One of the key elements of the smear job against the teenaged boys from Covington Catholic High School, falsely accused of racism by our esteemed news media, is the purported fact that the “victim,” Native man Nathan Phillips, is a Vietnam Veteran.
But many are now questioning Phillips’ claim, which was touted in a CNN sob story.
“And I’m a Vietnam veteran and I know that mentality of ‘There’s enough of us. We can do this,'” Phillips told CNN.
Some, including former Army Special Forces serviceman Jim Hanson, say that Phillips’ age proves that he could not have seen combat in Vietnam.
“#NathanPhillips was lionized as an elder & Marine Vietnam vet But the math on his service seems off. He is 64 now so 17 when USMC combat units left Vietnam How could he have done training & served before that? More questions the media failed to ask,” Hanson said on Twitter.
#NathanPhillips was lionized as an elder & Marine Vietnam vet
But the math on his service seems off. He is 64 now so 17 when USMC combat units left Vietnam
How could he have done training & served before that?
More questions the media failed to askhttps://t.co/zFt3DSKiXS
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) January 21, 2019
“So, is Nathan Phillips A Vietnam War Vet Or Not?” asked a Chicks On The Right headline.
So, Is Nathan Phillips A Vietnam War Vet Or Not? https://t.co/C3KvX8jcLG
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) January 22, 2019
Gateway Pundit claimed that Phillips is “likely a phony Vietnam War veteran.”
After not being able to find a “Nathan Phillips from Michigan” in military.com records, another Twitter posed the question of stolen valor:
Has anybody confirmed whether Nathan Phillips actually is a Vietnam veteran or if he is pulling a Blumenthal stolen valor scam? I couldn't find a Nathan Phillips from Michigan in a https://t.co/U1yiwR40qy search pic.twitter.com/27UdBuFVwB
— 🎼AdagioForStrings🎻 (@adagioforstring) January 21, 2019
Without a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, it is impossible to know for sure whether Phillips’ is a case of stolen valor. That could take weeks, but given the nature of this heinous slime of innocent boys by the mainstream press, obtaining Phillips’ service records is well worth the wait.
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