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A Grand Canyon trip for 23 wounded Marines…and TSO

A Grand Canyon trip for 23 wounded Marines…and TSO

| August 31, 2015 | 8 Comments

Bobo sends us a link from the Arizona Republic about the progress of 23 wounded Marines and our own TSO, you know if wounded Marines don’t have enough problems already; Raising the money took almost two years. Along the way, [Hank] Detering and the river runners won the backing of the American Legion and the […]

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Veterans work for the government in record numbers

Veterans work for the government in record numbers

| August 31, 2015 | 12 Comments

According to the Washington Post at least half of new hires for the Federal government are veterans, but even though they work for the government in record numbers, they also leave those jobs in record numbers. The bad news is that once veterans get into government, they don’t stay long. They’re more likely to leave […]

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Rest In Peace, Forgotten Angel

Rest In Peace, Forgotten Angel

| August 31, 2015 | 16 Comments

In 1921 a child was born in the Belgian Congo. She was the daughter of a Belgian veterinarian and his wife, who was native Congolese. The child was a girl; her name was Augusta Chiwy. At age 9, Chiwy moved to Belgium with her family – to Bastogne, her father’s hometown. In 1940, she turned […]

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Garcetti; LA’s homeless vet problem bigger than he expected

Garcetti; LA’s homeless vet problem bigger than he expected

| August 31, 2015 | 5 Comments

From the Los Angeles Daily News comes an article which reports that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is backing away from his claim that he will solve the homeless veteran problem in Los Angeles by the end of this year. It seems that the more veterans that they house, the more veterans they find. Funny […]

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Sue Schippert; phony Army veteran

Sue Schippert; phony Army veteran

| August 31, 2015 | 67 Comments

Some of you may have noticed that some of our previous phonies are missing from the archives. This woman is the reason why that happened. For some reason, she presented herself as an Army veteran to the folks at Military Phonies who, in turn, let her do some research for them. She made some promises […]

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Colleen Scott; phony sailor

Colleen Scott; phony sailor

| August 31, 2015 | 83 Comments

A few weeks ago, someone sent us a query in regards to this Colleen Scott woman who claims to be a Navy veteran. You can see that by what she’s wearing on her uniform, she also claims a Combat Action Ribbon. A little further down the rack, she’s also wearing an Army NCO Professional Development […]

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Scaletta trial begins September 29th

Scaletta trial begins September 29th

| August 31, 2015 | 18 Comments

Someone sent us this video report on the latest court room dealings of Jason Scaletta, the fellow who we busted back in December and was arrested in May when he tried to defraud the VA with his forged DD214. His trial date is set for September 29, 2015. His lawyer blames the Army for “faulty […]

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Monday morning feel good stories

Monday morning feel good stories

| August 31, 2015 | 4 Comments

Down in Ada, Oklahoma, a homeowner was coincidentally loading his shot gun after cleaning when Michael Paul Mikula walked in his door without being invited. The homeowner recognized him from a police sketch in the local paper and ordered Mikula out of his house. Mikula complied, the homeowner says that he looked to be intoxicated. […]

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