Ben Ramos; phony SEAL

| June 26, 2016


The folks at Military Phony send us their work on yet another fellow claiming to be a SEAL, Benjamin Robinson Ramos. You’ll notice the frogman tattoo in the picture above and this shadowbox;


And this conversation in social media;


But the Navy doesn’t remember that part of his career;

Ben Ramos FOIA

Ben Ramos Assignments

Four years on active duty, four years in the IRR (reserves), discharged as an E-3, no SEAL training, lots of sea duty. He also doesn’t appear in the BUD/S database. But that tattoo – who would get the tattoo without the training?

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Hondo says:

    Hmm. 4 years and 10 days active duty. That’s an odd number – and maybe I’ve forgotten them, but I don’t remember any “stop loss” actions in Aug/Sep 1980.

    Wonder what could have caused that extra 10 days under military control? (The question is rhetorical.)

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Has he had to deal with The Hair™ yet? Four years and E3 rank which says either “FUCKUP” or “LOSER” in my book, at least he didn’t falsely claim to have been a CPO, Honorary or otherwise.

    • Hondo says:

      That would be my guess as well.

      In the late 1970s/early 1980s, my recollection is that enlistments were extended day-for-day for any time spent AWOL and/or in confinement. I’m guessing the guy may have had a total of 10 days either UA or in confinement (or a combination of both). That would also explain his separating as an E3 with 4 years service.

      I suppose the 10 day delay in his separation at 4 years could have been due to delayed return from deployment. But since the USS Rogers’ homeport was Swain Island, Portland, OR, with mission of USNR training from 1974-1980 I’m guessing not.

    • Ben M says:

      Haha, the Senior Chief would tear this guy up

  3. IDC SARC says:

    Aww c’mon he’s got a shadowbox, pins and a big watch….not just anyone can get those. Gotta be legit.

    • Daisy Cutter says:

      That’s not just any old flag in that shadowbox. That flag was flown on a car antenna of someone that knew someone that watched the movie “Lone Survivor”. It even has a certificate of authenticity on the back of the frame of the shadowbox.

      • Jay says:

        It’s actually the same flag that was hung from the antenna in “Death before Dishonor”.

        Please tell me someone else has seen that movie…..

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      He’s got earrings, too – one in each ear! Definitely legit!

    • mr. sharkman says:

      He’s in Huntington Beach.

      Easy enough for him to cruise down to Coronado in the afternoon, hit Danny’s for some beers and a slam burger, and see if anyone he knows from ST-3 comes rolling in for the same refreshment.

      Of course, there’s more than a few (former) Teamguys living in Huntington Beach as well. Maybe he should arrange a meet at a bar, and clear this whole thing up.


      • Silentium Est Aureum says:

        Always been partial to Johnny’s. I bet he’d love it there, meeting up with the old crew.

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    E3 over 4? The guy was a veritable rank rocket.

    • USAF Ret says:

      Is that a NKRR? …

      …North Korean Rank Rocket. Just in case anyone was questioning the reference.

  5. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if he has gotten the taste of Phildo removed from that taint tickler.

    What a turd.

  6. Green Thumb says:

    Four-year E-3.

    High drag, low seep, indeed.

    I imagine he spent a good portion of it working balls in the hall.

  7. O-4E says:

    Why is his taint tickler all off kilter?

  8. Skippy says:

    Another turd drops… The stupid is strong with this one
    He has tats he has to be legit

    • Green Thumb says:

      I was thinking a tattoo of a footprint on his face would be cool.

      • Tony180a says:

        GT, he’d then claim he’s a former PJ. Living in Huntington Beach I’m sure he’s very selective when he sports that hat and tat in public.

        • Green Thumb says:


          Obviously at the kiddie pool in which he is standing.

          My best guess is that his fat ass can’t swim and that he “hangs” in the shallow end (where the kids are).


  9. chooee lee says:

    Don’t quote me on this but. I seem to recall when I was in 1960-64 that “Bad Time” was added to the end of your enlistment.

    • NotThatGuy says:

      Hondo’s details are better above – I’ve got additional time added because they wrongly struck leave and I worked a deal with my XO: An extension where I would take the 30 days they struck. Granted someone needs to have something like a deployment to create the condition (which Hondo addresses), but there are occasions where it isn’t to make up for “bad time”.

  10. mr. sharkman says:

    I know I’m sort of aiding the enemy here, but the humor value probably makes it worthwhile, I hope.

    Dear active pole-smoking and possible future phony Frogs:

    Here are 3 of the stupidest regions to attempt to live your phony life;

    Coastal Florida

    The chances of you eventually meeting your nemesis face-to-face are significantly greater in those regions.

    Your best bet is to relocate to somewhere in Syria. Make sure to tell everyone there that you are a (former) SEAL.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I say they can all simply relocate to Pripyat, Ukraine and make a community among themselves and ME “Refugees”.

  11. ex-OS2 says:


  12. thebesig says:

    His “SEAL” claims would’ve been believable had he attempted to balance a spinning ball on his nose while clapping his hands and saying, “Arf arf arf arf…” instead of attempting to have that stuff tattooed onto him, and instead of buying SEAL items. He’s got the blubber for it. His natural appearance alone would’ve clinched him as a arf arf seal. He just had to open his mouth and make all these claims, make all these purchases, etc. 🙄

  13. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Shit, if all the SEALS knew they could have skipped BUD/S and just got a tat, and still be called a SEAL, how many would have done that?

    Yes, that was sarcasm, people. I know I wouldn’t want to be called what I am today without having earned it first–even when you call me an asshole.

    • GR_ATC says:

      That’s right, even Asshole has to be earned. Got mine bestowed by a CMSgt 3 days in at Balad, AB.

  14. Green Thumb says:

    The more I think about it, the more I believe that photo at the top was taken by none other then “His Gayness, The Jayness” Gay Jay Kerwin.

    I wonder if it was after one of Gay Jay’s “workout” sessions?