Started by NIN, September 22, 2012, 01:33:53 AM
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Quote from: a2capt on April 13, 2013, 03:19:52 AMRead the comments on TAH, too. I suspect there's going to be a little friction at VAWG HQ ..
Quote from: NIN on April 13, 2013, 04:06:03 AMI do wonder why the Wing CV got stuck doing the investigation instead of the IG. That is a curious choice of investigating officers.
Quote from: Devil Doc on April 13, 2013, 12:08:45 PMFinally!! She gets caught on National TV!! How dare someone claim a medal that my brothers have died for, and someone has bled for.
Quote from: MSG Mac on April 14, 2013, 04:03:25 AMI know of a guy who claims to be a MD at a local hospital, but his Facebook page shows him with a Doctorate in health Education and a nutritionist. He also claims to have earned the Earhart Award in 99 or 2000 which somehow doesn't show up in E services. I am still researching, before I act.
Quote from: Pylon on April 13, 2013, 04:16:59 AMCurious indeed that the Wing CV who knew Chelle Hougan-Tesla-Anderson (see CAP article here) was the one who "investigated" her and cleared her of any issues despite official federal government documents clearly showing the complete opposite story.
Quote from: ProdigalJim on April 13, 2013, 03:04:48 AMQuote from: PHall on April 13, 2013, 02:49:10 AM"And get caught!".And that reporter is not a happy camper anymore. Probably got her butt handed to her by the boss for not fact checking her story before it aired.You know, your basic Journalism 101 stuff.If she *has* a boss, at least a senior journalist-type boss. Cutbacks in the business are so steep that editors, copyeditors, fact-checkers and the like are considered "quaint" by the bean-counters that run newsrooms these days. Believe me, I know...
Quote from: PHall on April 13, 2013, 02:49:10 AM"And get caught!".And that reporter is not a happy camper anymore. Probably got her butt handed to her by the boss for not fact checking her story before it aired.You know, your basic Journalism 101 stuff.
Quote from: DerNarr on April 16, 2013, 12:18:58 AMI think you're giving a bit too much credit to the media. Look at how so many of these "fake warrior" stories break: quite often it's from a local news station or newspaper. You get staff - from the reporter up to the bosses - who might not know any better and/or who are more interested in getting the scoop, and unfortunately these things will just happen. Even a seasoned reporter could be easily baited into a BS story about a local "vet" who - I don't know - watched his best friend die in a tiger cage in Vietnam/Cambodia/Iraq/Afghanistan/Mogadishu/Detroit but the government says it's a secret mission and so there's no paperwork (but, really, it happened!) and so that's why that proposed Taco Bell CAN'T BE BUILT, DANG IT.Really, a lot of these reporters are just like your average Joe: they hear "vet" and it elicits a response. The veteran issue is very evocative in this country, and that's sadly given rise to these kinds of tricksters and frauds. A writer for the local rag can be just as gullible as the audience for whom they write--but unlike you or I, these people have deadlines to meet which are ultimately linked to putting bread on their tables. That's why I'm glad we have sites like TAH and the Schantags' page: one part media watchdog, one part public information, and one part public jury. We'll always need those outlets as much as we'll need the press itself.
Quote from: BillB on August 24, 2013, 10:46:10 AMAlot does not appear on eServices. My Cadet COP, National Commanders Citation for example. Both GRW did showup. My DD-214 shows no awards, including the National Defense Award. It also does not show the award of Air Crew Wings as a radio operator on C-54's even though there was a Squadron approval personnel order. (which I may still have a copy) As a reservist called to AD, at the time all promotions were temporary, I only made it to e-5, but the DD-214 only shows permenant grade, not temporary grade. Makes little differenceto me, since I didn't wear any military insignia/ribbons etc on a CAP uniform
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