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[–]Marc123123 4298 points4299 points  (55 children)

C'mon, he went to "places"...

[–]outlawsix 854 points855 points  (20 children)

Dark places!

[–]MrAbadeer 561 points562 points  (9 children)

There's a lotta things about me you don't know anything about. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand.

[–]Alien__Yes 2704 points2705 points  (61 children)

Was "special"? This mofo still special as shit.

[–]mentalxkp 196 points197 points  (17 children)

He was about to say Special Forces but that's not what the Marines call em lol

[–]BesottedScot 13 points14 points  (11 children)

Out of interest what do they? Jsoc or marsoc?

[–]seoulgleaux 35 points36 points  (10 children)


Edit: so you've got US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and under that is a special operations component from each branch and also a joint component (JSOC). MARSOC is the Marine component to USSOCOM while Special Forces is one of the types of units that the Army provides in USASOC which is their special operations component.

Sorry for all the acronyms, lol.

[–]ThousandSunRequiem 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Let’s be honest, you could have made that whole thing acronyms and anyone who’s served would hate themselves for being able to understand it still 😭

Edit: grammar

[–]Yellow_Dorn_Boy 17.4k points17.4k points  (663 children)

He served marines once when working at a BBQ joint.

[–]WhoCaresBoutSpellin 3231 points3232 points  (205 children)

Sir, we exclusively eat a steady diet of only the jalapeño cheese, belt fed ammo, rip-its, and if the mood strikes— goddamnit, yes— crayons.

[–]polialt 1016 points1017 points  (45 children)

The purples taste like grape AND I WONT HEAR DIFFERENT.


[–]suckercuck 206 points207 points  (2 children)

Looks like he served in Marlboro country

[–]morizzle77 694 points695 points  (385 children)

Mission BBQ would be so much better without all of the patriotic shit on the walls. I just want some slow cooked meat, not a reminder that the military industrial complex needs fresh new cannon fodder.

[–]CARLEtheCamry 264 points265 points  (58 children)

First and last time I went to try out Mission - this happened.

12 noon, middle of the lunch rush... Everyone working there stops what they're doing to sing the national anthem.

I was like... wtf. Looking around like an atheist during unexpected grace.

[–]Kribo016 189 points190 points  (26 children)

As a veteran I know you have the right to salute the flag without a uniform but my god do you just look like an absolute dweeb if you do it.

[–]Clurichaun 56 points57 points  (8 children)

Especially without a cover. Cmon.

[–]thedailyrant 11 points12 points  (12 children)

Never made sense to me why people would want to salute something. We used to have officers walk the long way past groups of enlisted so they can avoid having to salute back when someone yells “STAND FAST” and everyone comes to attention. I’ve physically seen higher ranks avoid me when walking towards me for the same reason.

[–]Schavuit92 107 points108 points  (7 children)

Looking around like an atheist during unexpected grace.

For a non-American, it's closer to an atheist experiencing one of those sermons where people speak in tongues n shit.

[–]Timithios 11 points12 points  (0 children)

As a nonaethist, those folks creep me the hell oit.

[–]BananaRepublic_BR 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The comments under the video and the comments in this subthread about the BBQ joint read as if they come from two different planets.

[–]mcconnells_gocccp 388 points389 points  (108 children)


Where I live, it’s unfortunately the only BBQ joint around. It’s alright - like a 6 out of 10 if any other decent BBQ joint were here but, being the only one in town, it jumps up several places.

That said, I still won’t go. Playing the goddamn National Anthem at lunchtime? What kind of performative bullshit is that? Caught me there at lunch one time. Never again.

Fuck that “patriotic” nonsense.

You want to honor the troops? Start holding the government accountable. Stop glorifying sending our kids to die for rich men.

I knew that place made me mad but just sitting here stewing on this - I realized I fucking hate that place.

[–]Bedbouncer 197 points198 points  (11 children)

Stop glorifying sending our kids to die for rich men.

I remember when the Vietnam Memorial (the wall) was built, and there was a picture of someone holding a sign that said something like:

I am a Vietnam vet.

I like this wall.

And if the design fails to inspire American kids to want to fight another war

I'll love it even more.

[–]KevlahR 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Or playing the national anthem at sporting events

[–]BennyProfaneSickCrew 82 points83 points  (32 children)

You don’t like getting your fresh hot food to then be peer pressured into standing for the entire Star Spangled Banner at 12 noon? They should have a microwave at each table.

