Ken Braden, back on the stolen valor pony

| September 8, 2014


Last June, Hondo went and got the FOIA work done on this Ken Braden fellow who was actually wounded while deployed to Iraq as a member of the Tennessee National Guard. But, as you can see in the photo above, that wasn’t good enough for him. He has a Purple Heart, he has a CAB, but he doesn’t have a Silver Star or a Bronze Star.

Ken Braden FOIA

He also doesn’t have a Combat Infantry Badge, I guess he’s ashamed of the Combat Action Badge, so they should relieve him of that burdensome shame.

Anyway, someone mentioned the country song “I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice (the story of the song at Wiki), if you’re not familiar with it) in some discussion somewhere and Ken had to steal the valor, by claiming that he was SFC Jared Monti‘s platoon leader when he was killed, he just couldn’t resist;

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The little prick can’t be proud of his own service, he has to dick around and steal from others. And, oh, yeah, not only did he steal valor, he can’t even wear his uniform properly.

Thanks to our friends at Guardian of Valor for spotting the latest indiscretions and sending it to us.

UPDATE: Shitheel is standing by his story (surprise);


Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Hondo says:


  2. Sparks says:

    It never ends with some of these turds. I still swallow hard when I see his upside down and out of order fruit salad.

  3. Bobo says:

    This is the kind of thing that kills me. Perfectly respectable record with a deployment and a PH, but he still has some kind of an inferiority complex and needs to be something more. All of this crap has just made it more difficult to find a job that would have been relatively with the military awards. It’s time to stop being a stupid PFC and start being an adult.

    • BigJohn says:


    • Yef says:

      Well, some people are really competitive, or really envious, and that can sometimes develop into a form of psychosis that leads to compulsive lies.

      I am an infantryman, sniper, 3 deployments, and a silver star. I have a complex of inferiority because I failed ranger school, proving that I am physically weak despite my high level of performance in combat during deployments.

      Now, do you believe my story?

  4. rb325th says:

    What an assmonkey!!

  5. ArmyATC says:

    Look who’s on Facebook! He doesn’t have much there. No claims at all. Just a single pic.

  6. Combat Historian says:

    Some folks are pathological liars, whether they served or not, deployed or not…they’re just pathoogical liars…

  7. Byrl McCoy says:

    I served with this prick and it absolutely makes my blood boil. The Purple Heart should have been investigated as well given the fact the bullet would of had to come up and over the roof tops wall in order for him to have gotten hit. Given the facts of the individual who was on the wall with him brings this into question.

    • Country Singer says:

      Is he “that” guy? I was in RTS and we heard about someone getting a questionable PH.

      I’m pretty embarrassed that this idiot is wearing the “Puckered Asshole.”

  8. 10thMountainMan says:

    I know a couple rockhard fisters that will knock this little prick’s teeth out during Christmas dinner on national television if they get the chance.

    What a shitbag.

  9. NHSparky says:

    So much for, “Go forth and sin no more…”

  10. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    I can recommend a future disbarred lawyer if he needs one.

  11. Jonn Lilyea says:

    By the way, I’m told another of our thieves, one that we made rather famous is rockin’ the lie again. When I get the juice on him, we’ll mount another campaign.

    • GDContractor says:

      I want to say something about poking holes in narratives but I am not sure what.

    • Tankboy says:

      Hoefuly it’s the round ranger! That kid is the heat!His sock puppet defender was right out of a badly made WW2 movie!
      That, and his wife is always willing to jump in and take the drama to a whole new level.

    • 3/17 Air Cav says:

      Jonn, another recon mission outside the wire? Can’t wait!

  12. Kevin Mossman says:

    I am in the unit that SFC Monti served in, this little jackass is unreal. I wasn’t with the unit when SFC Monti passed away, this unit has a very proud history and wouldn’t like to hear the story this asshat is spewing.

    • Jonathan Preston says:

      I was in 3-71 CAV from 2008-10.

      • BigJohn says:

        I was a door gunner on the first space shuttle.

        • Thunderstixx says:

          I invented snowshoe mounted M-60 machine gun rapid fire clips and Yukon Stove artillery shells !!!

