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Please bear with me this may be a little long but well worth your attention.

Lawless was one of two guys arrested for having a couple of homemade machine guns. He plead guilty to posession of un serialized guns and received the 8.5 months time served plus some probation. (I know the un serailized guns is BS but he got off light and THAT is not part of this story)

Link to article on his sentencing and a recap of what happened:
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/article_f3a69a80-e9ad-11de-8b57-001cc4c002e0.html

Well, lawless has quite a following on a web site that was really backing him. They even had a letter writing campaign to the judge to say what a swell guy he is. But wait! Soon the folks organizing the letter writing get a note: "In your letters please do not refer to lawless military history or awards." WHAT?! Why not people asked. Hell, he has 4 purple hearts, a couple of bronze stars and a silver star, why should this not be referred to?

Here is lawless's increadible military bio:
Aaron Lawless joined the military the day after his 17th birthday. April 17th 2002. Ever since then he has been in the military.

He is currently stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.. There he is recovering from wounds recieved on July 12 2006. During his time in the military he has recieved four purple hearts, Two Bronze Stars with V-devices, and one Silver Star. He has served in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army.

He recieved his first two Purple hearts in Fallujah and Ramadi. One for a piece of shrapnel in his right leg and amall debris peppered up his right side from an RPG. During the same incedent he was awarded a Bronze Star with a V-device for being part of a fireteam that flanked and dispatched the enemy while a medivac was being performed on victims of an IED.

His second Purple Heart came from a machine gun blast when running across a street. He waited for the machine gunner to reload before he returned fire and ran across the street. Well as it turns out the machine gunner did not reload. He was just taking a break to let the gun cool. When Aaron finally ran across the street the machine gunner caught him with the last couple rounds of a belt of ammo. One passed right through his ass and a second is lodged in his left thigh ust under the skin.

His third Purple Heart and Silver Star came at the same time. On November 19th of 2005 he was lead gunner on a patrol in Bayji Iraq. His patrol was driving down Smugglers Road outside of town. As they were going down this road another column of humvees approached them from the north. This happened to be Bravo Company from the same base as Aaron's. As they neared the two gunners stood up to let each other know who they were. As they got about 25 yards from one another a bomb exploded. Instantly killing all but one man in the opposite humvee. Aaron was struck in the face and head by a tire and a piece of shrapnel. He flew out of the turret and landed off to the side of the road. His humvee landed next to a secondary IED that also detonated and ended up killing the remaining men inside. After the explosion Aaron woke up on the ground to the sound of gunifre. He then got up and ran to the safest place he could reach, and that was the crater of the first IED that had went off.

Over 1000 pounds of naked RDX High-Explosive, three 155 milimeter artillery shells, and one anti-tank mine, had blown a hole nearly 12 feet wide and 8 feet deep in the ground. Once he reached the hole he looked for his weapon but it was no where near him. He then found an M4 with the butt stock blown off, although the operating tube was still intact, the weapon still fired. He then returned fire and got out of the crater to search for survivors. The men he found were for the most part unrecognizable. He then heard what sounded like a faint screaming. He feared the worst and withdrew his combat knife so he could sneak up on what he thought was the enemy. When he got closer to the noise he realized it was a an American voice saying oh god, please help me .

At that time he realized that the sound was coming from almost directly to his right side. There under a piece of metal from the top of the Humvee lay a person he would later find to be PFC Adam Millett. He happened to be the Medic from the other vehicle and was not doing very well. He had broken both legs,and both arms top and bottom, numerous broken ribs and was nearly
missing an ear. Aaron then proceeded to fix Adam the best he could and run him back to the humvees. Once at the humvees he ordered private who was gunning to get out and give him his helmet. He then gunned all the way back to base and was hit by another IED, breaking his nose. Aaron recieved the Purple Heart and Silver Star that day for being hit in the head with a piece of shrapnel and still managing to perform first care on the survivor and run him back to the trucks to safety.

On 21 February 2006 Aaron led a sniper team of six men into Bayji Iraq under the cover of darkness. Their mission was to gather intel on a certain street that was notorious for insugrents setting up IED�s and hasty ambushes on convoys headed to the Kurdish compound.

At around 0500 the radio started recieving a message. Our informant had given us intel that the number 1 and number 2 wanted men in our sector would be near our position. The number one man Qader Mquhl (KAY-der mi-COOL) and his brother Azheem Mquhl (OZ-heem mi-COOL) were supposed to be meeting in a cafe across the street. It was approximately one hundred yards from the teams position. That afternoon one of the men in the team made a positive ID on Qader Mquhl ,and moments later the fight had erupted. More than an hour and a half later, the fight was over.The whole team had escaped unscathed. However over 23 enemy combatants had been killed. Including the two Targets. Aaron was awarded a Bronze Star with a V-device leading his team in a fight against a far superior enemy force and completing the objective with zero casualties.

