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    Hey, I gotta question for all you military fellas.

    I know this guy......He says he was in the Marines. He's weird enough to believe it. :) Always wears a Semper Fi cap. Tells me he was in 'special forces'. You know, the guys that sneak in in the middle of the night and rescue people? He has a particuliar tattoo and says that if I ever come across anyone else with one like it that they would be more than happy to lend a helping hand. All the men in his unit has this tatoo.

    The story never changes. Either he's telling the truth or he has convinced himself it's the truth. How believable is this?
     
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    The Army has Delta Force, and the Marines have "Recon" guys... but I'm not too smart on them.
     
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    How old is this guy???
    When did he serve???

    I ask because it doesn't happen much anymore, Viet Nam era???
    Plus the fact that they all have the same tattoo just means they were
    all in the same unit, doesn't mean they would all love to help you with
    anything you need help with Special Forces or not.

    I was attached to an SF unit for MANY missions, only met a few guys
    with the same tattoo. The loyalty just doesn't go that far anymore.
     
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    It would have been the Nam era.
     
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    Marines are in Seal units too....

    anyway, if he was SF in modern times, he probably wouldn't have a tattoo. It is fround upon as it is a clear idenfityer.

    You say he is Nam era, so it is possible he was in a Marine Force Recon Unit or even Seals (I think they were still called Frog Men in Nam, but not sure).
     
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    Marine Force Recon is just that...Recon.
     
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    He asks me what I would do if some time, in the middle of the night these strangers dressed in black would sweep in and rescue me from my captives. I have always said that I would be rather grateful to someone who would risk their life to save mine. He also says he's done things that would shock me.
    Well, I'm not that naive.
    But this sometimes sounds like a "movie of the week" sort of thing.
     
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    SF are a very proud but modest breed.
    Sounds kinda hoaky to me....
     

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