[quote="Dale_M, post:7, topic:204798"]
BTW, Stan, you are welcome. Thank you for bringing this topic up for discussion. :thumbsup:
We had this guy when I was in Germany in 1981 and he had a 4th Infantry Division patch on his right sleeve! Which means you have been in combat if you have a patch on your right sleeve. He claimed he was in Vietnam.
I listening to his BS because he’s younger than me and I was not old enough to be in NAM. My older brother is a Vietnam Vet, I’m a Vietnam Era Vet but I never served in Vietnam I just missed it.
I noticed that this guy’s pay voucher never came to the platoon office? On an army voucher on the bottom it has your total Time In Service [TIS] and even if you had a break in service it will have the total time; like if I was active duty two years got out for three years came back active duty for two years it would show four years TIS.
Well this guy took leave back to the world and as usual I would go to the Orderly Room and pick up the platoons pay vouchers; his was one of them! His TIS was only five years—no way in hell he served in Vietnam. I reported it the First Sergeant when the guy got back he made him rip all those combat patches off his uniforms.
And I cussed him out at the NCO Club ask if he wanted a piece me? .
[size=3]Now the story doesn’t end here:
This fool got orders back to the world, he goes in front of a promotion board; guess what? He has that 4th Infantry Division patch on his right shoulder. The board members ask him about his Vietnam War stories. When you go in front of a promotion board they have your field 201 file in front of them—of course there was nothing posted in Combat Zone in his file.
They busted him—like you said maybe it’s a psychological problem? I can understand a crook doing that to steal people’s money but this guy; I don’t have clue?[/size]