Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Nathan Phillips, Vietnam Vet or Stolen Valor?

The sorting out whether or not Nathan Phillips, the Native American beating his drum, served in the U.S. Military or if he's guilty of Stolen Valor.

This Ain't Hell: Vietnam "Times" Veteran.
It has been reported several times in the media that Nathan Phillips is 63-64 years old.  That would have put him at 18 years old in 1973, so he would have graduated high school in either 1972 or 1973.  It would have been an extremely tight timeline to have him in the country of Vietnam during the War.  This alone has some people raising questions.
CDNNathan Phillips IS Stolen Valor.
...the Washington Post very quietly retracted the claim that Nathan Phillips served in Vietnam. Of course, they had to [sic]. Nathan Phillips claimed he served in Vietnam in 1976 when talking to reporters The Toledo Blade, but as you probably know the war ended in 1973. He said he was a marine veteran but the last marine unit left in 1971 when he was 16 years old.
Quod VerumNathan Phillips, Fake Marine.
The man is a liar. He lied about his service in Vietnam, and he lied about what the young Trump supporters did.

It took me exactly three minutes to expose Nathan Phillips as a liar. I appear to be the only person who made the effort.
Clover Chronicle: Numerous links and stories regarding Phillips' service, or lack of it.
Other sources say marines were still stationed at the U.S. embassy when the liberation of Saigon occurred on April 30, 1975.
Pacific Pundit pulls no punched: Nathan Phillips never deployed to Vietnam.
...another epic media fuck up. I’ve lost count how many stories the media has blown in just the first two plus weeks of the new year.
Catholic News AgencyNathan Phillips attempted to disrupt Basilica Mass.
...a group of Native American rights activists reportedly led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass.

The group of 20 demonstrators was stopped by shrine security as it tried to enter the church during its 5:15 pm Vigil Mass, according to a shrine security guard on duty during the Mass.

“It was really upsetting,” the guard told CNA.

“There were about twenty people trying to get in, we had to lock the doors and everything.”
Vietnam Vet or Stolen Valor? The trending accuracy so far is: Stolen Valor. That is just shameful. It's like claiming Native Ancestry when you have none.

On the issue of attempting to disrupt the religious ceremony of others? I have nothing but contempt for those who do this. If Phillips IS the "activist" who led a demonstration at the Basilica, he should be ashamed. IF it is him.

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