"I've lost at things before. I pick myself up and I keep going because that's what we as soldiers [do] -- and I'm an old soldier... We don't dwell on our losses, but we keep fighting to get a victory," Sterner said today.
In July the White House announced its own strategy to hit back against military imposters: a website that tracks the names of actual medal winners from across the services.
"It may no longer be a crime for con artists to pass themselves off as heroes, but one thing is certain -- it is contemptible," the President Obama said in an announcement after the Supreme Court decision. "So this week, we will launch a new website, a living memorial, so the American people can see who's been awarded our nation's highest honors. Because no American hero should ever have their valor stolen."
Regardless of whether the new bill is eventually signed into law, Shipley said he and others like him won't stop going after those he says dishonor his brothers in arms.
"It really doesn't matter in the long run," he said. "We'll come back at them again and again."