According to The Daily Item, Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Wolf, signed the state’s Stolen Valor Act into law this week; John Getz, state adjutant of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Pennsylvania, said the legislation’s title is apt and the legislation is warranted to punish impersonators who try to benefit from pretending to be a veteran. […]
...Manchester made boasts of numerous wounds, acts of heroism, and specific decorations awarded to him while serving in the Pacific Theater as a Marine during World War II...
The Air Force awarded its highest honors to two airmen for their acts of valor serving in Afghanistan more than a decade apart.
Retired CW2 Stu Soffer known around these parts as “Club Manager” sends us the news that Arkansas’ Stolen Valor Act is on it’s way to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk for his signature after two years of perseverance. Club Manager drafted the language for the bill and State Representative Trevor Drown, a Reserve component Special Forces […]
Ryan Dempster last pitched in a professional baseball game in 2013. He then decided to walk away and leave money on the table rather than keep playing, wrapping up a very respectable career at age 36 after 16 years in the majors. But now, nearing his 40th birthday, he decided to give the game a try one more time by… Read more...
The U.S. Marine Corps awarded a posthumous medal for outstanding bravery in the line of duty during the bloodiest battles of the Korean War. This may not seem like an exceptional act, but for the fact that the honoree is named Sergeant Reckless: a horse. Show More Summary
President Obama honored 11 police officers Monday who have performed extraordinary acts of bravery, awarding the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to men and women who had suffered stab wounds and burn wounds and had defused tense hostage situations to protect members of their communities. The honorees hailed from large and small police departments across the country, […]
You may recall Navy SEAL Commander Rorke Denver from the movie Act of Valor. Rorke has a new and timely book out, Worth Dying For: A Navy SEAL’s Call Top A Nation, and will be my guest on today’s program.
KSTP reports that State Representative Jeff Howe was inspired by the story of Richard Rahn’s valor theft in late 2014 to present his own bill to the Minnesota legislature because the current state laws make pretending to be a military officer is a misdemeanor, but Rahn’s impersonation of an enlisted soldier isn’t illegal. Howe’s bill […]
They are the overlooked brigade of New York City’s transit workers — bus drivers, cleaners, station clerks and mechanics — who have stepped out of the shadows to perform acts of valor.
Yesterday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided, in an 11-judge ruling, that the actions of an Idaho veteran of the U.S. Marines who was convicted under the Stolen Valor Act, was protected by his rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Show More Summary
TSO is currently writing an explanation of the 9th Circuit Court’s decision yesterday in the Elven Swisher case, so I won’t get into that, I’ll let the lawyers get down in the legal weeds. But, of course, Dallas “Witless” Wittgenfeld, the second greatest legal mind in the country has determined that, somehow, the Swisher decision […]
In Maryland, State Senator Bryan Simonaire, a member of the veteran caucus, plans to submit a new stolen valor act to the state Assembly this winter, according to ABC News; “It specifically for when they’re obtaining property or money or other benefits,” Sen. Simonaire said. “As we saw in the federal case, you have to […]
The folks at Military Phonies sent us their work on this Kenneth Malone fellow. Apparently he used to be friends with Manuel Ocasio-Reyes, one of the original Stolen Valor Act busts. In the linked story about Ocasio-Reyes, it mentions Malone as a Purple Heart recipient. Malone is the Quartermaster of VFW Post 4412 in Hudson, […]
Former stunt performer-turned-action helmer Scott Waugh is also known for 2012's Act of Valor The post Need for Speed’s Scott Waugh to Direct the Action Thriller Blackout appeared first on ComingSoon.net.
Act Of Valor and Need For Speed director Scott Waugh has become attached to helm Blackout, an action thriller to be financed and produced by Sierra/Affinity. Broken Road's Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein are producing the pic, and Sierra/Affinity's...Show More Summary
One of our lurkers send us a link to NewJersey.com which reports that Governor Christie signed New Jersey’s stolen valor act into law which is bad news for some of our usual suspects like Ron Mailahn, Steve “Snake Eyes” Jordan, and Angelo Otchy, along with a number of trolls from that state whose comments can’t […]
EXCLUSIVE: Act Of Valor director Scott Waugh is set to helm Outlaws Inc., a fact-based drama about military men who turn to mercenary work. The script is by Banshee co-creator David Schickler, and it’s set with Thunder Road and Fundamental Films, with Basil Iwanyk and Mark Gao producing. Show More Summary
The copyright holder behind 2012 Navy SEAL drama Act Of Valor wants to be sure its property doesn’t get lost in the Relativity bankruptcy shuffle. Responding to a motion about the bidding process on Relativity’s sale, IATM said it has...Show More Summary
Maryland lawmakers are discussing a state solution to the problem of Stolen Valor, according to ABC2. State Sen. Bryan Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel, a member of the legislatures military veterans caucus said he is getting involved because he wanted to see the state get involved to target anyone found to be committing an act of stolen […]