For all of these idiots stopping and harassing people claiming "stolen Valor," what they are doing is not stolen valor. Stolen Valor has 2 basis, (A) the person must be collecting some sort of currency or other material donations (we see some of them were collecting money and some were not) and (B) They MUST have claimed to actually have received a Valor Award. If BOTH of these prerequisites have not been met, they are not committing Stolen Valor. People are so stupid that don't understand the law but quick to accuse others. What they are guilty of is having low moral compasses for disgracing the uniform. But no actual crimes were committed with any of these. The cops would have more than likely come down on the people with the cameras doing the harassing.
military vets are so fucking lame...boo hoo your wearing a uniform that looks like mine...i served in blah blah blah and my blah blah blah died in blah blah blah...no one gives a shit. this is america we have the right to wear what we want and no one asked you to serve.
I'm not in the military but it pisses me the fuck off how these losers want to wear the militarys uniforms....people who have been killed!!!! you do not to deserve wear those uniforms. those represent people who have fought died and been dismembered for this country!!!! low life losers!
I know there are a few comments regarding this already, but having just watched the "original", I can confirm that the third video is pretty much a word-for- word exact copy (and a fucking hilarious one at that ;L) of another very popular stolen valor video in a shopping centre/ mall. The double chin was a particularly nice touch ;L
My favorite part is listening to the camera men stutter and say "i think thats where blah blah blah". They dont know half the shit either, but will stand there and yell at some dude wearing clothes. I mean they were brainwashed to police the world, only right they keep doing it when they are home.
Right from the get go the guy in the car confronting the Army vet keep saying “uhh you can’t be wearing BDUs ( those are ACUs get it right if your gonna play Mr. know it all, “wearing BDUs is against UCMJ”, umm actually no it’s not veterans are allowed to wear the uniform hell even non-prior service and civilians are allowed to wear it if they want, not suppose to falsely claim your a Soldier though.
who the fuck cares, since when is being in the army something to brag about? oh look at me i went to a country that was never a threat to my country and killed civilians. good job sucker. all of you should be arrested for not doing research and just go to wars that you dont know shit about. if you wanna go to war go against saudi arabia & myanmar
Stolen valor works both ways. I’d like to see service members and veterans quit allowing people to credit them for events they didn’t participate in.
For example: 9-11 is a day for honoring first responders, but presidents and others go and visit the military on that day. Not cool.
Fourth of July: that is a day to honor civilians who wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence. The military had nothing to do with it (and afterward it was civilians who fought against the British).
Then there’s Christmas and Easter with the commercials about soldiers coming home for the holidays, even though those two holidays ha e nothing to do with war.
The National Anthem: again, people say it’s about honoring veterans and such, but the pledge and anthem are to honor our nation, not the military.
We have Veterans Day and Memorial Day, and they are important.
It would be nice if members of the military would not let pop culture use them constantly for feel-good stories and commercials on just about every holiday.
By the way, there are plenty of careers that are dangerous and/or serve others.
Everyone who works hard is benefiting his nation.
You’re right, but it seems as if it goes overboard, and I believe the reason is that it makes it easier to convince American to go to war.
During the gulf war of 2003 we kept hearing “I support the president and the troops.” People became indoctrinated and we were supposed to agree with war in order to show our support for the troops.
Mike Fairbanks the military has a big influence on these. Like not being able to see family on holidays or like the fact the military is what keep our freedoms and right to have these days. I see what you are getting at but being in the military is a big sacrifice more ways than one.
Don't care if people do stolen valour as long as its not part of financial fraud, Its either civies trying to big themselves up or short timers with zero combat experience doing a wee bit of bullshitting. Seriously you people getting on your high horses.. They want to be you, just laugh at them and walk away... Always be the bigger man or woman or transgender darn the times are odd.
The guy in the beginning was a douche obviously they were veterans and they can wear BDUs all day long it only becomes stolen valor when they put a rank and a tab that says U.S (insert branch here). They were raising funds and not bothering anyone.