Dustin Tripp Parks; phony Iraq veteran

| September 6, 2015

Dustin Tripp Parks

There’s this fellow in North Carolina, by the name of Dustin Tripp Parks who claimed to a local TV crew (Editor Note: the TV station pulled the story, see the screen shot below) that he was a veteran of the Iraq War, and a trip to Guantanamo, that he needs a service dog to help him with his PTSD from all of his war wounds and stuff;

Tripp is a veteran and after six years of active duty, including two tours in Iraq and one in Cuba, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

“I’ve had to take medication throughout the day. I didn’t like social environments,” Tripp said.

For years, the veteran’s world was clouded with anxiety. However, he said that distress and uneasiness lifted when he met Tank earlier this year.

You know, because every war veteran has a service dog these days.Yeah, well, if he went to Iraq or Cuba, it was on his own dime, because the National Personnel Records Center says he had nine months of time in the National Guard and the only active duty time he served was for training;

Dustin Tripp Parks FOIA

He has also tried to raise fund so he could go to Syria and help the Kurds,but his friends and family tell us it was to pay off his back-child-support.

Parks GoFundMe

As near as we can tell, he has more extensive records in regards to the judicial system, as recently as May and as far back as five years ago.

ADDED: WSOC-TV pulled the article, so here’s a screen shot for you;

Tripp Article screen shot

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Mark L. says:

    29th ID has done at least two deployments to Gitmo to serve as force protection and one to Iraq. He was probably in the unit but they deployed without him.

  2. thebesig says:

    This guy shows a history of a pattern of misjudgment. Help getting to Syria? They guy doesn’t suffer from PTS, he’s suffering from a case of having his one brain celled activity fighting to take him over instead of it doing its job. 🙄

  3. CA_SGT says:

    Has someone reached out to the news agency yet demanding a retraction?

  4. GDContractor says:

    You know, in spite of all the Intel on this guy as outlined above, when I read “Help me to Syria …” I had this overwhelming compulsion to donate generously. The dude really knows how to craft a sentence. Makes me wonder if he is an Oathkeepers PAO or something.

  5. CLAW131 says:

    Geez, if he gets arrested many more times he’ll turn into a short, fat, pile of Phil Monkress on the sidewalk.

    Arrest stats for 01/27/2010 say 6’03”, 175 lbs.
    Arrest stats for 05/28/2015 say 6’01”, 200 lbs.

    So with each arrest he gets shorter and fatter, so he’s got that going for him.

    Another Turd Con Man.

  6. Green Thumb says:

    Cuba my ass.

    This turd did a rotation (a.k.a. – internship) to Merritt Island, Florida for All-points Logistics.

    He appears to have what it takes.

    But North Carolina is Derrick Church and Lyin’ Lance McCormick territory.

    I wonder if he knows them?

  7. 68W58 says:

    Look, lay off! I happen to know for a fact that this guy once traveled unarmed through some of the most dangerous territory on earth; from Damascus (Virginia) to Lebanon (Tennessee).

    (And by fact, I mean something that might possibly be true, but that I actually just made up, and by dangerous I mean that any trip of any duration would be dangerous for such a huge dumbass who might,at any moment, fall into a creek and drown)

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      …fall into a creek and drown.

      Don’t toy with me, 68W58.

      Why are these guys so consistently dumb? Do they think nobody can actually out them?

      Sure, with some, it does take some real effort to prove that they are fabricating their stories, but some of them are so transparent, it’s harder to fall off a chair in zero gravity.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      He might have even traveled to or through Bagdad, FL, Cairo, IL and Lebanon, OH as well!

  8. HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

    The look on his face in the booking photos is classic – “Mr. Tiny is gonna make me his bytch tonight”…

  9. Skippy says:

    what a SHIT BIRD !!!!
    get a Job and pay your own Child Support Dead beat

  10. Jarhead says:

    He closely resembles that other crazy with the big bug eyes….the one who shot up the theatre.
    Maybe it should have read, “Wants to go to Syria to help the Turds”. Such, as in family members, but I’d guess they would more likely be in Fullashittia rather than Syria.

  11. Jarhead says:

    This Dustin Trip looks like he should have been named Acid Trip. Waaaay back in the day, he’d have been a sure morning- after-looking “done some Calif. orange barrels or blotter acid”.
    Space cadet for the next morning and then some.

  12. Seabee Guy says:

    He has that fresh “I just pump the neighbor’s cat look” on his face. Wonder if he’s ever been to Intercourse, PA?

  13. HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

    If DuLlAsS had a son, Dustin would be him…

  14. CA_SGT says:

    Ive told the service dog organization “operation sidekick”, the news agency, as well as posted this info on operation sidekicks facebook photo of tripp. 1 response where I claried that he did lie about his service but silent beyond that. I will be taking his records to their 5k nezt month in case he tries to apout off his bullshit there.

  15. CA_SGT says:

    According to “Operation Sidekick” he’s telling people he’s deploying again soon. I wonder if he’s expecting another atint in the big house and needs to explain his absence.

  16. CA_SGT says:

    Quick Update. I just got off the phone with the station that did the interview and article with this guy. Randy, from the news station called and thanked me for bringing this to his attention and I spent a good while talking to him about the “victimless” crime of stolen valor. I just wanted to say it commendable to see a reporter atep up and correct or selete their story after this stuff comea to light.

    • CA_SGT says:

      *step delete and come. I need to proofread before posting.

    • MrBill says:

      I see that the WSOC link is down now. Good work! Maybe we’ll see a follow-up report exposing the phony Tripp – and also, hopefully, some additional good words for Operation Sidekick, as they seem like a good group.

      • CA_SGT says:

        Yeah, i talked to the TV station about doing a follow up without mentioning Tripp and with Sara over at “Operation Sidekick”. They’re good people, they’re as upset about this as we are. If i hear anything else Ill try and keep you updated.

  17. Mark L. says:

    You know something? I’d have more respect for a guy if he went on GoFundMe and said straight out; “Look; I’m behind on my child support, and I could use some help”.
    That would be honest, and I could respect that. I’d even help a guy.
    But to claim you’re using money to help “poor downtrodden Kurds”, or that you have the PTSD and you need your trusty dog Spike to hep you out…
    Well, fuck you then.

  18. Jonn Lilyea says:

    ADDED: WSOC-TV pulled the article, so here’s a screen shot for you;

    Tripp Article screen shot

  19. CA_SGT says:

    Operation Sidekick has said that Tripps wife wants to talk with me, but wouldnt say about what. Ill let you know what I find out, but ai have a sinking suspiscion its to ce to her husbands defense.

    • Hating losers says:

      Did you ever find anything out from the wife. By his go fund me account he said he was leaving for Iraq by now. Did he go or was that bullshit to. He still has charges pending in Charlotte for fraud also.