Originally Posted by GFC
I'm not one who wears any kind of garb that shows I served my time, nor do I talk much about my time in the service. I also am not one who runs around on Veteran's Day scooping up freebies that companies offer as a "thanks" to vets...
Hey, I've got a couple of USCG T's that I bought some years ago.
They make great workout gear
No freebies for this guy either. Well ok, I did take the discount on the supplements, but I was going to buy them anyway regardless.
The owner's father is former military and the shop supports both law enforcement and the military daily, not just on Veterans day or some LE appreciation day!
When we got there we realized they were having some free entree's for Vets so I opted for the fish & chips. The waitress, a cute little lady in her 20's asked me if I had a military ID card. I said no, those were only issued to people who retired from the service and said I had left the USAF after my second enlistment was up. She said that was fine and placed our order.
That was nice of them, and brings up an interesting point.
I know I'm not the only one out there that doesn't have an ID, and hasn't bothered to register with the VA. While I do have a service related injury, I never felt it serious enough to warrant that. Without that, you have no way (without carrying around pay slips, orders, or a DD214), to prove your service. It was cool of them to honor your service