I am also a veteran, I also do not want people like reporters and non combat personal telling a fib about war and how it is on the line.
My ship has carried Vietnam wounded warriors back stateside and they were only the ones capable of making the trip by ship, the real bad wounded traveled by plane if at all.
I was on two ships so I did not have ‘Boots on the Ground so to speak’ just planes and submarines tailing our ships, point is that even for a harden warrior as with a news reporter, the flash of any ‘ammo-power’ close to you can confuse and weaken ones knees at times, have been there done that in GITMO.
I do not condone what Brian Williams said, I can understand some confusion, cannot understand the time between the action and the confession?
I do want to point out that we have lost all of our old seasoned reporters of his day.
Today’s reporters are not being allowed the time or the manpower to do their jobs other then copying off the internet!
However, lately I must admit that WFTV reporters are out looking for news in our neighborhoods and this is what we have been asking for.