12/23/2016 by tangomike147
Arthur Rose claims to be a combat wounded Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam, was awarded the Silver Star and now suffers from PTSD.
He has a shadow box full of medals, patches and pins, to prove it. Of course, Rose also wears a vest which displays his claim to a Silver Star and Purple Heart. The Silver Star and Purple Heart are displayed in his shadow box as well.
He even displays a SEAL Team 5 pin in the shadow box. SEAL Team 5 was not in existence during the Vietnam War.
Silver Star and Purple Heart displayed on his vest
He claims to be a combat wounded veteran. Cool story, but is it true?
No Arthur, that’s not you
That’s also not you either.
And that one wasn’t taken until you were long discharged from the Navy.
Goes for the sympathy card.
People began to question his claims and contacted us. Now for the truth, we ordered his record through the Freedom of Information Act.
Arthur Served from June 1965 till April of 1971.He was a Boilerman and discharged as an E4. He was awarded the National Defense and Vietnam Service Medal. The ship he was on did deploy to Vietnamese waters.
We checked the Navy SEAL database and there is no record of Rose ever attending SEAL Training. There was no SEAL Team 5 when he served in the Navy.
There is no listing for him in any Silver Star database. His records also do not support the Silver Star or Purple Heart.
Arthur Rose was never a Navy SEAL. He most certainly did not earn the right to wear a Trident suggesting he was. There is no evidence he was ever in combat or wounded in any manner. He was never awarded a Silver Star. Displaying a Purple Heart and Silver Star that he did not earn is repugnant. What is no doubt against the law is using those claims for monetary gain in any manner.
Arthur Rose was a Boiler Tech and achieved the pay grade of E-4. It is particularly disappointing when a legit veteran has to embellish his career beyond recognition. He should have been proud of his actual service, there is no indication that he shouldn’t have been.
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