Stolen Valour Canada was advised by a number of parties that there was a potential issue with the medals and insignia that Mr Hubert Meyers had been photographed wearing along with his claims of serving alongside the US military during the Vietnam War.
SVC does not act upon unsubstantiated intelligence or malicious tips that are often initiated as a result of petty jealousy, marital misadventure or, sheer vindictiveness.
We will not waste any staff effort on someone’s “gut feel” nor do we do participate in witch hunts. Tipsters must provide evidence (pictures, news articles, social media links) of their concerns before we can move forward.
Prior to investing any research effort into what could become an unfounded wild goose chase; we contact named individuals in order to provide them with an opportunity to sort out the reported situation. Our hope, they would take advantage of our offer to protect their reputation and silence the issue once and for all by providing proof of the medallic entitlements.
To that end, we asked that Meyers, back in July 2018, to provide us with the documentation that would prove his entitlement to wear the Green Beret / hat badge of the Korps Commandotroepen of the Netherlands Army.
We also requested that he prove his lawful right to wear what can only be described as a bizarre group of official and commemorative US military medals including the Purple Heart x 3 and third awards of Air Force Commendation Medal & the National Defense Service Medal.
The result of initial inquiry – Meyers immediately scrubbed his Facebook page of any evidence of his claimed military service. This sort of behaviour is quite familiar to our researchers and warrants further investigation of the individual.
So, we contacted our friends in the Netherland’s Commando Association to solicit their assistance in determining whether Mr Meyers (aka Meijers) was ever a badged member of their organization.
Their response – Who?
Mr Meyers eventually contacted SVC with the goal of sorting out this situation. Long story, made short, he has now apologized for his actions and surrendered the items in question.
Lest We Forget.