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(Some Guy)   So Timothy Poe has now claimed: One Bronze Star, one Purple Heart, six Army Commendation Medals, eight Army Achievement Medals, Air Assault wings, and a Combat Infantryman's Badge. That is one hard core soldier   (thisainthell.us) divider line 111
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2012-06-08 11:08:16 AM
unless you have served in a military you cannot understand how bad this is.
This guy is a joke, a clown. Sick.
 
2012-06-08 11:08:51 AM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur

Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?


Between the 7 stripes..
What is he, a Tropical Sergeant Magnificent?
 
2012-06-08 11:11:07 AM

chrisco123: Why are you army guys so sensitive about some guy BSing his resume? When you wrote that you were Manager of McDonalds when in fact you were Assistant Manager-Is that not the same thing?


Not sure if troll or not, but I'm bored, so I'll bite. I suppose people get more rankled by fraudulent military honors than say, someone purporting to have been Manager of a McDonalds when they were only Assistant Manager, because people who work at McDonalds don't put their lives on the line to make sure Fatty McLardAss gets his McNuggets and fries in under 5 minutes. However people who serve in our military, whether you agree with what they're doing or not, DO put their lives on the line, and cheapening that sacrifice by pretending to have done it yourself is disgusting.

Also, this country practically fetishizes the military, so anyone who can claim to have served or gotten any kind of medal or award for their service, gets their ass kissed by everyone and anyone they meet, and that kind of "instant celebrity" can be addictive to some people.
 
2012-06-08 11:12:29 AM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur

Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?


It's an old-fashioned grenade. Since a Marine Sergeant Major and a Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant have the same number of stripes, the thingy in the middle distinguishes the two. Sergeants Major have a star.

/pretty sure. Wasnt a Marine, just worked with them.
 
2012-06-08 11:22:33 AM

delathi: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur

Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?

Between the 7 stripes..
What is he, a Tropical Sergeant Magnificent?


It's the bursting bomb insignia of the "Gunner" - which is not really a rank but a title given out usually to CWOs in the Marines. It means, essentially, that you have been everywhere and done everything. The actual title is Infantry Weapons Officer and means you have demonstrated proficiency in every infantry weapon in inventory.

My father retired as a captain in aviation but always wore the gunner badge on his left collar, having won it earlier in his career. At his funeral the honor guard was more impressed with that than anything on his record.
 
2012-06-08 11:26:49 AM

BesiktasBoy83: unless you have served in a military you cannot understand how bad this is.
This guy is a joke, a clown. Sick.


The fake in the article WAS in the military (Minnesota Nasty Girls) and DID deploy to Afghanistan but inflated his record to include being in combat and even wounded. He understands perfectly. MNNG should officially jack his shiat up for this but I'm not sure if this guy is still on their payroll.
 
2012-06-08 11:38:07 AM
Since this is a military thread, can someone explain the color coded plastic bits on people's breasts? Medals and insignias I get, the the color thing I've never understood.
 
2012-06-08 11:45:00 AM

cirby: Stolen Valor cases are weird. You see the morons like Poe, who decided to boost his resume so he'd have an advantage on a freaking talent show, but you also have the sort that will pretend they're practically the reincarnation of Chesty Puller.


Poe apparently took advantage of a charity to get a cushy job, so he wasn't doing it just to get ahead on AGT.
 
2012-06-08 11:48:10 AM

OldManDownDRoad: delathi: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur
Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?
Between the 7 stripes..
What is he, a Tropical Sergeant Magnificent?

It's the bursting bomb insignia of the "Gunner" - which is not really a rank but a title given out usually to CWOs in the Marines. It means, essentially, that you have been everywhere and done everything. The actual title is Infantry Weapons Officer and means you have demonstrated proficiency in every infantry weapon in inventory.

My father retired as a captain in aviation but always wore the gunner badge on his left collar, having won it earlier in his career. At his funeral the honor guard was more impressed with that than anything on his record.



You are confusing two ranks. The flaming bomb (i.e. the pineapple-looking thing) is used as a pin-on insignia for gunner which is a CWO. The insignia on that man's arm, however, is that of a master gunnery sergeant, the analogue to the Army's (not command) sergeant major. A USMC sergeant major has 3 up, 4 down, & a star in teh centre, and is the counterpart of an Army command sergeant major.

