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(ABC)   12 year old girl who was attacked by friends has been receiving cards with homemade 'purple hearts,' opens one card with an actual Purple Heart Medal   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 60
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vpb [TotalFark]
2014-07-22 12:33:49 PM  
Those friends don't seem all that friendly.
 
2014-07-22 01:53:48 PM  
Maybe the guy who sent it wasn't good at arts and crafts?
 
2014-07-22 01:54:01 PM  
STOLEN VALOR...DERP, HURRR, THANKS OBAMA, LIBS LIBS LIBS....MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Part DEAUX
 
2014-07-22 01:54:20 PM  
The card that came with that medal looks pretty slender.
 
2014-07-22 01:54:58 PM  
PRO TIP: pick better friends.
 
2014-07-22 01:55:14 PM  
musicenthusiastmag.com
 
2014-07-22 01:55:50 PM  
Good thing Congress authorized the Purple Heart for friendly fire.
 
2014-07-22 01:56:11 PM  
She'll probably just wear it to a bar to try to get laid.
 
2014-07-22 01:57:23 PM  
with friends like that, who needs friends.
 
2014-07-22 01:57:41 PM  
Maybe it should have been a HERO tag.......
 
2014-07-22 01:57:50 PM  
Was it Pat Tillman's?
 
2014-07-22 01:59:25 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: PRO TIP: pick better friends.


My 13 year old daughter said that after seeing this story on the news that the latest insult going around her school is to call weird or creepy kids Slenderfans. She said girls would say things like, "You don't want to hang out with Becky. She's probably a Slenderfan."
 
2014-07-22 02:02:17 PM  

Slypork: HMS_Blinkin: PRO TIP: pick better friends.

My 13 year old daughter said that after seeing this story on the news that the latest insult going around her school is to call weird or creepy kids Slenderfans. She said girls would say things like, "You don't want to hang out with Becky. She's probably a Slenderfan."


Wait till you hear about jenkem.
 
2014-07-22 02:03:41 PM  

Slypork: HMS_Blinkin: PRO TIP: pick better friends.

My 13 year old daughter said that after seeing this story on the news that the latest insult going around her school is to call weird or creepy kids Slenderfans. She said girls would say things like, "You don't want to hang out with Becky. She's probably a Slenderfan."


Well, Becky is a Slenderfan and you do not want your daughter hanging out with her.  You would well advised to keep your daughter away from Becky.
 
2014-07-22 02:07:52 PM  
I've seen Becky and the word "slender" does not apply to her.
 
2014-07-22 02:09:00 PM  
ChipNASA: She'll probably just wear it to a bar to try to get laid.

look, she's been stabbed plenty for now.
 
2014-07-22 02:10:16 PM  
I sent her a bowling trophy.

- Private Pacifist, First Fleeing Division
 
2014-07-22 02:11:30 PM  

Slypork: HMS_Blinkin: PRO TIP: pick better friends.

My 13 year old daughter said that after seeing this story on the news that the latest insult going around her school is to call weird or creepy kids Slenderfans. She said girls would say things like, "You don't want to hang out with Becky. She's probably a Slenderfan."


She should probably stab Becky.
 
2014-07-22 02:12:55 PM  

SansNeural: I've seen Becky and the word "slender" does not apply to her.


www.cbc.ca
 
2014-07-22 02:15:45 PM  

SansNeural: I've seen Becky and the word "slender" does not apply to her.


Oh my god...
 
2014-07-22 02:21:31 PM  
"Police say it was by her 12-year-old friends."

pbs.twimg.com

I don't get why that's always said,  just like when a celebrity gets attacked it's always by a fan,  no it's not.
 
2014-07-22 02:23:20 PM  

Panty Sniffer: Slypork: HMS_Blinkin: PRO TIP: pick better friends.

My 13 year old daughter said that after seeing this story on the news that the latest insult going around her school is to call weird or creepy kids Slenderfans. She said girls would say things like, "You don't want to hang out with Becky. She's probably a Slenderfan."

Well, Becky is a Slenderfan and you do not want your daughter hanging out with her.  You would well advised to keep your daughter away from Becky.


"Becky" (not her real name) is a 7th grade gothapotamus and wanna-be Juggalo who thinks that vampires are cool and sexy. She's also a cutter so the problem might sort itself out before anyone else gets hurt.
 
2014-07-22 02:26:52 PM  
"attacked by FRIENDS?"
 
