Royal Eugene Lovejoy; phony Vietnam veteran

| June 14, 2017

The folks at Military Phonies share their work on this fellow Royal Lovejoy who claims to have been a Navy SEAL for seven years, a Vietnam veteran, a recipient of the Navy Cross, well, here Military Phonies outlines his claims according to his uniform;

He is wearing the cover of an officer. He is wearing the uniform of a Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer E8 with 4 gold hashmarks. Each hash mark represents 4 year of service equalling 16 on his uniform. Above his ribbons is the SEAL Trident. Under his ribbons is a set of officer flight wings and a Master Diver emblem. He has 25 ribbons in between all of that. The ones that can be seen are Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation, Joint Service Achievement, Navy Commendation, Presidential Unit Commendation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Battle E, Good Conduct (1), National Defense (1), Vietnam Service, Afghanistan Service Medal, Humanitarian Service, and NATO Medal and marksmanship ribbons for pistol and rifle. The Ribbon at the very top that is hidden may be the Navy Cross.

This is from his online resume where he claims that he earned the “flying cross” whatever that is and he has a “profational body guard license”, he was a “precher” and he has a “Comadation Medil”;

Anyway, the Navy doesn’t remember his career like that;

Less than three months of service, he probably didn’t graduate boot camp, his sole award is the National Defense Service Medal, he was discharged as an E-1 seaman recruit. He earned the NDSM in the final months of the eligibility period for the Vietnam War. The military stopped issuing the award in August 1974 – Royal never made it to Vietnam, he barely made it to Great Lakes Training Center.

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  1. 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

    Seems legit, I often hear about SEALs being sent undercover to fly fighters.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      But they can only fly them underwater. 😉

    • OldManchu says:

      As long as keyboarding is not required to fly a fighter then he should be just fine.

    • Bowzer says:

      LMAO! How true!

    • mr. sharkman says:

      As unlikely as it may seem, there are indeed Teamguys who have gone on to fly jet fighters in the USN. They left the Teams, then went OCS and Naval Aviation.

      A very rare occurrence to be certain, but they exist.

      • Silentium Est Aureum says:

        That being the case, would they still wear their Tridents over their wings?

        IIRC, if you’re qualified in more than one warfare specialty (submarines and ESWS, for example) you wear the one on top in which you’re currently serving. I knew a lot of boat guys on the tender who caught shit after they qualified ESWS who still wore their fish on top.

        • Chief says:

          that is a true statement. I have 6 pins myself. the rule of thumb is you wear the device that is primary in the community you currently serve unless you are on shore duty — at which point, you wear the first two you earned. I hate that rule and will never wear SW or AW (my first two pins) ever again regardless of where I’m at.

  2. IDC SARC says:

    Jeebus…so much stoopidz

  3. Graybeard says:

    I agree, IDC SARC. The Stoopidz is strong with this one.

  4. AW1Ed says:

    Weapons-grade stupid.

  5. Jay says:

    Senior CHEF petty officer…..

    That is his resume? Does he even have a job?

  6. CC Senor says:

    Winning the national spelling bee evidently wasn’t one of his accomplishments, but he did get the highly coveted NDSM, so there.

    • woodstuff says:

      One day they handed me a geedunk metal and didn’t bother telling me what it was for. I can’t remember ever having worn it.

  7. Forest Green says:

    The “Flying Cross” is a professional wrestling move. I saw Chief Jay Strongbow complete the maneuver at the Garden in 1963. Can’t remember who it was against; maybe Monsoon.

    Didn’t know they gave out a ribbon for it though.

  8. Combat Historian says:

    Hey Claw, is this douchecunt above or below the Gunga Dan Line?

    Either way, he’s a douchecunt…

    • Claw says:

      With 86 days service he is hovering right at the Gunga Dan line. One of those hand wavering could be/couldn’t be kind of deals.

      I’m really surprised that he didn’t include his time as the shooter of a two man M79 Sniper Team in his resume. An entry like that is what gets you a top line job at a Fortune 500 company most ricky-tick.

      • Perry Gaskill says:

        He would have made the claim but couldn’t figure out how to spell “M79″…

      • Hack Stone says:

        Quite an impressive resume. He is definitely All Points Logistics material.

