When you serve in the military for four years, you should be fairly familiar with terms such as MOS, MP, E-5, etc. But when a man interviewing for a job with an Army veteran claims that he had served in the military did not know any of these terms is an actual sign that he did not serve the military once in his life.
You can see on the video below as an Army veteran questions a young man claiming to serve in his previous years. As his answers to the veteran’s questions became more and more bizarre, it became exceedingly clear that the punk was engaging in stolen valor.
Stolen Valor is “the phenomenon of people falsely claiming military awards or badges they did not earn, service they did not perform, prisoner-of-war experiences that never happened, and other tales of military derring-do that exist only in their minds.”
The veteran was clearly not having any of his lies and went on about how come the punk didn’t know what he was talking about.
“So as of right now, this is what I see: I see you walking around in a grunt-style T-shirt on, I see you walking around telling me you’re in the military but you don’t have any information telling me you’re in the military,” he told the punk.
“You don’t have your MOS, you don’t have your unit name, you don’t have anything like that. There’s no way in hell you would have served in the military and not known what your MOS was, much less your unit number.”
Instead of giving up, the punk became more consistent with his lies, making the veteran to offer him a deal: Show up later in the day with your papers or this video will be uploaded to the internet for everyone to see.
Now that this video is up on the internet, I’m guessing the guy was MIA the next day.