downloadImagine having TWO stars on your CIB. That would require you to have been in three conflicts as an 11 Bravo line Infantryman. Three conflicts in which you traded fire face to face with the enemy. Three recognized conflicts I might add and the Afghanisraq Olympics only counts for one. That means, Vietnam, Gulf War I and Gulf War II. I’m not clear on this but it seems this fellow has THREE stars he”s pointing to. The Vet asking him is unaware three stars would have to either involve Grenada or indicate the Korean War as well.

Even if you were an 11 Bravo 10 grunt plinking away up in Da Nang or CRB in the last minutes of April 1975 and had signed up with a Pink Slip Daddy in mid 74 (on your seventeenth birthday), you would be a little long in the tooth by now- about seven years younger than me- or 57. That’s pretty old for humping a full sack and a 16. If you were poking around Seoul in 1952 at 18, that would make you 78 minimum.

I wonder if these Stolen Valor types think this through before emailing an order in to Medal of America? Meet SSgt. Yetman. Nobody at Ft. Lewis  has ever heard of him. Bad recordkeeping? The 2nd of the 75th-(Death From Above). Wasn’t that Rambo’s outfit? Fort Bragg, right? This guy couldn’t jump out of bed.


SSGT Yetman,  a slightly out of shape but very youthful looking fifty seven year old a Ranger in no apparent distress (yet) .

P.S. But wait. He was also a dead cop!

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  1. hepper74 says:

    I watched this fool trying to get away from the infantryman who was trying to pin him down on his obvious “wardrobe malfunction”. This guy needs to be the entertainment recipient, ie catching live rounds in his teeth, at Walter Reed.

  2. Clear Left says:

    “Let’s see now, 2 stars or 3? They must mean I’ve been in 3 different firefights. 3 looks good on me”.

    When you can’t even figure how to be a good wannabe…you’re really a Dud.

    Is there an annual wannabe convention where there hand out awards for the best/longest wannabe impersonation before getting caught? Dud-O wouldn’t get an invite I’m sure being the embarrassment he is to the wannabe reputation.

    Just my 2 cents.

  3. mmerwin1 says:

    An old Grunt0311 not too well informed as to Army rules or precidence of Badges and Medals am questioning 82nd Airborn involvement in 1965 involvement in Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic how does rate for CIB?

    • asknod says:

      Qualifying conflicts and periods[edit]
      The initial award of the CIB is authorized for award for the following qualifying wars, conflicts, and operations:

      World War II: 7 December 1941 – 3 September 1945
      Korean Conflict: 27 June 1950 – 27 July 1953
      Republic of Vietnam Conflict (qualifying service in Laos): 2 March 1961 – 10 March 1975 (19 April 1961 to 6 October 1962)
      Dominican Republic: 28 April 1965 to 1 September 1966
      Korea on the DMZ: 4 January 1969 to 31 March 1994
      El Salvador: 1 January 1981 to 1 February 1992
      Grenada: 23 October to 21 November 1983
      Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea: 23 November 1984
      Panama: 20 December 1989 to 31 January 1990
      Southwest Asia Conflict: 17 January to 11 April 1991
      Somalia: 5 June 1992 to 31 March 1994
      Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom): 5 December 2001 to a date to be determined.
      Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn): 19 March 2003 to 31 December 2011
      Subsequent awards of the CIB may be awarded provided the Soldier had met eligibility criteria in two or more of the following four periods:

      World War II: 7 December 1941 – 3 September 1945
      Korean Conflict: 27 June 1950 – 27 July 1953
      The Republic of Vietnam Conflict: Service in the Republic of Vietnam conflict (2 March 1961 to 28 March 1975) combined with qualifying service in Laos; Dominican Republic; Korea on the DMZ; El Salvador; Grenada; Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea; Panama; Southwest Asia Conflict; and Somalia, regardless of whether a Soldier has served one or multiple tours in any or all of these areas. The Republic of Vietnam Conflict Era officially terminated on 10 March 1995: 2 March 1961 – 10 March 1995
      Global War on Terrorism (Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom) and (Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn): 18 September 2001 to a date to be determined.

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