Veterans organization suspends local ...

Veterans organization suspends local chapter over stolen valor allegations

There are 1 comment on the Farmington Daily Times story from Aug 23, 2015, titled Veterans organization suspends local chapter over stolen valor allegations. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

The New Mexico Military Order of the Purple Heart suspended its Farmington chapter in the spring after allegations surfaced that chapter officer David Shrum misappropriated funds and made false claims about his military record. Steve Rose, a former state commander of the order, told The Daily Times he confronted Shrum in March over "outlandish" claims of valor made by the 68-year-old Blanco man.

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iareheroic

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Aug 24, 2015
Just another hero army dental lab tech. He did dental impressions on NVA during the war and got a chest full of medals (bought at your local military surplus store). Really ? a national org. like MOPH can't vet someone they're putting in charge of a region ? They can't put 2 & 2 together and see the bald faced lies on this posers papers ? I mean not even an honorable discharge ? Remarkable. Hope the VA gets back all the months they paid this loser $3k for his PTSD from building dentures under fire. From his picture it just reinforces if you see an oldfart wearing camo sporting a campaign hat and pins and medals all over just to go shopping for a six pack, you can pretty well figure they're one of these folks just like this phony.

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