Matthew Farmer did in fact serve in the US military, however the stories he told on air about his friends being killed in IED explosions, and being in car that drove over two landmines in Afghanistan were gross exaggerations to his service experience. He was never in any explosion of the sort, and his best friend who was with him the entire time he served says that he’s disgusted by his friends antics. Since being outed Farmer has recanted his stories saying “It was all lies.” He claims he is now seeking professional help to find out if he is mentally healthy. It’s sad that this guy used these lies and his adorable daughter instead of his talent to interest the judges but who knows what is going on inside his head? I doubt he could tell you.