Dan Crenshaw, SEAL for Congress

| December 16, 2017 | 31 Comments

The folks at Connecting Vets sent us a link to their bio of Dan Crenshaw, a real former SEAL officer who is running for Congress in Texas’ 2nd district. He lost his right eye in an IED attack in Afghanistan in 2012, but that hasn’t slowed him down;

Under the spotlight that comes along with running for office, the details of Crenshaw’s military career have become public knowledge, and caused some to think he’s got to be making it up, or embellishing at the least.

It’s because of this that a number of people have contacted the man known for finding and outing SEAL impostors, retired Senior Chief (SEAL) Don Shipley. In fact, Shipley says he’s had more people reach out to him questioning Crenshaw’s credentials than any other individual, with some of those questions coming from within the SEAL community.

“If he knew how many people I’ve verified him to… maybe the eye patch is part of it,” Shipley says with a laugh. “Some of the old-school SEALs have asked me about him because they think there’s nobody out there with his quals and everything. I tell them right away ‘hey, this guy is legit, the real deal, and you don’t wanna mess with this young man.’”

I don’t want to steal too much of Eric Dehm’s work on Dan, so click over and read the rest.

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  1. Sgt Fon says:

    I got to watch him for a moment on fox the other day. I like where his heart is at, how he wants leaders in government . i wish him the best

    • OldSoldier54 says:

      I saw him, too.

      Completely agree on the leadership issue. A real leader has two missions: accomplish the mission, and exercising the watchcare, congruent with accomplishing the mission, over those he leads. The best leaders are pretty selfless.

      Though I’m admittedly distant in my neck o’ the cactus, from the two Houses of the Legislative Branch, I seem to observe much more the Me, Myself, and I, and I want it RIGHT NOW type.

      Precious few of the selfless kind.

  2. Wilted Willy says:

    Wow, it is so refreshing to see the real deal for a change! I really hope this guy gets elected!

  3. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    If Don Shipley (SCPO, USN, Ret.) says he’s legit, that’s all I need to hear, I hope he wins with flying colors!!!

  4. Vexatious Defendant says:

    US Navy
    Eye Patch


  5. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Good Luck to Dan Crenshaw in his run for Congress.

  6. Club Manager says:

    Someone better tell that boy he don’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell unless he lets his hair grow, grows face fuzz, gets a do-rag, tattoo, dog, Harley and the vest with his NDSM pinned to it, and also claims to have been a Ranger, Marine RECON or a Green Beret.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    It’s the eye patch. Obviously, he’s really a pirate, right?

    Despite the hoohaw going on, if he wants a job in Congress, he’ll have to learn to infiltrate the maze of Da Stoopid that infests that place of business.

    Does anyone besides me think he’d scare Pelosi to death?

  8. Sapper3307 says:

    Life after Metal Gear Solid, well-done.

  9. 26Limabeans says:

    He has a certain twinkle in the patched eye.

  10. Roger in Republic says:

    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
    H. L. Mencken

  11. RM3(SS) says:

    Yay! Great way to end the week with a real badass Navy SEAL! Love the glass eye. “Look at me when I’m talking to you!” 🙂

  12. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Good luck Dan. How come most of the phony baloney Seals seem to live in Florida and the real deal ones live in other states.

  13. Graybeard says:

    Dude! There is hope for Houston yet.
    Good luck Mr. Crenshaw.

  14. OldSoldier54 says:

    I too, find the Budweiser glass eye an interesting touch.

    We need many more like him. If that happens, there’s a good chance that Den of Iniquity can be redeemed.

  15. annabelle says:


    thank you baby Jesus. finally, a real live honest to goodness hero….like the men and women who are members of this website (not me). this guy is someone to believe in. i hope i gassed one of the aircraft he and his shit hot seal brothers used to kick some ass. hell, if i gassed a plane him and his compadres rode to get to the ass kickin’ i’d be fucking stoked.

  16. E4 Mafia For Life. says:

    I would get a fake eye with like 4 colors: chrome, onyx, duel irises and normal. Depending on who I was addressing, I would shift the eyeball.
    That would be way cool.

  17. Rakkasan in Houston says:

    One of his fake eyes has a gold Trident etched on it (I have a picture of he and I with his patch off. Dan just stole the runner-up spot from the soul-sucking crazy Kathaleen Wall (google her…you will find some hilarious commercials and other assorted nonsense). She spent over 6 million dollars and LOST to Crenshaw. He is now in the runoff election coming up in May. We are organizing volunteers in the Houston Veteran community to get this bad-ass elected to Congress in our District.

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