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ID:

532

Date:

2010-05-10

Headline:

One man's database helps uncover cases of falsified valor

Reporter's name:

Christian Davenport

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Washington Post

City:

Alexandria, VA

Summary:

Fifteen years' worth of FOIA requests have enabled a Virginia veteran to create a database of military medal-winners with over 200,000 entries, which has helped confirm heroes and expose fraudulent claims of valor.

Notes:

The Washington Post noted that Doug Sterner files fifty FOIA requests a week with the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.

Keywords:

veteran, military, medal, fraud, Department of Defense, National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, First Amendment

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/09/AR2010050903363.html


Agencies:

DOD
FBI

States:

CA
GA
IL
VA

Categories:

military
veteran


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