The problem with calling out ‘stolen valor’: What if you’re wrong? On Memorial Day, Robert D. Ford took part in a wreath-laying ceremony in Pennsylvania. The 75-year-old wore his Marine dress uniform and played a bugle, according to the Patriot-News. (“And a young chest beating, flag waver accused him of being a fake. I suspect that this flag waver was a snot-nose kid who was a member of a force reconnaissance team. The Marine Corps pump these glory hounds up with so much patriotic bullshit that they might as well be on heroin. A 100% valor thief is none other than John Wayne, who killed more Japs in California, than Harry S. Truman killed in Japan.” Bob Miller).