Dan Duryee; bloviating phony

| April 29, 2013

Green Thumb sends us a link to the story of Dan Duryee, a Lake County, MT sheriff’s deputy who has been drummed out of the service for telling war stories that never occurred because his military service never occurred. I predict that Green Thumb will call him a “turd” in the comments;

According to the report, Duryee claimed he had killed enemy combatants while serving in the Marine Corps in the first Gulf War; lost comrades in his unit including one of his best friends; had a scar on his arm resulting from a napalm wound; and suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome, based on a POST investigation and testimony from a number of witnesses.

Duryee admits that he never served in the military and falsely claimed that he did, but denies making “many of the statements attributed to him,” the findings of fact report states.

McCarter wrote in his report that Duryee’s attorney had argued his client was taking responsibility for his actions when he resigned from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in early January and sought alternative employment. But McCarter countered that Duryee’s argument was “unsupported by any evidence” and “there is little in the record to show remorse.”

So they stripped him of all of his certifications and put his name in a database that would discourage other agencies from hiring him.

Category: Phony soldiers

Comments (12)

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  1. TSO says:

    I would like to pre-like the Turd comment.

  2. Tom Huxton says:

    He has evidently never been within a mile of a napalm blast. If he had, he would have claimed more than a scar on his arm. At a mile, one has to turn away to heep from frying his eyeballs. Being close enough to get a burn scar will torch your hair, melt your jungle ‘teagues and smoke the cigarettes in your pocket.

  3. Combat Historian says:

    Downunder, the phony hunters group in Australia/New Zealand is named ANZMI; their motto is: “When you tell the truth about your history, it becomes a part of your past; if you lie about your history, it becomes a part of your future…” No truer words have ever been said…(sigh)…

  4. Green Thumb says:


  5. GruntSgt says:

    Why yes Virginia there a shitheads here in Montana.

  6. OWB says:

    Love it when a plan comes together.

  7. USMCE8Ret says:

    We used napalm during the first Gulf War? Shit! I missed that.

  8. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Jonn: “I predict that Green Thumb will call him a ‘turd’ in the comments.”

    TSO: “I would like to pre-like the Turd comment.”

    Green Thumb: “Turd.”

    OWB: “Love it when a plan comes together.”

    That stuff is too funny.

  9. MGySgtRet says:

    Fortunately, I was on a Med float during the first Gulf War so I missed all the really, really bad napalming and subsequent napalm wounding and associated PTSD. Yes indeedy, I thank my lucky stars every night I was not napalmed in the first Gulf War…..

    What a douchebag…..

  10. Pineywoods NCO says:

    Please don’t let this shitbag come to my part of Texas…he will be welcomed…by about 1,000 veterans ready to kick his ass and give him that branding he wants.

    T for turd.

  11. Green Thumb says:

    Follow this thread and read the back story.

    This clown was dangerous.

    Fucking shitbag.

  12. Green Thumb says:

    Word has it that this dudes life has gone down the shitter in multiple venues and ways.

    Great news.