I’m making this post public because it’s high time Michael Yon ate his words. I’ve tried ignoring him for two years now and he’s like a cancer without a cure. I don’t share this to pump myself up but to warn – again – that if Michael Yon ever steps foot back in the United States I will slap a defamation and libel suit on his ass faster than a Thai take-out place can read back his order. Yon has not merely suggested that I am a case of Stolen Valor or stated he “thinks” I’m a case of Stolen Valor. He states such as a matter of fact. He also states as fact that I lied about helping with the capture of 8 of the top 55 Iraqi leaders in 2003. He also claims I never saw combat. He has reported these and other false claims (like threatening to kill him) as fact both on his public Facebook page and his personal blog. I have screenshots galore, so even if he goes back and deletes these references, I have them. So, I offer this up to again discredit a man that has little or no credibility left. He should be shaking in his Thai sandals with this realization.
He has interferred in a police investigation by contacting Temple Police Department and County Prosecutors and passed these lies on to them. Just as he did in Afghanistan when he falsely accused me and other, he won’t fill out a sworn statement under oath because he doesn’t want to be jailed for perjury.
Defamation – Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person’s reputation; decreases the respect, regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person.
Libel – To publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others.
Slander – Oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed.
This is the NCOER I received in July while in Fallujah, Iraq. Feel free to share this far and wide. I’m not afraid. You can read more about Yon’s lies here.