[–]SidFinch99 162 points163 points  (21 children)

When I was in the military everyone would rush inside before the Anthem played so we wouldn't get stuck standing at attention for it.

[–]aubaub 69 points70 points  (5 children)

Yep. Can confirm this is a thing.

[–]Haunting-Function547 82 points83 points  (2 children)

My dad still ducks out to the bathroom at sports events, and it's been 40+ years since he served.

[–]NevrAsk 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I used to do that or run into a stairwell when i worked as a hawker vendor at sports stadiums, fans would get pissy that i didn't take my hat off

I'm there to work idgaf

[–]thebrucewayne 75 points76 points  (6 children)

In there once and an entire Qatari beach volleyball team was right there in the middle of the packed dining room eating their non-pork products. Noontime struck and the confusion on these guys' faces was priceless. The flag was hanging on the ceiling over them. An entire roomful of silent gringos are standing and glaring at them as they sat there shitting their tracksuits.

[–]MrInvestIt 12.5k points12.5k points  (1205 children)

I don’t get it, why the fuck do people do this? With a reporter too? Dumbass.

[–]B0ngBoI 5047 points5048 points  (578 children)

Street credit lol but lil guy got exposed

[–]JayGeezey 2364 points2365 points  (368 children)

But I mean... surely anyone that knows him knows he didn't serve? Unless he's been lying about it for decades or something, it seems like he'd instantly be caught, at least in his personal social circle... just so incredibly short sighted

[–]Astrolaut 234 points235 points  (34 children)

My mom's best friend was married to a guy 40 years, they had a room in the house with his uniform and medals, flags, honors of his parents and relatives, he had a whole timeline of his tours in Vietnam.

She worked for The Pentagon her whole career, so you'd think she'd be able to pick out a bullshitter.

After he died and she applied for benefits only to find out he was never in the military.

Edited to make it easier to read.

Second Edit I showed this to my mom and she says I'm wrong about some things. They were only married 25 years and he did serve during Vietnam, but only as a non-combatant. His lie was that he had multiple tours abroad as a combat soldier.

[–]letsgoridingyall 35 points36 points  (15 children)

So weird. WTF are people thinking when they do that?

[–]dankmeeeem 574 points575 points  (103 children)

For my entire childhood my Grandpa would tell us all about how he served in WW2 and about the Nazis, Japanese, etc. My parents, all of my aunts uncles, no one has ever mentioned any suspicions about his stories. Until this year on his 86th birthday I finally did the math and realized he wasnt even born in time to fight in WW2, let alone the Korean war. Now he collects Nazi memorabilia and talks about how we never should have left Vietnam.

[–]spacemanspiff266 245 points246 points  (27 children)

is your grandpa cotton hill?

[–]WildVelociraptor 14 points15 points  (2 children)

lol honestly, I...now realize Cotton Hill wasn't as a ridiculous character as he seemed. There must have been a lot of dudes claiming to have served in WWII/Korea that never did.

I mean he's ridiculously fucked up, but not fantastical.

[–]Fat_Daddy_Track 94 points95 points  (3 children)

Boss Baby parachuting into Normandy.

[–]idog99 69 points70 points  (12 children)

John Wayne syndrome.

Marion dodged every major war. Never served. Yet somehow cultivated this image of masculinity and patriotism

Overcompensated for this shame his whole life.

[–]Ziggy_Zaggins 1957 points1958 points  (58 children)

Nice of you to assume this guy has a social circle.

[–]fohpo02 430 points431 points  (23 children)

Or that they aren’t the type to do it

[–]KingAmongstDummies 156 points157 points  (13 children)

Or that they watch news at all, or specifically this channel

[–]MightyMorph 254 points255 points  (8 children)

their social circle is facebook groups full of russian bots, and dick pill sellers, fox news hosts and AM radio.

[–]jayprints 304 points305 points  (60 children)

My guess is this guy doesn’t have a lot of people, friends or family, still around to deal with him. Someone in my family is a serial liar and he has disconnected himself from everyone that would have been there to support him. Now he is very alone and sad.

[–][deleted] 98 points99 points  (2 children)

You go to these rallies to have the worse version of yourself accepted and confirmed

[–]MentallyMotivated 175 points176 points  (182 children)

He's been to some dark places, he can't say where.

[–]Outside-Flamingo-240 195 points196 points  (171 children)

He was in the Sniper Corps, they did black ops but he can’t talk about it. /s

^ that one is our favorite in our house. Ten years later, and we’re still laughing about that chump.

Also the amount of “snipers” we meet is shocking. Like holy shit, the entire military must be nothing but snipers!

