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Fake Veteran Faces 'Stolen Valor' Charge  
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/12/fake.veteran/index.html

Wow, what say you? I'm especially curious to hear from some of the folks here who are veterans themselves and what they think.

[Edited 2009-10-12 14:13:57]

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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2301 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

As a veteran, I find this sort of thing particularly despicable. Here's someone who didn't make the sacrifices that our military men and women make, yet he tries to gain some bit of renown by stealing some of the acclaim rightfully due to those who have served.


KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlineAirCatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Here in Catalonia there was man who used to say he was imprisoned by the nazis at Matthausen. He was given all sorts of medals and decorations and it all turned out to be fake.

The funny thing is that he got to be the president of the national association of people imprisoned by the nazis in concentration camps.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1048 times:



Quoting AirCatalonia (Reply 2):
Here in Catalonia there was man who used to say he was imprisoned by the nazis at Matthausen. He was given all sorts of medals and decorations and it all turned out to be fake.

The funny thing is that he got to be the president of the national association of people imprisoned by the nazis in concentration camps.

The same apparently happened in Australia. The chairman of the association of ex-prisoners-of-war was discovered to have never been one.
http://www.smh.com.au/national/pow-c...of-his-own-lies-20091002-ggid.html

Knowing some veterans, these "Walther Mittys" have been lucky not to have their facial geography rearranged.

Jan


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