David Gentry is not a “special forces Marine”

| April 11, 2017

Someone sent us their work on this fellow, David Gentry. He came to everyone’s attention last year when he did this Tin Cup thing at GoFundMe where he described his career thusly;

Dave Lee Gentry, who lives in Hendersonville , TN was a Marine in Special Forces who served in 32 countries as a part of the 22nd and 26th MEU. After 9/11 he re-enlisted in the Army to defend our country. Both his mom and dad were in the Army (his parents are both deceased). He and his wife Samantha, and son “Little David” are originally from Huntsville, Alabama are relatively new to Tennessee.

Dave suffers from life altering PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other medical conditions.

Some of that is true. He was in the Marine Corps for an honorable four years of service, but as near as I can tell, he never left Camp Lejeune, there’s no “special forces training”, whatever that is for Marines;

It looks like the only time he left the Continental United States while he was a Marine was on a four week trip to Fort Sherman, Panama for attending the Jungle Operations Training Center.

And then he joined the Army;

In the comments at GoFundMe he made comments about jump school and sniper school;

There is no airborne or sniper school in his records. He spent less than 13 months in the Army. The 2d Brigade of the 101st deployed to Iraq in February 2003, The Iraq War started on March 20, 2003 and by April 8th, Dave was in Fort Living Room – I doubt he deployed to Iraq with the 2d Brigade.

I’m sure the people who gave him money would done so no matter what he said about his military career. If his injuries were service-connected, the VA would have paid him some sort of financial assistance.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Sj says:

    No dog? No vest? No doo rag? Pfffffftttttt.

    • Claw says:

      But he does have an unauthorized Bronze Service Star on his NDSM, so he’s got that going for him.

      On the GoFundMe tin cup rattle page, he is described as being a used car salesman, so make of that as you will./smile

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      He DOES grin like a meat gazer in a crowded Men’s Room during halftime.

  2. Bobo says:

    The AFEM and NATO medal indicate Bosnia, but no mention of a deployment anywhere in his records. Interesting.

    • Claw says:

      Just by looking at that nifty, neato, super clean Form 2-1 and all those extra medals, (without supporting deployments) I’m betting good money that he had an E-4 Mafia “buddy” in the S-1 shop who stayed back as Rear Detachment and fixed him up with a whole bunch of extra shit before he reported to Fort Living Room.

    • Hondo says:

      Afloat in the Adriatic during 1998 or 1999, maybe? Looks like his USMC DD214 does indicate some sea time.

      • Silentium Est Aureum says:

        SOME, yes. Not enough for 3 SSDRs.

        • Hondo says:

          I was discussing a possible source for his AFEM and NATO medal, SEA.

          I wasn’t Navy/USMC, so I’ll let you “damp service” types discuss the details of SSDRs and how many he rates. (smile)

        • Hondo says:

          Addendum: of course, under that scenario they should be on his USMC DD214. They’re not. So something’s “off kilter” in that scenario, too.

          • Silentium Est Aureum says:

            He’s 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines.

            I’m reasonably sure a unit of that size will have some sort of historical record or annual report somewhere.

          • DevilChief says:

            Hondo, they’re in there(the 214) though deployments should have shown up in the record of assignments. I will tell you, my records are missing one of my deployments and S-1 people were a little complacent during my time in so his missing floats may not be damning.

            He appears to be your run of the mill, garden variety grunt. The GCM and E-4 tells you he did his duty satisfactorily so it is likely he did float at least once.

            I will throw this out there. 22nd and 26 were usually MEU(SOC) special operations capable so I can see where the car salesman is stretching the truth about his background.

            • Mick says:

              The DD-214 posted above shows a total of 6 months and 27 days of sea service time, so possibly one float + pre-deployment work-ups.

              • DevilChief says:

                Yeah all sorts of wonk with that too. Could have been a couple of shorty cruises (120 day trips).

