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Old 12-04-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Most heros are humble and you'd never know you were standing beside one in line at the store whereas the fakers seem to make sure everyone knows they are a war hero...when of course they are not.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Most heros are humble and you'd never know you were standing beside one in line at the store whereas the fakers seem to make sure everyone knows they are a war hero...when of course they are not.
Very true. I think that's true with most things in life.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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They say that, "Those who brag the most usaully have nothing to brag about."

I was sitting at the Cleveland Va clinic in the Audiologists waiting room this past Tuesday and I felt so "Humbled". I was sitting amoung men and women of our greatest generation and I felt like a child. These were the folks that servered our great country during two war fronts of WWII and a Great Depression.

Now I have bragging rights, .
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
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Default Stolen valor

MILITARY STOLEN VALOR UPDATE 15: Michael P. McManus, a 44-year-old former Army private first class who served from 1984 to 1987 was arrested 5 FEB for stolen valor. His fraud was revealed when Mary Schantag learned of McManus when a friend’s brother sent her photos he took of McManus at the 12 DEC inauguration for Houston Mayor Annise Parker. The goateed man was decked out in a formal Army uniform with a dozen medals pinned to his jacket and a Commander of the British Empire medallion hanging around his neck. Schantag posted photos of the man to the P.O.W. Network site and sent them to This Ain’t Hell, where the photo was posted at the center of a mock “wanted” poster. To blogger Mark Seavey, the “general” was an obvious fraud. Seavey’s fellow bloggers at the conservative “This Ain’t Hell” posted a photo of the alleged faker online, dead set on smoking him out. “Wearing two Distinguished Service Crosses and a Combat Infantry Badge with two stars, is analogous to saying someone is a pitcher for the Red Sox and a quarterback for the Patriots,” said Seavey. “If that person existed, you would know about them.” The blog post led to tips, angry comments, media attention and ultimately the McManus arrest. It’s not a first for Seavey and the blog’s volunteer staff. Seavey said they have exposed about a dozen others who have claimed unearned medals or insignia, and publicized other cases. Seavey and his fellow bloggers are among a cadre of self-appointed stolen-valor police.

FULL STORY:
http://post_119_gulfport_ms.tripod.com/rao1.html
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Amazing, I notice the google ad for genuine medals right after your post. If only there was a limit on bumper stickers and decals
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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MILITARY STOLEN VALOR UPDATE 15: Michael P. McManus, a 44-year-old former Army private first class who served from 1984 to 1987 was arrested 5 FEB for stolen valor. His fraud was revealed when Mary Schantag learned of McManus when a friend’s brother sent her photos he took of McManus at the 12 DEC inauguration for Houston Mayor Annise Parker. The goateed man was decked out in a formal Army uniform with a dozen medals pinned to his jacket and a Commander of the British Empire medallion hanging around his neck. Schantag posted photos of the man to the P.O.W. Network site and sent them to This Ain’t Hell, where the photo was posted at the center of a mock “wanted” poster. To blogger Mark Seavey, the “general” was an obvious fraud. Seavey’s fellow bloggers at the conservative “This Ain’t Hell” posted a photo of the alleged faker online, dead set on smoking him out. “Wearing two Distinguished Service Crosses and a Combat Infantry Badge with two stars, is analogous to saying someone is a pitcher for the Red Sox and a quarterback for the Patriots,” said Seavey. “If that person existed, you would know about them.” The blog post led to tips, angry comments, media attention and ultimately the McManus arrest. It’s not a first for Seavey and the blog’s volunteer staff. Seavey said they have exposed about a dozen others who have claimed unearned medals or insignia, and publicized other cases. Seavey and his fellow bloggers are among a cadre of self-appointed stolen-valor police.

FULL STORY: http://post_119_gulfport_ms.tripod.com/rao1.html
Out - F'ing - Standing work by Ms. Schantag.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Default DISCUSSION: Stolen Valor Act

Another interesting article:

AP Newswire | Stars and Stripes (http://ap.stripes.com/dynamic/stories/U/US_MILITARY_MEDALS_IMPOSTORS?SITE=DCSAS&SECTION=HO ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2010-08-17-21-26-14 - broken link)
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Here's the actual opinion:

http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastor...7/08-50345.pdf

I think the majority makes a pretty good case.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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Something tells me the judges would'nt be so tolerant if some one tried to pass themselves off as a lawyer or someone who had severed in a legal capacity.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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Something tells me the judges would'nt be so tolerant if some one tried to pass themselves off as a lawyer or someone who had severed in a legal capacity.
You got that right.
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