We just got a call about this Paul Connolly fellow. According to Associated Press reports, was tossed from a restaurant in Brainerd, Minnesota when he went in with what he calls a service dog.
“It’s been a miserable 10 days,” said Navy veteran Paul Connolly, of Brainerd, of the time since he and his service dog, Cooper, were asked to leave the dining room at Iven’s on the Bay in Brainerd. “It felt awful.”
Sara McCabe, manager at Iven’s, said the incident — on a busy Friday night before the Fourth of July — rose from a miscommunication and the veteran wasn’t refused service.
“I don’t understand how this has escalated the way it has,” McCabe said. “We certainly would never knowingly offend any guest.”
Connolly, 55, joined the Navy in 1976 and served until 1982. He trained as a SEAL and spent his Navy career working in and on nuclear weapons. He said he also spent an extended time with threats to his life after taking part in a Naval Criminal Investigative Service sting to nail a drug dealer.
He suffers from nightmares, panic attacks and depression.
Well, the call we got from was Don Shipley, so the dude isn’t a Navy SEAL, nor has he “trained as a SEAL”. This is why I avoid all of those stories about “veterans” getting tossed from businesses for their service dogs. I think we need to get a FOIA on this Mr. Connolly fellow because his stories about nukes and NCIS sound fishy, just like his claim to be a SEAL. At this point, I doubt his claims of PTS and I’m beginning to doubt that his dog is a service dog.
Hondo did a FOIA on his ample posterior, because he made other claims about his service that didn’t sound right. He said he was an undercover NCIS informer – but that’s not consistent with his records. Our Navy guys say he might have worked on nuclear weapons, but that doesn’t make him a SEAL, FFS.
He served aboard the USS PROTEUS, a submarine tender stationed at Guam as a Gunners Mate Missile, so his nuclear weapons story might be the only true thing he told the reporter. Wiki says this about Connolly’s time aboard the PROTEUS;
In 1980, Proteus was home-ported at Apra Harbor, Guam, where her missile silos had been deactivated and the missiles removed and converted to tender submarines.
Again, he flushed his honorable service down the drain with his fantastical stories.
Category: Phony soldiers