Nathan Phillips, the Indian who became the center of a viral confrontation with Catholic high school students in Kentucky at the weekend, never served in the Vietnam War and was not deployed abroad, the Marine Corps confirmed. 19659002] Phillips, then known as Nathaniel R. Stanar, served in the Marine Corps reserve for four years before leaving in 1976 with a rank of private. During his stay at the Marine Reserve, he was a refrigerant technician and an anti-tanker missionary.  64-year-old Phillips has won a national spotlight while singing and playing a drum while facing face to face with a Kosovo Catholic high school student Nick Sandman. Phillips later explained that he was trying to intervene among the students and the group of black street preachers who screamed racist insults both on Indians and on white children. OUT
Many media, including The Washington Post and Detroit Free Press, describe Phillips as a veteran of the Vietnam War in weekend confrontation reports. The post corrected his report, noting the proper length of Phillips military service and the lack of military service. The Free Press added an editor's note to his original story, "It is unclear whether the former US Navy Fleet Nathan Phillips served in the Vietnam War as originally stated in this article." The free press came to Phillips to make clear that Phillips attended Marcia's indigenous people in Washington on Friday, and this March coincided with the March of Life Students of Cotvington who attended the Tramp's "The Red America" - the "Great America" hat, initially criticized for that they seemed to mock at Phillips, but the emergence of a video showing them as bullied provoked a widespread review of the circumstances surrounding the incident
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These young people are just rough through our space, like what's been going on for 500 years here, "he said," Just walking through our territories, feeling like "it's ours." "
Phillips has since offered to visit the school and to conduct a dialogue on cultural sections.Tanding Sandmann told NBC he wants to talk to Phillips today
Associated Press contributed to this report