John J. Trapanotto, Jr.; Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel phony

| May 22, 2015

John J. Trapanotto, Jr (1)

The gang at Military Phonies send us their work on this John J. Trapanotto, Jr. who pretends to be an active duty Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel nearing his 30 year retirement. Sound familiar? Yep, it’s the same line that many dating scammers use, and he’s one of them.

Folks who know can tell you that he’s claiming a Bronze Star for Valor, a Purple Heart, a Meritorious Service Medal, service medals for Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, I see a Combat Action Ribbon and a bunch of other stuff including a parachutist badge and a scuba bubble. I had to look close at his FOIA, but yep, it’s all there;

John J. Trapanotto, Jr FOIA

John J. Trapanotto, Jr Assignments

Psyche! Nope, none of it, he had less than three years of active service and left the USMC Reserves as a Private E-1. Another overachiever. It looks like he went to boot camp and then he probably quit showing up for unit training so they relieved themselves of his presence and put him out on the street. now he wants to wear all of the shit he didn’t have the gumption to earn.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. USMCE8Ret says:

    Unless my eyes deceive me, it appears he’s sporting a Good Conduct Medal with a silver star device and what appears to be two bronze ones on either side, denoting 8 awards.

  2. B Woodman says:

    And he lives. . . . where? Just so I can “shake his hand and offer him a warm cup’o’soup”.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Personally, because it’s almost Memorial Day, I’d like to take that soup ladle and shove it straight up his ass, SIDEWAYS.

    • Thunderstixx says:

      This puke is about as memorable as a used Kotex and just about as useful.

    • Unknown says:

      I just met this guy on Sunday – dating a friend of mine…what a douche!! I’m was not clear where he lives…OR where he works….(travels daily all over) he was more into trying to impress everyone with the 3 corvettes he has owned and looking a buying a Ferrari. Throwing his Italian heritage all over the place…sad and disgrace!!!

  3. Hondo says:

    Hmm. That acronym “CofG” on his record of assignments on the discharge line appears to stand for “Convenience of the Government”. I would love to know what those other blacked out entries in the rightmost column said.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      Using a high sensitivity infrared scanner I have access to a Langley, I was able to determine those blacked out areas are his covert assignments to OCS at Quantico. There are also secret assignments to Vietnam in 1977 because that had to be hush hush of course.

      The gubbermint thought it would be convenient to keep him both as an enlisted man in the reserves and as an officer on active duty.

      I cant keep answering all of the questions when it is so obvious what happened. From his shooting awards it is obvious that he was also a sniper, probably started doing that in the Nam.

      He picked up the scuba bubble for the local community college PATI certification. I will bet he was one of those RECON guys that parachuted into Beirut right after the bombing. (We dont talk about them)

      He probably has a Silver Star but is too humble to display it.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

        You didn’t see his sooper sekrit qualifications in anal buttsekks warfare that he learned from Top Sekrit Agent Orange?

        • Hondo says:

          Wait a minute – I thought that specialty was titled “sekrit nekkid butsekks warrior”. Did the title change, or did I misunderstand?

          • Smitty says:

            Shhhh, Hondo, we can’t talk about that. Its quadruple sekrit classyfilied level 9!

      • spd0302 says:

        Always look forward to your comments Mr. Hardin.
        Semper Fi

  4. Hondo says:

    Oh, and it looks like the guy’s been “rockin’ the lie” about being a Marine officer for a few years, too. From 2011:

    Looks like he’s promoted himself since then, though.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Next year, he makes Seargent Major General on the 7.3% list. In 2017, he will be CJCS.

      Can we just ship him to some 3rd world failed state that needs a sparkle-pony for this year’s Sheik-Generalissimo?

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Maybe we need to export him to some third world banana republic and if he gets assassinated, meh, no big loss at all!

  5. Climb to Glory says:

    Always the Navy/Marine Corps jump wings and scuba bubble with these shitbags. I would love to know the number of people alive that actually earned and are authorized to wear those badges. Those aren’t exactly easy schools to get into too. Just another can’t hack it pussy.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Hey CtG, you say those schools aren’t easy to get into, do they have a high attrition rate as well like say, Sniper School?

      • Just an Old Dog says:

        The Navy-Marine Corps Jump wings don’t require a formal school, only that the Individual have 5 Jumps under the supervision of Navy/Marine Personnel.
        The Usual route is that all Navy or Marines who need to be jump qualed attend the Basic Airborne Course at Benning under the supervision of the Army.
        Once the get to their unit and are assigned Jump Status they will do their 5 jumps and replace their Basic “lead wings” with the Navy/Marine Version.
        The number of Marines who get to go to Jump school is very limited, as there simply aren’t many jump billets (Recon, ANGLICO and one or two other MOSs). However there are times when Marines in non-jump billets will attend the school.
        I knew a Marine who was in supply in Albany, Ga. He said since it was so close many Marines could get non-funded TAD slots if their were openings in the course. Also a lot of Marines who did OCS over two summers would get a chance to attend.
        Scuba badges are a entirely different animal, It is strictly for the recon community in the Corps with very few exceptions, and is an 8 week course taught by the Navy in Fla.
        You pretty much have to an animal to get through that.

  6. Combat Historian says:

    Hey, johnnie-boi, I EARNED my O-5 rank and appropriate bling; you on the other hand is a lying fuck-weasel and purchased your fake crap at the local mil-surp store. So shove it up your ass, scumbag !

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Another pants-pissing possum ass-licking rat scrotum-sniffing thumbsucking booger-munching bedwetting LOSER who couldn’t cut the mustard and makes shit up about his past as well as another APL/Dutch Rudder Gang prospect!

