July 31, 2007

Phony Marine Gets Merciful Sentence
— LauraW.

500 Hours of community service, tending military graves.

Buddle posed as a Marine Corps captain in 2005 and 2006, wearing a uniform with medals intended as awards for extraordinary contribution to national defense and heroism in combat. He even gave the opening prayer for the Washington state Senate in 2006 and posed as a chaplain and reverend, including officiating at weddings and funerals of servicemen.

Be sure to read the article to find out where he got the medals from. This guy is a real piece of work.

Old related blog entry; most of the links there are still good.

Posted by: LauraW. at 07:41 AM | Comments (10)
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1 That's punishment? To be outside in peaceful surroundings picking dead flowers and weeds?

Posted by: dave at July 31, 2007 07:48 AM (CQYpd)

2 I generally don't like these 'teach'em a lesson' sentences but this one actually bothers me a lot. I doubt this fool will learn anything (he stole his own brother's legacy, what's he care about some dead strangers?) and  he's clearly not fit to tend to these honored veterans and that hallowed ground.

Throw him in jail for awhile.

Posted by: Drew at July 31, 2007 07:59 AM (hlYel)

3 Were the medals "donated" by John Kerry?

Posted by: el greco at July 31, 2007 08:10 AM (lxb4k)

4 Why would anyone pretend to be one of those baby-killers anyway?  Hey, you guys know what's really cool?  take the frozen fruit out of your ass... and then eat it!

Posted by: Usagi BimJimbo at July 31, 2007 08:16 AM (Ivufb)

5 What's wrong with pretending to be a minister?

Posted by: jesse jacks-on at July 31, 2007 10:11 AM (6dysq)


belonged to his brother, a Marine who died in Vietnam.

damn... ace's old post mentions clawhammers.  I musta subconsciously stoled it.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at July 31, 2007 11:35 AM (pzen5)


"Reverend" may be the most common first name people pay to legally get at the local courthouse.  Fifty dollars and you too can be legally entitled to demand people call you "Reverend", without all that seminary and ordaining stuff.

Thirty years ago, I knew of a small-time con artist who on occasion would don the summer whites of a Naval officer.  He was run out of Georgia for dealing in endangered animals (both dead and alive) and out of Texas for trying to run a scam on Farrah Fawcett's father.  I came cross-hairs with him when he tried to sell my neighbor a polar bear rug that came with a $10,000 story of a death-defying hunt on the ice of the Arctic.  Being a biologist, I suggested that the bear was a zoo specimen that had lived on concrete, due to the condition of the claws.  It turns out, the scam artist had paid the guys responsible for disposal of a bear at the local zoo, that had died of liver disease, to skin the bear before burying the rest.

Thieves steal.  Things.  Reputations.  Honor.  Respect.  Life.

I hope Buddle gets plenty of toothbrushes to clean every inch of every grave marker, and enough time to read the name of every honored warrior he dishonored.  I've always hoped old "Dutch the dapper Naval hero" ran up against a Seal team out for a night on the town, a few decades back.  Those kind of guys have been stealing honor as long as warriors have received it.

Posted by: twolaneflash at July 31, 2007 11:57 AM (LViJs)

8 How's 'bout he gets shipped to Parris Island for boot camp instead? He wanted to get Marine status on the cheap, right? Make him do the whole routine, then send him to Camp Shrapnel in Dirkadirkastan for a tour. Then he can wear that Marine uniform all he wants.

Posted by: exdem13 at July 31, 2007 05:30 PM (G4AdY)

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How's 'bout he gets shipped to Parris Island for boot camp instead

Not in my Corps.  This shitbird would not rate the title Marine if he Gomer Pyle'd his way through boot 20 times.  May his brother rest in peace.

Posted by: dpr VIII at July 31, 2007 07:19 PM (4XUD3)

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