An epidemic of wannabees...POWs, Green Berets, SEALs, Delta Force, and others

An epidemic of wannabees...POWs, Green Berets, SEALs, Delta Force, and others

Joined: July 25th, 2008, 3:23 pm

January 30th, 2012, 3:45 am #1

They number literally in the hundreds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life (even judges, elected officials, and other persons in high positions of responsibility).

They do it for all kinds of reasons...as a lark, to shore up self-esteem, to impress a woman or friends, to commit fraud or perpetuate scams...whatever the reason, they're becoming an epidemic, especially with the attention that Special Forces units such as SEALs are getting these days. Some have even gone so far as to claim they are recipients of the nation's highest military honors, including the Medal of Honor.

See names here...you'll get a headache reading about these scumbags:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/list_of_names.htm

Here's how phonies are exposed:

http://socnet.com/showthread.php?p=1179896

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies96.htm

And here are some thoughts from a former Vietnam POW on indicators that someone is a phony:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies10.htm

And here's an example of one phony and how easily he snookered a reporter:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=28516&cp ... ent-586164 (there's a link to the original story in this blog entry).

As a retired Navy Captain (and former SEAL) once said, "There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and Ive met all 20,000 of them."

Semper Fi
John
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 4:12 pm

January 30th, 2012, 3:49 am #2

The quantity of B.S. coming from a Vet is inversely proportional to the amount of $#@* he saw.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:41 am

January 30th, 2012, 4:27 am #3

They number literally in the hundreds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life (even judges, elected officials, and other persons in high positions of responsibility).

They do it for all kinds of reasons...as a lark, to shore up self-esteem, to impress a woman or friends, to commit fraud or perpetuate scams...whatever the reason, they're becoming an epidemic, especially with the attention that Special Forces units such as SEALs are getting these days. Some have even gone so far as to claim they are recipients of the nation's highest military honors, including the Medal of Honor.

See names here...you'll get a headache reading about these scumbags:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/list_of_names.htm

Here's how phonies are exposed:

http://socnet.com/showthread.php?p=1179896

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies96.htm

And here are some thoughts from a former Vietnam POW on indicators that someone is a phony:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies10.htm

And here's an example of one phony and how easily he snookered a reporter:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=28516&cp ... ent-586164 (there's a link to the original story in this blog entry).

As a retired Navy Captain (and former SEAL) once said, "There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and Ive met all 20,000 of them."

Semper Fi
John
idiot running for office in the next county over get busted for saying he'd been in Vietnam during his draft enlistment. Somebody did some quick checking and his claims were exposed for all to see... WHY even try? Especially when running for public office. You KNOW someone's going to be digging..

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Joined: March 6th, 2005, 4:13 am

January 30th, 2012, 4:33 am #4

They number literally in the hundreds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life (even judges, elected officials, and other persons in high positions of responsibility).

They do it for all kinds of reasons...as a lark, to shore up self-esteem, to impress a woman or friends, to commit fraud or perpetuate scams...whatever the reason, they're becoming an epidemic, especially with the attention that Special Forces units such as SEALs are getting these days. Some have even gone so far as to claim they are recipients of the nation's highest military honors, including the Medal of Honor.

See names here...you'll get a headache reading about these scumbags:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/list_of_names.htm

Here's how phonies are exposed:

http://socnet.com/showthread.php?p=1179896

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies96.htm

And here are some thoughts from a former Vietnam POW on indicators that someone is a phony:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies10.htm

And here's an example of one phony and how easily he snookered a reporter:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=28516&cp ... ent-586164 (there's a link to the original story in this blog entry).

As a retired Navy Captain (and former SEAL) once said, "There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and Ive met all 20,000 of them."

Semper Fi
John
... (VFW) & even in this organization it seems that every other month some bozo is defrauding his buddies one way or the other. Fake DD 214s seem to be a current rage, along w/the scams you reported above.

Lotta frauds out there. I think the problem stems (pun intended) from a lack of normal / visible size of their male reproductive organs. Gotta make up for the loss somehow, & I assume lying about "been there, done that" helps this type of individual pretend to himself that he's actually a man and can somehow be a hero in his own mind.

As the Doors said, "Strange Days are Here Now..."



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Tomt.
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Joined: January 18th, 2007, 6:05 am

January 30th, 2012, 4:50 am #5

They number literally in the hundreds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life (even judges, elected officials, and other persons in high positions of responsibility).

