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Friday, December 4, 2009

AMVETS Launches ReportStolenValor.org

This afternoon, AMVETS will roll out ReportStolenValor.org, a first-of-its-kind national resource to help citizens to expose and prosecute phony veterans.

To view AMVETS' official announcement, Click Here.

AMVETS leaders made the announcement during this fall's meeting of the AMVETS National Executive Committee at the BWI Hilton in Linthicum, Md.

Legion of Valor Past National Commander and retired Marine Lt. Col. George Malone, a Vietnam Navy Cross recipient, was on hand for the announcement, along with VA officials and Republican staff from the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

After AMVETS National Commander Duane Miskulin discussed why AMVETS commissioned the Web site, AMVETS National Communications Director Jay Agg answered questions from media and AMVETS members. Agg also walked guests through the features of the Beta site and discussed how it will evolve as a resource in the coming weeks.

Emmy-award winning investigative reporter Alan Cohn of ABC Action News joined AMVETS to cover the roll-out. Cohn's recent story about phony veteran Angel Ocasio was one of the latest in a slew of Stolen Valor cases that prompted AMVETS to take action.

Check out these stories about the launch of ReportStolenValor.org, and let us know what you think.



ABC Action News

Stars & Stripes

(Photo: AMVETS National Communications Director Jay Agg explains ReportStolenValor.org during Friday's press conference. Photo by Ryan Gallucci.)

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