PETERBOROUGH, Ont. -- David Dodd has apologized for making false claims about his military service online and has handed over service medals he’s not entitled to wear, QMI Agency has learned.
Dodd became the centre of a national controversy after he posted comments on the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Association Facebook group Sunday about being a former Patricia, witnessing a fellow female soldier die in his arms during overseas combat and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
His claims were met by a firestorm of criticism in military circles when it was revealed Dodd has never been a member of the Princess Patricia's, has never served overseas and isn’t entitled to wear military medals he’s been photographed wearing at local Legion events over the past four years.
Paul Hale, the southwest Ontario branch president of the PPCLI Association, said he met with Dodd in Peterborough on Wednesday.