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  • (Stolen Valor Act) High Court Dilemma: Can Lie About Medal Be Crime?

    02/19/2012 7:16:27 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, February 19 | Associated Press
    High Court Dilemma: Can Lie About Medal Be Crime? Xavier Alvarez was in good company when he stood up at a public meeting and called himself a wounded war veteran who had received the top military award, the Medal of Honor. Alvarez was lying about his medal, his wounds and his military service, but he wasn't the first man to invent war exploits. He was, however, one of the first people prosecuted under a 2006 federal law aimed at curbing false claims of military valor. Concerns that the law improperly limits speech and turns people into criminals for things they...
  • U.S. War Vets to Speak Publicly About War Crimes

    11/30/2007 10:41:29 PM PST · by Phil Harmonic · 149 replies · 1,072+ views
    OneWorld.Net ^ | Nov 30, 2007 | Aaron Glantz
    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (OneWorld) - U.S. war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have announced they're planning to descend on Washington, DC this March to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in Iraq. "The war in Iraq is not covered to its potential because of how dangerous it is for reporters to cover it," said Liam Madden, a former Marine and member of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War. "That's left a lot of misconceptions in the minds of the American public about what the true nature of military occupation looks like." Iraq Veterans Against the...
  • FL Schools To Admit America-Hating Veterans Group - Veterans For Peace

    07/18/2006 12:32:29 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 27 replies · 707+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | July 18, 2006 | N/A
    From Hearing both sidesSunday, July 16, 2006For the past year, the former president of Tampa Bay Veterans for Peace, Dwight Lawton, has been trying to spread a message to Pinellas County high school students."For students, it is that they have equal access to information so that they can make decision based on understanding the pros and cons of going in the service," Lawton said.Lawton, 75, was drafted into the Navy and fought in the Korean War. He says although he had no choice in serving in the military, kids today do. He's pushing for the Pinellas County school board...
  • Whistleblower soldier faces possible court martial

    10/31/2004 11:21:12 PM PST · by epluribus unum1 · 22 replies · 1,283+ views
    washington post ^ | Nov. 1, 2004 | Lynn Duke
    Haunted by Memories of War, A Soldier Battles The Army The strain and fear stalked him through one war, through the years that followed, then into a second war. Each dangerous convoy in Iraq -- "suicide missions," the troops called them, because they were so poorly equipped -- fueled his secret panic, his fear that one of his soldiers would die. And then one of his men did die. His stress became a beast that grew and grew -- especially after he was turned away from an Army medical clinic last fall when he sought help in the midst of...
  • Vietnam Veteran Challenges Kerry To Come Clean [Great List Of Kerry's Phony Sources]

    02/24/2004 4:11:09 PM PST · by Hon · 34 replies · 1,463+ views
    A Collection Of Thoughts ^ | May 25, 2003 | Larry O'Daniel
    Viet Vet charges urges Kerry to come clean Vietnam Veteran Larry J. O'Daniel has today challenged former fellow officer and veteran, John Forbes Kerry to come clean with charges Kerry has made in the past. O'Daniel, a decorated combat veteran from Vietnam and Phoenix says that the issue is one that the Senator himself has brought on. Senator John Forbes Kerry is attempting to be our generation's Vietnam War hero, much the same way his avowed idol, John F. Kennedy was of that generation. Kerry falls short in many ways. I do not deny his heroism under fire. His Silver...