When I first saw this story I figured this guy had nothing better to do and was looking to attach himself to the tragedy in Conneticutt some how. Now it turns out this guy was a phony as well:
The Marine Corps veteran who achieved national fame this week for guarding Hughson Elementary School in Hughson, Calif., had a far less distinguished service career than he has claimed in public, records obtained Thursday show.
Hughson Unified Superintendent Brian Beck said he asked Craig D. Pusley to leave the school grounds about 10 a.m. Thursday after checking with regional Marine authorities on Pusley’s service. He said Pusley did not argue and simply left.
Beck stressed that Pusley stayed outside the school, except for checking in at the office. “He certainly seemed legit,” Beck said. “It’s just so disheartening.”
Records provided by the Marine Corps show that Pusley served only nine months before being discharged as a private first class in April 2008. The personnel records further indicate that he never served in Iraq or Afghanistan, or anywhere else overseas.
The records contradict Pusley’s claims Wednesday to The Bee and other media that he is a 28-year-old sergeant who served two tours in Iraq, in Baghdad and Ramadi, and one tour in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. [Stars & Stripes]
You can read the rest at the link, but Pulsey is using the usual defense that other phonies have used that he was misquoted. Whatever.