                The short of it is he is still full of shit, just wanted to let everyone know it was certainly possible to get 3 SSDR’s in four years. 😉

                • NECCSEABEECPO says:

                  Ding, Ding, Your correct Doc, it is highly possible he has 3 SSDR’s and may have only done one float. Marines are not always on a float for there Sea service time , they can be deployed out other than floats in support of other operations.

                  I have 12 SSDRS and 0 sea service time and support MUE’s. Yes you can have 3-4 in a 4 year period, I do.This guy is still a POS.

                  • Just An Old Dog says:

                    Very True, A SSDR means you were in the Sea Service and deployed overseas with a Navy or Fleet Marine Force Unit. Not neccessarily of ship. The time requirement is only 90 days. Looking at His SRB it looks like his admin section was screwed up. There is also a huge chance that when his records were sent for they didn’t pull out the latest most updated page. USMC SRBs get their pages completely reconstructed at times, and it was SOP to send the old pages to HQMC for storage. When I sent for my records a year or so ago I got several different versions of my various pages, with the latest being most updated and accurate

                  • FatCircles0311 says:

                    Got fucked out of one of mine because I deployed again with less than 90 days back from the previous one. I would have had 3 as well in 4 years. Got fucked out of a second CAR ribbon too because I didn’t come back with the unit so they didn’t submit my name. Fucking asshole Marines and their shitty record keeping for awards.

      • Airdale (AW) USN ret. says:

        June of 98 for the AFEM, SOL on the AFSM.

    • jonp says:

      Of course there is no mention of his daring do missions in his official record. They are still classified and in his Operator Records locked up at Langley.

  3. AW1 Tim says:

    No pony tail? Airborne/SEAL/Ranger tats?

    Epic Poser Fail

  4. 1AirCav69 says:

    Thank God, no First Cav patch. He’s all yours 101 and Marine Corps.

  5. Graybeard says:

    Guys, yall are underestimating him. He obviously has learned from the failures of other posers and is trying to avoid some of the obvious give-aways like doo-rags and pony-tails and vests and dogs.

    That or the dog was so disgusted with him he chewed off the pony tail, stole the doo-grand and vest, and ran away to join a real circus.

    That and the dude defecated on his perfectly honorable service for financial gain. Which makes him a low-class whore.

    • Hondo says:

      The photo of him w/beard is head-on, Graybeard. A pony tail could be present behind his head/neck/shoulders but hidden from view.

      Haven’t poked around to see if I could find other photos, so if those exist they could well prove otherwise.

      • Graybeard says:

        Dang, Hondo. There you go blowing up my perfectly useless comment with facts.

        • Hondo says:

          Nah, just pointing out a plausible alternative.

          My guess is you’re correct (beard seems too neatly trimmed), but at this point we simply don’t know one way or the other.

    • The Old Maj says:

      He needs the GoF-Me money get the dog and the tats. You gotta have money to grift money. Pimping stolen valor ain’t easy ya know.

  6. Hayabusa says:

    It looks like the only time he left the Continental United States while he was a Marine was on a four week trip to Fort Sherman, Panama for attending the Jungle Operations Training Center.

    Question for the Naval types here: “SSDR” is Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, correct? If so, it looks like he went on 3 floats while in the USMC, but left active duty just prior to 9/11. Then he was ETSing from the Army right at the same time his division was invading Iraq. Which is… weird.

    • Forest Green says:

      You are correct on the SSDR comment. He must have gone somewhere to earn three. Also received a MUC (Meritorious Unit Citation), so the unit did something while deployed.

      I’ll look around some.

