Stolen Valor!

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    Stolen Valor!

    Apparently, "the Cap'n" can't even get the rank right:

    The legendary cereal icon’s status as a captain has come under fire after eagle-eyed writers noticed that Cap’n Crunch only wears the bars of a Navy commander, not those of a captain. In the U.S. Navy, captains wear four bars on their uniforms, while commanders — one rank below captain – have three bars.
    The Navy is not amused:

    “We have no Cap’n Crunch in the personnel records – and we checked,” said Lt. Commander Chris Servello, director of the U.S. Navy’s news desk at the Pentagon. “We have notified NCIS and we’re looking into whether or not he’s impersonating a naval officer – and that’s a serious offense.”
    Pretty outrageous.

    From the Wall Street Journal

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    Many smaller vessels such as frigates and submarines are commanded by commanders. They are, however, called captain because they are the captain of their ship. I will write the War Department and tell them to start looking for a Commander Crunch. They'll find him on the bridge of some small boy, rest assured they'll find him!
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