John J. Dunphy

Semper Fi

He sometimes claimed he served in Iraq. Other times, he claimed he served in Afghanistan. Maybe he served in both—or neither.

His appearance and behavior made him a nuisance. When he spontaneously joined our local Veterans’ Day parade, the parade marshal’s assistants dragged him away. He was eventually barred from the homeless shelter for being too disruptive.

dead in an alley
his USMC tattoo
gnawed by rats