Hey, Guys I Need Your Help.

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  1. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    What I need is the contact info for the group that handles posers and want-to-be heros.
    There is a gentleman from the Dallas/Fort Worth area (I think) that was doing this kind of work and I'd like to contact him. I believe he wrote a book on the subject but I can't remember his name.

    We have a "zero that wants to be a hero" down here that needs to get burnt. :mad:

    Here's his lie. :mad:

    http://www.crowleytoday.com/content/louisiana-soldier-recalls-10-years-marine

    This guy is so full of it it's flowing out of his ears. :mad:



    Art
     
  2. USMCSpeedy

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    Checked out your link on this guy. Don't want to say for sure cause I have been wrong before but his story really sounds like a HUGE load of bull. And judging from his pic, the only place he probably served time was jail.
     

  3. AL MOUNT

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    If you haven't read the comments on that article, Do so....:eek:

    They are a hoot, comment #3 is a gem.

    I wouldn't worry too much Art... I think they allready pegged his as a BS'er.



    I would also like to find that link.
     
  4. islenos

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    Tom Militano New Member

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    Somebody needs to slap the crap out of this idiot.
     
  6. USMC-03

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    +1
     
  7. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    Thanks, Islenos. B.G.Burkett is the man I was looking for. ;) :)
    Here's his site.

    http://www.stolenvalor.com/

    Just looking at the Wiki def I don't know if and don't think that he broke any laws. I'd sure like to find a way to bust this ______'s bubble. :mad:
    This guy may have some other issues with the military that I'm not going to go in to because I'm not sure of the facts.


    Art


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  8. kingcuke

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    +1 Islenos the Stolen Valor Act punishes people who claim medals that were not awarded. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune it is investigated by the FBI.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-valor-oct25,0,4301227.story
    There is the possibility that the reporter misunderstood or sensationalized what ever Reed said. There is a link that shows a Shane Reed being wounded in Baghdad. http://www.militaryproject.org/PDF/vol3/GI Special 3A49 Rumsfeld Tells The Truth!.pdf
    The story sounds quite a bit off, but it may or may not be accurate. That said the combat vets I know don't tend to brag.
     
  9. Vladimir

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    Chechnya... really?
     
  10. TranterUK

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    These people are really easy for another vet to checkout. Unless he has really done his homework, he will not know lots of details. Details of travel out there, flew from where? Landed where? locations of staging and supply bases. What was his job? his specific duties? Where did he go, what place names does he remember? Even the names of those he served with. Could he introduce any service buddies?

    I would add one thing to a comment above, dont judge by apperance. I have met some real hero types that fought tooth and nail, and they look like a guy who fixes breakfast in your local diner. And would deny everything!
     
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    Apparently, folks in the Louisiana National Guard know this dingleberry pretty well. :eek:
     
  12. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    To me, he doesn't even look old enough to be a 10 year veteran of anything. I love the comments under the article.
     
  13. RunningOnMT

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    Let's see, 10-15,000 rds at a man a mile away? I tell you though...our air strikes are getting more impressive all the time...3000 enemy KIA in one strike...outstanding.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    There was a local guy who was quite active in veterans activities. I believe he was in the American Legion. Claimed to have been a decorated Marine Vietnam vet. I recall a picture of him in the paper giving an invocation at a memorial service wearing a green beret (he was this groups chaplain). Turns out the guy really had joined the Marine Corps but was booted out after 2 weeks of boot camp.

    Now I'd hate to accuse this guy without more evidence but I'd sure like to see his DD 214.
     
  14. Vladimir

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    He says he was in Chechnya... no more evidence is needed. If he was in Chechnya he sure wasn't a Marine. And I think Marines know where Chechnya is (and whether they had been there or not)!
     
  15. USMC-03

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    You're exactly right, Tranter; as I often say, the most dangerous men in the world are most often also the most unassuming and peaceable. They understand violence and are skilled at it but also exercise highly developed self discipline, usually have a keen awareness of their surroundings and display a quiet confidence. There are certain signs to look for however when weeding out the pretenders.