1stCavRVN11B sent me a message from one of his friends who recognized one of the veterans on the stage with Richard Blumenthal from POW Net’s Wall of Shame. His name is William Joseph Trumpower and here’s the picture of him at Blumenthal’s press conference taken from a screenshot of a Fox News video;
And here’s a screen shot of an interview Trumpower did on local TV under his AKA name Elliot Storm;
Trumpower or Storm actually did serve in Vietnam, but he embellished his career to sell a book.
CLAIMING BRONZE STAR w/VALOR device. Claims 2nd Lt, Claims Wears 3 Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars w/V. The jacket in EARLIER pictures boasted 8 ribbons. This NEW pic has more and includes V device on Bronze Star and 2nd Lt bars. Claims he worked with Ollie North.
ACTUAL – National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart w/1*. Served 11 Oct 1968 to 30 Jan 1970 as a USMC rifleman (MOS 0311). Has enlisted service number (not officer’s)
There’s more at the POW Net link including an email Trumpower sent to our friends admitting his chicanery.