David Rountree; ghost busting phony

| April 11, 2015

David Rountree (3)

Scotty sends his work on the David Rountree fellow. I guess he’s a ghostbusting hero on cable TV’s Destination America channel. But, he claims that he was a VC-killing Air Force Special Forces Captain in the final days of the Vietnam War;

Rountree claims

David Rountree (5)

He aged quite a bit between those photos of him on April 30, 1975 in Saigon to mid-May 1975 in Cambodia, didn’t he? Well, the AIr Force says that he wasn’t even on active duty during those two operations, and that he only had a little over two years in service – he was an Airman First Class, not a Captain – an E-3 not an O-3.

David Rountree FOIA

I guess they consolidated all of those medals he’s wearing in the picture above into a single National Defense Service Medal, too, you know, to save paper;

David Rountree (7)

Maybe the ghosts set him up. Imagine the odds of find a ghost-hunting charlatan with a phony military tale to tell.

ADDED: It seems that Mr. Rountree is taking the coward’s way out of this exposure instead of grabbing himself and being a man according to No Blue Falcons. For the record, he hasn’t contacted me.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Wait, didn’t his paperwork say “Facilities Equipment Repairman? What’s that, fixing ping-pong tables in the MWR among other things?

    • CLAW131 says:

      That’s what I read also.

      Flt (must be flight) Facil Eqp Rpmn.

      Is that a C-141/C-5 Lavatory (Blue Juice Turd Herder) Repairman?

      ChipNASA, help us Army types out. We no speaky the AF lingo.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

        In the Navy, this guy would have been a HT, or as some were called, “turd chasers”.

        No offense to any present or former HT’s that are viewers or posters on this site…

      • ChipNASA says:

        *I* was a blue goo turd herder and also trained to suck farts out of C-5 seat cushions. LOL Aerial Port, Passenver Service, Cargo, Ramp Tramp, HAZMAT handling and 463L Cargo Pallet builder, oh and I can throw some mean luggage.

        OK so silliness aside, here is what I found from 1977:


        Flight Facilities Equipment Repair Career Ladder AFSC’S 30431, 30451, 30471, and 30496.

        The AFS 304X1/96 Career Ladder structure is divided functionally around systems maintained, supervision and maintenance support, and equipment engineering and installation. Sixty percent of the job incumbents in the sample were directly involved with maintaining TACAN systems, Instrument Landing Systems, OMNIRANGE equipment, and low frequency radio beacons; 13% were identified as supervision and maintenance support personnel because they were concerned with management, administration, and inspection; and 8% were identified as engineering and installation personnel since their job titles indicated their primary functions involved installation of navigational aids. Content of the specialty training standard is consistent with the occupational survey data. Job progression relative to skill level and time in service shows a typical shift from technical to supervisory activities with increasing skill level and time in service. With the exception of personnel maintaining LORAN equipment, there is little difference in the tasks performed by airmen stationed overseas and the tasks performed by airmen stationed within the Continental United States.

        Electronic Principles Inventory to airmen assigned as Flight Facilities Equipment Repairman Specialists (AFSC 30451). The report gives a detailed listing of the technical tasks and knowledge needed to perform the jobs within the specialty or career ladder. This specialty has the following functions: Installs, maintains, and repairs flight facilities ground radio equipment and associated electronic test equipment. Installs flight facilities ground radio equipment. Performs preventive maintenance on flight facilities ground radio equipment. Maintain inspection and maintenance records. Supervises flight facilities equipment maintenance personnel.

        So he was a coms electronics tech maintenance puke. and as an E-3, probably still a 3 level trainee.
        Skill levels are as follows for USAF training.

        Skill level

        1 – Helper (recruits or retrainees in technical school)
        3 – Apprentice (technical school graduates applying and expanding their job skills)
        5 – Journeyman (experienced Airmen functioning as front-line technicians and initial trainers)
        7 – Craftsman (Airmen with many years of experience in the specialty, responsible for supervision and training)
        9 – Superintendent (Airmen in the grade of Senior Master Sergeant and above, with at least 14 years of experience, responsible for broad supervision)

  2. sj says:

    Seriously, didn’t Chevy dabble in this subject?

    • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

      Chevy like getting the “alien anal probe” from Bigfoot while flying Compass Call missions in the Gulf…

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        HMC, funny you should mention ‘ol “Blobfish”, that critter at least has a far more legit income than David Roundtree. I mean, Rent-a-Fuzz work is far more recognized than the “Ghostbuster” gig that David Roundtree tries to pass off! I wonder what kind of fees David Roundtree charges when someone calls him, and does he show up with geeky-looking doodads like Michael J. Fox’s character in “The Frighteners”? Maybe folks will start seeing David Roundtree like this:

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by sj:

      Seriously, didn’t Chevy dabble in this subject?