  8. Sparks says:

    Shitbag! This weekend of all weekends, this turd has the audacity to wear The Purple Heart! I’d love to pull that rack off his uniform and shove it so far up his ass, his proctologist can’t even find it.

    • Carlton G. Long says:

      Shove it so far up that his proctologist refers the case to an ear, nose, and throat specialist.

    • TankBoy says:

      I agree. This weekend, of all weekends, if he was within a hundred yards of me I would remove the uniform with prejudice.

      • Big Steve says:

        Please… just the uniform and no more. I don’t think the public wants to see this dude nekkid. I sure as hell wouldn’t.

        John here is an ass clown’s ass clown.

  9. Dave Hardin says:

    I served with some real fine Officers. I truly mean that. When Murphy was a LtCol I would have marched straight into hell if he asked. Dutil retired as one. Best CO I ever had. I could give you a slew of Lt’s that went on to greater things. Moody comes to mind. There are many many more.

    I was never one to just go with the flow, I paid a price for that from time to time. But there were many fine Officers that earned my respect, not something I just give away.

    So, to all the fine Officers I served with and to all those I would have been honored to serve with…..Semper Fi Sir. You earned it.

    This sorry excuse of a man couldn’t lead a roll of shit paper to the head. Fuck him.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      He looks like the type that couldn’t even lead drunken horny Sailors to a brothel and couldn’t even get laid in a Women’s Prison with a $100 bill on his forehead and an ounce of coke in his hand!

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    J.E.R.K. (Jackass enlisted ranaway kicked out)

  11. Airdale USN says:

    Give yourself a NATO Medal also!! Don’t see it!! Loser!!!

  12. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    If this is not a Stolen Valor case, then I am a non-CPO future dis-barred lawyer.

    He used the uniform and medals for material and financial gain.


    When you are in a drought … A little trim is worth a million bucks!

    Procecute now!

  13. Thunderstixx says:

    Here’s an idea.
    Let’s send him a blue UN helmet and send him down here in Texas to take away all the guns in Houston from us right wing gun nuts!
    I am certain he will find his calling doing that and show the rest of us how he really is that much of a hero!
    Another used Kotex in the annals of slimebags.

  14. NR Pax says:

    It looks like he went to boot camp and then he probably quit showing up for unit training so they relieved themselves of his presence and put him out on the street

    I saw quite a few of those when I was a Reservist and it always bothered the hell out of me. One of the punishments that the Corps could hand down to the people who stopped showing up was sending them to Active Duty for up to 90 days. Never saw that happen once.

    Heck, when my Platoon Commander was asking about me staying, I offered to get some of these people back if they gave me a van and a partner. Didn’t get taken up on the offer.

  15. An old Arty SGT says:

    He’s a truck driver..right? Most of the companies I drove for think highly of veterans and support them often.. Can we find out what company he drives for and send this to their CEO? I’m sure he will be on the Hunt’s Point run to the Bronx daily after they find out. That is if he still has a job.,_Bronx

    • Spitshine says:

      Aye aye. Will look into it.

      • MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

        Go for it HARD.

        Be respectful in letter and or notification.

        • Spitshine says:

          I have the info. Not sure if he still works there. Delivery driver for the New York Times. Employer location is Edison, NJ. Employer address:

          The New York Times
          229 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036-3959

          Need to PM someone for additional info.

          • Spitshine says:

            The additional info I have is a bit private in my opinion.

            • ChipNASA says:

              You can contact Jonn at the e-mail on the front of the page.
              Jonn Lilyea

            • ChipNASA says:

              Oh and just FYI, if you didn’t already know, Stolen Valor is usually just the tip of the iceberg with these fakers and frauds.
              So many times we find other criminal behavior as well when things come to light, so yes, please do share with Jonn and Admins here.
              Besides, I’m still pissed about this asshole from Friday….so we need to SWEEP THE LEG!!

              • Spitshine says:

                Thanks ChipNASA. Sent. Also shared with Stolen Valor.

                How could this loser Trapanotto ever think he could get away with his fake career in the Marine Corps? Pisses me off that him and all the others can be cloaked from us veterans.

                • ChipNASA says:

                  The guys at Stolen Valor/Guardians of Valor are also a brother page and Bulldog1 is very good over there, Overwhelmed with posts and e-mails but they are GREAT.

                • Spitshine says:

                  Didn’t share with Stolen Valor, but with The Fake Warrior Group. My bad.

          • Sgt Tut says:

            He a truck driver in the reading harrisburg area of PA, he is using on line website to scam women. Look him up on liknden.

  16. Green Thumb says:

    Another Officer phony.

    Can we say All-Points Logistics?

  17. Green Thumb says:

    This maggot would nice at the bottom of a garbage can.

  18. Loo says:

    Works as a truck driver for Allen. Lives in Harrisburg. His actual lisence plate reads “LT COL MC”. he gets out of speeding tickets all the time. He’s a poor pathetic liar.

  19. Russell A says:

    Official order from REAL Marines:
    “Gorilla he bitch Man slap this punk on sight”- If you DO, it would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, a U.S.Marine 1stSgt (Ret.)…. of course! Or, send address so ‘I’ can…

  20. Angie says:

    I went on a date with this guy last night. Something didn’t sit right with me since I’m an Army brat and have been around military my whole life. Then all of the sudden he stops answering my texts. So thank goodness for the internet and I found out to trust my gut. He stated he works for a transportation company in Harrisburg, PA, served 25 years in the marines, yadda yadda. The Google search says his number is from New Oxford, PA. He told me he lives in an apartment, has a jeep, corvette and Harley. At least I got a good meal out of it. If you find him let me know. POS!!!