Cascade County District Judge Greg Pinski sentenced two men who falsely claimed to the court that they’d served in the military.
Ryan Patrick Morris, 28, and Troy Allan Nelson, 33, were both before Pinski for violating the terms of their deferred or suspended sentences in two separate, unrelated cases.
Morris claimed in court that he’d done seven combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, suffered from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and had a hip replacement after being injured by an IED.
Both men were before the judge for committing numerous violations of their release conditions.
The judge mandated that every year during the suspended portions of each of their sentences, both men must stand at the Montana Veterans Memorial for eight hours on each Memorial and Veterans Day wearing a sign that reads, “I am a liar. I am not a veteran. I stole valor. I have dishonored all veterans.”