To clarify for non-US farkers, the term "warrant officer" in the U.S. is very different from most of the world's militaries. Whereas for most of the world, it means a senior NCO like a SGM, MSG, CPO, et cet., a U.S. warrant officer is a special grade of five (formerly 4) grades of speciallised officers, senior to all NCOs and cadets, but junior to lieutenants & ensigns. Apart from helicopter pilots, American WOs are experienced former NCOs, but they are no longer NCOs. They wear officer uniforms, their insignia is comparable to officers, their benfits are those of company grade officers, they are saluted, and so-forth.
 
2012-06-08 11:49:00 AM

Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur


One Bad Apple: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur

[www.pownetwork.org image 260x384]


At least he has the grooming standards down. If your gonna' go full retard you might as well throw some foreign medals and badges while you're at it.


Just the pathetic nature of it makes me so sad.

As a CSB, I was on a message board that caught a fake that had MULTIPLE care packages sent to him, and one girl on the board (who was crazy, but also hot) hooked up with him.

The facepalm moment came when they did an IP check on him and realized that when he said he was posting from the Sandbox, he was actually in Michigan.

Of course, the mods of the board made it look like it was some big detective novel, but when you put the things together - the "care packages" were going to "his dad" in Michigan to be delivered... it's ridiculous.

Ironically, the board also had a solider who was apparently KIA. Where it gets weird is that his screen name on the board was... FlyNavy.
 
2012-06-08 11:51:19 AM

Red Shirt Blues: Amateur


Sort of...husky...for a "Marine SEAL", isn't he? He could at least have stuck a Det1 pin on there instead.
 
2012-06-08 11:51:54 AM

Sgt Otter: The Combat Infantryman's Badge (CIB) is also strictly awarded to soldiers who are either Infantry or Special Forces who have been in direct combat with the enemy. Medics get Combat Medical Badges (CMB), and everybody else gets a Combat Action Badge (CAB). As a Supply specialist, he would have earned a CAB, if he had actually gotten into a firefight with the enemy (not just deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq and stayed on the base).

There's no "I was assigned to an infantry battalion, so they gave me a CIB" rule, either.


You collect those badges and turn them in for better gear so you can face the high level raid bosses right?
What are we talking about here?
 
2012-06-08 11:54:41 AM

kroonermanblack: Since this is a military thread, can someone explain the color coded plastic bits on people's breasts? Medals and insignias I get, the the color thing I've never understood.


www.theforce.net



?

Not sure what you mean unless you're talking about the crew of the Death Star.
 
2012-06-08 11:58:31 AM

erewhon: Red Shirt Blues: Amateur

Sort of...husky...for a "Marine SEAL", isn't he? He could at least have stuck a Det1 pin on there instead.



I liked his American Defence Service Medal and American Campaign Medal (1st two on his 6th full row down [7th total row down]). The latter is for service in the U.S., Canada, & their territorial waters during WWII; the former is for service before Pearl Harbour. He's ageing quite well.
 
2012-06-08 11:58:48 AM

One Bad Apple: kroonermanblack: Since this is a military thread, can someone explain the color coded plastic bits on people's breasts? Medals and insignias I get, the the color thing I've never understood.

[www.theforce.net image 640x358]



?

Not sure what you mean unless you're talking about the crew of the Death Star.


I think they are referring to the fruit salad, not realizing it is color coded bits of fabric which stand in for all the citations a service member had received, rather than wearing lots of medals at once.
 
2012-06-08 12:15:11 PM
Hoo Hoo Robin! I invented overstating your accomplishments!
 
2012-06-08 12:21:21 PM

KiplingKat872: One Bad Apple: kroonermanblack: Since this is a military thread, can someone explain the color coded plastic bits on people's breasts? Medals and insignias I get, the the color thing I've never understood.


I think they are referring to the fruit salad, not realizing it is color coded bits of fabric which stand in for all the citations a service member had received, rather than wearing lots of medals at once.



Oh right. There are MEDALS : t2.gstatic.com

which are rather cumbersome to wear on everyday occasions so they are represented by medal RIBBONS :

www.militaryhonors.net


and some ribbons are just that. Ribbons only with no big corresponding clanky piece to wear on very special occasions. So is that clear as mud now ? Oh, and don't even ask about the little flashy doodads in the middle or on the borders. They do all mean something though. Oh, and each branch has their own kinds of some medals and some are identical. Also each branch has their own rules on which kind get worn and when and on which side of the uniform. Glad I could help.
 
