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Elderly Black Marine Called a “Fake” by Soldiers After Appearing in Photo With NFL Star

The family of a 77 year old Marine say they are upset that their elderly relative wasDeAngelo_Williams ridiculed as a “fake” and liar after appearing in a photo with an NFL player.

Player D’Angelo Williams snapped a photo of James Wesley Bolden after Williams decide to give up his airline seat to the elderly man, but many online commenters have accused Bolden, who was dressed in full uniform,  of being a fake.

Family members say Bolden spent 25 years in the Marine Corps and has the medals to prove it.

“What he did was a very noble thing, and it wasn’t wasted on someone who was not a Marine. This was a Marine in every sense of the word,” said cousin James H. Bolden, according to WMC TV.

The family says they were pleased that Williams gave up his seat for Bolden, but say they were disheartened when other Marines began calling Bolden a fake.

“That’s almost akin to someone saying you’re not a citizen when you’ve been here in this country and you have represented it well,” H. Bolden added.

Some of the soldiers at guardiansofvalor.com said Bolden was wearing his medals in the wrong place, but as H. Bolden notes, the 77 year old man has dementia.

He says that instead of criticizing the elderly man, people should be praising him for his service.

“He doesn’t know it yet but he will be sitting in this seat when he boards the plane I always give up my 1st class seat! #isalutethetroops,” NFL player DeAngelo Williams wrote on Facebook prior to giving his seat to Bolden.

The Carolina Panther said he’s a patriot and always gives it up for the troops.

“I always do that and for those of you that are saying I shouldn’t have posted keep calm and enjoy my page and happy 4th of July (it’s called being patriotic for life),” Williams wrote.

 

 

 

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13 Comment

  1. As usual not surprised at all.The one’s who did must suffer from some type of PTSD or just some deep seated hate of seeing a black man wearing the uniform.
    Instead of them trying to find out they were real fast to rush to judgement on this black man.
    This falls right into the usual racist patten of being profiled for the wrong reasons.

  2. If he would have been white they wouldn’t have questioned the situation. Dumb racists asses!!

  3. Once a Marine, always a Marine, no one can take that away from you if you survive Parris Island, SC or San Diego, Ca.

  4. Thanks for you service & God Bless! To DeAngelo Williams God Bless you too!

  5. Nobody cares about troops. They don’t save people they kill people for rich agendas and call it terrorist from caves with magic carpets….

  6. To say that people questioned him was racist is the most ignorant thing I’ve read all morning. My husbands best friend who he went through a & c school and his first enlistment is black. He doesn’t see color and everyone else doesn’t. That’s just really bigoted to say when in fact there have been imposters who do in fact act like they are service members so they can get a discount or some type of recognition they didn’t earn. It was a mistake that those guys made, but sometimes it gets old and they can’t tell who has lied or is telling the truth.

  7. We live in White America we Black people need to just F some of these W people up thats what they are doing to us,look at the news.

  8. Of course he’s a FAKE. The White-man’s Marines didn’t start the FORCED integration program until after 1945. Black males were NOT “field” Marines. They were NOT attached to any Marine unit in America as fighters. They were ALL non combat personal.

    White males did not allow Blacks any prominent roles in the white-man’s Marines until the late 60s. Impossible for the black man to accumulate all them medals and be basically non-combat. White people MUST distantly separate themselves from this breed of people. The black man insists he is a child – not a man – and demands white people feed him, house him, feed his kids, employ him…I mean put the NIPPLE in his mouth. So pathetic. How can the black man look at himself in the mirror and get any self-respect? He is but a child in the white man’s world…And HE DEMAND THAT STATUS

  9. Salee, you are obviously an idiot! Maybe all Indians and Blacks should just band together and steal everything that belongs to the White man like he did to the American Indian when he came to America and since they forced Blacks to come here and when they were freed, the White man stole from them, if you find a White man with lots of property you can bet your granny he stole it from the American Indian or a Black Family! Most Blacks I know have worked hard for everything they own from cleaning the dirty stinking homes of the White man to cooking their food, whereas they should have poisoned every one of them and we would not have the greed and wars we have today! The White man is good for one thing stealing what does not belong to him! It is a FACT that the majority of people on food stamps, drawing a free check every month are WHITE!

  10. Have you noticed the news has changed its approach lately? What used to neve be brought up or discussed has changed. It is that time to chagnge our stance on this though.

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