So, it was eight years ago that This Ain’t Hell took root in my fertile mind after a few years of honing that mind in forums from Paratrooper.net to the History Channel. It took a few more years to latch onto the Stolen Valor thing. We didn’t start the Stolen Valor thing, but we brought it to social media and the popular culture. We have spawned some of the better Stolen Valor sites and set the standard on the internet for outing phonies. It helps having the finest legal mind in the stolen valor community on staff and some of the best military records researchers an email away. Most of them are named in the lawsuits against us.
Happy Anniversary to one of the best, oldest MilBlogs around. Jonn and the gang at TAH provide entertainment galore, lots of stories for me to steal, and provide a valuable public service in their relentless efforts to highlight and hold accountable those who would steal accolades and goodwill reserved for the brave men and women of the Armed Forces.
Oh, by the way, it’s Jonn Lilyea’s birthday too! Wish him a happy one.