A New York man has been caught lying about his military career in a particularly egregious example of stolen valor.
According to the New York Post, Army veteran Papotia Reginald Wright claimed to have earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and a number of other commendations during his 25-year career as a Green Beret. The only problem? It wasn’t true.
FOIA documents obtained by a group called Guardians of the Green Beret revealed that Wright was never in Special Forces, never saw any combat, never rose above the rank of specialist, and only served eight years in the Army from 1982 to 1990. He spent a majority of that time as a driver in places like Alaska, Egypt, Georgia and Texas, the documents show.
Last year, Wright started an organization for veterans in Brooklyn called the 8th Special Forces Regiment New York Honor Guard. The bio on the group’s website reads:
“In August of 1982, [Command Sergeant Major] Wright was ordered to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he became a member of the U.S. Military Special Operations Command for over 25 …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life