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Posted by Yaki-Jones 23 days ago

Former Navy SEAL and YouTuber Ken Rhee gives an update in Ukraine and asks for donations

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Ken Rhee, a former captain of the Navy Special Warfare Team (UDT/SEAL) and a YouTuber, who left for Ukraine to join the Ukrainian International Volunteer Army, updated netizens on his situation through his YouTube channel. 

On April 28th, his YouTube channel manager updated the channel's community tab with a brief update of Ken Rhee's situation. He wrote, "Greetings. This is the ROKSEAL manager.

Many people have asked about how they can support LT Ken Rhee who is currently on the front line of defense of Ukraine.

It has been 2 months since Russia began the invasion and the war continues to intensify. The right equipment and supply are essential to fighting effectively and we would kindly accept any donations from you to purchase, package, and send him what he needs on the battlefield.

There are reliable courier services supporting the war effort whom we are in contact to facilitate the delivery."


At the end of the post, however, the manager asked for a donation via PayPal which rubbed some netizens the wrong way. Some of the comments include: "Why would he ask for donations? It was his choice to join the war.", "What a tool. I don't understand how could someone beg for money, posting pictures during a war.", "Lol, how much money does he want to make off of this gimmick? He said he can't take actual supplies as donations.", "Typical narcissist."  

Meanwhile, Ken Rhee himself gave an update on his whereabouts back on March 30th on his personal Instagram

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red_beryl
red_beryl4,832 pts 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

A lot of volunteers and ukr soldiers are trying to raise funds for equipment for the army so he isn't the only one

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Sunshiner123
Sunshiner123291 pts 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

for all those who say people should donate/ support or shut up - I think the issue at hand is people (Knetz) questioning whether Ken Rhee is actually fighting in Ukraine, or this is a publicity stunt (esp as the plea makes it seem like he's only raising funds for himself and not his comrades/ battalion). I haven't been really following about this guy other than his volunteering in Ukraine story so don't know how legit he is, but this latest story smells a lot like a scam really.

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