Military imposters

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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Granny says, "Shame, shame on `em...
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    Fraud Hunters Unmask Military Imposters
    July 01, 2011 - Most wearing uniforms on July 4th have served honorably, but not all
     
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    Read Stolen Valor by Burkett and Whitley. Military impersonation is nothing new. Even hollywood types faked service in the Military. It's easy for municipalities to check the records of alleged Veterans but they seldom do it until it is too late. The 9th circut US appeals court ruled that the 1st Amendment justifies civilian impersonation of US Veterans so it is a moot point.
     
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    I couldn't fit into my old uniform.
     
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    Do you have a link to this? Thanks.
     
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    I think "pathetic loser" is closer to the mark, but OK.
     
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    I was manning a display table that had weapons from the French Indochina War (1945-54) and the Vietnam War (1965-71) laid across it when a large, portly gentleman bebopped up to our display, looked around, smiled and said, "I was in the Rangers man. I was with the D-boys in the Mog, dude!" Sensing bullshit, :eusa_hand: I asked him the most basic question of all: Thats cool, where did you go to basic training? He replied, "Man, I am not no infantry m-f'er, I'm a D-boy!" and then waddled off to another part of the veterans display area.
     
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    Link? Google up "stolen valor" and then google up Alvarez stolen valor 9th circut. You will remember it better that way.
     
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    What's a D-boy? I never heard of that before.
     
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    LOL. Tell me about it. At least not into my Marine Corps Dress Blues. Now my Navy uniform, I might be able to squeeze into if I didn't mind being too uncomfortable to eat or drink.

    As for impostors. Catch them if we can. I think there are probably more service members who fudge their service records, specifically combat records, than actual civilian impersonators. Given that it took 10 military personnel to support on grunt in the field during the Viet Nam era, we seem to have a plethora of "combat vets" talking about Charlie in the bush and never any typists or quartermasters who spent their entire time in Saigon.

    Everyone who served their nation, regardless of capacity, is a hero in my eye. Only the civilians don't know the difference or recognize why they are so.
     
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    A reference to Delta Force. A good book about them is "Blackhawk Down". The movie was awesome but the book is even better.
     

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