Robert Lane; phony Beirut Marine

| August 14, 2016

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The folks at Military Phony send us their work on this Robert Lane fellow who claims to have been in Beirut after the truck-bombing at the barracks on October 23, 1983;

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Actually, he was half a world away at Okinawa during that time period. Funny how he doesn’t mention that he was a deserter from April – June 1985. And he earned himself a court martial and put out on the street with a Big Chicken Dinner (BCD – Bad Conduct Discharge) after he did 45 days at hard labor while in confinement;

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  1. Scotty says:

    This was his lame duck apology when he was confronted on facebook.
    Robert A. Lane; Like I said it was a long time ago, I’m done.I do apologize. For those disrespecting me now. Try living one fucking day in my shoes. Again, I apologize to those I Disrespected and will not do it again and will correct what is posted. Good night. And God Bless everyone of you cocksuckers who thinks it’s funny to disrespect me.

    • Scotty says:

      We disrespected him by busting him. It went downhill quick for him after that.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Does he wear high heeled shoes? If not, why would it be so difficult to walk in his shoes?

        • Yef says:

          Robert A. Lame totally walks on high heels and suck Dick Tracy’s revolver.

          • OldManchu says:

            You haven’t begun to be disrespected bitch! Tell us to walk in your shoes? But… you haven’t actually walked in them you bitch!

    • OWB says:

      Nope. No need to try on his shoes because there is no reason lie about my military service. It wasn’t heroic. There was nothing particularly significant about it. Just a small cog in a giant wheel which accomplished quite a lot when all of us were doing our jobs.

      No need to pretend, or lie, about anything. Keep your own shoes, Robert. Stick them under that uncomfortable bed you made for yourself – you destroyed any respect any of us might previously have had for your service.

      • Bill M says:

        Wouldn’t want to walk in his shoes. Probably get the foot rot and stuff. He’s a turd. Hope his day continues to go downhill.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      You need to be more sensitive to these peoples feelings. Try being more like Jonn, understanding and kind.

    • jarhead says:

      “Try one fucking day living in my shoes”…..are you shittin’ me? Who the hell do you think you’re talking to….the old lady who actually lived in a shoe and had so many children she didn’t know what she was going to do?????? First of all, the shoes of a USMC deserter would surely be yellow and stink like hell.

      Asshole, you CAN’T CORRECT the lies you have posted and lived for years now. The best you can do is ADMIT you are a phony piece of shit, a coward, a damned liar, and a pussy.

      Where’d you ever get the idea that a low life bastard such as you could ever be disrespected? Not funny, just plain damned pathetic you’ve spent your life lying like hell about things you were never man enough to do.

      And YOU call US cocksuckers? Who the hell has a pussy-shaped mouth with facial hair above and below to resemble pubic hair? A lyin’ no good mofckr with no balls who wants his mouth to be invaded, so he dresses it up to look like a pussy….THAT’S WHO!!!!!

      Finally, you claim you won’t do it again. Hell NO, not after you’ve been exposed as a candy ass loser who is a fckn disgrace to the United States Marine Corps!!! Next time you share your war stories (and I feel certain you WILL!), here’s an idea for you. Tell your friends you were a Marine Kamikaze and flew 25 successful missions. BTW, I spoke with your parents the other day. They both seem like fairly decent dudes.

  2. PhuckYoCouch says:

    By my count, there should have been 20,000 Marines at the barracks that week of the bombing. Enough of these dudes popping out of the woodwork means half the Corps was there that day.

    • OWB says:

      At least. Was thinking there must have been more that a million Marines there that day.

    • jason says:

      yep there were about 500 marines or so in Beirut that day and I have met all 20,000 of them.

      • Thunderstixx says:

        Every Veteran I have met that served in Vietnam worked for the CIA, they were all in Cambodia and Laos doing killer sniper roles and all of it is hush hush because of their black ops skills…
        There were no truck drivers, payroll clerks or even supply clerks in Vietnam, none, ever !!!

