Military

A commentary titled "Goodbye Janaye Ervin" lists the punishment the former Petty Officer 2nd Class suffered for refusing to salute the flag.

False claims that John McCain started the USS Forrestal fire that killed 134 sailers resurfaced on the tragedy's 50th anniversary.

After President Trump announced a transgender military ban, comments that "nobody has a right to serve" were incorrectly attributed to Trey Gowdy.

False claims that President Nixon pardoned John McCain after he was convicted of treason are based on earlier, false rumors.

Frank Schaeffer's 2002 essay "John is My Heart," also known as "My Heart is on the Line," has been widely circulated since it was first published by the Washington Post in 2002.

A photo showing an extra from the set of "Madam Secretary" was misidentified as a servicemember named John Welch who was denied service at a pizzeria.

The Trump Organization has not been awarded a lucrative contract to rebuild the Syrian airfield that President Trump bombed, that rumor started as satire.

Whoopi Goldberg didn't say military widows love their 15 minutes in the spotlight, a fake news website started the rumor.

Unconfirmed claims have spread that more than 13,000 Marines applied for White House duty after President Trump was elected, signaling widespread military support.

A photo of a young Nazi soldier has been misidentified as George Soros — George Soros wasn't a Nazi.