      • Mick says:

        Here’s some additional unit history info from 2/2’s official USMC homepage:




        Activated 1 July 1925 at Cap Hatien, Haiti, as the 2d Battalion, 2d Regiment and assigned to the 1st Brigade

        2d Regiment participated in operations against dissident forces, July 1925-Jaunary 1933

        Deactivated 1 January 1933

        1941 – 1947

        Reactivated 14 January at San Diego, California, as the 2d Battalion, 2d Marines and assigned to the 2d Marine Brigade

        Reassigned during February 1941 to the 2d Marine Division

        Deployed during June-July 1942 to Koro Island

        Participated in the following World Wars II Campaigns






        Redeployed during September 1945 to Nagasaki, Japan

        Relocated during June-July 1946 to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

        Deactivated 18 November 1947

        1949 – 1989

        Reactivated 20 October 1949 in the Mediterranean as the 2d Battalion, 2d Marines and assigned to the 2d Marine Division

        Assigned at various times during 1949 – 1980 as Battalion Landing Team in the Caribbean and Mediterranean

        Participated in landings in Lebanon, July-August 1958

        Participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis, October-December 1962

        Deployed to Europe for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Exercises, August-September 1978

        Elements of the 2d Battalion, 2d Marines deployed to the Azores for Possible Operations in Iran during February 1979

        1990 – 2008

        Participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, December 1990 – April 1991

        Participated in Operations Support Democracy and Uphold Democracy Haiti, August-October 1994

        Participated in Operation Assured Response, Liberia, April-June 1996

        Participated in Operation Dynamic Response, Kosovo, September-October 2002

        Participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Horn of Africa, November-December 2002 and January-July 2007

        Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, March-April 2003, March-October 2004, August 2005 – February 2006 and April-November 2008


        World War II Awards: Presidential Unit Citation Streamer with two bronze stars

        Noteworthy Battles: Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa

        Southwest Asia


        Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with two bronze stars




        Marine Corps Expeditionary Streamer with one bronze star

        American Defense Service Streamer

        Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer with “Asia” and “Europe”

        National Defense Service Streamer with three bronze stars

        Armed forces Expeditionary Streamer with two bronze stars

        Southwest Asia Service Streamer with two bronze stars

        Iraq Honors:

        Navy Unit Commendation Streamer

        Iraq Campaign Streamer with four bronze stars

        Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary streamer

        Global War on Terrorism Service streamer’

      • DevilChief says:

        3 Med floats are 18 months total. Definitely dooable in a single tour. Hell, in the 80’s we volunteered to deploy out of garrison boredom.

      • FatCircles0311 says:

        I have 2 MUC and we didn’t do shit either time. It’s like a participation ribbon for the battalion commander not being a complete fuck up.

    • MK75Gunner says:

      You are correct Sir. It looks like he may have done a couple of afloats with the MEU would explain the SSDR medal and the Meritorious Unit Comm.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Correct on the “SSDR” – find it odd that there is no mention of his deployments in his Chronological Record. You caught that about him being discharged after 13 months? ADSEP for his medical problems, or for something else?

      Assclown serves honorably and takes a elephant shit all over that by his “special forces”, “sniper” and other bullshit claims.

      The only thing “special” about DAVID GENTRY is that he’s a SPECIAL FECES COCKSUCKER AND BALLSACK WARRIOR!

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Problem is, looks like he did one deployment, not 3.

      90+ day deployment is required, and you can’t get more than one in a year, unless by some bizarre coincidence you go from one command that just finished a deployment to another just starting one.

      Again, given the fact he has less than 7 months sea time, no overseas service, and pretty much stayed at the same command his entire career, 3 SSDR’s is a no-go.

      • Forest Green says:

        Grunts usually go to a unit and stay there for their initial enlistment unless they become a particular problem or rapidly promote themselves out of the unit, so an individual staying in one unit for an extended period is not uncommon. “Unit Cohesion” is an issue for deploying unit so they do not move people around if it can be helped.

        • FatCircles0311 says:

          I was in two different infantry battalions and 2 pog units. Sometimes the corps just likes to dick Marines around when they can.

      • DevilChief says:

        Med floats used to be 6 months. You could rack a couple in an outs in a tour easy. His chrono is jacked up, but that ain’t unusual either.

        I was a winger so when we floated or deployed, we went TAD or FAP so it was a “unit move” in the chrono. Maybe the grunts did something different and it wasn’t marked that way.

