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Jun 18, 2013 at 5:20 AM

ATLANTA -- Is it easy to fake having military merit?  We discovered getting your hands on the medals is simple - earning them is not.

We were able to easily purchase a Purple Heart at a local Army and Navy store. It was being sold...
Jun 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM
There is nothing more sacred to our country than our true American heroes. But a former soldier and Holly Springs police officer, Shane Ladner is accused of lying about his Purple Hearts.
Jun 13, 2013 at 4:14 PM

CHEROKEE CO. Ga. -- After a six-week investigation, Cherokee County Sheriff's detectives have arrested former officer Shane Ladner, 41, of Canton, for faking his Purple Heart award.

Ladner was among the veterans injured when the float...
Apr 30, 2013 at 3:22 PM
In January we received a tip from someone, who wants to remain anonymous, to look into Shane Ladner's claims that he had received a Purple Heart.
Feb 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM
The Holly Springs couple was injured when a Parade float carrying wounded veterans collided with a Train. Since the crash, Meg Ladner has been confined to The Atlanta Medical Center; facing a long recovery.
Feb 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM
The Georgia Department of Driver Services is changing the look of driver's licenses for veterans.
Nov 24, 2012 at 6:13 PM
11Alive News spoke exclusively to wounded Holly Springs Police Officer Shane Ladner about the accident that he and his wife survived in Midland, TX last week.  A train hit the parade float they were riding on.  Four veterans died.
Nov 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM
While Megan Ladner recovers in the ICU at Atlanta Medical Center from a serious injury suffered while on a parade float when it was hit by a train in Texas, the 11Alive Help Desk and the community are doing all they can to lift the spirits of the...
Nov 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM

UPDATE 8pm Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 -- The Ladners' medical flight landed at DeKalb Peachtree Airport, and an awaiting ambulance took them to Atlanta Medical Center.


HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holly Springs Police...
Nov 19, 2012 at 8:10 AM

HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holly Springs Police Officer Shane Ladner and his wife Meg were among those on a wounded veterans parade float that was hit by a train in Texas last week. Four people were killed and more than a dozen were hurt, including...
Nov 16, 2012 at 9:56 AM

HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A Holly Springs Police officer and his wife were among 17 people hurt when a freight train plowed into a parade float in Midland, Texas Thursday. The float was carrying wounded veterans.

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