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Marine poser shows up at Airsoft expo (Must see pictures)
http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f41/marine-poser-everyone-must-see-37460/ ^ | November 23, 2011 | Raptor Brotherhood of Marine Corps Riders

Posted on 12/12/2011 6:07:47 PM PST by TSgt

No ****, there I was...up to my eyeball's assholes in plastic BBs, with airsofters as far as the eye could see.

OK, in reality, my company, Evolved Tactical Systems, had a booth at an expo held by Evike as a part of their parking lot sale this weekend. As we're showing our wares, I spy a young man in Marine Corps Charlies shuffling by my booth. Now, I was in the Army, not the Marines, but sometimes, you just know what wrong looks like. And this kid was wrong as two boys ****ing in a church on Sunday. I give chase. Dork is wearing a shirt that fits poorly and looks like he slept in it. His trousers aren't the right color of green. Belt is non-issue and goes halfway around his waist. Shoes look like he picked them up at a Payless sale. Then the kicker: he's wearing 2LT bars, with 4 rows of ribbons...TOPPED OFF WITH A SEAL TRIDENT! I engage..in conversation.

"Hey buddy, you in the Marines?"

The turd responds, while trying to decide if he should stand at attention or parade rest, "Uh, yes sir, I am sir."

"Who are you with?"

"Uh, the 331st Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Pendelton, sir."

And here I thought the only 331st out there was the Logistical Studies Group out at Ft Griffith. Guess you learn something new every day, right? I go for the head shot:

"So what was your BUD/S class number? Who was your swim buddy?"

"Oh, uh, I didn't go to BUD/S, but I'm assigned to SOCOM, so we get to wear the Trident."

Being the kind, Christian man that I am, I give the sinner a chance to repent.

"Are you sure you want to stick with that story? Nothing you want to change?"

"No sir, that's the truth."

"Well, here's the problem: You look like ****. Your uniform is ****ed up like a soup sandwich. Everything below your waist isn't even issued. I think you're a ****ing poser, and I think you're trying to score some free ****. You're lucky the police are over there (San Gabriel PD was just behind us, watching) or you would probably be in the middle of an ass whipping right now."

His response was the definition of weak sauce. "Uh, I'm sorry you don't believe me sir, but that's the truth."

"Really? Prove me wrong. What's your name? I'll call down to the admin office aboard Pendelton and confirm you're assigned there."

"My name is Sam Jackson, sir." I almost asked if he spoke English, but I was on a roll.

"OK, Sam Jackson, let me see your CAC card."

"Oh, we don't have to carry those when we're off post, sir."

"Bull****. Prove me wrong about everything and show me a CAC card that says you're a second lieutenant."

At this point, the Clifford from Evike pulled me away from our poor, mistreated child. Apparently, a crowd was gathering. I guess I was a little loud. Clifford asked me to step back and let him handle things, which he did in a much more professional fashion than I was capable of. The **** bag was kicked out, and now his pictures are getting posted everywhere I can manage. Speaking of which, here are the pictures:

Full Shot (my back is to the camera)

Close up of his ribbons

Yes, this ****head is wearing a mini-SEAL Trident, along with a Silver Star as his SECOND highest award (for those not in the know, the only awards that rate higher than the Silver Star are the Distinguished Service Cross {Navy Cross for USN personnel} and the Medal of Honor). Here's his complete list of ribbons, in the ****ed up order he's wearing them:

Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon (obsolete 1967) - Silver Star - Meritorious Unit Citation (Navy/Marine) - Joint Service Achievement Medal National Defense Service Medal - Afghanistan Campaign Medal - Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon - Combat Action Ribbon (Navy/Marine) Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon - Iraq Campaign Medal - National Defense Service Medal #2 (for a double dose of pimpin) - Army Overseas Service Ribbon Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal - Global War on Terrorism Service Medal - Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal - Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

Someone here has to know who this poser is. It is my mission in life to see him banned from every field possible, from every event possible, and from every team possible. I have no time or tolerance for posers, and especially not for ones of this magnitude. Apparently, he lives in the SGV area, and he likes to shop at Evike. Word is he plays at Tac City. Let's burn this ****er down.

He returned to said store today, and an employee confronted him. He posted this later for our entertainment.

