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I've never been one to get defensive about misinformed civilians, but this conversation really did a number on me.

Posted by /u/lightlysaltedcashews on


A bit of back story-

Met this young lady, whom has no name, at a bar a while back. We've chatted off and on, but I never brought up my enlistment. I rarely do when getting to know somebody; I've found women my age either suddenly get way too interested in that and forget the person, or they are oblivious to what service means and brush past it and I have to keep answering their questions about "what college did you go to again? What was your major?"

Decided to bring it up, she asked some questions about it. I was a CTN stationed in Pensacola after A school in Pensacola (lucky me, I know). I was able to join the USS Arleigh Burke on a deployment for just over two months. Also deployed to a Central American country for 36 days. If you know what my rating is, you know what I spent the majority of my time doing.

My job and time served did not equate to me, or anyone else for that matter, bejng called a "veteran." I've included a link with a gallery of images, containing censored screenshots of the convos. Let me know what y'all think.

Enjoy this tasty breakfast.

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