Don Shipley sends us this post on a lovely lady’s blog. She tells the story of a chance encounter with this scumbag, Eugene Pottinger;
He joined the military and served primarily in Vietnam from age 18-38. In those 20 years his title would be Commander Navy Seal. Things began to get emotional for me as he talked. I could see the hurt in his eyes and that made me sad. He said that he spent 5 years in the states and the first 8 months training to become a seal. His mission was to seek and destroy. He was a POW (Prisoner of War) for almost 4 years. Upon being released he came back to the states and spent 18 months in Maryland to try and get back to a regular state of mind. I didn’t push him to talk about what happened as I knew he had been through so much. He also had been exposed to Agent Orange. At that point he had a decision to get out of the military or volunteer to help get other people out of being a POW. He said at that point it was like a suicide mission for him. He said he really didn’t have much to live for and if he were to get killed while serving it was ok but if he could get our men back then he got back at those people that hurt him. He said that he found one of our men and got him back home. I asked where he had served and he said Siagon, Vitnam mostly but also Taiwan, Aboud & Hanowi.
Of course, the easy thing to check is the Department of Defense POW/MIA Office list and he’s not there. And since Don Shipley sent us the link, you know he’s never been a SEAL, Commander or otherwise.
I’m sure the lady’s heart was in the right place and this scoundrel took advantage of that. I’m grateful that there are people out there like the young lady who would welcome veterans into their towns and buy them a good meal, but she’s lucky that she got away from this scum bucket with her life. He doesn’t look like the brightest bulb in the chandelier.