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Old 07-23-2017, 12:20 AM
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Apparently, more than 100 U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps aviation officers were alleged to have sexually assaulted 83 women and 7 men, or otherwise engaged in "improper and indecent" conduct at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Do you think it was really as bad as they say?
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:34 AM
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I read this thread and thought back to the time when this was news. It has been a number of years but not so long ago that it doesn't still affect me. I will give you my opinion as it has not changed one bit. Those officers were wrong and needed to be punished to the full extent of the law. Military service as officers and senior leaders has enough trouble without adding on stupidity.

I was and still consider myself a senior leader and a non-commissioned officer. I made a career in the military and I am proud of my service. I consider the action of those officers and leaders to be detrimental and criminal. If I had heard or seen any actions like that I would have been a whistleblower. I am thankful I didn't have to witness it. In nearly a 40 year career I have had some good leaders and bad but none were like that at all. So I guess the point here is that it was such a small group of people that it was a blip. But the actions were such that it had to be reported so as to ensure that it doesn't happen again.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:40 AM
Location: Londonderry, NH
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As a old River Rat in 'Nam I believe some, most, things are tolerable. These actions were not among them although it is difficult to tell when a mass orgy becomes a mass rape.
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 PM
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Wasn't there when it happened but I was in the service at the time. While the believe such attacks took place and warranted punishments, I feel the old saying "the tale grows taller on down the line" comes into play here. How much of what was reported actually happened and how much was gross exaggeration will never be known.
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