David Hinyup; Phony SEAL

| September 22, 2017

Once again, our partners at Military Phonies share their work with us on this fellow, David Hinyup who, of course, claims to be a Navy SEAL. He joined a social media group – big mistake;

The internet is replete with his claims in bios and resumes;

…and on his hats and car;

The Navy disagrees with him. He did attend BUD/S briefly, but he left the Navy as an E-1;

The folks at Military Phonies summarize his career;

David’s summary sheet shows he was on active duty in the Navy for approximately 3 years and 15 days and got out as an E-1, yes that is correct, an E-1. Records show that David did check into BUD/S. I contacted the NSW Center and they have no record of him classing up with 127. I also contacted two SEALs from Class 127 and one instructor for that class, yes that all laughed when I mentioned the “HELLWEEK ICEMAN-IRONMAN Award” because they knew it was B.S. and they never heard of the name David Charles Hinyup.

Adios, muchacho.

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  1. Mick says:

    Another. Phony. SEAL.

    — sigh —

    Is there no end to this incessant parade of poser assclowns?

    Enough already.

    • Marine 0331 says:

      I’m……l’m beside myself right now. I’m heartbroken. What’s wrong with being a fake Marine all you poser turds? C’mon. We got the best uniform. Hell, our Sharpshooter rifle qualification badge alone is one of the best looking awards. Don’t be a phony SEAL or Ranger……c’mon guys. Be one of the Phew, the Prowd, the Fony Maureen’s. Phuck all you phonies!!! Sorry guys. Had to vent.

    • Club Manager says:

      The reason for the lack of fake Marines is simple enough, they don’t have photos with their two road guards and someone to count Cadence and they know it would be an immediate giveaway. Here is an opportunity for three people who can get outfitted at their local military surplus to make a few bucks providing the needed cover to these phonies to give the Marines equal exposure.

  2. Graybeard says:

    Another high-drag/low-speed POSer never-a-S.E.A.L.?

    This is my shocked face. [not]

  3. rgr769 says:

    Wow, two phony SEALs outed on the same day. The Army SF, Ranger, and Marine Recon/Sniper posers are never going to catch up.

  4. OldManchu says:

    Ball hugger deluxe.

    He has that kind of arrogant face even his Mom would want to punch.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    3 years and left the USN as an E1?


    • Mick says:



    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      He didn’t leave as a HM, he left as a SR… he done fucked up big time on the USS Tripoli and they ran his ass out of the Navy.

      Bet you he pissed hotter than a snake in a wagon rut on a August day out in the “STUMPS”.

  6. Atkron says:

    Dick bag

  7. Old Trooper says:

    3 years and gets shown the hatch as an E-1? Another shitbag.

  8. Mick says:

    TINS: over at the Military Phonies website linked above, this guy calls himself ‘Seawolf’.

    And he also describes himself as an ‘ex-navy operator medic’.

    ‘Ex-navy operator medic’, eh?

    Said no Navy Corpsman ever.

  9. lily says:

    Maybe a Navy Corpsman dropped him on his head as a baby?

  10. ChipNASA says:

    HEY BITCHTITS, I hope you like being internet Famous because, guess what, CUMSTAIN, YOU’RE INTERNET FAMOUS!!!

  11. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Who Yaaaahhh = NO!

    HooYah = YES!

    Posers never get the details correct.

  12. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Wow that’s some meteoric rise to the top of the heap…E-1 in just three years?

    No wonder he likes to brag….I mean E-1? It’s not like they give that rank out to everyone….

  13. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    When is the tournament?

  14. RM3(SS) says:

    Sounds like cumstain here did more than make babies dance to get shown the door as an E-1. Of course he’s got to overcompensate with the “Hell Week award”. Stolen Valor is always the cherry on the rancid sundae. He claims to have been a paramedic and RN, I feel sorry for any patients of his.

    • Eden says:

      His NREMT expired in 1999, and his Louisiana license expired in 1992. Hopefully he didn’t manage to snag a license anywhere else before his NREMT lapsed.

  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    He must have really worked hard to make it all the way to Seaman Recruit. I’d like to know how he did it.

    • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

      EX- Now I really feel bad about how it took me 3 years to pass the MM3 test while I was on the OKIE 3 but able to pin it on when I attended Reserves meetings. Like I mentioned on a previous post, I was a slow learner, did my job and was asked if I wanted to ship over so I guess I wasn’t that bad.

  16. AnotherPat says:

    Well, at least he is not wearing the TRIDENT in this picture:


  17. Boat Sailor says:

    Man, why is it that no one wants to parade around in dolphins and patrol pins spouting stories of daring and bravado about Field Days and those pesky flooding drills and that awesome GMT that packs the mess decks with eager faces, and, oh yeah, wait for it, MIDRATS!! Woo hoo, them’s great days to live by, who wouldn’t want to fake up all of that? Not to mention the spine-tingling drama of watch turnover, or the pulse-pounding adventure of a mid-watch head break, c’mon, people, live a little! Submarines once, submarines twice, join in, everyone, you know the words, right? Right? Is this thing on?

