Stolen Valor

The following people below are not affiliated with the United States Military. They have not earned the title or rank of the uniform which they are wearing. They do not rate military respect or honors afforded to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam.  If you encounter someone who you suspect is a military impostor, please email a picture and any information that might assist us in working with the military to authenticate whether the person is really a military personnel.

The REPORTSTOLENVALOR.ORG site also tracks STOLEN VALOR issues. To visit their site please click here

Another Stolen Valor Site:  To visit Military Times site please click here

1. We are looking for information on this fake US Marine Corps Captain who calls himself “Randy”.  He was last seen on February 13, 2010 at the Little Saigon Tet Parade wearing a USMC Captain uniform with a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He claims to be a Marine however he could not produce his military ID when asked, told the group that he had to “go home” to get it and was never seen again.  If you have seen this person in uniform at another event. Please let us know at

2.  Members of the USAVR (United States Army Volunteer Reserves), USV-JSC, AVR, United States Vietnamese American  Volunteer Alliance are not affiliated with the U.S Army are not and have not been formally or legally recognized by the Department of Defense a military that is part of the US Armed Forces. These “generals, colonels, majors, and captains” have not earned their ranks but have paid for it through a donation to the organization.

3.  Fake Rear Admiral Nguyen Trung Huan. Click on VietBao Newspaper Article for the Vietnamese Article and on Washington Post for the English article.  Nguyen Trung Huan who appeared at the Republic of VietNam Armed Forces Day event in June 6, 2007 to make a speech wearing a US Navy Rear Admiral uniform. His real military records showed that he had enlisted in the US Military and had separated after four years of service as an E-4 (Petty Officer Third Class)