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          THAT’S NOTHING, I was recruited as a toddler to be a Door Gunner for the Apollo Missions. Yes, size and weight were an issue, and my marksmanship with a Nerf ball was noticed by observers, thus I was a shoo-in when I was the only one to qualify with a perfect score on the M666 Plasma Gun. I PAVED THE WAY for you Space Shuttle Door Gunners, YOU’RE WELCOME!! Hey, if I’m lying, may a hornet sting me in the ass cheek right n*OOOOOOWWW* SHIT! Where’d that damn thing come from? Gotta go get the wasp spray, I’ll tell y’all more later…

  13. james says:

    Sure he was a platoon leader. Unless your staffing is really low that position is filled by a LT, SFC at best.

  14. Robert hunt says:

    I am currently serving as the department of Tennessee State commander the military order the Purple Heart if this guy is from Tennessee can I please get his info I will track him down to make sure that he is not a part of our organization or any other veterans organization in Tennessee

  15. Jonn Lilyea says:

    The Shitheel is still standing by his claims;


    • Tankboy says:

      I don’t know, Dude, he’s willing to put a coin on it! Can I ante in with my footsteps in the sand coin and raise with my laser colored Barack Obama coin?

      • UpNorth says:

        “Laser colored Barack Obama coin”? Luckily, I was turning away from the laptop when i read that, so, no harm, no foul. Nicely done, Tankboy.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        DON’T make me reach for my Unicorn-mounted Warrior coin, it blinded the last three that challenged me!!

    • MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

      Sweet Mother of the Son of God … He played the 3 Star General Coin Card!

      I would leave there boys … He got us! LEGIT!

      Now if we could get him some remedial English language classes he could be … Ah … Well …

      • Twist says:

        I got a 4 star coin. I was an E4 and in Egypt. I was told to cook his steak. what I did was slap the steak on the grill with no seasoning because I was perturbed that I was told to do it and I am very strong headed. my OIC took over for me and cooked for the general. I still got a coin for some reason.

    • rb325th says:

      Oh well, his former CO is on here saying he is absolutely full of shit… so who do we believe on this one? Umm yep, no brainer.
      I had been willing to give this turd a break the first time believing he may have some mental health issue. Apparently it is just that he is an O2 thieving shit stain, who may not even rate that PH… accidental discharge covered up by a claim of enemy fire is what folks who were there are saying. I digress though, he is a shitstain regardless of whether it was an earned award or not.

  16. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Yeah, how come I’m not surprised that the word of a known liar has the same integrity as the promise of marital fidelity from Bill Clinton….

  17. Instinct says:

    I have a suggestion. There should be a weekly advice column for all the fakers to write in and ask advise from our own “Faker 6”.

    Letters could be like this:

    Dear Faker 6,

    I’m trying to get a promotion from deep fryer to order taker at my local burger joint and was wondering which would be better for that. Should I claim I was Scout Sniper, Ranger or Seal?

    I have no chin to speak of and my chest is concave as well? Which medals will make me look more manly?


    Bubba “chicken fucker” Farva

  18. Fjardeson says:

    WHYYYYYY? A CAB, a PH, and a ACM, deployed… WHY do they do it? I’d be mighty proud of a record like that!

  19. FatCircles0311 says:

    E3 Platoon Leader?

    Somebody take this shitlord to the tree line.

  20. Big Daddy says:

    Well I did serve with Ken Braden, his brother was going to blow up our Armory, went to federal penitentiary over it, then killed himself I believe, Ken broke into a car at church, which happened to be a State Troopers mother’s vehicle, not sure what happened with that one…..and while Ken did get wounded over in Iraq, 2005 Diyala Province, it has been suspected that the young boy that was with him may have been playing with his weapon and possibly accidentally shot him in the arm

    • Big Daddy says:

      Oh and the car break in occurred while he was in uniform but awol from drill…..

    • AW1 Tim says:

      As has been said, it’s never just the “Stolen Valor”. THAT is usually just the tip of the iceberg with these clowns.

      Once you start looking into them, there’s a whole lot of rotten behind the facade.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        “Stolen Valor being the tip of the iceberg…”
        As I see it, Stolen Valor is like a cheap stick-on piece of fake veneer hiding a moldy termite-infested wall beneath it!

    • OIF '06-'07-'08 says:

      It sounds as if ‘ol Ken was a Fobbit whose sole duty while deployed was to just pay the unit FOB taxes. It is suspected that he was actually hurt by an idiotic(Not Accidental)discharge by his tower buddie, in which he was awarded a PH and his CAB!

      If this is the case, then I can see why he has an inferiority complex.

      • 3/17 Air Cav says:

        Seems like every squad or platoon has their fuckup. Ours was Dennis. Forgot where his trip flair was. Set it off. Our medic, Fred, threatened to kill him if he ever made that mistake again.

