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Posted: 9/6/2004 9:46:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 9:48:28 AM EST by Dog1]
Today I was out in the yard, watering a couple of dry spots. I fellow pulls into the neighbors
driveway. He was driving a older Saab. He got out and the usual pleasantries were exchanged. He
then starts off like this-

”Are you in the military?”

Me-“No...why do you ask?”

Him-“Your haircut.” (I have a flatop. A hold over from my Law Enforcement days)

Me-“ No I was a cop.”

Him-“ Oh..I was Airborne...82nd.”

Me-“OK...” It was then that I noticed the 101st Airborne licence plate with the hand applied vinyl
letters that read ”82nd Airborne”

Me-“What’s with the 101st patch on the plate?”

Him-“No..that’s the 82nd patch.”

Me-“No it’s not..that is the 101st. The 82nd is 2 capital “A”’s back to back for “All Americans”

Him-“ No it’s not..that is the 82nd patch..I should know..I wore it.” Now he was getting kinda
upset


I press on Me-“With all due respect, you are wrong. The 101st was a Airborne Division that
was formed in 1942, using the "Screaming Eagles" patch, and later in 1968 transformed into a Air Assault division unitizing helicopters.
The 82nd was a Infantry Division, formed in 1917, in WWI. The name of the division, “All
Americans” stems from when the division was formed, that all of the soldiers were from all over
the U.S.. In 1942 the 82nd was reactivated and made into a Airborne Division. It’s the only
Paratroop Division remaining in the Army.”

Him-‘Nope you are wrong..that is the 82nd patch..”

Me-“What ever..have a nice day..”


Posers..if you have to do it to spice up your boring life...at least get the lie right...
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:48:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:49:13 AM EST
Sad individuals. But they can be entertaining.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:50:24 AM EST
Thanks..I knew that Military History degree would some day pay off....
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:51:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
GOOD JOB, my friend. I love to hear when those dumbasses get busted!

Outstanding.




+1

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:52:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 9:52:48 AM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:53:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:56:12 AM EST
Good job. Now if someone would just get to Kerry and ask him about his "service".
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:56:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
This wasn't at a guns show, between the beaniy abaies and the jerky, was it?

Edited to add: He didn't call himself SF_Chris did he?



Nope worse...in my front yard...

LOL..no he did not say is name..is SF_Chris black?...this guy was...
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 9:56:56 AM EST
Nice job.

He needs to do his homework before he even tries to spew lying crap.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:02:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dog1:
Today I was out in the yard, watering a couple of dry spots. I fellow pulls into the neighbors
driveway. He was driving a older Saab. He got out and the usual pleasantries were exchanged. He
then starts off like this-

”Are you in the military?”

Me-“No...why do you ask?”

Him-“Your haircut.” (I have a flatop. A hold over from my Law Enforcement days)

Me-“ No I was a cop.”

Him-“ Oh..I was Airborne...82nd.”

...

Posers..if you have to do it to spice up your boring life...at least get the lie right...




That's also a signal of a poser right there - that he's going out of his way to talk about his supposed service. There really was no reason for him to even mention his (supposed) service after you say that you are not military.

What an ass - people like that piss me off, and it is inexcusable when we are at war!! Why can't they just claim to be porn stars or millionaires like everyone else?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:06:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:07:52 AM EST
I usually just let it go, i would have asked him how many HALO jumps he had.

Sometimes I like to talk military so if I see a reason to bring it up I will. (hope that doesn't make me a wanna be)
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:14:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 10:17:53 AM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:20:41 AM EST
Several times, I've overheard guys at gun shows talking about "when they were in the military", and then stammer when asked a question. I guess it's just part of the gun-culture for people to somehow think that having been in the military gives them more "credibility" with regards to weapons.

Who knows ?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:25:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:30:47 AM EST
I saw a coup,e of wanna-be posers a couple of years ago spouting off about how they were 101st and that they were shipping off to A-stan the next morning. They had hair down past their shoulders, they were scrawny little twirps and everytime they told a chick who they were (supposed to be) and where they were off to, they saluted each other like Benny Hill. It was all I could do to not go up to them and ask them WTF, but it was quite entertaining to watch their pathetic act. Later in the evening, they did get a little too big for their britches and mouthed off to the wrong group of girls (who's boyfiends were in the bathroom) and left promptly before getting their asses kicked.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:33:26 AM EST
Did I ever tell you how I was a Barret .50 cal sniper in WW1 and nearly had a chance to kill the Kaiser?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:35:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:36:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:36:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
That is funny, I have on a couple of occasions been asked "you wadn't ever in da military was ya" by slugs who I have no beleif ever served.



