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Watch Some Marines Confront a Man Impersonating An Army Sergeant Major
IJReview ^ | 7/23/14 | Kevin Boyd

Posted on 07/21/2014 8:33:05 PM PDT by Nachum

At a military funeral this weekend in West Palm Beach, Florida, a couple of possibly retired Marines confronted a man dressed in a U.S. Army dress uniform. At first the conversation, posted on the Facebook page U.S Army W.T.F! moments, is cordial, then the Marines started to get suspicious of the alleged “sergeant major.”

During the conversation, the Marines catch him in one too many lies about everything from violating uniform code to wearing the wrong ribbons and medals. The man also called himself a sergeant major, a military policeman, and a special forces operator.

He also claims to have won a Bronze Star with a “V” for valor for saving one of his men from killing himself. Well according to Rare, it got a little heated:

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KEYWORDS: army; confront; marines; sergeant

1 posted on 07/21/2014 8:33:06 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Another site that blocks video for me.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 8:44:42 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Nachum


3 posted on 07/21/2014 8:48:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Nachum

Here is the direct link to youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLcHNhAYvRE


4 posted on 07/21/2014 8:48:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Nachum

I *love* how those two Marines just keep giving the guy enough rope to hang himself, needling him just enough to keep talking.

“I’m an MP also” LOLOLOLOL!!!

What a doofus.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 8:50:47 PM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The one at the bottom looks more like a parody than an impersonation, as if he were a Major-General from the Weimar Republic or something.

The guy at the top just looks like a really sad human being.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 8:55:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nachum

This was funny.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 8:56:56 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Nachum

Yeah the guys a complete fraud but he’s still far more genuine than his president.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 9:08:00 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: GeronL

GeneralFeldmarschall von Mackensen

9 posted on 07/21/2014 9:09:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Words cannot describe that first idiot. I do recall that moron and can’t help what think he believes the ones that earned those stripes or medals went through to get them.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 9:10:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storarned m chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Nachum; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty/Retiree ping.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 9:10:20 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Nachum

Did one of the “confronters” say that he was “pretty sure that was a Philippines combat ribbon”, and the imposter tried to defend it?


12 posted on 07/21/2014 9:10:22 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Nachum

And the doofus SC has ruled that this is free speech, striking down the stolen valor act. They also ruled that you are not required to tell the truth.

Waitibg for that to be used in a trial defense.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 9:12:56 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Nachum

Not only a fraud, but a flaming clueless one!


14 posted on 07/21/2014 9:13:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But that name is not funny enough. :p


15 posted on 07/21/2014 9:15:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nachum
I watched part of this, and credits to the Marines who asked this imposter the questions (the Marines showed restraint and persistence at the same time.)

For starters, the U.S. insignia for US Army enlisted is coin-shaped, not cut-out (cut out is for officers, just like the USAF)

Many, many other giveaways.

Stealing valor should still be a crime.

.

16 posted on 07/21/2014 9:17:24 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

The Marines showed incredible restraint in dealing with this fraud. I am glad that they noted his license plate number.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 9:19:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: cincinnati65

1898 was a tough year


18 posted on 07/21/2014 9:19:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NTHockey

Unless they are trying to use the lie to receive some benefit, like free stuff

or something like that


19 posted on 07/21/2014 9:20:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nachum

Cons do this all the time.

They play military dress up, head to places like airports politely bumming money off the unsuspecting, telling um they lost their wallet, woke up broke, missed their flight back to base and on and on. They can make 400 bucks a day if they have the right schtick.

This guy was probably shaking down veteran funerals posted in the paper for directions to the after funeral meal, the life celebration party whatever, looking for an easy target for whatever his MO is...


20 posted on 07/21/2014 9:23:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GeronL

He has aged well for a Span-Am War Veteran...


21 posted on 07/21/2014 9:25:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: cincinnati65

“Did one of the “confronters” say that he was “pretty sure that was a Philippines combat ribbon”, and the imposter tried to defend it?”

Surprised he didn’t have an Iron Cross...what a weirdo. Is this to pick up girls? A friend’s daughter is dating a guy who said he was discharged but the Army misplaced his discharge papers; he is a puny longhair who would have never gotten through boot camp. He doesn’t even bother with a fake uniform...


22 posted on 07/21/2014 9:31:49 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Army Air Corps

lol


23 posted on 07/21/2014 9:32:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Seaplaner
Stealing valor should still be a crime

I agree.

That's another one that the SCOTUS got wrong.

Uniforms, medals, awards, and other military honors are endorsements of a person's status and qualifications as bestowed by the U.S. Government.

Falsifying any of those items is falsifying that U.S. Government endorsement.

24 posted on 07/21/2014 9:34:30 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Nachum

I had an experience (on a much smaller scale), where a phony wannabe “former Police Chief” tried to sell me his bullsh*t. I am a police officer, and I could tell he knew nothing. I asked him where he went to the Academy, he stammered and said he didn’t, and it went downhill from there LOL.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 9:35:53 PM PDT by KJC1 (When you are dealing with the devil, the only answer is God.)
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To: Nachum

When is someone going to confront the schmuck in the white hut for impersonating a president or even an American?


26 posted on 07/21/2014 9:39:14 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Nachum

“If you were a Sergent Major, you wouldn’t be backing down!”

LOL!!!! As the fake runs away to his car to escape!

THAT was beautiful!


27 posted on 07/21/2014 9:50:52 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Nachum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKtjBqJ4NxA

I was agent orange. Special agent orange, that was me.

28 posted on 07/21/2014 10:07:04 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The original ‘Totenkopf’ (Deathshead) joy boys!


29 posted on 07/21/2014 10:13:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Nachum

Because of my physical conditioning, haircut, and where I live I’m often asked if I’m in the military or offered a military discount. I always politely decline, always. I have not served and I believe it would be a tremendous insult to those who have and are to pretend otherwise. I stay in shape for me, and I admit the haircut is due to laziness. Very short hair is virtually no maintenance. I have friends and family that are serving and I would never insult them like this {expletive} is.


30 posted on 07/21/2014 10:28:10 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Nachum

October.

This is scary though, propaganda machine in full effect. Fraud guy lucky.


31 posted on 07/21/2014 10:31:38 PM PDT by 80skid
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To: eyedigress

32 posted on 07/21/2014 10:41:05 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Nachum
I'm sure if given enough time he would have claimed to be "Secret Agent Orange", because it worked so well for Eddie.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 11:21:17 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: coloradan

El Supremo Douche in all her glory


34 posted on 07/21/2014 11:23:48 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Nachum

I never served but, he doesn’t look right.

Medals look goofy to me.

I have a friend who passed away 8 years ago.

We knew he had PTSD and was counseling guys coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Unfortunately the monsters in his head took him.

I went to his house to help his father gather his belongings.

I opened a locked chest and inside were all these citations, medals and ribbons. There were also these pieces of paper that were computer generated with his name and that of other men received these awards.

He was in Vietnam and a jumper. I have no idea what that means.

His Dad insisted I take them, as he knew I would care for them.

I couldn’t. I am not man enough to hold even have held them.

I convinced his Dad after a few days that only he was qualified to possess them.

I guess it hurt him I wouldn’t take them but, I couldn’t.

At his remembrance, at the VA, other men knew about them but, they couldn’t believe he he killed the voices in his head.

His psychologist was white with shock and could barely speak a few words before his knees buckled.

The guys he helped couldn’t say enough about him and the bond they shared through mutual experiences and struggles.

No one should ever fraudulently wear a uniform and medals, then attempt to pass themselves off as valorous.

Hopefully these calling thus fraud out, he will never go to another man’s funeral and mar such a somber occasion.


35 posted on 07/22/2014 12:00:18 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I’m the exact opposite.
Hair down to my beltline.
Facial hair.
But I served on an amphib carrier for four years.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 5:47:54 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Thank you for your service. I used to know an ex Marine that didn’t look anything like a Marine. Long pony tail, tattoos well beyond what regs would allow. He did stay clean shaven and in top physical shape (we trained at the same gym). Imposing “scary” looking dude from across the room. In person, one of the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet.


37 posted on 07/22/2014 6:26:06 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: cincinnati65
Did one of the “confronters” say that he was “pretty sure that was a Philippines combat ribbon”,

Yep.

What possesses these bozos? It makes absolutely no sense to me.

