Posted on Dec 3, 2014
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With the recent amount of stolen valor it is hard to keep up with all the different threads being posted here on RallyPoint. From this point forward if you have a stolen valor question, comment, and or post, then add it here. The posts that currently exist will stay, as we don't want to lose the already existing discussion content. If you have started a stolen valor post prior to this and wish to have it merged to this one then feel free to let me know and I will merge that for you. The initial post will be gone but the discussion content will be merged to this posting.
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I am assuming he was not a member of Rally Point. We get verified here. But in many states we have the stolen valor act. Normally basically if know the walk or talk they are good. But have found those who blow air or bump up qaulificatons seem to be not on the game. Don't get me wrong nothing wrong for listing them here for experience seeking proffesionals. Me I don't care about them. I just want to be know that I served honorbale. I really like just being known as a vet and rarely discuss my assignments or qualifications to non veterans. They don't understand it all anyways. I don't wear a uniform anymore so have nothing to prove. Just like give advice off past experiences, when I can.
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SSG Drill Sergeant
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Badges are worn by which category they fall under. Class 1-5 and he must be confused with the old Army Service Alpha uniform as to how its worn.
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SGT Robert Cook
SGT Robert Cook
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While the picture is not good enough for me to make out all of his ribbons, it does appear that the top two rows are in the correct order. But only if you like BACKWARDS. Somebody needs to pull his PX privelidges.
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PFC Aaron Knapp
PFC Aaron Knapp
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This was never an issue back in the day. This is a more recent disease which leads me to wonder what's changed and why?
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SFC Talent Management Nco
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This is not a new trend, since militaries began using uniforms and awards that glorified their service people have stolen that valor to boost their egos or gain access to offices and groups through false association. The only difference is that this day in age several types of media can be shared in an instance to a large audience, so it seems more prevalent.
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My favorite thing happened last night: some dude hit on me with his fake, "I served my country" story. I made my eyes wide, leaned forward and begged for him to tell me the whole story. He drove a tank *into* Kuwait right at the start of the conflict. Wow, he did't look Iraqi...LOL! He finished his story (the ending involved bad-mouthing the VA) and I turned to my friend and said, "this story is unbelievable; [3 second pause] meaning that there is very little here that even has the possibility of being remotely true." Sometimes there are advantages to being able to be a veteran in disguise.
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PO1 John Meyer, CPC
PO1 John Meyer, CPC
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MAJ (Join to see) ... that's like the old saying that says the more complex you try to make a lie, the easier it is for others to see that you're lying.

K.I.S.S. if you're going to lie.
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CW4 Larry Curtis
CW4 Larry Curtis
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CPT (Join to see) Thank you...do you realize how painful it is to have your coffee escape through your nose and onto your computer monitor and keyboard while trying to suppress hilarious laughter? Your story is great and I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during that conversation. I really do need to learn how to abstain from taking a sip of coffee, or any other beverage for that matter, until I am between stories...jeeesh...
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MAJ Ronnie Reams
MAJ Ronnie Reams
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First General Order, I would have no clue. I remember there are 11 and I used to have to recite them at guard mount. If someone asked me, I'd say the only one I remember. I walk my post from flank to flank and take no sh*t off any rank. LOL Well, one just came to me, Summon the Corporal of the Guard for a disturbance or something like that.
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PO2 Kayla Modschiedler
PO2 Kayla Modschiedler
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I agree ma'am, I like being a female veteran the phonies let their guard down.
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MAJ Jim Woods
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Regarding the guy with a "Homeless Vet", I have a Purple Heart license plate and it's amazing how many of them turn away and won't face my car. That spells volumes in my book.

If they don't turn away, I invite them to come home with me and do a few chores. I will give them something to eat, a few dollars, and the phone number of the local VA Service Rep. Of course during the ride home I ask some probing questions that prove to me their legitimacy. If they fail the test, then I drop them off at the closest intersection with a warning that they take the "Vet" off their sign, tell them I am retired from Law Enforcement, and explain the vagrancy/panhandling law.

Now you see why my wife won't let me out much....... LOL.
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MSG Wade Huffman
MSG Wade Huffman
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I like how you handle those situations Sir! I think your wife should let you out more often!! (but you probably shouldn't tell her I said that! LOL!)
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1LT Medical-Surgical Nurse
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Your approach is fair, kind, gentle, and absolutely outstanding!!!

Actual vets make a friend, get a little work, food, and some help.
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Sgt Rex Ray McKinley
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LMAO , that's great !
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