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Pentagon chief says website to list award winners

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says a new Pentagon website will list the names of those Americans who have earned the Medal of Honor since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , DoD , Army , Air Force , VFW , DoD Update

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 10:47am EDT

Judge strikes down imposter law

A judge in Denver has ruled that a federal law making it illegal to lie about being a war hero is unconstitutional because it violates free speech. The Associated Press reported the ruling, came in the case of Rick Glen Strandlof, a Colorado man who claimed he was an ex-Marine wounded in Iraq and had received the Purple Heart and Silver Star. The military had no record that Strandlof served. Strandlof was charged with violating the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it illegal to falsely claim to have won a military medal.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Rick Glen Strandlof , J.J. Green

Monday - 07/19/2010, 12:11pm EDT