William James Burley; inmate SEAL

| December 7, 2012

BUMPED from Oct 14th to piss off a lawyer lady.

The folks at Fake Warrior send us a link to their research on William James Burley, pictured above. I’m guessing it’s in his Mom’s backyard, since there are probably very few privacy fences in Afghanistan that are such good shape. According to his DD214, he last assignment was CONAVBRIG at Miramar in San Diego, and if Google is to be believed, it is what it sounds like – the Brig.

Almost 4 years of service and no awards. Nice career you’ve got there, buddy.

It seems he has a habit of pretending to be stuff that he’s not. Him and his uncle (a disgraced state trooper) took it upon themselves to stake out a bike bar, and he pretended to be a state trooper when the Rhode Island state troopers arrived. That kind of stupid goes straight to the bone and it’s incurable.

ADDED Dec 7, 2012:

I wasn’t aware there was a video until this douche’s lawyer wrote asking me to remove it. So here’s Don Shipley’s confrontation with the jailbird;

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Me says:

    Don is not in the clear,he actually lives in California due to a background check…..

  2. Green Thumb says:


    A gay one at that…

    Odd, huh?

  3. Sharn L says:

    I served with James in SEAL team six in action in a recent op, in a Middle Eastern country. This Shipley guy is the fake if anyone is. James, or ‘Trigger Man’ as the guys call him in the SEAL community call him, has notched up the highest number of kills, gotten the longest recorded shot ever, and has three, take a note, three medals of honour! Take that to the bank.

    Sharnell Ludgrow, Former Military Operations Specialist, Retired.

  4. sean says:


    You’re a phony: you spelled honor wrong

  5. Hondo says:

    sean: Yeah, you think someone who actually served in SEAL Team 6 – which, as I recall, requires US citizenship due to security clearance requirements – would use the US spelling of “honor” vice the British.

    And I’m guessing he also probably wouldn’t be commenting here from an IP address in Japan, either – one that’s nowhere near any US military installation.

  6. Green Thumb says:

    Sharn is a turd.

  7. 3 medals of honour, or honor, or honer…. Bullflippinshit. Without going to the registry, I believe that we would know about anyone surviving that was a 3 MOH holder. In fact, we would be fighting eachother to get to the front of the line to buy him an evening of drinking, hoping to shake his hand.
    Sharnell who? SEAL Team six member? How about a BUDS class, bitch?

  8. Sharn L says:

    There are many ways to spell honor, any you guys don’t have a clue!

    The Trigger Man himself took down a President in a Russian state from two and a half miles away. How do I know? Because I was his spotter!

    And the reason my IP address is listed as Japan? I do ops all over the world, often with the Trigger Man, an I can bounce a signal off of any satelite, so don’t be fooled.

    And finally, my BUDS class is a matter of record, as is James’, or as he’s better known within the teams, Bugle Blower Bob.

    How’s them apples?!

    Sharnell Ludgrow, over and ouut biatch!

  9. LZ says:

    Go away troll.

  10. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    @58. Yes, and a Merry Christmas to you too!

  11. NHSparky says:

    The only spotting you’ve done is into a MaxiPad. Poof–begone.

  12. Hondo says:

    Soooooo – what would that BUDS class number be, “Sharnell Ludgrow”? Since it’s a matter of record, obviously you won’t mind telling us.

    Sheesh, I think this one just broke my BS-meter. The needle seems to be bent now, and it doesn’t want to return to the “zero” reading any more . . . .

  13. Sharn L says:

    Hi dudes, yes, you guessed it, this was just a merry jape, and yes, I’m English. I’ve watched a lot of Don Shipley’s broadcasts, and the dude is as rabid about the whole issue as Mike Anderson was before some wankshaft took over his domain after he passed on, and called him a child molester.

    I served in the Royal Air Force for a tad over six years as an aircraft mechanic, and in truth fellas, you will never meet a fake aircraft mechanic in your life.

