JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)
A viral video showing a Philadelphia man accused of impersonating an Army Ranger left a sour taste in the mouth of some Region 8 veterans.
The man was approached by a veteran who is also a Purple Heart recipient.
From that point he can be heard pointing out several discrepancies in the man's uniform and his story about his alleged training and job. Right now, the man has not been charged with a crime.
Many veterans and even the family members of Region 8 veterans said what that man did was disrespectful.
Jeff Morris of Bono has a family history of military members that includes his great-grandfather who fought in World War Two and is a Purple Heart recipient.
“That's terribly offensive because we have people who go and leave their families and die on the battlefield everyday to fight for our freedom," Morris said. "Then you have someone who has the audacity to impersonate one just to get a deal.”
Tim McCoy is an Iraq war veteran who is now an Arkansas State University student.