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Well, Thunderstixx, you haven’t met me yet and I can prove I manned a desk. I have at least one picture, maybe two. Some day, I’ll relay my efforts to completely destroy the division’s coffee service to you.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Kinda like one phony-buster I read about who said “Only about 500 Navy SEALS served in Vietnam and we’ve investigated all 30,000 of them.”

  3. Hack Stone says:

    35th MAU went to Lebanon? A little bit out of their AOR, but if this Radio Breaker says so, it must be true. It looks like we both may have been on Campb Schwabb at the same time, but fortunately I don’t recall ever meeting him. I don’t think that 4th Marines has a Communications Company, when I was in 4th Marines, it was a Communications Platoon. And it didn’t take long for him to fold, his Facebook comments to Scotty are the standard “FU; it was a long time ago” response. He didn’t even play the “lawer card”.

    • L Goutremout Major USMC (Retired) says:

      I was with BLT 1/9 35th MAU. YES we were mobilized for Beirut. I was a 23 year old Sergeant at the time and Tank Commander of Tank D22 (Desert Rat) with the Tank Platoon (2nd Plt, D Co, 1st Tracked Vehicle Bn, 3rd MARDIV Camp Schwab) assigned to the BLT. My platoon had just returned from Fly Away at Sub Unit 1, Camp Fuji. When we returned in late August we were placed upon Combat Alert for Combat Deployment to Beirut. My platoon was placed aboard the USS Juneau. We put to sea, the Soviets dogged us all the way (trawlers, aircraft, Snoopy kept picking them up just over the horizon) and went to Subic Bay (Lower MAU Camp). We trained as a BLT non-stop across the Bay at Green Beach in Zambales. We received BLT S-2 threat training on the types of individuals we would encounter in Lebanon. They also informed us that the Syrians had moved to the border and that the situation was getting really bad. The BLT Commander continually had us train. The SNCOs and Offciers were in constant meetings and we, the NCOs, pretty much ran the show at that point. We then returned to and remained on-board ship moored in Subic Bay in wait until we continued our deployment to Beirut. We did not continue on to Beirut.

      A bombing occurred in Rangoon(attempted assassination of the South Korean President) and the next thing we knew we are heading back to Okinawa and then deployed to South Korea in Chorwon Valley above the 38th Parallel within a couple of miles of the DMZ (Old US Army Camp Kaiser area). Our parent unit was already there participating in Operation Bear Hunt. The night we got there they informed us that the Barracks in Beirut had been bombed. I am sure you can imagine what our immediate thoughts were. This was also during the time that the Soviet Union shot down a civilian airliner. We left South Korea in December and redeployed with BLT 1/9 this time aboard the USS Anchorage. We did not deploy to Beirut that time either. We returned to Okinawa in February 1984 and I rotated back to the world a month later.

      We received no honorable mention, no unit citations, no campaign medals/ribbons in reference to Beirut. Our MAU went into the annals history of obscurity. So that is the real and accurate history of that time with the 35th MAU “before and after” the bombing of the barracks occurred.

      I don’t give a damn about the “poser” and he deserves what public humiliation he gets and should be prosecuted under the stolen valor laws. What I do give a damn about is that the recollection of history being accurate, I lost people I know in Beirut. Most of the people assigned to BLT 1/9, 35th MAU during that time that I know feel associated with Beirut even though we did not actively participate. Please do not disrespect them. We all live with an awful “What if?” Enough said.

      Semper Fidelis

  4. 2banana says:

    How does a deserter with a BCD not think no one is going to check his record?

  5. SKYJUMPER says:

    A guy walks into the doctors office and the doctor says, “how long have you had this parrot attached to your head”?.

    The parrot says, “doc, can you remove this piece of shit from my ass”?

  6. 1610desig says:

    pretty legit looking sensei kung fu master beard…that makes up for the career hiccup

  7. Pineywoods NCO says:

    This dumbass could help us if we need zodiac readings as it floods his FB page…perhaps he is Ms. Cleo for the stupid. Hey Bernath, here’s your sign (reader). He says you’re still not a lawyer, still not a CPO, and you are completely need to be committed.

