We were deployed at the same time in 03, just on opposite forks going North. I know some people he was deployed with and his stories change and get “better” each time. The latest is that his squad saved Jessica Lynch and the others and he spent a year storming houses and killed more people than he can count. He was also plucked from MCT to go oversees and be an interpreter for higher ups of foreign governments with no training other than recruit training. He says he has better contacts than the CIA and complains how they are making him work for them while he sits on unemployment for month 3 and it is so unfair. That’s why he can’t pay rent again this month. Depending on the day, he was a supply guy, scout, spy, interpreter, or black ops.
I was just a dude in a tank, nothing special, and I don’t claim it was anything more than it was, especially having friends that had much longer and worse deployments. If you’re a vet, you’re ok people to me. No need to spin a yarn to impress, we all signed the dotted line.