A group of veterans spotted a man attending a high school graduation in the Marine Corps "Dress Blues" uniform and confronted him when they noticed problems with how it was being worn.
According to WRTV, the man in question was attending a high school graduation wearing the uniform when veterans noticed that something seemed off with the uniform.
"I just immediately knew, it didn't take long to know he was a fake and it wouldn't take any Marine longer than five seconds to know that was a fake," Brandyn Skaggs said, who is a former Marine recently back from Afghanistan. [WRTV]
The video of the confrontation was posted to the popular "Stolen Valor" YouTube channel.
It is not illegal for a civillian to lie about one's military service and is protected under the First Amendment. However, The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 makes it a crime for a person to fraudulently claim having received any of a series of particular military decorations and awards with the intention of obtaining money, property, or other tangible benefit.
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