No Combat Action Ribbon. Translation: The only time the butt of his M4 was ever in his shoulder was when he posed for war hero selfies…
To listen to Jackass Party presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, you’d think his time in Afghanistan was akin to a fighter jockey keeping track of combat air missions à la World War II, or a sniper’s running tally of kills in Fallujah or Hue City.
But as seen as the video at the end of this article, Buttigieg certainly seems to be under the impression that his “119 trips I took outside the wire” is somehow the equivalent to fighter pilot Lt. Col. Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, USMC (recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, and POW Medal. Also had 28 confirmed kills) as well as sniper GySgt. Carlos “White Feather” Hathcock, USMC (recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Confirmed kills cited at 93, but unofficially, he killed upwards of 400 of the enemy. The Viet Cong also put a bounty of $30,000 for Hathcock’s head. The standard bounty for an American sniper ranged from $8 – $2,000).
So here’s the hot scoop… Lt. Pete Buttigieg, US Navy Reserve, did a hitch in Afghanistan back in 2014. Needless to say, the slobbering media, such as CNN, makes a point of noting that Buttigieg was “part of a unit assigned to identify and disrupt terrorist finance networks.”
While he very well may have been assigned to this super-dooper Treasury Department military clone outfit, his particular task had little to do with finance busting. As noted in the video below, Buttigieg was little more than possibly the highest ranking and highest paid taxicab driver in all of CentCom.
In an interview with the civilian-owned Military.com, Buttigieg plainly stated;
You know I was driving and guarding vehicles a lot. When somebody got in my vehicle, I don’t think they really much cared what my day job was. They just wanted to know if I was gonna keep them safe.
Speaking only as a retired Marine, I can attest that the job of “protecting” a vehicle and to drive arounds a sub-unit senior officer attached to G-2 (Intel), that Marine assigned would more than likely be a LCpl (pay grade E-3). Keep in mind that according to the civilian-owned (but still accurate) NavyCyberSpace.com, Lance Coolie under 2-years on active duty pulls in a whopping $1805 a month.
The same NavyCyyberSpace.com website also notes that a Navy lieutenant (pay grade O-3) with less than two years of active duty pulls in a sweet $3,874 per month.
That’s a difference of $2,069 a month.
Again, speaking solely as a retired Marine, any officer relegated to such a task that Buttigieg was assigned, was usually looked upon as a total incompetent, completely incapable of successfully completing the tasks initially designated prior to deployment.
Suffice it to say, if Buttigieg were ever assigned to Pappy Boyington’s squadron, he’s be assigned to ensuring all the fighter planes had the requisite amount of propeller wash prior to each and every mission. He might also have been tasked with collecting grid squares for White Feather.