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Warship ball cap #11939478 03/30/17
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Is it in bad taste to wear a Warship's ball cap if you are not in the Navy? I heard they gave out the generic hat as a gift to visitors and such, so I would assume not, but not being in the navy I don't want any stolen valour issues. I'm just a fan of Battleships!



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Re: Warship ball cap [Re: Sillyak] #11940121 03/31/17
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I have one just like that. Don't remember where it came from. I was in the Navy (and Air Force). I'd say wear it in good health. Good old ship, the Missouri. Japan didn't like it much.

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I bought one of those on the Missouri for my dad, a navy vet. Very cool ship.

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Considering the amount of merchandise made and sold today (to keep the ship preserved) there isn't a man alive under his late 80's who could have served on the USS North Carolina. It's a sure bet 99% of the people buying and wearing this gear never served on the ship - buy it and wear it in good health - you're honoring those who served. Big Mo - has a prominent place in naval and world history.

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When I see a hat identifying some ship I know something about I generally ask if the person served on it. Usually answer is "No" and it's no big deal either way.


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My ol' man wore a warship ballcap. BB 61 the USS Iowa, which he served on during Korea. All us kids bought one when we took the tour.....

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It is only stolen valor if you misrepresent yourself. Otherwise it is a tribute to a fine ship and those who served on her.


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Thanks for the clarification guys!

I'm going to see the USS Missouri in two weeks. I can't wait!


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