#70 Stolen ‘Valor’ Exposed | Ben’s Story | The Truth Behind Walter Mitty

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My most heroic guest to date helps me explore the truth behind veteran impersonation aka Water Mitty or Stolen Valor (valour – UK spelling)

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Chris and Ben

C – Ben, how are you brother?

B – I’m doing good how are you?

C – Running out of clever replies, that probably aren’t really that clever.

B – When someone asks me this at work or whatever my usual reply when someone asks me how are you? I answer loving life. No matter what type of day it is, it’s positive affirmation. Sometimes good is just as sufficient, but I think if you say that enough times it gets contagious and other people start to say it whether they mean it or not.

C – I don’t mean to be rude to my guests but they’ve got to sort out the way they fricking speak man. All this “I’m good”. This is England, we’re British and we’re very proud about that. We’re not nationalistic but we’re proud not to have to copy other countries. People can speak how they want, of course they can but I do think though. I think people who are easily swayed with their language just start saying what other people say. You know like this ‘passed’ thing instead of died. They use ‘passed’. I personally think there’s a lot to dissect there…

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# 43 Royal Marine & USMC Veteran React To Each Other’s Training | Combat Arms Channel & Chris Thrall

Who’s training is the hardest, the United States Marine Corps or the British Royal Marines? Former marine Chris Thrall and USMC veteran (Combat Arms Channel) react, respect and discuss.

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‘Hello Friends,

Chris and Theo

C – Theo, how are you brother?

T – I’m good, thanks for having me on.

C – Thanks for coming on, it’s good to chat. and you’re over there in Korea of all places.

T – Yeah I am, but it’s actually getting a lot better here, with the virus situation. The restrictions are getting a better, and it’s getting warmer too. How’s everything over there.

C – Yeah, well we’re still on what you call lockdown, and you know a bit about that. Doesn’t really effect me to much because I work from home anyway and we can get a bit if sun in the garden. Having a military mindset can get you prepared for these situations anyway … ‘

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