Whitney V. Tritch: Stolen Valor and callsign thief

| July 25, 2012

Craig sends us this dude he met while being a HAM Operator. He says that Ham Radio-dom is rifr with phonies, but that one, Whitney Veon Tritch is a real humdinger. He sends us this email that Tritch sent to someone else as an introduction;

Here is a brief self portrait of myself: I enlisted in the 80’s and went west, way west. I jumped out of many different aircraft 167 times and have 32 1/2 kills (the 1/2 is an assist) on active duty. I have saved more lives than I can honestly remember. I was disabled via and unfortunate combat related accident. I went to combat as a civilian and have 2 kills and a few saved lives as well as a piece of shrapnel that was removed from my leg. I am combat wounded from the military and as a civilian!

Someone else tells of the time they met Tritch;

Hi. He told me at a meeting…that he “was on a submarine in a place we weren’t supposed to be, and I was shot in the head.” He didn’t give any other info and I didn’t ask, since I didn’t believe him anyway.

I guess the guys on the submarine got tired of his bullshit stories and shot him? During one of his 167 parachute assaults or his 32 1/2 kills. Or maybe while he was saving lives between all of those escapades. And the amazing thing is that he did all of that stuff at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. Cuz that’s the only place he’s ever been, according to the Army;

You’d think that someone would notice some of his 32 1/2 kills in Pennsylvania. And, oh, how did they get a submarine there? I’ve been to Fort Indantown Gap and I never saw any submarines…they must’ve been camouflaged really well.

Craig also found where he got his name added to the crew list of the SSBN 656 USS George Washington Carver, a sub, to bolster his fantasies. Craig sent Tritch’s records to the website and they promptly took removed his name, so he’s pretty sure he’s been discovered.

I guess he pissed off a bunch of the Ham Radio crowd, too, when he stole a dead friend’s call sign

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. malclave says:

    he “was on a submarine in a place we weren’t supposed to be, and I was shot in the head.”

    At an off-limits sandwich shop, maybe?

  2. OWB says:

    Well, Fort Indiantown Gap PA would count as a place a sub was not supposed to be. Sure. It could have happened that way.

  3. Hack Stone says:

    Dang, OWB, that #2 comment was mighty funny.

  4. Hack Stone says:

    I see that he is a comm guy, like Hack. He must of killed those 31 1/2 guys with his trusty reel of slash wire. I have to give him respect, though, he reported to boot camp three weeks before I did. I guess that makes me a newbie in his eyes.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    What was that 1/2 kill? Was that a cucumber?

  6. malclave says:

    The half kill was only mostly dead.

  7. NHSparky says:

    Holy shit! Finally, someone pretending ti be a bubblehead!

    I mean, I remember all the times I got shot out Tube 4 to kill commies for mommy…and parachuted back to the boat underwater….for reals, man.

  8. Nicki says:

    I did PLDC at Indiantown Gap. There might be a submarine at the land nav course. It’s just camouflaged really well.

  9. Well maybe if the sub wasn’t too big, they could load it on a trailer to move it inland???? This guy sounds like fuknuts that make me laugh

  10. Bubblehead Ray says:

    Oh yeah…. we used to make runs to Ft Indiantown Gap and do angles and dangles in the lake.

  11. AW1 Tim says:

    he “was on a submarine in a place we weren’t supposed to be, and I was shot in the head.”

    I’m thinking that what he MEANT to say was that he was part of a group of guys dressed in black who tried to rob a Subway shop and he got shot in the head. I think it was on an episode of “World’s Dumbest”…….

  12. Chuck W says:

    I did not know they had wire dogs on submarines.

  13. teddy996 says:

    This story is true, guys. He parachuted into a soviet submarine that was spying on Ft. Indiantown Gap as part of a one man assault squad. Dropped right through the torpedo arming hatch while they were taking on supplies and started kicking ass on the unsuspecting crew. Though I doubt they shot him in the head. He probably smacked it off a valve handwheel, and is too embarrassed to admit it.

    There’s no records of it, because our government won’t admit that the soviets not only breached our sonar net, but they sailed a sub into Pennsylvania to spy on an army base. @ 11- You should be glad that Tritch was there to clean up your mistakes, Tim. You AWs really dropped the ball on this one.

  14. Twist says:

    This guy is so bad ass he found the Red October, Waldo, and the ever elusive Carmen Santiago all in one weekend.

  15. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    Damn!?! We haven’t even finished this years tournament yet and there’s already a candidate for next years go around!?

  16. NHSparky says:

    Ray–ask any of the nukes who went to NY prototype in the 1980’s. I don’t know how many locals/peaceniks kept thinking that there was a “secret underground river” and the boomers would surface under the “DIG BALL” to load missiles.

    At least that’s what they kept telling us. But I don’t know, I went to Idaho. It was a submarine prototype, so I guess he might have something there….

  17. OT says:

    I was an instructor at ANCOC twice at FIG. Never once did I see a submarine but I can tell you that there is a nice golf course about 5 miles from the base. I do remember a water hole there, maybe that is where the sub was moored.

  18. Country Singer says:

    Among my talents (handicaps?) is being a ham operator. As soon as I read the link and saw he was associated with Madera I knew he was beyond your run-of-the-mill slime ball. Being associated with IVAW would have made him less scuzzy.

  19. Green Thumb says:

    Another Turd.

    I like the assist on the kill. It was original.

  20. PintoNag says:

    Sparky’s gonna have too much fun with this one. 😉

  21. SnafuDude says:

    I did PLDC there,as well,Nicki.That was back in the early 90`s.I went Reserves after Active.I`ll be damned if I saw any subs then.

  22. NHSparky says:

    “was on a submarine in a place we weren’t supposed to be”

    Yeah, technically, that’s a true statement considering he was in Indiantown Gap, PA. Stupid as all hell, but technically true.