Emmit Stone Adams; phony SEAL

| January 22, 2018 | 109 Comments

Our partners at Military Phonies share their work on Emmit Stone Adams, who claims to be a Navy SEAL, wounded in combat four times (four Purple Hearts), claiming at least 2 Combat Action Ribbons, and service in Vietnam, well, judging by this picture and the way he was dressed in church, for some reason;

He did serve in the Navy, but as an electrician’s mate, 1959-1963 – years before the Vietnam War began for most people. It looks like he was busted from E-5 to E-4 before he left active duty for the Reserves;

The FOIA says no awards, unlike his uniform.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    Dressed for church? More like Halloween.

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:


  3. Cris says:

    Take your cover off indoors! Especially in a church….numbnuts.

  4. Jay says:

    I’m sure there’s an exclusion for stealing valor over 50 years ago….right?

  5. Atkron says:

    Nothing like wearing two enlisted warfare devices side by side to show how legit and squared away you are.

    Did they even have those back in his day?

    I’m not even going to start in with the Trident…because that’s too easy.

    Perfectly good service on a Tin Can, and fucks it away with four telling lies on his chest.

    • Mick says:

      The FOIA form posted above shows his final discharge rate as EMR, so it appears that ol’ Emmit here must have stomped on it pretty damn hard when he was in the USNR.

      Another phony SEAL stellar performer.

      • Atkron says:

        Holy crap, you think he got busted down to Fireman Recruit?

        He stepped on his dick, his dad’s dick, and any of his spawn’s dick.

        what a dumbass

      • Richard says:

        EMR- rate-Elec. Mate RESERVE status.
        Not taking up for this work, but you guys could use. Lesson in reading NavPers documents.
        Remember back in the day, you did 4 years active, and 2 years inactive, RESERVE! REMEMBER, YOU re obligated to 6 years of military service, in the USA

        • Mick says:


          EMR = Electrician’s Mate RESERVE status? What are you talking about?

          FYI, we are not talking about the posted NavPers 601 Enlisted Performance Record; we are talking about the posted FOIA information. The posted FOIA information above clearly shows that this assclown was discharged with the rank/grade of EMR, which is an E-1 pay grade.

          The information at the linked Military Phonies website also reports/shows that this knucklehead was busted down and discharged as an E-1.

          Or, as a part of your ‘lesson’ here, are you somehow trying to tell us that Navy enlisted personnel no longer hold rank/grade after they enter the USNR, and that they’re all just in RESERVE status?

          If so, please ‘hold school’ for us again, and explain how all of that works so that all of us here at TAH can get up to speed on this.


          • Andrew says:

            His Enlisted Performance record shows him as an EM2 on April 24 1963, two days before discharge.

            Either the “Reserve” theory is correct of the clerk fucked up. Odds are that this piece of shit actually was an NCO when he got out. Good job Navy.

    • Mick says:

      One of those enlisted warfare devices looks like Surface Warfare; any idea what the other one is? I’m having a difficult time making out the details in the photo above.

      Please tell me that it’s not an FMF pin.

    • AW1Ed says:

      I choked at the non-regulation ball cap with SDBs. The horizontal warfare devices were just bonus.

    • NHSparky says:

      Nope. ESWS for enlisted didn’t come about until the mid-late 70’s.

  6. Atkron says:

    PS…Nice neckerchief dickchops. BTW, if you’re going to wear the uniform, could you at least conform with the grooming standards?

  7. Cpl/Major Mike says:

    What a fucking dickhead, phonies are like dog shit, they’re everywhere.

  8. 26Limabeans says:



    • NHSparky says:

      Considering he should have at least had an NDSM if not a GCM?

      Something stinks.

      • NECCSEBEECPO says:

        I don’t believe 63 was not under NDSM, and Good Conduct was four years and he got busted.

        • Hondo says:

          He actually rates the NDSM – the Vietnam NDSM period ran from 1 Jan 1961 to 14 Aug 1974, inclusive. However, based on the date of his discharge there wouldn’t be one listed in his records at NPRC – so it’s not listed on the their reply, which only lists what the records on file at NPRC say he’s authorized.

          Here’s why his records don’t list the NDSM: the NDSM was re-authorized for Vietnam by EO 11265. That EO was issued by LBJ on 11 Jan 1966; however, the award was retroactive to 1 Jan 1961. Since this tool left active duty in 1963 and was discharged from the USNR in 1965, there’d be no NDSM listed in his records – because the EO re-authorizing it for Vietnam wasn’t issued until the following year (1966).

          If he indeed lost a stripe somewhere along the line, that would indeed explain the lack of a GCM. He’d served exactly 4 years on release from active duty in 1963, and in 1963 the Navy GCM required 4 years of “clean” enlisted service.

          • NECCSEBEECPO says:

            That is why your Hondo, wasn’t sure new it was 66, didn’t know the back date.

            • Hondo says:

              De nada, amigo.

