Provide an invaluable service by keeping listings of fakes and POWs current. Very fast at getting new posts up. Excellent organization.
This organization has worked on the POW and MIA issues since the 1970's. I have had the pleasure of asking Chuck and Mary on a number of issues both personal and evem more important on issues critical to our Soldiers and Sailors and Marines on the huge issue of the men possible left behind in our country's past wars. They have been a pleasure to work with and have never wavered in their dedication to our Country and it's Armed Forces.
Thorough, complete and fast source for data. Their publications are equally good. Chuck and Mary are dedicated porfessionals who serve their user community well.
Chuck and Mary do a superb job of running to ground and exposing those people who try falsely bring glory to themselves by dishonorably and fraudently portraying their alleged military service. They are personally responsible for identifying and exposing phony POWs, Medal of Honor winners, US Navy Seals and others. A number of those exposed had been fraudently receiving compensation from the Veterans Administration and other government agencies.
As the founder and past president of another non-profit organization, Freedom Fight, Inc. I have had several opportunities to personally meet Chuck and Mary. Their dedication to this issue is something you rarely find in non-profits. They have established a bond with former POW's, especially those from Vietnam who trust Chuck and Mary to expose phony POWs and support them unconditionally. They go above and beyond using many of their own resources to continue their mission. Any donation to them will be used honestly and to the full extent to help other veterans, expose phony veterans and to honor our former POWs.
Dear Reader, As a veteran I am so proud to have served my country and know that I don't stand alone. Pownetwork.org has helped me realize that I am not alone and others do care of our sacrifice or death. I only know the Schantag's by phone and or internet. However, they are great Americans that are holding the torch that many don't care about anymore. This is proof that we may not agree with what is going on and that we can make a difference, and have. I gain nothing materialisticaly speaking being affiliated with pownetwork.org. Without the grunt work of the supporters it would be difficult to show the truth or deception. I consider the Schantag's a true friend in this war against terror/deception.
Mostly, I have referred others to the website for resolutions of possible violations of the Stolen Honor Law. In all cases of which I'm aware, the individual in question was not found to be legitimate. Responses from the website have been very timely. As a former POW, I also visit the website to update myself on various organizations, etc.
As a veterans advocate, I constantly refer to the POW Network for its incredibly diverse research and expertise in a variety of subjects. In addition to being the foremost authority on post-World War II prisoners of war, they are ecumenical in their exposing of phonies from all branches. The POW Network through the diligent efforts of founders Chuck and Mary Schantag has made itself an indispensable tool for exposing those unscrupulous individuals who would ride the glory train without having earned the privilege.
This site provides diligent and detailed information about phony Military personnel such as POW impostors. It also is a great site for anything about the Vietnam area POWs.
The POW Network leads the way in support of POW/MIA remembrance, in demanding a full accounting, and in uncovering those who fraudulently claim hero veteran status in order to receive benefits to which they are not entitled. Passionate and caring, yet tough and with uncompromising standards, the POW Network takes direct action to aid and assist veterans and encourage prosecution of criminal frauds. They were instrumental in passage of the Stolen Valor Act, which made such fraud a federal crime. Operating a lean organization, the Schantags put their heart and soul into their mission. Their passion is as self-evident as is their competence. The POW Network has helped me expose frauds, some of which are phenomenal in their audacity. They have been a wonderful source of information and an inspiration to me personally.