New Video Blasts Massive Hole in Nathan Phillips Reputation
New Video Blasts Massive Hole in Nathan Phillips Reputation Earlier this week, Phillips’ version of events surrounding the confrontation with the Covington Catholic High School boys near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington was shown to be false. Now, Phillips’ fantastical military claims are coming under fire. Once calling himself a “recon ranger” in a Vogue article, reports are now surfacing that Phillips had a much less glorious job: refrigerator mechanic. The clip was posted to Twitter by Phil Kerpen, and captures Phillips saying four damning words- “I’m a Vietnam vet.” “I’m a Vietnam Vet. I served in Marine Corps 72 to 76. I got discharged May 5, 1976. I got honorable discharge and one of the boxes shows peacetime or, what my box says is that I was **in theater**. I don’t talk much about my Vietnam times.” Phillips also posted pictures of his “veteran stuff” to his Native Youth Alliance Facebook page, but a little research shows the items are in no way military issued or awarded. The POW/MIA and Vietnam war veteran coins appear to be mass-manufactured tokens, not challenge coins given by military units.