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Military Roll of Valor Act
THE SENATE BILL
THE HOUSE BILL 10/04/2007
Examples of the problems to be addressed
In your "Urgent News, Articles
and Updates" section of your website, you have a pdf
file FBI poster of an unidentified murdered Marine
with Marine Corps tattoos asking the online
community who he is. A forum called Websleuths.com
has a thread there about the unidentified murdered
Marine with Marine Corps tattoos and they announced
the PA state troopers investigating the case think
have a match on who he is. He might be Robert
Daniel Corriveau. Here is the link to that
thread where they announced a match.
Robert Daniel Corriveau
Unidentified murdered Marine
I thought your staff might want to know about this.
MATCH for service!
ROBERT D CORRIVEAU served with an MOS of 0331, starting
April 1, 1965. He was born 12/01/1947 and his service number was
Sex Offenders Registry
Active Duty Military Convictions
Stolen valor occurs when a person lies about receiving military
decorations that he or she has in fact never earned. It has
become a major societal problem that has been discussed numerous
times in the news and, most recently, by the US Supreme Court.
According to The New York Times,
the Department of Veterans Affairs paid disability benefits to
more than six hundred people falsely claiming to have been POWs
in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. The number of stolen valor
cases reported to the FBI has tripled in the last decade. In
fact, more imposters lie about earning high military
declarations for battlefield bravery than the actual number of
real-life hero recipients. These imposters trade on tales and
the trappings of military valor to secure privileges such as
career advancements and even unearned veterans’ benefits.
recognized valor is a calling card of trust and courage, many of
these imposters “steal” it to invade the lives of people and
institutions, for personal gain and often with criminal results.
Valor, Doug Sterner provides riveting case studies of
the stolen valor imposters he’s investigated and exposed, and
the serious crimes — including murder — they’ve committed. He
chronicles the evolution of stolen valor from the inception of
the republic to today. Sterner demonstrates why the federal law
he and his wife Pam helped to enact, called the Stolen Valor
Act, is necessary.
Law will create
military award winners database
... residents who have won the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished
Service Cross, the Navy Cross, the Air Force Cross, and the
Silver Star. It will include ...
President Obama signs Stolen Valor Act into law
MAY 20, 2013
The SVA remains a good idea in principle, but the
phony (Carmine Cannarella) was charged with "False Use
of Seals". The
charge is attached. Not because of any problem
foreseen with the SVA (the Supreme Court challenge was
still in the future), but because the SVA was almost
always a misdemeanor. "False Use of Seals," though was
less sexy, is a felony.
Phonies should be felons, when possible. Pass the word.
Department of Defense Valor Awards Data Base
STOLEN VALOR NEWS
Montana senators help move bill forward
Daily Inter Lake
The US Supreme Court earlier this year struck down the Stolen
Valor Act that made ... In the latest twist, the
Senate attached the Stolen Valor Act of 2012 ...
... Doug Sterner, a former Kalispell resident whose wife wrote
the policy analysis that became the original Stolen Valor Act,
said he’s pleased with Congress’ efforts to keep the issue at
“It is a very good thing,” Sterner said about the amendment
Friday. “It eliminates the need to amend the House Bill [Heck's]
or the Senate Bill [Webb’s] to make the two compatible. If the
House passes the Defense Authorization Bill ...
law upon signing of the act by the president.”
Sterner called the amendment a “very smart move by the
Stolen Valor Ruled Unconstitutional - the changes, the laws, the
An Open Letter To The Supporters of the
Stolen Valor Act - YouTube
An Open Letter To The Supporters
of the Stolen Valor Act. HenryMarkHolzer.
Recently, I’ve mentioned the Holzers’
forthcoming second edition of Fake
Warriors: Identifying, Exposing, and Punishing
Those Who Falsify Their Military Service.
Even though the book will be available in about
a month, in today’s blog I am taking the unusual
step of publishing Chapter 9 in its entirety.
Because as soon as possible, we want to kill
the "Stolen Valor Act of 2011" bill now pending
in the House of Representatives (H.R. 1775) and
Senate (S. 1778).
If you’re shocked, you shouldn’t be after
reading our Chapter 9....
VALOR ACT RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL - DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR NEWS -
Google "Stolen Valor and Supreme Court" - there are
hundreds of articles on the oral arguments held Feb 22.
