We wrote about her in August 2010 and again in March of this year but I think it’s worth it to remind some of our newer readers about Melissa Campbell, the only person to be punished in the case against Xavier Alvarez, the man who took the Stolen Valor Act to the Supreme Court.
Ms. Campbell, a former Marine herself, lost her job as a hostess when upon hearing Alvarez’ outlandish claims of invading Iran on his own and returning to the Tehran embassy to retrieve the US flag even though he was wounded, Campbell confronted Alvarez and was fired from her job soon after. But she continued to help the FBI investigate and finally arrest Alvarez.
Her employer had asked why she should care since she was out of the Marines. Obviously her employer had never been a Marine. The Supreme Court might not recognize Ms. Campbell’s sacrifice for the honor of veterans, but we, here at This Ain’t Hell will never forget.