Grandfather of One Covington Student is ACTUALLY a Native American Vietnam Veteran — Unlike Nathan Phillips, Family Responds to Stolen Valor, ‘Shame on Him’
The family of one of the Covington High School students seen in the viral videos is responding to the reports of stolen valor by Nathan Phillips — and saying “shame on him.”
On Tuesday, The Washington Post has had to issue yet another retraction after falsely claiming that far-left Native American activist Nathan Phillips served in the Vietnam War. He didn’t — but this lie was previously used to help raise money for a documentary about his life.
“Correction: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War. Phillips served in the U.S. Marines from 1972 to 1976 but was never deployed to Vietnam,” the update reads.
The supportive media have also been stealth editing articles to change the wording from him claiming that he was a Vietnam veteran to a “Vietnam era” veteran.
Are you going to explain how your story changed? You said he was a "Vietnam veteran," now you say he's a "Vietnam-era veteran."
— Chris Menahan 🇺🇸 (@infolibnews) January 22, 2019
Yes absolutely I did edit it to reflect the fact that when I wrote this article ten years ago, I misunderstood the situation in which he was spit on.
I changed it after receiving an email alerting me – this is why the article reflects "edited" I am not trying to hide this fact.
— Vincent Schilling (@VinceSchilling) January 21, 2019
Interestingly — the 14-year-old boy’s step-grandfather is a real Native American Vietnam veteran. His paternal grandmother was Cherokee.
The grandfather, who we are not naming due to the efforts of the leftist media and celebrities to harass and dox these families, is also a monthly contributor to several Native American organizations including St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota and St. Labre Indian School.
His home is a beautiful shrine to the great pride that he takes in his heritage.
The student, who was seen in the video and thus has been branding as “mocking” at best, and “racist” at worst, visits his grandfather “all the time” and loves him very much. This makes the libel against him all the more insulting.