        I think “ole” Ken was much the same as “Dennis” underachieving dumbass!

        • Charlie Foxtrot says:

          “Seems like every Squad or Platoon has their fuckup.”
          Yes indeed, we had one in mine when I was in A-stan, if he could ride a horse or bull like he did a medical profile, he’d be a perennial Gold Medal Rodeo Champion, I wouldn’t be surprised if he popped up on TAH sometime in the future!

          • 317 Air Cav says:

            Thought the same about “Dennis” showing up on this site. However I think it’s more likely, he was KIA on the 4th of July with fireworks! (Smile)

        • Whitey_wingnut says:

          My first time in A-stan and I got to meet our retard two weeks in. Fired a .50 through the b-huts in our FOB, just missed a few people. what made it even better was that it was the 1LT.

          • Charlie Foxtrot says:

            Did that get him relieved? It would have in my unit when I was there, ND’s weren’t taken lightly at all by our CoC that we had!

  21. Stick Stickly says:

    So when is the next Stolen Valor Tournament?

    • Thunderstixx says:

      Yeah, when is it.
      I love the names these fucks get from all of you crazy Dysfunctional Veterans give them.
      Ballduster McSoulpatch is one of my favorites and I laugh whenever I think of it !!!
      We really need another tournament !!!

      • nbcguy54 says:

        Crazy disfunctional? I’ll have you sir that I’ve been known to be quite functional at times (with the proper medication of course). And if I wasn’t crazy I’d be insane.

        So there!


        • Green Thumb says:

          My balls hurt.

          I need Palmer “Of the Ballsack) to inspect them.

          And maybe Phildo can inspect my manhole at the same time. 2 for 1 if you will.

          They have mad skills.


        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          Dysfunctional? Yeah, I’ll accept the title.
          I’ll have y’all know that I once tried to be normal, and IT WAS THE SHITTIEST TWO MINUTES OF MY LIFE!!!

  22. Beretverde says:

    Is he still in the guard? If so…a 15-6 needs to be conducted.

  23. Mitch Murray says:

    I was the bastard’s Commander during that deployment. He pulled the same crap when he was back before the unit got home. I often wonder why the turds make it through and Heroes like Steve Kennedy don’t come back.

    • Commissioner Wretched says:

      You said it yourself, sir … “Heroes” give all they have. Shitbirds like this Braden just give up.

  24. cy says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how these guys do this crap. I served in the mid 80’s to early 90’s. Our unit did not deploy from Germany in Gulf 1. I am proud of my service. One of my awards that I am most proud of is a Drivers Skill Badge for Tracked vehicle. Not an easy award to get back then. Most of these asshats wouldn’t even know what it is or understand the significance of holding that award.

  25. MSGRetired says:

    What an ass clown, honorable service shot to shit. I am having more fun reading the FB Comments hahaha I’m proud of my CAB as well. The Infantry did a really good job protecting the FOB while we were out in the city everyday. I never rag on anyone who has been in the sand box. But some of the Infantry guys just cant let go of the fact they are no longer the only game in town !!

  26. Thunderstixx says:

    Stolen valor is not a victimless crime in many instances. This asshole, Ronnie Ritchie and his cunt wife April swatted a man to death using his claim that he was an Ex-Marine when he called 911 informing them that he was following a man that looked like he was waving and pointing a gun at shoppers in the Beaver Creek Ohio Walmart.
    He intentionally used the title of Ex-Marine to add to his credibility.
    Add to that the trigger happy cops that shot John Crawford III to death as soon as they saw him.
    This is a mess all around and is typical of out of control individuals all around including the cops.
    This asshole needs to be charged with two counts of first degree manslaughter and spend the rest of his life in prison buddying up to Bubba and Tiny for companionship on those long sleepless nights in the stir.
    He used his 7 weeks in the reception station, or whatever the Marines call it, to add credibility to his claim that needlessly cost a father of 2 and one in the oven his life.
    This is what stolen valor does when allowed to fester in the heads of those that have no fucking idea of what life and service is all about…

  27. We had a commo guy that all he did was work in TOC, and was proud of what he did as he should be. He was playing video games one night in his CHU when rocket lands in his LSA. Shrapnel comes through wall hits him in calf. He gets PH and CAB. LOL he was playing call of duty. Tells the story just like that.

  28. Jordan Rott says:

    A coin overrides a DD214 any day of the week, just ask Ken Braden.