There are lots of whispers, and loud shouts, on the internet that the Native American/Vietnam Vet, Nathan Phillips, is not a veteran. They say he is too young. By my eyes he looks like he could be a WWII vet. But speculation and opinion is not evidence.
This is an audacious charge, stolen valor, to make without evidence.
Many are saying he was born in 1955, but I cannot find his birthdate anywhere online. A guy, NoMan2000, did some research. These are some of his findings. —>HERE
“I was in Vietnam times and when I was in the Marine Corps times, that’s what I was. I was expendable.”
How old is he? Both the 2000 articles on him and the 2019 articles on him give him the same birth year. http://sandhillsexpress.com/featured-news/omaha-tribe-member-nathan-phillips-in-spotlight-in-face-of-taunting-teens/ … … Nov. 26, 2000, age 45. 2000 – 45 = 1955. https://abc13.com/politics/native-american-elder-taunted-by-ky-high-schoolers-speaks-out/5098296/ … … 64 years old, January of 2019. 64 – 2019 = 1955
He maintains that the timeline doesn’t add up, but he is leaving open the possibility he is dead wrong.
I have been informed by someone with more inside knowledge than I that there were in fact, a very few small number of combat arms people active at the time, but that this is an incredibly small group of people.
And one other thing, this is no way meant to encourage a dog pile on him. Thanks to the attention all of you have brought to this thread, the wheels are in motion and the right people have been made aware. He will be either outed or exonerated.
I think before this gets out of hand Phillips should come forward and quickly put an end to this by showing his
tax forms long form birth certificate military records. It’s not fair to have these sort of potentially libelous and slanderous claims being made.
ht/ hot salsa