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Did DeAngelo Williams Really Salute the Troops?

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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams caused quite a stir on Facebook Monday when he posted the above photo to his timeline.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Williams immediately got some negative feedback from the FB haters ("u seem to like being showy about it too") but most followers applauded the gesture ("all I got to say is mad respect. Thanks for the support to vets").

Then a few observers looked closely at the photograph.

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So many questions: does this guy look like a real Marine? Is this a case of stolen valor? If he's not a Marine, does that make DeAngelo's gesture less meaningful? Should he even be calling attention to himself if he's giving up his seat? Sort it out for us in the comments below.

 

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