@ebay – John Donahoe – Sir, I have no clue if this will reach you. I have a problem that

Bill sent a message to John Donahoe that said:

I have no clue if this will reach you. I have a problem that has frustrated me for a long time. Just this week I posted 2 named military medals on EBAY and not even 10 hours into the auction they were removed. Upon searching other auctions that were the same as mine I found them to still be active. I reported these auctions several times and to no avail they still continued. I called customer service to find out why they were not being removed and they could only say I got caught by the automated search done to find these types of auctions and the others have not. If EBAY is going to have a policy of not selling named military medals ( PH, SS, etc.) then it should be ALL named and not some. The Stolen Valor Act of 2005, signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 20, 2006, was a U.S. law that broadened the provisions of previous U.S. law addressing the unauthorized wear, manufacture, or sale of any military decorations and medals. The law made it a federal misdemeanor to falsely represent oneself as having received any U.S. military decoration or medal. If convicted, defendants might have been imprisoned for up to six months, unless the decoration lied about is the Medal of Honor, in which case imprisonment could have been up to one year. In United States v. Alvarez the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 28, 2012, that the Stolen Valor Act was an unconstitutional abridgment of the freedom of speech under the First Amendment, striking down the law in a 6 to 3 decision. The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of the following:
• Congressional Medal of Honor,
• Distinguished-Service Cross,
• Navy cross,
• Air Force Cross,
• Silver Star,
• Purple Heart,
• Combat Infantryman's Badge,
• Combat Action Badge,
• Combat Medical Badge,
• Combat Action Ribbon,
• Combat Action Medal, or
• any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.
If I read and interpret it right you can now legally possess and sell military medals. You CANNOT legally claim to have won the above awards for personal gain, money, etc. Could you please correct this situation by allowing or COMPLETELY banning auctions of ALL named military medals. If I am wrong in my Interpretation please don't hesitate to correct me. Thanks for you consideration Bill

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