Stephen E. Gildow, US Marine, Combat Wounded , Force Recon, Beirut and ODS . POSer , Blog of Shame


12/28/2014 by militaryphonies

Daytona Beach News Journal ;
 What were you doing the morning of Oct. 23, 1983? You probably can’t remember. Steve Gildow can’t forget.
About 6:20 a.m. that day, Gildow went from a peaceful slumber under the covers to a hellish scene of dismembered and dying men after a truck carrying thousands of pounds of TNT smashed into the building where he was staying and collapsed the four-story structure into a pile of flaming rubble.
Gildow was a 23-year-old Marine back then, stationed in Beirut as the Lebanese Civil War waged on and a group calling itself Islamic Jihad decided to create the truck bomb that killed 241 American servicemen.
Gildow survived the blast along with 114 other wounded Americans, but he’s left with one scar where a piece of metal went through his stomach and another scar where the waking nightmare pierced his psyche.
“I think that’s where my post traumatic stress disorder started,” the now 53-year-old Daytona Beach man said.
A few decades would pass before Gildow realized he had PTSD, and started to understand how it made his life slowly unravel. But first he would serve in more conflicts and peace-keeping missions that often get lost when other U.S. soldiers are honored for their time fighting in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We’re the forgotten ones,” said Gildow, who was involved in special operations and was awarded two Purple Hearts and two Humanitarian Medals.
The places Gildow found himself – Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf – were a universe away from the Ohio streets of his childhood where war was a game that ended when it was time for dinner.
The Fighting Fifth Marines have and still are stationed on Camp Pendlenton CA.

FaceBook Account ;
FaceBook account # 2 ;

Vet Friends account # 2 ;

Resume that is posted upside down on his facebook account as a profile photo ;
No Purple Heart listed. Nor does he have the medals and ribbons that would credit him foe being in Beirut, Panama , or Operation Desert Storm
The only two MOS’s held ;0351, Antitank Assaultman and 0151, Administravite Clerk. He never held the MOS for Recon or Force Recon

0351 Antitank Assaultman

4 thoughts on “Stephen E. Gildow, US Marine, Combat Wounded , Force Recon, Beirut and ODS . POSer , Blog of Shame

  1. Not sure if my previous comment posted about him taking multiple courses for recon, but I just realized those were MCIs…hardly enough to call oneself a recon Marine. His records also show he was with 3rd Recon Bn but my question is in what capacity? These phony fucks are everywhere. Why can't they just say and be proud of who they actually were? Hell, I was a LCpl, 3531 POG, one tour in Iraq, never fired my weapon and I'm damn proud of my service.

  2. Joe G. says:

    You should be proud. Thanks for serving.

  3. john do says:

    Another inbred dumbfkkk.

  4. mrdavehardin says:

    What? This shitbird has the balls to dishonor my beloved 0151 MOS. He is a disgrace to every Drawer Gunner in the Corps. I would bet money he never took those MCI courses, I will bet he slipped that page into a typewriter and keyed them up. They just keep coming dont they Scotty.

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