Does the name Jesse Macbeth sound familiar?
I know my fellow authors are familiar with this yahoo’s story.
For those coming late to the party, I present Jesse MacBeth, a disgraced soldier and beloved member of IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against War). He recently spent time in prison when he was found guilty of falsifying a Veteran Affairs claim and an Army discharge record. He was one of the first charged under the Stolen Valor Act.
Added by Curt: I wrote about Jesse in this post from 2007
Back in 2006, he was the darling of the anti-war movement with his scathing claims of war crimes being committed by his fellow soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. All of which were fabricated.
Now it seems Jesse is outing IVAW and their role in his rise to fame and infamy. He talks of IVAW ‘higher ups’ having a hand in altering his DD214:
Check out the comments on these videos. It seems our erstwhile former anti war fobbit is planning more videos detailing what precisely went down with his good self and IVAW. The IVAW overworked and underpaid water carrier, Army Sergeant is there as well. Jonn Lilyea of This Ain’t Hell has more on this story of the breakup between Jesse and IVAW, including a copy of the real DD214.