Do Marines have weight standards?

| November 19, 2012

Old Grouch sends us a link to this fellow who seems to be in competition for the “Roundest Marine” with our old buddy the “Round Marine“. It entirely possible that Romeo Martinez was a Marine at one time, but I doubt very much that he was ever a lieutenant of Marines.

Another possibility is that he may have swallowed whole a lieutenant, or there’s a lieutenant buried in one of his chin folds;

It’s reassuring that there’s someone for everyone.

No one gets a USMC tat without having actually been a Marine, right?

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. marinewm86 says:

    The last photo he is wearing a Spandex reducer. I really did not know spandex came in that size. And the uniform can only be a maternity uniform….

  2. O-4E says:

    Come on now…he joined because he heard of Porkchop and Hamburger Hills.

    He is a future MoH receipient for gastronomic action at Bacon Ridge

  3. TacticalTrunkMonkey says:

    What I sent him…

    Hey buddy,
    Do me a favor, knock off the Marine stuff…some of us are REAL Marines, and it pisses us off slightly to see dudes like you (overweight,disgusting,fake) wearing our uniform (incorrectly).
    Plus, grenadier is not a billet for officers (we saw your Lt bars), so you have only made yourself look really stupid.
    You have already become famous,
    And guess what, you are only going to get more famous…hope the attention is worth it!
    -Ssgt Ryan Page, USMC (Infantry 2000-present)

  4. Flagwaver says:

    Wait a minute… since when does the Marine Corps issue AR-15s? In one of the last pictures in that anal-swab’s facebook gallery, he’s holding one. Last I checked, it was the M4 they issued…

    Unless that’s part of his secret Twinkie Liberation Mission.

  5. Green Thumb says:


  6. Whitey_wingnut says:

    I love how in the picture looking out to the city he says he woke up at 0300 for a run, I’m pretty sure he meant 1500 since it’s daylight out. Also for a run…doesn’t really count if it’s to the nearest donut shop for his baker’s dozen to start the day.

  7. Twist says:

    Pizza the Hut?

  8. Virtual Insanity says:

    #57 Twist: Jabba the Gut.

  9. Twist says:

    Brings new meaning to the phrase “gutting it out”.

  10. Nik says:

    Nobody he can’t stomach adversity. Clearly he has stomached a LOT of adversity…and pizza…and pie…and cake…

  11. NHSparky says:

    Twist @ 43…just grease his hips and toss in a candy bar.

  12. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @41 The only way that “guy” got that at the GAP is if GAP now offers plus plus sizing in their ladies attire….

  13. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Thank you Al Gore … here are the results:

    Google Web and Image –> Romeo Martinez Marine –> and it takes direct to TAH and his now famous (or infamous) photographs.

    If he wants attention … he has it now!

    God Bless Al Gore for inventing the internet and the United States of America!

  14. Nik says:


    If he ever did get in there, they’d have to change the name from “The Gap” to “The Full”.

  15. Scotty says:

    Love the EGA tat’s on both arms.. That clearly shows that he’s the real deal…..NOT !!!

  16. Hondo says:

    “Do Marines have weight standards?”

    Looking at this guy, obviously they do. Very high ones. (smile)

  17. Donald Everson says:

    Reminds me of Lawrence in Full metal Jacket……..

  18. If you put lipstick on a fat pig you’ll still have a fat pig with lipstick…..Nothing ever changes….He can drop and give me a 100 for displaying my emblem with the anchor outboard…..assmaggot…..

  19. Ex-PH2 says:

    @68, if he drops, not only will he not be able to give you 100 for malfeasance in uniform, he will set of an earthquake and get stuck in the fault line.

  20. Cara says:

    This fuck was never a Marine. His cammies don’t even have the eagle globe and anchor on them. Any dirtbag can buy these at an army navy store

  21. LebbenB says:

    He should wear a red jumpsuit and yell, “Hey Kool-Aid!”

  22. Hack Stone says:

    He is holding that bottle of Colt 45 while his “buddy” celebrates repeal of DADT by plowing his brown cherry.

