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75th Ranger Charlie Company Vietnam 1968-1969

I am the wife of a VietNam Vet, and I am angry at this arrogant egotistical wannabe. I emailed his web site and his lackeys emailed back (they call

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For Val....

I found his description of the brave men and women who served our great country in Viet Nam better describes most of the actors and actresses in this

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WELCOME HOME BROTHERS!

Kilmer is just another member in the Jane Fondaism religion. They need to go to a VA hospital and put some time with the heroes there. Then go visit

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Why I Went to War

I had been living in Manhattan Beach, California for three years. The girls were beautiful, the wine was cheap and the first two years of college were

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Val Kilmer Dishonorable, Lying and DownRight Disgusting

I am the Proud daughter of a Vietnam and Korean War Veteran. My father was a proud citizen of the U.S., he was proud to support Our Country in any

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Check Out Charities Before You Give

This is a repeat of a warning we published just before Thanksgiving. Since we published that warning, we've received 4 or 5 additional advertisements from this organization. So, on the chance that you've received it, too, we're reminding you again -- check out those charities before you give.

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Val Kilmer fits the profile

Sad to say, Val Kilmer fits the profile of many now in public office here in the USA. Possibly, actually confirmably, it is the fact that our K-12

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To Val Kilmer

Mister Kilmer, you have just made a jackass of yourself, if you feel this way and are trying to retract your words to prevent loss of income or to

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A Perfect Resume'

Insulting veterans and the military in general... Getting quoted in a major publication on it... Denying he ever said it (another dodge much like I

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Happy Valentine's Day!

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Twisted Lies

If people think Esquire, or publications/sites like it, are a reputable publication(s), they need to check out other times where the people that write

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Mr. Kilmer, You are Indeed a Liar

Not only are you a liar, you are an uninformed liar. And you are not really a good actor either. Acting out scenes of life, especially real life,

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Mr. Kilmer, Who's Lying Now?

I really tried to withhold further judgment against Val Kilmer regarding his remarks until there was confirmation from Esquire on the validity of

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Truly saddened by the confirmation

Mr. Kilmer missed a great opportunity to admit an error and take steps to make amends. That course of action might have better served his political

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Thank you Editor for your defense of Vietnam Veterans!

Editor -- Thank you so much for your diligence and perseverance pursuing the accuracy of this matter. Unfortunately for our country, our political

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The Truth, and Nothing But...Kilmer

Mr. Kilmer, you have degraded the men and women who served and really continue to serve. Yes, we served for your right to free speech and you used

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Better Men Than He

I would like to inform Mr. Kilmer that I'm a Marine Vietnam veteran, that I volunteered for the Marines and for Vietnam, and that after serving I

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Esquire Confirms Val Kilmer Quote


Military-Money-Matters.com has received a response from Esquire regarding the quotes attributed to actor Val Kilmer in the 2005 Chuck Klosterman interview published by Esquire.

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Vietnam Veterans Facts

In the wake of some erroneous comments submitted recently about the Vietnam War and our Vietnam veterans, we've documented some statistics about them that will

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This guy is full of You-Know-What!

If anybody who has never been shot at or wondered where the next incoming will land, thinks he knows what it's like to be a soldier, he is wrong.

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Really?

You are talking about an interview where the conversation was about method acting. I read the whole interview and didn't see anything that even

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Delusional People Rarely Recall What They Have Said

Kilmer is definitely deluded if he believes he understands what went on in a Vietnam Veteran's mind as he watched his buddies die. The best possible

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Do you really believe everything the media says?

I have known Val for many years now. If he says he was misquoted I believe him. In the case of the infamous Rolling Stone article, I had been

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Val is unfit to live in this Country

I believe Val and all the other Loud Mouth Actors and People in the Movie Industry should be Banned from Making any Statements about something they

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Too much make-believe makes mush of the brain

Oh, me. It is astounding how many stars I have had to remove from my must watch list. The list was never long, but almost daily it gets shorter and

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Kilmer letter validated?

In my opinion, the most effective way for Mr. Kilmer to clear this up is to make a public statement on TV or syndicated radio station. Until then,

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What is Going On Here?

I'm a Viet Nam veteran, having served on active duty almost the entire period of the war and being honorably retired from the service as of 1982. I

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ITS TIME MR KLOSTERMAN TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED

It now seems that it’s time Mr. Klosterman stands up and be accountable for the article in which he wrote on Mr Val Kilmer regarding Vietnam veterans.

