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jham

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Lets show our support to all the men and women who have served in the military. Please list country served for( since this is a international website) branch along with years served. Thanks to everyone that has served.

USA
Marine Corps
2001-2006
 

Ghoster

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jbones said:
USN 1985-2009

Why does case change from USN to Usn after I post?

Beats me.... I fixed it for you though.
 

Badbart

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AMH-2
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armymp90099

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Army National Guard
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On a side note I just found out I may get sent to the great sand box in August. :no:
 

Steve-O

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SSG US Army E-6
2001-Present

-Operation Safe Skies 2001
-Operation Noble Eagle 2002
-Operation Enduring Freedom 2003
-Operation Gulf Winds 2004-2005
-Operation Enduring Freedom 2005 - 2006
-Operation Iraqi Freedom 2010
-Operation New Dawn 2011
 

SEKOLAx216

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Parma, Ohio
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djthumper

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North Las Vegas
United States Air Force
84-95
Air Force Reserves
95-99
 

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U.S. Army
June 1996 - May 2007
2001 - Operation Enduring Freedom (Bosnia)
2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
 

Melaronius

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USMC here.
2008 - present.
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Now, about this:
envoyjoe said:
usa
2007-2010
MARINES 0317 and 0323
Are you sure about that?

You posted this photo in another thread.
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You say you in the Corps from 2007 to 2010, merely 3 years.
Your supposed MOS was 0317 (scout sniper) and 0323 (recon).

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So that is:
1 Bronze Star
1 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
1 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
1 Combat Action Ribbon
2 Good Conduct Medals (Good Conduct Medals can only be awarded once every 3 years.)
2 National Defense Medals (In order to have 2 National Defense Medals you would have also had to be in the military during the Gulf War.)
2 Afghanistan Campaign Medals (This one is possible but highly improbable since boot camp, sniper school, and recon school would have taken well over a year, only leaving 2 years for 2 tours to Afghan and 1 to Kuwait.)
2 Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals (Not even possible to have a star...)
2 Global War on Terrorism Service Medals (Again, not even possible to have a star...)
2 Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (Nope.)
1 Kuwait Liberation Medal

Sniper/recon yet sharpshooter, possible but not probable.

Not to mention you have too many chins to be recon or a sniper, and no Marine with would wear that filthy ass uniform.

Did you really think no one would notice this?


To everyone else, sorry if I'm out of line here but I won't tolerate stolen valor and no one else should either.
 

TangoBravo

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Dec 5, 2011
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USA
Army
19Delta
 

daddyx2

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2006-2009
New Hampshire Army National Guard, *USA*

193rd field artillery brigade *towed 155mm's, in the process of switching to HIMARS*, 372nd Signal Company, 1st retransmission team.
 

tblazerdude

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Dec 4, 2011
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Melaronius said:
Did you really think no one would notice this?


To everyone else, sorry if I'm out of line here but I won't tolerate stolen valor and no one else should either.

The only shame to those who haven't served is the shame they will bear if they claim to have. - someone important
 
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USAF, Military Airlift Command, 1979-1991
Last rank held on active duty was Major
Transportation Officer

Air Force Reserves, 1997-2000
Major
Transportation Officer and Admissions Liaison Officer

SC Air National Guard, 2002-2010
Technical Sergeant
Command Post Controller
Retired in 2010

Officially retired in May of this year at age 60 at the rank of Major (O-4)

Entire career went from ROTC in September 1971 to November 2010

That's all folks!
 

chief0299

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Jul 1, 2013
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Saw this pop up on new posts... figured I'd throw mine out there.

USA
Army National Guard 1996-1999 11C
AD USAF 1999-2005 Kc-135 crew chief
USAF Reserves 2005-2011 Kc-135 crew chief

I'd do it all over again if my busted back would let me.
 

fireman4215

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Dec 18, 2011
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United States Air Force.

2012-present

A1C

92nd Air refueling wing

Boom operator.
 

riveradoz71

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How was this guy awarded the Kuwaiti liberation ribbon award for the gulf war? But only in the usmc from 2007-2010????
Stolen valor......
 

willn513

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Dec 4, 2011
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I appreciate all of you guys and gals that really did serve our great nation. I know you don't always receive the recognition that you should.

As for the impostor (if that really is the case): shame on you. You are pretending to be someone/something you are not. There is no circumstance where that is ok. I hope you realize the despicableness of your actions.
 

dmanns67

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Apr 3, 2013
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riveradoz71 said:
How was this guy awarded the Kuwaiti liberation ribbon award for the gulf war? But only in the usmc from 2007-2010????
Stolen valor......

Kuwait Liberation Medal- was awarded to members of the Military Coalition who served in support of Operation Desert Shield or Desert Storm between 2 August 1990 and 31 August 1993.

Afghanistan Campaign Medal- you can have a Medal with a star if you are there for two phases of the operation. I was in AFG once, but was awarded the AFG Campaign Medal with a service star as I was there for the end of Phase 3 and beginning of Phase 4. This was directed from RCT.

National Defense Service Medal is awarded to members of the Military Coalition who served from 9/11/01 to present. Last time the medal was authorized was for the Gulf War from 2 August 1990 to 30 November 1995.

