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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
not me. i don't know about when you where discharged, but when i was, i had to go to admin and spend about a hour or so going over the DD214 and other paper work. found a couple of things that were wrong.
All medals do not have serial numbers engraved on them.
Edit: I just checked, not one of my medals has a serial number.
originally posted by: Kali74
“American Sniper” Chris Kyle Distorted His Military Record, Documents Show
originally posted by: schuyler
I understand that. Did you understand what I said? Have you ever been in the service? Do you have a DD214? Do you understand that it is an extremely important document? It is a legal record of your service. You put it in a safe or safe deposit box and keep it your entire life. When my father died at 87 one of the only old papers he had was his DD214 from World War Two.
The DD214 reflects what Kyle said. Navy Records does not. Kyle DID NOT write his own DD214. Nobody ever does. You NEVER SEE your DD214 until you are discharged. Do you get that part? You NEVER SEE your DD214 until you leave the service.
Kyle and the DD214 AGREE. Navy Records does not. Kyle claimed to have gotten X medals and his DD214 REFLECTS that he got those X medals. Even though he never saw his DD214 until he was released from service, it agrees with what he said.
Are you beginning to get the picture here?
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
The lies about the medals are by far the least egregious of his fibs. Lying about killing Americans during Katrina or about killing 'carjackers' in some backwoods of Texas or about his alleged fight with Ventura show he had some underlying psychological issues.