Fake Military Heroes
Current Events by Burleson Consulting
Update 1 FEB 2007
Stolen Valor Act is passed, and effective December 2006 it is a
offense to wear of claim to have earned US medals:
Under the Stolen Valor Act it is now a Federal Offense,
punishable by up to $5,000 fine and six months in jail (double that
if the offense involves valor awards or the Purple Heart), to claim
VERBALLY or in WRITING, to have received any military award you did
If you know anyone who has made false
claims of valor, contact the FBI immediately and INSIST that they
arrest the offender.
Tracking arrests under the Stolen Valor Act
The pown Network web site has a list of
of villains and they are tracking arrests under the Stolen valor
act. Now, these guys are real heroes.
recent arrests under the stolen Valor act.
As an Army brat I grew-up on a
military base and like many kids of the 1950's we were in awe of
military heroes. We learned to recognize the ribbons of valor,
and read the "fruit salad" to instantly see their history of foreign
campaigns and citations for heroism and valor:
In a very disturbing report by
USA Today, we see a rash of the most appalling theft, scumbag
pretenders who have the dishonor to wear the uniform of a
commissioned officer and medals for heroism that they never earned:
"The cases are sometimes
difficult to prosecute because the phony heroes have to be
caught wearing the medal. And because the crime — unauthorized
wearing of military medals and decorations — is a misdemeanor,
the penalty is small."
This article on fraudulent heroes is very disturbing, a general
discharge (less than honorable) Air Force enlisted creep who
self-awarded himself the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and many medals
"Among the awards he
wore were a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and the Navy Cross, which
is second in significance only to the Medal of Honor."
Here are some photos of phony
war heroes, human filth who are despised more than child molesters
by many war veterans:
we see a real Medal of Honor winner who is also disgusted by
this theft from the legitimate war heroes:
“This is as much a theft as any
other fraud and theft,” he said. “These people are literally
stealing the recognition of those who legitimately earned
It’s illegal and it’s disgraceful.
These people are criminals.”
This great web page offer
advice on how to spot these impostor criminals:
Sketchy records. When
asked to verify details of their military
record, phonies often say they didn't go through
the normal military channels.
Impostors put on pretty lousy impersonations.
They're often out of shape or have a "slovenly
appearance in uniform,"
A phony often will say details of his career
exploits are classified.
"My dog ate it." Phonies
often say their military documents were
destroyed in a fire or some similar disaster.
Watch that rack. Check
their decorations; phonies often wear medals in
the wrong order or in disproportion to their
time in service.
Check the birth date.
When it comes to the Medal of Honor, age
Just ask. Don't be afraid
to test someone if you think they're faking, FBI
Surf the Web. Still not
sure? Check out the online databases of
information about both real and phony war
heroes. The site
www.homeofheroes.com has a confidential
online "bust a phony" form. Information
submitted is turned over to the FBI. The
Congressional Medal of Honor Society maintains a
list of living MOH award recipients at
www.pownetwork.org maintains a list of
site has a most-wanted page for military impostor criminals and
it's shocking that there are hundreds of these scumbags wearing
honors and rank that they did not earn:
I recommend the great book
Stolen Valor for a treatise on this despicable criminal practice
and encourage support for the
Stolen Valor Act which would impose appropriate criminal prison
terms for these thieves, many of whom go free on technicalities:
"Illinois District Judge
Michael O’Brien displayed two Medals of Honor in a frame on the
wall of his courtroom. Everyone in his city believed their judge
was not only an honorable man of the judicial profession, but
one of America ’s greatest heroes.
O’Brien’s fraud was discovered when he tried to apply for Medal
of Honor license plates for his vehicle. Illinois provides valid
Medal of Honor recipients with distinctive license plates for
their personal vehicles. When Judge O’Brien applied for his
Medal of Honor plates for himself, someone at the Department of
Motor Vehicles happened to contact a true recipient and learned
O’Brien was a fraud."
some military justice for these creeps
This is more than just a
Halloween dress-up fraud, it should be punished by the same stiff
prison sentenced that are meted out for those who impersonate
medical doctors and police officers. Let's get tough with
these creeps and honor the real heroes. It's sad that the
crime of impersonating an officer
statutory maximum penalty for the first offense of five years in
federal prison and a $20,000 fine.
Here we see an outrageous and
case of a
fake Marine who only got 8 months in prison instead of a firing
squad. Me, I have a great idea to circumvent these horrendous
It's difficult to get Military
Police to arrest these fakers and take them onto a Military base,
but it's still possible to get real justice. Since these
cretins are both brazen and extremely dumb, all we need to do is ask
them to show-off, in uniform on a military reservation. Once
outside the scope of lenient Federal military impostor laws, a court
marshal might use the UCMJ to toss them into Leavenworth for life in
prison, where they belong.
Still at large: