Donald Ritchie; phony SEAL

| February 16, 2018 | 45 Comments

Our partners at Military Phonies send us their work on this fellow Donald Paul Ritchie who claims that he is a Navy SEAL.

MP says that UDT-19 was decommissioned in 1945 so it’s not likely that he was with them;

Donald’s summary sheet shows he was in the Navy on active duty from July 1972 until July 1979 for approximately 7 years with a few years of reserve time. He left Navy as an ASM3 (Aviation Support Equipment Technician Mechanical) E-4. I could of sworn that ASM had something to do with his tactical penetration which is NOT in his record. There is no record of him attending BUD/S, no UDT/SEAL Commands.

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    Ritchie is like the Wolverine. Fucker served with UDT in WWII but never grows old and never dies; he’s like the eternal warrior…or something…

    • 26Limabeans says:

      The photo is blurred for security reasons.

    • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

      Combat Historian-Maybe he is one of those Immortal’s that live forever unless his or head gets lopped off. I think a few years ago, there was a TV series about these peeps based on true stories. Not bad for a BS story Friday morning post.

      • Combat Historian says:


        …and that one sure as hell ain’t little donald ritchie…

      • Yef says:

        That was a horrible TV show. The Pseudo-History chanel got nothing on them.

        The idea that someone who is an immortal, and has been around for, let’s say, 5778 years, doesn’t mean that person could have possibly seen every important historical moment in the history of mankind. You can only walk so fast around the world.

        At least in that recent movie, He Never Died, when the girl asks how was the Civil War, he answers “I don’t know. I was in China at the time”.

        My favor immortal movie is 2007 A Man From Earth. An indie movie that with zero special effects that actually ponders the consequences of immortality.

        • Some Guy says:

          The Man from Earth is awesome! It’s a bit heavy-handed and probably better suited for a book or theater (where it originally came from), but it just speaks to the power of the story that just listening to a bunch of old farts talking in a dim room for an hour can be so entertaining and thought-provoking. They didn’t even need flashback sequences to liven it up!
          For the uninitiated, it’s a story about a college professor, who is about to move to another town. He meets with his colleagues for one last evening and claims to be an immortal caveman. They indulge him and try to poke holes in his story to figure out if he’s telling the truth.

        • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

          Yef-I have a time machine that can take you 120 minutes into the future in 2 hours. LOL

      • E4 Mafia For Life. says:

        Like Merlin and Benjamin Button, I am living my life in reverse.
        So I will have been going to be a NAVY SEAL in 50 years when I will had been deployinged to Vietnam.
        Last week, one of you grammar Nazi’s will have been tried to correcting my post I just wrote.
        If you don’t believe me, refer to THe Hitchiker’s Guide To The Galaxy under, “Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional.”

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    No-load pus-nuts pisspants booger-munching dip-dunk bedwetting dildohead.

  3. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    You guys are so dumb!

    What he meant to say was Tactical Penaltration Special Operations Unit.

    Because that is what UDT-19 did during the 1970’s.

    GOOGLE that!

  4. Daisy Cutter says:

    I can verify since I have experienced tactical penetration.

    I was abducted by aliens and… well, you get the picture. That was a major milestone in my life. I joined a select group of people that have experienced this same thing and I walked funny for a week.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I think you’re part of that very special group of people who, when Mommy was changing your diapers after she brought you home from the hospital, and raised your little pink feet in the air, you peed hard and hit yourself right in the middle of your forehead.

      I think Yef is one of those, too, but he missed the target.

  5. HMC Ret says:

    Welcome to eternal Google fame, Donnie. Wouldn’t want to be you. Please feel free to tell us your account was hacked, your records are sealed, etc. Out of curiosity, do you have a leather vest, a Harley and a dog? How about tats? I’m asking for a friend.

  6. Civilwarrior says:

    Still waiting for a poser to claim he was a clerk typist in a mess kit repair battalion. This “I was a SEAL” shit is getting O.L.D.

  7. An Old Arty Sgt says:

    Is this even the real person named above?? Checked his friends list out, some are from overseas, some from south of the border and some just don’t fit in.. He even has a Donald Richie on his friends list. Could that be who the FOIA belongs to? Strange.. I would think someone is being played.. Scammer

  8. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Seals in the lead again. Is he from sunny Florida?

  9. Atkron says:

    Oh my fuck, a Ground Support Equipment mechanic?

    This guy used to fix the yellow gear we used to work on the aircraft.

    His job was pretty essential for those of us that maintained the aircraft, so dudes like AW1 could make holes in the sky.

    Nice going Donald Richie, now you’re google famous for being a cheesedick phony.

  10. MrBill says:

    After attending the Cultural Expression Seminar he decided to express himself as a SEAL.

  11. Graybeard says:

    I really don’t know, but the Alcohol Abuse and addiction course, with the defensive driving course, and a couple of the others leads me to wonder if he had some DWI issues while in.

    And we add another phony SEAL with real service to the count. I’m not sure if he is overweight, or just has a round face, so I’ll leave that box unchecked for now.

  12. Yef says:

    Fakers gotta fake.
    It’s not enough to enlist when most people won’t.
    To impress civies you have to be like those actors in the movies.

  13. Atkron says:

    Am I reading that DD214 right? he attended Torpedoman A-School earlier in his ‘career’?

  14. Ex-PH2 says:

    Why do his eyebrows look like they’re tattooed onto his forehead?

  15. SCPO USN (Ret) says:

    It appears he did attend TM “A” School, but probably a drop; need to see his NAVPERS 604 — Enlisted Qualifications History, Schools attended, correspondence courses completed, etc., for how he was dropped. He may have academic dropped from TM “A” school, problem with alcohol and got dropped, with incomplete information can only theorize. And then he came on board the Evans with easy duty while waiting to decommission her.

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