"He came to the store today. I talked to him. Approached him as someone who was inquiring about him and his uniform. He told me he was part of the THIRTEENTH Marine Exp. Unit. He says he just recently retired and was attached to a SEAL unit during his career. I really was out of words cause it sounded like such bull****. I informed him I was joining Navy Special Warfare, and was just wondering about his service. He was really stumbling with his words and was very nervous. He was not wearing the uniform today."

Efforts are being made in the Socal Airsoft community (which contains quite a sizeable amount of ex-.mil) to make sure this ****er never shops, plays, or even breathes airsoft again.




TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: cosplay; phony; poser; shill; stolenvalor
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I saw this on a friend's Facebook page and found it a few other places but not on FR.

http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f41/marine-poser-everyone-must-see-37460/

This guy's so awesome he has two national defense ribbons!

1 posted on 12/12/2011 6:07:55 PM PST by TSgt
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To: TSgt

what a fraud. hope he was arrested.


2 posted on 12/12/2011 6:13:46 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: TSgt

This guy doesn’t even look like he could do a push-up. Gotta love his Irish Pennants.


3 posted on 12/12/2011 6:16:53 PM PST by mnehring
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To: TSgt
This guy's so awesome he has two national defense ribbons!

ribbons?....looks like he just likes the colors,he must like getting his a** kicked too....what a mess

4 posted on 12/12/2011 6:16:58 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TSgt

TOTAL FAIL!


5 posted on 12/12/2011 6:17:05 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: TSgt

Why would someone do this? Isn’t it against the law to wear a military uniform when one is not in the military.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 6:20:23 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Doogle
This dirtbag still takes the cake.

7 posted on 12/12/2011 6:20:30 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: TSgt

I know plenty of Marines who would punch this bung-hole in the stomach so hard he’d be doubled up for a month.
Like me, for example.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 6:21:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TSgt

This POS, f’ed from the ground up, kick to sleep candidate should have some real Marines do Riverdance on his sorry backside.

Unfortunately, this “Stolen Valor” is only a federal misdemeanor.

The only ribbons this guy should be weapon is on his back. From a cat o’nine tails.


9 posted on 12/12/2011 6:21:30 PM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: TSgt

This POS, f’ed from the ground up, kick to sleep candidate should have some real Marines do Riverdance on his sorry backside.

Unfortunately, this “Stolen Valor” is only a federal misdemeanor.

The only ribbons this guy should be wearing is on his back. From a cat o’nine tails.


10 posted on 12/12/2011 6:22:26 PM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: TSgt

LOL, a CIB w/t stars. and he’s just 18! LOL


11 posted on 12/12/2011 6:23:09 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: TSgt

LOL, a CIB w/t stars. and he’s just 18! LOL


12 posted on 12/12/2011 6:23:09 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: OldCorps

I don’t think they arrest them anymore unless they are trying to gain something from it. Didn’t the SCOTUS rule it was free speech a little ways back?

Ostracism and ridicule should work pretty well though


13 posted on 12/12/2011 6:24:09 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TSgt

Little putz deserves every asswhuppin’ that’s coming to him.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 6:25:02 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: OldCorps

He was part of the kindergarten recruiting program.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 6:25:16 PM PST by mnehring
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To: TSgt

Yep, he should be beaten senseless just for daring to wear an CIB with two stars. I wonder if he has a clue how rare that is.


16 posted on 12/12/2011 6:25:54 PM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Nope. You can buy uniforms. The problem comes with these fakes trying to get money and/or free stuff from pretending to be what they aren’t.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 6:26:32 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: OldCorps

Search keyword xavieralvarez for a real clymer. He lied about being in the U.S. Marines and that he was awarded a Medal of Honor.


18 posted on 12/12/2011 6:26:56 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: TSgt
*LMAO*
19 posted on 12/12/2011 6:28:03 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TSgt

I’ll be damned. Marine officers get to wear pleated Dockers these days!


20 posted on 12/12/2011 6:28:40 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: TSgt

Every time I see that photo I want to vomit.

If I had seen that in person it would have taken every ounce of my will power to not beat the living crap out of him, and I am not a violent person.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 6:29:36 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: TSgt
HOLY CARP!

