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Did brian dennehy lie about military service?

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April 14, 2012 8:44PM

According to many sources, Mr. Dennehy had made claims of being a Vietnam-War combat veteran, wounded by shrapnel and frequently engaged in bloody battles. It was discovered that he did indeed join and serve in The Marine Corps, but his overseas service was as a football player for the Corps in Okinawa. He never once set foot in or near Vietnam and separated from The Corps in 1963. Later, he publicly recanted his testimony, expressing remorse and shame for lying, but in 2007 he took up the mantle once again, talking about his "Vietnam service" during a Wall Street Journal interview.