US Marine Sgt Major Lovell Relieved after False Claims Verified March 24, 2015Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
Tags: Aaron Pine, Honor Graduate, Lovell, Marine, Relieved, Scout Sniper, Sgt Major, Stolen Valor
It is both a sad day for the Marine Corps but an important day. The Marine Times just posted a story stating that “Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Lovell III was removed from his post as the infantry battalion’s sergeant major on Monday due to a loss of confidence, said 1st Lt. Luke Kuper, a spokesman for III Marine Expeditionary Force.” His claims were first reported on this blog and subsequently investigated by the USMC. While it is always sad when a distinguished Marine’s career is destroyed, it is an important step for the US Military to take Stolen Valor seriously . In addition to having falsely claimed a 3rd Combat Action Ribbon and Sniper School Honor Graduate, the USMC also corrected Lovell’s claims of service in Kosovo and with the Israeli Defense Force.