        I’m not saying it’s not wrong, but it is certainly possible to get 3 SSDR’s in a hitch being a garden variety grunt out of CLJ in peacetime.

    • Forest Green says:

      He was assigned to “Echo” Co which would have been 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines (2/2). During the period he was assigned, 2/2 was the Battalion Landing team (BLT) for 22 MEU and 26 MEU.

      From a Wikipedia Entry about 2/2 during the period in question…”During February 1997, elements of the Battalion conducted migrant operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Present Heaven. While attached to the 22dn Marine Expeditionary Unit in August 1998, elements of the Battalion, participating in Operation Security Force, reinforced the American Housing Complex in Tirana, Albania for ninety-seven days. Upon return from deployment in December 1998, Echo Company was sent to Republic of Panama for security and contingency operations in support of USCINCSOUTH from March to May 1999.”

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Guys, guys, guys! He appears to be trying to pull a bernathian escapade here. Perfectly good service is not good enough. There has to be more. He’ll go underground and reappear down the road as the very model of a modern Major General.

      • Forest Green says:

        Agreed, he’s a shit-bird, but I am curious as to why the Chronological Record does not reflect what the unit apparently participated in while deployed.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Perhaps he was not with the unit when it deployed???

          • Doc Savage says:

            Third…..and fire in the hole.

          • Forest Green says:

            I just went through all my “stuff”. The “Combat History, Expeditions, and Awards” page lists all of the specifics (unit, operational name, period of deployment of a Marine’s participation in said events. Chrono history just lists unit assignments. 214 only lists awards etc., not the specific events. My Chrono and 214 are similar to his in that respect. If you looked at mine with the same frame of mind you could probably call me a fraud and question where all my awards came from. You need to see the “Combat History” page to see the specific events and periods in question. If this info is not released with a FOIA request, you might miss some relevant information about his service.

            Still appears he lied about several things.

            • Just An Old Dog says:

              The FOIA page you get back is the result of a government employee, who may or not be experienced, knowledgable or even giving a fuck filling out the form after sorting through records that (1) may not be complete (2) they may not understand

        • FatCircles0311 says:

          Marine Corps has terrible record keeping. Seriously they fucking stink at it. My primary MOS for 2 years was a 5811 on my records because I did several months as that as a billet MOS although I was a 0311.

  7. ChipNASA says:

    I think that since I’ve been pretty lenient recently.

    “I move that Mr David Gentry, Not Special Forces Anything, lying embellisher and Go Fuck Me tin dildo rattler, has earned the WALL O SHAME.”


      • ChipNASA says:

        We have a “Second”….all in Favor say “AYE”.

        • Deplorable B Woodman says:


          • ChipNASA says:

            We have an “AYE”. Only one voted needed, motion passed.

            FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!!
            DANGER CLOSE!!!!
            MOPP LEVEL 4!!!
            TAKE COVER!!!!!

