Marines Catch Native American Activist In Major Lie

Nathan Phillips, the Native American who became the focal point of a viral confrontation with students from a Kentucky Catholic high school over the weekend, never served in the Vietnam War and wasn’t deployed overseas, the Marine Corps confirmed Wednesday.

Phillips, then known as Nathaniel R. Stanard, served in the Marine Corps Reserve for four years before leaving in 1976 with the rank of private. During his time in the Marine Reserve, he was a refrigerator technician and anti-tank missileman.

The 64-year-old Phillips gained a national spotlight when he was featured singing and playing a drum while standing face-to-face with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann. Phillips later explained that he was trying to intervene between the students and a group of black street preachers who were shouting racist insults at both the Native Americans and the white kids.

Numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post and Detroit Free Press, described Phillips as a Vietnam War veteran in reports on the confrontation over the weekend. The Post corrected its report, noting the correct length of Phillips’ military service and his lack of deployments. The Free Press added an editor’s note to its initial story that read: “It is unclear if former U.S. Marine Nathan Phillips served in the Vietnam War, as originally stated in this article. The Free Press has reached out to Phillips in order to clarify that information.”

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Phillips was attending the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday. That march coincided with the March for Life, which the Covington students were attending.

The Covington students, some of whom wore Trump supporters’ trademark red “Make America Great Again” hats, were initially criticized for appearing to mock Phillips, but the emergence of video showing them being harassed has prompted a widespread re-examination of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Phillips told The Associated Press in an interview published Sunday that some students were disparaging Native Americans.

These young people were just roughshodding through our space, like what’s been going on for 500 years here,” he said. “Just walking through our territories, feeling like ‘this is ours.'”

Phillips has since offered to visit the school and lead a dialogue about cultural understanding. Sandmann told NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday that he’d like to speak with Phillips as well.

source: foxnews.com

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  • Stan Lee
    Posted January 24, 2019 7:56 pm 0Likes

    Drummer Phillips can prove whether or not he served in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine. All that is necessary is the USMC Serial number assigned to him, his name as carried in the Corps. It’s all a matter of record, and hardly ever forgotten by members or former members of armed services. So…let’s have that number, Mr. Phillips and that will prove the veracity of your claim.

    • Wayne
      Posted April 6, 2019 10:19 pm 0Likes

      I’m certainly assuming you were in the military in the 60 or even 70s? Your so sure we don’t forget our serial #s. Well for those who served when
      SS # was used I can understand. I was RA 1968-69. I do have a good idea what my # is/was but may be off regarding middle #s which included a few 6sand 9s but not real sure. I remember somewhat better if I make like reporting in. I know many that can’t recall to well. But then it 2 was 50 years dude. I have my DD214s but not ez access. Try understand many were listed as Vietnam Era vets and reporters just neglect to clarify. Be thankful he served! Junk that political crap. Vietnam era or if in-country was not real
      Choice but orders to go. I know believe me. Being RA means I enlisted but only after getting draft notice. Still vets even those who didn’t go to Noam! OK

    • Jeffrey Dorfman
      Posted May 13, 2019 12:41 am 0Likes

      FOR THE RECORD:
      He never said he served in Vietnam. He said he is a Vietnam Veteran, which according to congress is anyone who served during the Vietnam War is considered a Vietnam Veteran. If he said he served in the Vietnam theater of war, then, and only then, would he had lied.
      – Jeffrey Dorfman
      U.S.N. Retired. ‘69-‘96
      Life member, Vietnam
      Veterans of America.

  • Navy PO2
    Posted January 25, 2019 8:05 pm 0Likes

    Maybe he was attacked by a refrigerator.

  • Navy PO2
    Posted January 25, 2019 8:06 pm 0Likes

    Maybe he was attacked by a refrigerator!

  • Bill Dunn
    Posted January 25, 2019 8:15 pm 0Likes

    Another radical liar. To his own ends he speaks. With forked tongue no less. When there are no consequences to lies every Tom Dick and Harry is. A brave soul.

    • Bob Nall
      Posted April 30, 2019 10:31 pm 0Likes

      He is what the Marines call a “shit bird”. Should be shot in the head by every Marine who served.

  • G
    Posted January 25, 2019 8:33 pm 0Likes

    This Philipps, must’ve been a s–t bird during his three year stint in the USMC. Never deployed to Vietnam
    and had gone AWOL 2 or 3 times while he was in service. And after 3 years of his service, he got out
    as a Private? Yup, 3 years stint as a Reefer (Refrigerator) Technician and rank of Private. Yup, the guy was a non hacker and a disgrace as a Marine!

  • Yvonne Bennett
    Posted January 25, 2019 9:54 pm 0Likes

    LIAR,LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE !!!!!

  • vince
    Posted January 27, 2019 12:23 am 0Likes

    this toothless scum bag is [email protected]

  • Searchin4Truth
    Posted January 27, 2019 12:57 am 0Likes

    Right!
    Like getting in someone’s face and beating a drum isn’t intimidating?

    You have got to f’ing be kidding me!

    The indian needs deprogramming.

  • Timothy Yorgan
    Posted March 26, 2019 6:35 pm 0Likes

    What I got a kick out of…was watching his “Dumbo” ears wiggle with the rhythm of the “Tootsie-Pop” stick he was beating his “ceremonial” drum with.

  • Wayne
    Posted April 6, 2019 10:35 pm 0Likes

    I’m certainly assuming you were in the military in the 60 or 70s? Your so sure we don’t forget our serial #s. Well for those who served when
    SS# was used I can understand. I was RA 1968-69. I do have a good idea what my # is/was but may be but not real sure. I recall better if I make like reporting in. I know many that can’t recall to well. But then it 2 was 50 years dude. I have my DD214s but not ez access. Try understand many were listed as Vietnam Era vets and reporters just neglect to clarify. Be thankful he served! Junk that political crap. Vietnam era or if in-country was not real
    Choice but orders to go.

  • Wayne
    Posted April 6, 2019 11:02 pm 0Likes

    In assuming you were in the military in the 60/70s? Your so sure and or those who served when SS#understand. I was RA 1968-69. I do have a good idea what my # is/was but not real sure. I recall better if I make like reporting in. I know many that can’t recall to well. But then it was 50 years dude. I have DD214s but not ez access. Try understand many were listed as Vietnam Era vets and reporters just neglect to clarify. Be thankful he served! Junk that political crap. Vietnam era or in-country was not real
    Choice but orders to go.

  • STEPHEN FLOWERS
    Posted July 1, 2019 7:52 pm 0Likes

    ANOTHER INFLAMMATORY STORY CONCERNING THE ‘FAKE NEWS!’ NO FACT CHECKING, TODAY’S REPORTERS ARE NOT TRUE JOURNALIST, THEY ARE OPINIONATED WITH THEY PRESUME IS CORRECT. TODAY’S REPORTERS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT IN COLLEGE BY PROFESSORS WHO LEAN TO COMMUNISM. THIS HAS BEEN GOIUNG ON FOR DECADES. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CORRECT AGAIN, TODAY’S NEWS IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE, IT SURELY IS NOT THE CORRECT NEWS!

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