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April 6th, 2008, 19:48
When I was president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chptr #500 in Sacramentto, CA, we had a guy -- name was Franz Miller -- who got a discharge from Navy boot camp due to medical reasons before he even recruit training. Back then, they were dedicating memorials all over the place and using them as a backdrop for some cause or the other on veterans and other patriotic holidays. Franz always claimed to be an ex-SEAL. He wanted to join as an associate member instead of a full member. Strange. He was denied. Saw him at some veterans function by California's Vietnam Memorial walking with some ex-SEALS and sprouting information thaat made him plausible. He had a photographic memory and used it to play vet. I saw him in the dungeree uniform with a 2nd Class Petty Officer crow on the sleeve. He was wearing the Medal (CMOH) around his neck at this function and before I could say or do anything, he disappeared in the crowd.
Had I known about it being against the law, I would have turned him into the FBI. Is there a statute of limitation on someone impersonating (a) a serviceman (in this case a squid) and (b) wearing a Congressional Medal of Honor around his neck.
April 6th, 2008, 21:09
I'm not sure about the Statute of Limitations laws, Doc Pogh, but here is the name of one FBI agent that follows through with these cases of person's impersonating Military and/or wearing medals they didn't earn:
Thomas A. Cottone Jr., an FBI special agent from New Jersey
Maybe you could find a way to contact him and get some answers from him. Good Luck!
April 7th, 2008, 07:01
This type of thing make me sick. They should have to answer for these actions.
April 7th, 2008, 09:12
Sounds like my Father-in-Law. He went to Marine Bootcamp and bashed his own knee with his rifle, was medically discharged as the rank of private, as I've seen the discharge papers. (I thought you had to graduate bootcamp to become a Marine guess not). Any way when I decided to join his stories started coming out he was in Vietnam in 1st Recon and he had silver stars and purple hearts and bla, bla, bla. Well as time would go on stories would change and his ranks would change and my wife and I would always question, and before I left for Bootcamp myself his mother pulled me aside and told me not to join because of him, because he was never really in and she explained the story. He continued the lies for years and I even called him out on it, he never admitted it, he claims there are no records because he was in recon and his records were destroyed. Typical excuse. He was caught in lies and he slowed down for the longest time, just recently as he is now back in the picture with my mother-in-law he has started it all up again. He has used the lies to get money from people on the web, he used to be a member of a 1st recon marines Yahoo forum (jeez like 7-8 years ago) and would give them sob stories and they would give him hundred and thousands of dollars that he would never pay back. I tried to tell them all but they would not listen. This dick is worse then our friend Seamus that helped start this particular forum.
April 7th, 2008, 19:51
A piece of crap no doubt
March 1st, 2009, 03:04
why cant poeple just except who they are and not lie about it
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