An article by Military Phonies investigated NH State Senator Lou D’Allesandro’s military service claims.

D’Allesandro’s Claims

Over the years, the so-called “Lion of the Senate” has made multiple claims that he was a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Most curious of these claims is that the Ballotpedia entry references D’Allesandro’s own biography page on his website, which has since removed the reference to his military “career.”

FOIA Evidence

Military Phonies obtained D’Allesandro’s military records via a FOIA request. They state that his military “service” consisted of “NO ACTIVE DUTE OTHER THAN FOR TRAINING PURPOSES.” Records show that D’Allesandro enlisted in 1959, participated in two training sessions in 1959 and 1963 before being discharged after never serving on active duty.

Lou D'Allesandro military record of service

Military record of service courtesy of Military Phonies. Click image for a larger version.

Is this the record of someone deserving of being described as a “military veteran” and “retired U.S. Marine Corps” member?

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