They do it for all kinds of reasons...as a lark, to shore up self-esteem, to impress a woman or friends, to commit fraud or perpetuate scams...whatever the reason, they're becoming an epidemic, especially with the attention that Special Forces units such as SEALs are getting these days. Some have even gone so far as to claim they are recipients of the nation's highest military honors, including the Medal of Honor.

See names here...you'll get a headache reading about these scumbags:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/list_of_names.htm

Here's how phonies are exposed:

http://socnet.com/showthread.php?p=1179896

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies96.htm

And here are some thoughts from a former Vietnam POW on indicators that someone is a phony:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies10.htm

And here's an example of one phony and how easily he snookered a reporter:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=28516&cp ... ent-586164 (there's a link to the original story in this blog entry).

As a retired Navy Captain (and former SEAL) once said, "There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and Ive met all 20,000 of them."

Semper Fi
John
Even some who did manage to get overseas. Remember Kerry and Murtha?
I've had relatives who were in it up to their necks in both W.W.II and Korea and they rarely ever talked about it. My Father was an Air Force gunner in W.W.II and I learned more about his service from two of his old buddies who showed up at his funeral than I ever heard from him.
I figure automatically that the guy who is talking a lot of ---- is usually full of it.

Bill Shuey
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 3:10 am

January 30th, 2012, 1:49 pm #6

They number literally in the hundreds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life (even judges, elected officials, and other persons in high positions of responsibility).

They do it for all kinds of reasons...as a lark, to shore up self-esteem, to impress a woman or friends, to commit fraud or perpetuate scams...whatever the reason, they're becoming an epidemic, especially with the attention that Special Forces units such as SEALs are getting these days. Some have even gone so far as to claim they are recipients of the nation's highest military honors, including the Medal of Honor.

See names here...you'll get a headache reading about these scumbags:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/list_of_names.htm

Here's how phonies are exposed:

http://socnet.com/showthread.php?p=1179896

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies96.htm

And here are some thoughts from a former Vietnam POW on indicators that someone is a phony:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies10.htm

And here's an example of one phony and how easily he snookered a reporter:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=28516&cp ... ent-586164 (there's a link to the original story in this blog entry).

As a retired Navy Captain (and former SEAL) once said, "There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and Ive met all 20,000 of them."

Semper Fi
John
Disgusting worms wearing decorations they did not earn.You are correct about getting a headache from reading about these idiots.Thanks for posting the link.


Regards

Mark
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:16 am

January 30th, 2012, 8:20 pm #7

They number literally in the hundreds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life (even judges, elected officials, and other persons in high positions of responsibility).

They do it for all kinds of reasons...as a lark, to shore up self-esteem, to impress a woman or friends, to commit fraud or perpetuate scams...whatever the reason, they're becoming an epidemic, especially with the attention that Special Forces units such as SEALs are getting these days. Some have even gone so far as to claim they are recipients of the nation's highest military honors, including the Medal of Honor.

See names here...you'll get a headache reading about these scumbags:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/list_of_names.htm

Here's how phonies are exposed:

http://socnet.com/showthread.php?p=1179896

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies96.htm

And here are some thoughts from a former Vietnam POW on indicators that someone is a phony:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies10.htm

And here's an example of one phony and how easily he snookered a reporter:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=28516&cp ... ent-586164 (there's a link to the original story in this blog entry).

As a retired Navy Captain (and former SEAL) once said, "There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and Ive met all 20,000 of them."

Semper Fi
John
We were talking the Vietnam era, and he knew I was a retired TAC fleiger. He then softly offered that he had been a POW, etc. As soon as he left, I jumped on the official U.S. Govt. POW site wherein a person who was a POW for even one day is listed. Guess what....his name wasn't there. Next day he showed up to continue work, and I told him that his name wasn't on the list. He reverted to the old "super secret job", etc. I emailed his name to the nice folks who specialize in uncovering military phonies, and they came back quickly with the info that he had only been in boot camp for a month or two before being released from the service. This guy had been installing floors for years and was quite competent. Don't know why he felt the need to embellish things. Apparently he regularly inhabits a bar 30 miles north of here and spouts his line....sad loser. But, they've got his number.

