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Old 21 July 2018, 15:01
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Army recon. 1992-1998

I am living in a VA area. I have a person that I have known for over a year and his stories are not adding up. He has been lying to civilians that we both know. I was on the phone with one person who told me all sorts of stuff.

I am Air Force and I know nothing about this. He said he went directly from basic to the recon training. I know he has lied so I am thinking he lied about all of it.

Said he served in Yugoslavia and was blown up on a recon patrol. Said he was offered the purple heart but declined, that set my radar off.

He said he was blown up in a mine field. If there are any people who served there during that time frame. I am just not believing his story anymore. JXXXXXX CXXXXXXX

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Old 21 July 2018, 15:02
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He was Army.
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Old 21 July 2018, 15:32
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If the story smells like shit he is most likely full of it.....
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Old 21 July 2018, 15:32
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"Marine Recon" generally refers to actual Marine Corps units (Force Recon companies and Recon battalions).

There is no equivalent "Army Recon." Someone saying "I was in Army Recon" is meaningless. Yes, there were Army elements during that time frame that performed recon as a primary mission (Scouts, LRS-C and LRS-D), but "recon" is conducted by lots of units.
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Old 21 July 2018, 16:49
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...He could have gone from Basic to a Chemical Reconnaissance Platoon for a heavy division or the now defunct ACR. But highly doubtful that's the case. But really, what a humble warrior for turning down a Purple Heart...

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Old 21 July 2018, 17:28
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There was a recondo school and Bragg(IIRC) but I believe that it was closed in the middle 80s... which was before his time.
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Old 21 July 2018, 17:37
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Prior to PLDC there was PNCOC. I went at FTCKY in 81. You were awarded the RECONDO patch. It's very common to have seen Nam vets wearing it back in the day.

Again, prior to this turds timeframe.
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Korea had ROK Ranger school and Cheju Island. I seem to recall there was another course with the word Recon in it but I may be thinking of something else. I seen guys wear the US Air Assault badge because they went to play for a week at Cheju and did some rappelling. We had a SP4 medic in our unit do it, and of course got busted. No doubt someone has done the same with a Ranger Tab after ROK Ranger school.

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Old 21 July 2018, 18:03
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Just a gut feeling, but I'll go with--"That's a negative."
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Old 21 July 2018, 18:35
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^What Gavin said. Fuck, back in my former life I met a guy at a pub/grill in Carlsbad who was the OpsChf at 1st Force during the time I was the OpsChf there. My parents were in town that week and my stepdad laughed while my wife and Mom's eye's were signalling, "Don't do it." Haha, I just said, yeah cool story bro.
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Old 21 July 2018, 18:55
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IF, big IF, he is talking about LRS, then it was possible to be sent to a specific course or unit out of basic. Using the word "Recon" in regards to LRS is disingenuous at best.
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Old 21 July 2018, 19:22
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Some of you are offering ideas about other Army units, to rule out his claims, that may help other posers formulate lies.
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Old 21 July 2018, 19:37
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Said he served in Yugoslavia and was blown up on a recon patrol.
Is his name Winger? Or Ziskey?
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Old 21 July 2018, 21:42
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My post removed his name. His name is not Winger or Ziskey. He said he went straight from basic into recon. I have never heard him call him a calvary scout. If anyone was in that area during that time I will be glad to PM his name.
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Old 21 July 2018, 22:30
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My post removed his name. His name is not Winger or Ziskey....
Not a big movie fan I take it.
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Old 21 July 2018, 22:55
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If I remember right Yugoslavia was a peace keeping mission an not declared a war zone until several years ago or longer.

Reason I am saying this as someone I know was injured during that time frame, An last year I helped him get this Purple Heart, as hew was there on a peace keeping mission.Dam someone help me out on the date it was declared a war .
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Old 21 July 2018, 23:53
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Enough! Take it to PM's if you haven't figured it out yet- he's FOS.

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