I never ask (and generally don't care one way or another) unless I see someone wearing a Marine Corps hat or shirt - then it's more of a brotherhood thing than it is a challenge of their past military service.

I think I have heard someone trying to relate their military experience (or faux military service) when selling or buying a firearm (or telling someone else why they should or shouldn't buy a particular firearm) at almost every gun-show I have ever gone to.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:38:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:40:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
Did I ever tell you how I was a Barret .50 cal sniper in WW1 and nearly had a chance to kill the Kaiser?



Who me? I was your spotter, remember?




Oh yea, sorry my memories a little hazy after the militry performed super duper secret tests on me to make me the ultimate cyborg soldier.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:40:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
Did I ever tell you how I was a Barret .50 cal sniper in WW1 and nearly had a chance to kill the Kaiser?



Yeah, too bad me and my spotter got him first, huh?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:41:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 10:42:01 AM EST by JHaines]

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I guess it's just part of the gun-culture for people to somehow think that having been in the military gives them more "credibility" with regards to weapons.

That's actually funny that some people think that way.

If they only knew how far off they were. Sure I could tell you just about everything there is to know of the M60 - but there's no way in the world I could ever compare (knowledge wise) with some these weapons experts around here.

Some folks on arfcom will forget more than I'll ever know.

I'm not sure. The only advantage I can think of would be practical application in combat environments.


Definitely.

I have learned much more about firearms since I got out of the Corps than I ever knew when I was in.

I knew a lot about the M16A2, a lot about the M-47 Dragon, a little bit about the SAW, a little about the SMAW, a little bit about the M9, and had a cursory knowledge of the Mk. 19 and the M2 - but I was by no means an expert on any of them.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:44:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I was a door gunner on the Space Shuttle.



105 or 40mm?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:44:31 AM EST
haha, I fucking hate people like that. I have a couple friends that feel the need to lie about their lives in such a way. Needless to say, they're not really friends anymore.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:45:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I was a door gunner on the Space Shuttle.



GTFOH, so was my neighbor... wait a minute... there's no door gunners on the space shuttle. you're both liars!!

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:45:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 10:47:32 AM EST by triburst1]
I get so pissed off when pricks like you try to tell me that my iron on Delta Force T-shirt isn't real.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:47:37 AM EST
look man, I was so high speed that I was never "officially" in the military
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 10:49:39 AM EST
Sounds like the range I shoot at .

It draws allot of wannabes because they allow rapid fire and dont frown on Mill style weapons .
Sometimes the BS gets so deep you need waders
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 12:27:14 PM EST
I was a door gunner on the Space Needle...


Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I was a door gunner on the Space Shuttle.

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 12:31:07 PM EST
I'se so glad yu guyz let me post here. I was just a cook in the National Guard.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 12:50:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By QuietShootr:
I'se so glad yu guyz let me post here. I was just a cook in the National Guard.



Jordan Tate: So, what are you, like some special forces guy?
Casey Ryback: Nah, I'm just a cook.
Jordan Tate: A cook?
Casey Ryback: Just a lowly, lowly cook.
Jordan Tate: Oh my God, we're gonna die.

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:01:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:04:57 PM EST
Glad you put him on the spot, I hate runnung into guy's like that.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:32:56 PM EST

Hell, I won't even buy most Luminox watches. Was not, am not, nor will I ever be a Navy Seal.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 2:38:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rip_Roarin_Wacko:

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
Did I ever tell you how I was a Barret .50 cal sniper in WW1 and nearly had a chance to kill the Kaiser?



Yeah, too bad me and my spotter got him first, huh?




Bunch of lightweights arncha? Spotter? I didn't need no fucking spotter.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 2:48:21 PM EST
You should have asked him what color the boat house was.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 2:54:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I was a door gunner on the Space Shuttle.

