Dating a combat veteran
Use this as a time to weigh the positives and negatives of this life.
Take time to really consider what it looks like long term, consider the possibility of moves (and not just the exotic possibilities but the very real not ideal possibilities), deployments, training, absences…
“It’s heartbreaking listening to these stories,” he says.
The 2,600-person command Grey serves is in Quantico, Va., and it investigates felonies in which Army personnel are victims or perpetrators.
If you are contacted by somebody using these pictures on a dating site or a social network, you are being scammed.“Military members are taken care of in a military zone,” he says. If they’re not on patrol or in a firefight, they have access to cybercafes, Skype, and can communicate with their family.” Grey has been battling military-romance scams for about six years.“I’ve been cussed out several times,” he says, describing calls from women who have “waited at the airport for someone who never showed up.” Sometimes those who call the command are relatives alarmed by an online entanglement involving their mother or sister.“The criminals will say, ‘I can’t — I’m on a top-secret mission,’ or ‘I don’t have a computer,’ ” according to Grey.“They’ll make up every excuse they can.” As an infantryman who later became a combat correspondent and served in the first Gulf War, Grey knows better.