Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
The only problem is part of the caption; 'former sniper'. I'm not sure what emphasis this minor fabrication gives the photo, in contrast to perhaps 'former Marine'. Would that still have been an issue in context?
There are two aspects to it. The misleading of the reader (or not misleading as you indicate) in the context of the story. And the effect it may have on the depicted person, who by informed persons might be regarded as a lier, based on the idea that he gave that information.