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Lol ... and that includes the 5th SFG O'club in Nha Trang...
Wonder if he ever protected "the mayor's " son's anal virginity?
Run before the halon comes on.
The real plan was to line up single file and go out the door, but my office was in the very back of the larger safe. Closing the door and hoping the air doesn't run out was probably the only realistic thing I could have done.
Major sponsor drops 'Dual Survival' star; Teti fires back at critics
Oct. 7, 2014 - 02:30PM |
The Discovery Channel is not commenting on the status of its relationship with 'Dual Survival' star Joe Teti, a former Marine and Special Forces soldier who is fighting charges of stolen valor over his combat record. (Discovery Channel)
By Jon R. Anderson
Discovery Channel officials have gone dark, maintaining radio silence over the fate of Joseph Teti, even as support for the “Dual Survival” reality show co-star continues to erode.
Cabela’s hunting and sporting goods chain, one of Teti’s main sponsors, cut ties with him over the weekend.
Since joining “Dual Survival” last year, Teti had become the centerpiece for Cabela’s special events. As recently as Sept. 16, he was booked by the chain for the grand opening of a store in Oregon.
The move comes in the wake of the Special Forces Association publicly disavowing Teti last week and amid a growing chorus of detractors calling on Discovery to fire him. The association’s leaders decided to strip Teti of his membership after some two dozen current and former Special Forces soldiers came forward with allegations of misconduct against Teti.
“In light of the Special Forces Association’s revocation of Joe Teti’s membership, Cabela’s has ended its association with Teti,” the chain said in a brief statement on its Facebook page.
The “Special Forces Poser Patrol” added Teti to its “Wall of Shame” around the same time.
“So Discovery, are the Pink Slips being handed out asap?” reads one of many of comments calling for Teti’s ouster on the “Dual Survival” Facebook page and other online outlets.
Discovery officials, however, aren’t saying anything. Repeated calls, emails and texts from Military Times also have gone unanswered.
And now Casio, another Teti sponsor, is considering breaking ties as well.
“It’s under review,” says David Johnson, vice president of Casio’s timepiece division. “We are aware of the stuff that’s come out. The timing is unfortunate because we just started this relationship with the guy.”
The watchmaker signed Teti in August to help promote its new line of Pro Trek watches.
“We’re gathering as much information as we can, and we’ll make a decision in the very near future,” Johnson tells Military Times.
Meanwhile, Teti is firing back at his critics.
In a long statement posted on his official “Dual Survival” Facebook page, Teti responded to claims that he had falsified or inflated his military résumé.
“I take my service to our country very seriously and I challenge anyone to produce substantiated evidence that I am a Stolen Valor candidate,” Teti writes.
According to the biography on his personal website, Teti “is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces ‘Green Beret,’ and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist unit.”
Teti has been the focus of criticism since joining “Dual Survival” last year. He replaced David Canterbury, another Army veteran, who was fired from the show after allegations surfaced that he had lied about some of his military qualifications.
While Canterbury later apologized to his fans, Teti is offering no signs of surrender.
Critics say Teti has claimed sniper and combat diver qualifications he never earned, while also calling himself a “combat veteran” even though he never served in a combat zone while in the military.
“I have never commented nor have I posted in any media information pertaining to medals I have or don’t have, or service that I did or did not perform. I do call myself a combat veteran, which I am, and this has been used by some to discredit me and make it appear I am a person of Stolen Valor,” he wrote.
Teti also downplayed the Special Forces Association’s decision to revoke his membership, writing that the group “is not part of or connected to the U.S. Army Special Forces.”
“My membership expired with this organization and I have recently been informed that I am ineligible to renew,” he writes. ■
Major sponsor drops 'Dual Survival' star; Teti fires back at critics | Military Times | militarytimes.com
GREAT friend of mine was SF, 3 Tours in Vietnam, career soldier. But few folks would know what a true hero he was. He was submitted for the CMoH. He rarely wore all his ribbons. Even tho he outranked he and I became close friends.
How tight lipped was he. He passed away recently and I spoke with one of his two sons. One just retired, he was a COL Bde Co, SF/Ranger, the other SF/Ranger Command Sgt Maj. I told them stories about their own Dad they did not know and had never heard.
I had to read my father's arbitrary to find out he served in WW2.
He only had three pictures he kept. One was an army portrait of him in class B's. E6.
The other pictures were of a bulldozer. Filling in bomb craters in Korea.
Of what I know, he had been an combat engineer. Worked his entire life atop a tractor. Catapiller 12G.
He prolly spoke of the military, 3 times, in the 32 years I had known him.
"Sent from a puff of smoke"
LOL, that also applies to a lot of things the military does not want to burn. Those darn things are loud when they go off, experienced that twice.
I have a friend who served in Vietnam who told me the best way to spot a fake Nam vet is to ask, "Those MPCs were some bad motherfuckers, huh?" MPC is a military payment certificate. I tried it on one guy at a bar who had a very dangerous reputation and he looked at me cross, then laughed under his breath and started shaking his head. We later became quite friendly and I told him what it was all about, which made him like me anymore since that told him another Vietnam vet liked me enough to tell me that.
OK, time for another war story:
I was working with the 173rd Abn durning the transition in '68 (early IIRC) we were setup in S Bong Song AO on Twin Bridges. Word came down they were going to change the MPC and they would only swap so much to field units because of the amount of cash to be hauled would limit it.
Over on the main road which linked the Twin Bridges (there were in fact 2 bridges each with one way traffic) there was the standard coke stands, massage parlors etc. Not big mind you but enough of them to support a Bn size Operation on the other side of the river. The Vietnamese clearly knew about the coming MPC swap, probably even before we did. One of the guys had a Monopoly game and there we were sitting there playing when one of the guys sez: You know we can take the money over to the ville and tell them its the new MPC and swap it out for their MPC. Well it did not take a lot of thought to jump on that idea.
I forgot how much I had, I was on the losing end of that game, plus there were a bunch sitting around shooting the crap. We ended up spreading it around I think I might have got $75 bucks, the guy with the game got the big chunk and we all headed to the ville. As I said the ville was small and was not holding enough to swap it all out. I got $25 or so, few guys got more but a WHOLE LOTTA guys did some serious eating, drinking and getting a massage...LOL
War if funny, real funny...
I would have loved to see that. I wonder what great American icon they imagined the Monopoly Man was. Uncle Sam's capitalist counterpart? (I guess he pretty much is.)