This dude keeps talking about his fucking service and how he served 11 years in the military.
"Stolen valor" story thread?
Who honestly gives a shit about what some twatcicle says or does.
If you're personally offended then fucking confront him instead of being a passive aggressive shitbead on a Mexican mosiac image board.
Put up or shut up.
>freshman at pretty progressive sounding college
>sociology is required gen ed
>sleep through alarm
>get to class before anything of note happens
>see friend and sit next to them
>teacher speaks for about two hours on and off, asking some rhetorical and some actual questions
>this guy somehow incorporates "muh experience" in replying to every single one
>11 years in service
>gone to iraq
>literally can't open his mouth without talking about it
It's been a really annoying experience and there's not really any way I can confirm this guy's sincere or a former POG.
>wearing his PC (hat) incorrectly.
If he is a real vet, he was one of those backwater okie fucks who makes life in the unit kinda shitty by the fact that he's so unrefined and grizzly old first sergeant and the West Point addled commander can't fucking handle it.
Seriously though, I kept my hat for sentimental shits and giggles but I'd never wear the fucker again.
>anyone who's been required to wear that thing for years and years, won't elect to after leaving the service...
>Mexican mosiac image board
you mean a mexican rare cupcake trading board
I think the Army can. I also think they salute each other indoors also. Fucking sloppy.
I saw a soldier going on leave at the airport wearing his uniform with socks and sandals.
My wife had to calm me down and dissuade me because my inner forma muhreen wanted to go knife hand him and chew his ass out for being a pile of slop in front of civvies.
I know it was just a shitbag but if the Army has the right to wear the uniform in public, fucking do it correctly. End Rant.
Army doesn't wear covers or salute indoors, though technically you salute when reporting to an officers' office formally (I haven't seen anyone actually do this, though)
As for your shitbag, he needed a severe knifehanding. Hell, he might have been a legit SV-fag
OK thanks for clarifying.
I should of just walked up and said, "I know what unit you're in. Unfuck yourself or I'll alert your command." He probably would of shat brix.
I'm older now so I'd pass for a disgruntled snco.
My jimmies were rustled.
>Implying we are
A lot of normal functioning adults on /k/ chief. Who the fuck cares if he's lying or just some dumbass AL Bundy who wants to relive his 'glory days' at Polk High.
maybe its all hes ever known. he joined at 18 and lived the life and now that he is out he is trying to find a life of people who are supportive of him and think he is cool. or he is some fuckass valor thief and you should curbstomp him between class.
is he in his ROTC uniform in class? Maybe he's prior E?
Then again why would he be wearing a cover indoors.
ANYWAY, he can do what he wants. You shouldn't be so insecure to be set off by the clothes one wears.
There's a shitbag at my gym who makes all kinds if outlandish claims. I've posted on it on /fit/
>claims his branch was "force recon", didn't even know they were Marines
>claims he was signed over to the Marines at age 16 by his mom
>his uncle was the "colonel of the whole base" and he told his mom to bring him in for a visit to camp pendleton but secretly he had told the MPs "let him in but don't let him leave"
>he got Shangai'd into boot camp here at pendleton apparently because bootcamp isn't at San Diego or Paris island
>he had week ends off and went to Venice Beach and learned how to lift with Arnold and Frank Zane (this guys 28 at the most there's no way)
>graduate bootcamp and was still only 16 so they sent him straight to force recon training for 2 years so he could be 18 (fuck the school of infantry apparently)
>asked me about my moustache and when I told him moustaches are allowed he got all nervous and said "oh hahaha yea I know that the goatees are allowed but most units don't like moustaches hahaha" nigga wtf goates have never been allowed and moustaches have always
>tried to get me with some sob story about how angry he gets seeing stolen valor and how the "cowards" where claiming to be from "his unit which he graduated from" (I guess battalions have graduations now wtf)
>tried to sell me a pyramid scheme
>tried to sell me a magazine subscription
>tried to sell me pre workout
>tries to sell his services as a trainer but doesn't know shit
>can't do a single pullup
I'm a vetfag and I actually go to great lengths to hide my service because I'm sick of answering stupid questions and I don't like the attention it draws. Everyone else seems to go full retard though.
Absolutely this. Not only would it look fucking retarded to wear my cover INDOORS with civies on, but the fact that it was a part of my job description means it will sit on a shelf where I can just look at it and never have wear that sweat crusted shit again.
