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Darkshaman
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Posted - 03/30/2012 :  10:32:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Blackguns

It is always the little things that get these guys. One time I was listening to a guy talking about his confirmed sniper kills at Guantanamo, the stories sounded a little fabricated. I asked him what unit he was a part of and he says Marine "Forest Recon." He had obviously misheard the Force part, so I told I knew a guy who was part of the "Beach Recon" team, which he had worked with! That is usually the best way to bust these guys. Just make something up and when they confirm it you know they are full of sh@#t!



In my expirence with fakes, they almost ALWAYS claim that they are getting a percent disability pay that does not exist. If they say anything other than a factor of 10% its a lie. And below 20% total is a lie. In other words they pay 30% 40% 50% 60% and so on. Well i can't even tell you how many people have tried to tell me they are getting 55% of 78% or even 20% VA dont pay from 20% and below. Its BS. And to be honest i don't even find it funny anymore its literally sickening to see people claim they are something they're not.

Edited by - Darkshaman on 03/30/2012 10:34:15 PM
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CbtEngr01
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USA
3441 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2012 :  9:44:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fakes are out there. In my experience the "fakes" are actual veterans telling stories that were not thiers. Kinda like when someone tells somebody else's hunting story as thier own. We went to a base in Balad Iraq and watched a movie( I felt so spoiled), before the movie, there was a video of a 2 star that had some good advice. I dont remember everything he said word for word, but he said( and I'm probably paraphrasing here) "when you go home tell your stories, but stay in your lane."
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BobSm
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9 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2012 :  7:12:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's been a while, but the skill identifiers for junior officers are different. Now that you jog my memory, I was an "11AC5S", the "11A" being basic infantry, the "C" being at least one tour in a mech outfit, and the "5S" being airborne-ranger qualified.


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crash2usaf
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2779 Posts

Posted - 12/20/2012 :  2:15:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seal snipers!! Apparently they are abundant in the south... in the first gulf war... I asked one how old he was and did the math he woulda been in 8th grade at that time!!! He was pissed that I called him on it when he was hitting on a woman in a room full of people..

Dont get me wrong there are plenty of good seals/snipers born and raised in the south (texas makes a lot of them for some reason)... But damm for every one there are 100 liars
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CoolhandLuke
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USA
8194 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2013 :  9:48:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just posted this in another thread any how, Get over it for sure there is 50,000 navy seals in bars across America any Friday night. I would take it as a complement





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kdixon
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USA
54 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2013 :  9:58:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
its funny that the only ones you can trust right off the bat are mechanics,cooks, truck drivers, anyone almost that was not elite. All others I just listen and wait for the slip, most don't know the 4th point of contact which is where their head is.
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Sam06
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Posted - 02/25/2013 :  12:24:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BobSm

It's been a while, but the skill identifiers for junior officers are different. Now that you jog my memory, I was an "11AC5S", the "11A" being basic infantry, the "C" being at least one tour in a mech outfit, and the "5S" being airborne-ranger qualified.





Bob, When were you in the 5/87?

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torosapo
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USA
4037 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2013 :  6:45:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Darkshaman

quote:
Originally posted by Blackguns

It is always the little things that get these guys. One time I was listening to a guy talking about his confirmed sniper kills at Guantanamo, the stories sounded a little fabricated. I asked him what unit he was a part of and he says Marine "Forest Recon." He had obviously misheard the Force part, so I told I knew a guy who was part of the "Beach Recon" team, which he had worked with! That is usually the best way to bust these guys. Just make something up and when they confirm it you know they are full of sh@#t!





Not so fast there Darkshaman. Almost 14 yrs active US Navy I get 10% VA disabilty for hearing loss. It went up $2 this year for a total of $129. The worse poser I met was wear a Seal Trident lapel pin, running for office. I reported him to an active duty Seal I knew. His name never showed up on ballot.In my expirence with fakes, they almost ALWAYS claim that they are getting a percent disability pay that does not exist. If they say anything other than a factor of 10% its a lie. And below 20% total is a lie. In other words they pay 30% 40% 50% 60% and so on. Well i can't even tell you how many people have tried to tell me they are getting 55% of 78% or even 20% VA dont pay from 20% and below. Its BS. And to be honest i don't even find it funny anymore its literally sickening to see people claim they are something they're not.


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I'm just a poor bummer trying to make a dime without payin' the government a dollar. I think I figgered it out how, LIE to them, they been doing it to us for years.
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Edited by - torosapo on 03/19/2013 4:09:21 PM
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nards444
Flaming Liberal

USA
4436 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2013 :  2:12:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After being out a few years this is what I have noticed. Everybody that find seems to have been a Ranger, SF, something. What I usually find is that people that come out right away talking about it are probably full of it. The guy that says yeah I was in, and then down the line mentions his unit is probably telling the truth. Ive been to Iraq and Afghanistan and can for the most part tell if somebody is bs me. now for other conflicts I dont know.

I always respected others badges achievements etc, but never thought they were above me regardless if they were ranger or not. Because when it came down to it we were on the same team, there were things they could do that I couldnt do and vice versa.

And to be honest while in Iraq SF did nothing to benefit me or my unit in particular, but I do remember helping them a few times. So my hats are off to anybody that does something above the norm, but do I really care, no probably not.
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