Should Have Happened Years Ago.....
From the Grand Junction (Colorado) Sentinel
Saturday, December 23, 2006
President Bush signed legislation Wednesday that makes it illegal for anyone to wear unearned military medals.
The Stolen Valor Act was sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., whose 3rd Congessional District includes most of the Western Slope. Salazar is the only veteran in the Colorado congressional delegation.
“This day has been a long time in coming,” Salazar said, “The brave men and women who have earned awards for service to our country should not have those honors tarnished by frauds.”
The act not only makes it a federal crime to fraudulently wear combat medals, but also to falsely claim they were awarded.
Hat tip to Uncawho for the story.