Former Wyoming Marine falsely claimed combat wounds

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A former U.S. Marine who accepted gifts and honors, including a letter from Gov. Matt Mead, after falsely claiming to have been wounded in combat has pleaded no contest to a charge of obtaining property by false pretense.

The Laramie Boomerang reports ( ) that Adam P. Snow, of Laramie, entered the plea to the misdemeanor charge recently in state Circuit Court.

Last year, Snow accepted a rifle and plaque from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation after he said he had been wounded multiple times during combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also received a personal letter from Mead.

Albany County Undersheriff Josh DeBree says some area residents questioned Snow's accounts.

An investigation, aided by U.S. Navy officials, determined Snow was a weather observer who was never injured.


Information from: Laramie Boomerang,