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Old 01-26-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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As stated above by others, if someone makes their military experience a big deal, there is a very likely chance they never did anything worth describing. Not sure why some just have to embellish their accomplishments. More respect for someone who just did their time and contributed without having to claim something outlandish.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You ever come across people from your branch of service who told stories that seemed too good to be true? How do you handle these situations?
Come across those types? What I am that type?

I ever tell anyone here the story about how I crossed the Delaware with George Washington or that time I took the Delorean back in time to warn the colonists the British were coming?
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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....You ever come across people from your branch of service who told stories that seemed too good to be true? How do you handle these situations?
It's not just about the armed services, life is full of bullsh*ters. You really want to waste the rest of your life pinning their ears back?
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:21 AM
 
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I personally call them out if I know what they are saying is false. I usually do it one on one, but if they continue, I'll point it out to a group.

Understand, though. I'm not talking about a 6" vs a 12" fish story. I'm talking obvious BS that any former military member can tell. Even met a guy telling BS tales that never made it through AIT.
This. Personally I take offense to someone lying to me and just assuming I believe them. I've flat out told people to their faces--the only way to do it--'You seriously think I believe that just because you're saying it, eh?'

I'd definitely call him out. It's a hard way to learn a lesson about lying to impress people, but sometimes the hard way is the best way.
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 PM
 
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Come across those types? What I am that type?

I ever tell anyone here the story about how I crossed the Delaware with George Washington or that time I took the Delorean back in time to warn the colonists the British were coming?
We need specific fist-hand details on those two events, as history books may be lacking some. And it better start with, "and no s@&t, there i was knee deep in spent shell casings with my 240's (insert time approprite weapon) barrell glowing brighter than a unicorn f&rt.."
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Old Today, 08:56 AM
 
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My husband was in the Ft Belvoir gym a few years ago and was listening to a guy go on and on about some action he saw in Iraq/Iran something, really trying to impress someone. Not being Army, DH just ignored it, but knew enough to know it wasn't adding up. He just kept bragging, loudly. Keep in mind Ft Belvoir is home to the Warrior Transition Battalion. Lots of soldiers just in from overseas. Finally some solider just couldn't take it any longer and walked over and dropped a 45 lbs plate on this guys water bottle. It exploded. Everyone jumped, I can only imagine how those with PTSD must have felt. He just stood there and looked at the jerk. No words were needed. Anyway the jerk picked up his stuff and left. DH never saw him again. The soldier was DH's new hero.
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