Ma Yan, an intern reporter from the global network, reported on August 19 that a man who falsely claimed to have won the purple heart and Silver Star medals was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, according to the US Department of justice. < p > < p > the 61 year old Greg rumsdale, from Georgia, will need three years of supervision after his release in addition to 12 months in prison and pay back $76000 to the Department of affairs. In December last year, ramsdel admitted to falsely claiming that he had served in Afghanistan and that he had PTSD in order to apply for disability assistance from the Ministry of affairs. However, after verification by the Department of affairs and the Federal Bureau of investigation, ramsdel was not in Afghanistan during the years he claimed. His lies violated the bravery theft act, which makes it a crime to impersonate a war hero for money, work or other benefits. < / P > < p > rumsdale has served in the army since 1981 and retired in 2014, and in 2017 he also took a civilian job in Fort Benning, Georgia. According to court records, part of the reason why he got the job was because his resume said he was the winner of the silver star and purple heart medals. However, it turned out that he had never won these medals.