Sean Yetman; Black Friday phony Ranger

| November 29, 2014

Sean Yetman

So, this dude was out for his Black Friday shopping yesterday with his sergeant major in Oxford Valley Mall outside of Philadelphia. He claims that he’s with 2/75th Rangers and he has 3 awards of the CIB for two rotations to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. He also took his 11B AIT at Fort Jackson, SC. The 2/75th is in Washington State, not Pennsylvania, Three tours to the War on terror would result in one CIB award, 11B AIT is at Fort Benning, GA.

Oh, yeah, there is no Sean Yetman in AKO, and there is no SSG Yetman there, either.

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  1. Gravel says:

    I think that was a typo. Pretty sure his name is Fatman, not Yetman.
    Another “Round-Ranger.”

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      There’s no telling just yet, Gravel. He’s round like a cartoon Yeti, maybe THAT’S why his alleged name is “Yetman”.

  2. Doc Savage says:

    Ho. Lee. Fuk.

    Was this round ranger version 2.0 pulling perimeter security in the food court of the mall??

  3. propsguy says:

    These guys are like a bad game of whack-a-mole, Smash one down and two more pop up somewhere else.

    The Yeti cometh. I second Doc Savage’s comments,

    Ho Lee Fuk….Hee Tiuex Phat!

  4. Bill R. says:

    I was Air Force so forgive my ignorance, but don’t you only earn the CIB once?

    • Andy11M says:

      you can earn multiple awards, but only from service in different award periods. Basically to have a third award, this guy would have had to serve in the Korean war, then in either Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, or Samalia (for the Vietnam era award of the CIB that ran for about 30 years.) then the War on Terror. He looks really good for his age, don’t he?

      • Hondo says:

        44+ years for the Vietnam period, Andy11M – 2 Mar 1961 thru 10 Mar 1995.

        Anyone serving today with more than one star is, bluntly, lying. They’d have had to serve in Korea, Vietnam, and since 2001 as in Infantryman in a unit of Brigade size or smaller. No way.

        • Andy11M says:

          Hondo, I did the invasion of Iraq and OIF II. We had a couple crusty forever SSGs and some more senior NCOs get their second award of the CIB both times. But seeing as how that was about 10+ years ago, those guys have all retired now. I’m sure there are a few CSMs running around with 2nd awards, but not that many.

          • Slause says:

            I met this old crusty SSG in Kuwait in on my second tour in 06-07, he had 2 CIB’s (Vietnam and gulf war) but was forced to out of the guard and into the reserves. So he was on his last deployment before they also forced him out as well. He earned the CAB while there. This poor soul had to pay $3,000 for hearing aids to deploy. His buddy was the guy who was a hearing aid tech in their home state. He was pissed that this guy broke them once they got to country because he couldn’t stand wearing them. Gotta love the old crusty SOB’s.

        • 68W58 says:

          Hondo-they are lying (no dispute), but is there a way to have earned a third award of the CIB using the old “special circumstances for Korea” rule (since done away with)?

          Let’s say that some grunt got a CIB for some action in Korea (like the incident we discussed on here some time ago regarding the award of multiple Silver Stars at the DMZ), another for Panama or Desert Storm or Grenada or Somalia and another for the GWOT.

          I guess what I am asking-and it is only an academic question-is would the award for something that happened in Korea post 1954 be counted as Korean era or some other era?

          We talked some time ago about how someone could theoretically earn every star on the NDSM (a young man drafted in say 1953 who goes to Korea, then goes to medical school, serves thru Vietnam, Desert Storm and the GWOT as a doctor), so I’m assuming a third award of the CMB is possible (but unlikely) and then only for a very old officer.

          • Hayabusa says:

            Short answer: No. Anything that happened between 1961 and 2001 would all be part of the same deployment period. No matter how many combat tours an individual did during that period, it would only result in one award of the CIB.

            • propsguy says:

              Interesting information to know, never followed that stuff that close, Out of curiosity any reason behind it?

              A lot of shit happended in 40 years, why so cheap with the award for the infantry guys?

