Last month, Old Trooper sent us an obit on Kenneth L. Godwin who pretended to be a Lieutenant Colonel and in his photo accompanying the obit, he was wearing a Combat Action Badge. We doubted his claims, just based on the picture he took before he died. His estranged daughter came by and told us that our suspicions were not baseless, despite the folks who came by to defend Godwin.
Well, Hondo got his records last night and we were right. His service ended decades ago as a Staff Sergeant. There’s no Silver Star, no Bronze Star, not even an assignment to he 101st that I can see, let alone verification of his time with Rangers and Special Forces.
So,, yes, we know that obits are notoriously inaccurate, but the picture that accompanies the obit is a lie, too. And it looks like he was alive when the picture was taken and so he was complicit in the lie to a point. So you phonies out there, come clean to your family while you’re still alive or the fact that you were a liar will be their last memory of you when your obit is featured on TAH.
Category: Phony soldiers