I have a lot of respect for those who have chosen to serve in the US armed forces, though I have never served. My father served in Vietnam on two tours and never pressured us to become a military family, I think he new what the ultimate cost could be, and he's always been quiet and humble about his service record. Even though he's very active in his local VFW and in raising money for local vets returning from overseas he rarely ever mentions his time in the military.
It pisses me off to no end when people use their military service as a soapbox to claim their patriotism. No one is ipso facto more of a patriot for having a service record and it's incredibly insulting to people like my father when people wear it like a badge in order to command respect when they're not willing to behave in a respectful manner.
Since I know you're still reading this truthbadger, stick it up your ass. You shame your fellow service members.