Sunday, November 04, 2007

Stolen Valor

I recently received the below message from a reader about a grave marker highlighted on this blog in May, 2006. Read the comment which is dated 9/18/2007. Click on the below images to enlarge if needed.

Many people claim to be heroes, Medal of Honor recipients, Vietnam veterans or secret Special Forces operatives. Falsification of background is a widespread problem in this society. These type people live lies in order to gain favor with others or to get votes for elected offices. The problem is so significant that the U. S. Congress recently passed the Stolen Valor Act. This law makes it a crime to fraudulently represent oneself with a military background when there wasn't service in the military.

When someone you meet claims military service, you should question them thoroughly before you believe their story.

Have a good week!


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