Mad respect to the guy who said without hesitation that he was a REMF and also the neighbor who said he was MotorT.

[–]guestpass127 179 points180 points  (84 children)

Back when I lived in Tennessee, I'd say 2 out of every 5 dudes I met claimed they were in the Navy Seals or "special forces"

I swear there's like a million dudes in TN right now still going around falsely claiming they were Navy Seals, and it's like everyone just believes them out of reflex because they don't want to appear to slander anyone in the military

[–]AndyIsNotOnReddit 192 points193 points  (49 children)

I actually knew a guy in college that was actually a Seal, he had all kinds of receipts to back it up, medals all kinds of memorabilia from his time in the Seals.

But he also wasn’t the type of to brag about it, or really even bring it up. He was also hugely anti-war/anti-Bush, completely opposite of most of these chuckle fucks bragging about being a Seal.

[–]BSODxerox 98 points99 points  (29 children)

I’ve never met anyone who actually served who shoved it down my throat, lots of very chill (some occasionally not) guys but honestly it even came up and it wasn’t really gone into detail about. My assumption is the kind of personality it takes to make it in those kind of programs doesn’t lend itself to braggarts.

[–]Immersi0nn 72 points73 points  (11 children)

Don't forget that a large amount of them straight up rather not remember their time serving...I worked with a dude for 3 years having no idea he was in Afghanistan for 7 years, he randomly told me some stuff about his time there since we were talking about PTSD unrelated to the military. Some crazy shit man...I couldn't do it honestly. That was the only time I ever heard him talk about when he was in the military.

[–]Outside-Flamingo-240 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Yup. Calm but don’t like to talk about it with strangers.

Like, at all.

[–]Fat_Daddy_Track 12 points13 points  (3 children)

There are braggarts among ex-SF guys, but they're mostly doing it to make money. I suppose I can't blame them-I'd rather sell mugs than work for a living.

[–]BaboonHorrorshow 128 points129 points  (17 children)

Apparently they did a survey once and found that the amount of people who reported as Navy Seals amounted to more than 200% of the total amount of Navy Seals who served since the unit was founded.

[–]rofopp 70 points71 points  (11 children)

They also did a survey and 17 million people attended Woodstock.

[–]Ah_Pook 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I always liked "500,000 people went to Woodstock, and 10 million remember going."

[–]BellacosePlayer 23 points24 points  (0 children)

surprised its that low

[–]julian88888888 24 points25 points  (0 children)

their MOA was call of duty

[–]Research-Dismal 25 points26 points  (17 children)

They also serve, who only push paper.

[–]Outside-Flamingo-240 41 points42 points  (15 children)

Supply and logistics are kinda important, ya know?

[–]Freefallisfun 43 points44 points  (3 children)

My grandfather was logistics. Air Force, and joined when it was army air corps.

Fuck the pretenders.

[–]Eat_Carbs_OD 71 points72 points  (42 children)

Also the amount of “snipers” we meet is shocking. Like holy shit, the entire military must be nothing but snipers!

Funny how it's never a desk job or something.

[–]beachgirlDE 63 points64 points  (33 children)

My husband freely admits to riding a desk throughout his Air Force career.

[–][deleted] 65 points66 points  (2 children)

My cousin spent his entire career in the Navy, based in San Diego. He said "Hell, I'm a fucking secretary. I keep my nose clean too, because if you fuck up they put you on one of those big gray things."

[–]CanIGetAFitness 50 points51 points  (7 children)

Both of my sons admit that the biggest danger that they faced was frostbite from the A/C. They both had highly technical jobs in The Air Force.

[–]Nathan_Wind_esq 82 points83 points  (4 children)

Waffle House at 2am is pretty sketch

[–]Fickle-Lifeguard-571 73 points74 points  (2 children)

Because they didn´t think anybody would notice. A lot of these clowns started before the internet, e.g. in a dark age when it wasn´t as easy to debunk their claims. Hard to stop then, especially with a reporter and the possibility that his family friends will see it.

[–]aStoveAbove 1468 points1469 points  (226 children)

Because the last 50 times he did it, people thanked him for his service and didn't bother to ask questions. No decent person would lie about something like that so it's considered inappropriate to grill them about it. I'd imagine asking every service person "did you really serve?" will get you more fights than answers because its kinda fucked up to assume someone is lying about it, just as much as its fucked up to lie about it.

Then he did it the 51st time here, thinking she would just go "wow thank you for your service" and move on. Turns out he happened to do it at a real marine, and here we are.