              • Andy11M says:

                Short answer? It’s the Army. Long answer? I dunno. Maybe it has to do with someone “forgetting” to put a end date on the Vietnam award period and just letting it roll until 1995? Or not putting a end date on the Vietnam award period could also have been a political thing I guess.

                • @ ANDY, Et Alii:

                  “Maybe it has to do with someone “forgetting” to put a end date on the Vietnam award period and just letting it roll until 1995?”

                  Gosh, gee whillikers, you just made me think of something I’d never thought about!

                  The ribbon of my Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal has a metal device on it with “1960 – “.

                  Is that metal device on the ribbon of the Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal supposed to now indicate, “1960 – 1995”?

                  It’s a foreign award (from a country that no longer exists), so we have to purchase it, since it’s not issued by our government.

                  Well, I don’t think there’s any vendors even marketing a corrected version, is there?

                  I’ve never heard of it.

                  • Hondo says:

                    JRM: it’s not incorrect, amigo. The Government of the RVN would have to specify the correct end date. And since the Government of the RVN no longer exists, the “1960-” scroll is the correct one – and always will be.

              • Hondo says:

                68W58, Andy M., propsguy: Hayabusa is correct. If a CIB was earned between 2 Mar 61 and 10 Mar 1995, it counts as a “Vietnam period” CIB – and only one CIB is authorized per period. As to why? Hell, I dunno. But when did anything coming out of the Five-Sided Asylum ever pass for something the rest of us would think was common sense?

                • CLAW131 says:

                  Yea,the Asylum will get to work on breaking down that 40 year time period into smaller groups right after they retroactively award the Air Mobile Badge to all the 1st CAV and 101st AIRBORNE troops from Viet Nam. Hell,they have enough relieved for cause officers working as special assistants to the SECDEF that they should be able to get at least that one little thing done. Ha,fat chance./sarc

                • 68W58 says:

                  Ok then-how about this (again strictly in the realm of the hypothetical): an 18 year old joins the Army in 1960 and goes to Korea later that year. While there he satisfies the criteria for award of the CIB before 2 Mar 1961. Then in, say, 1966 he goes to Vietnam and gets another CIB for his second award. He then leaves active duty and goes into the guard intending to stay until he gets his pension, but when 9/11 happens he petitions to stay until 62 and goes to Iraq with his unit as a very senior NCO and meets the requirements for a third award. Would that be possible (if incredibly unlikely)?

                  (I realize that such an individual would be well over 70, but the regimental CSM when we deployed in 2004-05 got an age waiver to go with us and we actually had a lot of Vietnam vets with us in Iraq).

                  • 68W58 says:

                    Would be well over 70 today-I meant to say.

                  • CLAW131 says:

                    Nope,wouldn’t be possible. The second qualifying period (Korea)ended 27 July 53.

                    • 68W58 says:

                      Don’t be so sure-here’s what HRC itself says:

                      What qualifies a Soldier serving on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea for the CIB?

                      The special requirements for award of the CIB that were in effect for service on the DMZ in the Republic of Korea have been rescinded. Army Veterans and service members who served in Korea on or after 28 July 1953 and meet the criteria for award of the CIB may submit an application (to include supporting documentation) for award of the CIB to:

                      ATTN: AHRC–PDP–A, Dept 480
                      1600 Spearhead Division Avenue,
                      Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408-5408


                      I’m not sure what kinds of actions occurred on the DMZ after 1953, but I don’t think I can completely discount any potential qualifying actions having happened.

                    • Hondo says:

                      68W58: the “special requirements” DA is talking about there refers to the fact that Korea DMZ CIBs at one time required participation in multiple firefights (FIVE, if memory serves), plus some other admin documentation not required for other awards. All other awards of the CIB required only one instance of direct particiaption in ground combat. I believe the late 1990s or early 2000s was when that changed.

                      Why the additional requirements for Korea? Dunno. Just another Five-Sided Asylum mystery.

                    • 68W58 says:

                      Hondo-five incidents was the standard requirement, but (and I am working from memory here as well since the old “special circumstances” have disappeared) that could be waived if a soldier was injured or killed in an action. So, I am wondering if it would have been possible for the soldier to have earned a purple heart for wounds there (I seem to recall that the CG 2nd ID had broad approval authority at some point) and used that to show eligibility for the CIB-again, I don’t say any such individual exists, just pondering if it might be possible.