Big deal. I was an In-flight Missle Repairman, but you don't here me bragging about it.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:16:19 PM EST

A guy I work with is like that. He is a civilian security guard, and talks about his 6 months in the Army, before his medical discharge, as if he were the greatest soldier of all time. I am forced to share an office with this guy, since I am temporarily in charge of the military security detail at our facility. The BS coming from him is nonstop.

He claims that one time, a pit bull was charging towards his kids, so he ran over, intercepted it just as it leapt into the air to bite them, and burst its chest open with a single punch.

Sigh.

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:22:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2004 3:23:59 PM EST by bblake00]

Originally Posted By QuietShootr:
I'se so glad yu guyz let me post here. I was just a cook in the National Guard.



Death from with-in.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:25:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:

He claims that one time, a pit bull was charging towards his kids, so he ran over, intercepted it just as it leapt into the air to bite them, and burst its chest open with a single punch.






That's so stupid it's actually funny. Throw an angry pit bull at him and ask him to demonstrate.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:27:06 PM EST
I had as a student the "Only woman ever trained as a sniper by the Marines".

Problem with that? She didn't know who Carlos Hathcock was, didn't know what day was the Marine Corps Birthday, and gave me a blank look when I made several references that anyone in their second week of MCRD would have known.

I don't know why people do that shit.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:29:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By mucknuggle:
I had as a student the "Only woman ever trained as a sniper by the Marines".

Problem with that? She didn't know who Carlos Hathcock was, didn't know what day was the Marine Corps Birthday, and gave me a blank look when I made several references that anyone in their second week of MCRD would have known.

I don't know why people do that shit.



hahahahahaha, that's hilarious
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:30:37 PM EST
Was his code name Special Agent Orange?
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:31:31 PM EST
I knew the first woman (WM) military policeman in the Marine Corps. She had the newspaper articles to prove it. She had to OJT for the job. The articles made much of her carrying a nightstick and whistle, but ignored the .45 in her holster, even though that was as visible in the photos are everything else.

I also meet lots of seal rangers at the fun shows. They don't have any articles to prove it, I think because their job was so top secret
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:35:21 PM EST
I met the owner of Bubba Gump Shrimp once.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:46:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:

He claims that one time, a pit bull was charging towards his kids, so he ran over, intercepted it just as it leapt into the air to bite them, and burst its chest open with a single punch.






That's so stupid it's actually funny. Throw an angry pit bull at him and ask him to demonstrate.



Actually, I once saw an uncle of mine do this to their own German Sheppard when the dog went berserk and tried to attack a small cousin of mine... Only it was a head punch and the dog got unconscious (then it got the needle, of course)
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:48:28 PM EST
HA! everyone knows the Space Shuttle used 33mm twin cannons in the tail gunners spot! posers!

I had a guy tell me, out of the blue, that he had been in the Army. I had been out for two years.
What'd you do? I asked.
Airborne-says he. Remembering the commercial I asked "You jumped out of planes?"
He puffed up, "Sure did."
"Who were you with?" asks I.
"the 101st Airborne Division"
"No way! I was in the 101st, i got out coupla years ago. What unit were you with?"
"I told you, the 101st"
"Division HQ? Them and the LRS are the only ones on jump status. What was your MOS?"
Guys getting steamed, as we are surrounded by his friends, "I told you, it was Airborne."
"OK" I say, finally realizing he's a total poser and not some ex-pogue yucking it up to look like he was a super force commando, "Airborne gets you a skill qualification designator on your MOS, Papa, it's not a job in itself. See, I was an 11Bravo, light weapons Infantryman. I had been a Drill Sergeant, so I had an Oscar designator. 11 bravo 2 oscar. Now what did YOU do?"
"I jumped out of planes man!"
"You're a fucking liar", I replied, somewhat warily, as he was bigger than I, drunker, and surrounded by his friends. I turned my back to him and started talkiing to one of his friends. The poser slunk away. he never mentioned Army stuff to me again.

Of course, i have the oposite problem. i am such a lame looking, social geek no one believes i did half of what i did. LOL. Karma is funny like that, i guess.

Link Posted: 9/6/2004 3:53:55 PM EST
As a Marine I can't belive the posers who I have met in the past years, what makes a person believe they can get away with lying-especially to someone who's been "there"???!!!!
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