Posted on 12/14/2017 10:25:37 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
Brooklyn Army vet Papotia Reginald Wright’s resume was impressive by any standard.
He boasted of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star — and a slew of other medals as an elite Green Beret that got him into swanky galas and even field access to the Giants.
But Wright is nothing but an accomplished fraud, it was revealed Thursday.
He never served with Special Forces, never served in any combat role — and never rose above the rank of “specialist,” according to military documents obtained through FOIA by Guardians of the Green Beret.
Wright even lied about how long he was in the Army, claiming he served 25 years when he was really only enlisted from 1982 to 1990, the documents show.
He spent most of his time as a driver, with stints far from any battlefield in Alaska, Egypt, Georgia and Texas, according to his papers.
While living his lie, Wright became a prominent figure in the local military community. He even started an organization to help vets in Brooklyn last year, calling it the 8th Special Forces Regiment New York Honor Guard.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com …
Stolen valor alert. There are probably millions of vets who pad their resumes when it comes to what they did in the military (“I mopped the Admiral’s hallway” just doesn’t have the same ring as “I was a member of the Admiral’s inner circle) but lying for gain is beyond the pale.
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