                    • Hondo says:

                      68W58: that would seem plausible, and the CAB provides precedent. However, the individual would also have to document that he was (1) assigned to an infantry unit at Bde or below, and (2) performing infantry duties at the time of his injury. Records would provide the former. The latter could be more problematic.

                      But if you know someone in that situation, IMO it’s certainly worth a try.

                    • 68W58 says:

                      Nope, I know no such individual. Just idle speculation on my part.

                      After all, how many places are there where you can have an in-depth conversation on awards approval other than S1Net (and they don’t have much of a sense of humor).

                  • Hondo says:

                    CLAW131 is correct.

                    In an interesting side note, CIBs were NOT AUTHORIZED for shooting incidents in Korea between 28 Jul 1953 and 3 Jan 1969. Between 4 Jan 1969 and 31 Mar 1994, CIBs were authorized on the Korean DMZ only. Those later CIBs (1969-1994) were issued under the Vietnam War Era, not the Korean War Era CIB award authority.

                    • 68W58 says:

                      Well that sucks-this site lists at least one incident that might have qualified during that period.

                    • Hondo says:

                      Yeah. Firefights were fairly common along the Korean DMZ – particularly between 1966 and 1974, a period often referred to as the “Little Korean War”. The AFEM was actually authorized for Korea during that time frame due to that reason. And in 1969, CIB authority – with additional, special requirements not found elsewhere (see my comment above) – was also added along the DMZ.

                      There were a few other incidents in-country as well, but the vast majority were DMZ firefights/patrol ambushes/etc . . . .

        • dutch508 says:

          Possible Grenada in 1983 or Panama 1989 and Desert Storm/OEF/OIF.
          But that’s only two.

        • jonp says:

          My Top had two I’m pretty sure. One from Vietnam and another from Grenada/DR. He is long retired by now.

          • Hondo says:

            Jon P: CIB with 1 star (2nd award) is possible for someone serving today. CIB with 2 stars (3rd award) is not.

            CIB is awarded one per defined period (“era”), no matter how many conflicts in which a soldier serves as an Infantryman in direct ground combat (same is true of CMB and CAB). Award periods for the CIB are as follows:

            World War II: 7 Dec 1941 to 3 Sep 1945
            Korea: 20 Jun 1950 to 27 Jul 1953
            Vietnam: 2 Mar 1961 to 10 Mar 1995
            GWOT: 18 Sep 2001 to a date yet to be determined

            Someone serving today would thus have to have served in Korea, Vietnam (or a later conflict during the 44-year Vietnam War CIB Era), and the GWOT as an Infantryman in direct ground combat at brigade or lower level to hold a valid CIB w/2 stars. That’s a NO GO.


            Hell, someone who was 18 in July 1953 would have been 68 in late Sep 2001. Federal law prohibits service at that age unless medical or chaplain (upper age limit for ARNG is 64, which is the highest). And medical/chaplain personnel are not eligible for a CIB, anyway.

            All documented 3-time CIB recipients received their CIBs for service in the World War II/Korea/Vietnam War CIB Eras.

        • Mike W says:

          So then I would be considered “Vietnam Era” even though I enlisted May 1989?
          My job has me as “Other Era”

  5. Bill R. says:

    Sorry, just read the rest of the post. CIB is only awarded once.

  6. propsguy says:

    Bill R. More or less… CIB/CMB/CAB per war ( though there are variations)

    THis douche pickle would have had to have been deployed to say Desert Storm/Desert shield, then to Somalia, and then to Iraq/Afghanistan in order to have 3 CIBs.

    • Andy11M says:

      propsguy, Desert Storm and Somalia were covered under the same award period as Vietnam.

      • propsguy says:

        Well there ya go.

        ( What do I know about infantry shit 😀
        I came into the Army as a 19K back in the 80’s-90’s and then when I came BACK into the Guard, they had taken all the tanks away so I settled for trucks as an 88M….walking, yeah right…pull the other one 😀 )

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, dear me, they just don’t give up do they?