38 posted on 07/22/2014 6:37:27 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this fake, fraud, identified as Robert ‘Bobbie’ Bowen impersonating a real Army Sgt. Major?

Look at this link:

Robert Bowen

Intelligence Analyst at US Army

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Military

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-bowen/36/122/349

Good comments here from military members:
RALLY POINT

https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/stolen-valor-fake-army-sgm-busted-at-funeral

Fake Special Forces Sgt Major (Robert ‘Bobbie’ Bowen) Called out by 4th Anglico Marines (Part 1)
VIDEO LINK HERE: PART 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOWQOaa89g
PART 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWrYrLDbmhc

Save the video before Obama has it pulled.

by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

At a military funeral this weekend in Florida, a couple of Marines confronted a man dressed in a U.S. Army dress uniform.

The back-and-forth, in West Palm Beach on Sunday, started off well enough, with polite questions about his medals and ribbons. Then the Marines started to get very suspicious of the self-proclaimed “sergeant major.” They later posted the video on Facebook.

The two Marines catch him in one too many lies about everything from violating uniform code to wearing the wrong ribbons and medals. The man variously called himself a sergeant major, a military policeman, and a special forces operator.

He also claims to have won a Bronze Star with a “V” for valor for saving one of his men from “killing himself” – first on a military base, then changing the supposed locale to Iraq. That’s when things got heated:

“You know that’s called false valor? It is a federal crime for you to be wearing that uniform,” one of the Marines asks the fraudster, to which he only unleashed a series of expletives and moved towards his car (which caught him in yet another lie since he said he was from North Carolina).

One hopes these Marines follow-up on this faker, who unbelievably had the gall to turn up at a funeral for a fallen hero. If you have any information that can help them, please email us at tips@toprightnews.com.

http://toprightnews.com/?p=4629


39 posted on 07/22/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

40 posted on 07/22/2014 7:33:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Seaplaner
This fraud is also displaying a U.S. Army Drill Sergeant Badge. I think a few thousand Drill Sergeants would have something to say to this scumbag. He is also wearing Officer rank Infantry crossed rifles on enlisted man uniform.
41 posted on 07/22/2014 7:44:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo; Travis McGee

I’d pay to watch his face if a SEAL team had confronted him.

PING to TM.


42 posted on 07/22/2014 8:47:30 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Nachum
This guy is pathetic. And there are many more like him out there. Bless those wonderful young heroes who called him out. They were so respectful and patient, all the while knowing that this man was dishonoring the real heroes of this country.

These young men are the strength of our country. God bless them. Without their dedication and sacrifice we would not have our country. Not so for this clown who seems to be a wannabe without the sacrifice.

We have had a few similar to this in fake looking camo who have stood outside of our local grocery stores a few times over the years, complete with fake fliers and their cause. People were dropping dollars and twenties into their bowls not even questioning them.

Hubby asked questions and immediately knew they were fakes, and then quietly went ballistic, went into the manager of the store and called them out. But there was nothing the manager could do at the moment as they had reserved the spot and there was no immediate way to prove them to be authentic or not. My husband fumed about it for days. It is stolen valor and it steals money from authentic groups.

Also, there are phone calls from suspicious veteran groups on occasion ....as well as police groups. Beware. They are almost always scams. I always ask them to mail me the info and then I will decide if I will donate. They usually are not keen on doing that “to save on postage.” I try to immediately write down the fake name they are calling themselves for future reference and research.

43 posted on 07/22/2014 12:14:33 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: RandallFlagg
“If you were a Sergent Major, you wouldn’t be backing down!”

If you were an army Sergeant Major, Marines wouldn't confront you, because you would be squared away. The Marine would have politely said, “Good afternoon, morning or whatever, Sergeant Major and he would have courteously replied to the Marine.

44 posted on 07/22/2014 4:59:42 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Myself, I would never be an Army Sergent Major.
I’m just a little, old third class Boatswain’s Mate on an old grey lady amphib carrier named, “Peleliu.”.
But, I was damn good at it.

;-)


45 posted on 07/22/2014 8:13:18 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I was a Buck Sergeant in the Engineers. No Sergeant Major for me either.


46 posted on 07/23/2014 9:45:43 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

From your pix with the hair and the beard I thought you were active duty air force. ;-)


47 posted on 07/23/2014 9:50:21 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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