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. BorderPundit says:

    He’s the real deal. Because SEALs always go into combat exposing as much skin as possible to incindiary rounds, tree trunks, cinder block, etc.

  2. Twist says:

    I know when I was in Iraq we always rolled out in just our boxer shorts and a light coat of clp since we where just that bad ass.

  3. Scotty says:

    I love it when Don Shipley gives these wanna be bad asses a phone call. http://www.fakewarriors.org/horv/horv_939.htm

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    And I truly thought you couldn’t fake stupidity.

    I was wrong. I stand corrected.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t everything he has been charged with make him a fellon? How is it he has access to all the firearms he is posing for dumbass pictures with?

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    I thought they stopped making paintball guns that looked like real weapons. I got rid of my lasertag gun because it looked too much like the real thing.

  7. Twist says:

    It could be an Airsoft gun.

  8. Hondo says:

    Could be, Twist. Still – those photos might well get him a visit from local LE if someone forwards them to LE.

    And Ex-PH2, I don’t think that’s fake stupidity. With this numbnuts, I’d guess the stupidity is 100% real.

  9. The Dead Man says:

    Is it just me or does his head look too small for his body? It’s bugging me, especially as a fan of doing art.

  10. ex-Army doc says:

    @9 — Good call. Zoom in for a closer look. The neck is way too long.

    I am thinking poor Photoshop work. Others with more Phototshop experience should take a look.

    Real pic, phony pic, doesn’t matter. The guy is still a faker.

  11. OWB says:

    Egads – this crap just never stops. Should I claim being a C-5 pilot just because I’ve riden on several? And can spell it??

    Naw, because it isn’t true. Wouldn’t even make a good story, and was almost impossible to even write as a joke!

  12. If there is no brain, then there is no need for the brain housing to be very large. I’ve seen many pinheads who, since they were retards, had very small heads.

  13. Ex-PH2 says:

    It does almost look like someone Photoshopped that head and body together. The shadows and highlights look a little odd, but I can usually find a seam somewhere in something like that and don’t see one here.

  14. NHSparky says:

    That’s gotta be shopped.

    Also love noting that he came on AD in April of 99, and last effective date of rate was October of 99, meaning he made E-2, MAYBE E-3 if (big IF) he came in as E-2.

    Bottom line, 10 lbs. of shit in a 5 lb. bag.

  15. Mr. Blue says:

    I’m think this isn’t a photoshop, but more of how his dime store tac gear, body position & mum’s fence is making his torso & neck look all out of proportion.

    I never knew that SEALs used Tasco scopes BTW…

  16. Smaj says:

    Hey, 2004 called, they want their BDU pants back.

  17. SFC Holland says:

    @2 Loved it!

    No shirt? I bet he isn’t wearing shoes either. That way he can do the jungle trails all sneaky like.

  18. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    BTW. He is clearly the real deal.

    # 1. His head is sized to the body correctly … ROIDS.

    # 2. For increased SPEC OPS accuracy – long barrell used on assault rifle.

    # 3. BDU purchased in the early 2000’s (part of undercover plan).

    # 4. Photo taken at triple secret location in the Stan’s where lumber and green foliage is abundant.

    # 5. No shirt to scare the enemy who is trained to blow you up from 1000 yards or cut your head off.

    Yeah, real deal!

  19. Andy Kravetz says:

    I didn’t serve but I didn’t think SEALs were so pale…

    I have said once, twice, and will say it again. why do this in an age where you can be checked instantly. Old saying — you can’t fix stupid.

  20. Nik says:

    This guy’s either part giraffe, or he’s spent so much time with his head up his ass, he’s stretched his neck out.

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  22. RS says:

    check out Buds131 on youtube to see Senior Chief Shipley bust this cocksucker! Its not the best quality in terms of hearing what the other guy is saying, but its obvious that he is full of shit, Don picked him apart =]

  23. SEAL76 says:

    What a jackass. Where do these morons come from. I was a SEAL and so was my son. Class 57 and Class 174 respectively. We have encountered these douchebags numerous times. I met my first phony back in 1977 four years after I left the teams. He said he knew every one of the SEALs I mentioned including the names I made up. He gave me a BUD/S Class but there was no way to check that I knew of at the time. I think he something about the teams but he was no SEAL. Probably a DOR or a tech who worked at BUD/S or SEAL TEAM ONE.

  24. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Guess who is the latest buffoon to send their lawyer after us. So I’ve added Don Shipley’s video of the phone conversation with him – because the lawyer asked me to remove the video and I hadn’t posted it. So if she wants to accuse me of something, I might as well be guilty.

  25. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    The attorney might have an issue if the controlling state law requires consent to record a private conversation. But I am certain you guys have that covered. Was it a bald request w/o threat of legal action or a legal basis for the request?

  26. Dirt Dart says:

    This piece work is in my neck of the wood. I’ll more enjoy the public clown

  27. streetsweeper says:

    @ #24- May as well join ya, Lilyea…I can’t believe this asshat has surfaced again. Oh, Good Lord. Save me, here I go.
    Dear Ms. Lawyer. Sometimes, you simply just have to withdraw. Rack it up to experience and walk away without getting any egg on your face. I am certain there are real deal veterans that are in need of someone of your caliber.

