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Author Sterner, C. Douglas, 1950-

Title Restoring valor : one couple's mission to expose fraudulent war heroes and to protect America's military awards system / Doug Sterner and Pam Sterner ; with Michael Mink.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  355.134 STE    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  365.134 STE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  355.134 STE    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 273 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-262) and index.
Contents A bit of colored ribbon: the history of medals -- Buy a medal -- be a hero -- There ought to be a law -- The stolen valor act -- It'll take an Act of Congress -- It's not like I killed somebody or something -- Going back to where I've never been -- Mother me, smother me, I've suffered much -- Putting the con on Congress -- Putting the con in Congress -- The monster in the closet -- What else are you lying about? -- A lie too far (Xavier Alvarez) -- Rick Strandlof -- a man for all reasons -- The constitutional right to lie -- Stolen valor act 2.0 -- The other side of stolen valor: improperly denied heroism -- The final indignity -- Appendix 1: How to spot a phony -- Appendix 2: FOIA & understanding military records -- Appendix 3: resources.
Subject United States. Stolen Valor Act of 2005.
United States. Stolen Valor Act of 2013.
Military decorations -- United States.
Military decorations -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Criminal provisions.
Fraud -- United States.
Added Author Sterner, Pam.
Mink, Michael, 1958-
ISBN 9781626365513

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