Stolen Valor is something that everyone should take very seriously.
Now, nobody is saying that you should come up to someone that has a OD green jacket on and start questioning them about where they served. To some people they just like the way the coats either look or keep warm.
The people that are sickening are the ones that try to get free stuff based on a fake military career that they are trying to convince others that they had when the closest they ever came to being in the military was watching Sgt Slaughter wrestle on television.
Those people are just absolutely horrid. There’s only one group that’s worse, people that try to lie about being in the military in order to get votes or get public office.
Via Western Journal:
President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday for lying about his record of military service during the Vietnam War.
“How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam,” Trump tweeted. “An embarrassment to our Country!”
Blumenthal has received massive backlash for suggesting as early as 2008 that he served in combat in Vietnam during his time in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
Records show that he was granted at least five military deferments during his tenure and repeatedly took steps that allowed him to dodge going to war.
Although Blumenthal initially left the erroneous reports of his service in Vietnam uncorrected, he ultimately issued a correction and apology in 2010.
“I have made mistakes and I am sorry,” he said in a 2010 statement, according to The New York Times.
“I truly regret offending anyone. I will always champion the cause of Connecticut’s and our nation’s veterans.”
Trump first bestowed the nickname “Da Nang” Dick to Blumenthal in October after the Connecticut senator challenged the integrity of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings to the Supreme Court.