Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ex-Walter Reed CSM sentenced to 6 months | Army Times | armytimes.com

Ex-Walter Reed CSM sentenced to 6 months | Army Times | armytimes.com: A former command sergeant major at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., fired for faking his record and wearing numerous unauthorized awards and decorations, was sentenced to six months imprisonment and a demotion to staff sergeant.

Sgt. Maj. Stoney N. Crump, the hospital's senior enlisted advisor until he was relieved in 2010, was sentenced Wednesday in a military court at Fort McNair in Washington after pleading guilty to nearly all the charges against him.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Report: Court rules wearing unearned medals a crime - Stripes

Report: Court rules wearing unearned medals a crime - Stripes: Lying about receiving a military medal is protected speech, but there’s no right to wear a combat decoration that hasn’t been earned, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

The difference, said a divided panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is that lying is speech, but wearing a medal is conduct, according to a report in the San Francisco Chrnonicle.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Report: Court rules wearing unearned medals a crime - Stripes

Report: Court rules wearing unearned medals a crime - Stripes: Lying about receiving a military medal is protected speech, but there’s no right to wear a combat decoration that hasn’t been earned, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

The difference, said a divided panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is that lying is speech, but wearing a medal is conduct, according to a report in the San Francisco Chrnonicle.

Russell Richardson; stolen smarts : This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here

Russell Richardson; stolen smarts : This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here: Russell Richardson, who earned a master’s degree from Ohio State University in 1984, says he never sought to misrepresent his credentials. Yet from 2003 to as recently as September, Richardson consistently has been characterized in news stories, company websites and his own internal Army resume as having a doctorate.

Stolen valor? Video of alleged fake soldier sparks outrage - U.S. - Stripes

Stolen valor? Video of alleged fake soldier sparks outrage - U.S. - Stripes: To the untrained eye, he might have looked like a decorated war hero.

But it didn’t take long for two Marines to decide there was something off about the uniformed man outside the military funeral, who wore medals as prestigious as the Silver Star. And when they started asking questions, they became even more convinced: The guy was a fraud — a fake soldier.

The July 19 exchange, captured on camera outside a West Palm Beach church and posted online, has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Those who have served in the military have responded with outrage.