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Greatest Generation II

We overlooked them when fighting in Nam, but they will soon emerge as the generation that brought America out of the Second Great

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I AM A VIET NAM VET

This guy spent his career preparing for a part in a movie, Ha. A Viet Nam vet spends his whole life living the part in which he has been placed. But

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I want to believe Val

I have long been a fan of Mr. Kilmer's acting. I think, for example, that his interpretation of Doc Holiday in Tombstone was the definitive Doc

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Can't believe people would run with this

PLEASE READ THIS As the mother of a son currently serving, and the daughter of a vet in a family of vets than run in an unbroken line back to the

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Calibre of Vietnam Vets

Janet and Mates, Thank you all for defending the calibre of people most Vietnam veterans are. Around the world, from the USA, New Zealand and

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I'll Match IQ's with Kilmer and
Spot Him 10 Points

Like most liberals, Kilmer is a weasel, except he's not quite as smart as one of those little varmints. He DID express his contempt for Vietnam Vets

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Val Kilmer Responds


Military-Money-Matters.com has received a response from actor Val Kilmer to our article regarding his alleged comments to writer Chuck Klosterman during an interview for Esquire magazine, published in 2005.

This is his response, verbatim (emphasis ours):

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You Have No Idea!

Val? You should have shut your pie-hole while you had the chance. Now, I'll stop attending movies and never buy any of your DVD's. The same as I,

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Kilmer FOR Govenor!!!

After reading this article and analysis, I am all for Val Kilmer running for Governor of New Mexico! Especially after being misquoted for those

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Be A Man

Mr Kilmer,I know you must regret your dopey remarks and realise what a fool you have made of yourself. Be a man and make a public retraction and

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Paintball Game

Hey Val, how about a game of paintball to show your courage? We'll make a minor modification and use .45 ammo, let's see how brassy those balls are.

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POOR SOUL

Being a Korean War Veteran and a Vietnam Veteran, I think that you had better stop, pull your ears our of your behind, wake up and discover the world

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A Bad Mood, a Six-Pack,
and a Typewriter

Fred says it a lot better than I can. Signed, A three-tour volunter nam vet (swiftboats) A Bad Mood, a Six-Pack, and a Typewriter by Fred Reed

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Regard the source--ignore the moral

The term in the title was once the expression that literate people used to describe the comments of fools. Why do you get so wrought up over the

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More Hollywood Nonsense

I was in the Air Force for almost 23 years, all through the Cold War, from Korea in 1953 through all the Vietnam years to 1975. I have been hearing

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I'll Take a Vietnam Vet Any Day

My Father served 2 tours in Vietnam, and as a veteran myself, in the event something bad were to happen, I would much rather have a Vietnam vet by my

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Kilmer needs a reality check!

How dare this man! HE and his 'craft' need an adjustment for reality! I am so tired of HOLLYWOOD and the spoiled brats that have taken over the big

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Make believe

Val, I have always been a major fan of your acting. In all honesty, you are very good at what you do. Please don't assume that playing make believe

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Lest You Forget

Mr Kilmer, How dare you make such comments as you did about Vietnam vets being PUNKS, borderline crims, and they wouldn't make a football team.

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It is a shame

. . . to see such poor cranial genetics in one human being. He is such an arrogant, stupid, egotistical and uninformed male who can only wish he had

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Give Val A Break

People need to stop believing whatever the media says as if it were Gospel. Especially the right wing media which has a nasty habit of painting those

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Hey Hero!

Val Kilmer is a punk! He's like the rest of the hollywood fags who believe they're actually the part they played in a movie but never have or never

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Ignorant or Stupid

I can't decide if Kilmer is too ignorant to know how stupid he is, or too stupid to know how ignorant he is. Never forget that these people make

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Another One Bites the Dust!

Well, here is just one more self-serving moron who I will now boycott along with the myriad of others already on the list. Mr. Kilmer, you will get

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Another Hollywood Know-It-All

Mr. Kilmer, not sure where you were during the Vietnam era or after. I guess you were past the point after the draft was over. I was not one of

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Another Wannabe

Val Kilmer, please remember that Ignorance can be corrected, but Stupidity is Forever. In your case, better to be silent and thought an Idiot than

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Cocaine Fantasy

Mr. Kilmer, Please be mature enough to apologize for your grievous indiscretion and then shut your mouth, forever. As a former Marine, 84-09 90-91,

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Try an Escape TO Reality

Dear Val, You and your fellow actors, with few exceptions, have no knowledge about real things. Why should you? You have spent your whole adult

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Kilmer Confesses He is a Coward

When you read between the lines of what Kilmer says, he's saying he was and is a coward because he did NOT serve in the real military, and he was

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Who Is He Kidding?

I am not a football star and I didn't go to college and we were not rich my any means. I went because I had to, not because they said I had to,

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Pretty Boy Val

This pretty boy living in the fantasyland of Hellyweird, Val Kilmer, is typical of the Hellyweird crowd who think that we common folk need to hear

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Val Kilmer is Not That Person

The people of New Mexico deserve an INTELLIGENT and MATURE candidate to replace Mr. Richardson. Val Kilmer is not that person . . . unless, of course,

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Stolen Valor

Before these folks spout off, perhaps they should check the readily available facts. There is an excellent book titled Stolen Valor that sets the

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Happy Birthday, Ronnie -- We Miss You

Today, February 6, 2009, would be President Ronald Reagan's 98th birthday. We miss you, Mr. President, and we miss your leadership, which is sorely needed in America today.

