A Scumbag US Walt Caught on Veterans Day

#1
This scumbag has never seved in any military service.

Veteran's Day Shame: Alleged War Hero Imposter Nabbed
By Dennis Romero i
Wed., Nov. 11 2009 @ 4:42PM

A quick-thinking U.S. Navy commander has put an end to one alleged impersonator's war-hero fantasies on this Veteran's Day: She helped federal authorities based in Los Angeles nab a Riverside man who has allegedly been parading around in military uniforms and some of the nation's highest military medals.


Suspect Steven Burton.


The 39-year-old, Steven Burton, has agreed to surrender Thursday and make an appearance in court to face a hearing on charges of unauthorized display of armed forces medals, according to Los Angeles-based U.S. Attorney's spokesman Thom Mrozek.

It all started when the Navy commander attended her high school reunion and noticed a man wearing a U.S. Marine Corps uniform and displaying a Navy Cross, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and other awards, according to a federal affidavit.

She asked to take a photograph with him and then forwarded the image to FBI investigators, who found that Burton had made claims on the internet that he has "combat experience" and has served in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq. He also posted a photo of himself posing in uniform on the beach in Coronado, a city in San Diego County.

The Navy Cross is the branch's highest honor, and wearing one without authorization is a no-no. If convicted, Burton could face a year in prison.
http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/city-news/veterans-day-shame-alleged-war/
 
#3
I think that a suitable punishment would be to send him to Parris Island so he could experience the joys of boot camp. I'm sure he'd appreciate the extra attention he'd be sure to get from his instructors.
 
#6
Banker said:
We need a similar stature on this side of the pond...........good drills guys.
I agree totally with you,however Im sure it wouldnt take long for those two magic words to be shouted "human rights".
 
#8
2/51 said:
How about this chappie :)

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=4391

He has been just about everywhere.... ;)
There was an addition at the end of the article where the author received info on the vet pictured. Turns out he served from 1949-1974. His primary military occupational specialty (US army talk for job) was 11B- light infantry and his secondary MOS was 11C- mortars. His additional skill identifier was P which stands for parachute qualified. Seems to me, the greatest flaw "willie"is accused of is supporting Obama.
 
#9
If convicted, Burton could face a year in prison.
Why not put him in a uniform and send him somewhere he can get some "combat experience" and earn the right the wear them?
 
#10
Update:

Marine imposter suspect to plead guilty



10:15 PM PST on Friday, December 4, 2009

By JOHN ASBURY
The Press-Enterprise

A Palm Springs man has agreed to plead guilty to one federal charge of the unauthorized wearing of military medals he did not earn to impress his classmates at a high school reunion.

Steven Burton, 39, is scheduled to enter his plea Dec. 14 in U.S. Federal Court in Riverside, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Akrotirianakis.

Burton pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Nov. 12, a day after the charge was filed on Veterans Day. He is free on $10,000 bond.

FBI agents and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service began investigating Burton when he appeared at a high school reunion dressed as a lieutenant colonel. At the reunion in the Bay-area community of Martinez, Burton wore several medals, including the Purple Heart and the Navy Cross, the highest medal awarded by the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps.

A Naval commander attending the reunion took a picture that included Burton and submitted it to investigators. Authorities discovered Burton had posted his photo on blogs claiming that he served in Iraq and Afghanistan, though he never served in any branch of the military. Burton also wore the uniform and medals to a Halloween party in 2007 and on the beach at Coronado Island.

The plea agreement states that Burton purchased the medals, swords and uniforms on eBay and in military surplus stores. He also agreed to identify where the medals were purchased illegally.

Federal prosecutors did not settle on a sentence for Burton, who could face up to a year in prison or probation.

http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_medals05.42643ef.html
 
#11
expat007 said:
2/51 said:
How about this chappie :)

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=4391

He has been just about everywhere.... ;)
There was an addition at the end of the article where the author received info on the vet pictured. Turns out he served from 1949-1974. His primary military occupational specialty (US army talk for job) was 11B- light infantry and his secondary MOS was 11C- mortars. His additional skill identifier was P which stands for parachute qualified. Seems to me, the greatest flaw "willie"is accused of is supporting Obama.
That, and wearing a great deal of medals, ribbons and qualification badges that he didn't earn from conflicts he didn't serve in as well as the ones he actually did earn.
 
#12
LEGZ30 said:
expat007 said:
2/51 said:
How about this chappie :)

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=4391

He has been just about everywhere.... ;)
There was an addition at the end of the article where the author received info on the vet pictured. Turns out he served from 1949-1974. His primary military occupational specialty (US army talk for job) was 11B- light infantry and his secondary MOS was 11C- mortars. His additional skill identifier was P which stands for parachute qualified. Seems to me, the greatest flaw "willie"is accused of is supporting Obama.
That, and wearing a great deal of medals, ribbons and qualification badges that he didn't earn from conflicts he didn't serve in as well as the ones he actually did earn.
You saved me the trouble of responding. I grow weary of so many who seem blind to the actual facts before them if they can instead divert attention to some alleged anti-Obama bias.
 

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