He tried to pass himself off as a United States Marine with injuries from Fallujah. He claimed three combat tours in Iraq. He claimed to be a survivor of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon. He claimed he was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He claimed to have been decorated with the Purple Heart.
Rick Glen Strandlof never spent a day in the military. A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Strandlof. He will be prosecuted under the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. His actions are punishable by a year in jail and a $250,000 fine.