Skip to comments.Fight over military attire leads to stabbing in downtown San Diego, police say
Posted on 11/10/2017 4:10:49 PM PST by BenLurkin
Martinez did not know what prompted the argument, but local television stations reported that the men who approached Dominguez were a veteran and a current member of the U.S. military. They questioned the validity of Dominguez's uniform, according to those reports.
Dominguez became agitated and lashed out with a knife, cutting one of the men in the head, chest and arm, according to Martinez.
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Given the scantiness of the article, it would seem that a guy faking being military - wearing a uniform he was not entitled to wear for what ever reason on Veteran’s Day - attacked some guys that called him on it.
something the same happened to me at the gym recently...
a female about my age was wearing a veteran cap...
I’m a veteran so I asked her was she one ???
She said no she was wearing the cap for her father who was a decorated WWII veteran...
I explained I was a veteran and I didn’t think she should be wearing a cap which only a veteran would wear...
she cursed me out...I was a evil one according to her...
HEY !!! how about thanking ME for my service ???
NAH she didn’t ...
she stabbed me with her words instead...
Did she utter the words ...you dissin me?
> She said no she was wearing the cap for her father who was a decorated WWII veteran... <
She meant no harm. She was obviously proud of her father. And maybe he recently passed. Not an easy call, IMHO.
It wasn’t a uniform. It wasn’t a medal.
You don’t really have the right to tell someone what they could wear. Or at least don’t be shocked when you tell them to screw.
I have a State Police ball cap given to me by my son in law, a State Trooper. I think I might tell you to pound sand if you told me not to wear it.
this was about a cap that said VETERAN usually worn by a VETERAN
Wearing a veteran cap and impersonating a member of the military are not the same thing. (It’s tough for a civilian to wear a military uniform in a convincing manner.)
And I am not a veteran.
I’m focused enough to know that you are a busy body who cannot help but express your opinion in inappropriate ways and places.
How’s that for focus? What you did was sketchy. You don’t even see that a little?
Everybody and their dog wears camo or some kind of military gear. You can buy the uniform at any Army/Navy store along with a chest full of medals to put on it. Who you normally don’t see a lot of wearing this stuff is ‘veterans’. I have a ballcap with my unit embroidered on it, my granddaughter wore it when I took her to my brigade reunion, with my blessing. At 16 she turned a few Ranger trainees heads at Benning lol.
A ball cap honoring a unit, or “military” camp is one thing. To adopt the full military regalia of a legitimate veteran while never having served is stolen valor, and worthy only of opprobrium.
I agree, just pointing out that it is all for sale out there and easy to obtain. Since the courts have ruled it’s legal as long as they aren’t soliciting funds with claim to being a vet, it’s probably a wider problem. The 20-30 somethings at store entrances in sloppy military gear and a cardboard sign is pretty common now.
"Has been a member" usually isn't enough. I'm not sure exactly what the rules are for former members, but at my retirement I was told that I was no longer authorized to wear it. I assume it us authorized for certain ranks and certain occasions.
My point was that folks who attempt to use it as such are usually caught fairly easily because they just can't act right or wear it right.
Thank you for your service.
Kid as a veteran I went up to another woman ready to ask her what branch she served in and to thank her for her service...its always nice to find a “fellow” woman vet..
I was prepared to be friendly and I was not prepared for her attitude that as a “military brat” as she termed herself she had status in her own eyes while as a mere veteran I was beneath her...
as you are not a veteran you would not understand so I will excuse your ignorance and your insults...
BTW I was at a dinner for senior citizens last night and when veterans were asked to rise so that we could be honored for Veterans Day, another lady at my table told me she had never met a woman vet before and she was excited and thanked me for my service and well made up for the ill treatment from the “military brat” and you...
I thought an honorably discharged (not retired) veteran was allowed to wear their uniform on National Holidays such as the 4th, Memorial, Veterans.
People wear civilian caps and shirts that say all kinds of things. You should have indicated some respect for her father and left it at that.
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