Did “America’s Got Talent” Singer Lie About Combat Wounds? (Video)
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Military veteran Timothy Michael Poe - who used supposed combat wounds sustained in Afghanistan to gain sympathy from judges on the television program "America's Got Talent" - is under intense scrutiny today, as his military records show no evidence of him being injured while in the service, according to the Associated Press.
After explaining to the talent contest judges how he received brain injury and broken back during a grenade explosion, causing his very noticable stutter, Timothy Poe sang the Garth Brooks hit "If Tomorrow Never Comes," moving the judges and audience to tears and applause.
Poe did spent 14 years in the Minnesota Army National Guard. However, Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Kevin Olson told the Associated Press:
"Sgt. Poe's official military records do not indicate that he was injured by a grenade in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, as he reports...
"We looked very closely at his record. We did not find something to substantiate what he said."
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