STOLEN VALOR: Protester Nathan Phillips Did Not Serve in Vietnam

The world just can't stop talking about Nathan  Phillips, the elderly Native American protester who's infamous  interaction with some Catholic high school kids became a national news  story.

One more than one occasion Nathan described himself as  a veteran of the Vietnam war.  He made the statement at least twice on  CNN, according to transcripts from the network (see below).

However, earlier this week the Washington Post issued a retraction to their story about the activist, stating that he was never deployed to Vietnam.

     Correction: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that  Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War.  Phillips served in the U.S. Marines from 1972 to 1976 but was never  deployed to Vietnam.

While he was a member of the armed forces, he never stepped foot in Vietnam.  

Phillips has a history of misrepresenting his service.

In 2012, a crowdfunding website raised over $6,000 to produce a documentary about Phillips life in which he claimed to be a veteran of the Vietnam war.

Multiple news outlets spread the false claim about his military service in an attempt to shame those who questioned him for aggressively confronting a group of minors in Washington, DC.

 

Nathan also claimed the Covington Catholic school kids chanted, "Build that wall," but no video evidence exists to support this statement.  

 
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