2014-07-22 02:31:58 PM  

olddinosaur: "attacked by FRIENDS?"


I knew that David Schwimmer was a bad egg.
 
2014-07-22 02:35:02 PM  
More power to people offering her support, but I've got to say: sending the actual medal is rather much.
 
2014-07-22 02:40:01 PM  
Isn't it illegal to have someone else's medal? I remember a big thing not too long ago where it was actually possible to be prosecuted for having your relative's medals.
 
2014-07-22 02:41:26 PM  
The Purple Heart is silly.  When I was in the Army I tried my damnedest not to get wounded.  And I did not.  Where is the medal for me?  Sure.  Give people prizes for getting wounded.  What kind of backwards thinking is that?

/never actually in the military
 
F42
2014-07-22 02:42:03 PM  

Slypork: wanna-be Juggalo


Not anyone gets in that very select club.
 
2014-07-22 02:46:30 PM  
She can have my Good Conduct Medal.

Not like I've ever worn it.

Or even know where it is these days.

/ here's a medal for not being a complete jackass
 
2014-07-22 02:48:01 PM  
Ok, what is slenderman and why would people stab someone to make a slenderman happy?
 
2014-07-22 02:49:14 PM  

Djorra: Isn't it illegal to have someone else's medal? I remember a big thing not too long ago where it was actually possible to be prosecuted for having your relative's medals.


No. It's illegal to obtain a benefit from falsely claiming to be a recipient of certain military awards or designations.
 
2014-07-22 02:49:16 PM  

Djorra: Isn't it illegal to have someone else's medal? I remember a big thing not too long ago where it was actually possible to be prosecuted for having your relative's medals.


No when I was in you could buy any medal at the military clothing store. I think they would look at you weird if you asked for the medal of honor. We had a section 8 guy wear a silver star and a purple heart plus a crap load of other medals to a full up inspection. The commander stopped and looked at him but nothing came of it. He was eventually discharged under medical reasons. But he's getting a govt check.
 
2014-07-22 02:52:17 PM  

maxx2112: She can have my Good Conduct Medal.

Not like I've ever worn it.

Or even know where it is these days.

/ here's a medal for not being a complete jackass


I've actually got a commendation for when I was in our battalion's S-2 for retyping a training manual so it would be ready for a unit inspection. My Lt made me type up my own commendation. I actually included the words "for typing above and beyond the call of duty" and he didn't catch it.
 
2014-07-22 02:55:28 PM  
It's not like the Purple Heart's a big deal. They'll give 'em to you, for free.
 
2014-07-22 02:55:31 PM  

SansNeural: I've seen Becky and the word "slender" does not apply to her.


Well, all she and her friends do is stand around and look at butts all day.
 
2014-07-22 02:56:14 PM  
pffft, this guy in the Core has way more awards than she will ever have.

nokoolaidzone.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-22 02:59:05 PM  

triptheory: SansNeural: I've seen Becky and the word "slender" does not apply to her.

Well, all she and her friends do is stand around and look at butts all day.


static.rookiemag.com
 
2014-07-22 03:01:04 PM  

bigdog1960: Djorra: Isn't it illegal to have someone else's medal? I remember a big thing not too long ago where it was actually possible to be prosecuted for having your relative's medals.

No when I was in you could buy any medal at the military clothing store. I think they would look at you weird if you asked for the medal of honor. We had a section 8 guy wear a silver star and a purple heart plus a crap load of other medals to a full up inspection. The commander stopped and looked at him but nothing came of it. He was eventually discharged under medical reasons. But he's getting a govt check.


Yeah, we called them PX heroes. If you see some 19 year old with a chest full of ribbons, you can pretty much guarantee that he picked them up in aisle 3.

Of course the opposite was hilarious. One of my buddies had served in Viet Nam and went into a reserve unit. He decided he wanted to finish up his years and retire as active duty. He had been up and down in rank so much (mostly for drinking and fighting) that his nickname was Yo-yo and you could make out on his greens the stitch marks of his SFC stripes. So here was a 40+ year old E4 with a shiat-load of ribbons and medals, including two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, standing inspection from a butterbar with less than a single row on his uniform. The look on the lieutenant's face was priceless.
 
2014-07-22 03:19:18 PM  

sandiego1989: pffft, this guy in the Core has way more awards than she will ever have.

