Freemane Brown; phony SEAL with a tin cup

| August 13, 2015

Freemane Brown

Chip sends us a link from WFLA in regards to this Freemane Brown fellow. He’s a 54-year-old who stood guard outside a grocery store and “aggressively” solicited donations from customers for veterans. He pretended to be Navy SEAL (with SEAL Team 6, of course) and that he had earned the rank of Commander, along with a Navy Cross, a Silver Star, a Purple Heart;

During questioning…Brown admitted he was never a Navy Officer nor a Navy Seal.

Deputies say he allegedly purchased all of his military insignias including the Navy uniform at a local Army/Navy surplus store.

The article continues that Browne wisely gave his phony finery to the officers at the scene of his crime, and then later he was arrested at his home for “a felony charge of unlawful use of uniforms, medals, or insignia”. He is currently residing at the local hoosegow.


Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Hondo says:

    Hey, give F-L-A credit this time. The guy’s in jail facing felony charges.

    A word of advice to any other fakers out there in Florida. You might want to take note of that little fact.

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

    Here is his mug shot courtesy of the HCSO,

    • BinhTuy66 says:

      If obama had an uncle in Florida he want him to be just like Freeman Brown.

    • HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

      Prison pic looks like he’s already sampled the local hoosegow’s specialty – cockmeat sammich with extra manmayo!

  3. Jarhead says:

    Let me guess: Just around the corner was his official U. S. Navy Seal pink pimpmobile. And he had two crack ho’s working the corner for him, dressed up as little baby seals; saying theys Daddy be a big ol’ Navy Seal away on a sekrit mizzon.

  4. RunPatRun says:

    So many homeless SEALs, all of them phonies.


  5. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Nothing says LEGIT like the large oak leaves on the collar, and the goattee, and the Navy CROSS, and everything else!

    The Navy CROSS community is tiny in the Navy.

    This creature IS NOT one of them!

  6. 68W58 says:

    Hmm-Navy Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, CAR, but a little shy on campaign medals. Maybe an AFEM and I think I see a Kosovo medal, but nothing else. That’s a lot of bling for what would have to be pretty small fights.

  7. Anonymous says:

    CMDR Goatee

  8. CLAW131 says:

    Only 2K bail? Chump change compared to what he probably has already received after rattling his cup for two days.

    He’ll be back on the streets by supper time tonight, this time dressed in Air Force ACU’s with a copy of his shaving profile as proof of having caught the PTSD.

  9. FatCircles0311 says:

    Now to start rounding up all the phony vet panhandlers

  10. Roger in Republic says:

    And we all know how over-represented African Americans have been in the Special Ops community, most especially the Navy SEALs. Didn’t we just read that there were so many Blacks in the field that they were being killed at a higher rate than their white comrades? No? I’m sure I saw something like that a while back. sarc/off

  11. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Huh, phony vet in Flori-duh acts like a jackals and gets thrown in jail.

    Someone down there made a poor choice of moving down there, and might want to be real careful about what he claims to be to whom.


  12. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Guess he is not a Freemane anymore as he’s locked up now for being a first order turd…

    Ahh well karma she can be a bitch of a harsh mistress…

    • A Proud InfidelĀ®ā„¢ says:

      I’m sure Bubba & Thor have renamed him “Piggy” while he *SQUEEEEAAALS*… šŸ˜ˆ

  13. Skippy says:

    Because of all the Flakes dropping out of the sky
    I’m hearing of a New Group starting up called BULLSHIT KEEPERS. That’s right it’s to help these turds KEEP THIER B.S. To them selfs
    Ha ha ha ha!!!!

    I’m done being a asshole šŸ™‚

  14. B Woodman says:

    What IS it about Florida? The air? The water? The sunshine? The Florida-tion IN the water?
    Inquiring minds, and all that, ya know.

    • riflemusket says:

      Woodman I live in Florida and I can’t even tell ya. But then I’m not from here originally. I will say though I’ve run into my share of questionable individuals who claim high speed military service.

  15. Pinto Nag says:

    Aggressive solicitation of funds, huh? That can get the ‘solicitor’ seriously injured in my neck of the woods. Our hobos might be bedraggled and a little smelly, but they are always polite.

  16. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Freemane Brown: “BLACK SEALs MATTER”

  17. Green Thumb says:

    A great EO hire for All-Points Logistics.

    Commander, SEAL, etc. The False Commander Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) has to be loving this!

    • CLAW131 says:

      Hey, doesn’t Turd Bolling or Principal Hinson need another EO fake SEAL hire up in Memphis?

      Freemane should change AO’s after trial and sentence are completed.

  18. Hondo says:

    Here’s a close-up of the guy’s ribbon rack, courtesy of the link Kevin posted above:×510/http/

    The EGA device on the AFEM is a nice touch. Theoretically possible, but if he’s also claiming to be a SEAL – IMO not too likely. (smile)

    • CLAW131 says:

      Only a Rifle Sharpshooter? Even after all those CAR’s and an EGA on the AFEM? Time to visit the EENT guy and get some new BCG’s.


    • CLAW131 says:

      And so courtesy of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic:

      We gotta turn this mother out!!
      Oow, we want the bling!
      Give up the bling!
      Oow, we need the bling!
      We gotta have that bling!

      Repeat chorus as necessary until LSOS fesses up and stops doing stupid shit.

    • Mark L. says:

      I also noticed how impressively accurate that rack is. The Kosovo Campaign Medal is out of place, but other than that everything is in order as far as I can tell. He even spaced the SEAL badge and wings properly. I’m pretty good at spotting fakes, but that uniform is one of the better ones we’ve seen here by far.

  19. Hack Stone says:

    It’s only 132 miles from Tampa to Merritt Island. Does All Points Logistics provide a relocation allowance?

    • skippy says:

      he he he he hahahahaha ! ! ! !
      well that’s a good question….

    • CLAW131 says:

      Yes, but all applications must be submitted to Elaine Ricci for approval prior to payment.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Elaine Ricci can’t process any travel claims, she is teaching the Corporate Ethics Class this week.

        • A Proud InfidelĀ®ā„¢ says:

          ELAINE RICCI, where art thou?…


        • CLAW131 says:

          Shit, I screwed that up anyway.

          I just now remembered, after getting a couple of hard limeades in me, that Elaine doesn’t work for Phil/APL.

          She’s the XO for Psul of the FirsTech/No Mailbox Lid Corporation if/when she actually shows up for work.

          So disregard submitting relocation allowance applications to Elaine Ricci.


  20. Mark L. says:

    He was definitely Navy. That uniform is almost perfect with the exception that SEALs don’t typically wear their wings and his Kosovo Campaign Medal is out of place.

    He even pressed the shirt, which you don’t usually see.

    I’m betting he was a PO3, probably did four years.

  21. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Freemane Brown about to be fried on Fox and Friends … 3, 2 and 1 …

  22. Bobo says:

    Whenever I fake being a SEAL officer, I do it in the town that also houses SOCOM and SOCCENT.