While there are people crying foul that this was just a publicity stunt (which, hey, it worked!), at least it is someone making the news for doing something good. Even if he is calling publicity for himself, he is also calling publicity for those who serve our country.
#Hattip to Deangelo.
* UPDATE * One of my followers on twitter brought up that some of his USMC friends were doubting the legitimacy of the service member in question (ex: wearing head gear indoors, medal placement on uniform).