Some of the Solen Valor videos were appropriate, and served their purpose. A LOT more of these videos where the vet is screaming at someone, slapping them, and being really unprofessional made us look bad, and even some of the FB sites stopped showing them. It was only made worse when the old Marine who had dementia (he had something mentally wrong), was filmed and harassed by younger Marines who thought they were doing the "right" thing. It turned out the Elderly E8 Marine WAS in fact an ACTUAL Marine, ALL the decorations he had WERE his, just in the wrong order. Late last year a Marine was beat up over Stolen Valor, because he didn't have his ID card....even though he explained he EAD'd, so he WOULDN'T have one on him. The "Ranger" Staff was called out, but he had the last laugh on Youtube telling everyone he could do what he was doing and will continue with it. No matter how I feel about it, wearing the uniform is legal, parading around in it is legal, using it to pick up women is legal, only until you use it to get or solicit money (correct me if I'm wrong). If being able to make a video bashing someone and you don't know the background, just feel like being a douche, assaulting someone, or "making them famous" is the military thing for today, then as much as I want to be back in, I'm GLAD I'm out. This is about the elderly Marine who was called out.
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