Military Braggarts

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    Every run across Military Braggarts? You know... the ones who lie about their "service" and what they have done, gained, earned? You the ones who somehow are in ever battle, saved everyone and killed everything in site? Wounded but have no scars, advanced skills that are never used? The pissant grunts who somehow turn into officers but have no stripes?


    I am wondering what you think of the people who do this?


     
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    I had shipmates that used to pretend to be SEALS.

    They did it all for the [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTMVOzPPtiw]Limp Bizkit - Nookie - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I think they are douchebags but with that pesky 1st Amendment, what are you gonna do?
     
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    Before the Internet, lots of Navy vets claimed to be SEALs. The only thing stopping them was running across a real one and being asked his class number and swim buddy, etc. There are several individuals and organizations now that verify claims of heroism from wannabe Rangers, Green Berets, Marines, and especially SEALs. When outted, their names are entered on a wall of shame and they usually apologize and stop telling their lies.

    I taught Corpsman school (Corps School) in the middle 80s and we had two staff members who wore the Trident. One was a nurse lieutenant and the other a Master Chief. The LT wore the Navy Cross and every ribbon on the awards chart under it, eg. Silver Star, Bronze Star, etc. He claimed to be a SEAL Corpsman in Vietnam. The Master Chief had so many ribbons his Trident was higher than his collerbone. To shorten a long story, neither were SEALs. The Master Chief had actually been a Corpsman assigned to the Marines in Vietnam and he could have rode those stories for sure. Both their names are on every hero fraud website there is.
     
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    I am not military so not very versed in things like this. But even i can spot the braggarts... the story gets bigger as time goes on. I also don't feel that real military really talk about their service...they are quiet and reserved about it. The braggarts however just seem to go on and on about it.

    Are they easy for you to spot?
     
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    I (and you) can spot a poser a mile away.
     
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    I was in uniform (SCPO) and ran into a Lieutenant many years ago at Naval Base Norfolk - at PSD. He had a Buds pin, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, etc. Wayyyyyy too fucking much. Started talking to him (probing) about his "service." Christ, two minutes into it - what a poser. I scared him off. He all of a sudden "had to go." I did notify base security. Hopefully they found that little bastard.
     
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    If they claim a Purple Heart and get pissy when you mock it by calling it a 'slow movers award', they ain't military.
     
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    what about the ones who do not lie about their service but still brag/obsess about it?
     

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