    I haven’t seen any fakers around here so far, but I’m sure they’ll show up if the Moving Wall comes back to this area.

  8. Green Thumb says:

    I just watched the video.

    Nothing to say except a ball ping hammer to the face.


    Sorry, TAH.

  9. Marine_7002 says:

    A Ranger? Maybe a Park Ranger. Who ATE the park.

    But a US Army Ranger? NFW.

  10. Enigma4you says:

    So the Abdominal Yeti fakers puts on his uniform to go to the mall on black Friday so he can get a military discount

  11. propsguy says:

    Hey, Our boy here, Sean Yetman, is already at # 11 on Bing, from here at TAH and at #8 from the poster putting it on you tube.

    Go team.

    Unfortuantely there seems to be a Cardio surgeon who shares the same name, poor guy.

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    Someone has to tell this Sandwich Sucking Guy ‘Step away from the donuts, NOW.’

  13. faboutlaws says:

    He looks like the scoop man down at the ice cream parlor.

  14. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Yun Dum Fuk …

    Round Rangers little brother or son no doubt!

  15. BinhTuy66 says:

    He’s the reel deel!

    His battle buddy, the round ranger can back him up.

  16. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He might have been doing perimeter security around the food court, especially around Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts!!

  17. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    He’s the Duane Doberman of phonies. At least Pvt. Doberman served. In the movie anyway! (Smile)

  18. RM3(SS) says:

    Be careful what you say to RR#2, he might just bury your ass at the Darby Queen! 🙂

  19. propsguy says:

    Be careful what you say to RR#2, he might just bury your ass at the DAIRY QUEEN!

    THere, fixed that for ya, no charge. 😀

  20. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    Yetman………Being fat, drunk and stupid, is no way to go thru life, son! Says Dean Wormer.

  21. propsguy says:

    Can you imagine being this dickhead’s parents?
    You wake up the day after thanksgiving, and all over the web, “Hey? Are you Sean Yetman’s dad? Check this out on YouTube…..

    If that was my son I’d have to figure out how to commit seppeku out of shame.

  22. mike says:

    I can see a few CIBs with two stars out there from guys who are wrong but not lying. I thought the 80s and Desert Storm were a separate period from Vietnam and I’ll bet a few clerks made that mistake over time. (In small numbers) But even a soldier who is honestly and mistakenly wearing two stars on a CIB would be a Vietnam Veteran and have the age to show for it, along with a DD214 that showed the awards and awards for Vietnam, one of the 80s actions to include Desert Storm and GWOT.

    • Ken says:

      No clerk in an infantry unit would make that mistake. A CIB is an award only authorized for wear after orders are in hand. Clerks cutting orders have to get them approved and it takes at least the Battalion CDR of an infantry battalion to approve the award – most times it takes the BDE CDR to approve. If you run into someone that says it is a “clerical error” he is full of crap! RLTW!

  23. Old Trooper says:

    I was going to comment, but I got nuthin.

    Even after seeing so many of these bastards, I sometimes am still speechless.

  24. Just an Old Dog says:

    This guy is a pathetic fuck. From the facebook comments those that know him say he lies about a lot of shit, from being a cop, owning multiple homes, to having a hot ol’ lady to being a Ranger.
    I loved the fake phone call he pulled off at the end when he was busted.
    I hate pieces of shit like this. He has a serious issue with self esteem, but thats no excuse for him being suck a bloviating lying fuck in public.
    Telling a lie like that in public and expecting to not get called out on it is like shitting your pants and expecting everyone to ignore the smell.

  25. propsguy says:

    From the buzz going around, it seems Mr Sean Yetman here was trying to score military discounts and freebies at the mall, technically a violation of Stolen Valor ’13

  26. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    May his next Doctor’s appointment be a lengthy one with a sadistic big-fingered Proctologist that has piss-poor depth perception!

  27. PaTrooper says:

    If you want to see a bunch of these round phonies telling their fake tales of heroism to kids who don’t know any better but to believe them, go to a Civil Air Patrol meeting. There are many good people there but the “Keith Yetman” types ruin it for everyone.

