Skip to comments.'Impossible medals' man claims he can't disclose military past
Posted on 12/07/2009 3:00:15 PM PST by Soothesayer
Roger Day paraded alongside 600 genuine war heroes wearing a beige SAS beret and a dazzling selection of 21 military medals and badges.
Thousands of well-wishers - including the recently bereaved families of servicemen killed in Afghanistan - clapped and cheered as he marched past.
* Afghanistan: 300 US soldiers killed this year
But organisers became suspicious when they noticed he had medals from campaigns including World War One and Two, Korea, the Falklands, awards for both officers and privates and even a foreign medal.
He was confronted by a friend of one of the organisers at the march in Bedworth, Warks., on November 11 and allegedly admitted his fraudulent behaviour before departing swiftly.
Wearing medals fraudulently is a criminal offence.
But when approached at his home in Earl Shilton, Leics., Mr Day claimed he could not talk about his SAS service because of the ''Official Secrets Act.''
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How dumb does he think the SAS is?
This guy sounds a little loose in the head.
So, was he wearing the medals Kerry threw over the fence?
There’s a great episode of Lovejoy Mysteries where a guy poses as a WWII RAF pilot to perpetrate a scam, and in classic Lovejoy fashion, they end up scamming the would-be scammer.
"I was in...Sang Bang...Dang Gong... I was all over the place, a lot of places. I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions...Commando Airborne Tactics... Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion..Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me".
J.T. died a Marine Lieutenant. During my Nephews hometown ceremony a nutcase appearing as a decorated hero got next to my sister in law.
The F.B.I. grabed this nutcase and appropriately charged the him.
But it was really unsettling to the family.
‘Impossible medals’ man: I can’t disclose mymilitary past.
British War Office: OK we’ll shoot you for being a spy.
‘Impossible medals’ man: But under certain circumstances...
Love that movie...
Really! From what I've heard, the elite units are especially touchy about people falsely claiming membership; never mind decorations. Rightly so given what they had to do to earn it.
The genuine articles will probably not let this slide.
I thought some of those Brits kicking Argie behind looked like they had some experience , but I had no idea they were WW I vets around 80 years old . Remember the battle cry of the Falklands ; Don't give up the sheep .
Or maybe this guy served with Captain Jonathan S Tuttle.
wasn’t it later proven that Kerry threw SOMEONE ELSE’S medals over the fence and kept his own
(you know- the 3 purple hearts he got during 3 months in Viet Nam for scratches requiring a band-aid, before they shipped him home as UNFIT FOR COMMAND)
Yes, but was he in Cambodia during Christmas of 68? That’s what I want to know. Was John Kerry there? ;-)
Yes, that was the story but who knows for sure.
Was thinking about that series last week. Hope it returns to PBS.
Yes, on orders from then-President Nixon.
He served in the SAS during WWI, eh?
Yes. His own undeserved medals were found hanging in his office.