Soldiers are the "damn few" and they ought to feel pretty special when they see imitation. It should just reaffirm that they're achieving something a lot of people only dream of.
side note: Nothing wrong with a civilian wearing the odd military piece of clothing here and there - can actually look pretty cool - but people who wear full soldier gear in public who are not part of the military just...make me feel embarrassed for them. :\
I saw a guy at the dog-run recently who was wearing a boonie cap, a camel pack(he was sipping it too as he scoped out the AO*), an OD t-shirt, camo pants and desert combat boots. It's not even intimidating, it's just odd and out of place.
Here we are again bro -just you and me. Same kind of moon same kind of jungle. Real number 10 remember? Whole platoon, 32 men chopped into meat... We walk out just you and me, nobody else. Right on top huh? Not a scratch... Not a fuckin' scratch... - Sgt.Mac, Predator