  28. BCousins says:

    First, if that guy is a SEAL then I am a freakin’ Jedi Master.
    Second, to all those above who think the photo has been altered, good eye. I opened it in Photoshop and zoomed in really close. I don’t have an FBI lab here but have been using Photoshop for 15 years. There is an abrupt color change on the neck where it appears to have been joined and some poor attempts at blending. The sides of the neck, especially the left side are really straight and unnatural. Same thing all around the hat. What kind of SEAL would have an earphone in his left ear with a cord routed about 4 inches from his neck so it will snag on anything?
    This dirtbag is not only NOT a SEAL, he borrowed a photo from someone who also lives in his mother’s basement.
    Or WTF, maybe that’s really him in Afghanistan and for OPSEC he took out the backgound and Photoshopped in the fence.

  29. streetsweeper says:

    That neck of his in that photo is a mile long if anything. Dawg meat…Argh! I’m thinking Korean delicacies again. Hate it when that happens.

  30. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Speaking of Star Wars, he could be JarJar’s stunt double.

  31. Ex-PH2 says:

    @28, the head-to-body proportion is off by about 10%. The image of the head is too small for it to sit properly on th neck. It makes him look like a pinhead. You can see the proper proportion of head-neck in the photo to the right of Don Shipley.

    Also, the coloring is just slightly off. Whoever the body belongs to doesn’t have Burley’s olive-toned skin.

  32. AF REMFER says:

    Chicks dig a pinhead faux SEAL living next to a meth lab. Specially the ones in Junior High.

  33. Just an Old Dog says:

    The guys as full of shit as a Christmas Turkey.I wonder if he hired the same “lawer” on Gunny Driveway’s payroll.

  34. Ken says:

    You know I wouldnt be surprised if he went and stole a photo from ol “Snake Eyes” collection thinking it was cool and pasted his head on it.

    Granted I dont remember Snake Eyes being that buff from the hilarious pics of him posted here.

  35. NHSparky says:

    Wow…is this the first actual “lawer” to make contact with TAH on behalf of a phony?

  36. Hondo says:

    A logo and webpage of “Sparrow One Operations Group” is featured in Shipley’s video. I’m guessing that’s where this tool Burley is now claiming to work.

    Sparrow One Operations Group company appears to operate out of Kansas. Kansas appears to be a one-party consent state for the recording of phone conversations; ditto for Virginia. If all participants in the conversation were in Virginia and Kansas, Don’s 100% in the clear.

    If one of the participants was physically located in one of the 12 two-party consent states for recording phone conversations (CA, CT, IL, FL, MD, MA, MI, MT, NH, NV, PA, WA), Don’s still in the clear if he informed the participants he was recording the conversation and no one objected. If not, he could have a problem.

  37. Jabatam says:

    You have to give this guy credit for stupidity totally unrelated to the SEAL thing. The article linked near the bottom says he was arrested for posing as a state trooper while stalking an Outlaw MC clubhouse. The police did him a favor there

  38. B Woodman says:

    RE: the “photoshop” thing:
    Or, he could merely have a “farmer’s tan” with long sleeve shirts.
    Which reduces him to not even having photoshop skills.
    See how simple that was – and he is?

  39. Hack Stone says:

    B Woodman@38, or two other possabilities. One was that he was decapitated by an IED, but thanks to surgical skills of one Captain Benjamin Hawkeye” Pierce, it was succuessfull reattached. The other option is that he is a pinhead.

  40. MAJ Mike says:

    Jeebus! This clown has too much time on his hands. He should concentrate on finding a real job and taking care of his family.

  41. ManorRocket says:

    I’m not the smartest man and I’m no where near as tough as a Navy SEAL. I do recall however having to wear my MOLLE vest over a tshirt in Iraq a few times due to expected IDF and overprotective commanders and I’m pretty sure wearing that vest without a shirt is a foolproof way to sand your nipples off.

  42. ManorRocket says:

    While enjoying the privilege of staring this Photoshop abortion I realized two things; 1) I think that’s an Xbox video game headset 2) He has a El Cheapo BSA red dot scope mounted to that rifle, for comparison I looked at the one I have on the shelf here in the shop. Fucktard

  43. callum gardiner says:

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!,keep on these loosers,new zealand and australia have the same problem heres the site,


  44. Roger in Republic says:

    I always had a great deal respect for the SEALS until I started meeting ex-SEALs in every bar and tavern I went into. Young ones, old ones, skinny ones, fat ones. They were either loud braggarts or quiet clandestine Top Secret ones. All of them were highly decorated. MOH on down. They were, to my eye, not the type of men I knew. None of them were even close to the caliber of men I knew as ELITE. All I could figure was that the Navy had really lowered their standards, a lot.


  45. Disgruntled says:

    The uncle was sentenced to 10 years for sexual assault

  46. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    I think the photo alone qualifies him for the next “tourney”!?! I had the privilege of working with SEALs a couple of times and this in-bred, half-wit, SFB is NOWHERE NEAR the caliber of men that are SEALs. I say shoot him in face with a bazooka and let’s go have some beers!

  47. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if he gets cold at night in the high elevation(s)?

  48. monkeyinabox says:

    Twist,,, how the hell did you get boxers all we had was the clp and our kevlars

  49. Dusty says:

    Someone actually said a good comment about the picture being fake. Ive done a lot of photoshop work, taking things out and putting things into images. If you look at the dudes neck like the guys stated it is to long for the body, aswell if you look close the neck is a totally different skin tone than any other part of the body.

  50. Dusty says:

    that dude is one big phony what a shit head