2012-06-08 12:22:02 PM

HopScotchNSoda: OldManDownDRoad: delathi: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur
Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?
Between the 7 stripes..
What is he, a Tropical Sergeant Magnificent?

You are confusing two ranks. The flaming bomb (i.e. the pineapple-looking thing) is used as a pin-on insignia for gunner which is a CWO. The insignia on that man's arm, however, is that of a master gunnery sergeant, the analogue to the Army's (not command) sergeant major. A USMC sergeant major has 3 up, 4 down, & a star in teh centre, and is the counterpart of an Army command sergeant major.


Heh, I grew up around the army, Dad's a retired Colonel, I did ROTC and some National Guard stuff, and I think that this is the first time that I actually realized that Marine E-9s actually had 4 down instead of 3 like the Army guys.

The more you know...

\I still like the designation Sergeant Magnificent for a step above Sergeant Major though...
 
2012-06-08 12:24:01 PM
He actually was injured in Afghanistan, but by falling off a truck at the MOB station and hurting his back. He reinjured himself in country (allegedly) which was why he left after a month. In that time he never left the wire. Typical faker, when told he was being given a medical discharge, he fought it saying he could still be in the Guard, he just couldn't deploy....

I've never spit coffee out my nose until now.
 
2012-06-08 12:27:01 PM

delathi: i


It indicates his service in the Bikini Bottom Brigade.
 
2012-06-08 12:31:49 PM

randroid: In before Marine Core Soldier


Since it was referenced in the headline... not really.
 
2012-06-08 12:33:12 PM

OldManDownDRoad:

Yeah, what's the deal. Why should we care? Let the guys at the local VFW administer a little street justice on his ass.


Let em have the Nuge, too.
 
2012-06-08 12:38:58 PM

delathi: HopScotchNSoda: OldManDownDRoad: delathi: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur
Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?
Between the 7 stripes..
What is he, a Tropical Sergeant Magnificent?

You are confusing two ranks. The flaming bomb (i.e. the pineapple-looking thing) is used as a pin-on insignia for gunner which is a CWO. The insignia on that man's arm, however, is that of a master gunnery sergeant, the analogue to the Army's (not command) sergeant major. A USMC sergeant major has 3 up, 4 down, & a star in teh centre, and is the counterpart of an Army command sergeant major.


Heh, I grew up around the army, Dad's a retired Colonel, I did ROTC and some National Guard stuff, and I think that this is the first time that I actually realized that Marine E-9s actually had 4 down instead of 3 like the Army guys.

The more you know...

\I still like the designation Sergeant Magnificent for a step above Sergeant Major though...


Interesting. Thanks to all for the clarification. I really don't know how you keep it all straight.
 
2012-06-08 12:42:40 PM

BKITU: randroid: In before Marine Core Soldier

Since it was referenced in the headline... not really.


Doesn't count unless you say all three words.
 
2012-06-08 12:44:16 PM

Coco LaFemme: Also, this country practically fetishizes the military, so anyone who can claim to have served or gotten any kind of medal or award for their service, gets their ass kissed by everyone and anyone they meet, and that kind of "instant celebrity" can be addictive to some people.


Fix this and most of the fakers go away, or at least go back to just lying to women in bars.
 
2012-06-08 12:56:11 PM

One Bad Apple: BesiktasBoy83: unless you have served in a military you cannot understand how bad this is.
This guy is a joke, a clown. Sick.

The fake in the article WAS in the military (Minnesota Nasty Girls) and DID deploy to Afghanistan but inflated his record to include being in combat and even wounded. He understands perfectly. MNNG should officially jack his shiat up for this but I'm not sure if this guy is still on their payroll.


No one saying he wasn't in the guard or wasn't deployed. He's lying about his awards which means is lying about the kind of service or roll he served in during his deployment.

Crudbucket: Sgt Otter: The Combat Infantryman's Badge (CIB) is also strictly awarded to soldiers who are either Infantry or Special Forces who have been in direct combat with the enemy. Medics get Combat Medical Badges (CMB), and everybody else gets a Combat Action Badge (CAB). As a Supply specialist, he would have earned a CAB, if he had actually gotten into a firefight with the enemy (not just deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq and stayed on the base).