  23. LebbenB says:

    @72. He probably couldn’t hear himself fart for a month after that.

  24. Hack Stone says:

    He is pretty intimidating wearing that football uniform with the red Crocs in his Facebook photos.

  25. I left him a message sharing this link. We shouldn’t be able to laugh at him without his presence.
    I left: “Hey Romeo, fat dude. I caught your link over at “This Ain’t Hell” where we have a hell of a lot of fun with phat phony phuckers. Are you really trying to pass yourself off as a Marine? No shit? What a hoot. Check the link, and, you might want to book mark it to see what goes on when the FOIA info comes back on you.

  26. Nik says:


    You kidding? Flabby as that guy is, it takes a month for a fart to get from his asshole past his buttcheeks.

  27. OEF_Veteran says:

    What I am curious to know is how a fat fucked up piece of shit like you could even THINK of trying to pass yourself off as a Marine. I certainly hope some real deal Marines don’t decide to take those two fingers you like to flash and shove them up your ass to the elbow. Might be best if you just suck started an M1911 Colt .45

    (just thought I’d send him my 2 cents) LOL

  28. Just an Old Dog says:

    Not sure I want to keep piling on this guy. Dumb ass kid who thought it would be cool to get a uniform and play dress-up. No one in their right mind would even think he was a Marine and it don’t look like he was out in public trying to pass himself off. I think he has enough issues with his weight and sexuality than having his moment of stupidity scar him for life.The kid needs guidance, not have his head ripped off by the people he probably looks up to. A tactfully worded message asking him to take down the pictures and apologize and post it up would be the way to go.If he still acts up, well then all bets are off.

  29. Nik says:

    “Dumb ass kid who thought it would be cool to get a uniform and play dress-up.”

    Maybe. Let me float another possibility.

    2008 comes. Romeo goes into the Corps. Maybe he makes it through Boot, maybe he doesn’t. Either way, he gets kicked out. Happens. At that point, assuming he didn’t fuck up too bad, I’d say let him be to live out his life. The Corps isn’t for everyone.

    But not Romeo. He’s gotta come up with a story. So he does. And another. And another. Pretty soon, he’s scouring the web for LT bars, because he has a stupid narrative to back up. One that might fool civilians. Now he’s got this whole lie built up.

    Looking through the pics I see a lot of “Marines” and “USMC” shirts on his page. This isn’t just cosplay. He didn’t buy a costume as a lark. He’s got this whole thing going.

  30. Pfc. Ahn says:

    Everyone keeps saying he’s a kid, but he’s not. He’s 36-37 year old felon from Phoenix, Arizona.
    Someone should call the cops in Phonix on him so they can correct his fat ass before a real Marine sees him playing dress up.

  31. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    @ 80 …. wrong … that is his cousin!

    Our fool is from Brooklyn YO!

  32. Pfc. Ahn says:

    @81 How do you know that?

  33. Scotty says:

    He is a 20 year old boy out of New York City & Romeo isn’t his real first name. He has a twin sister who makes him look like a midget. Gathering info now to file a sf-180 form.

  34. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    @ 78-Just an Old Dog: I can appreciate your sentiment but it won’t work. If he doesn’t know any better than to impersonate a Marine officer, and a poor impersonation at that, he won’t listen. I hate any poser but when they claim to be Marines it REALLY PISSES ME OFF! I did the 13 weeks in the mid ’70s when “wall-to-wall counseling” was still accepted. When missing noon-chow was an acceptable punishment, etc. No guidance from this Jarhead…just head ripping.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Since I didn’t see it mentioned before. His high fat content, unshaven mug and screwy uniform aside my personal fave is that the USMC on his tattoo is backwards. You just don’t see that kind of committment to being a reh-taard anymore.

  36. Another loser, so short on friends that he has to rely on his bathroom mirror and his phone for his photos. Pathetic. Wonder why he didn’t hold the phone up high and take the photo “looking down” like the rest of the girls do.

