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Dragbag036
04-15-2010, 21:53
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/bal-columbia-stolen-valor-0408-20100408,0,2521233.story


Columbia man jailed for wearing military uniforms, medals
Civilian violated 'Stolen Valor Act;' mental treatment ordered

By Luke Broadwater
lbroadwater@patuxent.com
Posted 4/08/10
A 39-year-old Columbia man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for violating the “Stolen Valor Act,” by purchasing and wearing military uniforms and medals to which he was not entitled, prosecutors said.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. DiGirolamo sentenced Chad Chan Dieu Wednesday to 10 days in prison, one year probation with mental health treatment and 100 hours of community service to be served within six months.

Dieu was prosecuted under the “Stolen Valor Act,” which makes it a federal offense to knowingly purchase or wear military medals, badges, or decorations without authority, prosecutors said.

Dieu pretended to volunteer to help wounded soldiers at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, prosecutors said. Instead, from July 15 through Aug. 3, Dieu accessed the base exchange at the center, posing as a member of the Navy, and purchased medals and insignia at the Navy Exchange Uniform Shop.

A service member in the shop reported Dieu to base police as being suspicious, because the ribbons he was wearing appeared incongruous, according to prosecutors. At the time, it was reported that Dieu was wearing a Navy SEAL badge, Defense Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Purple Heart, and other ribbons, prosecutors said.

On July 23, an officer approached Dieu, who was wearing a Navy uniform, and escorted him to the police station to verify his identity. Dieu told base police he was a Navy SEAL and Dieu was released, but further investigation revealed that Dieu was not a Navy SEAL and has never been a member of the military, prosecutors said.

Dieu was arrested on Aug. 3, as he left the Uniform Shop after an investigator saw him pick up previously ordered medals and purchase two Silver Star ribbons, two Unit Combat Action ribbons, a Navy Good Conduct ribbon, and three stars. A subsequent search of Dieu’s car recovered other decorations and medals, according to prosecutors.

Keep shooting'em out of the sky

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JoeyB
04-16-2010, 10:35
I liked the comments from the Peanut gallery

greenberetTFS
04-16-2010, 12:14
One more down :D,but unfortunately quite a few more to go..............:(

Big Teddy :munchin

rdret1
04-17-2010, 22:51
My question is: how did he get into the BX/PX and the clothing sales, apparently without presenting an ID card, in order to purchase the uniforms and ribbons?

albeham
04-19-2010, 06:45
Do you know of a pic of this guy?

AL

Dragbag036
04-19-2010, 18:45
Do you know of a pic of this guy?

AL

I couldn't find one.

albeham
04-19-2010, 19:31
OK cool. I had a fat body shit head down in Bowie, sporting a Delta Force Patch and coin and SF tab. Went and talked with him and the fat body told me he could not tell me anything, then showed me a coin that "us operators carry"

Had some pics but phone crashed on me, but after the bay socks game I watched him get in to a 1970"s car, with tape on the windows, must be under cover..


My Radar is up and running... It wont be long until I see him again.

AL
:munchin

rdret1
04-19-2010, 21:52
sporting a Delta Force Patch and coin and SF tab.
AL
:munchin


Sounds like he has his bases covered. LOL.

greenberetTFS
05-03-2010, 07:19
[QUOTE=:rolleyes;326377]OK cool. I had a fat body shit head down in Bowie, sporting a Delta Force Patch and coin and SF tab. Went and talked with him and the fat body told me he could not tell me anything, then showed me a coin that "us operators carry"

Had some pics but phone crashed on me, but after the bay socks game I watched him get in to a 1970"s car, with tape on the windows, must be under cover..


My Radar is up and running... It wont be long until I see him again.

AL
:munchin[/QUOTE/

albeham,this sounds like Hall of Shame potential ................:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Big Teddy :munchin

Dragbag036
05-03-2010, 20:20
Is there a Thread with just pics of Wanna Be's. I haven't seen one, or my searchfu is off. That would be some funny $h@*. I was in a DC museum one day and this guy was dressed in camo bottoms and some walmart ACU crap...really. I should have took the pic, and no he wasn't trying to be anyone, no rank, no patches, just rubber boots bloused like a soldier. My son and I couldn't stop laughing. The frau made us walk away.

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1stindoor
05-03-2010, 20:44
The best place to see them in all their glory is at the pownetwork.

www.pownetwork.org