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Sun Aug 20, 2017, 06:35 AM

A stolen valor scumbag

Years ago I worked with this turd at freight outfit. One day he approached me hey so and so told me you served in 82nd I said yes 325th oh wow no way he said to me I was 2nd batt ranger regiment ok I said. I had few friends went to RANGER SCHOOL when they came back everyone of em said it was a bitch but well worth it for the tab it is career maker for guys who want to stay in on career status. So anyway fast forward couple weeks later and several of my friends were like bro that new guy is full of shit. They were vets as well one morning I stopped for few beers after work and this stolen valor dude shows up wearing brand new bush hat sits down next to me. So I already know he is full of shit, so he starts telling me how he wore his boonie hat thru Grenada El Salvador pannama in just cause desert storm and Somalia. I said look dude words out on you that your full of shit so do not start and for your info after all them ops you claim with your boonie hat it looks just off the rack. This guy claimed to be sf qualified ranger jump master well he quit couple weeks later. Ok now fast forward nine years later I saw him in diner yesterday and he was wearing a current bdu top our troops use today. And on bdu top was sf tab ranger tab airborne and pathfinder torch and even divers bell , he saw me said hey man how you doing I replied I see you haven't changed turd bird. I just find him disgusting to pass himself off this way just makes me tight what a piece of crap.

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Reply A stolen valor scumbag (Original post)
TEB Aug 2017 OP
beemer27 Aug 2017 #1
benld74 Aug 2017 #2
DashOneBravo Aug 2017 #3
TEB Aug 2017 #5
jarhead69 Aug 2017 #4
TEB Aug 2017 #6
TEB Aug 2017 #7
Victor_c3 Aug 2017 #8
TEB Aug 2017 #9
Cold War Spook Aug 2017 #10
jmowreader Aug 2017 #11
denbot Aug 2017 #12
Cold War Spook Aug 2017 #13
denbot Aug 2017 #14

Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 08:00 AM

1. This guy is pathetic.

When they are that obvious it is usually a waste of time calling them out. He has no idea that everyone who knows anything about the military sees right through his bullshit. Let him ramble on and think that he is fooling people. One day he will go too far and piss the wrong person off. Whatever happens to this loser will be his own doing. These guys show up once in a while, and they always end up losing big time for their lies.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 01:39 PM

2. Another wannabe

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 03:02 PM

3. Lol

Asked him was he scared when he climbed the 250 foot tower.

I see guys like that all the time. They get lunch discounts lol

There a couple Airborne Ranger posers on this board. There was a shit load but most left

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:26 AM

5. I hear you

Today we have another poser in yard where I work at we call him Rambo told us one night he had three Purple Hearts. I said dude you cut yourself that many times with p38 scarfing down C rats he just got quiet.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 11:08 PM

4. X-Marine joins in

I was in the Marine Corps for 9 years, guess what I pumped gas. Since I got out I have had so many people tell me they were Seals, Green Berets, Rangers, Force Recon you name it. I have heard so many bullshit stories. In the middle of one rambling mess of shit I got up to leave he asked where I was going. I looked at him said there is so much bullshit I can stand. Every body in the plant heard about what I said and laugh him out of the job. I was told that he told war stories for years and nobody had ever called bullshit.

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Response to jarhead69 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:08 AM

6. Exactly

Where I work at now we have another poser we call him Rambo. He claims he was high speed ranger green beret. He asked me one night why I never went ranger school. We were talking about military schools, I just attended Benning infantry osut and then jump school and then at bragg I got my eib. This is before we figured out Rambo was a turd I said screw that I figured out real fast at 18 years old in 84 I wanted just to get my three years over with. but he claims as well that before army he was marines in Lebanon. And he claim to be in Beirut when the barracks were attacked, on my shift we have a guy who was in Beirut as marine grunt but was on navy medical ship at time of bombing. And he was asking him Rambo what outfit he was with and that is when we figured out guy was bull shit. My friend who was Beirut to this day over beers one morning told me he still feels guilty that he was not there when barracks were attacked. And at that moment to see a 47 year old man crying over guilt having breakfast beers. I just hugged him put my arms around him he feels guilty he was recovering from pneumonia aboard medical ship. My time was all peaceful 84 to 87 after I broke my ankle army pcs me to west Germany. Germany was totally different than 82nd. Like the movie animal house I tell people but we had crew served weapons and 50 cal m60 and m16 when we were not playing soldier at Graf or hoehnsfelt or on some training like reforger or something we were partying hard.

