Then I finished reading this coming to the part where it says this faker was dishonorably discharged. I wasn't so angry after that. I wondered if he was one of the 26,000 or more discharged under personality disorder instead of taken care of because they had PTSD. This kind of discharge left them without everything. No income, no help from the VA or service organizations, no jobs and no hope. It would be very interesting to find out why he was discharged but I doubt we'll see any reports getting further into this.
POLICE: Beggar posed as veteran
Posted: Dec 29, 2010 10:59 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Police say a homeless man went too far when he impersonated a veteran.
Paul Kaemerer was apprehended by officers Tuesday afternoon when he was seen walking near the I-264 westbound off-ramp to eastbound U.S. 31. A police citation indicates that he was holding a sign that said, "homeless hungry veteran."
When officers asked Kaemerer to prove that he was a veteran, he couldn't do so, according to the report.
Officers quickly became suspicious.
"It is common knowledge that persons will lie about their veteran status to attempt [to] gain additional monies from begging," the citation states.
Police say Kaemerer was disturbing traffic and had previously been warned not to beg for money at that location.
Kaemerer eventually told them that he had been dishonorably discharged from the military and that he was begging for money, police say.
He was charged with misrepresenting his military status, disorderly conduct, standing on a limited-access highway and criminal trespassing.
Beggar posed as veteran