Michael Bocci; phony Marine

| January 10, 2017 | 118 Comments

Bocci

Dave Hardin sends us links to the story of Michael Bocci who has been taking folks’ money in Oregon with his stories of woe.

Michael Bocci told a heartbreaking story. The Tualatin man claimed he was a combat veteran; a U.S. Marine who was left to care for his two young children after his wife died in childbirth.

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A KGW investigation has identified more than two dozen people, including members of community groups, churches and police agencies, who reached out to help Bocci. They provided money, food or other types of assistance.

He had a phony bomb-sniffing dog that was killed as a result of fireworks;

But on the 4th of July — the second anniversary of his wife’s death in childbirth — the helicopter pilot lost his bomb-sniffing Springer Spaniel who saved his life twice.

That night he was on his way to bed when he let his dog – Ikaika, a USMC sergeant, too — outside to “do his business.”

But the fireworks in a neighbor’s yard scared the dog.

“He heard the fireworks and he was trained to go where a lot of lights are,” Bocci told KOIN 6 News. “Then he realized, ‘Oh, no, that’s not good for me.’ And then he went off I-5 and got killed.”

Ikaika was his companion dog who helped with his PTSD and helped nurse Bocci through a stroke he suffered about a year ago.

He knew how to push the media’s buttons. Apparently he stayed away from veterans, until one caught up to him;

In December, retired U.S. Marine Lon Getlin was asked to meet with Bocci. Getlin has helped numerous wounded veterans through Lines for Life and Semper Fi Odyssey.

Getlin said Bocci told him he was desperate for money. He repeated his heartbreaking story. He claimed to be a single father with two young children after losing his wife, but added a new twist. Bocci said he’d recently started caring for a 6-month-old baby as a foster parent.

Oregon Department of Human Services has no record of any contact with Bocci.

“The more he talked to me, the more fantastical it all became,” said Getlin.

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  1. Sapper3307 says:

    Bag of POOP!

  2. Skippy says:

    Saw this last night on a Portland, Ore… NBC affiliate this SOB has some balls
    It’s time to take his crazy ass down… he also screwd over a lot of Folks in Germany in the Graf area
    Right next to my old stumping grounds of Velsick, Germany
    Let’s show him what’s up

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    That is just enough! I have three cats to take care of! They are completely dependent on me for everything, including bacon with their eggs for breakfast! I need help buying them cookies and cat litter and they need to have their very own bathroom, which means an addition to my house which includes a sun porch, a half-bath and a kitchenette.

    Cough it up, or I’ll tell your mommies you’re mean to me!!!! I mean it!!!

  4. Sparks says:

    Thanks for the work on this Dave.

    This guy is a Shitbag!

  5. NormanS says:

    Who said there are no victims of Stolen Valor? Obviously, there are victims.

  6. Steve1371 says:

    What a scum sucking bag of shit. It is blasphemy for a creep like this to claim to have earned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor!

  7. Dave Hardin says:

    One of our investigators had been working the case for a while. LE and this News station ran with the story before we could get all the FOIA information back.

    We probably could have ran with what we have but our policy is to never publish a story without all the documentation we requested.

    Even when we know for sure they are an obvious shit stain like this clown.

    Hats off to the guys who stay in the shadows, they do the bulk of the work.

  8. Sgt M says:

    So the Marines let a Sgt fly helicopters now, they only let me fix trucks.

    • Snotcrow says:

      Well, if your ASVAB is that good.. they let you fly anything. That’s what I heard.

      Also, single disabled fathers of two small babies wants to be a foster parent: Approved!

      • HMC Ret says:

        Noticed that … two small dependent children, out of money, desperate, state lets him care for another child in foster care. Seems legit.

        Problem (thankfully) with these people is they don’t know when to shut up. Childbirth, cancer, dead dog, foster child, blah, blah, blah.

  9. Ret_25X says:

    what are the odds this goofball is tied to IVAW folks in Germany?

    • Skippy says:

      He was playing his game around military bases in Germany he is known about around Graf, someone that saw the link I posted said K-Town also.
      They really need to throw the book at him he is a sick fack.
      Wannabe Casanova

      • Ret_25X says:

        WTF was he doing “hanging around” in Germany? Where did he work? Where did he live?