            David Gentry, ALLEGEDLY, but not confirmed, but in some people’s opinion, works balls, tickles taint and tongue punches hobo’s crusty fart boxes all, I Guess, while being a syphilitic, turd-sucking feces factory, pile infested, onion-eyed flapmouthed butt-bailiff, “Fowl” mouthed Chicken fucker, inflamed, “Towel boy” in a gay bath house, Ambulatory verbal dissembling anus, gaping, Cambodian cunt sauce, ball working asshole, Poster-child for abortion, shit tonguing, munching wanktoaster, cock gobbling, sperm burping, sniveling, codpiece licking toilet seat sniffer, lying, Pillow bitin pickle smoocher, Bowl of ass soup, Sparklepony, worthless, Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas, would wear Richard Simmons’ used jockstrap as a facemask, useless bag of monkey fuck, Mayor Grundle of Scrotumburg and Anusville, waste of oxygen, numbnuts, snowball, giggling beerflecked canker blossom , maybe a “buggerer of little boys”, rottencrotched, rump wrangling, culo de chongo, booger eating fuckbucket, Lemon Party-lusting fruitcake, putrid, rotting, whoreson whale’s carcass, bed wetting, follows in Victorious Felder’s bovine excrement -filled boots, as fucked up as an opossum eating shit out of a hairbrush, moron, Prevaricating Sphincter, terminal crotch infection, asshat, dick pickle, wanker, herpes-ridden dung beetle target, first volunteer for being part of a jailhouse human centipede, should eat a nice steaming pile of monkey shit you ass clown, helmet wearing short bus riding window licker, shitbag, dipstickus giganticus, knob gobbling, galactic Jackoff, Assistant Jizz mopper in training, inbred, your penis lives in eternal darkness, I’d hate to see your toilet, retardus maximus, Microcephalic Toad Licker, catcher not pitcher, Arschloch, impotent koekeloeren, slaptard, couldn’t even be trained in my AFSC in the USAF to suck farts out of C-5 seat cushions, mumpsimus, reverse dirty sanchez lover, douche & enema nozzle, likes to molest small farm animals, dead and alive, is a hemorrhoid, schlong juice, Fuck Tart, Sitzpinkler, Milksop, puss soaked jackwagon, waste of trace elements and water, Pettifogger, donkey raping shit-eater, pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo it, may he lay a lip lock on the snotty end of a moose cock,butt munch, man of the night in a large animal bordello, I bet you’re the kind of guy that would fuck you own mother in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give her a reach-around (Thanks R. Lee),
            Not Special Forces Anything, lying embellisher and Go Fuck Me page host, fuckstain skidmark on the underwear of life, taint cookie, Fartleberry, Some NCO Should have beat you within an inch of your life, insult to humanity, shit-filled meatsack, masturbates to videos of Jar-Jar Binks, walking shart shooter, test subject for Preparations A thru G, Remedy critch, stupid enough to try to sandpaper to a wildcat’s ass in a phone booth, Handgallop, twat, Obamawad, tool, bint, sleezebag, weaksauce, Gobshite, fuck hole, Pilsburry Dough Bitch, Should NOT be around CHILDREN, touches himself inappropriately, Turd-Burglar, rimjobber, cum-dumpster, bucked tooth, Useless mangy crotch-dropping, Putz, rectal inspector, ferger, Sheep tits, gonad, queefer, chicken shit, choad, dopus, Blue Falcon and Blue Waffle, Fuck Apple with mold, twizzletits, tallywacker, Bozack, Gerbal Felcher, dingleberry, bitch, Saprophyte, ATM, pap smear, shitmitten, Dandy prat, Tazmanian Dorkwad rat fucking, shit-sucking warthog’s asshole, gimp, bescumber, coccydynia, sack of siberian sheep shit, mangina micropeen, turd burglar, possibly likes to pick his teeth with Bernath’s used catheters, Hircismus, cheat, pope-fondling, turbo apeshit crazy, Cacafuego, Cock-juggling *Pussy* thundercunt.

            FUCK YOU, ASS HAMSTER!!!

        • Silentium Est Aureum says:

          Fuckin AYE!

  8. Martinjmpr says:

    The combination of the AFEM, AFSM and NATO medal would make him a vet of the FRY (Former Republics of Yugoslavia), either Operation Joint Endeavor (OJE), Operation Joint Guard (OJG) or the Kosovo mission. I’m guessing the HSM (Humanitarian Service Medal) could also be part of that.

    To my knowledge the AFSM (Armed Forces Service Medal) was ONLY awarded for FRY service. At least I’ve never heard of the AFSM being awarded for any other campaign.

    If those awards are legit then they raise more questions than they answer.

    • MSGT_RET says:

      Don’t forget Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti (1995-2000), Operation PROVIDE COMFORT in Iraq (1995-1996), Hurricane relief operations for Katrina/Rita (2005-2006), Operation JUMP START on US Southwest Border (2006-2008) and Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE for the earthquake in Haiti (2010).

      • Martinjmpr says:

        Was the AFSM awarded for any of those though?

        I was in OUD in 1994 – 95 and we were awarded the AFEM and the HSM as our only “campaign” decorations.

