Posted on Oct 31, 2016
CPT Aaron Kletzing
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Note: My friend Carlos is in the Coast Guard and sent me this question last night. He said he's not on RP due to OPSEC (whatever), so he asked me to ask this on RP on his behalf. He is pretty hell bent on getting this Soldier punished. Anyway, let him know your thoughts on the below.

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I’m in the Coast Guard and have been active duty for 6 years. I’m stationed in Hawaii right now. I was up by Schofield Barracks and went on base there, and went to go shop for a few things at the Commissary. I was waiting in line for some fresh meat and there were 2 Army soldiers also in line, in front of me. They were looking at me and saying things to each other. It looked like they were laughing at me. I heard one of them refer to me as a “POG” which is a slang term I am familiar with from social media stuff. I said to them “Excuse me, I heard what you just said, and I feel disrespected.” I was just trying to stick up for myself. One of the soldiers then squared up to me and said “Yeah, I did call you a POG. Because you are a POG. You need to up and leave here – this is an Army Commissary.” A few other people in line heard this and started laughing. I felt so angry that I just left the building.

I know the soldier’s last name from his top, and I would recognize his face. What actions can I take to report him to his chain of command? What other advice do you have?
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Col Joseph Lenertz
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While the army soldiers were disrespectful and childish, I don't think this rises to the level of disciplinary action beyond a counseling. Advice to Carlos: Rub against Army and Marines more often...it makes your skin grow thicker. You are a POG. So am I. I'm happy to NOT be a grunt, but so what? And it's NOT an Army commissary, it's a Defense Commissary (DeCA). Remind the grunt (non-POG) we're on the same team, and he should save his BS for the bad guys.
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CPT Bob Coleman
CPT Bob Coleman
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SPC Lynn Dugan - Infantry... the "Queen of Battle". Field Artillery... the JING of Battle... always putting the balls where the Queen wants them.
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1LT William Clardy
1LT William Clardy
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You're even more old-school than me, LCpl Larry Morgan.
And, just to be clear, I'm not going to make any snide comments about the current crop of proudly self-proclaimed warriors....
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LCpl Larry Morgan
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1LT William Clardy - And I have to ask......just what is a "battle buddy"?? It isn't being used to describe a soldier who was in combat. They call each other that in recruit training, at least at Ft Jackson. These "names" they call soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen do NOT make them into TRAINED men/women who can kill untrained warriors/rabbles.
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SSG James Mielke
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1LT William Clardy - Well, may be a bit envious of the guy owning the Mustang but not to the point of actually hating him.

We did what we were asked to do within the limits of the Branches and MOSs we enlisted for:
DAGs or DAGPees (Dumb Ass Grunt or Dumb Ass Ground Pounders) walked or rode in those fancy pick-ups (M113s or Bradlys).
DATs (Dumb Ass Tankers) rode in their Lincolns (M60 or M1 series) and covered the DAGs.
Artillery (DAGBYs - Dumb Ass Gun Bunnies) like myself, rode in dump trucks and covered the DAGs and DATs. You Yell. We Shell!
The Wing Wipers covered all of our asses; kept the skies above us Blue and laid down fire farther behind enemy lines than I could throw it.
The Squids kept those bastards from sneaking up on us from the sea.
And the APPUTs (Amphibious, Portable, Pop-Up Targets) aka Jarheads or Marines.... Well, someone had to go in there and help the enemy expend their ammo supplies.
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SSG Retired!!!
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If anyone is offended by being called a POG, they seriously need to get thicker skin.
My advise, come up with some clever comebacks or carry some kleenex around.
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SPC Joel Alioto
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I was the POG of Pogs, I was a cook in a combat arms unit and not jump qualified. But I treated people with respect and if some young one decided to disrespect me, in front of his buddies Their section in the field got substandard service. Imagine 10 cases of the most hated MRE's, coffee that tasted like kool aid, kool aid that had coffee grounds in it? Then a all A rations meal of hot pizzas et, fresh pasties, real eggs etc. c. as I leave I say out loud in ear shot of the commanders, officers and senior nco's, "oh, am I still a pog and not a real soldier like you fine men"? If it continued then wash and repeat, sometime after the second or third time those men were burning human waste and I was then treated like a man.
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SSgt Ronald Orso
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POG??? Suck it up, Buttercup. I was USAF, we're all POG's and Proud! Don't hate us because our ASVAB's were above room temperature! (You can use that line)
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SFC Michael D.
SFC Michael D.
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I used to tell them "I'm the second word out of your mouth (Medic!) when you get wounded". They'd ask me what is the first word and I'd say "Mommy".
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Call the grunts bullet magnets
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Col Rebecca Lorraine
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"Make me"? Challenge them to a duel and raise your dukes. Have them call the MPs and escort you out of the place. Make a big stinkie, kick them in the gonads, laugh in their face and tell them you have a contagious disease spread through body fluids. Beg them to hit you. Call "incoming" and run in while they figure out what that means. Call mom, she'll fix it.
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LTC Engineer Officer
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Paul Langtry - You obviously have no clue
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LTC Engineer Officer
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Col Rebecca Lorraine - Flight Nurse = 11B Savior, you're a huge part of the team! (Yes, I started out as an 11B)
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Paul Langtry
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LTC (Join to see) Thank you Sir for the 5 points. You seem quite certain I have no clue. I guess we have a different perspective on life. Take care PAR ONERI
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