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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PO1 (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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CPT Alfred Smiley
CPT Alfred Smiley
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1LT Rich Voss - Good luck on getting a copy of your DD 214. I "lost" mine somewhere between the many overseas moves I made during my post-Army career with the State Department. Fortunately they turned up last year, packed away inside a box full of X-rays I'd been carrying from post to post for the last 30 years.
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SPC Michael Terrell
SPC Michael Terrell
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CPT Alfred Smiley - The DMV accepted my VA ID card. My DD214 is in a briefcase that has been in storage for over 15 years. It was a replacement, just a single page but it stated that I had an Honorable Discharge. OTOH, I was only assigned to three posts, and never assigned to anywhere that I would earn any medals so my service records barely filled one page. I was SP4, when discharged after two years of active duty.
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CPT Alfred Smiley
CPT Alfred Smiley
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SPC Michael Terrell - That's good. You have to have a Disability Rating to get a VA health benefits card. Two-thirds of veterans (the majority) do not claim any service-connected disability and are therefore not in the VA system, so no VA health benefits cards for them.
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SPC Michael Terrell
SPC Michael Terrell
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CPT Alfred Smiley - Any honorably discharged Veteran can get the ID card. The services available to them depends on their income, and their health. I never saw an Army doctor after Basic, but my health was s discharged. Without any medical records I was forced to file Non Service Connected, or die.
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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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1SG Walter Craig
1SG Walter Craig
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SFC Freddie Porter - I would bet you use them both in the appropriate manor
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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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1SG Walter Craig
1SG Walter Craig
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SGT Anthony Shore - You must have had prior service as AR 601-210 state you must join prior to you 35th birthday or be elgible for retirement by age 65. Thank you for your service and stay safe.
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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
4 mo
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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1SG Walter Craig
1SG Walter Craig
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SGT Debra Jahnel - sounds like Kansas as they don't recongnize retired ID from the military for anything.
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