      Nah, that was my being sarcastic with Dennis (Denny) Howard Chevalier’s blaming hackers for his phony military/veteran/war claims. I turned around and said something about him blaming a ghost that possessed him for making those claims. :mrgreen:

    • Green Thumb says:

      David Rountree might have.

      Heavy Chevy seems to have struck out on chicks.

  3. Mike Kozlowski says:

    …Looking at that pic – not even sure where to start with this fruit loop.

    *That thing over his nameplate may be a Civil Air Patrol badge.
    *That tie looks black, instead of blue.
    *Wearing Command Pilot wings, which require (unless they’ve changed it; who the hell knows these days) FIFTEEN YEARS and something like 3500 hours behind the stick. I suppose it would be impolite to point out to this farkstick that MAXIMUM time in service for a Captain (03) is only like eight to ten years IIRC.
    *It looks like he’s also wearing (VERY hard to tell with this pic) a Master Parachute Badge and possibly (down on his pocket) a master EOD badge. Again, a Captain could not have possibly spent enough time in the service to have earned these, unless he was prior enlisted…and in that case, he would have again bumped up against the TIG limits (and TIS limits because of age alone).

    Guys, please please please PLEASE give me a heads up if this moron gets frisky with us. (Cracks knuckles) Nothing would make me happier than taking him down a peg or twenty.


    • Martinjmpr says:

      “That thing over his nameplate may be a Civil Air Patrol badge”

      He’s obviously part of the elite Civil Air Patrol Special Forces!

      That’s America’s 32nd line of Defense, right there between the Mississippi National Guard and the League of Women Voters. 😀

      • Big Steve says:

        Last line is just too funny. 🙂

        • Hack Stone says:

          It is funny, but not as funny as a recent Downfall parody posted on YouTube. I have figuratively laughed my ass off watching it twice, and one more time just may be literal.

    • ArmyATC says:

      I found a pic of him wearing a leather jacket sporting a “Green Hornets” USAF Special Operations patch and the Army Air Assault badge. This turd gurgler is a legend in his own mind.

  4. HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

    The .pdf at the link at Scotty’s has some real damning evidence about Roundtree – dude has some anger issues like the members of the DRG when he’s been called out… even drags his missus into the fight.

    I wonder if this info has been forwarded to Discovery Channel’s HQ? Just what they need – a second case of a “celebrity” with Stolen Valor issues.

  5. Martinjmpr says:

    Man, that David Rountree is one bad mother…

    …Oh, wait I was thinking of RICHARD Roundtree, AKA “Shaft!”


    Man, that Shaft was one bad mother….

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    This fellow is definitely lacking in the imagination department.

  7. Maj. B says:

    The device over his name tag is a Combat Crew Badge.

  8. CLAW131 says:

    Did a little looking around for the AFSC/MOS 30431.

    It’s an Apprentice Flight Facilities Equipment Repairman.

    Flight Facilities such as Fixed Control Airfield Systems, Ground Control Radio, Sat Com, Navigation,Communications, Meteorological, etc.

    So I guess we were thinking of the wrong type of “facility” repairman.

    Dude is still a turd herder though.

    • Big Steve says:

      Aw, come on. I REALLY wanted to believe that he had specialized in the fine art of management of fecal and urinary wastes, and associated facilities.
      It just would have been too appropriate.

  9. Big Steve says:

    This is a real piece of work here. He looks like hammered dog s*** in that dress uniform, though I must admit the pic of him in a wife-beater t shirt with the beret almost had me convinced he was the real deal.

    Effing hoser.

  10. OIF '06-'07-'08 says:

    Maybe we have found a new Dual Survivor partner to ol’ Tetei.

  11. Flagwaver says:

    At least there will be no problems from his job when they find out his entire history was a lie. Oh, wait.

  12. CLAW131 says:

    This dude needs to step up his game a little.

    We’ve already had a phony Marine/ghostbuster featured here on TAH.

    Remember LTC(Ret) John A. Kuykendall?

    Only a Air Force Special Forces Captain? I’m surprised he didn’t say him and Brian Williams were the pilots of the last Huey to lift off from the Embassy in Saigon.

