Minnesota women makes up story of service.

Local Minnesotan Elizabeth McKenzie, 20, is being charged with impersonating an officer after she made up a story about one year of service to the US Army in Iraq, reports UPI. McKenzie's arrival home from Afghanistan was celebrated by her local town Cass Lake in a celebration for returning troops, says UPI.
Though McKenzie isn't a tribal member, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Honor Guard gave her a blanket and an eagle feather to mark her service, which was still unknown to be phony, reports the Star Tribune. McKenzie also made up that she was seriously injured while serving the country, reports The Star Tribune.
"Before a departure ceremony last year that was held at the town's American Legion hall, she posed in an Army battle dress uniform and told supporters she would be serving overseas with the Army's 302nd Battalion, 16th Regiment Military Police, an apparently fictional unit," reports The Star Tribune.

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