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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 06:28:31 PM
Worst case of "stolen valor" I ever experienced personally...my natural father using his dead brother's service in Vietnam to play in various golf things for veterans. (I still don't understand it...but I'm not a golfer.)

So I had my brother-in-law call him, pretending to be with the VA, and apologizing profusely for the horrible, horrible mistake they'd obviously made back in 1968, that my uncle had apparently not been killed in Vietnam, and they know this because he's been in all these golf tournaments...and could they have the insurance money back? With interest? This was 1996...that's a lot of interest...

Apparently my father almost had a coronary. I'm still mad that my brother-in-law didn't tape the call.

/why yes, I do have daddy issues.
//Why do you ask?
 
2012-06-08 06:41:23 PM

lisaann1961:
/why yes, I do have daddy issues.
//Why do you ask?


Stop pretending.
You know why.

/You even know why there's no EImyP.
 
2012-06-08 07:00:35 PM

lisaann1961: Worst case of "stolen valor" I ever experienced personally...my natural father using his dead brother's service in Vietnam to play in various golf things for veterans. (I still don't understand it...but I'm not a golfer.)

So I had my brother-in-law call him, pretending to be with the VA, and apologizing profusely for the horrible, horrible mistake they'd obviously made back in 1968, that my uncle had apparently not been killed in Vietnam, and they know this because he's been in all these golf tournaments...and could they have the insurance money back? With interest? This was 1996...that's a lot of interest...

Apparently my father almost had a coronary. I'm still mad that my brother-in-law didn't tape the call.

/why yes, I do have daddy issues.
//Why do you ask?


And THIS biatches is how you handle daddy issues.
 
2012-06-08 07:55:20 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: Touch that knob and you'll be wearing condiments.


Heh. Did you ever work with the old Haseltine racks? The ones that you could get behind without being seen, open up the back, reach your arm up under the CRT, and with one deft move, open up the door on the front where the screen adjustment controls were, scaring the living bejesus out of the operator?

/Too young for a KSR bomb.
//Still had them at Devens, though.
 
2012-06-08 08:23:12 PM
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Chesty Puller frowns at this tomfoolery.
 
2012-06-08 10:24:02 PM
It's a variety show and he's playing a contestant. It's pre-determined and he was booked from a talent agency and told to play a character for the show.

Get over it.
 
2012-06-08 10:42:09 PM

cirby: beantowndog:
Just remember that next time some random douche tells you that Stolen Valor is harmless lies that don't hurt anyone.

Just remember that they're right?

Not really.

One of the interesting things you run into when you read up on the various "real" Stolen Valor cases is that the people who get caught are mostly using their faked military records to pull off other scams. Very few are the "innocent braggart" types - almost all of the ones who get prosecuted are in the middle of some other crime when they get nabbed.

It's funny, though: the folks who see no problem with someone lying about their military record are almost always the same folks who hate the military in the first place. That's why so many of the "big" Stolen Valor cases involve groups like VVAW or IVAW. They use the fake "veteran" to spout anti-military propaganda, but then pretend it's no big deal when their guys get caught.


lolwut? The constitution shouldn't apply because they're usually criminals anyway? Huh?
 
2012-06-09 09:30:59 AM
This reminds me of bikers taking each other's gang colors when someone strays into the wrong bar or highway rest stop.

/To which gang do you belong?
 
2012-06-09 10:06:54 AM

ZeroCorpse: It's a variety show and he's playing a contestant. It's pre-determined and he was booked from a talent agency and told to play a character for the show.

Get over it.


Are you missing the multiple incidences where he's lied about his service to get personal and professional advantages? He's a con man, the show just emphasized this point and got suckered.

When you died the first time, how many of your brain cells didn't come back?
 
2012-06-09 12:27:16 PM

MattyFridays: ZeroCorpse: It's a variety show and he's playing a contestant. It's pre-determined and he was booked from a talent agency and told to play a character for the show.

Get over it.

Are you missing the multiple incidences where he's lied about his service to get personal and professional advantages? He's a con man, the show just emphasized this point and got suckered.

When you died the first time, how many of your brain cells didn't come back?


You're giving him too much credit to assume he had brain cells to begin with.
 
2012-06-09 10:23:10 PM

dittybopper: demaL-demaL-yeH: Touch that knob and you'll be wearing condiments.

Heh. Did you ever work with the old Haseltine racks? The ones that you could get behind without being seen, open up the back, reach your arm up under the CRT, and with one deft move, open up the door on the front where the screen adjustment controls were, scaring the living bejesus out of the operator?

/Too young for a KSR bomb.
//Still had them at Devens, though.


No comment, phonetic or otherwise.

/Been known to smoke a rack or two in my day.
 
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