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