If this isn't yet another reason Lamar looks like a fool for trying to help his father out - I don't know what is!
Continue Reading: Lamar Odom's Father Lies on National TV About Being A Vietnam War Hero!em>
Talk about pie in the face - this is crust filling and whipped cream! On a recent episode of Khloe and Lamar, Odom's father tried to explain how and why he became a heroin addict. Which he claimed was PTSD from a tour in Vietnam, but the good old folks at the National Enquirer did some research and it's not looking to good for daddy Odom.
LAMAR ODOM is already on the ropes, but a shocking new revelation about his father's lies will explode, weakening his questionable nups to KHLOE KARDASHIAN!
The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that Lamar’s dad, Joe Odom, LIED about having served in Viet Nam while in the U.S. Army – on his son and daughter-in-law’s TV show.
On the March 18 episode of “Khloe & Lamar,” the senior Odom opened up to his son about his past, claiming that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
He also said the PTSD was the result of his tour of duty in Viet Nam. JOE, 58, told Lamar that when he was overseas, Joe Odom watched his platoon get wiped out and he was forced to hide in a foxhole filled with dead soldiers to survive.
What’s more, Joe blamed his longtime heroin addiction – which caused him to be an absentee father for most of Lamar’s life – on his PTSD. But according to Joe’s official military records, which The ENQUIRER has obtained, he NEVER left U.S. soil during his time in the Army.
In fact, he worked as a cook – not as an infantryman – from Feb. 27, 1971, to April 20, 1973, when he was discharged. And Mary Schantag – Chairperson of the POW Network – says the closest Joe Odom ever got to Viet Nam was Fort Dix, N.J.!
“The record summary on Joe’s paperwork shows service ONLY in the United States – no combat tour, combat medals, or ‘in Vietnam’ medals are shown,” stated Schantag.
After leaving Fort Dix, Joe was sent to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and finally to Fort Riley, Kan. His position was listed as “cook.”
A private investigator who has experience exposing phony veterans was stunned that Odom was bold enough to lie on national TV.
“He should be ashamed of himself,” said the investigator.
“What he did is completely disgusting and disrespectful to the men and women who have actually served overseas and were hurt or died for their country.
“What’s worse, it appears as if Khloe and her producers may have put these false claims on the air without making any effort at all to verify them. If that is true, it’s unconscionable!”
The latest embarrassment is sure to thrust Lamar and Khloe’s already rocky relationship into a complete tailspin, say insiders.
“Imagine how he’s going to feel when he realizes his father’s been lying about his whole life,” said a source.
“Lamar resented that Joe chose heroin over him – and he wasn’t eager to let his dad back into his life but finally re¬lented because Khloe begged him to.
“The bottom line is Joe Odom IS a disgrace,” concluded Schantag.
“Those stealing the valor of war heroes who have shed blood or lost their lives are the lowest of the low and claims CAN be a criminal offense in some circumstances.
Ouch! Maybe Khloe will stop pushing so hard for Lamar to spend more time with is father,now that she looks like a fool as well!