The National Coalition of Human Rights Activists denounces Scientology Inc.'s theft of valor. In a sales pitch posted by its oppressive and sinister Guardians Office to an on-line "press release" web site, Scientology Inc. has once again repeated its lies about its creator L. Ron Hubbard.
"This is exactly what the proposed Act is meant to redress," said NCHRA President David Rice. "People, and the organizations they created, who claim military awards and medals that they have not earned and have not been awarded should be punished and execrated by society."
In Scientology Inc.'s advertisement, posted last month, the sinister business once again claimed that L. Ron Hubbard was awarded "21 medals and palms," and even went so far as to claim that Hubbard was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds acquired in combat. In reality, L. Ron Hubbard never saw combat, was never wounded during his time in the Navy, was awarded only four medals and one award, and was relieved from duty three times for incompetence. Hubbard's military records have a notation specifying that he was not allowed to reenlist, nor serve in the Reserves. In later life he created and ran the international crime syndicate called "Scientology."
"Even though Hubbard is dead, his business still repeats his lies," said David Rice, "and in my opinion the proposed Act should also punish businesses and organizations that repeat such falsehoods. It is a gross insult to American men and women who have actually been wounded and who have actually earned the medals and awards that frauds and con-artists falsely claim."
"The Stolen Valor Act of 2005," sponsored by Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.), is the initiative that will help preserve the honor of men and women who have fought for the United States of America. The Act, if made into law, will allow prosecutors to seek fines and imprisonment for those who claim in print or in speech to have received military awards and honors they have not actually received.
Anyone may request and receive a copy of L. Ron Hubbard's military records with regard to the medals and award he was given, by writing to the navy and asking for a copy of the deceased serviceman's Notice of Separation for Social Security Number 568-09-9422.
Hubbard's official Notice of Separation from the United States Navy shows he entered the Navy on November 24 1941 and served four years eight months; at the time he mustered out of the Navy he has accumulated four military medals and one award: the American Theater Medal, the American Defense Medal, the Victory Medal, the Asiatic Medal, and the Expert Rifle and Pistol award. These medals were given to every serviceman who was stationed in those Theaters.
"Nowhere in Hubbard's record is there any mention of him going into combat," David Rice said. "Hubbard lied about the medals he received and about his career in World War Two. The 'Stolen Valor Act of 2005' is written and proposed to redress exactly the kinds of claims Hubbard made."
A copy of L. Ron Hubbard's Notice of Separation may be viewed on-line at http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/cos/warhero/images/dd214_real.gif
"It's despicable behavior," NCHRA President Rice said. "People who claim high military distinction, such as Hubbard and his business, insult and slap the faces of every man and woman who served the United States with distinction, honor, courage, and valor. The proposed Act is meant to restore that honor and end that insult."
American veterans are invited to write and share their opinions on this subject. NCHRA@hotmail.com