Skip to comments.DA: LIer dressed as soldier for flight upgrade
Posted on 06/27/2011 8:55:23 AM PDT by jdfromny
(This is the total article but apparently needs to be excerpted. Also needs account to be accessed. That's how the lamestream media forces you to read their version of the news.)
A Freeport man has been slapped with criminal charges after he tried to upgrade his flight at Kennedy Airport by claiming to be in the U.S. Army, prosecutors said Monday. Rock Diaz, 22, of Frankel Avenue was released on his own recognizance after his arraignment Saturday in Queens Criminal Court, the Queens district attorney's office said. The criminal complaint against Diaz said he was wearing a U.S. Army uniform, a POW patch, an American flag patch and dog tags when he attempted to board a flight to the Dominican Republic.
A U.S. Customs agent asked Diaz if he was in the military, the complaint said, and he responded: "Yes. I'm in the Army." But Diaz could not produce military identification and could not answer questions about his rank, where he was stationed and what his job in the Army was, the complaint said. "The defendant stated, in sum or substance, 'I'm sorry. I'm not in the military. I only did this to get upgraded to first class,'" the complaint said. Diaz was charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal impersonation. He was due back in court Aug. 4.
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Which major was he pursuing at Columbia University?
Oops, wearing your stripes upside down and your cap sideways will give you away every time!
How about the guy with Air Force uniform on, wearing the CIB? The pic was posted here a couple weeks ago. Got busted. Wonder why?
Lol, I missed that one. Thank God libs and crooks are so stupid. Makes it easier to spot ‘em.
Private First Class?
I'm asking an honest question to vets with better memories than mine. Say you are in one branch of the military, and earn medals distinct to that branch. If you separate from that branch, and enlist in a different branch, are you allowed to wear the medals you were awarded in your prior branch? I thought the answer was "yes, in certain situations", but cannot remember.
Does anyone know for certain?
Army Reg 670-1:
a. U.S. Military Decorations. A decoration is an award to an individual for an act of gallantry or meritorious service. Listed below in order of precedence are the U.S. military decorations authorized for wear on the Army uniform:
Medal of Honor (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distinguished Service Cross
Air Force Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Coast Guard Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Coast Guard Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Coast Guard Achievement Medal
Prisoner of War Medal
Combat Action Ribbon.
Thanks to both of you!