History Channel.."veteran actor to host military series"

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    Is it a play on words? The H.C. is promoting a series featuring old war movies "hosted by veteran actor Lou Diamond Philips". I like like young Lou Diamond Philips but he is neither a "veteran actor" nor a Veteran. His father was a Navy Veteran. There was a time when every male actor in Hollywood was a Veteran but those days are dying out like the WW2 Vets. As a Veteran myself I am vaguely insulted by the seemingly cheap attempt by the HC to connect a hollywood actor to a series of war movies by calling him a "veteran actor". Who uses the term "veteran actor " anyway?
     
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    lotsa people apparently

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    "Lotsa people apparently". Thanks del. Remind me to nominate you for the brief stupid post award. Phillips was born in 1962. His first major role was La Bomba in 1988. You might stretch the issue to the breaking point and call Gary Busey a "veteran actor" but Phillips ain't.
     
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    whatever, dude, enjoy your outrage. :lol:

    some people would consider 23 years enough time to call someone a veteran, but i guess when you're 89 and senile, different parameters are in play.
     
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    Lou Diamond Phillips - IMDb

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    Listen close del. Phillips isn't a Veteran. The perameters in place for hollywood actors to be considered veteran actors don't come close to forty-something. It just don't work even if you are 89 and senile. Why don't you bail out of the thread and slink back to wherever big birds go?
     
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    BOOM goes the dynamite :clap2:
     
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    ‘Veteran’ has a number meanings, just two noted above. It is not exclusive to those who served in the military. Its use is appropriate and accurate with regard to Phillips.

    Your post and outrage are pointless.
     
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    enjoy your outrage, but i'm gonna go out on a limb and say 20+ years of doing anything qualifies someone as a veteran fill in the blank.
     

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