April 28, 2010
-- Joe Nedlin of Joka Vodka has told many lies and tried to pull the wool over the eyes of real American veterans and the American public as well, using veterans to put money in his own pocket.
He hired a Vietnam veteran to work for him and when he had gotten what he wanted out of him he decided not to pay him the money he owed, which occurred at exactly the same time this Vietnam War veteran was diagnosed with cancer. Out of respect for this real veteran's privacy, we will not mention his name here.
Nedlin told an Aspen newspaper he was giving $2-3 for every bottle of Joka Vodka sold to the Blue Star Mothers charity. When contacted the Blue Star Mothers said they had received nothing close to this amount from Nedlin and that they were severing their ties from him due to his lies to them.
There is also some discussion as to whether Nedlin even served in Vietnam as he has long claimed in various press pieces and meetings. The Vietnam Veterans of America were unable to uncover any record that Nedlin was even in the army. They found that in fact it was Nedlin's brother who served in the army and Nedlin was using his brother's story as the basis for the Joka Vodka web of lies.
Do not buy Joka vodka and do not believe Nedlin's claims. If you want to support veterans, contact one of the many legitimate veteran charities in America and make your donation directly to them.