There's no "I was assigned to an infantry battalion, so they gave me a CIB" rule, either.

They do give out CABs for fobbits, or at least they used to. I've got one myself. They were awarded in a blanket memo for our entire battalion. I guess being in the general vicinity of at least one mortar round at some point throughout the course of a deployment qualifies.


Mosul? Had to ask because that place rained mortars for the longest time. Just reminded me of the supply guys and the MPs who were all itching to go out and babysit mortars that landed inside the wire but hadn't gone off while they waited for the disposal teams. My husband said it was comical how they would rush out and some of the guys were like "OMG it landed right next to me. I almost died!" and the thing was like half a klick from their building or post.

My husband was actually injured in a mortar blast in Mosul outside a police station in 05'. Mentally and physically, he's not been the same since. (Suffered shrapnel to neck and face, shoulder injury and MTBI after being thrown into the side of an armored vehicle from the blast). The day I was notified he was injured was the longest day of my life. He ended up pulling desk duty (or was supposed to because of his "rated" injuries) when he was in Afghanistan in '09. He still went out on missions because he would not resign to being a fobbit. However, he ended up basically being the Battle NCO/CPT by the time it was all said and done. What do you do with an NCO who has almost 20 years of service with multiple combat deployments under his belt who is broke and your LT is green as hell?

But he's got his CIB, and at the time it was awarded (2003), it had to be documented action. No blanket awards. However, same deployment, they went to various units and said "okay, we've got X number of bronze stars to give out....here" and watch at the guy who sat on radio watch in Kuwait the whole deployment get one. Some of the awards given are bullshiat. But I tend to think the guys who know they are bullshiat won't be using them as bragging rights either. I know a few guys who declined their bronze star just on principle. I mean seriously, how do you go home and say "I got a bronze star for listening to the radio"..... yeah I'd laugh too. And knowing the guy who got it, I am almost certain he didn't come home and say that's why he got it either. He was one of THOSE guys.

There was a female medic during my husband's '05 deployment who was biting at the bit to get her CMB. He begged and begged and begged to go outside the wire and got to go with some 101st guys. As the story goes, they get to a house they know has an insurgent and a cache or weapons. The soldiers are yelling at the children to get away. The female medic hops out of the vehicle and yells at the soldiers for yelling at the kids. They start screaming at her to get back in the vehicle. They enter the house, one of the soldiers gets injured. She refuses to get out of the vehicle to assist and they found her curled up in the back scared shiatless. 101st boys came back and dropped her off in front of the TOC. It was said they couldn't be responsible for her safety if she were to ever go outside the wire again as a warning. And being the Nasty Guard, she got her CMB because she cried loud enough that her pussy hurt. She didn't do a damn thing the rest of the deployment.

Proof positive you have good guys in the service and then you have scum like this Poe guy. If the guy can't get all hooah-hooah outside the wire and have his 5 minutes of "glory" then he'll lie about it when he gets home. Seem way too many glory hounds embellish their service. The real soldiers will either not talk about it or if they do, it's just a footnote and they drive on.
 
2012-06-08 12:56:54 PM
This is a win-win for America's Got Talent since before people would tune in to root for the guy. Now people will tune in to lynch the guy.

/probably why reality shows don't really stress out too much about people that falsify their background
 
2012-06-08 12:57:05 PM
America's Got Talent ... for bullshiat and stealing valor. Douchebag becomes bigger douchebag by lying about his military record. With millions watching, surely nobody is going to check on record, right?
 
2012-06-08 12:57:15 PM

randroid: In before Marine Core Soldier


Hey, has anyone seen Fly Navy lately?

/FSM, that was awesome
 
2012-06-08 01:08:38 PM

One Bad Apple: KiplingKat872: One Bad Apple: kroonermanblack: Since this is a military thread, can someone explain the color coded plastic bits on people's breasts? Medals and insignias I get, the the color thing I've never understood.


I think they are referring to the fruit salad, not realizing it is color coded bits of fabric which stand in for all the citations a service member had received, rather than wearing lots of medals at once.


Oh right. There are MEDALS :

which are rather cumbersome to wear on everyday occasions so they are represented by medal RIBBONS :




and some ribbons are just that. Ribbons only with no big corresponding clanky piece to wear on very special occasions. So is that clear as mud now ? Oh, and don't even ask about the little flashy doodads in the middle or on the borders. They do all mean something though. Oh, and each branch has their own kinds of some medals and some are identical. Also each branch has their own rules on which kind get worn and when and on which side of the uniform. Glad I could help.


