Don’t bother claiming eight Silver Stars…


You know who else wore medals he didn't really earn? His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular

So you’re the SEAL who shot bin Laden, eh? Good pickup line for the ladies at the local Dam Neck bar, but probably not the truth.

Or maybe those two Bronze Stars become two Silver Stars, or a Air Force Cross magically appears on your rack.

Either way, be warned: If you try to claim too much, there’s a good chance you’ll eventually get caught. And the Washington Post has a story today about some of the people who work their damndest to make sure fakers are exposed. One of the people they quoted? Doug Sterner, the curator of the Military Times Hall of Valor.

And if you like these kinds of stories, just keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming issue of Air Force Times.


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