Danny Russell Crane update

| August 14, 2012

Mary at POW Network writes to tell us that Danny Crane has been arrested, apparently on an indictment from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Office of the Inspector General. I couldn’t find anything about the arrest, but I did find this news report about him by a local TV station in Florida last week and it looks like he’s a wanted man down there;

But Crane was apparently able to fool some veterans groups. He was able to join the Distinguished Flying Cross Society and he also convinced another veterans group to send him to Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor.

“I’m embarrassed for his family that he would even do something like that,” said Melissa Crane, who met Danny in high school. They married, had two kids, and are now divorced.

She says her husband has conned a lot of people. She showed FOX 13 a picture of him in 1997 in uniform taken during boot camp.

“I later found out that he was dishonorably discharged for theft,”she explained.

FOX 13 contacted the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. While much of the information is protected without written consent by Crane, we do know he entered the military in 1997 on December 30 and was discharged just 63 days later — still a private.

I guess there are enough reasons to arrest him besides Stolen Valor, but if there was a Stolen Valor Act, perhaps he would have been prevented from all of these other crimes his wife seems to think he’s committed.

Category: Shitbags, Stolen Valor Act

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  1. 68W58 says:

    Him claiming the CMB (or, excuse me, the “Expert Combat Medical Badge”-whatever in the hell that is) pisses me off on a personal level, but I was looking at his faked up 214 and he claims to have been in Afghanistan less than a week after 9/11 (OK, maybe SF was there that quick, but nobody else) and he claims to have gone to support OIF within a month of leaving Afghanistan and been on orders for that for over 8 years. So that’s what? Like 17 hash marks? They’d be up past your elbow. Asshat!

  2. LebbenB says:

    I might have run into this douche. I looked at his actual 2A/2-1, and he did BCT in A Co 2-13 IN. I was a DS at Jackson in B Co 2-13 during that same time frame.

  3. Medic09 says:

    63 days, eh? Well, he made it longer than John Giduck!

  4. streetsweeper says:

    @ #3- ROFLMAO! Why yes, he did!

  5. Green Thumb says:


  6. Old Tanker says:

    What a flopping fuckstick…….

  7. B Woodman says:

    Another contender for the Ballduster Tourney??

  8. Green Thumb says:


    Ballduster? This ass clown already passed that course.

    How about “double penetration”?

    This is your boy….

    Prison will be a crash course (OJT) to a lucrative gay, B-List, porn career.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    I love this stuff. It’s more than watching the trash men empty the trash bin into the truck.

  10. Green Thumb says:

    His fellow actors will soon insert the “straw”.


  11. lucky says:

    If they had lined up H.R. McMaster, then maybe I would watch

  12. Green Thumb says:


    “CAB” General running the Maneuver Course at Benning…

    Roger that.

    Maybe I should invest in straws…

  13. Flagwaver says:

    If he does turn up here in the Pacific Northwest, anyone want to get together and give him a MK-1 ass-whoopin?

  14. Ne Desit Virtus says:

    Only a fully indoctrinated hard core poser wears a Recruiter badge.

  15. I hope they take care of his virgin ass in prison.

  16. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    CI, You really think he’s a virgin?!?

  17. Twist says:

    69W58, They have been doing that with our CIB for quite some time now so I have to say welcome to the club.

  18. Twist says:

    @14 I thought they hit an all time low when we had that one ass hat that was claiming a MFO medal. You have to work realy hard to get a medal with a lower precedence.

  19. Craig James says:

    I love reading the postings of internet tough guys. Very entertaining and hilarious way to start my day. Thank you all!

  20. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    @ 19 “Internet tough guys”?

  21. Redacted1775 says:

    Crane’s mugshot on guardian of valor. Dude looks like a friggin retard.


  22. NHSparky says:

    Yat Yas–forget it, he’s rolling. He’s trolled here a few times, but isn’t one of our “hard-core” douchebags.

  23. BK says:

    I see this guy’s pictures here and on the Stolen Valor facebook guys, and all I can wonder is when they started putting potatos in uniform.

  24. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    BK, let’s don’t go disrespecting potatoes!? Potatoes serve a purpose, this a$$ wipe doesn’t! French fries, home fries, mashed, baked, au gratin, hash browns, tater tots, fried taters, scalloped, etc.

  25. tjbbpgobIII says:

    BK, I was wondering about that myself. It’s obvious he’s never seen any combat, not even much boot camp. His damned hips look like some kinda prison assboy.