        For OJG (I was there 97-98) we were awarded the AFSM, NATO medal, and AFEM.

        Provide Comfort qualified for the AFEM, and I’m pretty sure there were no awards for any CONUS activity other than maybe an HSM.

        • MSGT_RET says:

          All of those operations were covered periods for the AFSM.

          Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY was authorized 3 awards.
          AFEM Eligibility Period: 09/94-03/99
          HSM Eligibility Period: 09/94-03/95
          AFSM Eligibility Period: 04/95-01/00

          Operation JOINT GUARD and the other operations in Bosnia/Croatia are the only instances where service members were eligible for both the AFEM and the AFSM. Typically it’s one or the other.

          The AFSM was authorized for Operation PROVIDE COMFORT during the period of 12/95 to 12/96. The AFEM was authorized for both Operations VIGILANT SENTINEL (12/95-02/97) and SOUTHERN WATCH (12/95-03/03) which were in the same geographical region.

  9. Claw says:

    Looks to me like this is a classic case of Bob Neener certificates making their way into the NPRC archives./smile

    • Claw says:

      I’m not kidding (snicker, snicker) about the Bob Neener certificates.

      Hendersonville, TN (where this Gentry Turd lives) and Smithville, TN (where Neener’s certificate factory does business) are only 80 miles apart.

      Gentry obviously went straight to the factory, got a discount rate for multiple fake certificates and then submitted the whole packet to the NPRC to get his file updated.

      The NPRC accepted all of them at face value and that’s how all those extra “Army Medals” got listed on the FOIA.

      Wish a copy of his Army DD214 was available for viewing as I’m sure it would be completely different from the FOIA results.

      Disclaimer: The above is only conjecture/theory on my part. I’m sure the NPRC didn’t accept any Bob Neener certificates as the real deal./smile

      • Hondo says:

        Don’t be so sure about that, Claw – if you’re not joking, of course.

        Can’t say for sure, but from perusing BCMR decisions in the past it appears the various BCMRs have recently become far more stringent regarding documentation requirements to add “missing” awards to one’s OMPF than was formerly the case.

        Today, it appears they require orders to add an award. Formerly, it’s my impression they’d accept a certificate as “proof”.

        I’m guessing someone may well have enlightened them about current sources that provide “replacement” military award certificates for a fee, and maybe provided them an example.

        • Claw says:

          Yeah, I was kind of joking about that, but here’s something else to ponder and further muddy the waters with.

          The FOIA says he was separated down at Redstone Arsenal instead of Fort Campbell. How he ended up down there with an 11B MOS is an unsolved mystery. TDY from Campbell to Redstone for the purpose of pulling police call or to paint rocks? Or was he AWOL/Deserter apprehended and shipped to the nearest military installation for separation because his parent unit from Campbell was deployed?

          He may have gotten a naïve civilian secretary or a fresh out of AIT PV2 clerk typist to add all those “extras” to his Army DD214 just before he was kicked to the curb.

          Just a couple of things to think about.

          • Claw says:

            P.S.: I’m really leaning toward the AWOL/Deserter scenario after his outfit at Campbell got their deployment FRAGO and he di-di-moaed to parts unknown in UA (Upper Alabama)./smile

            • Ghostfromyourpast says:

              He’s from Huntsville, AL so if he ran he’d go there first which would be why he was discharged from Redstone. I know him personally unfortunately but he refused to say how he got out.

              • Claw says:

                Oh, I know how he got out.

                It was with a full diaper after he shit his britches when he heard he was going to a real shooting war.

                Chickenshit Dumbass.

  10. The Mouse that Roared says:

    If he was on a MEU or two, he would have been Special Operations Capable, regarding the 17 specialized mission sets required of every MEU before deployment, hence MEU(SOC) is the more formal designation of a MEU. TRAP, IHR, Amphib or Helo raid, NEO, and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief missions. I am not sure why his MEU time would not be designated in the record unless it is because the BLT joins the MEU as an entity, unlike mine where I was a Team Leader in my detachment assigned to the Command Element.

