Someone sent me the above picture on our fan page on Facebook the other day, but I was too lazy to follow up on it. Luckily, the folks at the Stolen Valor Facebook account didn’t. It was a picture of a guy by the name of “David Garcia” meeting a fan at The Vet Hunters Project, whose laudatory mission is to house homeless veterans. Of course the first place I went was to AKO and found no one by that name who could have been in special forces (there are 6,000 Garcias in the Army and 300 David Garcias), the closest I came was a SSG in the 5th RTB, but he had a picture in AKO and it wasn’t this guy.
Anyway, here’s a picture of this David Garcia handing a formerly homeless couple his Silver Star – yeah, I’d do that;
And apparently he thinks he’s also an officer in one of the Ranger units;
According to the Stolen Valor folks, they’ve blown him out to the folks at The Vet Hunters Project and they had given him a car that they’ve stopped payment on. They also gave him about $900 they say they’ve recovered. The word is that he did serve albeit briefly. He pretended to be a member of the 426th CA Battalion, which is apparently in California. Apparently, somone has filed for his records, so there will me more.
Category: Phony soldiers