Good Conduct Medal is awarded to service members who must have three consecutive years of honorable and faithful service.

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (MarAdmin 129/04) 8. DEVICES: ONLY ONE AWARD OF THIS MEDAL MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL, THEREFORE, NO DEVICES (SERVICE STARS) ARE AUTHORIZED.
A. ALTHOUGH QUALIFYING CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE EXTREMELY RARE, BATTLE STARS MAY BE APPLICABLE FOR PERSONNEL WHO WERE ENGAGED IN ACTUAL COMBAT AGAINST THE ENEMY UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVING GRAVE DANGER OF DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY FROM ENEMY ACTION. ONLY A COMBATANT COMMANDER CAN INITIATE A REQUEST FOR A BATTLE STAR.

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (MarAdmin 499/04) 10. DEVICES: ONLY ONE AWARD OF THIS MEDAL MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL, THEREFORE, NO DEVICES (SERVICE STARS) ARE AUTHORIZED.
A. ALTHOUGH QUALIFYING CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE EXTREMELY RARE, BATTLE STARS MAY BE APPLICABLE FOR PERSONNEL WHO WERE ENGAGED IN ACTUAL COMBAT AGAINST THE ENEMY UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVING GRAVE DANGER OF DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY FROM ENEMY ACTION. ONLY A COMBATANT COMMANDER CAN INITIATE A REQUEST FOR A BATTLE STAR.

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (MarAdmin 582/03) 5. THE CRITERIA FOR AWARDING THE SSDR TO MARINES AND SAILORS ASSIGNED TO MARINE CORPS COMMANDS OUTSIDE CONUS ARE AS FOLLOWS: A. COMPLETION OF A 12 MONTHS TOUR (CONSECUTIVE OR ACCUMULATED) AS A MEMBER OF A FMF COMMAND OUTSIDE CONUS. ONLY ONE AWARD MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR ANY 12 MONTHS PERIOD. ONE ADDITIONAL SSDR WILL BE AWARDED UPON COMPLETION OF EACH ADDITIONAL 12 MONTHS PERIOD. THIS CRITERIA APPLIES TO MARINES/SAILORS SERVING ON 36 MONTHS TOURS AS A
MEMBER OF A FMF COMMAND OUTSIDE CONUS. B. DEPLOYMENTS ARE NOT A FACTOR AND DO NOT PROVIDE CREDIT FOR ADDITIONAL SSDR.

I have been in charge of Marines who will go home on leave and will wear their dress uniforms out on the town with their family and friends. The Marines will also put on their "Libo Stack" (I am sure you fellow Marines know what I am talking about) because they think no one back home will know what the ribbons are for and will not question it.

Before I got out, most places that sold medals/ribbons made you produce an official form printed out from MOL that showed what medals/ribbons you were awarded. Other places only required the form when buying medals higher than the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Since medals/ribbons can be purchased online now, service members have free reign on what medals to wear, which is sad. I am sure the Marine is not aware this is a punishable offense under the UCMJ, Article 92 (Failure to obey order or regulation).
 

Playsinsnow

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Nov 17, 2012
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I have a friend who has a few medals etc that he wishes he never earned. Because of one conversation that made me oh so thankful I was too disabled(dumbasses) for service, I will NEVER ask what a certain something is on a uniform if I do not know. Rather, I will seek the details out elsewhere.

All you in the service know what dues you paid. You do not need someone "questioning" what you had been exposed to or weighing the difficulties faced in service, if any, and being subjected to comparisons with this guy my cousins neighbors girlfriend's dog once dated. He went over there. Once.

God Bless all of you. Also want to add that Wounded Warriors is a great foundation. Give what you can.
 

h0331ammer

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Jun 21, 2014
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This is an old topic, but since i just joined it is new to me. Does anyone else wonder why people who put forth the effort to pose as a military member doesn't put forth the due diligence to research what all the ribbons/medals on their chest mean and also cross check their dates of service? All this is easily accomplished using a search engine; it just doesnt make sense to me. This post has no other purpose than for me to vent because Stolen Valor pisses me off. envoyjoe, you still look young enough to actually join one of the services...ever think about actually putting forth the blood, sweat, and tears and becoming what you already think you are (yes, its rhetorical because i see he hasnt been active on this venue for a while)?

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mcsteven

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I am not a veteran so moderators if I don't belong here feel free to delete the message. I know I'm also promoting another group here.

It bothers me as well when I see the stolen valor. There is a shop here in Oakland where you can buy service ribbons and medals and it bothers the crap out of me they sell to everyone.

My Dad was a WWII medic and my Mom a volunteer with the USO. Going through his personal items 40-50 years after the war, I find that he was a silver star and purple heart recipient. I know the purple heart has been awarded to many of our service members.

While it's primarily for active duty folks, we could use some support at www.facebook.com/whosonboard, www.twitter.com/whosonboard1, or 1stclassupgrade.wordpress.com. Trying to get the airlines to upgrade service men and women to any unsold premium seating and hoping to work with the USO or hub airlines to get some cots available for traveling armed service personnel on layover. Feel free to stop by and share.
 

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