‘Scum to America’ in Uniform Throws a Raging Hissy Fit After Being Called Out for Stolen Valor


http://www.ijreview.com/2015/04/295379-stolen-valor-scum-to-america/

For many service members who have seen combat tours, who have been injured or have buried their comrades, the issue of Stolen Valor (explained below) is a deep and personal offense to the true honor of serving and sacrificing for the country.

Here is one of the latest examples of an unidentified civilian attempting to steal some valor by impersonating himself as an infantryman who claims to have done his basic training in Miami (FYI, there is no basic training in Miami and infantry training is conducted at Ft Benning, Georgia).

When this fake service member is confronted and called out on his lies, the situation escalates quickly.

The clip’s cameraman told PopularMilitary.com, which first reported the story, why he filmed the video:

“This guy was trying to pick up girls and get sympathy drinks in a battle ready uniform which wasn’t even on properly let alone, wearing it at a bar…so we asked a few basic questions which threw him off and couldn’t answer even where he got his infantry training or even boot camp for that matter…he’s a scum to America and we couldn’t let that fly”

Background on the Stolen Valor Act:

In December 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, which made it a crime to falsely represent to having received any U.S. military decoration or medal.

The Supreme Court, however, struck down the law as an infringement on First Amendment rights in the 2012 case United States vs. Alvarez.

After the outcry of the decision, Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act of 2013, which criminalizes any individual who impersonates a member of the military with the intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of several combat and valor medals or awards.

In response to these growing situations, many service members from across the country have documented their confrontations (through Facebook pages and other websites) with people impersonating military service by wearing a uniform who fraudulently seek to get benefits and recognition which they never earned.

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