Ladner v. Fox 5 Atlanta dimissed

| October 28, 2016


Here’s a little background on Shane Ladner; He was a police officer at Holy Springs, Georgia who claimed to be a wounded veteran from Operation Just Cause in 1989 and he got an invitation to a trip to Midland, Texas in a parade with other wounded veterans. The float that he and his wife were riding on was struck by a train and his wife lost her leg.

Our buddy, Randy Travis, a reporter for Fox 5 in Atlanta did some digging and discovered that Ladner didn’t participate in Just Cause – he was still in high school. Ladner changed his story to a wound during drug interdiction operations in Central America. And he showed this forged DD214 as proof;

Ladner DD214 (redacted)

Well, the NPRC couldn’t find a Purple Heart;

Ladner FOIA

Ladner Awards

His NGB-22 doesn’t mention a Purple Heart, either;

Ladner NGB-22

Ladner lost his job as a police officer and he’s facing charges for his Purple Heart license plates because of his lies.

Well, for some reason, Ladner thought that it was a good idea to sue Fox5 Atlanta and Randy Travis for defamation, because, somehow, that would get him a Purple Heart Medal. That failed this week – the case against Fox5 and Randy Travis was dismissed in Georgia court.

Ladner v. Fox5 by JonnLilyea on Scribd

I worked with Fox5’s lawyer on this case, but it looks like the judge didn’t want to touch the stolen valor aspect of this case leaving that issue to the criminal courts.

Like I said, Ladner is still facing charges for using the forged DD214 to get Purple Heart license plates.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. While the blame for the cause of the actual train/truck collision might be in question; there is no doubt that his wife lost her leg as a direct result of his lies about his service. Had he not lied in the first place, they would not have been in Texas, and not have been on that flatbed trailer, in the path of the train. I wonder if she is still with him…

  2. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    The one hard thing about Karma is that sometimes your loved ones pay for your negative Karma…his wife paid with her leg for this asshole’s tall tales about his service…that’s a real shame as I far prefer when Karma delivers its message in person directly to the individual responsible.

  3. MCPO NYC USN Ret. ain't goin' no where says:

    Victimless crime, tell that to the one legged wife!

    This POS has a long rough road ahead of him!

    • MSG Eric says:

      If people understood it isn’t victimless, that might put them a step ahead. But they often don’t want to put one foot forward into comprehension.

      Hopefully, all this costs him an arm and a leg, including what his wife can get out of him if they divorce.

  4. Daisy Cutter says:

    At some point, at some level, long before events unfolded — it struck him as a good idea to fake a Purple Heart and be invited to ride a float in a parade that he had no right being involved with.

    Ironically, he can probably still sue the train, the parade or the float driver and prevail. Only in America!

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      AS TO his suing the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), forget it. The crossing where the collision occurred was designated as a “Silent Crossing” which means that the train’s Engineer was forbidden from sounding his horn for that grade crossing due to an agreement between local legal jurisdictions and the UPRR. Investigations afterward revealed that the warning signals were operating correctly so suing over that goes in the trash can as well. I will say that IMHO the Truck Driver WAS negligent in stopping while on the crossing but I’m sure that by now any lawsuits against him would bear no fruit. IMHO any legal action by him against the UPRR would be an absolutely Bernathian effort!

    • Planet Ord says:

      The suit in Texas against the railroad was settled by Shane prior to the Fox 5 lawsuit.

    • Planet Ord says:

      I hit report by mistake Jonn.

    • Pinto Nag says:

      On a train track, the TRAIN always has the right of way. The only thing that might be able to contest that would be another train!

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Like the Operation Lifesaver slogan says, “Even when it’s a tie at a Railroad Crossing, YOU LOSE”, referring to those who want to beat the train instead of waiting.

  5. Hondo says:

    Ladner? Ah, that must be a nickname for “A. Lyon Baxtard.” Fah’kheem.

  6. Just An Old Dog says:

    The Court document is a good read. The reporter, Travis did due diligence before he put Ladner on blast.
    It also shows that if you have good reason to believe someone is lying about their service and mistakenly out them as a Poser the chances of them winning a legal battle against you are not good unless they can prove you knew the truth and continued to push the issue anyway.
    I look forward to reading about how Ladner fares in his upcoming trial.

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Tubby ‘lil Shane Lardner brought all of this shit on himself, I wonder if he’ll make himself out to be a junior Bernath?

