Tman sends us a link to Cracked magazine’ latest article on Military phonies. They came to us a few months ago and asked for some of our favorites, but apparently, they didn’t use any of them. Their list is pretty funny, too, and it includes one that we did a few years back, William “Billy” James Clark, the heavy drop serial phony.
They also included Bill Hillar, the guy who had been telling his students that he was the model for the Liam Neeson character in “Taken”. Some of their examples go back to the early 1900s so Stolen Valor has been around awhile. But in the more recent category, they profiled David Deng the guy who fooled a bunch of immigrants into joining his private Army.
I’ll bet Hillar and Deng wish that folks are as gullible as even the president of the US was in the old timey days. But you should read the Cracked article. One I sent them was Corey Glass who deserted to Canada while he wasn’t really a deserter. I also sent them the links to the Jake Diliberto tale – the grand champion of our Stolen Valor Tournament last year.
You can probably list some of your own favorites in the comments.