    Probably just poorly worded and he may have gone through his battalion’s sniper indoctrination trying to get to the Division or Marine Corps’ Sniper School.

    Sea Service Deployment Ribbon covers 120 consecutive days deployed. He may have done 2 MEU’s and a UNITAS mission to South and Central America, getting him through the jungle warfare school at Fort Sherman.

    • IDC SARC says:

      Oh he’s definitely… special

    • DevilChief says:

      Word…See my comments above. Totally possible to gain 3 SSDR’s in a hitch (tour, enlistment, whatever).

      • IDC SARC says:

        yeah….after getting 10 of them myself I’m pretty familiar with the process and how much you can be deployed in a relatively short amount of time.


  11. Flagwaver says:

    Then there are the real veterans who are so stubborn that we almost refuse to ask for help and wouldn’t even dream of starting a GoFundMe or Patreon because we have the VA… yeah.

  12. Combat Historian says:

    This guy might have served in a MEU(SOC), but that is NOT “Special Forces”; but hey, it’s enough to get the civvies confused enough with military lingo double-talk into thinking this douche was some kind of special sooper-dooper seekrit squirrel snake-eater or somethin…

    Bottomline: he’s an embellising shitbag…

    • DevilChief says:

      Well, yes. 🙂

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      MEU/SOC just means that its a Marine Expeditionary Unit that has Special Operations Capability. The Special Operations part is executed by a platoon of Division Recon assigned to the Battalion Landing team. They are the real and only pipe-swingers of the MEU as it’s their only job. The MEU is attached to a larger group, the ARG (Amphibious Readiness Group) this entails the MEU plus all the ships and their crews and is under a Naval Officer. The ARG also has a detachment of SEALS and in my time Force Recon Marines.
      Back to the MEU, Certain Companies and platoons within the Battalion Landing Team, usually Infanty are certified to do certain tasks that can be considered within the realm of special operations. There is a ” Boat Company” that can conduct amphibious raids and also a Helo Company that can do raids from the air. Also one platoon is trained in TRAP (Tactical recovery of Aircraft and Pilot) While some of this definately crosses over into what pipe-swingers do, no self respecting Marine is going to mis-label himself as a “Spec-ops” type for belonging to a unit that gets trained in one slice of what Raiders do.

    • MSGT_RET says:

      I was awarded a USCG Special Operations Service Ribbon for participating in counter-drug operations in the USN. I guess that makes me a SPEC OPS type too. 🙂

  13. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    Looks like he did 4 solid years in The Corps before 9/11. I guess he was swept up by the patriotic fervor of post 9/11 and re-upped with the Army (why not go back to Marines?)only to find out he remembered why he got out in the first place. So far..no harm, no foul.

    About a dozen years later, he realized that he caught The PTSD and decided that he need to ‘cash in’ with this begging for spare change on line bullshit. Well, you almost made it. Enjoy the Google fame you phony.

  14. Ghostfromyourpast says:

    I unfortunately know the dude. He was a grunt who did 2 Med floats and 3 months in Panama while in USMC for 4 yrs. He got out for a year, joined the Army and went to Green Beret selection and thats where it ends. Pretty sure he failed sniper school too. He mysteriously got out of the Army after serving a year. He won’t say how he accomplished that but my guess is he ruined any chance of going back in and always regreted it. He then became a used car salesman and was the “range master” of a pawn shop where he carried around a pocket of sand from his overseas stints. His mom was never in the Army, his dad was a Vietnam vet who died in prison. I can confirm he never once saw combat of any kind and was discharged in perfect health. Although there’s obviously something wrong with his brain he suffered zero military related brain or spine injuries. Zero life altering PTSD. Not even a scratch. I also find it funny he got out in 2003 but his go fund me claims aren’t until 2016. I doubt he has ever walked into a VA clinic or made a VA claim and obviously doesn’t know how the VA works. Read his entire go fund me and give him a comment there, any vet can tell he’s full of crap. I know his entire background first hand. He is a 100% FRAUD. Notice the shiner on his eye. He loves to pick fights especially with Army boots. He has at least one arrest while a Marine for fist fighting. Must be tough to kick someone’s ass with all those traumatic special forces injuries. Please share on fb and get this ass clowns name out there.

