This is probably morefor the vets than anyone else, but it's a topic that has come up time and again, sometimes aimed at me sometimes not, but definitely a sore spot. I'm not pointing any fingers, and this is directed at no individual. Time and again I see people questioning the service of military vets on message boards. I can actually accept it better from ignoramuses who have never served and their every word proves it, than I can another vet. All of us who are vets, and claim to be, and have been on this board for any length of time know for the most part who and what each other is just from the way we talk and/or the things we say. Whether or not we agree with each others politics, IMO, there is no reason for ANY of us to disrespect another vet's service simply for that reason. The only reason I can fathom to do so would be if a vet's service itself was OTH. I've made it clear from the first time it ever happened ... don't want to believe me simply because you disagree with my politics? F--k off and die. I'm not putting my DD214 out here for the identity thieves, stalkers, and Lord knows who else to screw with. I don't need to wake up with the Fred Phelps across the street praying for my death. If an alleged vet is a fraud, they prove it with their own words/ignorance to the military and while it hasn't happened recently, it HAS happened here, and it's NOT a pretty picture. Otherwise I think we not only dishonor each other, but ourselves as well by lowering ourselves to the level of using this tact as deflection in lieu of a response to a post on a topic. I would like to add that this does not include the inalienable right of all jarheads to call squids "squids."