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:
UPDATE 2A: 3:00PM, Tuesday, April 16, 2018:
UPDATE 3: The Press Conference Videos in front of the USS Midway Museum (approx 1PM April 16, 2018)