My father was a US Navy hospital corpsman for 23 years. He took a bullet in the back in Korea, recovered physically, and eventually took another bullet by his own hand after years of depression. He was a proud sailor and strong proponent of national defense.
He would be pissed as hell to see Republican politicians using men in uniform as window-dressing for their political and fundraising events as shown in the picture with this article.
Josh Marshall covers the story here . . . and points out that the offensive winger practice is not just bad taste - it's also illegal.
To any North Carolina military types reading this, how do you like being used as props for Republican politicians? That's what the right wing thinks of you . . . props at best, pawns at worst.