A group of real Marines tracked down another pretend Marine named Skyler Whalen who claims to be a gunnery sergeant, but looks about twelve years old. The Marine Times records some of their exploits;
Like wildfire, a painstakingly researched PowerPoint presentation detailing Whalen’s fantasies was e-mailed, posted, distributed and discussed on popular military forums and websites.
Before long, “Gunny Whalen’s” Facebook and MySpace pages both vanished.
The Marine Corps confirmed in an e-mail that there is no record of Whalen, a teen who appears to live in Kingman, Ariz., a railroad town of 25,000 near the California border.
Several calls to his family’s home in Kingman were not returned and e-mails went unanswered.
I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t email me, but better late than never, here’s the PowerPoint presentation;
I’m always up for some phony soldier shit. These Facebook Rangers seem to be multiplying. I know I get a lot of hits from searches on how to fake a DD214.