I don't think anybody here has asked/demanded posters to prove they served in the military. Generally folks are given the benefit of any doubt; I know I do. The issue is when, in a case like this one or the Daniel Bernath saga, a person presents himself/herself as a veteran and it is later revealed that they weren't (usually in the wake of a tragic accident). To me that's what is weird. Actually, Bernath was a Navy vet, but claimed to be of a higher rank. Why?