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vietnam era veteran

If a person is not a vietnam veteran but just a vietnam era veteran why even put vietnam in the story? Why not say former Marine? What narrative was the writer trying to push by putting vietnam in a non-vietnam story?

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Senior Contributor

Re: vietnam era veteran

a since edited story:

http://archive.is/3ZjhV

 

"In a previous interview with Phillips, he told Indian Country Today that returning from Vietnam was not easy as a veteran. “People called me a baby killer and a hippie girl spit on me.”"

Veteran Advisor

Re: vietnam era veteran

It's about "street-cred", which he has now lost.

Veteran Advisor

Re: vietnam era veteran

Somewhat interesting --  I didn't watch the video

 

https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/news/well-known-navy-seal-don-shipley-obtains-nathan-phillip...

 

"Shipley then describes the DD-214 in which Phillips has served as a private and exited the service as a private and received one medal. He also shows that Phillips went AWOL and was stationed in Nebraska and California. He had also served as a ReferMech or Refridgerator Mechanic."

 

“Don Shipley got the DD-214. Self-described "recon ranger" Nathan Phillips was a rifleman for two days and a refrigerator mechanic in Lincoln, Nebraska and El Toro, California the rest of his service. Retired a private.”

 

 

Senior Contributor

Re: vietnam era veteran

Same reason we continue to call World War 2 vets or Korean vets, even if they never saw combat 

Senior Contributor

Re: vietnam era veteran

Kind of like tom harkin claiming to be a 'nam vet, when he never was. 

Senior Contributor

Re: vietnam era veteran

Maybe he said he was a freon ranger and was misunderstood.

Honored Advisor

Re: vietnam era veteran

Wait a minute!!!  So, Nathan Phillips was AWOL????   Schurrbart will certainly unleash his wrath on that Liberal Indian for that.   I`m gonna pop some popcorn.

Veteran Advisor

Re: vietnam era veteran

I seriously doubt that you could get a copy if someone else’s DD214.
Veteran Advisor

Re: vietnam era veteran

Shipley is a liar. He would not be able to get someone else’s dd214