Thomas Eugene Pardick meets Don Shipley

| September 23, 2013

Pat sends us a link to Don Shipley’s latest phony SEAL, fixed and rotary wing pilot, POW with 6 years of service in Vietnam;

Retired Navy SEAL Don Shipley BUSTS THOMAS EUGENE PARDICK of Dallas, Texas. Thomas was made famous in Chicago, Ill 40 years ago when he impersonated a Navy Officer and POW to get a date with 1965’s Playboy’s Playmate of the Year and was arrested by the FBI.

The actual crime in progress…

40 years later, Thomas still claims to be a former Navy Officer and Vietnam POW but he’s added on Navy SEAL, Navy Helicopter Pilot and Navy Jet Pilot who flew missions off the deck of the Aircraft Carrier “Coral Sea” and Thomas is full of shit…

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. MrGameandShowTheGateKeeper says:

    LOL 40 years later, still wanna lie? Man is persistent and doesnt give up.

  2. Yeah, that’s right. Pardick is so super-secret about his service and what he did that he poses for pictures with binders full of medals and happily tells complete random strangers on the phone he used to be a badass. I’ve met many a phony SEAL, and I ask them which BUDS class they graduated with. Every time, without fail, they tell me it’s classified. So I tell them it’s not, and they always say theirs was. So here’s the “gotcha” follow up they can never counter and hope nobody asks: if you’re so special and super secret as opposed to everyone else, why are you telling any random stranger who will listen about it? At that point, they usually turn tail and shuffle away, presumably to wherever the nearest bathroom is so they can exchange toe taps with their neighbors. Jerks…

  3. MrGameandShowTheGateKeeper says:

    So this guy never served in the military

  4. Andy says:

    If he’s still rockin’ the lie after 40 yrs, I can only guess it’s gotten his ugly ass some poon.
    And I tell you what, it takes balls and a awesome head of hair to pull off that shirt Don is wearing at about 30 sec

  5. BlackFive says:

    Shipley’s hair almost jumped through the phone and killed that guy.

  6. Hondo says:

    MrGameandShowTheGateKeeper: according to the 1973 article Jonn linked, he’d been in the Navy and stationed at Honolulu, alledgedly “working on Polaris submarines”. But he wasn’t a Vietnam POW.

  7. streetsweeper says:

    Any more, I watch these just to get a kick out of the interactions between the Shipley’s. They are wonderful, something you don’t see much of these days too it seems.

  8. streetsweeper says:

    USN can’t operate without boats and ships, this dude should have been proud of his service instead of screwing his shit up.

  9. Combat Historian says:

    I guess that would make this douchebag a “polariseal”; a good brand name for gunk you use in a rain gutter or something…

  10. MrGameandShowTheGateKeeper says:

    Hondo: Thanks, I guess he was a 3-4 yr Navy guy. Made me wonder if he had even served honorably. But once a liar, always a liar. Which would explain why he could never be proud of his service. When are these guys ever proud of doing their job?

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    The bull story is better than Pardick’s bullshit story any day.

  12. Hack.Stone says:

    A six pack of soda for 49 cents. Yeah, those were the good old days.

  13. Powerpoint Ranger says:

    Interestingly enough, there’s someone in my extended family (not a blood relative, 2nd husband of an aunt) who claims UDT service in Vietnam during the late 1960s. I asked him about it, casually throwing in the BUDS question, and he tells me “I went through my training before they had BUDS”.

    I know right there that he’s pretty well full of shit, and what’s funnier is that he has claimed one of his sons to be a SEAL as well. There wasn’t much on the guy’s name when I did a google search, but one hit that did show up was from a Linked-In style social media page with a warning from someone else that the guy was peddling a bullshit SEAL claim.

  14. NHSparky says:

    “We didn’t have a party, we were IN THE NAVY!”

    God bless ya, Mrs. Shipley. Now I need a new laptop.

  15. tm says:

    @11 The Shipleys could have their own Kobe-style beef ranch going. “Marinated from the inside! Steers that are herded by real Navy SEALs! Steaks guaranteed to get you laid!”

    They just need to find that ensign again to cook up more of that grain alcohol fruit cocktail.

  16. Valkyrie says:

    You go to visit a friend and the next thing you know you’re being molested by your friend’s drunk bull. Even the farm animals of Don’s are hard core!

  17. USMCE8Ret says:

    This is what is so common about these losers:

  18. Herbert j Messkit says:

    How big is the biggest hole Chief Shipley has allowed someone to dig themselves into? He is a very patient man or he likes to toy with his prey a little

  19. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @7. Yeah, that was a gem. It is clear that those three, Mr, Mrs, and The Hair all love each other and get a kick out of one another. I thought the editing job was great–levity, then that POS parDICK, then levity, then parDICK….

  20. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @18. He knows his audience. That is, he was more confrontational in earlier tapes. Over time, he learned to let the knuckleheads talk–deeper and deeper–while he winces and knows that WE know.

  21. NHSparky says:

    I especially love when the Senior Chief says (repeatedly) that he isn’t in the SEAL database (going back to 1943) and this guy keeps rocking it like it’s no big deal.

    Yeah, like anyone with more than 10 seconds in boot camp would know immediately this guy’s story had holes you could fly an F-14 through, right before you launched the VC HVT Colonel Wat Du Phuck out the back ejection seat.

    Recording it the whole time, of course. Not that a guy pissing his pants can’t be heard over the noise of a helo engine and rotors…naw…can’t be that loud on a helicopter, right?

  22. Marine_CWO says:

    “I’ve got some shit on you!”


  23. BK says:

    I love the Reading paper article as contrasted to the post about the kids breaking into Halloway’s house.

    This guy’s dad said, “a year in jail would do him good.”

    The kids’ parents say, “we’ll sue for embarrassing our miscreant progeny.”

  24. Lewis says:

    And yet they keep trying. I guess they think the short-lived fame is worth the hassle. After living the lie for so long they must really believe their alter ass ego.

  25. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    That bull, “he was marinated from the inside out.”

    Holy crap they are the “Stella and Meara” of Naval Special Warfare!

  26. Green Thumb says:

    Old, creepy-looking turd.

  27. thebesig says:

    The “beating his azz, then throwing him out of the helicopter bit,” actually came about from an actual, mundane, non bragging type event that happened in Vietnam.

    In the actual event, they were preparing to put dead enemy Soldiers into a mass grave. There was an enemy soldier that was wounded, and was being rushed to get medical attention. He ended up dying in the flight, not to long after they left the area. Since he was the only non crew passenger, the helicopter turned around and returned him to join the rest of his comrades.

    The helicopter hovered low over the ground, so that they could safely lower the body to the Soldiers on the ground. In the process of this happening, the dead enemy soldier fell from his restraints and landed on the ground.

    This gave birth to wild stories of “live” enemy prisoners being shoved out of helicopters flying at the same height. Then, later accounts increased the height to the forest canopy, then to the mountain tops, then next thing you know, they’re talking about shoving prisoners out of a helicopter from a crazy high altitude.

    Also, on a different note, it’s typical for these, “It’s classified” ding dongs to go ahead and “sing like a bird” about the very thing they allegedly signed a paper to keep quiet about.

    The closet thing to what they allegedly signed to keep quiet about all this is the “Non disclosure statement,” which doesn’t cover the missions that we did. It simply covers classified information that we came across, and the fact that we’re still bound by the rules that surrounded the protection of classified material.

  28. Green Thumb says:

    And I thought Florida was up there with the fake SEALS…

  29. ExHack says:

    @15, that is an awesome idea. I’d buy em.