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Deppidy Lawn Jockey’s Fake Medals

New pic of the Deppidy floating around the Internet, trying to look “patriotic”!

Methinks the boy has a smaller “Johnson” problem than the Chumph.

The problem is – all those “Medals” that festoon his uniform…

They ain’t medals.

They are buttons like you would pick up at a tourist shop or a convention,

The Four Stars on the epaulets? Give me a break. The man  was in charge of a county jail.

Deppidy Lawn Jockey even has a Ribbon Bar…Just like the folks in the Military, and two cute little American Flag pins he picked on the Internet for $2.00.

Big Star on the left side looks like an “Order of Lenin”.

There is a bit of controversy about that Ribbon, with folks who really did serve in the Military and earn those.

Check it out:

Looks like Sheriff David Clarke's "army" medals might be B.S.

Looks like Sheriff David Clarke’s “army” medals might be B.S.

“You see all that shit pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That’s not supposed to be there.”

David Clarke, the controversial sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin and staunch Donald Trump supporter, has reportedly accepted an offer to become the next assistant deputy secretary of Homeland Security. While the DHS itself is casting some doubts on the posting, the reactions to his proposed appointment are, for the most part, negative.

In the wake of that, an interesting charge against Clarke surfaced in the form of a Twitter rant on Thursday.

At almost all of his public appearances, Clarke either wears a pristine cowboy hat with a natty suit or, more famously, a uniform festooned with shiny military medals. On Thursday, Twitter user Charles Clymer, an army veteran, pointed out that those military medals might not be all that legit.

“Look at this fucking guy’s uniform,” Clymer said, in the second of a long string of tweets on the subject. “You see all that shit pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That’s not supposed to be there.”

Clymer went on to break down each individual medal, their placement and their apparently spurious provenance. Clymer acknowledged that legitimate medals are earned, and should be worn with pride, but accuses Clarke of “stolen valor” and calls Clarke’s collection, “a sloppy assortment of badge replicas arranged neatly, [that] looks imposing.”

He goes on to say that the way Clarke wears his medals seems more like something, “a fucking 10 year-old does. And I know because I was 10 and did this with a pin collection one day. Stupid fun.”

Clymer also tweeted that he reached out to the Milwaukee Police Department, to get a copy of their uniform standards to back up his claims, but has not heard back.

Can you spot the Boy Scout Merit Badge?

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Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Black Conservatives

 

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Calling Out Stolen Valor

Good friend on mine in my early 20’s was a guy who was a Captain in some branch of the Military Police. He was usually in plain clothes when I saw him, and wouldn’t talk about what he actually did, but carried a real Government ID as verified by Military Guards on entry onto one of the local bases for lunch  at the Officer’s Club at one of the local bases. We were hitting the local clubs one night in a busy part of downtown trying to hit on the local “wildlife”, when he spotted a guy in Military Uniform walking down the street. I have never been in the Military, but knew enough about insignia’s to tell that the guy in question was part of the Old Guard, a spit and polish group who represent the Military at funerals and other honors at Arlington Cemetery. My friend shows his ID, calls the guy to attention, and proceeded to rip him a new one on the status of his uniform.

To an outsider it looks like BS, and my friends explanation of his actions really didn’t click in my mind until about year later when I did some work as a contractor at Fort Meyer, where the soldiers of the Old Guard are stationed, and a Cameron Station, a now defunct base nearby. The Old Guard represents the highest level of respect for the Military, and “spit and polish” in terms of presentation. On base, or off base, as long as they are in uniform – it has to be right.

This video hat popped up on YouTube brought me back to that. This young boy, running around in a uniform 3 sizes too large, missing most of the patches and other details trying to fool folks into believing he is a Major…

There is a YouTube channel devoted expressly to exposure of the folks who feel the need to impersonate members of the Military, and even to claim they have “won” various medals for Valor or Service. It is amazing.

 

 
 

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