    Other than that, a dumbass with a smart bird.

  8. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    How much you wanna bet he’s he biggest, baddest, high speed mofo around the local watering hole?

    Yeah, it might have been a long time ago, douchebag, but you still keep dredging up your bullshit stories, thinking it might actually impress someone.

    Hint: it don’t. And dude looks like he’s been abusing himself pretty hard, considering it’s unlikely he’s past his mid-50’s.

    If I look like that at his age, just put the pillow over my face.

  9. Chip says:

    It seems the guys who talk the most about their service are the ones who have done the least. I work with several other veterans. A few who had deployments. We rarely discuss our service.

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Amen. Usually when I do run into folks with whom I’ve served, it’s usually the, “Remember that time in (insert liberty port) when so-and-so did some stupid/funny shit?”

      Pretty much the extent of it.

    • Mick says:

      I have several good friends who are all bonafide combat veterans, and we rarely talk about our combat experiences. We mostly tell “Sea Stories” about the good times that we had and the funny things that happened.

      What I have found over time is that the guys who talk the most/the loudest about their supposed combat service are usually the ones who have never actually “seen the elephant”.

  10. Seems their have been more Marines that were in Beirut than their have been Marines in total ?
    imagine that ? their must’ve been 20,000 marines there during the bombing(sarc)
    This does prove 1 thing though, you can’t cover up a BCD with an irrelevant bovine manure tale of made up heroism

  11. Dave Hardin says:

    The thing with these kind of guys I find amazing is they are aware of how stupid trying to claim Beirut is.

    They know how small the units that deployed actually were. “He volunteered to go to Grenada”, What?

    We didn’t know who was going until the very last minute. Nobody “volunteered” to go.

    Funny, nope I don’t find it funny little Bobby. You claimed to be with a unit from 10th Marines in Beirut. That is a close band of brothers that to this day all know each other and talk daily. The finest group of Marines I ever served with.

    I am proud to have served with each of them (except Lawton of course). Falsely claiming to have served in Beirut is the dumbest thing anyone can try to get away with.

    Being a Platoon Sergeant in that unit was easy…everyone of those Marines made it easy. Bobby…you claimed to have walked in our shoes…nothing funny about that to us.

    How many years have you been playing that up Bobby? How long and how many people did you play Beirut veteran for? Not one among us in that unit use our deployment to Beirut for personal gain in any way.

    You can kiss my ass shit stain. I hope you spend the rest of your sorry ass days sucking bat shit of cave walls.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Geez, Dave, don’t hold back like that.

      You need to learn to release your true feelings more intensely, or something.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      Him and Scotty Priest ( another 10th Marines Deserter about that time) probably eloped.
      He was a Comm guy with HQ Battery 1/10. Nothing in his records say he was sent to a firing battery or sent to a BLT. Not that it matters but Beruit Deployments were pretty much done by the time he got there.
      As Dave pointed out there was no real opportunity to volunteer to go to Grenada. The unit that went there was already aboard ship and heading to Beruit when they were diverted.
      Not that practically any Marine with a set of balls wouldnt have wanted to go if they had a chance.

      • Dave Hardin says:

        Ya, good ole Scotty Priest. Little shit bird had his girlfriend tell me that he had killed himself because I confronted him about it.

        Several months later we tracked him down in Russellville Ky and had US Marshals arrest his ass for terroristic threats.

        He rose from the dead so we could put his ass in prison.

  12. Thunderstixx says:

    How come I am the only GI claiming to be a US Army Ski Instructor ???
    If anything, that is truly special !!!
    Just like me, Super Special !!!

    • Sparks says:

      I feel ya Thunderstixx. They wanted me to be Green Beret, but I was busy that week.


    • Cacti35 says:

      I actually read an obituary awhile back about an old timer that was a world class skier and everything else. He was assigned to instruct skiing at Fort Lewis is WW2. He also had whole bunch of questionable stuff in his obit like his wife was the model for Wilma Flintstone. He was supposedly offered a job by Walt Disney but scoffed at drawing cartoons for money. I was going to send it in but figured the guy is dead and gone so his family probably wrote the obit from his stories.

