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February 9th, 2011

unixronin: Galen the technomage, from Babylon 5: Crusade (Default)
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 10:03 pm

[L. Ron] Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, had maintained that he was blind and a 'hopeless cripple' at the end of World War II — and that he had healed himself through measures that later became the basis of Dianetics, the 1950 book that became the basis for Scientology.

It turns out Hubbard falsified his military service records.  He was never wounded in the war, he never distinguished himself or received any decoration or award, he forged a new set of discharge papers for himself signed by a Navy LtCmdr who never existed, and two of the medals he claimed to have received didn't even exist until after he'd left the military.  He also apparently falsely claimed to have earned a degree in civil engineering.