There are few things that veterans hate more than civilians who pose as members of the military in order to earn sympathy. In this video, a veteran catches a man in uniform who has clearly never served, and he takes action immediately.
The man in uniform claimed that he had “joined the military yesterday” and had not been to boot camp yet, but that he was wearing his older brother’s uniform.
“Why are you wearing the uniform?” the veteran asked incredulously, according to The Blaze.
“Because I feel like wearing it,” the man replied. “This is all I have clean.”
The veteran then directs the young poser to read the bottom of the license plate on his car.
“What’s that say?” the vet asked.
“Disabled veteran,” the man read.
“What do you think that means?” the veteran pressed.
“You were in the military,” he replied.
“Yes, it does. You’re disrespecting the uniform that I wore, that I have lost friends in,” the veteran lectured. “And then you have enough nerve to come up to me and ask me for a cigarette wearing s**t like this?”
The veteran then ripped the patches off the young man’s uniform, but he quickly gave them back to him, telling the poser to “stick it in your pocket” and to never wear it again.
Veterans take the military uniform very seriously, and they have good reason to. That uniform is something that their friends died wearing, and that they risked their lives to protect. The bottom line is that if you have never served in the military, you have no business wearing that uniform for any reason.
God bless the men and women who put their lives at risk to serve our country every day!