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ID:

343

Date:

2008-10-26

Headline:

Claims of medals amount to stolen valor

Reporter's name:

John Crewdson

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Chicago Tribune

City:

Chicago, IL

Summary:

Many medals of valor immortalized on headstones, in obituaries and even Who's Who were never awarded, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune comparing medal claims against a government database of awards obtained through FOIA.

Keywords:

Daniel Inouye, Bob Kerrey, medal of valor, Stolen Valor Act, Who's Who,

Impact:

After the Tribune investigation revealed the problem, Who's Who publisher James Pfister said the company will validate claims about medals of valor. It already verifies educational and employment histories.

URL:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-valor-oct25,0,4301227.story


Agencies:

DOD
FBI
VA

States:

US

Categories:

military
veteran


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