Edit: to clarify, I'm not trying to say people usually don't talk shop when service members meet each other. I'm saying that this dude basically went years saying he was a marine to average Joe's, who wouldn't have any questions or way of knowing if he was lying or not. I assume it's super rude when someone mentions their service to ask them to "prove it" so this dude ran around lying for years. This lady was the first marine he did this to and I can tell because his face appears to have not been caved in (yet) by a real service member for lying and commiting stolen valor.

[–]mywan 547 points548 points  (178 children)

It might be inappropriate to ask "did you really serve?" But it's perfectly acceptable to ask where they served and other basic details.

[–]Chelular07 503 points504 points  (152 children)

1000% the first thing I ask when someone says they are a veteran is “which branch?” And then I ask about job/rank and duty stations. I come from a military family, this is customary and polite when meeting another veteran. The only people I’ve met who were cagey about answering were dishonorably discharged, or didn’t even make it through boot camp.

[–]fohpo02 254 points255 points  (61 children)

Dad was a nuke in the Navy, I can’t remember a time he ever met another vet and they didn’t have this conversation

[–]Chelular07 102 points103 points  (45 children)

Hell yeah! Was he a weirdo? All my nuke friends have been a bit weird and socially awkward and over all chill and nice, but it’s a running joke the second someone says they were a nuke everyone is like “ohhh that explains a lot”.

Do you know what kind of sub he was on? We have the boomers here where I live.

[–]fohpo02 80 points81 points  (21 children)

I mean, he was an nuclear and mechanical engineer. Trident class mostly, USS Alaska, retired as a captain.

[–]GoldyGoldy 65 points66 points  (3 children)

So… yes. Yes he is.

(J/K, I was a crayon-eater, and would happily buy him a beer if he’s ever in the PNW).

[–]Consistent-River4229 76 points77 points  (4 children)

When my niece was in Iraq and I was worried about her I would wear her USMC zip up hoodie. I had people come up and thank me for my service. I always said it's my nieces and they said tell her thank you. I couldn't even imagine thinking for one second to just let them think that.

[–]BananAssassin11 358 points359 points  (63 children)

My dad is one of those few exceptions that still has pride even though he didn’t properly serve. He went national guard to avoid the Vietnam draft and when he finished AIT and went to his unit had a clerk typist he grudgingly did it until a year later he ran into his brigade CO at his civilian job at a car dealership. My dad gave the BCO a heavy deal on a new car if he signed off on an early honorable discharge, which the colonel did. I would be okay with that if he didn’t claim to be a veteran who served honorably and finished his contract. Only thing he talks about is basic training being the pinnacle of his service and that he did his duty…

The worst part is when I got back from Iraq after serving for the whole year in 2009 his friends who were Vietnam veterans were wanting to talk to me and shut him out of the conversation which made him jealous. They said only real vets can talk now. After I went back to his place he said I never learned anything when I enlisted and that I’m not a real man and my service failed me. Fuckin’ petty

After that I stopped talking to him. That was back in 2011 and I haven’t reached out since

[–]BananAssassin11 135 points136 points  (20 children)

My job was 19D (scout) and I was outside the wire everyday for a year. Some days I had off but mostly out in the shit. He still claimed I wasn’t a man yet and blatantly asked me if I killed people and if I enjoyed it…

[–]SuckerpunchJazzhands 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Holy shit man that's some of the most insensitive and insecure shit I've ever heard. That really blows. I'm glad you made it back, though. I can only imagine what you dudes went through.

[–]Specialist-Quote2066 87 points88 points  (4 children)

I'm sorry your dad was so gross.

[–]GodsFavAtheist 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Jesus christ. This is the kind of shit you run into in movies like trainspotting. What an absolute garbage of a human being. I am sorry he wss your father because I bet growing up under him pushed you into the career you pursued and sound like you were decent at it considering you're back hopefully in one piece. Would have been wonderful if you got to pursue your real passion from the beginning, but I hope you are able to move on and find your own place in life. Good luck man.

[–]YourFaveNightmare 127 points128 points  (16 children)

America has a hard on for it's military, so this guy wants to feel that hard on pressed against him.

[–]sparklingdinoturd 181 points182 points  (5 children)

This is Yallqaeda's version of street cred... lying about serving.

