An 89-year-old veteran who has presented himself for years as one of the nation's most decorated World War II -- most recently in a talk Saturday aboard the USS Hornet -- admitted Wednesday that he lied about his service.
It's been more than a year since his hearing for Social Security disability benefits, but Gulf War veteran Shawn McMurray still can't get the judge's words out of his mind. "It's tormented me since that day. He took my dignity away. I wasn't proud to be a veteran."