  13. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    I like the name Gutter Ball for him. It’s the “Lane” association.

  14. HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

    Fuck you, Shitstain Bobby Lane…

  15. Sparks says:

    Damn! Another phony Beirut tragedy story…yet again! By my bonehead math estimate at this point, there were more Marines in Beirut in October 1983 than the First Marine Division had in Vietnam from ’65 to ’71.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      In all fairness, if you include all the posers that claim to have been in Vietnam…you guys win hands down.

      Everyone over 65 was in the NAM don’t ya know.

  16. Blaster says:

    If everyone that claims to be a Beirut Marine, actually was, there would be 5 million of them

  17. Skippy says:

    Lowest of the Low plus he is a damn deserter
    ????? BAG

  18. FatCircles0311 says:

    What a shitbag. One would think he’d just not even try to bring up his shit service since he was booted out with a BCD, but playing motivator and then lying about bodies? Fuck that turd.

    What a waste of oxygen.

  19. 26Limabeans says:

    Someone correct me if I am wrong but it is my understanding that the 1ST Signal Brigade was the largest unit in Vietnam. If that is true then how come I rarely hear anyone claiming to have served with them? Am I the only one? Anybody?

    • Claw says:

      I’m thinking the 1st Aviation Brigade was the largest (by sheer numbers assigned/attached), but could be wrong.

      I defer to the Hobo Man for actual numbers.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        I read this:

        “For example, did you know that the brigade had more troops in-country than any other unit?”

        From this site:

        I believe the number was 21000 troops at its peak which seems quite large for a Brigade.

        • Claw says:

          From the 1st Avn Bde site:

          At its peak, the Brigade had over 40% of the rotary wing and all of the fixed wing assets under its control and over 24,000 soldiers assigned.

          • 26Limabeans says:

            Tnx. That is a lot of people.
            But I would like to say that Robert A Lane is a phony ass shitbird and I’m glad he didn’t serve or even pretend to serve with any unit in Vietnam.

            • Claw says:

              You’re welcome. They (those separate from a Division) were Brigades by name only.

              By the time they ended up having attached/augmented/task force numbers pump up, they became as big (numbers wise) as what were considered Divisions by WWII/Korea standards.

              As far as Limp Dick, Parrot Pecked Lane, he’d have to be at least 10 years older than he is to even attempt to fall into the Vietnam/Era category, unless he claimed to be some type of a black hole/space time continuum traveler.

  20. Just An Old Dog says:

    As far as The Number of Marines who were involved in Lebanon from Aug 1982 to Feb 1984 there were 5 MAUs ( Marine Amphibious Units) rotations involved the 32nd once and the 24th and 22nd twice. A MAU consists of about 2200 Marines in the Ground Combat, Air Component and Support Component. The Highest Number that could even be considered as being USMC Beruit Vets would be 11,000.
    But you have to consider some Marines either deployed twice with the same MAU or “Cross Decked” to go with another unit.
    Also the ground involvelment varied with each MAU and there were substantional numbers of Marines who never went ashore, but supported from on board ships.
    Some one who was there could correct me if I’m mistaken but I think the Air Element stayed aboard the LHAs most the time.
    David Hardin could probably give a more solid number of how many Marines were there.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      If we take into account those lost or who have passed since…the number is around 5,000. We always include those who supported operations ashore as Beirut Veterans.

      Knowing the USS New Jersey was visible brought peace to many Marines. We all just did our duty…right down to the BT’s. Twidgets, Deck Apes and Hole Snipes too often get passed over being recognized.

      During the last months it seemed there were choppers in the air constantly. I should go over all the logs to count how many flights there actually were. I can not imagine those birds not being around or the people who made them fly.

      The Beirut community of veterans is a close group of people. I suspect it will remain that way until the last Marine takes his last breath.

      Our first duty is to remember and to ensure others never forget.

    • Dave Hardin says:

      The dates should be Aug 1982 through Aug 1984. Many think operations stopped in Feb of 84, that is a bit of misinformation we have been trying to correct for 33 years.