[–]robilar 61 points62 points  (7 children)

People that are habitual liars and/or bigots often use strategies to avoid getting called out in their normal social circles (intimidation, surrounding themselves with equally-obnoxious people / enablers, railing against criticism under the guise of opposing wokism or cancel culture), so they become accustomed to not being held accountable. It is truly a shock for them when anyone asks them to provide evidence for their assertions or claims, which sometimes ends up just being awkward and sometimes dangerous as they lash out at the person they blame for that disequilibrium.

[–][deleted] 6936 points6937 points  (623 children)

She handled that stolen valor masterfully. Two simple questions anyone who has served should be able to answer: “what was your MOS?” And “where were you stationed?” She sniffed out that lying SOB and laughed him off with “this interview is over.” It could’ve only been better if they had placed his name on the screen.

[–]diverareyouok 596 points597 points  (107 children)

Some of the more intelligent people who do this do have a MOS memorized… but it’s always something amazing, special forces, etc. it seems like if they wanted to make it believable, they would say 92G (culinary specialist) or maybe 88M (motor pool transport operator). After all, who’s going to lie about that?! Although I guess the point is that they want people to be impressed with them, and a realistic job just won’t make jaws drop.

[–]BourbonGuy09 372 points373 points  (49 children)

It's dumb too because special forces can tell you their mos and where they were stationed. There are of course missions and details they won't give because it will give away how they operate, but not many special forces people are off the radar so much they can't say anything

They certainly aren't going on the news at rallys and telling people they can't talk about it lol

[–]-_AirBuddDwyer_- 305 points306 points  (11 children)

I was stationed in Niagara Falls with special forces. My commanding officer goes to a different school

[–]PragmaticPenguin85 67 points68 points  (20 children)

The Army always has a record of deployment, no matter how Top Secret your mission.

[–]Spec_Tater 23 points24 points  (2 children)

If you can’t say where you were, they’re going to give you something else to say. Someone who “can’t say” actually has an obligation to keep it secret, usually including the fact that it’s a secret. The answer is never “I can’t tell you” because that’s just too fucking obvious.

[–]probablynotaperv 143 points144 points  (16 children)

I went to language school with a guy, who while not technically special forces, deployed with them a lot. He would tell people he was in waste management because no one asks details about that

[–]enjoytheshow 2576 points2577 points  (361 children)

I was a DoD contractor for a while so naturally, a lot of coworkers were former military. Their lingo is so specific and so well known by the others who served, I don’t know why you would ever try faking it. It’s impossible

[–]IFromDaFuture 1326 points1327 points  (239 children)

My brother served for 10 years active duty. I agree 1000%. I've mentioned it to him 100 times that when hes talking to someone else that served, I can tell they both know it. Even if it wasn't mentioned and they're talking about completely unrelated shit. It really is pretty interesting

[–]insultant_ 304 points305 points  (203 children)

Can you give an example? I can imagine specific vocabulary, but does the cadence change noticeably?

EDIT: thanks everyone for the examples. I get it now.

[–]afseparatee 167 points168 points  (23 children)

When I was AF, my AFSC was 3E971. We are in charge of training other AFSCs in CBRN defense before they go to the AOR. Sometimes, I had to use a JCAD that detects Chems, or sling DFUs in our warehouse. We also control the bases EM program and staff the EOC and UCCs with EM reps.

[–]loslalos 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this example sir.

[–]IFromDaFuture 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Lmaoo holy fuck are you my brother??

[–]IFromDaFuture 735 points736 points  (140 children)

Vocab, mannerisms, changing to acronyms for shit mid convo, the way he discusses dates, times, locations, etc. Lol I know it sounds weird and maybe its amplified because hes my brother (were very close, so spend alot of time together) but it's just something I observe often lol. Maybe someone else can chime in

[–]ole_gringo 306 points307 points  (14 children)

We usually do the location/degrees of Kevin Bacon to see if we crossed paths. If this dude was actually a marine, they’d switch to which units they were at and, “did you know a blah blah blah…” to see if you have common acquaintances.

Also we just sniff each others butts.

[–]GizmoSoze 84 points85 points  (5 children)

So is my dog a marine or did you steal the tradition?

[–]ole_gringo 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Marines are Devil Dogs after all…

[–]mrindoc 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Does your dog eat many crayons?

[–]MichaelKilo 77 points78 points  (5 children)

I’d say most veterans can sniff out stolen valor in a pretty short conversation if they are taking about branches other than the one the veteran served in.

If they are lying about the branch the veteran was in then a couple questions and you’ll know.

[–]Adept_Investigator29 263 points264 points  (31 children)

If you're gonna lie, don't say marines. Good lord. Start small, like ROTC or something.

