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Old 10-01-2009, 02:03 PM
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Not a problem. I have a tendency to not believe most people’s claims. It is amazing how many Viet Nam era posers there are. During that time I knew many vets who denied being involved. Now days its “cool” to be a vet so all the wannabes are claiming all kinds of stuff.
It’s very hard to believe someone when they are telling you things that are contrary to what you believe to be fact. Not too long ago is someone had told me they were SF and that their MOS started with 18, I would of cried BS. The military is always changing. Not always for the better
I don’t really care if I am believed or not. If someone really gets serious about not believing me they can always press charges against me under the Stolen Valor Act. Let the courts prove that I am what I am.
As far as Farmboy is concerned, I did a lot of checking and he is actually more than he claims to be. He is very well respected in the SF community.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:04 PM
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Well let me join the fray here. I know both Farmboy and Jlcoad and can say they are both Special Forces. I do not know Herndon, but after reading his bio, I suspect his SF qualification. I think many here are jumping to conclusions with old information.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:20 PM
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SJ - why not tell it as it is. You guys don't need to battle amongest yourselves - words speak for themselves and - your wisdom is know by those who know. whoo-ra
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:24 PM
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You can "suspect" Sids' qualifications all you want.

I can damn well verify---he IS the REAL DEAL!

I have known him personally for more than ten years now. Have met and spent considerable time with him and other former Vietnam vets who have either served with him as well as treated him for wounds he received in Nam (Doc Fred, a longtime member of this site and former medic in Nam treated him while in country and we have ALL been friends who meet regularly about twice a year in Nroth Georgia.).

He is WITHOUT QUESTION one of the finest soldiers and individuals I have ever had the great honor and pleasure to be aquainted with since my time "in country".

Your "suspect" statement is unwarranted, at best!

Sid has PROVEN to many on this site and elsewhere his "credentials" are valid and without question!

YOU should offer HIM an "appology" as we have now done for farmboy and jlcoad.

That's the LEAST you can do.

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Old 10-01-2009, 02:40 PM
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Gents,
Before this turns into a wildfire, Sid does not claim to be SF qualified.

The below is from his bio.

"Shortly after Basic/AIT/Airborne I was in Na Trang, April 1966, wondering
what happened to OCS. Some guy was asking if any of us were farm kids and
did we hunt as kids. I told them the story of my brother and I and I was in
training to be some sort of Recon person working with some small teams of
Vietnamese called roadrunners. I was in the Green Berets but I was
unflashed, Not SF qualified but assigned. Until August of 1966 when I
received orders to report to Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill Oklahoma
OCS class 7-67."
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:45 PM
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I did not question his service or his Vietnam experience, I am sure they are valid and honorable. I said I suspect his SF qualification and nature of assignments, which I am sure you can not verify. I have read his bio and what he has said in other traffic in a SF forum. His name does not appear in Steve Sherman's works on SF in Vietnam. That is telling for a man with as many SF assignments. Nor does it appear on B52 (Delta) rosters, to which he said he was assigned. If he cares to be more detailed in his SF qualifications, then I will say that I was wrong.
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I did not question his service or his Vietnam experience, I am sure they are valid and honorable. I said I suspect his SF qualification and nature of assignments, which I am sure you can not verify. I have read his bio and what he has said in other traffic in a SF forum. His name does not appear in Steve Sherman's works on SF in Vietnam. That is telling for a man with as many SF assignments. Nor does it appear on B52 (Delta) rosters, to which he said he was assigned. If he cares to be more detailed in his SF qualifications, then I will say that I was wrong.
Gimby?

Least you could do was spell my name correctly? Or, was that intentional?

Look Randy, like I said before, I've MET (personally) with MANY vets who can vouch for Sid's authenticity----he does not have the ability to post anymore on this site, or I'm SURE he'd set you straight.

But, if you'd care to visit the aforementioned site over at PatFiles 2.0 I feel certain that Sid would be MORE than glad to relieve any doubts you may have as to his "credentials".

If you'll just go back in this thread a few posts you'll see the exact "link" to that site.

He does NOT claim to be anything he is NOT!

His honor and integrity is without question!

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Least you could do was spell my name correctly? Or, was that intentional?

It was not intentional, just a typing error on my part.
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