Bondo Phil
USAF (Ret.)
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Joined: November 10th, 2006, 3:04 pm

January 30th, 2012, 8:38 pm #8

They number literally in the hundreds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life (even judges, elected officials, and other persons in high positions of responsibility).

They do it for all kinds of reasons...as a lark, to shore up self-esteem, to impress a woman or friends, to commit fraud or perpetuate scams...whatever the reason, they're becoming an epidemic, especially with the attention that Special Forces units such as SEALs are getting these days. Some have even gone so far as to claim they are recipients of the nation's highest military honors, including the Medal of Honor.

See names here...you'll get a headache reading about these scumbags:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/list_of_names.htm

Here's how phonies are exposed:

http://socnet.com/showthread.php?p=1179896

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies96.htm

And here are some thoughts from a former Vietnam POW on indicators that someone is a phony:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies10.htm

And here's an example of one phony and how easily he snookered a reporter:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=28516&cp ... ent-586164 (there's a link to the original story in this blog entry).

As a retired Navy Captain (and former SEAL) once said, "There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and Ive met all 20,000 of them."

Semper Fi
John
(call me a liar on bragging about working in Personnel!!!), and we got more than our share of enquries from leading petty officers, to division chiefs all the way up to XO and CO.

Why someone in the service would ever TRY to fake wearing a medal or decoration always escaped me. Usually, a few words from the division chief would quickly end the charade. These "PX Heroes" were quietly informed of their transgressions, with a warning that IF a next time ever happened, the pain would be brought......

We also got our share of enquiries from the outside, and frankly, the people that were the worst were the people who never served anything more than coffee. As Phil mentioned.. "Super secret mission"? Really? And just how "super secret" was it if you are blabbering all across the bars and bowling alleys in your local community?

I am sure that somewhere, there actually ARE secret missions. And I am sure, the people involved are NOT talking about it........

Me? Meritorious Unit Citation. What did I do? I was in the same command as an officer who was able to sling the rhetoric so well, you would swear the BS smelled like flowers. Back in those days, they gave awards and ribbons away like candy on halloween.........

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Joined: April 4th, 2006, 7:00 pm

January 30th, 2012, 9:00 pm #9

We were talking the Vietnam era, and he knew I was a retired TAC fleiger. He then softly offered that he had been a POW, etc. As soon as he left, I jumped on the official U.S. Govt. POW site wherein a person who was a POW for even one day is listed. Guess what....his name wasn't there. Next day he showed up to continue work, and I told him that his name wasn't on the list. He reverted to the old "super secret job", etc. I emailed his name to the nice folks who specialize in uncovering military phonies, and they came back quickly with the info that he had only been in boot camp for a month or two before being released from the service. This guy had been installing floors for years and was quite competent. Don't know why he felt the need to embellish things. Apparently he regularly inhabits a bar 30 miles north of here and spouts his line....sad loser. But, they've got his number.

Bondo Phil
USAF (Ret.)
It would never even occur to me to try to pawn myself off as someone I'm not, ESPECIALLY to someone who's been there and is going to spot your BS from the next county. Jeez... I even feel a little uncomfortable wearing a leather flight style jacket lest I be pegged as a poser. I like airplanes, a lot: No, I've never flown one, thanks for asking.

Lee G.
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Joined: November 17th, 2008, 4:19 am

January 30th, 2012, 11:40 pm #10

They number literally in the hundreds. They come in all shapes, sizes, and walks of life (even judges, elected officials, and other persons in high positions of responsibility).

They do it for all kinds of reasons...as a lark, to shore up self-esteem, to impress a woman or friends, to commit fraud or perpetuate scams...whatever the reason, they're becoming an epidemic, especially with the attention that Special Forces units such as SEALs are getting these days. Some have even gone so far as to claim they are recipients of the nation's highest military honors, including the Medal of Honor.

See names here...you'll get a headache reading about these scumbags:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/list_of_names.htm

Here's how phonies are exposed:

http://socnet.com/showthread.php?p=1179896

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies96.htm

And here are some thoughts from a former Vietnam POW on indicators that someone is a phony:

http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies10.htm

And here's an example of one phony and how easily he snookered a reporter:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=28516&cp ... ent-586164 (there's a link to the original story in this blog entry).

As a retired Navy Captain (and former SEAL) once said, "There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and Ive met all 20,000 of them."

Semper Fi
John
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