WATCH: Marines Confront a Man Impersonating An Army Sergeant Major (Video)

by Top Right News
on July 22, 2014

by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

At a military funeral this weekend in Florida, a couple of Marines confronted a man dressed in a U.S. Army dress uniform.

The back-and-forth, in West Palm Beach on Sunday, started off well enough, with polite questions about his medals and ribbons. Then the Marines started to get very suspicious of the self-proclaimed “sergeant major.” They later posted the video on Facebook.


The two Marines catch him in one too many lies about everything from violating uniform code to wearing the wrong ribbons and medals. The man variously called himself a sergeant major, a military policeman, and a special forces operator.

He also claims to have won a Bronze Star with a “V” for valor for saving one of his men from “killing himself” – first on a military base, then changing the supposed locale to Iraq. That’s when things got heated:

You know that’s called false valor? It is a federal crime for you to be wearing that uniform,” one of the Marines asks the fraudster, to which he only unleashed a series of expletives and moved towards his car (which caught him in yet another lie since he said he was from North Carolina).

One hopes these Marines follow-up on this faker, who unbelievably had the gall to turn up at a funeral for a fallen hero. If you have any information that can help them, please email us at