[nokoolaidzone.files.wordpress.com image 327x657]


Whenever I see him I always think of a third world dictator covered in medals and ribbons.Seems like he over did it a bit.  One time when I was at a Air Force Association convention I got to meet the chief of the Guatamalan (or some south american country) Air Force and he was covered in ribbons and cords and well anything else you could stick on a gleeming white uniform. And he was like Herman Goering fat, like he hadnt flown a plane in ages and if he did they sure as hell greased it up. Damn wish I got a picture with him.
 
2014-07-22 03:24:35 PM  

Boo_Guy: "Police say it was by her 12-year-old friends."



I don't get why that's always said,  just like when a celebrity gets attacked it's always by a fan,  no it's not.


"Fan" is short for "fanatic." Sufficiently zealous fanatics have been known to literally rip the object of their fanaticism to pieces, as Ayatollah Khomeni rather messily discovered.

/yes, the word does actually mean what I think it means
 
2014-07-22 03:34:06 PM  
My Dad was in the Canadian army in the 60's for a while.   When I was a kid I would ask him about all things military (Canadian or not).  I distinctly remember his explanation of what the Purple Heart was: "Americans will hand it out to a guy if he had a rough shiate."

Not sure if true or not.
 
2014-07-22 03:48:59 PM  
Acquaintances would be a better choice.
 
2014-07-22 03:55:27 PM  

vpb: Those friends don't seem all that friendly.


They keep using that word...

Personally I would have gone with psychopathic murdering assholes.
 
2014-07-22 04:20:59 PM  
To paraphrase a great mind, "I'm guessing halfway through the stabbing they were no longer friends."
 
2014-07-22 04:26:24 PM  

bigdog1960: No when I was in you could buy any medal at the military clothing store.


Yea that was my first thought:

https://shop.aafes.com/shop/product.aspx?dept_id=12290&pfid=M422A10

The whole thing is kind of silly to be honest.
 
2014-07-22 04:41:02 PM  

Slypork: maxx2112: She can have my Good Conduct Medal.

Not like I've ever worn it.

Or even know where it is these days.

/ here's a medal for not being a complete jackass

I've actually got a commendation for when I was in our battalion's S-2 for retyping a training manual so it would be ready for a unit inspection. My Lt made me type up my own commendation. I actually included the words "for typing above and beyond the call of duty" and he didn't catch it.


Know who else became a 2nd Lt for typing up and beyond the call of duty?

upload.wikimedia.org

/Cool story Bro; when I left the service in 2006 I had my apartment robbed and someone stole my medals and some other random stuff I had; few years ago I wanted to frame my sgt stripes and medals and forgot they were gone; so I inquired at a local VFW group and they got in touch with who could replace my stuff; turns out someone reported they had my medals; a goodwill in Kansas (never been there either). The woman who ran the store thought it was odd since they looked practically new and reported them to the VA. I ended up getting them back and sent her a thank you letter with $15 for all the hassle of sending them to me etc; she returned the check a week later and I didn't even get to ask her why (the phone number changed).
 
2014-07-22 04:44:10 PM  

ObscureNameHere: My Dad was in the Canadian army in the 60's for a while.   When I was a kid I would ask him about all things military (Canadian or not).  I distinctly remember his explanation of what the Purple Heart was: "Americans will hand it out to a guy if he had a rough shiate."

Not sure if true or not.


Your dad should read this.

My father was an Army ranger and got a large chunk of his ass cheeks torn off by hidden barbed wire and his CO put him up for one and he didn't get it.  But bloody ass hanging out his pants he managed to save his CO.

http://www.purpleheart.org/membereligibility.aspx
 
2014-07-22 04:58:10 PM  

Panty Sniffer: The Purple Heart is silly.  When I was in the Army I tried my damnedest not to get wounded.  And I did not.  Where is the medal for me?  Sure.  Give people prizes for getting wounded.  What kind of backwards thinking is that?

/never actually in the military


Ambitwistor: Good thing Congress authorized the Purple Heart for friendly fire.


ChipNASA: She'll probably just wear it to a bar to try to get laid.



There are some real twats in this thread.
 
2014-07-22 05:04:54 PM  

bekovich: There are some real twats in this thread.


Listen, I'm only going to say this once:

Lighten up, Francis.
 
2014-07-22 05:13:13 PM  

Misconduc: Know who else became a 2nd Lt for typing up and beyond the call of duty?


Actually, Radar was given a promotion in order to settle a poker bet. The sergeant from ICORPS told Potter that the promotion was for 'efficiency, punctuality and bugling over and above the call of duty.'
 
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