L. Ron Hubbard was NOT a war hero

Stolen Valor: L. Ron Hubbard's Phony Medals

The Church of Scientology falsely claims that L. Ron Hubbard was a decorated World War II combat veteran who earned a purple heart with palm (equivalent to two purple hearts) and numerous other medals. These bogus claims have been thoroughly debunked by Chris Owen's research, published at Ron the "War Hero".

Yet Scientology continues to lie about L. Ron Hubbard's war record. A recent example is their fraudulent claims made to Mark Sommer of the Buffalo News, reported here. The lies are repeated in this press release.

Scientlogy's claims are easily refuted by obtaining copies of Hubbard's actual service record (pages 1, 2, 2) from the Navy, which several journalists, including Sommer, have done. Yet Scientology continues to peddle its lies, to the outrage of veterans.

The proposed Stolen Valor Act of 2005, sponsored by Colorado Congressman John T. Salazar, may finally put a stop to this fraud.

Dave Touretzky
Last modified: Sun Nov 29 13:24:16 EST 2009