        I’m getting the abuse of command sponsorship vibe from this ass clown…

        • Skippy says:

          The comments on the local stations site will give you a taste of it they deleted one because it was rough. Not a bunch happy campers over there with this clown

        • Joseph Williams says:

          AFSIK, the only Marines in Germany are assinged to the Embassy. Do we have a FOIA on this low life scum. Michael Bocci just might be Army. Joe

          • Skippy says:

            He was born in Germany. He spent a lot of time over there obviously
            Dad or mom was in the service or support Mr will in velsick saw this last night
            And he and the people in his office don’t recall him at all in that area I’m thinking about posting this on the 2cr FB page his last name rang a bell with Mr Will but that was back in the late 80s 90s he is a dependa. Of a service member is my bet

          • Skippy says:

            Joseph, look at KGW-TVs facebook page there is a few comments on there from a gentleman who he and his wife took him in for a little bit in Germany dad was a service member. He is stating he saw him a few months ago stating he was not right or way off. I have a feeling this story isn’t played out yet

          • Hack Stone says:

            Marine Forces Europe and Marine Forces Africa are both based out of Germany. Plus, any Marines assigned to DISA Europe. Not many, but more than a handful of Marines in Germany.

    • Green Thumb says:

      IVAW = Losers.

  10. sj says:

    He wasn’t in Beirut? He’s not a sniper? Pffffttttt.

  11. Graybeard says:

    Dave Hardin is NOT a US Marine
    Dave Hardin is a liar.
    Dave Hardin is a thief.
    Dave Hardin does not have the gonads to be a real father.
    Dave Hardin is not a foster parent.
    If Dave Hardin ever had a wife, she left him because he is a useless con-man.
    Dave Hardin could not stand up to a group of 11 year old Boy Scouts.
    Dave Hardin is a coward.
    Dave Hardin has been exposed.
    Dave Hardin is lower than the scum on a Louisiana swamp.

    • OldManchu says:

      I think you meant Michael Bocci.

      Dave Hardin sent the story in. He is a regular poster here and a veteran.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      Greybeard, I think you dropped some acid in yir prune juice bro Michael Bocci is the namer of the poser David Hardin is one of out regulars who is a bonifide Beruit Marine.

      • Graybeard says:

        Damn it.

        I plead insufficient coffee, your honor, and in penance

        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.
        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.
        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.
        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.
        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.
        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.
        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.
        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.
        David Hardin is an honorable and truthful man whom I ignorantly slandered.

    • USAF Ret says:

      I reported you. I think you meant Michael Bocci, not Dave Hardin.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      Well, damn.

      I am running to Shipley now. Maybe he will vouch for me in a spiffy video.

      Boy Scouts can be mean little bastards.

      Kinda like the bit about Louisiana Swamp Scum though. I seldom rise above things.

      I have finally been exposed, I have this strange sense of relief.

    • Skippy says:

      Off your men’s ????

    • ChipNASA says:

      Here’s how we fix things.

      Michele Bocci is NOT a US Marine
      Michele Bocci is a liar.
      Michele Bocci is a thief.
      Michele Bocci does not have the gonads to be a real father.
      Michele Bocci is not a foster parent.
      If Michele Bocci ever had a wife, she left him because he is a useless con-man.
      Michele Bocci could not stand up to a group of 11 year old Boy Scouts.
      Michele Bocci is a coward.
      Michele Bocci is lower than the scum on a Louisiana swamp.

      ———————–

      Dave Hardin is a Legit REAL US Marine
      Dave Hardin has probably never lied.
      Dave Hardin is a generous guy. Gives but rarely takes.
      Dave Hardin does have the MAJOR gonads,
      although I don’t know if he is a father, if he is, I’m sure he’s a good one.
      Dave Hardin is probably not a foster parent.
      If Dave Hardin I believe, has a wife, and I think she’s apparently hot a balls.

      If 11 year old Boy Scouts met Dave Hardin, they would aspire to grow up to be like Dave Hardin.
      Dave Hardin is a badass
      Dave Hardin has been posting for years on TAH and is a Great Guy.
      Dave Hardin could drink and eat the scum on a Louisiana swamp and walk away unaffected.

      See how easy telling the truth is??!

      • Dave Hardin says:

        Ok, full disclosure.

        I have probably lied, ya I have most definitely lied, if you ever eat the Soviets cooking you will too.

        If my gonads had a rank, its because I haven’t showered in days.

        Yep, I am the father of three. Raised them by myself for several years.

        Yep, I took a young lady out of a foster home when she was 15. I can’t sleep and know some things are happening in this world. She is still my daughter to this day and will be until I die.

        Wives, I have had two. Still best friends with both of them. Just went to Gatlinburg will mom, the Soviet and both of them.

        The Great Guy comment varies…I have my enemies.

        Poor Greybeard…

      • Graybeard says:

        I repeat for clarity and in deep contrition:

        Here’s how we fix things.

        Michele Bocci is NOT a US Marine
        Michele Bocci is a liar.
        Michele Bocci is a thief.
        Michele Bocci does not have the gonads to be a real father.
        Michele Bocci is not a foster parent.
        If Michele Bocci ever had a wife, she left him because he is a useless con-man.
        Michele Bocci could not stand up to a group of 11 year old Boy Scouts.
        Michele Bocci is a coward.
        Michele Bocci is lower than the scum on a Louisiana swamp.

