Originally Posted by aoehrle11
Gentlemen, this conversation has taken an unnecessary turn. No need to have a forum pissing contest. I did what I did, you did what you did. We are all on the same team and served this country with pride and honor. The main point was if you didn't serve, don't pose as if you did and wear military garb.
No pissing contest, just opinions. I respect the hell out of those who served. I worked in Germany for 5 years for a private US company. I lived in Queidersbach and had many neighbors who were stationed at Ramstein. Great people. They would bring me on to base to golf or attend events. They gave me AF golf shirts, golf hats, etc. I never heard them say, you shouldn't wear that suff because you aren't in the AF. By the logic I am reading, I should never wear a NFL football team hat or any sort of shirt representing a pro team just because I didn't actually play on that team? That doesn't make sense to me.
As I stated before, If you are going around representing that you served in the military through your words then you are a douche bag, period. But wearing a hat or shirt?
I have had people ask me where I was stationed and I ALWAYS say I didn't serve, I got these from buddies who did. I never had anyone act resentful that I had the gall to wear a shirt that says AF.
I am proud of my country and proud of our military and proud of those who serve....wearing a shirt that says AF shows my pride.
Just my opinion.