...I have never seen a close up of them so had no idea they were ribbons. Damnit. It makes a ton of sense. Thanks.
 
2012-06-08 01:18:01 PM
Link

He didn't read ARRSE's Walting with Confidence article.

Also, for entertainment, google "Jim Shorrt" ARRSE is a UK board that enjoys, ney, specializes in calling out Walts. Their ARRSEapedia has a whole page dedicated to Walts they've outed. Most are really funny, some are plain pathetic.

On the CIB, on a blog I check fairly often had a tribute to the guy's dad, who passed away a few months ago. He told a story of how his dad, a fairly highly decorated Ranger, was told to get a formal picture take on his retirement for his mother. He went into one of those cheesy "old timey" studios with just his dress blue jacket and with the only two awards he was ever proud of: the CIB and his para wings.

Walt's can be easy to spot: they brag and talk the loudest about what they did and what they "earned". Most of the real guys don't do that.
 
2012-06-08 01:32:23 PM

One Bad Apple: which are rather cumbersome to wear on everyday occasions so they are represented by medal RIBBONS :


and some ribbons are just that. Ribbons only with no big corresponding clanky piece to wear on very special occasions. So is that clear as mud now ? Oh, and don't even ask about the little flashy doodads in the middle or on the borders. They do all mean something though. Oh, and each branch has their own kinds of some medals and some are identical. Also each branch has their own rules on which kind get worn and when and on which side of the uniform. Glad I could help.


Jesus Christ.... is it sad I can tell what each one of those are in that picture without looking them up? And I don't even wear the uniform.

offmymeds: He actually was injured in Afghanistan, but by falling off a truck at the MOB station and hurting his back. He reinjured himself in country (allegedly) which was why he left after a month. In that time he never left the wire. Typical faker, when told he was being given a medical discharge, he fought it saying he could still be in the Guard, he just couldn't deploy....

I've never spit coffee out my nose until now.


That is pretty funny.

Unless he went to schools for a different MOS or his assigned duty change that changes the requirements of what he is fit for duty for, then he's out if he has a permanent medical profile that is serious enough (P4 or higher). My husband just got a P3 on his profile at his latest MEB physical, but he's an HHC monkey atm behind a desk. He's 3 months out from his 20 year letter. Yet, they still determine him fit for his current duties. And in many cases, so long as you are fit for duty and can pass a modified PT, you are golden.

There's more to his "medical" discharge than what he is letting on.

And if this asshole has any kind of injury he actually sustained in combat like he says, he wouldn't have gone to so many medical facilities without at least one of them documenting something. All he'd have to do is look it up in SIDPERS or get someone from his old unit to do so. They have their own system for the national guard and reserves, but if he were under any kind of federal orders, it would also be in the main active army database. If you are an NG unit deployed in theater, you will be under federal orders.

How much you want to bet his "medical" discharge was really for something like "not being able to pass PT" and not being allowed to re-enlist.
 
2012-06-08 01:50:56 PM

ha-ha-guy: I'm glad the guy was outed, publicly shamed, and now when you run this name through Google, you get articles on how he is a lying douchebag.

However I'm not a fan of my tax dollars being spent to run the guy on Stolen Valor charges and then fund his parole (or jail time). I'd rather see that money go to the VA.


Can't we all just put him on a street corner and spit on him?

/not kidding
 
2012-06-08 02:36:50 PM
Can someone photoshop someone in military uniform and medals doing a flip on the beach?


BEST I GOT
 
2012-06-08 02:37:43 PM
Whoops - link dropped:

BEST I GOT
 
2012-06-08 02:38:21 PM

delathi: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur

Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?

Between the 7 stripes..
What is he, a Tropical Sergeant Magnificent?


It's a bomb. He's a master gunnery sergeant SEAL, fat class.
 
2012-06-08 02:39:04 PM
It's too bad this guy felt he needed to lie.
If its true he hurt his back serving, that is good enough. He was still serving his country even though he was supply. Served for a number of years too. All worthy and honorable service. Then he apparantly had to lie and now the lie is what he is going to be remembered for, not his years of service with the guard.
 
