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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on March 2nd, 2013 at 6:23 pm

National Director of the Korean War Veterans Association Accused of Embellishing His Service History

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Via a reader tip comes news of another phony passing himself off as a Korean War veteran:

I got this about six weeks ago and somehow it slipped through the cracks on me. But this is the story of James Edward Ferris, a homeboy from Liverpool, NY. Here he is on the CSPAN broadcast of ceremonies commemorating the signing of the armistice ceasing outward hostilities on the Korean Penninsula back in July;

Right off, anyone who can count can see that he’s wearing more than the four awards that are in his records. His records also say that he was in the Pacific with the 3rd Marine Division. Wiki says the 3rd marine Division never went to Korea;  [This Ain't Hell]

You can read the rest at the link, but This Ain’t Hell provides some very convincing evidence that Ferris did not do everything he claimed to have done.  According to his service records he is was in administrative position and served in Japan shortly after the armistice was signed.

Ferris is the National Director of the Korean War Veterans Association and his service in Japan would have actually qualified him to be a member of the organization, but I guess he felt he had to embellish his service to rise in the ranks of the association.

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