ABC27 reports that our buddy, Matthew Ott, a teenager who was victimized by valor thief Nate Fornwalt last year, was in the halls of his legislature yesterday as the Pennsylvania Senate passed their new Stolen Valor Act out of that body; Not many teenagers are concerned about what’s happening at the Capitol, but 15-year-old Matthew […]
Mary sends us a link to the news that the Alabama State Senate has voted to increase the penalties for wearing medals and badges for tangible benefit. The bill imposes a minimum fine of $5,000 and makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to falsely represent themselves as a recipient of a military […]
At funeral police commissioner calls Robert Wilson III's actions before his death during an armed robbery the greatest act of bravery he has seen
One aspect of Pennsylvania’s attempts to close the stolen valor gap was passed by the state senate. Apparently, a few years ago, PA decided to put an identifier on drivers’ licenses for veterans, but, there were no restrictions on it – you self-identified on application by checking a block on your application. The result is […]
In Act of Valor, the 2012 movie where real active-duty Navy SEALs play fictional active-duty Navy SEALs, there's a moment where two elite, hardened warriors are discussing fatherhood, and one of them mentions the scariest thing about it: diapers. If fucking SEALs can't handle diapers, is there any hope for the rest of us? Read more...
CBS’ tribute to its correspondent Bob Simon will run 90 minutes this Sunday, 7-8:30 PM ET/PT. Steve Kroft anchors this 90-minute 60 minutes, which will be followed by the 2½ hour movie Act Of Valor. This past Sunday, 60 Minutes opened with a report Simon finished the day he died in a car crash on New York City's West Side Highway. Show More Summary
Chip sends us a link to Maine’s proposed Stolen Valor Act that will make false claims of any military service that results in monetary gain greater than $10 or a false claim of service in a war or wearing/claiming verbally an award or decoration that the wearer didn’t earn a “Class E crime”. A person […]
One man’s impersonation of a soldier goes far beyond other cases that have been reported in the past. In addition to admitting to his actions, he also bragged about the act. But unfortunately, that’s not all! He took things a step further by mocking the United States’ armed forces collectively. Show More Summary
The man busted for impersonating an Army Ranger at the Oxford Valley mall in Langhorne, Pa. on Black Friday might face federal charges for violating the Stolen Valor Act of 2013.
A senior chief petty officer assigned to Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) received the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award in a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.
NEED FOR SPEED and ACT OF VALOR helmer Scott Waugh will direct INVERSION, a $120 million sci-fi thriller written by Bragi Schut (SEASON OF THE WITCH) and Academy Award nominee David Arata (CHILDREN OF MEN, SPY GAME). The film is being...Show More Summary
We all know the SCOTUS recently invalidated the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, forcing Congress to revise and reenact it. That happened last year. So, merely making false claims about one’s military career isn’t in general unlawful today. You have to do so for the purpose of fraud to break the law. But it seems […]
South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley, signed that state’s new stolen valor act into law yesterday, according to The Republic. Considering that the state subsidizes a large number of phoney POWs there, prosecutors should be pretty busy enforcing the law; The law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley makes the lie a misdemeanor, with the punishment depending […]
Soaked in Bleach, the upcoming docudrama directed by Act of Valor producer Benjamin Statler, is a reexamination of the circumstances surrounding the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994. The film mixes interviews with those involved in the investigation like private investigator Tom Grant with dramatic reenactments of the event’s aftermath. Cobain’s death was [...]
When Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy's war-set thriller Act of Valor came out in 2012, it wasn't sold on big names or big budget action sequences, but instead the fact that it employed active Navy SEALs to play the lead roles. The film was...Show More Summary
Need for Speed is gearing up for a modest weekend at the box office. Based on the video game franchise of the same name, Act of Valor director Scott Waugh’s action flick could generate around $25 million from moviegoers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Need for Speed is tracking pretty well with the younger crowd.... Show More Summary
Eight new character posters from DreamWorks Pictures' Need for Speed are now online and can be viewed below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. Directed by Scott Waugh ( Act of Valor ), the high-octane action thriller hits theaters this Friday,...Show More Summary
Vogue UK deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor this week for the act of valor involved in putting gorgeous Nigella Lawson on the cover without makeup. More » Vogue UK Bravely Puts Makeup-Free Nigella Lawson On Cover is a post from TheGloss - Get the best women's beauty, make up, hairstyles tips. Get sex, dating advice, culture news and hot trends for women..
But here is an awesome piece of news: President Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination next month when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, to 19 Hispanic, Jewish and African-American veterans overlooked previously because of their racial or ethnic backgrounds. The unusual presentation will culminate a [Read more...]
In a rare and historical action, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, to 19 Jewish, Hispanic, and African-American veterans “overlooked previously because of their ethnicity,” according to the Washington Post. Unprecedented and historical, in my opinion, because it reaches back more than 60 years to correct [...]