I see how one could be skeptical about a WWII vet being on TD, but I don't follow how it would be more unusual for an older person to use the name of a 18th century pirate as a handle than it would be for a younger person.
I declared it "somewhat jaunty" - I thought that was as qualified as I could make it. And it was just my observation. Other people are vouching for the guy, so I take him at his word. I know a veteran of Guadalcanal, Peleliu and Okinawa. He missed Iwo because he had malaria. His wife of 67 years just passed last October. I just don't see people of that generation going by something like "Bartholomew Roberts" on a forum or website - but I don't get out much. MY screen name, which I've used for 20+ years is one part acronym, one part pilot "call sign" and one part pirate nickname, so I should probably hold my tongue next time this topic comes up.
I never said "Edward Teach" is not legitimate. I was merely explaining why skepticism is not unreasonable.
This post was edited on 2/19 at 4:40 pm