May 24th, 2008
Went to Speedy gas to get some gas for the lawnmower. There was a guy on foot panhandling near the pumps. While I was fueling, I heard several patrons decline his requests for money. After they left he spotted me and the military parking decal in my windshield. He started up with "Sir, are you a vet?" He obviously didn't recognize the staff sergeant decal also on the windshield. "Can you help a disabled retired vet with some change for the bus to Wilmington?" I told him that Wilmington is east of here and that he belonged on the other side of the highway if he wanted to go to Wilmington. I said I might be able to help if he showed me his DD Form 2. "What's that?" I informed him that it was his military ID card and that I was suspect about his veteran status especially during this weekend. He started to get an attitude and began to bellow about when he was a Marine SEAL (yes, he actually said Marine SEAL!). He started to aproach me angrily and I turned to face him. Then he saw the Kimber and suddenly lost his voice. All I ever did was ask a question. At this time someone came from inside the station and told him to leave before they called the police.