We briefly discussed Warren Parker last year. He was a contractor in Kansas City whose business was suffering so he concocted a war hero story to get work that was pigeon-holed for veteran-owned companies. Writes KMBC.com;
Warren Parker served in the Missouri National Guard from 1963 through 1968, but spent only six months on active duty to attend basic training and his military occupational school. Prosecutors said he never left Missouri while on active duty or while assigned to the Guard, and was honorably discharged in 1968 as a senior engineer equipment mechanic.
That didn’t stop him from submitting to the government a false resume in March 2011 in which he manufactured a history as a war hero. That included a record of service in Vietnam, where he said he was awarded three Silver Stars, three Purple Heart Medals, four Bronze Stars with valor and more than a dozen other commendations, including 32 citations for heroism.
In reality, his only decoration in the military was an expert rifle badge.
Well, an expert rifle badge is almost like a Silver Star, isn’t it? Missouri is real close to Vietnam, right? Like Cambodia close. If you’re going to steal valor, you might as well go retardado completo, and 32 citations fits the bill.
But he was only exercising his right to speak freely, so what if he stole contracts from deserving real life heroes. They were only veterans. Besides the only REAL veterans caught the PTSD. And I’m sure if we wait long enough, Old Warren will claim that the PTSD made him lie anyway.
Thanks to Alan for the link.