[–]Tossing_Goblets 2190 points2191 points  (49 children)

The way he grabs her arm when he realizes he's trapped.

[–]neoyeti2 122 points123 points  (1 child)

Then she pulled back when she knew he was full of shit.

[–]34TH_ST_BROADWAY 591 points592 points  (22 children)

Props to him for not squeezing as hard as he can the way he must do to his wife and or kids at home away from cameras.

[–]MrScorpio 131 points132 points  (5 children)

His wife and / or kids are likely not ex-Marines.

[–]jettikik 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I didn’t notice that and now I want to throw up. wretched behavior getting into her personal space like that

[–]Nathan_Wind_esq 628 points629 points  (39 children)

This guy reminds me of a turd I worked with before I joined. Dude told everyone he was all kinds of shit. At the time, I didn’t know anything because I had not served. But then I joined and within a short time I knew he was full of shit. He told us he was career army (retired) and was special forces but also a navy seal and a recon marine. I thought well fuck…that guy is captain America. But I still questioned him…if you’re army, how are you going to seal and recon school? He had an answer for everything. But what I learned after joining what was likely the biggest red flag was how he literally talked about top secret missions every day. Always wished I would run into that dude again but never did.

[–]2beatenup 194 points195 points  (1 child)

Obviously he’s on a secret mission… duh

[–][deleted] 99 points100 points  (18 children)

I worked with people who did some of those secret missions — not ninja-style in a Van Damme movie like these halfwits assume, but out of a SCIF in some nondescript building in DC. They never, ever imply they participate in any secret shit. That’s like red flag number one. The amount of bullshit you’ll have to deal with if you’re caught announcing you’re Jason Bourne is not worth it. Plus you’ll look like an asshole in front of your peers. And lose your sweet clearance-only gigs.

[–]Nathan_Wind_esq 39 points40 points  (10 children)

I may have been in a scif or two. I even had a role once, many years ago where I worked in a building in northern Virginia just a few miles from DC. There were a grand total of 15 people who could come and go in the building I worked in without escort. I was one of them. It was so top secret, we couldn’t have janitors because they would have to get a very high level clearance just to be in the building. So they would get clearances for janitors and within a week, the janitors had better jobs because of the clearances they just got. So we literally had to take turns collecting garbage and cleaning the floors, bathrooms, etc. It sounds high speed and while I can’t talk about the particulars of what went on in that building I can guarantee it was the total opposite of Jason Bourne type stuff. It was very mundane and boring.

[–]bnonymousbeeeee 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Heh, nobody's going to sanitize a 500 person scif for daily cleaning either, that's what Jr enlisted with clearances are for. Read-in rooms just suck less because there are less trash cans.

[–]Gayfish350 383 points384 points  (4 children)

I was.. special..

Well you still are

[–]manny_heffleys_demon 16 points17 points  (0 children)

What's funny is this: if you are in the military, you have a mos. Not an option to not.

[–][deleted] 126 points127 points  (23 children)

Everyone who has ever served remembers their rating/MOS/AFSC. For me it was Army 94B and Air Force (ANG) AFSC 3COX1

[–]Superlite47 1486 points1487 points  (252 children)

MOS = Military Occupational Specialty

Your MOS is drilled into you from day one. It is what you become.

I was a 19K that reclassified as 11B when I got off active duty and went to the reserves, as there were no armored units within a 12 hour drive of home.

If you ever encounter a fucking "hero" that doesn't know their MOS, you're dealing with a liar. The dumbest boot will forget their first name before they forget their MOS.

[–]Spazic77 337 points338 points  (58 children)

I like to tell people that I was a 25 Universal fuck up. Most people who know the 25 series would probably agree.

[–]Superlite47 273 points274 points  (44 children)

I had to look 25U up.

"Signal Support"....

Sounds very "tech-y".

Never trust an MOS where you can't tell what kind of weapon they use.

19K? Cannon. 11B? Rifle. 13M? Rockets. 31B? Pistol.

72B?......Ummmm......??? Must be some fucked up shit. Weird motherfuckers.

[–]Spazic77 303 points304 points  (28 children)

Yup, 25u is mostly just called "Commo" and we carry an M16, an SKL and a hard drive full of porn.

[–]jestr6 97 points98 points  (13 children)

Don’t drop the load

[–]Spazic77 65 points66 points  (6 children)

I dropped so many loads.