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      But two Med floats and a 3 month stint in Panama would explain the 3 SSDR’S.

      Not the Army awards.

      • Ghostfromyourpast says:

        Right. And he did no Army deployments. Thats all I know.

      • IDC SARC says:

        Not normally…can’t do two meds and only have 6 months of sea service time…unless he only did 90 days underway with each …even then the math doesn’t work for 3

        • Ghostfromyourpast says:

          He says he did two 6 months floats. I can confirm the second but not the first so there might just be the one.

          • IDC SARC says:

            Normally with workup and the float time and air alert in the MEU cycle you end up with more than 6 months sea duty for just one pump..the time documented would be more representative of one MEU cycle

            Guess he was on a more Hollywood program than I ever was. 🙂

            • IDC SARC says:

              only shorter pumps we ever did were like the NATO cruises and UNITAS/WATC…then they started tagging the NATO onto a full med cruise. Bahstids

        • Ghostfromyourpast says:

          I didn’t serve with him I just known him well.

          • Ghostfromyourpast says:

            I’m not a vet, just married to one so my military knowlwege is limited. 😊

        • Silentium Est Aureum says:

          Trust me, I’ve seen guys who didn’t 6-7 years on a sea-going command but only have 1 SSDR because they went to the yards, etc.

          3 in 7 months is POSSIBLE. So’s winning the lottery.

          • IDC SARC says:

            The sea service counter is a fickle bitch.

            If you’re ship’s company on most ships the counter ticks from the day you report to the day you leave, some ships are neutral duty and it only ticks if you deploy,

            In the FMF it’s sea duty for rotation and the counter only ticks onboard a vessel underway or while you’re somehow administratively still tethered to it.

            So if as a SARC (5/2 sea shore rotation) If fly away to a deployment I’ll rate a SSDR, but my counter won’t click. If I ride a ship to a deployment as part or an ARG the counter clicks, even if I ride it over go in country and then ride it back.

            Only reason it mattered to me was I had a lot of continuous sea duty and that meant my sea pay when I was drawing it, included a bonus.

            • Silentium Est Aureum says:

              Yup, and Sea Pay once you hit that magical 5 year point pays for gas, beer, AND poker.

  15. Ghostfromyourpast says:

    He’s also a deadbeat dad. Gave up rights to his baby daughter at the end of his Army “career”. Loser.

  16. OldManchu says:

    Reading about this on the same date and sit down as the story of Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar passing away from combat wounds in Afghanistan….

    makes me want to kill this fucker poser. What a waste of ears being attached to a dick like this. You fuckstick!

    If Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar had survived his wounds the common man back home would probably never even have known about it because he is a Silent Professional. And here you are….

  17. Sandman says:

    This cat is the missing witness in the Shane Ladner case! He has time at Sherman, and can vouch for the PH Ladner received in secret. Or,,,,(conspiracy music),,he is the guy who stole Ladner’s medical files from Panama!

  18. lily says:

    He does have TBI from when his mom dropped him on his head as a baby.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      More like from when hit his head on a rock the day he dropped headfirst out of The Maple Tree for Retards.

  19. Green Thumb says:

    Extra Shitbag.

  20. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Does he even work for an honest paycheck? He grins like a meat-gazing Apprentice Towel Boy from Brucie’s bath House (Entrance in Rear).

  21. Skippy says:

    Way to go Shit-Bag flush a honorable service record down the crapper
    Enjoy your Google Fame moron you’ve earn it

  22. Paybacksabiotch says:

    He just wants to roomie with his brother in prison. He doesn’t want to be outdone by his little bro, he wants some fame and free shit too!