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Old 06-28-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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My husband is a West Point grad who served in Viet Nam (LRRPs). When he returned, he was a Ranger instructor. He left the Army to go to medical school and has been a psychiatrist for over thirty years. It used to be funny for the impostors (not knowing his history) to show up expecting him to buy their war stories. Now he has so much military memorabilia in his consultation room, they don't even try.

By the way, everyone who works in the office knows what a DD214 is!

 
Old 06-28-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: SA
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I find the people you meet who brag about confirmed kills, may have been in the military but never served in a hot zone. If you have ever had to take someone's life even in combat it is not something you just throw out in a coversation. For that previous poster who saw what appears to be a photo shop picture of him as a marine, just leave him alone in his own dillusion. It does not really matter what you find out he will still believe he was once a devil dog. You could drill him about Corps knowledge but if he has done his homework he will know the answers. Just ask him to take you to the local VFW and watch him squirm.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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Did you know that Dr. Ruth was a sniper? In the Israeli Defense Force. Not quite the vet one pictures eh?
 
Old 06-28-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Originally Posted by FutureBrennanDad View Post
I find the people you meet who brag about confirmed kills, may have been in the military but never served in a hot zone. If you have ever had to take someone's life even in combat it is not something you just throw out in a coversation. For that previous poster who saw what appears to be a photo shop picture of him as a marine, just leave him alone in his own dillusion. It does not really matter what you find out he will still believe he was once a devil dog. You could drill him about Corps knowledge but if he has done his homework he will know the answers. Just ask him to take you to the local VFW and watch him squirm.
It's called "Stolen Valor"

Too many soldiers have paid the ultimate price to allow imposters to get away with it.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Jesse Ventura (James Janos) and his older brother were members of the Underwater Demolition Teams. The training (Basic Underwater Demolition) was very much the same as it was for today's SEALs. In the early eighties the two training programs were combined (UDT/SEAL Training)

Master Chief Janos was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War and I'm sure he wasn't snorkeling with the locals the whole time he was there.

P.S. EVERY U.S. Navy SEAL will consider all UDT operators as SEALs as does the U.S. Navy.
I think you're talking about the B.U.D. course out in Coronado, Calif.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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I think you're talking about the B.U.D. course out in Coronado, Calif.

I was talking about Jesse Ventura.

B.U.D.S. is an acronym for Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL

ok?

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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My hubby served 8 years in the Marines. We have a Marine Corps sticker on the back of our vehicle, but other than that you wouldn't know it unless he told you. All his stuff is packed away.

He has a cousin who tries to convince us that he served in some black ops thing years ago. He has a whole story about how he didn't even have to take the ASVAB and was recruited some other super secret way.

We're pretty sure he's delusional. I feel sorry for him.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I feel sorry for anyone who is so desperate for attention/respect that they play the fake vet thing. Well to a point that is.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Yeah I did, turns out this guy was a pathological lier., insulting to us vets never the less.
 
Old 07-05-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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My hubby served 8 years in the Marines. We have a Marine Corps sticker on the back of our vehicle, but other than that you wouldn't know it unless he told you. All his stuff is packed away.

He has a cousin who tries to convince us that he served in some black ops thing years ago. He has a whole story about how he didn't even have to take the ASVAB and was recruited some other super secret way.

We're pretty sure he's delusional. I feel sorry for him.
You'll usually find that, "those who brag the most usually have nothing to brag about" and those who only talk about it from time to time and usually only when asked, did serve.

EO1 Retired Naval Reserve SeaBee .. God Bless our brothers & sisters the "MARINES"!
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