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 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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Sgt Dan Catlin
Sgt Dan Catlin
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Depends on the situation and who it was. I might "vote them #1" as I walk away if it's just some arrogant, liberal extremist trying to evoke a response. That finger is all the only response they deserve. On the other hand, if it's someone questioning my service for valid reasons, I have the dd-214 (actually 2) to back up my service. And if they want to get loud about it, we can do that! The only time anyone has ever asked so far is when jobs gave preference for my service or for benefits. But they weren't loud, and I was most definitely polite in providing copies of my papers.
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PO2 Russell Houston
PO2 Russell Houston
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I would tell them my records of accomplishments were more impressive once I got out. What I did or didn't do in the service is not defined by medal and accolades, they are a part of me, but don't define who I am. Then I would say nanny nanny boo boo and walk away laughing.
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PO3 Robert Larsen
PO3 Robert Larsen
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I could show them my VA card. I also have my dog tag on my key ring.
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Sgt Mike Lunsford
Sgt Mike Lunsford
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I wear one of mine, one of my dad's, and one of my grandfather's dog tags if I felt the need was important to prove it.....99 times out of 100 I would just walk away.
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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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CW3 Dan Mackey
CW3 Dan Mackey
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LOL I'm to fat to wear my uniform now... I did have someone question my ranger tab because I didn't know what Ranger panties were. A few indisputable facts from school and the time before pt gear in our class we got shit because we got to run in running shoes and not boots. All worked out before third round of drinks so I didn't get peered out of the bar...
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CSM Richard StCyr
CSM Richard StCyr
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CW3 Dan Mackey - Chief, the 43rd Engineer barracks was just down the street from the Rangers at Benning , we used to run PT through Ranger land and sing un-complimentary cadences and the Ranger panties were one of the targets. Those were good days not to be the slow guy.
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COL Jon Lopey
COL Jon Lopey
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CSM: You have to admit that the Lisa's comments about the smart mouth connection to child-rearing nearly rivals your response - Outstanding job! COL L
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Pull out my CAC and slap them in the face with it (no pun intended) #nosharp
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SSG Theodore Riester
SSG Theodore Riester
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Space Shuttle door how f funny is that! I'll be laughing in my sleep!
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SSG Eddye Royal
SSG Eddye Royal
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I would walk away after I show my ID.
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LCDR Arthur Whittum
LCDR Arthur Whittum
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TSgt Ed Loomis - Interesting. My active duty ID was green, I think. But my first retired ID was no-frills black border. When the picture got severely out of date (no longer skinny, plus the picture had me looking like I was wearing sunglasses - my auto-dark lenses were staying dark after a few years in use), I requested a new one - it had blue all around. Guess the Coast Guard was finally catching up with the other services.
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MSG Michael McEleney
MSG Michael McEleney
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Wish they’d let us retirees have CAC cards. We’re “Army For Life” until we have to access DFAS or Tricare on Linr
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