      Semper Fi.

      • Just An Old Dog says:

        The Marines Always Had a MAU (later MEU) in the Mediteranan area. It just so Happened that for about 2 years its main focus was Lebanon. Generaly speaking there was always a MAU/MEU in the West PAC or MED, and they will sometimes Do a “NATO” float to Northern Europe or to the Carribean. There were some They went to Asia as well.

        • Dave Hardin says:

          Yep, During Beirut BLT 2/8 stopped on their way to take care of Grenada and BLT 3/8 went to Norway first to do a NATO exercise.

          Nothing like doing Cold Weather Operations for several weeks and then going to the desert to sweat it out for months.

          That was back in the day when we didn’t need so MARSOC. MARSOC is just a MAU with no boat, they sit around and wait to play with SOC. Give it time and things will go back to the way they were.

    • Marine 0331 says:

      JAOD, I was with Lima 3/8 (weapons platoon) and we deployed to Beirut twice. We relieved 2/8 once before the bombing and then again after. The first time over we hooched at the Shit River right by the airport runway. But then we moved up to the American University. My skipper, Captain Chuck Johnson was the one who pulled his .45 and jumped up on the Israeli tank. The first tour I think we all went aboard but when we returned to relieve 2/8 the second time we were hooching in buildings on the Corneish and manning the sandbag bunkers. On that tour only a small detachment of us went ashore at first. Can’t really recall now how many came on board behind us, but I really don’t think it was the entire company (Lima).

      • Dave Hardin says:

        “They” put limits on how many of us could be ashore. “Working Parties” from various units were flown in and out daily.

        You are correct, not everyone went ashore during the last deployment. We did work the flight crews with exta duty.

        Once the intel was confirmed about another bombing in the works they pulled us out quickly and quietly by mid August.

        Several weeks later the Embassy was bombed again on 20 Sept. damn near killing the Ambassador.

        Three major bombings and hundreds of other attacks during the entire MNPKF deployments. Most everything else that happened is over shadowed by the events of October 23, 1983.

        Trying to keep peace with people who are at war with you is fantasy. Islam creates and even demands war with the free world. Placating it only creates more of it. It is not a religion as we know the term in the western world.

        The last thing Steve Russell seen was that driver smile at him, they all smile…even just before they kill you.

        Islam is a disease of the mind.

  21. TankBoy says:

    It makes me sick to my stomach to read about a young warrior coming home from Tarawa to be reunited with his family after 70 years, and then read about this sad sack piece of shit. I hope Karma is a Poser hating bitch that makes this turd’s life the living hell he deserves. I would have truly enjoyed being his First Sergeant for the week or so it would take me to break him (me being generous).

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  23. HMC Ret says:

    Welcome to your stardom on Google, dimwit. You are now known as a posing PoS until the end of time. Well, at least he was discharged as a PVT. He has that going for him.

    BTW, I immediately knew he was bogus. He had no leather jacket with multiple patches and ribbons. I know for a fact that all Marines who were involved with the Beirut bombing were issued a leather jacket upon discharge. No leather jacket and therefore no association with Beirut. Also, a motorcycle, although not mandatory, would have been a nice touch. That would have removed all doubt about his service.

    Also, you can’t remove the posts on Google. Not possible. Dimwit

  24. Wilted Willy says:

    In the shoes of life, this shitbag only had flip-flops!

  25. ex-OS2 says:


  26. IDC SARC says:

    As a Beirut vet and someone that served at 1/10 it is my opinion that you Mr Lane are a defective douche.

    I would like to run a length of 550 cord equivalent to the length it took to wrap the 17 paddles memorializing the Recon fallen in the Beirut blast through your body from mouth to anus at high speed, effectively cutting you in half… and then piss on the remains.

    …and fuck you asshole

    • Mick says:

      I just sent this post over to a good buddy of mine who is also a bonafide USMC Beirut veteran.

      He really enjoys helping make these phony assclowns as famous as they deserve to be.