What kind of kills me about this one is that the guy served honorably in the MN National Guard, and was actually deployed to Afghanistan and Kosovo. Why would he feel the need to embellish his service record? At least he didn’t make up his service time from scratch and run around in a uniform he’s not entitled to wear, like some of the more egregious posers.
There’s no shame in having been a truck driver, cook, or supply sergeant. There’s those who pull triggers and kick in doors, and those who make sure the trigger pullers have all the ammo, food, and water they need. Both kinds are essential to the whole effort. But I guess until they start making videogames like “Call of Duty 5: Vehicle Repair” or movies like “Act of Valor: DD1348 Crisis”, some people will feel the need to add a little bit of extra color to their fruit salad.