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'Impossible medals' man claims he can't disclose military past
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | December 7 2009 | Telegraph

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.

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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.''

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: award; hero; military; veteran
"World War One and Two, Korea, the Falklands"

How dumb does he think the SAS is?

1 posted on 12/07/2009 3:00:15 PM PST by Soothesayer
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To: Soothesayer

This guy sounds a little loose in the head.


2 posted on 12/07/2009 3:02:21 PM PST by pallis
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To: Soothesayer

So, was he wearing the medals Kerry threw over the fence?


3 posted on 12/07/2009 3:02:46 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Soothesayer

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.


4 posted on 12/07/2009 3:04:04 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Soothesayer

"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".

5 posted on 12/07/2009 3:04:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Soothesayer

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.


6 posted on 12/07/2009 3:06:21 PM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: Soothesayer

‘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...


7 posted on 12/07/2009 3:07:42 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: dfwgator

LOL

Love that movie...

:)


8 posted on 12/07/2009 3:08:59 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Soothesayer
How dumb does he think the SAS is?

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.

9 posted on 12/07/2009 3:10:28 PM PST by hitkicker
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To: Soothesayer
It was the medal that tipped them off.
10 posted on 12/07/2009 3:13:29 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole)
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To: hitkicker
These people are pathetic. Their lives are so empty and devoid of purpose that they live in a dream world where they are really heros instead of the buffoons they really are.
11 posted on 12/07/2009 3:16:15 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Soothesayer
How dumb does he think the SAS is?

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 .

12 posted on 12/07/2009 3:16:31 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Or maybe this guy served with Captain Jonathan S Tuttle.


13 posted on 12/07/2009 3:17:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: bgill

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)


14 posted on 12/07/2009 3:18:06 PM PST by Mr. K (Deathly afraid my typos become a freeper catchphrase...I'm series!)
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To: dfwgator

Yes, but was he in Cambodia during Christmas of 68? That’s what I want to know. Was John Kerry there? ;-)


15 posted on 12/07/2009 3:21:19 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: Mr. K

Yes, that was the story but who knows for sure.


16 posted on 12/07/2009 3:21:23 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Was thinking about that series last week. Hope it returns to PBS.


17 posted on 12/07/2009 3:21:38 PM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: DoughtyOne
Was John Kerry there? ;-)

Yes, on orders from then-President Nixon.

18 posted on 12/07/2009 3:22:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Soothesayer

He served in the SAS during WWI, eh?


19 posted on 12/07/2009 3:22:48 PM PST by Petronski (Global warming is indeed man-made: it was created by man-made manipulation of the data.)
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To: Mr. K

Yes. His own undeserved medals were found hanging in his office.


20 posted on 12/07/2009 3:23:55 PM PST by Venturer
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To: dfwgator

LOL, Lyndon would be none too happy with you.


21 posted on 12/07/2009 3:24:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: Soothesayer

I guess he thought the press wouldn’t look into it. I mean it worked for obama.

Everyone who questions this guys medals should be labeled a “medalier”


22 posted on 12/07/2009 3:28:50 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: kbennkc
I had no idea they were WW I vets around 80 years old .

There are exceptions. Me for example, I was born June 29th, 1945. Too late for the campaign in Europe but I was the co pilot of the Enola Gay.

Here's a picture of me, right after that historic flight, you will note that I am modestly covering all my medals.

Photobucket

23 posted on 12/07/2009 3:30:27 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Mr. K
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)

Kerry was in Vietnam? I did not know that...

24 posted on 12/07/2009 3:32:40 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: DoughtyOne
Did you also know that Senator Tom Harkin, Dem. Iowa, was flying high cover for Kerry when he was in Cambodia ;^)
25 posted on 12/07/2009 3:33:21 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: The Cajun

On his flying carpet no doubt.


26 posted on 12/07/2009 3:34:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: Yorlik803

Oh my! Can you say Walter Mitty! At least he was just the hero in his mind. He didn’t try to scam anyone!


27 posted on 12/07/2009 3:36:41 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Oztrich Boy

You should have seen the one I got during the Bronze War.


28 posted on 12/07/2009 3:37:47 PM PST by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: Soothesayer

They finally caught Kerry?


29 posted on 12/07/2009 3:38:16 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("'Diversity' is one of those words designed to absolve you of the need to think." Mark Steyn)
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To: Soothesayer

Grr, capitalizing on the valor of others. Shameful!


30 posted on 12/07/2009 3:38:48 PM PST by ronnyquest (That's what governments are for: to get in a man's way.)
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To: dfwgator

Then prez Nixon?

Now, THAT would be a bogus trick!


31 posted on 12/07/2009 3:41:19 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: pallis

“This guy sounds a little loose in the head.”

We had a couple guys in our American Legion Post who, at ceremonies such as Memorial Day, wore medals and ribbons and other decorations for which they were not entitled. We all laughed at them.


32 posted on 12/07/2009 3:44:41 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Petronski
He served in the SAS during WWI, eh?

He couldn't have as it wasn't formed until WWII. But then you don't go from recruit directly to SAS, so he could have fought in WWI and joined the SAS later.

33 posted on 12/07/2009 3:47:26 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole)
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To: DoughtyOne
On his flying carpet no doubt.

No, he flew unarmed jets between Nam and Japan for maintenance, but claimed he flew combat missions during an election campaign. Michelle Malkin, I think, was the first to expose his lies.
I think this puts him on a par with Kerry's secret Christmas mission to Cambodia under president Nixon's administration.

34 posted on 12/07/2009 3:52:15 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Soothesayer

Imagine my surprise when I learned that this article wasn’t about Kerry.... the Traitor.


35 posted on 12/07/2009 3:54:47 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Soothesayer

Stolen Valor.


36 posted on 12/07/2009 3:55:28 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: The Cajun

Yes, I agree it would. These folks are certainly a creative lot when it comes to being fast and lose with the truth.


37 posted on 12/07/2009 3:58:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Speaking of Waterloo, Napoleon said, “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon..”


38 posted on 12/07/2009 4:36:19 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Soothesayer

Drop him off in a pub near the SAS depot and let them take care of him.


39 posted on 12/07/2009 4:37:45 PM PST by RichInOC (Rich's Undeniable Truth of the Day: Stupidity is its own punishment.)
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To: Soothesayer; All

Website to report fakers in this country .... http://www.reportstolenvalor.org/


40 posted on 12/07/2009 4:39:22 PM PST by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: ought-six

They wouldn’t get away with it in our Post.


41 posted on 12/07/2009 4:48:32 PM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Soothesayer

Spence: We got shooters here and here. I tell you an old trick.
Sam: Hey...
[rubs the board]
Spence: What’s your problem?
Sam: Draw again. Draw it again. You’re the ace field man. Draw it again. It’s a simple diagram. Just draw it again. Draw what you saw. Draw it again! Draw it again!
Sam: [Spence remains silent. Sam takes the marker and draws on the board] Two shooters. Car comes through here. Shooters across each other. Kill each other dead. Oh my, where’d you learn that?
Spence: In the regiment.
Sam: What regiment was that?
Spence: The 22nd Special Air Service.
Sam: What’s the color of the boathouse at Hereford?
[repeats]
Spence: I don’t like your attitude!
Sam: What’s the color of the boathouse -...
Spence: F off!
Sam: What’s - -you got the gun. I’m unarmed. Do something. Go ahead. Do something. DO SOMETHING.
[Spence spills the coffee cup and Sam subdues him]
Sam: Tell me about an ambush. I ambushed you with a cup of coffee!


42 posted on 12/08/2009 2:06:58 PM PST by tarawa
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