Stolen Valor cases make me both angry and queasy. And then there is the story of Retired Chief Master Sgt. Richard Ortega. Is it Stolen Valor? Quite possibly. Or stupidity? Is there a difference? Either way, it’ll be tough on his daughter, Rachael Ortega Bateman, who wrote the book My Hero … My Dad: Echoes from the Battlefield. Phony heroes do not inspire book sales.