    • RM3(SS) says:

      Not for the easily offended, but we might have been thrown out of a few places for singing this…

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Don’t even get me started on the Vulcan Death March.

      Remember, it gets better after ORSE.

    • Guard Bum says:

      I used to love Midrats because the mess cranks would bake bread around that time and if you were lucky you could get some right out of the oven.

      Say, I might have to talk to the Mrs about setting up Midrats …but probably not!

    • HT3 '83-'87 says:

      Q:Why are bubble head fakers are few and far between?
      A:It’s not a media darling.
      SPEC OPS is all the rage in the media. I’ve seen 2 new series promoted this fall about “special operations warfare” which will lead to a slew new posers.

      Lurking in the depths and ready to unleash Armageddon isn’t “happening” in the public eye despite its enormous dependence in the national defense posture. No, with Tom Clancy gone I don’t see another writer to take his place to put submarine service ‘back-on-the-map’ with books such as ‘Red October’ & ‘Red Storm Rising’. Yeah, don’t feel bad…nobody is posing about the daredevil work in the fleet replenishment biz. Life on an AOR will never make it to any media platform, ever.

  18. Deckie says:

    Ugh and it says he is an STCW instructor? I can only imagine the retarded shit he says to trainees who don’t know any better about his “experience” in water survival.

    Shit stain.

  19. CB Senior says:

    Does his name translate to ASS-UP?

  20. Skyjumper says:

    On his resume, he states he is a “Helicopter Egress instructor”. What da phuck is that?

    Whenever we came into a hot LZ, with the helicopter moving forward while skimming about five feet off the ground, the gunner/crewchief would politely ask us to disembark by saying “get the fuck off my bird, motherfuckers”!! Of course knowing what a huge bullet catcher a Huey was, we complied. 😉

    Huh? So there was an instructor that instructed an instructee as to how to tell people to exit his helicopter? Damn, I learn something new everyday.

    • Sparks says:

      “the gunner/crewchief would politely ask us to disembark”…BWAHAHAHA!!!!

      Oh the memories, especially the one and only one time of being the last M-F’er of the chopper. I’m sure I felt a boot on my back and or ass or both.

      • Claw says:

        Sparks, maybe what you felt was a boot on your back was actually that 36″ pry bar that some of us Crew Chiefs kept punji corded in the gunner’s well. We would sometimes have to give people (especially Marvin the ARVN) a gentle nudge with the pointy end to get them moving./smile

        Yep, that same pry bar that we would give the Peter Pilot a vigorous thumping upside the flight helmet whenever he felt like trying to drag race with a Chinook and started pushing our Huey airspeed up past 115 knots.

        Those Chinooks were fast. They could cruise at 160 knots without even breaking a sweat.

      • 3/17 Air Cav says:

        I saw it both ways, as a grunt and as a door gunner. I remember once, flying a ash and trash, stopping at a small hello pad. Troops sitting there wanting a ride to our next destination. Our pilot let me pick. There were higher up lifers, down to EM’s I picked the guy with the CIB, just out of the bush! Dirty, tired, just wanting a ride. I sometimes wonder if he remembers me. When I put him aboard, he just stared at me!

    • Hack Stone says:

      “We have reached our destination. On behalf of the pilots and the flight crew, we thank you for choosing our squadron for your air assault, and look forward to extracting you.”

    • jonp says:

      lol, only did that once in basic after being top 5 in qual on the range for the BN. I recall, dimmly, some pretty not so nice words. Damn, that was a fun ride and I still remember it. Much more fun when no one is shooting at you

  21. jonp says:

    IDK. That’s a pretty sweet orange hat he has on.

  22. Daedalus says:

    Wow, the phony SEAL posers are really racking up some numbees this week. Anyways, anyone with a face and moustache like that HAS to be a pederass. It’s clear that this guy likes little boys a bit too much.

    What a retarded liar.

  23. Green Thumb says:

    Another substandard discharge.

    Getting the common theme, here…..?

    Substandard Discharge = Shitbag.

    Extra Turd.

  24. Marine 0331 says:

    Hey John, can’t you dig up some phony Marines? I am getting my feelings hurt with all these phony SEALs here lately. Where’s the love?

  25. IDC SARC says:

    He doesn’t come on on web search as a Registered Nurse or a Nationally Registered EMT.

    Do I look surprised?

    • Eden says:

      Didn’t check for RN, but his NREMT expired in 1999, and his Louisiana EMT license expired in 1992. Hopefully he didn’t manage to snag a license anywhere else before his NREMT lapsed. None in California or Texas–haven’t checked other states.

      • IDC SARC says:

        hmm..yeah it comes up now…dunno why it didn’t last time. Probably thought I checked the lapsed box and didn’t

        EMT Basic only….guess even that strained his brain too much since he can’t even use the correct abbreviation

        • Eden says:

          I find it interesting that his Louisiana license record states “Legacy EMT”, with no issue date (only an expiration date).

