Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stolen Valor: Meet The Former SEAL Team Member Who Exposes The Frauds

I have the utmost respect for those who have served with honor in the US Armed Forces and especially for those who are at the tip of the spear like those who carried out special missions like the UDT, SEAL teams, and those who operate behind enemy lines. They usually do their work without getting public recognition and toil endlessly to get the job done.

Yet, year after year there are people who claim that they were members of these elite units. There were about 500 SEALs operating in Vietnam, and I've met 20,000 of them, says Steve Waterman, who has outed a whole bunch of these frauds.

The rationale for lying about their service records can range from impressing a girl to getting freebies.

They are not only lying about their service (if they ever were in the US Armed Service) but are breaking US law in the process. They're also causing tremendous disrespect to those who rightfully should be honored.

Some may also be breaking any number of federal laws, whether it's fraud and stealing federal benefits or it is impersonating a soldier (or falsely claiming inappropriate medals/ranks). All should be publicly outed and exposed as the frauds that they are.

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