Old Trooper sends us a link that he says “smells funny” and I have to agree. First there’s this picture of Kenneth L. Godwin, who died last week at the age of 65;
He’s wearing a Combat Action Badge which is authorized for service after September 18, 2001. If he’s 65, he’s probably too old to have earned one. The obituary reads;
65, of Lincoln, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at BryanLGH Medical Center East. Ken was born on July 28, 1947 in Charleston, South Carolina to Rev. Dr. William and Juanita Godwin. Ken retired from the Army after twenty years active duty and 10 years attached service. Detached to Special Forces, 101st Screaming Eagles-Rangers, serving in Vietnam and other posting throughout the world. A decorated veteran was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, two Silver Stars and four Bronze Stars, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Expert Marksman Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon.
OK. I don’t know what “10 years attached service” means, unless it’s reserve service and whoever wrote the obit doesn’t know what they’re talking about. And that “Detached to Special Forces, 101st Screaming Eagles-Rangers” sounds more like an Eddie Murphy routine than it does an actual military career. Again that might be the fault of whoever wrote the obituary, but that CAB was on his uniform, along with air crew wings, while he was still alive.