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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:18 PM

Looks like Sheriff David Clarkes army medals might be B.S.

http://www.salon.com/2017/05/19/sheriff-david-clarke-medals-army/

At almost all of his public appearances, Clarke either wears a pristine cowboy hat with a natty suit or, more famously, a uniform festooned with shiny military medals. On Thursday, Twitter user Charles Clymer, an army veteran, pointed out that those military medals might not be all that legit.

“Look at this fucking guy’s uniform,” Clymer said, in the second of a long string of tweets on the subject. “You see all that shit pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That’s not supposed to be there.”

Clymer went on to break down each individual medal, their placement and their apparently spurious provenance. Clymer acknowledged that legitimate medals are earned, and should be worn with pride, but accuses Clarke of “stolen valor” and calls Clarke’s collection, “a sloppy assortment of badge replicas arranged neatly, [that] looks imposing.”...(list of tweets)


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Even RW is picking this up.
http://www.rightwisconsin.com/opinion/daily-takes/whats-up-with-sheriff-clarkes-bizarre-uniform

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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:21 PM

1. He's not wearing a military uniform It's his Sheriff's uniform.

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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:24 PM

2. They are not military medals

Whether he should be wearing them would be based on the Sheriff's department uniform standard. Some takeaways though. Every other member of his staff photographed in the same dress uniform have no sign of embellishments. Also the sheriff of Racine county testified in front of Congress in his dress uniform - also no embellishments and his uniform looks similar.

As sheriff I suspect he has wide latitude in defining dress code etc so compliance may be whatever he says it is.

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