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WARNING!: STRONG LANGUAGE!

From: Stolen Valor on YouTube
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This video was sent to us by a lady out of the Reno, Nevada area. This guy was walking around pretending he was a Marine. When asked for his name he responded that, "He was on High Alert, and couldn't give that out."

He then said he was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, which have been deactivated sine 1970. The Marines do have a 26th MEU(Marine Expeditionary Unit), but it doesn't have a 3rd Battalion.
He was trying to get a discount on or a free venue for his wedding using the claims.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYC_plBwpuU
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COL Jean (John) F. B.
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The guy has an obvious mental problem... Although I do not condone his wearing of the uniform, I think she went as little overboard. Call him out and/or call the police and move on. Having such an argument in public is not a good course of action.
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Lt Col Tom Best
Lt Col Tom Best
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I have less respect for her than I do him. Her profane attack diminishes the message.
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PO3 Mark Lyman
PO3 Mark Lyman
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I have to agree with all of you, I have a feeling he has some type of mental problem.... those type need to be helped not harassed I hope they find him not to press charges on him but to get him help....
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PO1 Robin Slusher
PO1 Robin Slusher
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Yeah, he said he got an honorable discharge. And who does she think she is? A civilian calling out someone that probably did serve? I guess she fancies herself some kind of hero, but she probably needs to just stay in her lane. He's obviously a little off and it could be from his time in. She should be ashamed of herself.
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PO1 Robin Slusher
PO1 Robin Slusher
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Also, I'm pretty sure she doesn't know what stolen valor is. A person isn't "A stolen valor". They may have stolen valor, but it's not something you can BE.
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SSG Jeffery Rea
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Even with the contempt I have for stolen valor, this woman bothered me more than the man in the outdated Marine uniform. From the first time he speaks it seems apparent that he is either suffering from a mental disorder or is intoxicated. Obviously, he wasn't called back to service and told to report in his outdated uniform. That part is clearly a lie, and probably the rest of his story, but neither she nor any of us have any way of knowing this man’s veteran status with certainty. I wholeheartedly support any service member, veteran or civilian that chooses to confront a person they suspect of stolen valor. I would however urge people to use caution when doing so. Many of us have strong emotions attached to this issue, and I can easily envision a situation where an emotionally charged individual with the best of intentions, escalates one of these confrontations to a point where they themselves are at risk of legal trouble, whether criminal or civil. My issue is not with her confronting him, it is with the manner in which she confronts him. It seems this woman was more concerned with recording the next internet hit than defending the sanctity of the uniform. Does her verbal assault truly do anything to correct the situation? If her motivations for the confrontation were pure then why the need to attack him on camera? Does anyone actually believe that publicly shaming these people will deter them or others from stealing valor? We have all seen the repeat offenders on social media and sites like Guardian of Valor. I’m a fan of Guardian of Valor, and I do see value on getting these images and stories out there, as a way for the public to be made aware of scammers in their area. I do however question what it says about our community when so many of these videos involve people who seem to be enjoying the opportunity to attack someone. Why not politely ask a few questions to determine the validity of his claims, and then if she still suspected a crime was committed, report it to the authorities? I would also note that for it to be a crime he would have to gain a benefit or something of value from those lies.
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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I carry my retired id card. You cannot fake the blue ID card. Plus I have a retired GS 12 ID card and a copy of my passport in my wallet
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MSgt Thomas Smith
MSgt Thomas Smith
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CW4 Craig Urban - Don't ever loose your wallet. You have enough ID to start a nice charge card.
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SGT Xenophon Garcia
SGT Xenophon Garcia
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The ID may be easy for some veterans to get, but some are lucky if they've got any ID at all.
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MSgt John Butcher
MSgt John Butcher
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Well said.
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SFC Joseph Weber
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This looks more like mental illness and not stolen valor.
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MSgt Hal Weeden, MBA
MSgt Hal Weeden, MBA
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Holly Blankenship - Sadly, it appears that wearing a military uniform to get a discount or other benefit is not illegal under Nevada's stolen valor law unless the offender claims to have received certain decorations. From the Nevada Revised Statutes (2017):
NRS 205.412  Stolen valor.
1.  A person commits the crime of stolen valor if he or she knowingly, with the intent to obtain money, property or another tangible benefit:
(a) Fraudulently represents himself or herself to be a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Ribbon or Air Force Combat Action Medal; and
(b) Obtains money, property or another tangible benefit through such fraudulent representation.
2.  A person who commits the crime of stolen valor is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-205.html#NRS205Sec412
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SGM Major Stroupe
SGM Major Stroupe
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This is a cry for help. Get this guy in to VA for professional counseling and treatment. There's so much to this person's story that needs professional attention than can be addressed by a public drive-by. As for the woman who recorded this; clear up your language, get a grip on your emotions and if you truly care get this guy some help. If you can't figure out what to do call the police and let them deal with it. For all you know he may be a serial killer and you could be his next victim. Use your head.
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LCpl Steve Smith
LCpl Steve Smith
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To many witch hunters out there now a days...yeah it's easy to tell he's not all there, either just let the poor guy be or call the local authorities and let them handle the man in case he does have a mental issue that they may be able to take him to get checked out for... Concentrate on the ones you know are Real vets and need assistance instead of looking for a fake just so you can look like an ass trying to make them look like one for being a fake.
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MSgt John Butcher
MSgt John Butcher
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Agreed, get him the medical attention he needs.
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