John Hemphill, phony Marine

| November 8, 2016


Fox6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin tells the story of phony Marine John Hemphill who has been playing a lieutenant with 22 years of service in the Marine Corps. He even fooled the woman who married him.

Hemphill has told others he’s a 22-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps who lost his leg in Afghanistan. That’s exactly what he told the woman who would become his wife.

“Then he said ‘all of a sudden there was a bomb,'” Sheila Hemphill recalled. “His leg, you know, blew off.”

Hemphill does have a prosthetic leg. It even has a U.S. Marines T-shirt laminated onto it. His left forearm is tattooed with the words “Marine Corps.” His cars have veterans license plates. His mail is often addressed to Lieutenant John Hemphill. And around his neck, you’ll almost always find a pair of dog tags.

“It really seemed convincing. Yes it did,” his wife said.

So convincing that when Sheila and John Hemphill married in 2013, she got an image of his dog tags tattooed on her right arm.


Regina and her mother said they believed Hemphill was a genuine wounded warrior until a member of his own family came forward last year.

“She was like, ‘I gotta tell you something.’ She started crying. She’s like, ‘John was never, ever in the military,'” Sheila said.

If I had to guess, by looking at him, I’d say diabetes took his leg.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Dapandico says:

    Big Mac John.

  2. Graybeard says:

    John Hemphill – you phat-boy phony liar. Go pound sand, phat-boy.

  3. Doc Savage says:

    Sack of shit.

  4. AZtoVA says:

    Listening to the full news video, appears he was another ‘gentle giant’ in the spirit of the former Mr. Brown.

    Yes he served, but he served time, not his country…

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Bubba, Thor, Julio and Mr. “Tiny” can verify his “service”… working balls and taints while in jail.

  5. OldManchu says:

    But… racism!

  6. 1610desig says:

    The man just looks stupid…wasn’t that a clue?

  7. deckie says:

    Bet she’s glad she got those tattoos now…

  8. HoneyBadger says:

    He must’ve taken part in Dessert Shield and Dessert Storm

    • HMC Ret says:

      The only thing he’s taken part in is the Golden Corral buffet.

      • Forest Green says:

        Down in J-Ville, NC; we fondly referred to it as the “Golden Trough”. You had to be very spry around the trough because you might loose a hand or forearm if you lingered over the serving areas for too long.

    • Hondo says:

      And now he gets to take part in pool-pah.

  9. HMC Ret says:

    Lost his leg? Could it be a blood sugar of 350 and A1C of 13? Just a guess.

  10. HMC Ret says:

    First time I’ve seen Mary Schantag. Class act.

  11. Mick says:

    Oh. Hell. No.

  12. Skippy says:

    Holy Shit ! ! !
    he ate a whole platoon

  13. ex-OS2 says:


  14. 11B-mailclerk says:

    Typo corrected:

    Marine Mammal

  15. Skyjumper says:

    This hits close to home for me.

    Luckily I live aways north of the cesspool called Milwaukee.

    15% discount on his phone, military license plates, American Legion membership, and who knows what else.

    Here in Wisconsin you need a DD214 to show as proof of military service. I’m thinking he probably used his American Legion card as proof to the DMV that he is a veteran. I’m surprised he didn’t go for the full Monti and apply for Purple Heart plates.

    And Wisconsin State Commander of The American Legion David Kurtz? You need to get your organization’s shit together and start vetting future applicants to ensure that they are vets! This bullshit you mouth that this sort of thing can’t be stopped is just that, BULLSHIT!
    Your organization is only concerned about bodies & money.

    That is why I don’t belong to ANY of these groups. As we have seen, a number of these posers have reached the ranks of Post Commander, Vice-Commander, etc., and nothing is done about them even after than have been exposed.

    John Hemphill? Hopefully Karma catches up with you and your sorry ass.

    • Mick says:

      Also, why aren’t any of the actual veterans that this assclown encounters in the American Legion asking him how he managed to serve in the Marine Corps for 22 years and only retire as a ‘lieutenant’?

      Even if he was an LDO (Limited Duty Officer: start as enlisted, select/serve as WO, then commissioned as an LDO), he would have retired as at least an O-3E at 22 years. Retiring from the Marine Corps as a ‘lieutenant’ after 22 years simply isn’t plausible.

      So why isn’t anyone who knows better calling this guy out, especially in the American Legion?

      All I know is that in my American Legion Post back home, this bloated pus-gut would get throat punched the minute that he opened his pie hole and claimed to be a retired Marine officer.

  16. Wilted Wily says:

    Let’s see if the DA has enough balls to use their new law against Stolen Valor and prosecute this phony bag of shit. I’m surprised he doesn’t have severe back trouble holding up those tremendous Man BOOBS! Would Sarc hit that?? I wish Jonn could get 5 bucks for every phony that he exposes on here, he would be a millionaire by now! Fuck you, you fat phony cocksucker!!!

    • Marine 0331 says:

      I am just a bit curious as to how those man-titties impacted his PFT score? What stupid fuck would ever believe this fat fuck was a Marine? C’mon man!!!

  17. TheCloser says:

    I’m always mystified how the married phonies that claim military retirement explain the lack of a retirement check to their wives.

  18. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Your guess is that diabetes took his leg. My guess is the loss of his leg was the only way he could reach his pecker.

  19. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    That DILDOHEAD of a roach turd looks like a highly trained and experienced Jelly Doughnut Assassin.

  20. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    He looks like he ATE the Marine

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Seems like a lot of fatties go for the Marine SV. That should be a flag itself.
      Most marine vets I see keep themselves fit and finished.

  21. Messkit says:

    God Bless you Mary Shontag! We are so very proud of you!

  22. Dolch Mann says:

    what a disgusting dirtbag! He makes puke seem noble!

  23. Greta says:

    He’s my next door neighbor. I was fooled, too. He’s a liar, a stealer and a POS.