Following up on this post, turns out that Beauchamp isn't the only liar, according to Confederate Yankee (who's been doing a great job of investigating):
So, TNR got told that they could not verify the burn victim story, and they ran with it anyway!
After publishing the information above, that the Beauchamp story is "considered to be an urban legend or myth," I asked Major Russo if she had been contacted by Franklin Foer or any other reporter or editor from the New Republic attempting to verify their new Camp Buehring claim.
It seemed odd to me that with their magazine's reputation on the line, they would go to press without attempting to verify the story of Beauchamp's location shifting.
It so happens that Jason Zengerle, Senior Editor of The New Republic did contact Major Russo. What did Major Russo tell Editor Zengerle?
According to Major Russo:I released the same information that I gave you. The process and answers are the same when dealing with media queries.
In other words, the Army PAO contacted by The New Republic was told by the PAO that the claim could not be verified, and that the burn victim story was regarded as an "urban legend or myth"... and The New Republic ran their story without disclosing this apparent contradiction.
That's what they call a "lie," ladies and gentlemen.