    Oh, and step a little closer to the razor the next time you get your picture taken in a phony dress uniform. That flavor saver goatee just doesn’t cut it.

  13. Dennis - not chevy says:

    The uniform he’s wearing wasn’t mandated until after 1995. I can’t believe the expense this clown went to just to masquerade. It takes a special talent to buy a service dress uniform and still look Jell-O sharp.

  14. TheCloser says:

    Other than the fact that nobody participated in both the Saigon evacuation and the rescue of the Mayaguez, he seems legit.

    He’ll probably go with the ‘I only claimed I supported’ the operations and I only wore unauthorized medals to show my support for those who actually received them.

    I guess I could claim I ‘supported’ both operations from a classroom at C&E Schools, 29 Palms.

    • Hack Stone says:

      29 Palms? Oh, the horror! I am a three time offender at MCCES. I hated every time I was there. Haven’t been there since the mid 1990’s, but I would guess that Lake Bandini is still the main attraction.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

        Two time offender here – once with 2/7, the second time at the Hospital… Bandini was still the “scenic spot” in ’06

      • TheCloser says:

        I was there Dec74-Dec75 and haven’t returned.

      • Just an Old Dog says:

        I once figured out that I had spent over 475 days there,, and I was never stationed there.
        It was all During CAX, Desfirex and firing marking rounds for CAS training with Arty and Mortar Units.

  15. CLAW131 says:

    Anybody taking bets that the “Fall of Saigon Support” picture is really from the weekend bivouac portion of AF Basic Training?

    Yea, during my Army Basic we always had to sand bag the GP Medium Tents for our bivouac. Some of us didn’t make it back to garrison in one piece, especially after the two days of straight C-Rations and leaking rubber ladies.

  16. AW1 Tim says:

    I didn’t know AF guys could wear goatees either.

    Man looks like he was the flight officer for Sgt Soup Sandwich.

  17. AverageNCO says:

    “Air Force Special Forces” – The posers will just never learn why that combination of words is a dead giveaway.

  18. Friend S. Wilkins says:

    Oh, great. Wonderful. Now I’m going to have that damn song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. GhostBusters! [sigh] 🙂

  19. fibmcgee1 says:

    When doing a Google search on David Rountree, this thread tops page 3.

    Gotta do better for David Rountree, so that David Rountree ghost buster,
    David Rountree paranormal, David Rountree ghost stalker, David Rountree on Destination America channel,
    David Rountree can get all the attention he deserves.

    David Rountree, shameless phony and liar.

  20. c2Show says:

    Another air force phony. Good thing nobody gets that Destination America package.

    He has a hot little fiance there…i wonder if she knows about the lies.

    • JDeLaCruz says:

      I saw a real picture of his fiance and she looks nothing like that. She actually photoshopped her own photos, lol! I guess the two are meant for each other.

  21. lou says:

    HEY !!!


    This man is a hero. Can’t you see he won the AAFES award for beating back an attack by wild VC water buffalo’s!

  22. JDeLaCruz says:

    Apparently, he’s speaking at the New Jersey UFO/Paranormal Consciousness Convention right now. Someone sent them a link to the different articles right now and asked if he was one of their speakers. They responded with:

    “He is but the piece is nonsense. He’s never spoken publicly about his military service and has the usual retards trying to discredit him. We all go through it. Presently I’m a government shill but having never worked for any government.”

    Are they calling all of us that are in the military nothing but retards trying to discredit this POS? If I read some of the other articles right, they were his postings and such that he made all over social media about his military service. WTF???

  23. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    We bust Posers and he busts ghosts.

    Then we meet …

    Kinda like:

    Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
    Dallas and Danny-Boi
    Stevie Wonder and Paul
    Jane Fondda and VC

    Anyone following me on this?

    • AW1Ed says:

      I’m with you, Master Chief. I’m just wondering what the tally would be, vis-à-vis TAH’s outed posers and Rountree’s busted ghosties.
      I’m betting a metric ass-load to zip-point-shit.

  24. OWB says:

    Seriously – don’t think any of us give a flip what else posers are doing, as long as it’s legal, or how many credentials they claim. Sure, many of us do react more acutely to those who operate within our own fields of influence, but that is to be expected.

    So, no, since there aren’t that many ghost busters among us, our disgust doesn’t have anything whatever to do with his apparently being something of a celebrity in that field. I just don’t care whether he’s an auto mechanic by trade or something else.

    All posers need to just stop posing. It really is that simple.

  25. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Has this goob “lawered up” with the Dutch Rudder Gang yet?