        • Combat Historian says:

          Curriculum developer/writer at All Points Logistics’ Educational Training Division…

  9. Carlton G. Long says:

    He probably claims to deadlift 500…for warmups.

  10. MSGT_RET says:

    I’m envious of his “Comadation MEDIL” that is only awarded to “under cover seals”.

    Yet another embellishing Fireman Recruit this week.

    • HMC Ret says:

      As a highly trained SEAL and professional killer, she should know that one never speaks of the Comadation Medil in public. Never. It is only spoken of privately among others who have had the honor and distinction of earning the Comadation Medil. He broke protocol with that SNAFU.

      • MSGT_RET says:

        Spot on HMC! You and I will both probably be sanctioned for even making reference to it.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I was thinking more along the lines of this kind of seal.

  11. 26Limabeans says:

    Is that him in the wedding dress?

  12. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Yay, another denizen of 15th Divsion (Blind-Crippled-Crazy) of Great Mistakes.

  13. Ex-PH2 says:

    I’d say he got sent packing before his company graduated from Great Lakes.

    Misspelled: Saratoga (seratoga) Phantom (fantam), others as noted; has a doubled coordinating conjunction (andand).

    At the time the Navy said ‘bye-bye’ to him, the war was mostly over and done. At least he found work afterwards.

  14. HMC Ret says:

    Why do you guys have to be so critical? Isn’t it enough he gave three months of his life in defense of his country, and that he rocketed all the way to E1 during that three month? That he earned, earned mind you, the highly coveted NDSM? That he became a Senior Chef Petty Officer? Earning Senior Chief Petty Officer status is difficult enough, but he earned the much more difficult to attain Senior Chef Petty Officer Status. That he earned the flying cross and an honorable discharge. How many of us can claim to have been honorably discharged? So his spelling ain’t so great? So he never earned the Trident and isn’t a SEAL? That he writes SEAL in lower case vs upper case? That he is clueless? That he is weapons-grade stupid? I say he’s legit.

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      I especially liked his claim to make Senior Chief in 8 years.

      Uh, no. Not even close, dbag.

  15. SMH in disgust, does this old duffer really think that people are that stupid ?
    he’s my age, but looks significantly older than me
    And that pic of him wearing his COSTUME at a wedding ? That’s embarrassing and an insult to whomever it is in the pic with him. I hope it wasn’t one of his daughters or daughter-in -law ?
    I haven’t worn any of my uniforms since the day I discharged, I don’t even think I have them any longer…at 62 years old with my dad body and long hair I would look thoroughly ridiculous wearing it at this point of my life, and probably would be accused of stolen valor plus I wouldn’t want to embarrass my daughter’s wearing it too their wedding, since that is their day and has nothing to do with me and my USAF time. BUT then again I don’t have low self esteem and don’t need to fake that I am some sort of military hero, because I wasn’t, I was just a guy who did his job.
    And WTF is with these turds who washed out of BMT, because they couldn’t handle the concept of it and then years later thinking they could fool real veterans with tales of daring and a rack of medals that they have no concept of what it takes to have earned , when most of us pretty much just fixed and inspected shit that breaks

    • Toasty Coastie says:

      Maybe it was an All Hallows’ Eve wedding….that would account for the F*** Muppet costume.

  16. Martinjmpr says:

    Maybe he was the “Senor Chef Patty Officer” at a McDonalds in San Diego.

  17. Toasty Coastie says:

    You all have it wrong…he was a seekrit coad braker, hense awl tha speeleeng micteaks.

    Knob Wobble…

    • thebesig says:

      His resume is his worst enemy. A lot of what he claims to do requires attention to detail, something lacking in his resume. :mrgreen:

      • Hack Stone says:

        He has mastered all skills, save one, that being SpellCheck. He is an expert as a concrete consultant because his Brain Housing Group is packed with cement.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Proper grammar is not a requirement at some major companies. I work for a proud woman owned business that generates billions of dollars in income (per the company website), and you should see some of the stuff that the Vice President of the company writes.

