Disabled Vet Gives Lesson in Stolen Valor

A young man wearing fatigues with a patch on the sleeve approached a disabled vet asking for a cigarette.

The fatigues belonged to the young man’s older brother.

Upon learning this, the veteran then RIPPED the patch off his sleeve and gave the kid a lesson in stolen valor.

The Independent Journal Review reports:

“You’re disrespecting the uniform that I wore; that I’ve lost friends in.”

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Federal law – the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 – already prohibits misrepresentation as a current or former service member and recipient of decorations or medals such as the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Purple Heart, or combat badge “with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit.”

The act, which also imposes fines and prison of six months to a year, doesn’t make lying about service a crime, and instead focuses on profiting from misrepresentation.  An earlier version of the law was rejected by the Supreme Court as an infringement on free speech.


I’ll bet that kid doesn’t do THAT again!


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