Join us as we remember, and leave your own tribute.

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Iceman

Val, when you played Iceman, I thought you were only ACTING like an egocentric jerk. Now I understand why you did such a convincing job, you

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Val Kilmer's Make Believe World

Just another Swifty. And you think you know what it's like to shoot someone and to be shot at by acting it our? There is no way. You live in a

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Val Kilmer is an Arrogant Idiot

Unfortunately, another example of the Hollywood types who become delusional subject matter experts due to a little success in the film industry. His

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Hollywood Trash

This a**h*** don't merit all that text you wrote, nor political consideration of any sort. He's just Hollywood trash. One requirement for any

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Arguing With a Fool

I was there, served in Theater, mostly up country Thailand. Sorry, but I have not met any of Mr. Kilmer's descriptions in my fellow veterans

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Not a Punk Actor

I had one quarter of graduate school, when I enlisted. And while I was in Nam, 12B20, APO 96325, one of my friends was a bar-certified lawyer, serving

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Kilmer is the New Jane Fonda

Mr. Kilmer, get over yourself! You believe you understand more than the Vietnam Vet or any veteran what it's like to find yourself in the middle of

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Disgusted with Val Kilmer

Sir, Let me begin by saying I am not American, nor a Vietnam Veteran. However, I am a veteran of my country's armed forces. I also have American

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Val Kilmer is a Wannabe

I think Val Kilmer is just like the millions of Wannabe soldiers who roam the bars telling war stories about a war they were never in and battles they

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Val Kilmer, Three Bagger

Mr. Kilmer, You have to be one of the most out-of-touch idiots to walk the face of this earth! I am a Viet Nam Era vet and am still, after 33 years,

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Retired Vietnam Veteran

How can a rational person with any intelligence comment on such air head babblings of such a total nonentity. A vote for him would be a vote for

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Proud Swiftboat Sailor / Vietnam Veteran

I am ashamed to say that at one time I thought you were a good actor. I no longer have any like for you or your acting. You have shown your

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Poor Egotistical Val Kilmer

OK . . . I'm going to be as nice as I possible can about this. I came from an educated family. I decided to join the military after I graduated from

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Captain, USAF Ret

I think Mr. Kilmer played himself very accurately when he was talking down to Maverick in the early part of Top Gun. A sneering, self-appointed

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Big Dave

They ended the draft before I turned 18 . . . and to this day I have mixed feelings about not joining up. I missed out on so much in the area of

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Proud Nam Vet

Mr. Kilmer, and I use the term "Mr." with reservation, is a victim of his trade. Typical of most thespians, he has immersed his relatively uneducated

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Utter Nonsense

Arrogance is but one of the attributes that occurs to me. None of the Vietnam Vets I've know fit your description. Your point of view, that you

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Vietnam Vet's Daughter

Mr. Kilmer, I would like you to know that my father is a very, very proud Vietnam Vet. He is far from a deadbeat, was not beaten by his father, nor

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Val Kilmer is Bacchus

This cowardly, moronic imbecile, as so aptly put by Howie, is King of Bacchus 2009, the Mardi Gras Krewe to which I belong. All members are being

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Kilmer's Top Gun Scenes Shot on the Ground!

Yep, he is so good at research and being the character, he threw up all over the cockpit on his first, and last, flight in a Tomcat (F-14). Every one of

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Inadequacies

Arrogance is generally a cover-up for inadequacy. And Mr. Kilmer seems to have plenty of both. Apparently one of his inadequacies is a failure to

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Stay Out of Dark Alleys

I'm glad he wasn't on my fire team. We saw a lot of 90-day wonders that thought they had it together unravel at their first encounter. Val, just

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Another Despicable Hollywood Elite . . .

He is now right up there on my hate list -- after John F. Kerry, and Hanoi Jane Fonda. When will these brainless leftists just go away? It is

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Former Navy LT

From the quotation it sounds like Mr. Kilmer must have sustained head injuries in the third-rate films Batman Forever and The Saint. It would be

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The Truth Was Far Different

In my case, I gave ua a 3-year, draft-deferred fellowship to grad school to enlist in 1967. My choices were not unique. Many of my fellow soldiers were

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Val Kilmer Insults Vietnam Vets

One-time Hollywood pretty boy Val Kilmer, who portrayed "Iceman" in the Tom Cruise hit Top Gun, thinks he might run for governor of New Mexico. But he won't get any votes from Vietnam vets! In an interview for Esquire magazine in 2005, Kilmer characterizes Vietnam vets as

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for that Special Guy!

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Super Bowl Cardinals
Have Extra Man on the Field

When the Arizona Cardinals take the field in Tampa for Super Bowl XLIII, in their first-ever Super Bowl appearance, there will be an extra player on the field. You won't see him, but he'll be there nevertheless. And he'll play the

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