    Someone wrote,:”Eight hundred SEALs went to Vietnam. Eight thousand came back.”

    It’s Christmas dudes, so with that thought in mind, let us one and all think of the Trigger Man with a red hot poker up his arse.

    Cheers to you all, I just got a bit bored here in Japan after seventeen years.

    Fuck the phonys, in particular, Bugle Blowing Bob!


  14. Anonymous says:

    I like his cheap nylon leg holster and the X-box head gear. This kid is a fucking loser.

  15. Anonymous says:

    The above link is a video from his “MMA debut” in case anyone wants to see him get his ass handed to him.

  16. Sharn L says:

    Bad news, and good guys…James got hit with a fifty cal round in the shoulder during an op we did in a region of the Middle East which I can’t name for security reasons.

    Good news is, the trigger man is gonna pull through!

    I know all your prayers are with him, and you’re all gonna raise a glass to him for the job he did taking out an evil dictator from three miles away, yes, you heard that right, three miles away, with a modified Remington 700.

    Here’s to the legend!

    Sharnell Ludgrow. (Sharpshooter/ spotter retired)

    (Smiley face)

  17. East Greenwich Resident says:

    I went to school with Bill Burley. He’s a faker in everything he does, he’s a fake MMA fighter, he’s a fake state trooper and he hell sure fire is a fake Navy Seal. I can name 5 people that enlisted in the military from our school and Bill Burley is NOT one of them. Normally I’d just chalk this up as Bill being Bill but he’s gone to far now. He never got a real job and this is the outcome. The photo you see is not a faked photoshop head on a body, it is actually him. he did get that big, however the clothes he is wearing is probably some paintball gear he had from high school. He also graduated high school in 1998 making it impossible for him to become a Navy Seal graduate in 2000 or 2001 or whatever he claims as he never enlisted. Sorry Bill, was fun growing up with you but you’re actually an idiot now and I actually see that you haven’t actually grown up at all. If you care so much to impersonate all this military stuff, why not just enlist and climb the ranks like you’re supposed to. Shit by now you could have actually been a Navy Seal and wouldn’t have had to fake it, but considering you’ve been faking it so long and perhaps passing it by clueless East Greenwich residents for so long then why enlist right? Wrong tool, eventually someones gonna call you out and expose you for the idiot you are. Just glad it was someone with credibility this time and not someone from East Greenwich, although people from East Greenwich actually know better and don’t have to prove you’re an idiot. Your daughter will be so proud knowing her dad’s an idiot when she grows up, I feel awful for her.

  18. Green Thumb says:

    Ass clown.

  19. Sharn L says:

    Hey guys, word on the street is that the trigger man has a book out this summer, ‘Black Op Down’.

    Chocked full of info on the guys he took out all over the world by unconventional means, like poison darts fired from pen guns, using the famous death touch on a recently deceased North Korean President, and using the first super .999 cal Branninski sniper rifle to take out a certain Russian premiere who he says in his book (though the sneaky Russians deny it) was replaced by a lookalike.

    You can order your copy online.

    Sharnell Ludgrow.

  20. Sharn L says:

    Picked up some chatter on the barbecue if you know what I mean in military speak? The trigger man has now been bumped up to officer status! Captain no less! Cheap ass Govt made him pay for his own uniform to be tailored!

    Can we say hero?!

    Sharnell Ludgrow

  21. Anonymous says:

    Pistol holster that no one would ever use in a theater of war….check.

    No shirt….check.

    Optics near the muzzle….check.

    Plantronics telemarketing headset….check.

    Perfect background location for cool-guy pic that will make the other guys on the team jealous…..check.

    I don’t know what you posters are talking about. This guy is a Seal if I’ve ever seen one.

  22. LostOnThemInterwebs says:

    Dude is so high-speed low drag he actually doesn’t take cover he “pistol dances” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFCAfhzPiqo

  23. DirtDart says:

    DAMN I CANT MAKE UP MY MIND… Damn you John!!! I owe you a case and a coffee for spilling mine.

