Saturday, March 19, 2016

UK Walter Mitty Hunters Unmask Hundreds of Fakes

Vigilantes Unmask Hundreds Of Fake Veterans
The Walter Mitty Hunters Club tells Sky News that fake soldiers are an insult to those who have lost loves ones in combat.
Sky News
By Sean Dilley, Sky News Reporter
March 19, 2016

An online group of vigilantes who investigate army service records say they've unmasked more than 300 people who have exaggerated or entirely fabricated military service and honours.

The Walter Mitty Hunters Club HQ told Sky News: "It's an insult to all those who have worked hard, felt the pain, and in some cases, lost people close to them.

"There is also an abuse of charity resources, for example, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) charities where people will make up a service career to gain an advantage.

"In turn, the real people in need of help have to wait longer or don't get it at all. It's getting worse and needs to stop."

They argue that a US-style stolen valour law, where those wearing military uniforms for financial gain face prison time, would solve the problem.
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