[–]Spazic77 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Actually, funny story. Me and my buddy were being stupid privates and we're tossing around an ANCD (If the SKLs kinda look like a shitty game boy then the ANCD looked like a really shitty calculator) and instead of catching it he fucking wiffs it. It cracked along the back, pooped out the battery and completely lost its fill. We had a blast explain that mess to the BDE S6. Apparently we were supposed to take care and maintain our comsec equipment like fucking losers.

[–]INVERT_RFP 71 points72 points  (81 children)

Indeed. 11b here myself. I know Navy and AF use different terminology, but most Marines understand MOS.

[–]Gishin 44 points45 points  (29 children)

I had an AFSC, not an MOS. But my AFSC (1N0) was equivalent to 96B (though I think it's changed since then) and Navy IS. I worked in a few joint environments so I had know every service's ranks and jobs. Shit can get confusing.

[–]MrCarey 33 points34 points  (24 children)

I will say that I never told people I'm a 1A2. I just said/say I am/was a loadmaster. Air Force doesn't really do that, so when literally any other branch asks me what my MOS was, it kinda throws me off and I just say I was a C-17 Loadmaster.

But yeah, anyone from the Army or Marines would spout off their MOS right away.

[–]fadingthought 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I was a 1A2 as well. Other branches give you a blank stare if you say that, but they all know what a C-17 loadmaster is.

[–]typi_314 18 points19 points  (24 children)

Navy terminology is “rate” with a two or three letter acronym for the job. DC = Damage Controlmen aka ship firefighter for example.

[–]LetsTryAnal_ogy 49 points50 points  (11 children)

I got out 30 years ago and still know my MOS (88H) and guess what, when they ask you where you served, you can always state your home duty station. Mine was Ft. Eustis, VA, but if I wasn't allowed to tell you where I went to do clandestine stuff, I can still say Ft. Eustis, VA. And for the record, my MOS wasn't anything exciting so no clandestine stuff for me, but you get my point.

[–]treedolla 13 points14 points  (3 children)

"My MOS isn't even exciting."

Sounds exactly like what a former black ops would say. Now you have to double down and claim you've "flown places" to throw people off your trail, like the guy in the video. No one believes he even served, now. Perfect cover!

[–]DemandImmediate1288 2261 points2262 points  (84 children)

15 seconds for her to sniff him out. "This interviews over."

Edit:. It was brought to my attention this was part of a Livestream and OP simply cut it to make that reporter seem savvy and smart. She did, in fact, continue to interview him on his faithful 'secretive' service. Reporter integrity is pretty thin at a trump rally!

[–]Steph2145 354 points355 points  (11 children)

The movie Universal Soldier was based off of this guy.

[–]flyguydip 123 points124 points  (7 children)

Dang it! You just blew this guy's cover! That was classified!

[–]Knotfloyd 458 points459 points  (42 children)

If you watch more, the reporter didn't actually challenge him OR stop the interview. This clip cuts off at exactly the right moment to give you that impression, which is super scummy of OP.


It's a livestream in progress so I can't give exact time-code, but this moment happened about 5 hours & 5 minutes ago on the stream.

She jokingly says "this interview is over" and then pats him on the arm and continues asking questions based on his "experience" in the military in South America.

[–]DemandImmediate1288 147 points148 points  (11 children)

Damn. I didn't have the stomach to look through the whole stream after I saw her interviewing The Pillow Moron. Changed my whole perception about that 'smart' reporter.

[–]Captain-Ireland88 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I just looked and they’re still talking to the pillow moron

[–]Marine__0311 131 points132 points  (5 children)

She's not a reporter, she's a T-trump lawyer moonlighting for RSBN, a right wing media outlet that covers trumptard rallies. She's a piss poor lawyer, an election steal conspiracy nutjob, and former OAN host and all around scumbag.

[–]ZalmoxisChrist 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I just joined the live stream right as Mike Lindell said, "We took the best pillow in history and made it even better." Now they're talking about sticking Bible verses in the pillow packaging. I'm out.

[–]Brad_Brace 92 points93 points  (11 children)

He served with Project Montauk, I'll have you know. Got deployed to Carcosa. Fought future Nazi ghouls under the broken Moon. Got stationed in lake Vostok, guarding the Visages. Moved adrenochrome with North to finance the Pleiadian uprising, that's how he knows it's true about the kid farms under Cheyenne Mountain. He was there when Obama had to chose between The Oath and losing his soul or leaving for Hawaii under a new identity and letting a cyberclone rule in his place. He saw Trump, bare handed, fight the Sabaoth in the White House's Backrooms, and win. He has seen, in a potential will-be, the Soviet Supermarx crush the skull of The American Dreamer under its boot, and he cried manly tears as he emptied his laser magazine on the Venezuelan MS-13 Hordes.

