Veteran Clothing Mily Truong

Yes….that is a Purple Heart on his shirt.

Complaints about about Billy Truong’s Veteran Clothing has been plastered all over Military and tactical gear sites for the last few days.   Why?  People originally assumed that this clothing company was owned by military veterans or was donating to veteran causes.  Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Veterans are downright pissed at Billy Truong and his clothing company members.  They’ve been tromping around in Purple Heart shirts, saluting, and posing in “vet” shirts at military monuments.  Most of us former military combat arms members have friends or teammates who’ve earned that purple heart.  Some are not here with us today.  Veteran Clothing company folks seem to think it means nothing.  The site Guardian of Valor first broke this story a few days ago after numerous complaints about the companies name and products.

A ‘Veteran‘ — whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve — is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to, and including his life. That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact.  Veteran Clothing posted a formal apology (seen below) stating that they only  meant “veteran” in sense of an experienced person. Well, if they’re making it clear that they’re not affiliated with the veterans community, and they’re are using their own ‘spin’ on the meaning of ‘veteran’ as someone who has extensive experience in a field, why do people in promo pics salute, an1d copy mannerisms that a veteran of the United States Armed Forces would use.  In addition…..making a Purple heart shirt.  Does Veteran Clothing think REAL veterans are stupid? Their site is here, http://veteranclothing.tumblr.com/

Veteran Clothing Purple Heart

Wearing a Purple Heart shirt in from of memorial? Even as a veteran I wouldn’t do it.

Billy Truong has not earned the right to rock a Purple Heart or represent the award in any way shape or form. “The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration” (The Military Order of The Purple Heart) The Purple Heart, however, is NOT awarded to members of a some douchbag dance crew who take pictures of each other doing gangsta poses

Billy is capitalizing on the general public’s association of the word ‘veteran’ with the military.  Pretty pathetic…..and ridiculously poser.  Please watch the video below to see these tool-bags in action. 

 

Here’s the BS letter of apology Veteran Clothing sent out

Veteran Clothing

Rangerup.com Had a few choice words concerning Veteran Clothing’s apology:

You know what? Truong’s right. The term “Veteran” can be used in reference to numerous occupations. Truong’s response would have sufficed if the name of his company was the only concern. There are a few problems, though. The main being that he has marketed apparel with a military theme—like a shirt and jacket that says “Salute Me,” and the best of all: A Purple fucking Heart plastered right on the breast of one of his shirts, with George Washington’s image replaced by his company’s “V” logo.   If that’s not enough evidence to give you an immediate douche verdict, I’ve got more.  Veteran Clothing’s Facebook page was loaded with homoerotic-looking models posing with their wear in front of what looked like a war memorial—one of these photographs, in which the model was wearing the “Salute Me” shirt, shows him tritely saluting the sky while standing next to an antiaircraft gun.

 

 And here are more pics of Veteran Clothing douchbags:

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