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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SPC Curtis Underwood
SPC Curtis Underwood
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SPC Michael Terrell - I have only the honor of serving my Country and that honor words cannot take away. You and me have about same DD214 lol I have only a 90 day service medal, marksman badge, honorable discharge as SP/4 and that I served 1 year 9 months. I was discharged early because Vietnam was winding down and they need the slots for the vets coming home. I was asked to take an early out. Then 6 years later I was sent a letter asking me to reenlist and go to OCS. But I declined because wife did not like service life.
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TSgt Infantryman
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I have fought enough fights. Other than voting I can walk away.
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Cpl Vic Burk
Cpl Vic Burk
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SPC Michael Terrell - Hmmm...did your health records magically disappear after you left the service. Mine did when I went to file for disability. They "searched" for over a year and a half before saying they couldn't find the records then asked if I had a copy to supply to them for review. Convenient!
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SPC Michael Terrell
SPC Michael Terrell
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Cpl Vic Burk - I requested all my records. All I received were my service records. I thought that they were lost on purpose, then I discovered recently that our drinking water was radioactive and people who served at Ft. Greely are being diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. I was never offered medical records while on active duty, and I was ignored when I asked. That would include being hospitalized in Basic at Ft. Knox, and hours of emergency dental surgery at Ft. Greely.
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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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SPC Korey Kilburn
SPC Korey Kilburn
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Mine is brown, didn’t make it, medboarded. But I’d certainly whip it out.
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SPC Korey Kilburn
SPC Korey Kilburn
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LTC (Join to see) My sister gets that. Retired CW3, she was even told the waiting room at the med Center was limited and spouses should wait in the main lobby. I’m a patient at the same med center and don’t get any of the same bad treatment. It’s despicable that y’all have to deal with such bs.
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SFC Freddie Porter
SFC Freddie Porter
8 mo
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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SFC Freddie Porter
SFC Freddie Porter
8 mo
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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Pull out my CAC and slap them in the face with it (no pun intended) #nosharp
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SGT Debra Jahnel
SGT Debra Jahnel
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Interesting occurrence recently - my retiree dependent ID card was not considered CAC for Census Employment but my "not for federal ID" driver's license was.
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SGT George Smith
SGT George Smith
1 y
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
10 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
9 mo
your not old just getting better with age
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