His fourth and last purple heart came on July 12 2006. Aaron was gunning on a humvee on a routine combat patrol in Bajyi Iraq. As the vehicle pulled off the side of the road a bomb went off that knocked out Aaron instantly. After the fighting stopped the medic thought that Aaron was dead. He was loaded onto the helicopter as life saving procedures were started.. The crew chief tried for a long time but eventually gave up. Aaron was thought to be dead.... Seconds after they covered him up with a blanket his hand started moving and he groaned a bit. He was immeadiately started on life support and was flown to Balad military hospital in Baghdad. There emergency surgery was performed to remove the shrapnel from his brainstem and to repair his damaged vertebrae. When docotors performed a CT scan to see if they had retrieved all the shrapnel they made a startling discovery. He had a tumor growing in the top of his head that was ths size of a tangerine. After that discovery he was flown to Germany and then to the United States to Walter Reed Army Medical Cetnter where he is still stationed today.
This bio was submitted to Glock and resulted in his being award Glock's 2008 Hero of the year.



Ain't That cool! Even got a custom Glock presented by R. Lee Ermey himself.


So the point of this post? It appears that it is all BULLSHIT!!!

After some questions started being asked on the afore mentioned web site it became obvious that dates were not matching up. A little sluething by a member there determined that he never attended Ranger school. Some other folks were contacted and a freedom on information request was made for records:



And there it is. No purple hearts, no medals, not even a Sargent as claimed. Notice he actually joined in 05 and not right after his 17th birthday in 02.

If any of you know where to forward this on to for Stolen Valor investigation please do so.
 

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is this the same guy who had built a semi 1919 and got caught "bump firing" it on myspace.???
Not sure, I've never been to his myspace page. This guy got tagged speeding through a construction zone. The cop busted him and his passenger with two home made full auto AK's. The passenger copped to owning the AK's but lawless was still charged because he admitted to shooting them and knowing they were illegal.
 

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Well, my first reaction after reading about half of the "military history" was that it was phony. Laid on a bit thick at best, with a few unsupportable details that sounded like Hollywood. I'm surprised someone didn't do a background check from the start. The old "if it sounds too good to be true..." thing.
 

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Dont see any purple heart medals however there are a few medals listed on the right in the small lower box. Nothing important stands out but just wanted to clarify he does have some awards.

He should be prosecuted if he is falsley claiming medals.

I suspect a paper trail glitch. He is clearly to young to retire. The Army retired him from Walter Reed Medical center? Why? My bet is an injury from combat and the paper work provided under the FOI is not current on the medals. At least I hope thats the case for this kid.

I just dont deal well with asking our young to take up arms of all kinds and defend this country and others but when you come home its a crime to touch one of those very same guns. Just makes my skin crawl! :mad:
 

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What has been peaced together by reading between the lines from the court transcript of the machine gun trial:

*He most likely did go to Iraq but was not there long enough to receive the Iraq Combat Medel (30 days).

*Based on a letter from a friend in Iraq submitted in his trial lawless had a "collapse". It is inderterminate if it was related to combat. He was medivaced to Walter Reed where a brain tumor was discovered and removed. He spent the remainder of his time at Walter Reed and was discharged from there with full benifites.


Regarding his list of ribbons and medals what is shown is a soldier that was not a screw up or a trouble maker and nothing remarkable. He did his job and kept his nose clean. Too bad he just didn't leave it at that but had to make a bunch of **** up.

A person that claims to be from lawless' home town posted a bunch of info at Democrat Underground. Much of it was subjective or unsorported but it really tore into him. One point that struck me is that the poster claimed that all the stories lawless told were actually events that happened to other people. People that he met during his stay at Walter Reed (real heros). He stole their stories and repeated them as his own.
 

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Please bear with me this may be a little long but well worth your attention.

Lawless was one of two guys arrested for having a couple of homemade machine guns. He plead guilty to posession of un serialized guns and received the 8.5 months time served plus some probation. (I know the un serailized guns is BS but he got off light and THAT is not part of this story)

Link to article on his sentencing and a recap of what happened:
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/article_f3a69a80-e9ad-11de-8b57-001cc4c002e0.html

Well, lawless has quite a following on a web site that was really backing him. They even had a letter writing campaign to the judge to say what a swell guy he is. But wait! Soon the folks organizing the letter writing get a note: "In your letters please do not refer to lawless military history or awards." WHAT?! Why not people asked. Hell, he has 4 purple hearts, a couple of bronze stars and a silver star, why should this not be referred to?

Here is lawless's increadible military bio:


This bio was submitted to Glock and resulted in his being award Glock's 2008 Hero of the year.



Ain't That cool! Even got a custom Glock presented by R. Lee Ermey himself.


So the point of this post? It appears that it is all BULLSHIT!!!

After some questions started being asked on the afore mentioned web site it became obvious that dates were not matching up. A little sluething by a member there determined that he never attended Ranger school. Some other folks were contacted and a freedom on information request was made for records:



And there it is. No purple hearts, no medals, not even a Sargent as claimed. Notice he actually joined in 05 and not right after his 17th birthday in 02.

If any of you know where to forward this on to for Stolen Valor investigation please do so.
 
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