Skip to comments.Atlantic City Mayor Levy admits he was never Green Beret
Posted on 11/11/2006 6:09:04 AM PST by mware
ATLANTIC CITY Mayor Bob Levy has knowingly misrepresented his military record to family, friends, reporters and the public for decades.
As an Atlantic City lifeguard and as a candidate for mayor last year, Levy claimed he had served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Armys elite Special Forces, more familiarly known as the Green Berets. In campaign literature distributed last year, he claimed he had won medals as a Green Beret.
None of that was true.
Levy who has an otherwise distinguished military service record was never a member of the Armys Green Berets, he told The Press this week
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Didn't he serve with Kerry?
How embarrassing. Toss 'em out.
I'm sure he is being recruited as a running mate by multiple potential Demoncrat presidential candidates as we speak.
Perhaps, this from later in the article
Levy said this week and earlier that he lived in Vietnamese villages, learning the language and going on different missions with Special Forces personnel and other who needed Levys communications expertise.
ATLANTIC CITY It may have been unethical for Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy to pass himself off as a member of U.S. Army Special Forces for years, but it does not appear to be illegal.
Even under a proposed federal law, Levy likely would not appear to be subject to criminal penalties. Generally, it is only a crime for a person to use military records to get direct benefits they would otherwise not be entitled to.
Time for the Stolen Honor Act to be implimented, before the Dem's get the power.
...the democrat ability to lie like a rug
We had our own problem like this earlier this year. Remember Speedy?
This guy won the election as Mayor of AC partly on his stolen honor claims. To me that is a direct benefit, especially since it is AC we are talking about.
Yet another liar in a long line of liars that the citizens of NJ continue to elect to high office.
What is it about politicians or those that aspire to be one? Such a bunch of low life,say anything, pieces of human waste. When I meet one its like I'm shaking hands with a reptile, male or female.
Not all of them but very few exceptions to this in my experience.
Yeap I remember. In any case the media in AC is all over this story.
Tony Soprano will take care of this..........
In Brooklyn we know, The Statue of Liberty turned her back on Jersey.
Levy told The Press, I actually wore a green beret, a Vietnamese green beret. I served with one of the Vietnamese provincial reconnaissance units. Yes, it was green, with a parachute badge in front and wings on the side. ... But do I have a S identifier on my MOS? No. Thats not going to be there.
Aside from service, conduct, training and recruiting awards, the Army twice awarded Levy the Bronze Star, its fourth highest decoration given for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. He also won the similarly awarded Combat Infantrymans Badge, given after at least 30 days in a combat zone, and twice received the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding non-combat service.
Seems he has a legit claim to be a hero, and a stretchable claim to be a beret. He's not a run of the mill imposter.
"Generally, it is only a crime for a person to use military records to get direct benefits they would otherwise not be entitled to."
So getting elected 'mayor' is not a "direct benefit"?
I fail to see the difference.
Another Democrat "War Hero". Yuck
Hey PJ who is that group of FReepers who specialize in outing fake military honors? I would like them to get a look at this one.