge’s favorite bottle of adult beverage is, and send him I case. I’m in for $20.

  6. 5th/77th FA says:

    “…just makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over.”

    Are you self identifying as a pink bathrobe now? Miss your body waxing appointment? Posing in front of the fireplace, nekkid on a bearskin rug, for The Soviet? Oh… you mean the STORY caused that feeling? Never mind. If that’s your story, then you might want to stick with it.

    When this story FIRST broke last week, I made mention of us taking a road trip out there this November. Wouldn’t mind pissing on these 2 mofos while they are holding their signs. Maybe Sister Mary Grace can be the Room Monitor while they do the writing exercise. She’ll make sure it is accurate and, as we all know, neatness counts.

    Make Judge Pinski the Presiding Authority over all Stolen Valor Cases.

  7. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    I would add to the judge’s sentencing, “legible”. If I can’t read/decipher it, start over. With Sister Mary standing over their shoulders, ready with “The Ruler”. (OUCH!)
    But, DAYYYYYUM! I think I have a bromance going with this judge. I’ve never met him, likely never will, and hope I never have to stand in front of him for any sort of sentencing. But this sort of thinking, and sentencing, gotta love it. Punishment fits the crime. Plus a little extra. SQUEEEEEE like a little school girl! (too much?)