2012-06-08 03:03:26 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: It's a bomb. He's a master gunnery sergeant SEAL, fat class.


Maybe a Naval Aviator, too.

Guess he didn't have room for the Dolphins.
 
2012-06-08 03:49:56 PM
OK, here's my question:

How do these fakers get the medals/ribbons to BEGIN with?
 
2012-06-08 03:53:07 PM

MattyFridays: OK, here's my question:

How do these fakers get the medals/ribbons to BEGIN with?


You can buy them pretty much anywhere.

Here, for example: http://www.usamilitarymedals.com/?gclid=CMn628O1v7ACFQhahwodtlEWqQ
 
2012-06-08 03:55:18 PM

MattyFridays: OK, here's my question:

How do these fakers get the medals/ribbons to BEGIN with?


Military surplus stores, pawn shops, the internet
 
2012-06-08 04:28:58 PM

HopScotchNSoda: OldManDownDRoad: delathi: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur
Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?
Between the 7 stripes..
What is he, a Tropical Sergeant Magnificent?

It's the bursting bomb insignia of the "Gunner" - which is not really a rank but a title given out usually to CWOs in the Marines. It means, essentially, that you have been everywhere and done everything. The actual title is Infantry Weapons Officer and means you have demonstrated proficiency in every infantry weapon in inventory.

My father retired as a captain in aviation but always wore the gunner badge on his left collar, having won it earlier in his career. At his funeral the honor guard was more impressed with that than anything on his record.


You are confusing two ranks. The flaming bomb (i.e. the pineapple-looking thing) is used as a pin-on insignia for gunner which is a CWO. The insignia on that man's arm, however, is that of a master gunnery sergeant, the analogue to the Army's (not command) sergeant major. A USMC sergeant major has 3 up, 4 down, & a star in teh centre, and is the counterpart of an Army command sergeant major.

To clarify for non-US farkers, the term "warrant officer" in the U.S. is very different from most of the world's militaries. Whereas for most of the world, it means a senior NCO like a SGM, MSG, CPO, et cet., a U.S. warrant officer is a special grade of five (formerly 4) grades of speciallised officers, senior to all NCOs and cadets, but junior to lieutenants & ensigns. Apart from helicopter pilots, American WOs are experienced former NCOs, but they are no longer NCOs. They wear officer uniforms, their insignia is comparable to officers, their benfits are those of company grade officers, they are saluted, and so-forth.


So. Many. Acronyms.
 
2012-06-08 04:40:44 PM

GriffXX: HopScotchNSoda: OldManDownDRoad: delathi: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur
Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?
Between the 7 stripes..
What is he, a Tropical Sergeant Magnificent?

It's the bursting bomb insignia of the "Gunner" - which is not really a rank but a title given out usually to CWOs in the Marines. It means, essentially, that you have been everywhere and done everything. The actual title is Infantry Weapons Officer and means you have demonstrated proficiency in every infantry weapon in inventory.

My father retired as a captain in aviation but always wore the gunner badge on his left collar, having won it earlier in his career. At his funeral the honor guard was more impressed with that than anything on his record.


You are confusing two ranks. The flaming bomb (i.e. the pineapple-looking thing) is used as a pin-on insignia for gunner which is a CWO. The insignia on that man's arm, however, is that of a master gunnery sergeant, the analogue to the Army's (not command) sergeant major. A USMC sergeant major has 3 up, 4 down, & a star in teh centre, and is the counterpart of an Army command sergeant major.

To clarify for non-US farkers, the term "warrant officer" in the U.S. is very different from most of the world's militaries. Whereas for most of the world, it means a senior NCO like a SGM, MSG, CPO, et cet., a U.S. warrant officer is a special grade of five (formerly 4) grades of speciallised officers, senior to all NCOs and cadets, but junior to lieutenants & ensigns. Apart from helicopter pilots, American WOs are experienced former NCOs, but they are no longer NCOs. They wear officer uniforms, their insignia is comparable to officers, their benfits are those of company grade officers, they are saluted, and so-forth.

So. Many. Acronyms.


Not really.
 
2012-06-08 04:41:41 PM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Red Shirt Blues: [www.militaryphotos.net image 531x720]
Amateur

Is that a pineapple on his sleeve?


Well that is the rank for a master gunner sgt in the marines I jsut got a chuckle at the SEAL badge he was sporting.
 
