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the Supreme court of the US has shot down the Stolen valor act. What this means is that it is NOT punishable to say you were in the service of the US Military, and it is not punishable to say you have been given awards and decorations from that service. The Supreme court felt that this is protected by the first amendment.
Many of us here have discussed so called PX heroes in the past. I think the overall consensus is that we abhor such behavior, as it undermines the deeds and sacrifices of real servicemembers.
So, the bottom line is that these "bar room braggars" cannot be punished by the law. HOWEVER, there are many sites, already in place, to report people like this. We may not be able to punish them, but, we can tell them- "I know what you are doing. You are a liar, and an insult, and a piece of xxxx! Stop it now!"
I know this is, in all truth, a political comment. I am not advocating any political agenda. I just felt this topic was worth sharing. If not, my humble apologies.
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