  28. Shelly says:

    My boyfriend was in the military, but now is out and I have family still in the Military.I watched this and made me sick! The military is no JOKE! I’m so discussed!!!*praying for those men and women who couldn’t be with their families for Thanksgiving!*

  29. Ruby says:

    Search his name in the white pages and it shows who he lives with. Her fb is still up and you can see her pictures showing this douche bag on family vacations and in each picture he is wearing an Army tshirt or other Army gear! My husband and I both served and I’m sick of these delusional people lying to people.

  30. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if this maggot has Thanksgiving dinner with William Derek Church?

    • Green Thumb says:

      This dirtbag probably already has a job offer from Commander Phil Monkress at All-Points Logistics.

      I am sure Phildo and his senior staff will waste no time bringing this assclown on board.

  31. Cliff Clavin says:

    That is one high speed HMMWV driver! That’s a tough MOS. Mad props to that hero.

  32. CLAW131 says:

    I wonder who his Sergeant Major is. Richard Rahn or Cornelius Davis? Or was the phone call just a secret code to meet him at the Chic-Fillet? I sure hope the shoes in the shopping bag from the Walking Store were running shoes cause a lot of people want to chase him down,including the cops.

    • Hack Stone says:

      He was on the phone with the youngest Marine Corpsc Sgt Maj ever, AKA Gunny Driveway. They both troll the Philadelphia suburbs.

      • Hack Stone says:

        D’oh! It’s late, and I am using an IPhone. Change to read “Marine Corps”. Hack Stone Publishing regrets the error.

        • CLAW131 says:

          Hopefully that Richard Rahn character is still incarcerated. But Rahn did claim to be in 2/75 and a 3rd award of the CIB recipient,so I just figured Yetiman was his HUMMV driver and was just following his CSM’s example. But the moniker Round Ranger II does fit him to a tee.

  33. Guard Bum says:

    The story has gone viral and its reached epic status over on the Stolen Valor site. Target rich opportunity if you looking for hilarious comments and internet memes.

  34. Mikey C-4/27 says:

    1st. Vietnam[Very young, end of war]
    2nd. Grenada/Panama/First Gulf War
    3rd. GWOT
    3 CIB is POSSIBLE, not very likely.

    • Hondo says:

      Mikey C-4/27: Negative. Grenada, Panama, and the 1991 Gulf War are all part of the Vietnam War CIB period. (Dates for the Vietnam War CIB period are 2 Mar 1961 to 10 Mar 1995, inclusive – or a touch over 44 years). See the links provided above to the HRC site FAQ on the CIB.

      Legit 2 CIBs? Very possible. Legit 3 CIBs and still serving? NFW.

    • Andy11M says:

      that’s a negative Ghostrider, check the early comments. Vietnam/Grenada/Panama/Desert Storm/Somalia were all covered under the same award period.

  35. ArmyATC says:

    I was trying to find this Yetman clown on Facebook. I guess he deleted it after getting his ass handed to him. But I did find these two. The first, Bob “Oathkeeper” Yetman claims to be a retired Marine Recon Scout/Sniper (aren’t they all). His buddy is named “Bushmaster” and claims to be a retired 11B20. He looks like the only running he’s done is to the nearest donut shop.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Apparently Bob spent his entire 11 year career with “Marine Recon 2nd btl”, whatever the hell that is. In my first eleven years, I was in four separate battalions and and attended two formal schools. I guess he didn’t want to be called a FNG. And how come Bob has no photos of himself posted from when he was serving?

      • CLAW131 says:

        Wasn’t 2nd Recon Gunny Highway’s outfit? Hmmm,coincidence?

      • ArmyATC says:

        The pic thing was a bit strange to me also. I don’t know of anyone who served and has a Facebook account that doesn’t have at least one pic posted. At least that “Bushmaster” clown has a few pics posted. None of them show that he was a grunt. I figure he was a pogue, probably supply, who’s trying to make himself look good for his “oathkeepers” buddies. And a E-5? Possible, but somehow I doubt it. His Ramadi pics from OIF 3 show him as a PFC and pics from 2011 as a SPC. If it took him around 20 years to make E-4, I doubt he would make E-5 in a few more years. I’d wager that if you dug deep into these clowns “oathkeepers” friends, you’d find a shit ton of posers and embelishers.

