Vets Upset By 'Fake' Purple Hearts in 'Wedding Crashers'

July 25, 2005-- Posted at 4:30 PM CDT

DENVER (AP)_ Some veterans who know all too well the courage it takes to earn a Purple Heart are upset that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson use fake medals to pick up women in "Wedding Crashers."

Not only that, the movie's Web site has a fake Purple Heart you can print out, which the site says "guarantees you attention, admiration and plenty of free booze."

An F-B-I agent says he challenges the producer of the film to go to a military hospital and "talk to some of these people who don't have legs anymore and see how funny they think that movie is."

Wearing a Purple Heart you haven't earned is illegal.

by Michael Weinfeld

Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.