2012-06-08 04:53:55 PM

MattyFridays: OK, here's my question:

How do these fakers get the medals/ribbons to BEGIN with?


Yeah they are easy to get online. Years ago after doing a lot of research on my dads service I was going to get his medals and ribbons mounted but they were very old and dirty (Vietnam Era) So I got brand new ones ordered and mounted for him. I even sent in a picture of him from bootcamp came out great. But I could have made him a super marine if I wanted to and ordered all kinds of medals for him. Hell I even found medals for serving in the civil and indian wars I should have had those mounted for shiats and giggles. He woulda had mom smack me though.
 
2012-06-08 05:55:43 PM

vossjck: It's too bad this guy felt he needed to lie.
If its true he hurt his back serving, that is good enough. He was still serving his country even though he was supply. Served for a number of years too. All worthy and honorable service. Then he apparantly had to lie and now the lie is what he is going to be remembered for, not his years of service with the guard.


THIS.

I can't understand the need to embellish what someone has done in the service. 14 years (as his record states) is more than what most people will do -- active, guard or otherwise -- and that should stand for itself alone. Granted he hurt his back in a stupid way -- as noted by his former unit members -- but if I were him, I'd be like, "Hey, I served for 14 years in the guard and served my county," and laugh off the one stupid thing he did to get hurt over and moved on. Hell, the injury didn't even have to be a mentioned. He would have had enough respect just stating he did his time and left it at that.

Instead he's insulted a bunch of vets, disrespected those he served with, and has come out looking like one complete lying jackass. Even if he came out with the truth now, I doubt anyone would believe him.
 
2012-06-08 06:04:50 PM

dittybopper: All I got is a Good Conduct Medal, and Army Achievement Medal, and I can wear an Army Superior Unit Award. Both the AAM and the ASUA are vaguely worded.

/Old Cold Warrior
//Veteran of the SIGINT Wars
///I been sitting on rack so long, that my ass is getting sore.


Sorry about to hear about your rash: I'll alcohol-sponge your chair while you're polishing the Travis Trophy.

/I won't even light it on fire...
//... this time.
 
2012-06-08 06:11:01 PM
Funny thing I noticed on Memorial Day. I squeezed into my Dress Blues to assist with the ceremony and met up with one of our Marine Corps League guys who was also in his blues. The Gunny was in Vietnam and had his combat action ribbon along with maybe 3-4 others. I've got zero combat time, one deployment and a rack of thirteen ribbons. It seems like they're just giving them away nowadays. When I first joined the Marines I was excited about having all those ribbons for my uniform. But after a while you realize how big of a pain in the ass it is to get a ribbon rack, add stars or oak leafs and make sure you put them all in the right order. If I see an old-school military guy with a huge stack of ribbons I am usually VERY suspicious, because back then you really had to EARN them instead of them just being passed out.
 
2012-06-08 06:11:16 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: dittybopper: All I got is a Good Conduct Medal, and Army Achievement Medal, and I can wear an Army Superior Unit Award. Both the AAM and the ASUA are vaguely worded.

/Old Cold Warrior
//Veteran of the SIGINT Wars
///I been sitting on rack so long, that my ass is getting sore.

Sorry about to hear about your rash: I'll alcohol-sponge your chair while you're polishing the Travis Trophy.

/I won't even light it on fire...
//... this time.


You'll find yourself walking around with a tag that says "Do you smell fish, or is it me?"

Either that, or you'll end up with spurs, that jingle-jangle-jingle....
 
2012-06-08 06:14:27 PM

dittybopper: demaL-demaL-yeH: dittybopper: All I got is a Good Conduct Medal, and Army Achievement Medal, and I can wear an Army Superior Unit Award. Both the AAM and the ASUA are vaguely worded.

/Old Cold Warrior
//Veteran of the SIGINT Wars
///I been sitting on rack so long, that my ass is getting sore.

Sorry about to hear about your rash: I'll alcohol-sponge your chair while you're polishing the Travis Trophy.

/I won't even light it on fire...
//... this time.

You'll find yourself walking around with a tag that says "Do you smell fish, or is it me?"

Either that, or you'll end up with spurs, that jingle-jangle-jingle....


Touch that knob and you'll be wearing condiments.

/Oh, and check your facebook: Somebody's mom made honorable mention.
 
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