        • Christopher Davis says:

          I don’t have any pictures of me in uniform on my Facebook account or any of my social media accounts.

      • Guard Bum says:

        The Recon BNs in the Marine Corps are different than Force Recon in that they are a Division asset and aren’t airborne.

        I was an 0351 (106mm Recoiless Rifle Anti Tank) when I started out in the Marine Corps and they would announce about once quarterly that they were screening for Recon Marines. You had to be recommended and pass a rather grueling physical fitness test that included a PFT, hump, and swim. I tried it once when I was a Sgt and made the PFT and hump but couldnt hang with the swim portion…and that was just the screening.

        The recon MOS is 0321 (or at least it was when I was in) and it is conceivable that once you got that MOS you stayed in Recon but he would have likely have been in another BN prior to that and in the USMC, once you make SGT almost everyone has to pay penance and do a DI, Recruiter or I&I tour.

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Those Oathkeepers are chocked full of phonies. They’re trying to defend former Sheriff Gilbertson to me in my email, but when I ask them about their own creds, they won’t even tell me their names. I hate those guys.

      • ArmyATC says:

        Ol’ Bob “Oatkeeper” Yetman likes to make thrats on his Facebook page. He says he has a “list” which includes various government figures to include the President Obama. Just a quick look showed he’s made at least four rather overt threats of physical harm to different people.

  36. S. Cone says:

    Who ever heard of a non tabed E-6 in Batt. What a piece of work.

  37. Cory says:

    The the retired serviceman who confronts him has every right to be angry; he had friends killed in action and this low-life is out getting discounts. Lower than dirt

  38. mike says:

    Some people were speculating that this is the same guy. I have my doubts but….

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      I’m sure that their caloric intake is similar, but no they’re not the same person.

      • Animal says:

        Do you know who this guy is?

        • Andy11M says:

          Animal, the fat body in the youtube video is a troll. he posts videos laughing about going to restaurants and getting free meals on veterans day by claiming to be a vet. supposedly he posts these and other inflammatory videos only to get views and thus inflate his advertising revenue check from youtube.

    • Craig Payne says:

      O man this MF POS has got to go
      I am a 66 year old Vietnam Vet This fat fuc er has to go. Why dont they lock his fat ass up.Let him come to NY and pull this crap he would know what its like to be in a fight then Man Iam piss

  39. Hack Stone says:

    I hear that he is entertaining post military careers with All Points Logistics, FirsTech and and Ambassador World Wide Protective Services. He may surprise everyone and accept that position with the Prudential Agency.

  40. JohnE says:

    Could be a Mall Ninja on break…

  41. JohnE says:

    Also, is it too late for entry into the tourney? He is a strong candidate methinks…

    • Andy11M says:

      ehhhhh….I really don’t see him making it past the first round, unless he gets into a really weak bracket.

      • Instinct says:

        Well, he could surprise us and start making threats, lawsuits, that kind of thing.

        He may even go all out and hire the non-lawyer to represent him.

  42. Combat Historian says:

    This fat poser douche could hide an entire Ranger fire team in that triple chin of his…

  43. Chris Pollock says:

    Saw the video on Fox this morning, looked like the guy was ready to blow a gasket when he got busted. Too bad he didn’t would have served him right, asshole!

  44. Big Steve says:

    What a load this guy is. The guy that nailed him did an excellent job with the questions, and speaking with authority.
    Just wish he hadn’t gone into “potty mouth” mode in a public place like that, with women and kids around.
    I’m just funny about stuff like that.

    Otherwise, excellent bust.

  45. Big Steve says:

    Yetman… you should be the poster boy for the stupidity of going out in public impersonating a ranger, SEAL, or any sort of real military man.
    These guys that take their pics in their living room, bedroom, or backyard, wearing all their military finery, are bad enough.
    But at least they don’t risk being called out, in public. Us real vets are all over the place.

    But you guys do give us so much entertainment.

  46. Airdale USN says:

    That dude took him to lunch!!!