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Douglas Winn; phony combat veteran

Douglas Winn; phony combat veteran

| July 15, 2018 | 32 Comments

Our partners at Military Phonies share their work on this Douglas Winn fellow who claimed in court documents that he was an Iraq War veteran and that he suffered from PTSD. He also claimed an award of the Bronze Star Medal. At the time he was facing a bunch of charges for being a fairly […]

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Enrique Rodriguez literally steals valor

Enrique Rodriguez literally steals valor

| July 15, 2018 | 49 Comments

Someone sends us their work on this fellow, Enrique Rodriguez, who claims that he earned a Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in Vietnam. WGN reports that the owner of a car wash franchise in Illinois is one of the most decorated soldiers of the Vietnam War; Rodriguez is the face outside Mr. Car Wash […]

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Pasco County Fire Rescue save Gene Work’s life twice

Pasco County Fire Rescue save Gene Work’s life twice

| July 15, 2018 | 18 Comments

Last weekend, Gene Work was working hard to re-sod his yard ahead of an Homeowner Association fine, when he suffered a heart attack. Pasco County Fire Rescue came and took him to hospital, but, in and out of consciousness during the trip, Work worried about his yard and the HOA fine. Gene Work’s brother, Mark […]

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15 soldiers treated for lightning strike

15 soldiers treated for lightning strike

| July 15, 2018 | 18 Comments

Clay sends a link to the news that 15 Fort Jackson, South Carolina soldiers were treated for being near a lightning strike. None were actually injured, but they were sent for treatment as a precaution; The Fort Jackson PAO’s office says the lightning strike happened in a field where 200 soldiers in the 2nd Battalion […]

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Norks show up for repatriation talks

Norks show up for repatriation talks

| July 15, 2018 | 15 Comments

According to Stars & Stripes, a North Korean delegation showed three days late for talks about repatriation of missing US servicemen at Panmunjom; The North Korean side was led by a two-star general, according to the Yonhap News Agency, which said it was the first military talks between the U.S.-led United Nations Command and the […]

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Will Nguyen; American arrested in Vietnam

Will Nguyen; American arrested in Vietnam

| July 15, 2018 | 61 Comments

Reuters reports that Will Nguyen, an American citizen of Vietnamese extraction, has been arrested in Vietnam for participation in protests against the communist government; The police statement cited the indictment as saying that Nguyen incited people to protest and tried to overturn a police truck in the city, Vietnam’s economic hub. His lawyer is not […]

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Sunday morning feel good stories

Sunday morning feel good stories

| July 15, 2018 | 10 Comments

From Salisbury, North Carolina; Police say the incident began about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, when officers were called about a suspected armed robbery, said a statement. “Officers made contact with the suspect, who was armed with a handgun and attempted to negotiate his peaceful surrender. While negotiating with the suspect, he presented a clear threat to […]

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Pentagon Slashes GI Bill Transfer Eligibility Window

Pentagon Slashes GI Bill Transfer Eligibility Window

| July 14, 2018 | 38 Comments

Military Times reports new changes in service member’s ability to transfer GI Bill benefits to dependents, and they’re not for the better. The goal, Pentagon officials stated, is to shift the benefit to focus on retention. “After a thorough review of the policy, we saw a need to focus on retention in a time of […]

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