Officer wrongly accuses veteran of stolen valor

A Midstate veteran says he was publically and wrongly accused of stolen valor by a Harrisburg police officer.

On Memorial Day, 75-year-old Robert Ford says he was wearing his Marine uniform at Artsfest when a soldier reportedly told a police officer he was a phony.

Ford says the officer then approached him and shouted to a crowd, “He’s not a real Marine! Stolen valor!”

But Ford is a veteran. An archivist confirmed he served in the Marine Corps from 1958 to 1964.

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