Derek sends us a photo from the Austin American Statesman which says that Armando Diaz is a Vietnam and Korean Wars veteran. He has a SEAL trident pinned to his VFW cap. So we sent the photo to Don Shipley, who, in turn, emails us back that Armando isn’t a SEAL, as if we really had to ask. Don also says that the VFW post on his cap is from Arizona, but he lives in Midland, TX (not Mission, TX like the photo caption says).
Armando demands immigration reform and I demand Stolen Valor reform.
Derek has written to the Austin paper to let them know and we’ll see if anyone bothers to fix the story. We’re working on his his records, so look for an update.