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Response to jarhead69 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:20 AM

7. I'll say this

My father served two tours Vietnam army infantry was going make a career but lost leg. The only time he ever spoke of it was night before I left for benning he told me of listening post that got snatched and he was very graphic and he said they went after them but they were used as bait by the Vc his actual words 29 hours later they recovered them after a 29 hour firefight just their bodies. He told me you do not have take the oath tomorrow but if you do ok I'll respect that. Today our son in law is former naval corpsman who walked with marine infantry in Iraq two deployments. And a guy our other daughter is dating left a leg in Afghanistan he was a scout. Both of these men are fine people, and I respect them as my father. And I consider myself lucky that I never had to fight in a war.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:56 AM

8. I see this from time to time even at the VA

I spend a lot of my time at various groups and whatnot at my local VA and I see a lot of these guys. Fortunately the doctors and staff usually see right through them.

Even in the VA, it seems that only a small handful of vets were straight Infantry. Fewer yet were legitimate Ranger Regiment guys or Special Forces. Actually, I've only ever met one guy who was a Ranger Regiment guy - and he was MOS'd there as a cook.

Most of the guys I run into even at my PTSD groups were other MOS's. At least when I was in Iraq, a lot of units that you wouldn't think of as combat units were conducting daily patrols. A good buddy of mine was a generator repair tech that they stuck in a HMMWV as a gunner. A lot of times, because many service support jobs were contracted out, people who were cooks and other things were attached to line units and sent out on patrol like us grunts.

When someone tells me they served as an Infantryman, I usually start to roll my eyes at them. Most of the time you can tell just by looking at them that they are full of shit. If they make it past that test, then they give themselves away within the first couple of things they say.

If I'm not mistaken, only 12-15% of the army is actual "infantry". When you factor in the other branches, only something like 7.5% of the military is Infantry.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:05 AM

9. True I agree with you

I do not care how you served I just respect the fact you served, I give shit if you were sgt major of the first Boy Scout getting lost in the woods batt. Who cares what you did just do not lie that you served and make up stories of bull if you did not serve.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Tue Aug 22, 2017, 01:48 PM

10. I was ASA for 4 years

 

at the end of basic training the took away my M-14 and I never held a rifle again. My biggest worry was papers cuts. They really hurt. May 31, 1963 to May 29, 1967. I was never in Vietnam. I never even got a good conduct medal, but that is another story.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 02:48 AM

11. White is for the flag we fly...

Come on, Cold War Spook...a GCM on an ASA guy is the surest sign he doesn't really fit in. I joined three years after ASA was forcibly disbanded, knew a lot of people who were in the ASA, and never met one with a GCM.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:37 PM

12. I was Navy, so please clue me in, what is ASA?

Too many damn acronyms!

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Response to denbot (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 07:52 PM

13. Army Security Agency

 

I know this is going to sound stupid, but after 50 years all of my files are still flagged. The Navy and Marines were Naval Security Group. The men, part of NSG, onboard the USS Pueblo were captured by North Korea and later more members of NSG of were onboard the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 when they were attacked by Israel. You can Google Army Security Agency and get a lot of information about them and the agency we worked for.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 08:51 PM

14. I am familiar with both incidents, so I must have heard of the NSG before.

As an OS, I'm sure that was an Agency mention as a threat should we violate secrecy regs at the start of OS "A" school. As for the ASA, that's army shit man..

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