Press Conference Tomorrow: Assemblyman Voepel’s Military Service Record Challenged

Brian Brady Undesignated 2 Comments


Almost three weeks ago, Master Chief Petty Officer Terence B. Hoey, USN (Ret), a security professional based in New York City, accused Assemblyman Randy Voepel of “stolen valor”.  Stolen Valor is a broad term military veterans use to accuse someone (civilian or veteran) of misrepresentation about his/her military service record.  It can be as benign as someone exaggerating his/her service record in a bar or as serious as intentionally claiming unearned awards and qualifications to advance one’s career or business–the latter is against California law.

I asked Mason Herron about Mr. Hoey’s accusations, six days ago.  Mr Herron offered to let me see Assemblyman Voepel’s military separation paperwork but has ignored my follow up questions and request for a meeting.

Mr. Hoey will outline his findings at a press conference tomorrow, Monday April 16, 2018, at 1:00PM, in front of the USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

I encourage you to read Mr. Hoey’s post here.

UPDATE 1:  7:00AM– Monday, April 16, 2018 —  Challenger Larry Wilske accuses Voepel of misrepresentation on KUSI’s “Good Morning San Diego”

UPDATE 2 :  7:50PM– Monday April 16, 2018 — News Coverage from Press Conference:

False Allegations of “Stolen Valor” Raised Against Assemblyman Randy Voepel

Stolen valor claims brought against local assemblymember but accusers provide no evidence

UPDATE 2A:  3:00PM, Tuesday, April 16, 2018:

Times of San Diego interviews Hoey and Wilske
Blog site, “This Aint Hell”, comments on media coverage

UPDATE 3:  The Press Conference Videos in front of the USS Midway Museum (approx 1PM April 16, 2018)

1- MCPO Terence Hoey, USN (Ret) reads statement of accusations.
2- 71st Assembly District candidate, MCPO Larry Wilske , USN (SEAL) (Ret), makes statement.


Comments 2

  1. I was at the East county Tea party meeting when Randy stood up and talked about his riverboat combat experience in the Mekong Delta….I also spoke about my combat experience with the Big Red One 1967-68 as a mortarman and armored personal carrier driver + rifleman. Voepel lied to us and over the years to many others and us Nam vets. He told me he was exposed to agent orange which only happened in country. This is Stolen valor and Voepel is exposed. I hope Masterchief navy Seal Larry Wilske wins. We need a real hero in Sacramento not a lying zero.

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