  26. Seadog says:

    AFSC 304×1 (AF version of MOS) was what was called NAVAIDS. Basically, they maintained the RADARs and other equipment that let the base find the aircraft. Or the equipment that told the aircraft where the base was.

    I was a 304×4. We let them talk to each other. Among other things.

    • Ground Rat says:

      Fellow ground rat here. Flight Facilties was also know as”Flight Fatalities”.

      School is at Keesler AFB, giant cock-a-roaches and the beer barn next to pinger beach.

  27. As I understand it, there’s no legal penalty for pretending to be serving as a member of the enlisted ranks in the Armed Forces.

    BUT – – – ,

    Impersonation of a commissioned officer is a FELONY.

    Is that correct?

    If so, then is DAVID ROUNTREE going to be arrested and prosecuted as a federal felon?

    Does someone (of us?) need to lodge a formal complaint in order to bring that about?

  28. Just an Old Dog says:

    I noticed one of the photos of him looks like a 1970s image with him wearing butter-bars,,, whats up with that?

  29. Well, David M. Rountree; welcome to the world of Gooooooooooogle Fu. Your phoniness will bump you way up in the rankings there. It would do you well to come here and unfuck yourself, because the longer it goes on, the more times we will mention your name. Only you can fix this.

  30. Hondo says:

    Well, well, well . . . what have we here?


    If that doc is accurate, it looks like this guy’s may have been “rockin’ multiple lies” for a loooong time. In particular, his claimed educational credentials also look . . . quite interesting.

    And yeah, I have a copy of that doc archived.

  31. Dave Hardin says:

    ‘On one of his Facebook pages he posted to his fans
    that those who questioned him were nothing more than “trolls and stalkers” and that he would make a “hit list”.’

    Another poser with a hit list. I am starting to lose track of all the lists these days. We have our usual DRG (no mailbox is safe), then Jonn recently poked the nest of ‘Sea Org’, now we have to deal with hit men from ‘the other side’.

    • Hondo says:

      “. . . .now we have to deal with hit men from ‘the other side’.”

      Along with Body Thetans. (smile)

    • GDcontractor says:

      Yeah, I boarded up the wormhole that the demonic spirits used to come through to get into my house. Just to be safe.

    • Climb to Glory says:

      Oh, great. I can’t wait for the looney ghost hunting fans to come out of the woodwork and start attacking. Those guys make the Janos sycophants look sane.

  32. He is aware that we are aware of him. He has removed a link that I offered him on his facebook page.

    • ChipNASA says:

      And he removed two of his facebook pages.


      SMSgt ChipNASA, 9 level, 23 year USAF retiree, wants to stick my boot up your ass.

  33. Hondo says:

    I suspect this to be the guy’s LinkedIn profile. Unfortunately, it’s a private one.


  34. David M. Rountree, you can delete posts at your facebook page, but until you come here and do your sincere best to apologize and unfuck yourself, your name at Gooooooooooogle will do nothing but grow. Get ready for the fame that you so desperately seek, it is coming. Just as any of the DRC.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      That, and look at just how much the Head Honchos of TAH back down when posers /embellishers bluster and make threats – that’s right, they DON’T, just look at the attempts that members of The Dutch Rudder Gang have made, all have failed.

  35. Kim says:

    Update on his education claims.
    From the Air University where he says he obtained a B.S.E.E. in 1972/73?

    Air University has never offered a B.S.E.E in Electrical Engineering. The information provided by this individual is false!

    Student Services

    From Princeton where he claims to have gotten his PhD. in 2012.

    We can find no record of David M. Roundtree as a student or graduate of Princeton University.

    Office of the Registrar

    This is snowballing the longer it goes on.

    As far as his claims of a Silver Star which I have seen on Social Media I am not sure if it is prosecutable under the stolen valor act but it is stolen valor none the less. I am sure there will be more to come.

  36. Jonn Lilyea says:

    ADDED: It seems that Mr. Rountree is taking the coward’s way out of this exposure instead of grabbing himself and being a man according to No Blue Falcons. For the record, he hasn’t contacted me.

    • He is a turd of the highest order. I just read the “nobluefalcons” post and he is, in essence, calling himself a liar. He will take this to the grave, and as the person making the post posed: “At what point will Rountree simply be a man and own up to the lies that he told?”
      Never, ever, because he has illustrated that he is not a man, but just another run of the mill poser. He is, however, a prime candidate for the Dutch Rudder Gang.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised it it turns out that he’s already been in contact with them!