I was a zoomie (just a cook, actually, last time around), and I didn't get get more than 2 1/2 rows of ribbons (including the 'I didn't get arrested in the last 4 years' one)... But...

Even I know that the left side of the ribbons must line up. Right side can go under the lapel, or whatever... but there shall be a gig-line along the left edge of the ribbons.

Maybe the Supremes believe stolen valor is protected speech, but we, the people, can out them and shame them.

/johnny

22 posted on 12/12/2011 6:30:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: TSgt

lol - I knew that pic would be on the thread if there were more than 10 posts.


23 posted on 12/12/2011 6:31:30 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: mnehring
Gotta love his Irish Pennants.
24 posted on 12/12/2011 6:31:30 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: TSgt

I’d actually “bump” him so hard you’d hear rattles


25 posted on 12/12/2011 6:31:38 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mnehring
Gotta love his Irish Pennants.

Yeah, and the green Dockers pants with the belt that just keep going around.

26 posted on 12/12/2011 6:32:05 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: TSgt

The star on his one award is upside down. His trousers don’t fit. And, his butter bars are misplaced.

And I’m AF and don’t know shTT about the USMC.


27 posted on 12/12/2011 6:32:11 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Holy mustache!

Faced with a criminal indictment, Xavier Alvarez pleaded guilty to violating the Stolen Valor Act . . .Alvarez had apparently made a habit of lying about his military exploits, telling people that he had won the Medal of Honor for rescuing the American ambassador during the Iranian hostage crisis, and that he had been shot in the back as he returned to the Embassy to save the American flag, according to the initial 9th Circuit ruling. A federal judge ordered him to pay $5,000, serve three years of probation and do community service. The aforementioned Stolen Valor Act levies a fine and/or a prison term upon conviction on anyone who “falsely represents himself or herself, verbally or in writing, to have been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the Armed Forces of the United States.” If you claim a Purple Heart, a Medal of Honor or any other particularly venerated decoration/medal that you didn't earn, you can get a longer prison term. The Washington Post, writing about the 9th Circuit Court's recent ruling, reiterated that Alvarez's lying is an established fact. There’s no question Alvarez lied. After winning a seat on Southern California’s Three Valleys Municipal Water District board of directors in 2007, he introduced himself by saying: “I’m a retired Marine of 25 years. I retired in the year 2001. Back in 1987, I was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. I got wounded many times by the same guy.”
28 posted on 12/12/2011 6:32:55 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Molon Labbie

Is it even a misdemeanor any more? I think I read some court threw that out on 1st Amendment grounds. I hope I’m wrong.


29 posted on 12/12/2011 6:33:12 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: TSgt
Some guys will do anything to get attention, try to impress. Wear Star Trec costumes, 2 National Defence ribbons, show make believe birth certificates.
When does it ever stop?
30 posted on 12/12/2011 6:33:35 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: TSgt
Some guys will do anything to get attention, try to impress. Wear Star Trec costumes, 2 National Defense ribbons, show make believe birth certificates.
When does it ever stop?
31 posted on 12/12/2011 6:34:01 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: GeronL

That is weird. I always thought it was against the law.


32 posted on 12/12/2011 6:35:34 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TSgt

There's so much that is screwed up here that I wouldn't know where to start.

I would've made him eat asphalt.

33 posted on 12/12/2011 6:36:36 PM PST by Semper Mark (Pray. Vote. Buy ammo.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I’ll join you. What a putz. Is that a SEAL insignia over his ribbons? The Navy needs the Marine Corps for many many things, but SEALS is not one of them.


34 posted on 12/12/2011 6:40:54 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: TSgt

holy #$#$!

look at the fruit salad on that guy!!


35 posted on 12/12/2011 6:41:52 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: FreedomPoster; Molon Labbie
"Unfortunately, this “Stolen Valor” is only a federal misdemeanor."

Yes, Stolen Valor was thrown out, but that pertained to awards and decorations. This shitbag's lieutenant bars should still have him criminally liable under 18 U.S.C. § 912 (Impersonating an officer of the US) if he tried to leverage any gain, benefit or advantage from representing himself as such.

36 posted on 12/12/2011 6:44:57 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Markos33
There's so much that is screwed up here that I wouldn't know where to start.

