One of the big local stories here in the NYC metro area was the protest against Donald Trump appearing at the Veterans' Day parade. One of the counterprotestors, who threatened to shoot protestors, portrayed himself as a veteran of the Pacific Theater in WW2. Astute observers noted some irregularities with his uniform... he looks like he's stealing valor, besides acting like a fascist while claiming to have fought fascism. Sure, growing up in an age of conscription, he probably served in the military, but his account of his actions has got to be bullshit.
Righties love stolen valor, from Trump on down to the run-of-the-mill MAGAchud. They hate actual decorated veterans, but they are addicted to fake war stories from fellow travelers.
So far, the mainstream media sources haven't come out and exposed this fraudulent old coot. His fifteen minutes of fame has passed by, but his position in the MAGA pantheon hasn't been dissected and rejected. It seems like the news media loves stolen valor as well.