        • thebesig says:

          This isn’t just about the grammar, or spelling, but the details related to it. Much of his errors could be fixed if he generated his resume, or write-up, on MS Word. Misspelled words are automatically flagged, and a right click could generate some options.

          Also, Chrome, MS Edge, also flag misspelled words, or automatically correct them.

          A second reading of what he wrote would’ve identified other items that need to be corrected. There are tools available to aid in editing write-ups. This, and other editing moves, forces the writer to “look for details”.

          His resume shows that he didn’t bother take basic editing steps when “tooting his horn” to potential employers/clients.

          Now, he may, or may not, be good at what he does. Unfortunately for him, many are going to see the above as representing poor judgement and attention to detail that could translate to the work performed.

          Speaking of poor judgement Royal Eugene Lovejoy, phony Vietnam Veteran, phony SEAL, exercises poor judgement when making these claims, and demonstrates his propensity to be deceiving.

          If he’ll be deceptive about his background, what’s stopping him from being deceptive regarding his job? He’s already starting that with insinuations that “he was there”, and thus “could help”.

          This is an indication that he has BSed people for so long, that he doesn’t have to rely on the truth, reality, or integrity to part people from their money, or to get people to do things they normally wouldn’t do.

  18. Atkron says:

    I wonder if the Effforteen thomkat is the aircraft that replaced the F4 Fantom?

    I’ll have to ask the fellas in my Roof Rat group.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      The Efforteen thomkat is a low-level combat zone half-seater made by the Efforteen (pronounced Eff or teen) Plane Corpse. It’s mostly for low-level observatorial observashuns that require closer scrotumizing.

  19. thebesig says:

    Originally posted by Jonn Lilyea:

    This is from his online resume where he claims that he earned the “flying cross” whatever that is and he has a “profational body guard license”, he was a “precher” and he has a “Comadation Medil”;

    The “flying cross” is a cross that has extended wings that you could throw like a paper airplane, and it would fly. The “profational bodyguard license”, is a license to use his own body as a human shield, given that he has a lot of fat that someone can hide behind. “Precher” is another word for “pecker”, or “pee pee”, or “penis”. This identifies him as a tube steak sandwich connoisseur. The “comadation medil” is another way of saying “comode-ation medium lick”, as he likes to lick commodes the way kids lick the cake batter from the bowl.

    I hope this helps. :mrgreen: You’re welcome. :mrgreen:

  20. Sparks says:

    There’s just so much wrong with this tool I don’t know where to begin that hasn’t already been addressed. I’m still trying to get past his poor spelling. It absolutely stupefies me.

    “Life is hard…it’s harder when you’re stupid.”

  21. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He types like he for ahold of some low-grade shitty LSD at Berzerkely. What a pillow-biting pecker-polishing no-load fart raisin!

  22. I think he has mistaken his kammodeation metal with his comedic mental metal, cause this guys a friggen’ joke

  23. Ex-PH2 says:

    This gasbag is – what? – late 60s or something? This is too pathetic for words. And he tries to pull this stuff off on people, as a perfeshunal something or other.


    • Claw says:

      Pssst, Ex. Not late 60’s. He’s only 65. (Actual DOB available upon request)

      Being a LSOS does seem to age some people quicker. Good example – SlUrPeR41.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Excessive ingestion of bodacious quantities of alcohol enhances the aging effect, also.

        • Claw says:

          Yes it will. Also a few too many doses of medicine from Timothy Leary’s prescription list has the same effect.

          But here’s a thought. If he had actually went into the Navy in February 1967 (like he said on his resume) he’d have only been 15 years old.

          But as it was, he waited until 1974 when the actual shooting war was long over with before enlisting at age 23.

          My call – He was a straight up coward and the Navy did the right thing by shit canning him.

          • Claw says:

            And here’s some further proof positive he was a shitbag coward.

            Draft dodger. Based on his date of birth, the number pulled for him on the 1 July 1970 draft was Zero Eighty Three. (083)

            The only way to not being notified/report for induction with that low of a number was to skip town and keep on the move (Canada?) until the draft ended.

            Hence, no enlistment until March 1974 after being on the run for plus/minus four years.

            So, reaffirmation of doucherocket status.

