Phony Myron Brown facing Feds

| January 19, 2012 | 7 Comments

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.

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  1. Doc Bailey says:

    “you can run on for a long time, you can run on for a long time, sooner or later God’ll Cut you down.”

    ~Johny Cash.

  2. TSO says:

    Technically, I believe Chaffetz has somewhat unwittingly just made our case for us. If a Congressman isn’t able to figure out the authenticity of comments, how on earth is an average citizen supposed to do that? One argument used against SVA is that it would be less restrictive of the First Amendment if each person sought out the veracity of individual statements. Well, say goodbye to that argument.

  3. KnightsWhoSayNi says:

    Photo 3 on the article at http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/53325188-90/chaffetz-brown-medals-military.html.csp shows that most of the bottom rows are commemorative ribbons that he awarded to himself for a small price at Medals of America. He’s got an Army Commemorative Service ribbon as well as the Air Force Commemorative, along with several others.

  4. Jeff B says:

    Myron was completely exonerated of these charges before his death. Letters from the pentagon confirming his validity of service. It’s unfortunate that his congressman apologized behind closed doors and not to in public. He has flown more missions than almost all military combat pilots who have ever flown.

    It’s terrible how quickly one can tarnish a lifelong legacy without factual evidence. Unfortunate.

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Not according to this article;

      The Salt Lake Tribune sent copies of the citations to the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. An Air Force archivist responded by saying the citations do not correspond with any document in their possession.

      “The copies of the special and general orders you provided are incorrect or do not exist,” the archivist wrote in an email received Wednesday.

      In two cases, the order numbers correspond to honors given to other veterans and in one case the order number did not exist.

  5. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    At any age BS is BS.

    Sign me up. I am getting sick of all this BS.

  6. Green Thumb says:

    Old older turd.

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