I hear ya...start with the t-shirt. Shouldn't it be a vee neck? Wait...when I got out in 87 it was crew neck, after it was vee neck because crew neck caused the Jordan bacon neck....

...all this from the same Corps that had us wearing white crew necks with cammies for awhile and then going to a green crew neck that turned brown when you washed it...God, I miss that...(non /s)

37 posted on 12/12/2011 6:48:40 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: TSgt
You guys, I think he's a 16- or 17-year-old Marine wannabe. Possibly trying not to be gay, to judge by the way he looks and stands. Beating him up is not the solution to a kid who's lying about being something good. The solution is to take him aside and show him that if he cleans up his act and behaves in an honorable way, he really could be a Marine and earn those medals. One kind and manly older guy could change a dumb teenager's life.

I know, I know--I sound like a mom. My boy really is going into the Marines this spring. The only reason he's survived high school and made his life a good one is that two US Army officers have kindly guided him during his teen years. Yelled on him a lot, but they helped him out. Otherwise he might be a jerk like this dumb kid.

38 posted on 12/12/2011 6:48:40 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: mnehring

he’s doubly good so awesome that he’s already accomplished becoming a LT with all those ribbons all under 4 years. Note no good conduct ribbon (solid maroon).


39 posted on 12/12/2011 6:52:29 PM PST by Hammerhead
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pls tell me that's not really somebody trying to pull a fast one... he doesn't even look old enough to have a ROOF let alone the rest
40 posted on 12/12/2011 6:55:27 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: IrishPennant
I hear ya...start with the t-shirt.

Let's start with an iron, the boy looks like he just crawled out of a dumpster. You don't disgrace my uniform looking like that. I make no apologies for it...I would've peeled his face off.

41 posted on 12/12/2011 7:01:51 PM PST by Semper Mark (Pray. Vote. Buy ammo.)
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What the hell is that? Nice pants, Percy. Who sandblasted your belt buckle for you? Same guy who issued you the Oscar de la Renta frames? Nice, Percy. Real FReeping nice.

When I think of all the mean things I've said about Marines over the years (all of them deserved, naturally) and I see something like that I want to make a crawling, public apology. That isn't a Marine. That never could be a Marine on his best day, and every one of us who had the honor to serve with a Marine would know that in a microsecond. What that miserable, puling, diaper-crapping thing in costume is I'd be banned for putting in print.

42 posted on 12/12/2011 7:05:14 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Markos33
In the "Bullsh*t!" response to his fibbing, I could almost hear THIS GUY:

LOL

Something way out of whack. I guess it is "cosplay" at its worst.

43 posted on 12/12/2011 7:06:45 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Bye bye Hugo (Chavez)...I smell sulphur approaching.)
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To: Markos33

Oh, he’s a wanna-be...not worthy of your angst....never gonna sit in a fighting hole with you. Poor dweeb could never get laid even parading around in poor attempts at Leatherneck garb....You and me? We joined up to defend God, Country, Corps...this little retard is part of Country...good, bad or indifferent. Feel sorry for him. Feel sad for him but remember we took an oath to kill for him too. It’s in our creedo...


44 posted on 12/12/2011 7:11:36 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: ottbmare

You make a very good point. He does look like a dumb kid trying to make himself more manly. Probably no father, etc.
Good to hear that your son was the recipient of the interest of some good men. Thanks to you for raising a man who’s willing to protect us.

Mrs. AV


45 posted on 12/12/2011 7:11:54 PM PST by Atomic Vomit (http://www.cafepress.com/aroostookbeauty/358829)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Hell I like you! You can come over to my house and !@#$ my sister!

LOL!


46 posted on 12/12/2011 7:16:05 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: TSgt

Okay, that’s ... mental illness, right there. Are we sure that’s a guy?


47 posted on 12/12/2011 7:17:46 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: TSgt

LOL! Yeah, that asshat was my all time favorite.


48 posted on 12/12/2011 7:18:19 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: TSgt

Is it me or are those ribbons in rather random order?


49 posted on 12/12/2011 7:19:57 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: TSgt

That guy behind him in the shades is pretty cute, though.


50 posted on 12/12/2011 7:21:37 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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