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thedrifter
08-26-02, 03:10 PM
BALLAD OF THE WANNABE
(by Charlie Broz)

Special troops in their own minds,
But underneath not what one finds,
Not real men, but just phonies,
Nothin' but trash, them Wannabees.

Mike Force, Recon, and A-Teams,
Heroes all, but in their dreams.
Many claims we all shall see,
None more clear than the Wannabee.

Forced to live off others's toil,
Their false claims make your blood boil.
They wouldn't start if just they knew,
But Wannabees aint got no clue.

Ranger tabs and all that stuff,
Talk real big, and think they're tough,
Scum who brag so all can see,
Ain't no man, just a Wannabee.

In his mind he must just wait,
'Til shown up to meet his fate.
Once exposed he always finds,
The real thing treats him unkind.

So put all that stuff on your chest,
Make believe you are the best.
Once found out, this too will pass,
Wannabee, we'll kick your a$$. "

Sempers,

Roger

thedrifter
08-26-02, 03:29 PM
These are the laws pertaining to the illegal wearing/sale/manufacture of decorations and medals, and the laws governing the illegal wearing of the uniform of the United States Military.




Title 18 United States Code

Sec. 702. Uniform of the armed services and Public Health Service

Whoever, in any place within the jurisdiction of the United States or in the Canal Zone, without authority, wears the uniform, or a distinctive part thereof or anything similar to a distinctive part of the uniform of any of the armed services of the United States, Public Health Service or any auxiliary of such, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Sec. 704. Military Medals or Decorations

(a) In General. - Whoever knowingly wears, manufactures, or sells any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such forces, or the ribbon, button, or rosette of any such badge, decoration or medal, or any colorable imitation thereof, except when authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(b) Congressional Medal of Honor. - (The FBI takes this quite seriously) SLW

(1) In general. - If a decoration or medal involved in an offense under subsection (a) is a Congressional Medal of Honor, in lieu of the punishment provided in that subsection, the offender shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

(2) Definitions. - (A) As used in subsection (a) with respect to a Congressional Medal of Honor, "sells" includes trades, barters, or exchanges for anything of value.

(B) As used in this subsection, "Congressional Medal of Honor" means a medal awarded under section 2741, 6241 or 8741 of Title 10.

Author's commentary:

Regarding 18 U.S.C. Sec. 702 and 704(a):

18 U.S.C. Sec. 3559(a)(7) provides that an offense having a maximum assessable term of confinement of more than 30 days and less than 6 months is a Class B misdemeanor.

18 U.S.C. Sec. 3571(b)(6) provides that the maximum fine for a Class B misdemeanor not resulting in death is $5,000 per count on which the Defendant is convicted.

Regarding 18 U.S.C. Sec. 704(b):

18 U.S.C. Sec. 3559(a)(6) provides that an offense having a maximum assessable term of confinement of more than six months and less than one year is a Class A misdemeanor.

18 U.S.C. Sec. 3571(b)(5) provides that the maximum fine for a Class A misdemeanor not resulting in death is $100,000 per count on which the Defendant is convicted.


Sempers,

Roger