John Deal; embellishing corpsman

| February 26, 2017

On January 29, 1991, Saddam Hussein tried to start the ground war on the Saudi Arabian border with Kuwait when he sent three armored columns towards Kafji, Saudi Arabia. On their way to the evacuated resort town, they bumped into a battalion-sized Light Armored Infantry (LAI) element of the 1st Marine Division at Um Hjul who called the place OP-4. The small Marine force held back the 5 battalions of Iraqi armor and infantry with the help of allied air forces. 3 C-130 gunships, four A-10s, two F16s and two F-15Es arrived on station to stop the Iraqi advance. However, the engagement wasn’t without tragedy on the side of the Marines. Two Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) were destroyed and 11 Marines lost their lives in two “friendly fire” incidents. One LAV was struck by friendly surface fire, the other by a malfunctioning Maverick missile fired by an A-10.

As it happens with men who have a shared experience, the Marines of Op-2, Op-4 and Op-6 maintained close contact through the years. This fellow John Deal infiltrated their ranks claiming that he had been there that night and had narrowly escaped being killed. He claimed friendships with many of the deceased. He took advantage of that kinsmanship by bumming money from the Marines using heart-breaking stories of infirmed children and missed child support payments, which eventually added up to thousands of dollars and probably bought his motorcycle.

Some of the Marines began doubting his stories and further investigated Deal’s past. He had been a Navy corpsman who served with a Fleet Marine Force and he had served in Desert Storm, but he wasn’t at any of the OPs which had been engaged during the battle at Kafji;

Notice that there is no Combat Action Ribbon even though there is a Southwest Asia Service Medal.

He did come clean in this video;

But according to some Marines, he’s back at being a bum and telling stories about his service in the Battle of Kafji. The Marines of Kafji want you to know that John Deal wasn’t there with them.

Category: Marine Corps, Phony soldiers

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Lyin’-assed lardball sorry-assed sack of SHIT!

  2. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Pulling shit like this, the fucker is lucky to still be able to breathe.

    • Mick says:

      Yes indeed. I know some of the Marines who were at Kafji.

      This assclown’s Stolen Valor bullshit will not play well.

  3. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Another shitbird – shits all over past and current HM’s and those of us that served with the Marine Corps. Just as bad as that ballsack working ass hamster and fraudster Wallace “Grey” Rather.


  4. O-4E says:

    Yet another douchebag motorcycle club guy

  5. Ex-PH2 - photolab tech and proud of it says:

    Smack him hard. Public shaming: lay it on thick.

  6. William says:

    I read his story, and it says he met a Wolf Pack member at a PTSD support group. If he wasn’t in combat, then the only stories he has are borrowed from members of the support group. I will bet he has used those stories to claim PTSD for VA benefits. If he is collecting VA benefits, that would be fraud. He has no combat action ribbon, so if all he has are stories, and all his stories are lies, then he is committing fraud.

    • Hondo says:

      If he is collecting VA benefits, that would be fraud.

      Not necessarily. His DD214 indicates he was placed on the TDRL after around 5 years 2 mo service in 1993. That indicates a serious medical condition of some sort, which is presumably legitimate.

      Conditions associated with his being placed on the TDRL, unless fully and totally healed (my impression is that’s fairly rare), would almost certainly be determined by the VA to be service-connected. Those thus entitle him to VA disability compensation and other benefits. That would likely be true even if his retirement was not made permanent by the Navy.

      In short, he may legitimately be entitled to VA bennies even though he’s a lying sack of scheiss (LSoS), with no fraud involved.

      Of course, if he’s lied to the VA about PTSD and/or combat service to get his initial VA rating increased, well . . . that’s a very different story. The tough part may be proving it.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        “Of course, if he’s lied to the VA about PTSD and/or combat service”

        In the late eighties /early nineties the requirement was three stressors (incidents) with at least one documented.
        No internet then. Us postal service was your Google.

        I don’t know what they require now but seems to me they could pick a lie out of a shit storm in a matter of hours if they wanted to. Hell, why don’t they come here and ask?
        Proving it is not the main problem.
        Lack of prosecution is.

        • Green Thumb says:


          Pretty easy to borrow stories these days and spin them for VA personnel who are clueless or just love ALL Veterans for “their service”.

        • rb325th says:

          You still have to provide “proof” that you were present for the event where the “stressor” took place.
          The claim for PTSD does require you now to give examples of events you experienced first hand, proof that you were there, and to provide names of killed or injured, dates,locations, etc…
          No idea how well they actually research this though.
          MST is another issue altogether, though you are suppose to present some compelling evidence that an event occurred.

  7. Cpl/Major Mike says:

    This lowlife cocksucker needs to be stopped from stealing our oxygen.

  8. 26Limabeans says:

    John Deal is not the real deal.

  9. Jim says:

    Guys like this annoy me. Still another guy who served, but wasn’t satisfied with doing his job. Okay, he didn’t see any real shit. That’s the luck of the draw, you go where they send you. Don’t lie about what you did to impress folks. You just forfeit the respect you earned by serving at all.

  10. Snoop snoop says:

    Makes you wonder who is really a fraud…the person that creates the story or the not for profit that allows their Administration Staff/Board Members to threaten violence against people who reported fraud within the not for profit…tve organization claimed they were “cleared” but then a couple weeks later the Founder admits there WAS fraud within the organization….hmmm interesting

    • Yes….please do…my organization Founding Patriots is a very reputable organization that was investigated and cleared…months before Deal was outted….you are MORE than welcome to check our status amd even speak to our investigation for the state….please before joining or slandering my organization do your homework!

    • Chris Sanford says:

      David don’t be a scumbag. FP has done wonderful work and they have proven they don’t tolerate scumbags. I am the President of 3rd LAI/LAR that brought this forward to FP they did the right thing.

  11. Just An Old Dog says:

    He has no CAR, also neither of the KLM’s, Several of the Marines KIA with LAR at Kafji had been transferred from the BLT I was attached to.
    It wasn’t a pleasant experience when that message came through.
    Fuck this guy. It looks like someone very pissed off snatched his ass in in a garage and made him fess up. Very well done.

  12. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    His motto” “First in. Last out.” Of course, that apples only to breakfast, lunch, and supper. Semper Blimpus.

  13. Sapper3307 says:

    His state and chapter sergeant at arms will be notified. The CVMA frowns on this stuff.

  14. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    So what other additional duties did John Deal have, something like Mess Hall Rear Door Gunner to repel those wanting seconds?

  15. ALVO says:

    Doc Cockbreath.

  16. W2 says:

    If he came clean in that video, why do I still smell his stench after watching it? Total douche canoe.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      To be honest I think he was deathly afraid of the guy making the video stomping a mud hole in his ass.

  17. Carlton G. Long says:

    I’m assuming his nickname is not “The Real” Deal. Perfectly honorable service flushed away.

  18. GIJANE says:

    He has told his family that he was Navy Seal. He has been a fraud since he was a teenager. Ashamed to be associated with the POS!