Eugene Pottinger; phony SEAL/POW

| January 18, 2013

Eugene Pottinger

Don Shipley sends us this post on a lovely lady’s blog. She tells the story of a chance encounter with this scumbag, Eugene Pottinger;

He joined the military and served primarily in Vietnam from age 18-38. In those 20 years his title would be Commander Navy Seal. Things began to get emotional for me as he talked. I could see the hurt in his eyes and that made me sad. He said that he spent 5 years in the states and the first 8 months training to become a seal. His mission was to seek and destroy. He was a POW (Prisoner of War) for almost 4 years. Upon being released he came back to the states and spent 18 months in Maryland to try and get back to a regular state of mind. I didn’t push him to talk about what happened as I knew he had been through so much. He also had been exposed to Agent Orange. At that point he had a decision to get out of the military or volunteer to help get other people out of being a POW. He said at that point it was like a suicide mission for him. He said he really didn’t have much to live for and if he were to get killed while serving it was ok but if he could get our men back then he got back at those people that hurt him. He said that he found one of our men and got him back home. I asked where he had served and he said Siagon, Vitnam mostly but also Taiwan, Aboud & Hanowi.

Of course, the easy thing to check is the Department of Defense POW/MIA Office list and he’s not there. And since Don Shipley sent us the link, you know he’s never been a SEAL, Commander or otherwise.

I’m sure the lady’s heart was in the right place and this scoundrel took advantage of that. I’m grateful that there are people out there like the young lady who would welcome veterans into their towns and buy them a good meal, but she’s lucky that she got away from this scum bucket with her life. He doesn’t look like the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Hondo says:

    As I said earlier, ladies: doveryai, no proveryai. You too, guys.

    And geez, lady: get a dictionary. Or maybe an atlas. “Hanowi”. “Siagon”. “Vitnam”. Dear Lord.

  2. O-4E says:

    I always go to Maryland to try and get back to a regular state of mind

    I though I was the only one

  3. Mandrax says:

    Primarily in Vietnam. For twenty years. WOW!!!

  4. dnice says:

    The numbers on POW/MIA for all the Wars listed on the site ( see ) is just staggering.

    I feel like the older i get, I learn how little i really know.

  5. Just an Old Dog says:

    Looks like Olive Oyl had a sex change, What a fuck-chop.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    Startled me to see someone carting around a red leather sporran.

    Is he having a baby elephant? That belly looks like at least 8 months.

  7. O-4E says:

    Turd Burlger – A poacher of human feces; a poo-pilferer. Allternately, a rectum-robber who has a penchant for feces during gay sex

  8. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “I knew he was hungry and it’s probably been awhile since he had a good meal.”

    Whazzamatta, he’s not old enough to feed himself? He’s got what looks to be a distended liver and a pack of smokes in his pocket. He’s carrying a travel bag and Flying J coffee mug and is walking from a motel hallway. There is so much wrong here BEFORE one gets to the military cock and bull story, I don’t know what to say.

  9. NHSparky says:

    Ya know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that Jeff Dunham used this guy as the model for Bubba J.

    But this guy’s just too fucking stupid.

  10. UpNorth says:

    @#6. yeah that is an elephant, Ex. The trunk is behind his travel mug.

  11. PintoNag says:

    Whoa…it’s not too often you see someone with their LIVER hanging over their belt…

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    @10 – UpNorth, that’s a COFFEE mug? Seriously! I swear, I thought it was a red leather sporran.

  13. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    I think this is another case of someone thinking they were helping when instead they were being victimized. At least she’s only out some bus fare and a meal…folks who were conned by Madoff are much worse off….

    Here’s hoping her good nature is tempered with some healthy Missouri “Show Me” attitude moving forward.

  14. Ex-PH2:

    Ciamar a tha sibh?

    How is it you know what a “sporran” is?

    I reckon most Americans don’t know that.

    As for me, I wear one whenever I’m attired in full Highland regalia.

    By the way, it’s almost time for Rabbie Burns’ birthday.

    My deceased biological cousin (I was adopted) lived up there where you do.

    He’s the one who, just a few short years ago, told me all about my Scottish heritage.

    Otherwise, I’d never have known about it.

    Nifty, huh?

    Slainte mhath!

    John Robert Mallernee
    Clan MacEanruig
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Gulfport, Mississippi 39507


    Tomorrow, Saturday 19 January 2013 is the birthday of one of the greatest Americans who ever lived, ROBERT EDWARD LEE.

    Here in Mississippi, his birthday is officially observed on Monday 21 January 2013.

    If you all search the Internet, you’ll eventually find some of my homemade amateur video recordings of me strumming my guitar and singing Confederate songs.

    It’s appropriate.

    Thank you.

    John Robert Mallernee
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Gulfport, Mississippi 39507

  16. Hack Stone says:

    O-4E@2, is Maryland State Of Mind a Billy Joel tune?

  17. Ex-PH2 says:

    @14 – John, I used to have several of them that my mother had brought back from England on a trip.

    The closest thing I have to it now is a belt pouch from the RenFaire.

  18. Green Thumb says:

    This clown looks like one of Bruce Campbell’s (The Surgeon General of Beverly Hills) freaks that “Snake” Plissken encountered in “Escape from L.A.”

  19. jonp says:

    While I was in the Army I sure don’t claim to be an expert on rank but I must confess that i’ve never heard of a rank of Commander Navy Seal

  20. Ex-PH2 says:

    @19 – It’s the same thing as a Phony Poser General.

  21. O-4E says:

    @19 – Jonp the poser world there are LtCol SEALs, Marine Corps Special Forces Green Berets, Air Force Combat Infantrymen, Sailors with DFCs.. you name it

    In the poser world, for rank, awards and job titles the sky is the limit!

  22. O-4E says:


    I like to refer to them as IMBs (like IED)…Improvised Military Background.

    And like the Insurgents making IEDs…just when you think you have their current TTPs figured out…they switch to a different method..

  23. Green Thumb says:

    Extra dirty, greasy slimeball.

    I sill stand by my comments at @18.

  24. B Woodman says:

    Yes, I know what a sporran is. No, unfortunately, I do not have any Highland regalia. Yes, I have a Scottish ancestry.

    And my sister who lives in Virginia, just told me about Lee-Jackson Day (21 January).

    What a week and a day this has been. Whew!

  25. ron says:

    @14—aut pax, aut bellum clan gunn, wilson sept–dad was seaforths, uncle charlie was black watch,KIA the somme. my favorite sporran is the full dress horsehair with two bells, and the clan crest on the cantle

  26. Ex-PH2 says:

    Maybe that’s the chest burster from “Aliens”, implanted in the wrong organ.

    Seriously, that thing looks like it’s cooked and it’s going to pop any second now.

  27. Shit, this guy must watch Rambo.

  28. Green Thumb says:

    I like the smokes in the T-shirt pocket. Classy.

    This clown looks like one of those weird mannequin-doppleganger things in cheap horror movies.

  29. James says:

    #24 – I grew up in VA and for a while it was Lee Jackson King day… which really confused us kids…

  30. A Proud Infidel says:

    @28, Green Thumb: NAAAH, to me, he/it looks like a “Troll” doll that was filled up with water and put in the microwave!!

  31. PO1 Hammy says:

    Could of picked a better state than maryland