          On his online resume, he claims NREMT from 2008 to 2013, which is clearly a lie. He also claims to have been working as an EMT-qualified anesthesia tech at a hospital in Louisiana from 1999 to 2013.

        • Eden says:

          Another interesting tidbit: “The State of Louisiana requires all EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics to obtain and maintain a valid and current NREMT credential. The State license database synchronizes with the NREMT database on a nightly basis. If your NREMT credential expires, is revoked, or suspended, your Louisiana EMS license will be suspended.”

          FWIW, Texas does NOT have that same requirement. You have to get your NREMT in order to obtain a Texas license, but then you can let your NREMT lapse and maintain only the Texas license.

  26. Guard Bum says:

    Who lists lettering in High School on a resume 40 years later?

    Another one who was tested on active duty and was found wanting. Now the eternal shame that haunts his daily existance from a failed stint in the Navy will be compounded with exposure as a fraud.

    Everywhere he goes, everytime someone looks at him he will wonder…do they know? Are they mocking me? Will they find out I am a fake who couldnt even make it to the end of a Navy enlistment or get promoted one rank?

    Even looking in the mirror to shave must be difficult.

  27. chooee lee says:

    With a surname like “Hineyup” you he has to be Bonafide Mudpacker.

  28. Frank says:

    When will we start seeing female and transgender fakers? Or does the Chair Force account for those?

  29. Skidmark says:

    This is from MP’s site:

    William Craig Short
    09/25/2017 at 05:51

    I was in BUD/S with David and it is true he did not graduate. I knew David well, and I graduated w/ Class 127. He did not, but he did ask me to comment on this page about his time at BUD/S.

    As I read this information, I was actually saddened. David and I encouraged each other through a very tough winter class Hellweek. He helped me make it, and I think there was only 11 original members that made it through to graduate, the rest were “rollbacks”. I don’t remember the numbers well – most SEAL’s forget details of BUD/S. It’s not important and once you make it to the Teams, no one cares…you are an FNG, again. I told David I wouldn’t comment because it was obvious he was trying to portray himself as a SEAL, but I changed my mind to set the record straight -due to the comments.

    The ground truth is David was a “fish” in the water, and at least average in the other physical stuff -toughed out Hellweek with the rest of us. He was an encouragement to me and I encouraged him. I don’t remember any “Ironman” award. I think it may have been something Chief’s Gill/Tullas/Donagan made up on the fly to screw with our heads. I don’t remember or care.

    What I remember vividly is during Dive Phase (2nd Phase) David struggled tremendously with the academic Dive Physics portion -Boyles Law, etc. I know….I spent hours with him on the weekends, rather than us taking a much needed break, sleeping, or going to the EM Club looking for ladies -we cracked the books and I tried to help him understand the math. To this day, I still remember the look of anxiousness on his face, because he just couldn’t understand it, nor get the sample problems right. I would show him, he would try it, and just struggled. We both felt helpless, knew what that meant after failing another test. I also felt very frustrated because I couldn’t help my friend. We tried over and over…it was simply very tough for him.

    David was academically dropped from Class 127. I never saw him, again. I don’t know why he left the Navy as an E-1, but it was probably due to his internalizing his BUD/S disappointment.

    That doesn’t justify his pretending to be a SEAL, etc. What I do know is becoming one was very important to him. He had made it through the first “physical toughness” screening, and it difficult for him to leave over some “math problems”. It was a hard pill to swallow.

    I don’t know why David did (or anyone) does fakes it, except maybe to feel a sense of belonging and self-worth? I became a SEAL when we weren’t even known by most. I also think it’s long-term hurt many people, because special forces folk tend to get their personal self-worth tied up in being a SEAL, Green Beret, etc.; and ultimately it is very dangerous because it’s a 100% let down later on…”is that it?” becomes the mantra. It’s quite possibly why service member suicide rates are so high….maybe we have forgotten humans are valuable beyond the measure of an occupation. I’m a SEAL, but that’s not who I am. At the end of the day, I’m a country boy from Nickelsville, Southwest VA. A guy that my BUD/S classmates called “Shoo-Howdy”. I learned to swim in Copper Creek, and had been to the ocean once before going to BUD/s. Now I work in the MFG Sector, and the only ones I want to make me feel special are my 2 kids; calling me Dad.


    William Craig Short
    CDR – USN (SEAL)
    BUD/S Class 127

    • mr. sharkman says:

      Definitely not a sockpuppet.

      Real deal retired SEAL CDR IDing themselves by name tend to not be sockpuppets.

  30. Kimberly Gettys Treadaway says:

    I am proud of you Vintage. New Orleans loves and embraces you. We encourage you to acknowledge your many accomplishments and since you have admitted your failures to move on.

    Its our imperfections that make us most interesting.

    P.S. I think this is a dangerous site (all of the like) that we need to be mindful of those who suffer. WOW! some of the post could lead to ones death or worse unimaginable suffering and not just for them but their family.

    We can do better.

  31. PRCS(AW/SW) Ret. says:

    Wow, this guy LOVES the stuff he makes up.