          • Ex-PH2 says:

            What a speshul guy.

  24. sbalm says:

    The three months of military service represents being sheep-dipped by the CIA.

    You saw “The Departed”… nuff said.

  25. Keepin' It Real says:

    I hate to go against the grain here, but do you think his resume was machine read and it was bad OCR?

    That said, I’m willing to go along with him being an idiot. Yeah, let’s go with that. 😉

  26. Skippy says:

    It’s washout week here on TAH


  27. Claw says:

    And it seems that stolen valor runs in the family.

    His father (Royal E. Lovejoy, Sr) is buried in West Lafayette, Indiana. The write up on the FindaGrave entry says the father was a WWII Army Veteran who received the Congressional Medal Of Honor.

    And a review of all MOH recipients from WW1 to date reveals, Yep, you guessed it, No listing for Royal, Senior.

    Or maybe the MOH recipient list is incomplete? I wouldn’t hold my breath.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      Once again, life imitates The Duffel Blog:

      Son Proudly Follows In Father’s, Grandfather’s Footsteps In Faking Military Service

      Jakeman has big bootprints to follow. He is actually the third generation of Jakemans to fake military service. In addition to his father, his grandfather faked military service in World War II.

      “Grandad was able to get away with saying he won the Medal of Honor because the records from that time are terrible, and most of the veterans are dead. But Dad recently had to swap out his Distinguished Service Cross for a Silver Star after people started to cross reference it.”

    • Skippy says:

      I went on a DOD site or should I say HRC neither one is listed
      It does say that for current operations the list maybe incomplete
      But WW2 was 70 plus years ago, I can send a copy to you via Jonn
      If you would like

      • Skippy says:

        It covers all Valor awards

      • Claw says:

        Skippy, no need to try and send anything. I looked on both Doug Sterner’s site and the official DOD site. Thanks anyway.

        The last sentence of my comment should have contained a /sarc I guess. Just trying to interject a little humor into the mix.

        But it still makes one wonder just where the information that the father received a MOH came from, especially when there’s no MOH designation/headstone at his gravesite.

        • Skippy says:

          I’m brain dead as usual,
          I’ve spent the last 7 months doing observation work for a bunch of tree huggers and bird fanatics and it was for not
          I’ll get over it
          I won’t do it again Lol…

  28. Martinjmpr says:

    His resume states that he “went to college.”

    Unless it was clown college, if it can be proven that an institution of higher learning handed Lovejoy a diploma, that college should have their accreditation revoked.

    My spelling wasn’t that bad in the 3rd grade.

  29. Roger in Republic says:

    He sounds like one of McNamara’s Project 100,000 boys.

  30. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Whats wrong with these guys. I think my online Military times had more peeps (Curtis Sliwa slang) saying that they served in Vietnam than the actual number who served there. I was awarded the Natl. Defense medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary medal for the Dominican Republic crisis in 1965, but No good conduct medal for me due to my Mom signing me up for a kiddy cruise hitch. (3 years) At the time one had to serve 4 years. GM 1 Smitty talked me out of volunteering for swift boats during the early days. Words were- I don’t think this is for you kid. Wise advice from a WW 2 and a Korean War Vet. I also tell people and friends that I left before ship went West Pac in 1967 thru the Panama Canal for her new home port in San Diego. If you don’t B.S. people about your service, you stay out of trouble. Words from this 71 year old Snipe Squid.

  31. Paul E. Donahue says:

    I served in Viet Nam but in the Jungle of Saigon. I was going to another assignment but it was changed and I don’t care. No bullets were fire at me and the French food was great. Four rocket attacks, none hit me. I served a total of 20 years, proudly.

  32. NotaLeg says:

    U hav too wurk herd two mispel thad manny werds.

  33. Chief says:

    honorable discharge?!? more like vaginal discharge…

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      More like a stray discharge from a juicy banana that should have been a stain on some automotive upholstery.

  34. Klem Kaho says:

    I’ll catch shit for saying it, but I feel sorry for the guy. A life so empty of deeds or standards he is still playing dress up like a seven year old.

  35. RCAF_Chairborne says:

    Wow….he went full ruhtard on that CV