[–]happymatt207 51 points52 points  (6 children)

These stolen valor clowns love to use the old line "I can't talk about it".

[–]DragonVet03 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Probably did "classified stuff" that he cant talk about. Usually what the liars go with when pressed.

Edit: people seem to think I'm on his side? Maybe the sarcasm didn't come through very well in my comment?

[–]SplendidAngharad 314 points315 points  (46 children)

I can’t believe she let him off the hook and ended the interview.

[–]Jombafomb 546 points547 points  (12 children)

She let him off the hook because she’s a reporter for an ultra right wing “news” channel that does nothing but go to trump rallies and celebrate him.

[–]Chiyote 157 points158 points  (6 children)

I’m actually surprised this made it on air.

[–]KINGxDMND 84 points85 points  (3 children)

Well it is live. Be kind of weird to cut a live interview right in the middle

[–]klystron1837 537 points538 points  (35 children)

I’m a retired Vet. A few years ago, I went to Publix and there was a table set up in front, there were two guys in unmarked cammy’s selling hats and other military trash. When I came out, I asked them a couple of questions, they both said they were Army and I quickly deduced they were bogus and so was their charity. I went to my truck and called 6 fellow retirees that lived close by. They all came, and we surrounded the assholes until they packed up and left.

[–]mintyfreshismygod 122 points123 points  (1 child)

Thank you. That these asshats get "tolerated" allows it to continue.

[–]Kryptosis 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Problem is not everyone can do what he did. You need the experience to be able to call them out and be righteous in it.

It would be fuckin awful to accuse a real vet of stolen valor. And if I wasn’t a vet while trying to enforce it? Woof kill me now.

[–]DefenderNeverender 58 points59 points  (3 children)

OH my god I wanted this to happen just the other day, but I am very much *not* military. My father and grandfathers served, I never had the guts. So I don't know the terminology very well. But There were two older guys outside the grocery store asking if I would donate to injured vets and that's a cause I can totally get behind, but I casually asked only two questions - where were you stationed, and what did you do (they both had on marines hats). Neither one could say anything I even remotely understood as accurate, with one saying - as mentioned above - "special ops". That's when I remembered the term MOS and got absolutely nothing from either. I wish someone like you could have shut them down because they were collecting cash like Girl Scouts selling cookies, but I am 100% sure it wasn't legit.

And thank you for your service. All of you real ones.

[–]sambolino44 24 points25 points  (2 children)

“The reason there’s no record of my service is that it was all black ops. Behind enemy lines with no official acknowledgment. I could tell you more, but I’d have to kill you.”

[–]ArmchairPancakeChef 24 points25 points  (7 children)

MOS = Military Occupational Specialty Easiest way to spot a BS artist.

I wasn't a Marine but I know that from a clerk typist to a mess cook, all Marines are Riflemen first and foremost.

[–]Fair_Acanthisitta_75 20 points21 points  (1 child)

And the lie detector determined that was false.

[–]Usedcumsocks 60 points61 points  (4 children)

He didn't serve nor did he serve💅

[–]grymmy_bear 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I'd love to see the next couple minutes after it cuts off when he dawns on him he's busted. What a turd.

[–]mightylordredbeard 21 points22 points  (5 children)

As a Marine vet: there’s absolutely no MOS or job that qualifies as something someone “can’t talk about”. It’s the military. Not the CIA.

[–]gin_bulag_katorse 250 points251 points  (10 children)

I was in the navy. Old Navy. I served in the mall. Edit: Thanks for the award, kind stranger!

[–]Just-Upstairs4397 19 points20 points  (0 children)

oh really what planet were you on

that’s top secret ma’am

[–]WonderfulResident706 17 points18 points  (3 children)

That’s bold as hell to make up a whole career and do absolutely no research at all.

[–]JudgmentOk9775 13 points14 points  (3 children)

What else do you expect from a dussbag that supports a five time draft dodging super coward.🤡

[–]DarthGuber 45 points46 points  (6 children)

Fuck that guy. He's too much of a crayon eater to have been a crayon eater.

[–]BernieTheDachshund 12 points13 points  (1 child)

The ticker tape at the bottom lol. More bs.

[–]PuzzledRaise1401 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Having met Marines, and old vets in general, there’s nothing they love more than rattling off their MOS, Unit, and duty station. They will sit and recount details from missions and love nothing more than comparing notes.