Daniel Lombardi; phony Green Beret

| October 15, 2017 | 52 Comments

Our partners at Guardians of the Green Beret share their work on this Daniel Lombardi fellow. Apparently, they weren’t fast enough getting screenshots of his claims, so they had to engage Mr Lombardi in a social media discussion when he tried to join a social media group of special forces soldiers. Then he accused the group of being fakes, and then he followed up claiming that he had been pulling their collective leg in his responses to their legitimate inquiry;

I guess he confused “Special Forces” with “Special Services” – he was in the 8th Infantry Division Band as a guitar player, then he took a break and reenlisted as a parachute rigger.

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  1. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    I bought a guitar about a year ago and learned how to play it in a day or so, all around town it was well understood that I was knocking em out like a Johnny B Good. (All American Boy by Bill parsons/Carl Perkins)

    • What did you learn 3 chords E A & C or G, G7th, Am, E7….or a D……believe me you do not know how to play guitar in a week, even Eric Clapton didn’t learn in a week, I’m 62 years old and have been playing on and off since I was 15, I’m still learning different chord structures, riffs, playing technique, scales, & songs. Actually its lot easier now learning more complicated guitar bits than it was in the beginning learning the basic guitar skills.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Eight years and Specialist (what E-#??) and he has to go and make stuff up.

    Yeah, where I come from, making stuff up usually goes into the fiction class, and if it’s any good it gets published as a novel.

    Try harder, you dope.

    • AnotherPat says:

      Ex-PH2: I may be wrong, but the E4 Rank use to be SP4 for those with a MOS Specialty and those in the Combat Arms were known as Corporal. The Army got rid of SP4 in 1985 and those who were E4s with a Speciality (not Combat Arms) were simply known as “Specialist”.When they were promoted to E5, they became SGTs and no longer SP5s.

      This guy came in around 1987. Probably came in as an E1 and did not have enough points to get promoted to SGT, i.e. with Military Schooling, his MOS or perhaps poor performance.

      Other than that, we and others now know the truth about his Service. Nothing wrong about being a Rigger. Someone had to pack those parachutes for our Airborne Troops, especially at Bragg.

      Guess it was not good enough for him.

      • AnotherPat says:

        Looks as if I gave out wrong info.

        Was informed by an 11B that he had SPCs working for him, that Corporol is a Leadership position and that he had to submit a 4187 for those SPCs/E4s to become Corporals.

        My Boo-Boo. Sorry for the wrong Intel..(doing pushups).

        • 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

          Corporal is a dying rank in the Army. The majority of CPLs out there are just waiting on points for Sgt. Most Soldiers will go straight from SPC to Sgt, even in combat arms.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Thanks for the info. I do remember Army Spec 4, just didn’t know it had changed. But if it takes points to migrate upward and he’s got all those awards indicated on the FOIA form, I’d have to wonder what held him back from promotion. Just speculating that he may have been a dorkwad, not the other thing.

        • Red Ghost says:

          When I joined in 87 the Army had done away with ranks such as Specialist 5 (SP5) E-5 and Specialist 6 SP6 (E-6). The only Specialist rank left was SP4, which was on my orders when I advanced to that rank in 89. Sometime after that the Army changed the rank to Specialist and the abbreviation to SPC.

        • 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

          In order for a Specialist or Corporal to move up to Sergeant, they first have to attend and pass a local selection board. Then they have to make a monthly points cut off score. Which in small MOS’ may be maxed the majority of the time. Awards are only worth so much and have a cap.

      • Jonp says:

        No, i was part of the Spec 4 Mafia when i got out in 1987

  3. 2banana says:

    He doesn’t know what a SF-ODA is.

    He doesn’t know how they are numbered and how that number has changed through the years.

    Everyone that has been on an ODA remembers. If they forget, they can always go to the dozens of cool guy shirts and hats and photos they have in the tough box in the basement.

  4. MSG Eric says:

    “This one time, at band camp, I stuck a flute up my butt and became Special Forces!”

  5. sj says:

    In the last screen shot on the GB site he says he has the PTSD since childhood and the fireworks at Disney set him off.

  6. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Another American Chopper look a like.

  7. Guard Bum says:

    An Army Band Green Beret attached to a food group and you guys scoff?

    • LJC says:

      In one band we had a former Army Ranger from OEF who actually joined Ranger bat as a cook. Another unit we had another ranger who was in HHC as a driver. I also know a few of my friends, former bandmates now serving in 160th, MISO, and other SOF related units. Kind of funny.

  8. Ret_25X says:

    come on guys…those spetznatz bands had to be countered by direct action.

    Just completing SF guitar course must have been hell.

    Imagine the scene…busted guitars, cheap straps, and 200 guys all trying to be Elvis…

    the horror….the horror….

  9. 1610desig says:

    Dude has a bit of that Zippy the Pinhead look to him…might explain a lot

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    Does a parachute rigger have to jump?
    Seems only fair.

    • Rohli Estrada says:

      Yes,you have to be airborne qualified, too!

    • rgr769 says:

      The 8th ID used to have one brigade that was airborne, thus the need for riggers. Riggers were required to periodically jump randomly selected chutes they had personally packed, just to keep them paying attention to detail.

      • David says:

        at one point in the ’80s if you left OCS early due to a medical etc. you were slotted into the nearby riggers’ company as a casual. At the time being a rigger was supposedly the only way to get airborne if female… with all the airborne PT let’s just say there was less cellulite in that company than anywhere else in the Army. Made casual almost worthwhile.

  11. thebesig says:

    “Food group” as a speech to text error? That was more of a Freudian slip. 🙄 That’s all he would like to share for now because he knew that the jig was up. 🙄

  12. OldManchu says:

    Spray on tan man.

  13. A Proud Infidel®™ says:


  14. Skippy says:

    Dumb crazy ass faker
    Enjoy your google fame

  15. Skippy says:

    What I see here is sad… he had a very honorable service his records look good for his time in service. Why is that never enough for these people

  16. jonp says:

    So, no shit, there I was. Me, a guitar and 2 Divisions of Red Chinese heading towards me…..

  17. HMC Ret says:

    Today, 15OCT, is his EAOS anniversary. Everyone send him well wishes. Also looks to be a real rate grabber. If my math is correct, he was an E-4 (?) after only 8 years.

    Well, dingus, welcome to your forever Google fame. You deserve it, poser.

  18. Green Thumb says:

    Word has it that the band always has the cool parties…..

  19. DevilChief says:

    Combat geetar….

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