HE'S A PHONY, FAKE AND FRAUD - MICHAEL
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Michael Stokes down in Texas can put away the medals (he never earned) and that dress blue uniform of a Marine lieutenant colonel. He's been busted by our friends over at www.militaryphony.com. You readers should check these guys out. They do a terrific job exposing the fakes and phonies who think they can fool decent people into thinking they are some kind of "war hero." What they really are, is a fraud.
We found out about Stokes and those who "outed" him from our old friend, retired Army SFC John Lilyea of Fort Ashby, W. Va. His www.thisainthell.us is well worth a look. Put him on our "favorite's list."
Stokes claimed to be a Vietnam veteran on his Facebook page and spun a tale of derring-do. The big problem for him came when his military records, obtained through FOIA, showed he enlisted in the Marines three months after Saigon fell, and was discharged as a lance corporal (E-3) in 1978.
"LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE"
In this faker's fantasy tale, he was a "Mustang" officer, promoted from the enlisted ranks, and allegedly participated in the end of war operation to recover the USS Mayaguez, captured by the Khmer Rouge off Cambodia in May 1975.
At least - as far as we know - Stokes isn't as shameful as a former Minnesota mayor (see related stories box below) who not only falsely claimed to be a Nam vet, but scammed big bucks out of the V. A. for "PTSD." We think frauds like him need to spend time behind bars and pay back every cent of the money they received (twice over) as a result of their deceit.
You have to wonder what Stokes told his wife when she (might have) asked him, "Hey, where the hell is that 0-5 retirement check?"
THROW THE BOOK AT THIS PHONY VETERAN