We must learn to recognize the signs of an intruder, of someone less than honorable in our midst. Someone who lies about their service and tries to get money from pity or compassion is the lowest of the low. Please read the article from Stolen Valor (below). We must be ever vigilant not only for ourselves but for our brothers and sisters in arms. We must make every effort to protect ourselves from those who would seek to abuse us. Veterans have long been a tool of politicians to push their agenda, and of people looking to make a buck.
These are wolves in sheep’s clothing.
But remember, always investigate, find real evidence, and never cry wolf unless you know beyond the shadow of a doubt there really is a wolf.