James Henry Kapner; phony SEAL, phony wounded Vietnam veteran

| March 14, 2018 | 68 Comments

Our partners at Military Phonies share another phony SEAL with us. This one, Jim Kapner, claims that he was wounded while he was serving as a SEAL in Vietnam.

Folks wonder how we’re able to spot so many phonies, it’s easy because they begin talking about their secret military records at every opportunity without any prompting. A case in point;

Mr Kapner retired from the active duty Navy and Reserves after 22 years as an AE1 – an Aviation Electronics Mate 1st Class, an E-6. But no awards for Vietnam service, no Combat Action Ribbon, no Purple Heart, no SEAL training.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Some people wonder why someone with honorable service would piss all over it by making false claims. I don’t. I wonder what sort of very special asshole who served in the military for so long could bring himself to steal others’ valor, accomplishments, and sacrifices.

  2. M48DAT says:

    One of dem der SEALs with a Marine ball cap. Totally legit.

  3. USAF RET says:

    What is it with the hat wearers? What an Asshat

  4. AW1Ed says:

    Welcome to Google James Henry Kapner, fake SEAL. The Interwebs are forever.

    #28 YTD. *sigh*

    • Graybeard says:

      I’mma gonna need a bigger spreadsheet.

      • Daisy Cutter says:

        I heard that in a movie once… Jaws.

        • Graybeard says:

          Really? That is one movie I never saw – possibly cause swimming in the ocean already gives me the heebee-jeebees.

          I suppose from watching 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and the scene with the giant squid.

          • Daisy Cutter says:

            It was facetious… if you never saw it the actual line was.

            We’re going to need a bigger boat.

            (actually, I thought that was your underlying joke since it is a famous expression about everythign that needs a bigger solution to a problem)

          • AW1Ed says:

            “…possibly cause swimming in the ocean already gives me the heebee-jeebees.”

            Really? They used to pay me for that, but jumping in was more fun than going back into the helo. ‘Prolly why my back is AFU.
            *grin*

            hoist

          • E4 Mafia For Life. says:

            I was 8 years old when I saw Jaws.
            Dude getting eaten in half was my first exposure to a horror scene.
            It’s a dated but classic movie.
            Total crap now.
            Especially with such new blockbusters as:
            Sharknado
            Sharktopus
            Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
            Sharktopus vs. Mermantula
            Sharktopus Vs. Whalewolf
            Sand Sharks
            The 2 and 3 Headed Shark Attacks
            Ghost Shark
            Zombie Shark
            Piranha Sharks
            Jurassic Shark
            Sky Sharks

            I think Roger Corman would not even fund these even if they went straight to WalMart bargain bin on recycled VHS tapes.

          • IDC SARC says:

            “the giant squid”

            I hit it.

    • Atkron says:

      Go Navy!

      /sarc

    • rgr769 says:

      James Henry Kapner is winner of Fake SEAL of the Day. But he is just another in the never ending parade of phony SEALs. Kapner should change his name to Krapner, cuz that is just what he did to his otherwise honorable military career. He did complete that special course in “Corrosion Control,” so he has that going for him.

  5. USAF RET says:

    TAH is already #1 when you google this dude.

  6. OWB says:

    Dang – I have a hat just like his. Mine fits much better.

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    DUMBSHIT!!!

  8. Graybeard says:

    To summarize for Google-eyes:
    James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Navy SEAL.
    James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Vietnam Vet.
    James Henry Kapner had honorable service, but has dishonored his own service and the name of his family with his lies.
    James Henry Kapner is an egocentric idiot.
    James Henry Kapner thinks he is a secret squirrel, but is instead a public laughingstock.
    James Henry Kapner wanted everyone to look at him. He now has his wish. Everyone is looking at James Henry Kapner and mocking him for his stupidity.
    Enjoy it, James Henry Kapner. You earned it.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Just to make sure that I am reading you post correctly, Graybeard

      James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Navy SEAL.
      James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Vietnam Vet.
      James Henry Kapner had honorable service, but has dishonored his own service and the name of his family with his lies.
      James Henry Kapner is an egocentric idiot.
      James Henry Kapner thinks he is a secret squirrel, but is instead a public laughingstock.
      James Henry Kapner wanted everyone to look at him. He now has his wish. Everyone is looking at James Henry Kapner and mocking him for his stupidity.
      Enjoy it, James Henry Kapner. You earned it.

