I had the misfortune of meeting Patrick Henry Cardwell 2 weeks ago. He told me he was a Vietnam Vet, suffered from agent orange, was special forces and green beret. He also said he was a POW for "9 months, 10 days and 29 minutes"! He graduated from West Point and was a 4 star general. I have a very soft spot in my heart for these vets. My husband (Navy) served 3 tours, the last tour he left when our son was 7 days old and I lost several friends over there as well. Our men suffered not only in Vietnam but when they came home as well to an ungrateful nation. This guy has POW/MIA, Vietnam Vet and special forces stickers on his car. He hangs a special forces flag from his home. I invited this imposter into my home and family. After listening to all the BS he was saying, I begin to doubt him. He said he had PTSD and I thought maybe this was the reason he was exxagerating the truth. I pretty much shut him out of my life because of the lies. I felt he was a vet or why would he be so obsessed with Vietnam. I found out this past Friday, 7/13, that he HAD NEVER BEEN IN THE SERVICE AT ALL!! I am infuriated! I feel sick! How dare him use the glory and honor of those men who served our country to make people open their hearts and home to him! I am incensed, I have not felt disgust for a fellow human being before nor have I every wished I was a man so I could beat the crap out of this bastard! I feel violated! This bastard tells everyone he meets about how bad he had it in Nam and they believe him. I spoke to him today and told him exactly what I thought of him. I am on a mission to stop him from perpetuating this disgrace against the real men that were in Vietnam. I promised him that I would tell everyone I meet about him and his lies. I greived about this for 4 days, the more I thought about it the angrier I got. I posted my facebook today about him. I went to the Army recruiter as well but he told me there was nothing that could be done. Is there anything that can be done about this? Any advice is appreciated. I want to stop this bastard!
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