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PTSD counselor lied about seeing combat

The counseling director for a veterans’ organization in Houston specializing in PTSD turns out not to have been a much-deployed Special Operator as he claimed. Apparently he never saw one day of combat.   The odd thing is that these guys all tend to have had actually been in the military, but as a cook or, ...

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The counseling director for a veterans’ organization in Houston specializing in PTSD turns out not to have been a much-deployed Special Operator as he claimed. Apparently he never saw one day of combat.  

The odd thing is that these guys all tend to have had actually been in the military, but as a cook or, in this case, an MP.

I don’t get it. Checking out someone’s record is fairly easy, especially when claiming to have been a SEAL or Special Operator. My favorite is the guys who tell you they were in units so secret they can’t reveal their name…

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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