      But it looks like the only special ops that JAMES HENRY KAPNER has done were at Brucie’s Bath House, where JAMES HENRY KAPNER is known to all patrons as the SQUEAKHOLE WARRIOR!

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Commo check, I read:

      James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Navy SEAL.
      James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Vietnam Vet.
      James Henry Kapner had honorable service, but has dishonored his own service and the name of his family with his lies.
      James Henry Kapner is an egocentric idiot.
      James Henry Kapner thinks he is a secret squirrel, but is instead a public laughingstock.
      James Henry Kapner wanted everyone to look at him. He now has his wish. Everyone is looking at James Henry Kapner and mocking him for his stupidity.
      Enjoy it, James Henry Kapner. You earned it.

      Read you five by five,

      ((((OVER))))

  9. Combat Historian says:

    Fake SEAL, fake Vietnam service, fake WIA; the only item JAMES HENRY KAPNER didn’t hit for the perfect poser quadfecta was claiming to be a phony POW, although the POW stuff may be in the secret classified personnel file he claims to have…

  10. Daisy Cutter says:

    James Kapner – No fear, no comment

  11. Mick says:

    And once again, a classic poser play straight from the tattered, well-worn, dog-eared pages of the Official TAH Poser 101 Handbook (from over at the Military Phonies page linked above):

    Assclown here says that he’s not in the SEAL data base due to his “covert” status.

    “Then on his timeline a friend had thanked him for his service. Another friend stated that they were told he wasn’t a SEAL and asked why he wasn’t on the SEAL database, is it because his covert status.  And this TURD states Yup and he was on SEAL Team 5, bad news TURD SEAL Team Five wasn’t around then.”

  12. Atkron says:

    Holy bald-headed Martha…this Dick Eye was in C-9 squadrons his whole career? Not one frigging day aboard ship? Not even an overseas tour?

    His squadrons are what we used to get transported when we would go on Det, or when we traveled up to Norfolk to catch the ship.

    Nothing more than a shorted out One-Wire.

  13. Wilted Willy says:

    So Graybeard, I just want to make sure I truly understand your previous statement. Did you meand to say,
    o summarize for Google-eyes:
    James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Navy SEAL.
    James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Vietnam Vet.
    James Henry Kapner had honorable service, but has dishonored his own service and the name of his family with his lies.
    James Henry Kapner is an egocentric idiot.
    James Henry Kapner thinks he is a secret squirrel, but is instead a public laughingstock.
    James Henry Kapner wanted everyone to look at him. He now has his wish. Everyone is looking at James Henry Kapner and mocking him for his stupidity.
    Enjoy it, James Henry Kapner. You earned it.
    And HMCS,
    Did you correctly understand Graybeard’s post to mean,
    Just to make sure that I am reading you post correctly, Graybeard

    James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Navy SEAL.
    James Henry Kapner is not and never has been a Vietnam Vet.
    James Henry Kapner had honorable service, but has dishonored his own service and the name of his family with his lies.
    James Henry Kapner is an egocentric idiot.
    James Henry Kapner thinks he is a secret squirrel, but is instead a public laughingstock.
    James Henry Kapner wanted everyone to look at him. He now has his wish. Everyone is looking at James Henry Kapner and mocking him for his stupidity.
    Enjoy it, James Henry Kapner. You earned it.

    But it looks like the only special ops that JAMES HENRY KAPNER has done were at Brucie’s Bath House, where JAMES HENRY KAPNER is known to all patrons as the SQUEAKHOLE WARRIOR!
    I just wanted to make sure that JAMES HENRY KAPNER, is indeed a lying ballsack warrior and a SQUEAKHOLE lying SEAL poser and a phony sparkle pony?
    Just wanted to be sure of the facts. And one more thing, if you really want to see a lying ballsack warrior, just go back and reread Jonn’s excellent post on my pos brother, “David Doc Shrum” if you really want to see a bag of shit!

