Posted on Aug 23, 2015
CH (MAJ) Thomas Conner
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While stationed at Fort Jackson, my aunt died so my wife and I decided to drive to Florida for her funeral. When I went to my closet, I realized that I did not have a suit other than my Class A, so I decided to go in uniform. After the service one of my ADULT cousins approached me and asked, "Are you in the military or something?" I seriously thought about replying, "No, I am a doorman in NYC!"
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SSgt Tony Lamb
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"Ever kill anyone?"

Not yet. Day's still young, though.
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Pvt Donald Congleton
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Thank you for your service Sgt.
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SGT Al Mount - Thank you for your service, Sergeant. Hooah
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SFC Charles McVey Sr.
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SSG Carl Keene - Do tell I am retired and now live in a slightly Liberal part of Colorado, I often get asked by folks usually young college students when they run across me in my Uniform on National Holidays "Did you ever kill anyone," and yes my stock answer is "No but the day is still young yet." I gave that answer once in front of a College Professor and the look of shock that came over his face was perfect.
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SN Herman Lee
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Somebody asked me the same thing while assigned to U.S. Naval ship....And yes, thought the same thing..
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From one of my cousins:
"What Air Force are you in?" He's young, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt, and said, "U.S." And he goes, "But don't you live in England?" I told him, "Yes, that's where I'm stationed, we have bases all over the world," to which he THEN responded, "Oh wow, are we fighting England again!" Before I could explain to him any more, he buried his face in his cell phone and stopped paying attention to me.

And of course the ever present, "What do you fly?" Most of the time I respectfully correct them, but for one particularly obnoxious girl, I told her, "A Teknik Nova." She said that was cool....what is it?
I told her it's a five-wheeled self-contained battlespace, allowing me to move at amazing speeds and perform my duties at three times the efficiency of other similar equipment.
Yeah, it's a brand of office chair.
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SSgt Gordon Olayvar
SSgt Gordon Olayvar
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12 yrs USMC with two combat tours....Kid ask me if I ever killed or hurt anyone while I was in the Corps, I told him; "Popped my room-mates Zit once and fainted"
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SSG Steve Niebergall
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SSgt Gordon Olayvar - when asked “Have you killed anyone? “ respond with “You mean recently?”
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SFC Charles McVey Sr.
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Better one is look at them very dead pan and answer "Not since last night," they seem to disappear.
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1SG Don Jones
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Yelp down at the bar, ki;;ed a couple of beers
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Capt Mark Strobl
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During Fleet Week in San Francisco, was decked out in "Blue Delta's" for a dog & pony. Leaving the hotel lobby with my wife, I opened the door for her. Not to be rude, I continued to hold the door for a group coming out behind us. The last gentlemen in the group stopped and asked for directions to a good Italian restaurant. I recommended the "Stinking Rose," he pulled out his wallet and handed me a $5-spot. Later, he gave me an odd look as his group was seated right next to me & my bride for dinner. Hotel Concierge / U.S. Marine... yeah, I can see the similarities.
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TSgt James Potter
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Hey 5 bucks is 5 bucks...
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Free Beer money.
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CDR Tom Davy
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When I was a Corpsman, I was mistaken for the Ice Cream Man.
In my Navy Service Dress Blues at the airport, I have been asked many questions that were for staff or even a pilot.
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SFC William White
SFC William White
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Well, you got a nice tip. Maybe you should have continued holding the door.
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