A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston.
“What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” the person wrote.
The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy.
Here are his actual Facebook posts that he helpfully put on his Twitter page;
CBS News calls him a Vietnam Era Veteran. But, according to his own LinkedIn Profile, that’s barely so – Saigon fell on April 30th, 1975 and by his own account, Gilmore enlisted in May 1975;
The US government considers the Vietnam Era as February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975. So depending on the day that Gilmore actually enlisted, he may, just barely be a Vietnam Era veteran for a few days. In the above profile, in his own words, Gilmore says that he served in the Army and the Navy, but you’ll notice in the picture above that I snagged from his Facebook account, he’s wearing BDUs with a Marine Corp tape over his pocket.
His Army career lasted two years and six months, but he also served in the Navy for four years, by his own account, but there was four years between them, so I have to wonder what cut his Army career short. Regardless, I’m not worried about his threats to beat us with his copy of the FM 10-22 (Army Baking Operations) & FM 10-23 (Army Troop Feeding Operations). He doesn’t represent veterans, he’s just a loud mouth punk hiding behind his uniform.