Erik Whelan; phony paratrooper busted in Montana Airport

| August 16, 2015

Erik Whelan

According to our friends of Guardian of Valor, at Glacier International Airport, two police officers noticed this Erik Whelan fellow wandering around the airport wearing his DCUs with Captain rank, a Ranger tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Jump Wings and Air Assault Badge, and a Coca-Cola which was supposed to be for Jennifer.

The officers took his patches into custody when all Whelan could produce as ID was an expired card and sent him on his way. GoV ended up with his information and they used their connections to determine that he had deserted from Basic Training after six months in the Montana National Guard, not a corporal or captain in the 82d Airborne Division as he claimed in his Facebook profile (he dumped his FB profile last night);

Erik Whelan 3

He also claimed to have deployed to Desert Storm when he was 15 years old, so yeah, he’s a hero.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    Was he flying down to Merritt Island to accept an executive level job with All Points Logistics?

  2. 91A10 says:

    I do like the “Flash between the headlights” look.

  3. Instinct says:

    Now we wait for the email saying that the infomation you have is all wrong followed up with “Please take this post down. I promise to never do it again” and then the lawyer threat.

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Or the sockpuppet girlfriend, boyfriend, etc., who claims you’re all a bunch of bullies and you don’t know the real story.

    • Hayabusa says:

      Umm, yeah, that and the threats of violence, the claims that he was some sort of secret squirrel so all his records are “classified”, the claim that all his records burned up in the “warehouse fire”, etc., etc…

  4. Andy11M says:

    lo, his Facebutt profile picture was a “Loss Prevention” badge? 10 bucks says this guy has also faked being law enforcement, or at least skirted right up to the edge.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    Please, just once, can we bring in Gunny Ermey or PN Fenstermacher to rip some of these guys a new one?

    He signed up, didn’t like, but now he’s claiming he had fake status. How long would it take him to get lost in the mountains out there in Big Sky Country?

  6. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    ANother candyassed booger-eating bedwetting thumbsucker of a creampuff Sparkle Pony.

  7. Sparks says:

    TURD! Love the photo of him with the CIB on the bottom below the Jump Wings and Air Assault Badge. Ass Hole! Nothing says legit like your rack out of whack.

  8. 3E9 says:


  9. HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

    Dude got caught for being a Call of Booty Anal Buttsekks Warrior!

    The Interwebs are forever, Erik!

  10. CLAW131 says:

    I guess impersonating a commissioned officer is only against the law if you get caught on base.

    Wonder if he got a discount on the Jennifer Coke and if so is that considered a tangible benefit?

    What? No Montana High PT Score Ribbon? Pffft…Deserting Loser.

  11. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Hey ERIK WHELAN (Google Hit!! :mrgreen:), some say that “U.S. ARMY” on a uniform means “Uncle Sam Ain’t released Me Yet”, but in your case, all the shame and ridicule you’ve brought on yourself IS YOUR FAULT, in which you read that tag in reverse and it says “Yes, My Retarded Ass Signed Up”!

  12. Slick Goodlin says:

    I’ve been out of the Army since 1985.
    Last week in San Francisco Airport I saw a guy walk by in full Army ACU’s and civilian backpack. Don’t know if he was legit.
    This was a no-no when I was in.
    What’s the deal on this today?

    • 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

      That is fully authorized now for both official and unofficial travel. Highly discouraged but not banned for foreign travel.

      • Just an Old Dog says:

        Shit When I was in NC in the early 80s you would see Army and NG all over the place in every thing from Cammies to a jockstrap with the meat-hole cut out.

  13. 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

    No stars on the CIB? He’s not even trying.

  14. rb325th says:

    How appropriate a bust on National Airborne Day, celebrating 75 years of REAL Men dropping from the skies. Like to take him up, and he can do a HANO simplified by the lack of a chute.

  15. Jarhead says:

    The perfect mouth for Thor to abuse. Turn it sideways and the guy has the perfect vagina below his nose. Jennifer might be his pimp.

  16. B Woodman says:

    Now when he gets thrown in the slammer, all I can say is “ain’t he got a purdy mouth?”

  17. B Woodman says:

    Damn. It’s dusty in here.
    A prayer for all the souls, of all nationalities, who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    • B Woodman says:

      Oops. Somehow this got posted to the wrong blog. Damned computers, got a mind of their own on occasion.

  18. Skippy says:

    What A Piece of Work. I would play two words but I’d loose
    1. Yellow
    2. Turd
    3. Poser
    4. Attention Whore
    5. Pice Of Shit
    ——- Nuff Said ——-

    • Jacob says:

      7:48 AM (23 hours ago)

      to me

      Threatening legal actions is not necessary as we are here to protect those who served our country and calling out the ones who did not. We did do additional checking after your last communication and I do apologize noone has gotten back to you. We do not make any kind of public apologies as we have a legal right to post what we do. Our additional inquiry did support the documentation you provided with your claim in the U. S. Army. I can apologize to you for any inconvenience this may have or is causing you. Your credentials have been found to be accurate and genuine as per our inquiry but unfortunately whatever damage is done is going to take time to repair. It is not often but we do occasionally come across those that have been wrongfully called out and you fell in that group I am sorry to say.. Damage control is hard to get under control and keep in mind this will eventually just blow over and be forgotten about it may just take time and longer than you want it to.Again Please accept my apology and thank you for your service to our country.

      Michael Dougherty

      Guardians Of Valor

      • Erik, nice try. No one by that name works for my company. Try this again, and you will hear from our attorney!

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Why is this twit reviving a zombie thread?

        Hey, Erik, you fart-sniffing crapweasel, are you NOT getting enough attention, STOOPID?????

      • ChipNASA says:

        Imagine that. He *IS* as stupid as he looks.

      • Just An Old Dog says:

        You do realize that the plan you masterminded about issuing a fake apology from a stolen valor group and hiding it in another blog will never work, right?
        People know when old threads get posted on.

      • Bobo says:

        Now that is, in fact, an example of weapons grade stupid. But I’d expect it from a guy who has no idea where to put a CIB on an Army uniform.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Erik, a demitasse would fit your head like a sombrero. You’ve resurrected a dormant thread not only to lower your image but to make yourself to be a 24K LSoS. I’m sure you will continue to do all you can to live down to your reputation.

      • MrBill says:


        Thank you for the service you rendered to our country when you deserted. The Army really dodged a bullet when it dropped you from the rolls.


        Everyone On This Blog

      • Silentium Est Aureum says:

        Holy fucking batshit stupid.

  19. Combat Historian says:

    This little poser punk looks like excellent Thor and Bubba fodder…

    • Green Thumb says:

      Toss in a little pedophilia and you would have “LTC” BH Austin’s long, lost brother.

  20. Paul says:

    This guy among others is just another case is stolen valor. He is a disgrace to all of us who actually served, put our lives on the line and watched out for the guys to our left and right. I guess he wasn’t raised to be honest to himself or the people around him. I am glad that the former soldiers at the airport made him strip all of the badges and patches he did not earn. I would have done the same thing.

  21. Old 1SG, US Army (Retired) says:

    He needs both a Drill Sergeant and Recruiter Badge, and maybe a Jungle Expert Patch to be legit…

  22. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    It would be interesting to learn exactly why he played dress-up in an airport. I can guess and none of it is good