This is the definition of stolen valor. The legal definition, too.
Someone feigning a military career and utilizing that lie for their own financial gain.
That’s what appears to be happening the following video taken by a former U.S. Army soldier outside a tobacco shop in Orange, California. He claims the gentleman shown in the footage received a discount on pepper spray because he was a Purple Heart recipient. As you can see, his story doesn’t add up at all. He says he was a “recon” Marine then says he was “supposed to” make gunnery sergeant in a year, after boot camp.
At the end, he says “don’t post that or there will be legal ramifications!”
Only the former soldiers is right. It’s in public. It’s legal. And … it got posted.