Operation Stolen Valor

The VA says it's in the midst of a crackdown on phony military heroes.

Operation Stolen Valor

Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Phony Military
Reggie Lee Buddle: A real Army vet, Buddle claimed he had served and earned the rank of captain in the United States Marine Corps. He also boasted a chestful of medals, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Vietnam Service Medal and the United States Marine Corps Gold Jump Wings. Buddle also claimed to be a Marine Corps chaplain, officiating over weddings, baptisms and funerals. In fact, Buddle was never in the Marine Corps, never earned those medals and wasn't a chaplain. He pleaded guilty in April and was sentenced to 500 hours of community service. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General)
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