Counterfeit Heroes

Sgt. RockWhat strange compulsion inspires those who never faced danger on the field of battle to present themselves as bona fide heroes, their deceptions more often than not garnished with medals bought on eBay.

Whatever the explanation, their numbers are legion…

  • Brett_McS

    Of course there’s that time I landed by helicopter and had to evacuate the craft under sniper fire. But I don’t like to talk about it.

    • Minicapt

      At Kokoda?


  • Minicapt

    Hap Shaughnessy …


  • El Martyachi

    Ya know.. I’m beginning to really wonder about quadrant. It’s 3am, I’m half asleep, and gave that article a good 2 min skim.

    Despite being unmasked as a fabricator and exaggerator Stephenson was still able to promote a best-selling fictional book of his non-existent WW2 exploits, a book that sold six million copies. I have my own copy of the book that made him a rich man.

    That book he cites was by a William Stevenson and has been discredited. This fact would be readily apparent if the author of the article had bothered to actually read the book he claims to own a copy of.

    This is a better source. And so is pretty much anything besides quadrant, apparently.

  • Slickfoot

    It was illegal in the US, now it no longer is… Now that boys can self identify as girls, why shouldn’t they be allowed to identify as heroes?