86-year-old Utahan Myron Brown who duped his Congressman into awarding him a stack of phony medals for his service in Korea and was busted by our buddy, Doug Sterner, is now staring down the barrel of an investigation by the Feds, according to the Utah News;
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, also plans to call a congressional hearing on “stolen valor” cases and the difficulty in verifying military honors since the Pentagon keeps no official list.
“Others have been burned by this. I have too, but I want to solve the problem,” he said.
Oh, so Chaffetz is admitting that he’s a victim of this victimless crime?
Chaffetz said at that time that he wanted a letter from the Pentagon definitively stating that Brown’s documents were fakes before he would denounce the medals and take action.
Oh, well, there you go – Chaffetz was perfectly willing to believe Brown and conduct the photo opportunity despite evidence that would have saved him the trouble he’s experiencing now.
We all want to believe these guys, in fact, I proudly wrote about Myron before we got evidence to the contrary, before we even knew there was a problem, but it seems that the people at the center of the awards ceremony and it’s controversy could have delayed the ceremony until all of the evidence was in instead of rushing ahead with it.
Category: Phony soldiers