  8. ChipNASA says:

    Hey Shane Ladner, you lose yet again. You suck so bad at sucking that you’d lose a fight over who suck the most.
    Unless it’s sucking crusty hobo dicks for loose change behind the local Flying J, then you’re the winner hands down.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I’m an Ex-OTR Trucker and IMHO a Flying J is far too classy for the likes of Shane Lardner, he’s more suited to the run-down dumps that are not frequented by decent people.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        I thin a broken bathroom at a old, run down county park would be an appropriate place to find SHANE LADNER “working his wares” at…

  9. ABB says:

    It was amazing to see the community come support him and Meg. Everyone helped. Until the lies became to big to hide and the right people asked the right questions.

    There was another SV turd involved in the background as Shane’s enabler. He has drifted off. Good thing too.

    The DA offered him a good deal, one felony and a few misdemeanor thefts. Now he has several felonies indicted staring him in the face.

    By my own witness Shane has claimed Ranger, airborne, sniper, Battle of Mogadishu, executed a prisoner in Iraq, purple heart, and Haiti.

    He is damn good at winning people over. But when the truth comes out it unravels in spectacular fashion.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      So he can really pour it on, but once you take a deep breath, you smell SHIT, kinda like when you’re conversing with a fast-talking car salesman?

  10. Green Thumb says:

    I forgot about this fat loser.

    I just assumed he was working the gate on night shift at All-Points Logistics in Merritt Island, Florida.

  11. Graybeard says:

    I pity his wife.
    As her husband, he is supposed to protect her and care for her, not lie to her and get her hurt.


  12. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    I positively enjoyed the court order dismissing the case. It’s a beauty. Congratulations to Travis. Cubans are legally available, now. Jonn likes a good smoke.

  13. J Wright says:

    Is his wife named Peg ?

  14. Jeffro says:

    Oh,Proud Infidel even I see what you did thar well done!

  15. ex-OS2 says:


  16. Todd Davis says:

    Not sure if this appropriate for this thread but I have a ? About the OSR. Since I saw it in the post. Won’t ask if I need to post on an awards thread. Thanks

    • Claw says:

      Todd, just wait for the Weekend Open Thread (later today) and then post your question.

      The WOT usually posts up about 1300 EDT on Fridays.

      Who knows, if you watch close enough, you could be the *First* comment on the WOT, which is quite a prestigious honor.

  17. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Another SV assclown trying to gravy train off the system (lawsuit) and gets mega pimp slapped in the process!

    As for SAHNE LADNER, my crystal ball sees you spending some time in a cold, dank place making some new friends with names like Bubba, Thor Julio and Mr. “Tiny”.

    Karma is a bytch – and she’s ain’t done with your lying ass yet, Shane!

  18. Todd Davis says:

    I’ve put on some pounds since I got out a lot of it due to VA meds. I could not in good conscience. Wear a uniform esp a dress uniform. In the shape I’m in. I find it disrespectful of the uniform to have someone as overweight as he is. Parading around in it seems to me that all that fake fruit salad on the chest would draw more attention to how he looks in it just sayin

  19. Skippy says:

    And he’s still a shit bag

  20. William Shrum says:

    When is something like this wonderful story going to happen to my assbag, pos brother “Doc” Shrum? They already took his phony Purple Heart and his precious license plates, but not even an arrest for his phony bullshit and he is still getting his $3k a month for his lying PTSD disability! Please someone come and arrest this asshat!
    Thank you!

  21. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    He double-down on stupid…never a good idea.

  22. Slick 24/7 says:

    I’m a little late seeing this, congrats on your loss Shameless !!! I hope that fox 5 shares everything they have with Cherokee County for your up coming criminal trail. Let’s hope Bubba doesn’t have another conflict and as to postpone again, just saying Ass Clown !!!! Why do you keep telling your wife that it’s Cherokee County postponing the trail ? Yeah that’s right….. because you lie all the time !!! Can’t wait to see Fox 5 sue you for filling the bogus law suit … what’s that going to set you back ? Maybe you can roll your one legged wife out to Midland Tx. Like the circus act you did to get your free rifle and hunting trip. God your mother must be proud of her little boy !!!

  23. Retired colonel says:

    I live in the Georgia area and have been following this poser! His one legged wife is named Meg. She’s still with him! Can’t imagine why, but think she’s guarded by the poser and his mother. Don’t think she knows anything that is happening with the cases! All of her money looks like it goes to defending her lying poser husband.