"Rick Duncan" Duped Us Too

May 2009

Add 5280 to the list of publications that were duped by Rick Duncan (otherwise known as Richard Glen Strandlof). Posing as an Iraq veteran, the charismatic former leader of the Colorado Veterans Alliance was quoted in a November 2008 story about assisting returning soldiers as they adjust to civilian life. In truth, The New York Times reports that Duncan/Strandlof lied extensively about his background and never served in the military. Despite Strandlof's deception, troop reintegration remains an important topic: As many as 25 percent of vets returning home will suffer from mental health or physical problems. Click here to learn more about getting involved with organizations supported by Colorado Department of Labor & Employment and Colorado's Veteran's Services.

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