If I saw someone bragging about being a vet wearing a cover like that I would automatically assume he was full of shit in some capacity. He probably got as far as boot or tech school.
>>this guy somehow incorporates "muh experience" in replying to every single one
years in service
>>gone to iraq
>>literally can't open his mouth without talking about it
To be fair, that's not very uncommon. Older people in universities in general tend to prattle on about their "experience," and vets love talking about their "experience." I've known at least 8 or 9 vets in classes who do it all the time, and usually for no reason. Marines tend to be the worst offenders, in my experience.
Im a vet in freshman classes and while I dont do this, it is annoying to sit and listen to 18 year olds all day long. Internally I feel like they need a reality check even though I keep my mouth shut.
Same here buddy
103R remote viewer with operations on Luna, New Shanghai, Iraq take 7 and the time warp incident.
Thank you for your service.
>tfw I was a marine and nobody in my social circle or college classes know
>cover on indoors
Not my hat, but if he's a Freund odds are I can get to him and shut the faggot down. There's a former Marine+Swat sergeant in my family and that is likely his hat and he has no son that age. He would -love- to get to him.
Ask him these questions:
-Where/when did you go to basic?
-What squad/platoon/company/Bn. were you in at Basic? (If he can't rattle them all off, he is full of shit, no need for more questions)
-Ask him what was his MOS and where did he go to AIT.
-Ask him if he knows what grid squares are.
-Ask if he knows what ID-10T is.
I don't think it is wrong to mention it if it comes up in conversation, but it needs to be done tactfully. Boasting about military service is a surefire sign of someone who didn't experience shit in the military.
>Fucking Luna fags think their theater mattered
Tannhauser Gate was the only reason you fuck got deployed at all, if it wasn't for that Roy Batty fucker we could have held out another month.
Space VA still won't pay for my fucking servo legs, tightfisted faggots.
>wearing a shitty hat
>Wearing a shitty hat indoors
>Wearing a military issued shitty hat as a fucking civilian
>WEARING A SHITTY MILITARY ISSUED HAT INDOORS
WHY IS HIS FUCKING COVER ON REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
First off, lots of vets tend to either really downplay what they did, or be total attention whores about it.
But if he was just being an attention whore, he wouldn't be wearing his cover indoors.
>see a man, who is probably some retarded hillbilly, wearing his cover indoors and claiming 11 years of service
>automatically assume stolen valor with no further evidence
Is this what we've become? Are we forgetting there are genuinely a lot of dumbshit hillbillies that have actually served yet do shit like shit in public once they're out?
yea they actually do this in recruiting stations, they made me as a poolee put on green on green and get my shit cucked in front of all our parents who were giggling and checking out the DI's gains or whatever.
If you were in the military you would have problem confronting this guy.
If he was in tell him to stop being a faggot and take that shit off. If he's a faker than tell him to take it off and stop pretending to be something he's not
I served and I don't tell people. This is the first time mentioning it in years.
People who do are usually attention whores. Sometimes I get pissed, sometimes I don't. What usually pisses me off if when some guy who never got deployed talks like he the toughest shit there is. That's what pisses me off. Sorry for venting /k/, just needed to get that off my chest for once. Please don't thank me either, I just want to be treated like anyone else.
My question is, how did you let this idiot talk to you long enough to learn all of this?
It's as easy as "I'm in the middle of my workout, man, and I don't have much time. Excuse me."
I'm almost tempted to join the FFL just to tell veterans I served another country.
How about a nice happy medium between these two? I have an old PC on an "I-love-me" shelf in my home office. I get kind of uncomfortable when friends come over and ask about things, but sometimes I have funny stories to share about stuff that happened or places I lived, to include Iraq. But then the next day I kind of feel like a chode because I got to talking so much about it. But that's with friends, not strangers.
I have a vet license plate that's got a small Army crest on it, but not on my wife's car. Heck, she hated being an Army wife. I feel the license plate is subtly tasteful. I have a certain pride in myself and the combat experience I shared with my Soldiers.
I don't make my vet status part of every conversation I have with everyone I meet. If it comes up because it adds to conversation, that's fine.
My non-wartime (non-combat) Marine vet brother was a big douche with EGAs on everything he owns.
You depressed assburger vet fags on this board need to have a little sense of pride! Don't make it the sole focus of your identity like OP's classmate, but damn, you did more for yourself and your buddies than most civilians ever do.