        ———————–

        Dave Hardin is a Legit REAL US Marine
        Dave Hardin has probably never lied.
        Dave Hardin is a generous guy. Gives but rarely takes.
        Dave Hardin does have the MAJOR gonads,
        although I don’t know if he is a father, if he is, I’m sure he’s a good one.
        Dave Hardin is probably not a foster parent.
        If Dave Hardin I believe, has a wife, and I think she’s apparently hot a balls.

        If 11 year old Boy Scouts met Dave Hardin, they would aspire to grow up to be like Dave Hardin.
        Dave Hardin is a badass
        Dave Hardin has been posting for years on TAH and is a Great Guy.
        Dave Hardin could drink and eat the scum on a Louisiana swamp and walk away unaffected.

        See how easy telling the truth is??!

      • Sandman says:

        Chip, he won’t adopt you,,,I tried!!!

    • Scotty says:

      Graybeard dodged a coat hanger !!

    • Ncat says:

      Graybeard needs a new prescription.
      Graybeard is a liar (tho an unintentional one:)
      Graybeard doesn’t pay attention to detail.
      If Graybeard has a wife she should read aloud to him.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      When do I get the call to go Goose hunting?

      I can quack with the best of them.

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      You have no idea how much this shit pisses me off.

  12. Joseph Williams says:

    THE BS flag went up as soon as I read Sargeant =Helo pilot. Michael Bocci is not a Marine. Michael Bocci is rotten CONMAN. Joe

  13. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Hey ChipNASA,

    Did you say that:

    Michele Bocci is NOT a US Marine
    Michele Bocci is a liar.
    Michele Bocci is a thief.
    Michele Bocci does not have the gonads to be a real father.
    Michele Bocci is not a foster parent.
    If Michele Bocci ever had a wife, she left him because he is a useless con-man.
    Michele Bocci could not stand up to a group of 11 year old Boy Scouts.
    Michele Bocci is a coward.
    Michele Bocci is lower than the scum on a Louisiana swamp.

    Just need to make sure that I got the message.

  14. Mick says:

    Does anyone on Team TAH know what type/model/series of Marine Corps helicopter that this assclown is falsely claiming to have flown?

    I’d like to know.

  15. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Michael Bocci is a candyassed lying POS of a snot-faced DINGLEBERRY getting a well deserved dose of karma.

  16. Mick says:

    From the article linked above:

    ‘He said he was a helicopter pilot and received the Purple Heart from a knife wound he suffered in hand-to-hand combat in Mosul, Iraq.’

    Bullshit. How/why do people keep getting fooled by this kind of outrageous poser crap?

  17. Graybeard says:

    I think I need another Americano.

    dang it dang it dang it. I hate it when that happens.

  18. ChipNASA says:

    I hope the Feds in the area are bored and have not much to do until Jan 20th and they take this case upon themselves to Flush this piece of shit down the sewer.
    WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE

    At least he’s been very publicly outed.

  19. Green Thumb says:

    This dude looks like he is into dildos.

    I imagine when he got in that blue car in the video above, he punched in Merritt Island into his GPS and headed out to All-Points Logistics.

    This maggot clearly has the APL “it” factor.

  20. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He looks like a meat gazer as well.

  21. HMC Ret says:

    Dave Hardin is ‘The Most Interesting Man In The World’

    Dave Hardin is … wait for it …

    Hondo

  22. Aysel says:

    The comments on the KGW site are also telling…

  23. FatCircles0311 says:

    Real marines don’t go around asking for handouts.

  24. Wilted Willy says:

    Well, he did have the dog, even though it’s now dead, but no hat, no vest, no tattoo, no Harley, no hundred yard stare, this asshat isn’t even trying to rock it? I truly hope the feds stick it up his ass and break it off in him! I truly hate these mother fuckers and their lying shit! Maybe I need to get vests for all my cats? I’m sure I can claim they are all service animals?? They are better than drugs!

  25. 1610desig says:

    That cited “news” article reads like embarrassing wall to wall bullshit…how extremely gullible to write it or read it and feel convinced he was the real deal…

  26. Charlie Foxtrot says:

    So this loser Michael Bocci was someone’s Dependoid that now runs around conning anyone he can out of whatever he can, I wonder how soon he’ll do something that will get him locked up?

  27. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Stolen Valor, the Rancid Cherry topping the Shit Sundae.

    What lies beneath?

  28. Mark A Lauer says:

    Hm….a Marine Corps Sergeant who flies helos, and has a bomb sniffing dog….I guess the dog would be for sniffing his helicopter seat every time he boards it.

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