Posted on Aug 25, 2016
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What would you do if some loud-mouth moron tried to publicly "out" you for "Stolen Valor" because they didn't believe you ever served?
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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CPO (Join to see) I'd walk away - I don't have anything to prove to anyone about my accomplishments, medals, or awards. My integrity is intact and I won't let some idiot provoke me into rearranging their face. I'm retired and those are part of my family now and will be handed down to my daughters and their family when I'm dead and gone, along with the DD Form 214 that authorizes all of them! End of story!
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TSgt Christopher Ridley
TSgt Christopher Ridley
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Absolutely!
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Sgt Neil Foster
Sgt Neil Foster
8 mo
I had made a NON-MILITARY related comment on a Facebook "Prepper" group. I don't even remember the subject anymore, but some arrogant maggot decided I didn't know anything and had to throw his military service into the discussion (in a VERY disrespectful way), He asked "Where the hell were you when I was in Kandahar?"
I answered "Out of the military for more than 15 years, with too many injuries and way over the age limit."
I didn't say it, but I wanted to ask "Where were you when I was in Honduras?" It really didn't matter, because this asswipe just got more nasty.
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SSG John M Jacobson Sr
SSG John M Jacobson Sr
8 mo
Very well said Chief, I could not have said it better.
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SPC Gary C.
SPC Gary C.
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SPC Alan Feinstein - You really wear the "crushed beer can" in public ? :-)
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CSM Richard StCyr
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Poke them in the eye with my DD214 and give 'em a paper cut with my Blue ID card.
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SFC Freddie Porter
SFC Freddie Porter
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1SG Walter Craig - lol. Great distinction. There were many times when I couldn’t decide whether I was in the Army or incarcerated though. That was at the start of my career; 1971,72,73. We had A lot of soldiers that were only in because the judge gave them an either/or and frequently they chose going into the Army. So I guess, spinning like a politician, it was kind of like incarceration. I guess I use both openings.
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SFC Freddie Porter
SFC Freddie Porter
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I try very, very hard to use both phrases whenever i can always intending to let whoever know, “this ain’t no shit”.
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Amn Flight Engineer
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Nice idea so far. I really like it. LOL!
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Maj Gail Lofdahl
Maj Gail Lofdahl
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SPC Korey Kilburn - When I enter my hometown AF Reserve base, I'm required to show my retired ID AND driver's license. My husband the retired reserve colonel only has to show his retired ID. When I questioned the double standard, I was told, "We have a lot attempts at 'stolen valor' around here." Sure--there are dozens of retired female majors trying to enter your installation--NOT. Just a way to harass women. You'd think that would've ended 25 years ago, but no.
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SSG Squad Leader
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Pull out my CAC and slap them in the face with it (no pun intended) #nosharp
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SGT George Smith
SGT George Smith
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Walk away. They aren’t worth the trouble, and I don’t have to prove anything to them. Should a situation arise where a real need to know come up I would use my military or VA ID card.
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1LT Rich Voss
1LT Rich Voss
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Geez, I'm old... My Active Reserve component ( post active duty) ID is pink & it has that lovely abbreviation "Indef" in the Expiration Date box. I guess it expires when I do (LOL)
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SPC Dwight Turner
SPC Dwight Turner
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your not old just getting better with age
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SFC Don Ward
SFC Don Ward
8 mo
SGT Debra Jahnel - CAC = Common Access Card for the chip in it?
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