I don't know, Frankie... Your post "What is a veteran?"<quoted text>
Nope. And I never tried to say I was, that's your lie. Your straw man. I won't argue it, just point it out. I am no hero. I did my job and lived through it. Made a good life for myself afterwards like many veterans.
I consider veterans in general heroes. Me, I faked it good and that's all bravery really is.
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount of up to and including their life. That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it", that seems like a bit of self-aggrandizing to me.