Stolen Valor

Agent involved in Army officer's murder case charged with lying about earning a Purple Heart

The charges against Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Delacruz, if proven, amount to what U.S. troops refer to as "stolen valor," when service members claim details about their military service that are not true in ways that benefit them.

He collected nearly $200K posing as a Vietnam vet with 2 Purple Hearts — but he never served

Keith R. Hudson collected nearly $200,000 in VA benefits while fraudulently listed as a Navy medic who received two Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

WWII veteran admits lying about his military record

Morley Piper, World War II veteran who spoke nationally about his participation in the D-Day invasion and stood with other veterans behind President Obama at the 70th anniversary in Normandy, has admitted to misrepresenting his military record.