  14. Jay says:

    22 years….good God. And takes a big ol dump on it.

  15. RGR 4-78 says:

    A day without a phony SEAL, is like a day without shitty weather.

  16. Tx Gunner says:

    Any one else notice how all these fake seals have the exact same “I’m full of shit” look on their face?

  17. NHSparky says:

    Nobody ever accused airedales of being the sharpest tools in the shed, and this guy is doing more than his fair share of demonstrating why.

  18. sbalm says:

    Kapner’s Facebook account is open for comments.

    Just sayin’

    • Wilted Willy says:

      I would love to go leave this asshat some love on Facebook, but since you have to have a login to leave comments, that leaves me out!
      If these kinds of cocksuckers keep showing up, I may have to change my policy and sign up for one? What an asshole!

  19. USAF RET says:

    Looks like shirt-lifter.

  20. Perry Gaskill says:

    “Oh stile alive.”

    When I read that, I got a mental image of Kapner wearing his hat, and dancing around to Bee Gees disco.

    I realize I should probably seek professional help, but there it is.

    And where the fuck is Moc Hoa?

  21. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Seals lead the way. This stuff keeps going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

  22. Ex-PH2 says:

    IDIOT!!! How come he isn’t posing as a phony CPO?

    No imagination at all. IDIOT!!!!

  23. Frankie Cee says:

    I left James Henry Kapner, phony SEAL some love in a facebook message”
    “You fucking piece of shit poser. Your false claims to have been a SEAL are going to haunt you for a very long time. Every person that uses your name in a comment at the link below, will generate a gooogle hit, exposing you to anyone who chooses to use gooogle to look into your lies. You might try to go here and unfuck yourself, or you may take the coward’s way out and just block me on facebook, thinking that will make it all go away. It won’t, because me and others like me will keep your name up in lights for a very long time.
    http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=78239

  24. Paul Dragos says:

    I went on his FB page to leave a nasty comment, and it won’t let me post. In his photo, he’s wearing a cowboy hat and holding a guitar. His last post was in 2013. This was the only Facebook profile I could find. I was an Airedale, so maybe that’s why😀

  25. 26Limabeans says:

    Hey, JAMES HENRY KAPNER PHONEY SEAL …
    If you want to be a viet of the nam vet so fucking bad then get on a plane and go there. Plenty of work available under ideal sunny weather. You take job there and I will pay your fucking airfare! I still have some slant pocket fatigues you can parade around in while you are there making new friends.

    • Claw says:

      Naw, James Henry Kapner is too much of a candy-ass to do something like that, actually go to Vietnam.

      Just look at the timeline on his FOIA/Record of Assignments. Went in the Navy before things got really started in Vietnam and then stayed in Floriduh for four years.

      At the height of the war, when the shooting got really serious, he took a discharge. Then he sat back and waited until things were pretty much over and the troop exodus from Vietnam had started and then he went back in.

      During the next 15/16 years he never deployed anywhere outside the Continental United States. Talk about sucking up to the soft life.

      And now, all these years later, he’s portraying himself as a SEAL in an attempt to bolster his ego.

      I would rate him as just a flat out coward.

      Sad.

  26. Russ says:

    Most of his time was with C-130 squadrons, i.e. no sea duty. And 130 avionics were not that hard to work on at the time. Shit, up until the late ’90s most USN/USMC Herks still had electronics dating back to WWII.

  27. Old 1SG, US Army (retired) says:

    What a loser yardbird… couldn’t happy with saying he served. Naw, he had to throw in the SEAL and da Viet of da Nam reference…

    Oh, don’t forget the dead bodies, all around him… The city council will probably be assign him to clean-up detail at that new intersection… ya, bodies, all around, everywhere…

    Geezz

  28. Andrew Dangerously says:

    If my career was as shitty as his I would lie about it too. 0 days at sea in a 20 year career and clawed his way up to E6? He was pathetic before he started telling people he was a SEAL.

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