Bob Pollock became known as perhaps one of the most dedicated people around Crofton, committed to honoring those who serve the nation. It only made sense, as the creator of the Two Rivers community monument told neighbors and friends he was a former Navy SEAL and had been a prisoner of war.
Except he wasn’t.
Pollock dedicated a monument to first-responders and military personnel at the Two Rivers community center near Crofton last week, telling The Capital community columnist Melissa Driscoll Krol that he served as a Navy SEAL during the Vietnam War. In front of the crowd of community members and public officials, Sen. Ed Reilly called Pollock — his friend and neighbor of 20 years — “a true American patriot.”