  24. Green Thumb says:

    This dude receives “gay pay”.

    Know what I mean?

  25. Ex-PH2 says:

    Can’t be a seal. No picture of him balancing a red rubber ball on his nose or catching a fish in his mouth. Does not qualify.

  26. A Proud Infidel & Patriot says:

    The only thing missing on this assclown is Paul Wickre threatening to shut TAH down over his exposé and roasting!

  27. Flagwaver says:

    @83, thank you for me spitting my tea all over my monitor…

  28. OldSargeUSAR says:

    Burley is a true turd eater but I had to go with Ken the Crotchsniffer. Sorry, Burley. Loser…

  29. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to clarify that the state trooper whom is supposedly his “uncle” is also untrue.

  30. JohnE says:

    This guys lucky the bikers didnt get ahold of him…and turn him over to some real SEALS…

  31. Sarah D says:

    He’s a fake. I dated the asshole for a few months. Disappeared and then was told by his “roommate” that “military guys” came and picked him up from the house. He claimed to be an arms maker.

  32. Sarah D says:

    Oh and body isn’t photo shopped. That’s how he looks. I knew him when less muscle and he still looks disproportioned.

  33. BUDS177SA says:

    Yeah…these phonies are EVERYWHERE! He has some serious G-I-C heading his way. Sucks to be him.

    NOTE TO THE POSER: As another poster stated…your daughter is going to see this shit. Stop and think for a second. You’re stealing honor from the guys who you want to be…from the guys who have EARNED it, spilled blood, lost limbs, lost brothers, lost sons, fathers, friends…wtf!? You wanted to be a SEAL…it didnt happen. That’s ok, it’s not for everybody. It’s ok to be a regular guy. We are all normal people. SEALs aren’t made. They’re born. I can teach a monkey to squeeze a trigger…case in point…YOU…but you can’t teach a guy to NOT EVER QUIT!! It’s ok. We need quitters for other jobs. You can train really hard, put in the years of hard work and become a good athlete and shooter but you’ll never be a SEAL. Accept that and move on. Earn respect being who you are. Don’t make an ass of yourself. You look like a decent enough guy. Why? Why do you need to be something you’re not? DO YOU! Be you! It’s ok to be you. Why can’t you be happy being you? Look, stop the bullshit and go train, work hard, earn your place in competition or whatever civilian sector sport you want to be in go scuba dive, jump out of a perfectly good aircraft, whatever. Just stop the bullshit. Take what happened to you and learn from it. You got caught and where has it gotten you? If you lost the $25k you say you put in, that’s no ones fault but your own. It’s an expensive life lesson. One that Don I hope taught you. Stop the shit and be you. Be happy being you. Now get the fuck out these fucking blogs and shit and do something productive with yourself…fuckhead!

  34. BUDS177SA says:

    For those that don’t know…G-I-C = Geographically Induced Consequences.

    If I or anyone I know see you, I owe you an ass kicking kinda thing.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Ha ha Bill came into an MMA gym I was training at a few years back “unbreakable gym” – he would always talk about him being a SEAL and shit – I would roll this guy up like nothing, I would sub him with just about anything I wanted – he was a joke – I would smash him on his feet as well

    I knew he had to be full of shit

  36. Mr. Tea says:

    He’s featured on Don Shipley’s youtube posts.

  37. Dustin Ingersoll says:

    This is awesome that is not even a plate carrier that he is wearing even little commands like beachmaster unit 2 have plate carriers also Im a GM in the navy and ive got a chance to see a couple of the weapons seals use really other than being painted for the environment their in and having optics they are not that crazy and its because these guys have supply chains like the rest of the navy yes they may have a big number on there check book but still they have a limit logsu which is the seal logistics support unit has come to our command before asking to use our bugdet to pay for their shit so people that think these guy look like cyborg killers are crazy