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CG of 3rd Infantry Division Targeted in Nigerian Scams
As a combat hardened Dog Faced Soldier, I found this story incredible from Savannah Morning News:
Ginger Cucolo knew something was fishy when her husband’s online Skype account still wasn’t set up for video calls.
Then he started ending all his sentences in “Love.”
That didn’t sound like her Tony.
“It was when Tony first deployed,” said Ginger Cucolo, wife of Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, the 3rd Infantry Division’s commanding general. “We were Skyping, but the visual still wasn’t on so it was basically like texting back and fourth. After the third day of the visual not working, I realized either something is wrong, or you’re not my husband.”
When her husband called a day later – allowing them a conversation longer than the brief moments they had shared online – he confirmed her suspicions. He had been so busy getting his troops situated in Iraq that he still hadn’t set up his Skype account.
This is crazy that even the spouse of one of the military victims is targeted and yet we seemingly can’t do anything about it. I love how Christopher Gray, from Army CID, is getting all the attention on this since they’ve worked so hard “exposing” this (at least since the CNN piece). But, I’m not bitter. I’m just glad the word is getting out there. I don’t care who the messenger is as long as the message is shared.
What can we do? For one, I beg everyone out there in the military that is reading this to make your Facebook, MySpace and other sites where you share photos private! I have been “trolling” the internet looking at military profiles and was surprised at how many troops are posting deployment and personal photos out there for just anyone to look at. This is how they steal these photos. PLEASE protect yourselves!
Now, all together, let’s sing the Dog Faced Soldier Song!!
I Wouldn’t Give A Bean
To Be A Fancy Pants Marine
I’d Rather Be A
Dog Face Soldier Like I Am
I Wouldn’t Trade My Old-O D’s
For All The Navy’s Dungarees
For I’m The Walking Pride
Of Uncle Sam
On Army Posters That I Read
It Says “Be All That You Can”
So They’re Tearing Me Down
To Build Me Over Again
I’m Just A Dog Face Soldier
With A Rifle On My Shoulder
And I Eat Raw Meat
For Breakfast E’V'RY Day
So Feed Me Ammunition
Keep Me In Third Division
Your Dog Face Soldier’s A-Okay