              You sometimes see a similar situation with USN/USMC folks who served in Vietnam re: the CAR. That wasn’t created until 17 Feb 1969. Eligibility was later made retroactive back to 7 Dec 1941.

              However, records for anyone discharged prior to the CAR’s creation won’t show them as being entitled to the CAR unless the individual has gone through the defined process to get it added to their official file. I believe that requires submitting an official request, with supporting documentation, to either BUPERS or the BCNR (I’m not positive and can’t be more specific since I wasn’t USN or USMC).

      • Richard says:

        I’m guessing the good conduct, doesn’t apply. He spent a year as a Fireman apprentice.
        Should have made FN, after a year.
        FR- enlistment date – 6 months
        FA- 6 months
        FN- 9 MONTHS

  9. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Is he from Florida?? He also does not look AJ Fucking squared away at all.I wonder if he knows how to roll the infamous unauthorized double rolled wear only on liberty neckerchief.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Yet another prospective member of All Points Logistics.

    • HT3 '83-'87 says:

      I had mine rolled properly and boot camp, and used the same one for the rest of my 4 years. As an engineer, you never wear your blues/whites for anything but a command inspection. I never wore them on liberty, standing watch, and never had to stand before the Old Man. Only once manning the rails for a grand total of about 6 times after boot. Certainly would wear it to church 50 years after my EAOS.

  10. Wilted Willy says:

    Another fucktard Tupperware SEAL! Way to go there dickhead!

  11. OldManchu says:

    Certified ball hair beard. Not real… it’s glued on.

    The phony SEALS are coming on strong for 2018. C’mon Army!

  12. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    His cap looks like someone threw up on it after eating a box of crayons.

    1970. “Yeah. I served. Navy.”

    1980. “I sell mattresses for Sealy Posturepedic.”

    1990. “I was a SEAL in the Navy.”

    2000. “I was wounded in service.”

    2010. “I served in Vietnam. Navy. SEALs. Can’t talk about it and wouldn’t if I could.”

    2017. “I am proud of my combat service as a US Navy SEAL. Twice wounded in Vietnam. Here. Let me show you my awards and decorations.”

  13. John L. McCue, MS1 (SS) USN retired says:

    He is nothing but an asshole.

  14. NavyEODguy says:

    Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist:
    On 1 December 1978, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral T.B. Hayward approved the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) Qualification Program. This approval followed immediately by the promulgation of OPNAV Instruction 1412.4, which provided the specific details of the program.

    So numnuts was OoS long before the ESWS Badge came out. Didn’t bother looking up the 2nd.

    I think it was mid-90s before a Sailor could wear more than 2 breast insignia; one above ribbon rack, two below.

    • 1610desig says:

      In all fairness although it is an unauthorized ESWS pin, he actually considers it a special commemorative “legs akimbo” award for sustained superior MWR “activities” in the starboard 01 level fan room…all to a rousing 1MC “blow the man down” soundtrack…and, of course, his stellar beyond the call of duty performances on the poop deck

  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    The only SEALs (Team 1 and Team 2)in Vietnam first went there in 1963 and left in 1971. I’m quite sure he had nothing to do with them or UDT-12. They were cobbled together out of existing UDT teams by the Kennedy administration in 1962. https://navyseals.com/nsw/navy-seal-history/

    There is a list of who was and was not there. I’m sure that Senior Chief Shipley can answer any questions about that, too.

    Some pictures for you all to look at, of people who WERE there.

    At some point, this just gets to be thoroughly obnoxious when it is clear that people like Adams think no one can provide facts to refute their claims.

    And yeah, could someone hammer him flat for that neckerchief? Do it right or quit trying to fool people, shitface.

    • NECCSEBEECPO says:

      UDT 11,12,21 &22 were still active in the 70’s UDT 11 became Team Five and 12 SDV ONE, 21 Team Four, and 22 became SDV Two. Team 11 was last in 1983. More History the first Two NCDU’s came from Seabees, and most of UDT One and Two came form Bess.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Thanks, Chief. I pulled that from some sites set up by former SEALs, so I’m only quoting them.

        I think the first time they were actually used for anything was the invasion of Cuba, when they participated in exercises aimed at invading the island.

        “According to founding SEAL team member Roy Boehm, the SEALs’ first missions were directed against communist Cuba. These consisted of deploying from submarines and carrying out beach reconnaissance in prelude to a proposed US amphibious invasion of the island. On at least one occasion Boehm and another SEAL smuggled a CIA agent ashore to take pictures of Soviet nuclear missiles being unloaded on the dockside.” – source: Wiki

        That’s why I said this guy Adams is completely obnoxious making his claim. I don’t think he deserves an ounce of respect. JMHO

      • Tangomike147 says:

        I have heard the UDT came from Seabees or mostly Seabees for years. Just like in more recent years the UDT was formed from a cross section of the fleet and recruits from all rates. This is from the UDT/SEAL Archives. The old wives tales of the Navy