  37. Wanting to be sure to give ol’ Romeo the chance to see his name up inlights; I sent this message to one of his friends. Perhaps the lady will pass it on to him. It would be a shame for him to be in the next round of posers and not even know it was going on.
    I wrote:
    “Hello Lisandra:
    I saw that you are listed as one of Romeo Martinez friends. We veterans have been looking his photos over. He is pretending to be a Marine. If he were a real Marine, he would know how to put his uniform on, and where to pin the various things on it. We can see that he is just a pretender, not what he claims. You might let him know that he has gotten his name up in lights. See him here at “This Ain’t Hell”, and read the comments on him. Please share the link with him:

  38. Scotty says:

    # 87, Lisandra is actually this ass-clowns twin sister. His real name is Rigoberto Martinez & they are 20 years old.

  39. RE:#88:
    Then there should be no reason for him to claim that he didn’t know we were posting on him, eh? I thought that she was a sibling, but didn’t dig into it.

  40. Scotty says:

    This is all a game to this idiot. He would be lucky to know how to spell Stolen Valor. Let alone know the definition behind it.

  41. Lime says:

    This guy is beyond mentally disturbed. He isn’t just a kid he’s a loser with nothing going for him so he decided to imitate a position of honor and respect. Unfortunately, like with everything else in his life, he failed horribly. This asshole needs to be taught a lesson. He is manipulating many people. This piece of shit goes into places trying to get a military discount. It’s not right for him to even give the slightest illusion that he is part of those who are actually brave and make REAL sacrifices. His nasty ass should not be in ANYTHING military related. What a fool! I can’t wait for him to get in trouble for all of this. Seriously disrespectful and disgusting. Lisandra is his twin sister and of course, she doesn’t care nor will respond to anything we say about her poser brother. FUN FACT: Rigoberto Martinez is an undercover gay man. He’s a member to several gay relief centers in nyc.

  42. Ex-PH2 says:

    Yes, Marines do have weight standards. They also think that guys should not wear mascara, unless I’m much mistaken.

    I found this parody this morning. It has lyrics written by Allan Sherman, music by Gilbert & Sullivan from “HMS Pinafore”.

    Little Butterball

    I’m called Little Butterball,
    Dear Little Butterball,
    ‘Though I could never tell why.

    My calories mount.
    My cholesterol count
    Is as high as an elephant’s eye.

    They told me to diet.
    I promised I’d try it,
    Yet somehow my weight would not budge.

    Each Metrecal cookie
    To me tasted ookie,
    So I covered it with hot fudge.

    I ate watercresses,
    And other such messes,
    And pushed all my favorites aside.

    I said to the caterers,
    “No more mashed potaterers,
    Just baked, and hash browned, and french fried.”

    I sing this sad song
    ‘Cause my diet went wrong,
    ‘Though I honestly tried to pay heed.

    I don’t care how high
    Is an elephant’s eye,
    But an elephant’s rear I don’t need.

  43. Mustang says:

    Any updates on this guy? Found another of his facebook profiles.!/rigoberto.martinez.10048/photos_stream

  44. serg_jac says:

    Wtf… i know that after my enlistment i gained a few pounds… I respected the uniform. i will not wear it being a fat body. Im still proud Marine to the day. But this shit bird still wearing his Holloween costume or something. I didnt know they made XXXL Cammies.

  45. A Proud Infidel says:

    One thing is for certain, and it’s that NO doughnut, cupcake, pizza, or extra-large cheeseburger is safe from that lardball poser!

  46. C2/2000AF says:

    91 – Is that true, downlow guy with a mental illness. The mentall illness part I see from his pictures and comments.

    gay relief centers?? lol

  47. Hack Stone says:

    Regarding that cell phone self-portrait, is that spooge on the mirror?

  48. A Proud Infidel says:

    That, or his booger collection!

  49. Anonymous says:

    The thing I find funny is the creator of this page actually stole valor. I did an foia on him and he in fact does not have a CIB in his records.