40-year-old Paul Schroeder was a counselor for the nonprofit PTSD Foundation of America who worked with veterans suffering from PTSD. He also lectured to police departments about the condition and how it related to veterans they might encounter on the beat. Well, it turns out that he was lying his ass off in regards to his experience in the military says My San Antonio;
But the Army has no record of Schroeder ever serving in Special Operations, deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else, and no record of him receiving the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge or other decorations he claimed to have earned, said Mark Edwards, spokesman for U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Ky.
After being questioned by the Houston Chronicle, Schroeder confessed to a reporter Wednesday that he’d lied. He had in fact served 10 years as a military policeman stationed in New York, Panama and Fort Sam, and left the Army as a sergeant in February 2001, before the second war in Iraq or the war in Afghanistan even started.
Houston’s Click2 reports that the FBI is on his ass.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have begun a criminal investigation into Shroeder. He may face charges under the federal Stolen Valor Act.
Nimnil resigned his position. It seems he played the typical crazed veteran in the media;
The HPD training video featured portions of an interview that Shroeder gave to KPRC Local 2 in May 2011.
In one portion of that interview, which was included in the HPD training video, Schroeder said, “One day in the middle of the afternoon, I’m sitting on my sofa. I’ve got a drink in one hand and a .45 in the other. I wasn’t sure which shot I was going to take next.”
Yeah, Panama was tough like that – so many women throwing their tiny brown bodies at you, it was just like a war, well…sorta…maybe not. And with rum at $2.50/half gallon and Cokes for a quarter, who wouldn’t suffer? All that warm weather and hundreds of miles of beaches – it was Hell, dude, you can’t imagine.