Why do people do such stupid things? A cop, who had served as a Marine, claimed to have been awarded the Silver Star. He hadn’t. And someone called him on it.
Here’s the stupid thing- as a member of the Marine Mafia, he already was gonna get a leg up from any other Marines that he worked with. There’s a fraternity there that college Greek communities could only wish the had. Lying about it wasn’t going to get him additional acceptance in that community. It got him expelled.