        • NECCSEBEECPO says:

          you had two different units NCDU’s(Naval Combat Demolition Units) that are in the Data base as Frog men also, and UDT’s most of UDT’s worked in the Pacific and NCDU’s worked in the Atlantic. The NCDU’s were used mostly to Breach Obstacles near and on beach for the beach craft to get in and off load troops. The reason the very first 18 came from the Bees is they had a blasting school at Camp Peary, because of the blasting you do for Demo and Construction work the Bees did. The teams did training then moved down to ACB base at Fort Pierce, Fla were all UDT and NCDU’s did there training and hell week came from that training. Most of NCDU’s had one Officer usually a CEC (Civil Engineer Corps Officer). UDT’s get all the press because there mission was a little different from NCDU’s because of the area of Pacific, they needed teams to Reconnoiter beach areas and map out path for beach craft to move in on the Islands. They came from Scotts a Raiders, but first two teams had a lost of Seabees again for blasting. The other unknown fact is as most Volunteer came form bees, they also came from Marines and Army Combat Engineers a little unknown fact that the so called Archives left out. These are being corrected today. When I made Chief I had to do a report on this, and the Seabees gave me a hard time. I would also go to a SEAL chiefs and get hell from them. Anyway the very first NCDU one was from six CEC officers and 18 Seabees and went on to participate in the invasion of Sicily, this was before the formal school in Fort Pierce.

  16. jeff monroe says:

    also enlisted don’t wear gold and what is with the SW/an The CB combat Badge or is that a brownwater badge which did not exist back then.

  17. Green Thumb says:

    Dude looks like the guy that changes oil down the street at a mom and pop service station.


  18. IDC SARC says:

    Fukk…no….just fukking………..no.

    • TF-BA says:

      The Great Pyramid of Devices. Rumored to have been built with the assistance of aliens.

      Until I spotted the buttons I really thought he had the pants on backwards. Odd that they hang so fucked up. Normally when someone straps on a uniform so poorly fitted up top, the trousers end up making them look like a gay pirate.

      I’ve seen plenty of wrecked cracker jacks; he makes the top twenty.

      I can’t tell from the photo but I bet it was also covered in hair. Like his uniform needed a shave, covered in hair, cause you know he didn’t build that pyramid and then think “damn where did I put that lint roller”.

  19. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    A baseball cap with his Blues. What is he, a USAF SEAL?

  20. FuzeVT says:

    CAR as his highest award? Where did this guy go to phony school?

  21. Mustang Major says:

    I guess the picture was taken in a church as he might have been there to pray that he wouldn’t be exposed a phony.

  22. Martinjmpr says:

    Navy uniform question: I know the symbol underneath the crow is supposed to represent the specific rating (bosun’s mate, machinist’s mate, etc) so what is indicated by the plain white circle? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

  23. E4 Mafia For Life. says:

    Relevant but slightly off-topic; can TAH add a tab for TLA’s (Three Letter Acronyms)?
    I have an advanced degree in profanity but the Navy ratings and Scrabble-like words confuse my limited brain power.
    I will not join the Navy just to learn them. I am 49 years old and can’t transfer my Army SEAL qualifications over or retain the rank of Chief Master Specialist.

    • Atkron says:

      Which ones are currently confusing, maybe I can help.

      • E4 Mafia For Life. says:

        Most of them. I think I have the basic rank structure down but the ratings system or what is probably equivalent to MOS in the Army isn’t common knowledge to me.
        Like most people in the Army know an 11 series is Infantry, 18 series Special Forces, 19 series Armor, etc. and many we don’t know ourselves.
        In all fairness, I’m sure the Army can be as challenging. I was a 19D10D300 Armored Reconnaissance Specialist, Cavalry Scout M3 Bradley Skill Level 2 (Gunner). My family just says, “he drove a tank in the desert.”
        Since a number of civilians think that the gunner drives the tank or the driver shoots the main gun.
        Only on our dress greens/blues did we (enlisted) wear our insignia like Armor or Cross Sabers (Cavalry), etc but Navy wears them regularly as part of their duty uniform rank?
        My cousin was a PO2 (E-5?) Gunner’s Mate Guns (Cross Cannons). Uncle was a PO2 (A0000) Botswain’s Mate Aircraft (crossed anchors)? He was a Fire Fighter on the deck side of the USS Midway.
        Thank you for the fast reply Atkron. I shall pick your brain in the future.

  24. E4 Mafia For Life. says:

    This guy must have a punch board pattern on his head from all the medals he has pinned on his swag hat.

    • HMC Ret says:

      Lube rack…..BWHAAAA

      Looks like he pinned his ‘I Love Me Board’ to his head.

      Hey, dingus, stumble over to Google and type in your name followed by TAH. Surprise and you’re welcome. It is the least we, who have served honorably, could do for you. Bye now.

  25. The Stranger says:

    I just went to Military Phonies and all I have to say is…THAT BIKE! THAT MOTHERFUCKING BIKE! I need something to help me forget that I ever saw it. Gaaaahdammit!

  26. ARMYSGM says:

    Church picture wearing jacked up uniform and posing as Seal priceless

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