Hello, my grandfather was a WWII vet whose plane was shot
down. He had shrapnel in his leg and was taken as a POW. He
eventually received a Purple Heart as well as some other
medals. It infuriated me to know others were lying about
military honors for there own gain because of this and the
fact I have many friends actively serving our country. I am
in law school and decided to
paper for our Public Law Review regarding the issue. I
did a lot of research on the issue and I believe the paper
gives people a good background on the issue. .....
10th Circuit upholds Stolen Valor Act
Posted: 01/27/2012 11:55:06 AM MST
Updated: 01/27/2012 12:01:41 PM MST
By John Ingold
The Denver Post
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals this morning upheld the
Stolen Valor Act, which makes lying about having received
military awards a federal crime.
Attorneys for Rick Strandlof, who claimed to be a decorated
combat veteran, had argued that the act was an unconstitutional
violation of free speech. A federal district court judge agreed,
dismissing the charges against Strandlof......
Supreme Court will hear oral
arguments on the Stolen Valor Act on George Washington's
birthday, FEB 22, 2012.
At least FIVE Amicus briefs
have been filed in support of the Act that can be
1) A brief filed by
Virtually EVERY MAJOR Veterans Organization
2) A brief filed by the
Criminal Justice League together with
The Legion of Valor
3) A brief
filed by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and
listing more than half of the living MOH recipients as
participants in that brief.
4) A brief filed by
The State Attorneys
General of TWENTY U.S. States
5) A brief filed by
Constitutional Scholar and usually very conservative
(regarding 1st Amendment protections) Legal
Scholar Eugene Volokh
TWO Issues related to the SV
Act no one has yet addressed in any depth:
1) More than a DOZEN states
have passed state versions of the Federal Law, some of
them almost verbatim. IF the SV Act is struck down, what
is the impact on these state laws.
2) Also see this recent
article about legislation introduced in the Senate (on
the heels of a recent case in
the basis of which will hinge on the SV Act:
California Stolen Valor Act heads to
Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) announced that AB 167 gained
the final approval of the Legislature. The bill will
force elected officials to forfeit office if they are
convicted under the California Stolen Valor Act. Under
current state law, an elected official must be convicted
of the federal Stolen Valor Act in order to be forced to
vacate office. The federal Stolen Valor Act states that
it is illegal for a person to make a false claim of a
military decoration. Unfortunately, the federal law has
been challenged in court due to First Amendment issues.
This is due to the fact that the federal law does not
include an “intent to defraud” provision; the California
Stolen Valor Act contains such a provision.
We have a
District Court in California and a District Court in
Virginia BOTH upholding the SV Act, with a District
Court in Colorado ruling it unconstitutional. And a 2/1
split in the 9th Circuit Court meaning:
disagree two to two
judges who have ruled on it split 3 to 3.
Henry Mark Holzer: FAKE WARRIOR ACT
(Announced on Veterans Day,
By Henry Mark Holzer
Under this SVA amendment, if the Fake Warrior claims to have
been awarded the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross,
Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, or Purple Heart,
punishment for the crime is enhanced to one year in ...
Henry Mark Holzer - http://henrymarkholzer.blogspot.com/
STOLEN VALOR APPEAL 09/30/2010
CALIFORNIA ALVAREZ CASE
STOLEN VALOR ACT CONSTITUTIONALITY APRIL 2008
NOTICE OF MOTION; MOTION TO DISMISS INDICTMENT
(IN CHAMBERS) ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS
Judge: Law penalizing fake heroes
Press -- July 2010
DENVER — A law that makes it illegal
to lie about being a war hero
is unconstitutional because it
violates free speech, a federal
judge ruled Friday as he ...
Stolen Valor Act
P A S S E D
Dec 6, 2006
Signed into law 12/20/2006
BLUNT SIGNS STOLEN VALOR LEGISLATION
June 30, 2007
State of Missouri
HOUSE BILL NO. 938
....To amend chapter 578, RSMo, by adding
thereto one new section relating to
the stolen valor act of 2007, with penalty provisions....
New STOLEN VALOR Law in Illinois
Takes Effect January 1, 2008
ON BOARD WITH STATE STOLEN VALOR ACT
Stolen Valor Act
Waiver Bill Signed by Governor
RIMOFTHEWORLD.net - Cedarpines
Assembly Bill 265
Assemblyman Cook's AB 265,
also signed by the governor, pertains to the federal Stolen Valor Act of
2005. The act made it illegal for people to misrepresent themselves as
recipients of military honors. The bill expands on the Stolen Valor Act
and extends the forfeiture of office to state elected officials for
misrepresenting themselves as recipients of the various medals and
decorations for bravery, wounds, campaigns, service or rank.