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Check Six – 1996: Admiral Jeremy Boorda

May 16, 2016

In one of the most high-profile stolen valor cases in recent decades, Admiral Jeremy Boorda, chief of naval operations and the highest-ranking officer in the Navy, shot and killed himself in 1996 amid questioning of the legitimacy of two “V” devices for valor that he wore for his service during the Vietnam War. In his suicide note, he called wearing the decorations “an honest mistake.”

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