The biggest risk with relating your old war stories is overlooking the presence of others who were there — and remember the stories differently.
If Hillary is going to make up this stuff, surely she can come up with something better. Like that time she single-handedly charged a machine gun nest, flinging grenades and spraying the enemy with her automatic weapon, sending the enemy fleeing in panic, and saving her entire platoon.
Yeah, I know, who would believe it? Probably more than you would expect.