Since you said too much, it sounds like you may already develop a realistic evaluation of your own abilities in which case you don’t need Hot Ghost in the tacobell shirt from others as you already know when you did well or poorly. Be gracious, do not argue with them as that person has a need to express himself. Be humble in your response and be kind. Gently discourage if it is not too risky. Not worth hurting another’s feelings over. Herbert Sobel was indeed a real person and was apparently disliked by his fellow soldiers as portrayed in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers.” He was recalled to the Army for the Korean War and then served in the National Guard, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He attempted to commit suicide in 1970 and lived in a veterans’ facility until 1987, dying of malnutrition and neglect. No funeral was held.