Originally Posted by Kevin84
....But how about we hear from him first before people who have not served in uniform chime in and make accusations?
Looks like it will not happen. It's a shame. I would have apologized to him. Everyone I know would have stepped up to the plate instead of backing down.
In the U.S. there is a thing called stolen valor. Some of us take this very serious, and some just don't care. I have seen/heard people claim to be a marine/ranger/seal/purple heart/blue angel/etc. who were not.
Just saying it wrong is a very large clue as to if they were not what they claim to be.
Maybe lasvegasbob really is a marine
....and typed it wrong. maybe I mis-read what he typed. We might never know as he has backed down.
No marine I know would have backed down from this, and I know quite a few marines.....the oldest is around LVBs age. Funny
thing is, the older they are the more incensed they are when/if someone questions them about it and they readily prove they are, as they are proud of what they did and rightfully so.
thing about all of this is, two of my uncles are marines... Korea
. Same age as LVB...One word of advice? Don't ever call them an EX-marine.....They'd want to fight over that, and Uncle Bill can still whip some *ss. Uncle Dutron would definately try....and try again....He would keep on trying......until you moved to a different city.
Apparently some people will never understand how serious some people take this.
The thing is, it is so easy to prove if one is a marine/ranger/seal/blue angel/etc.
you an officer in the U.S. Army? what rate/rank? What base(s) were you at? what years? Do you feel offended that I asked you this? If so why?
Maybe I just wanted to know if we knew each other or if you knew my younger brother.