Donald Maclean; phony Vietnam veteran

| February 18, 2018 | 66 Comments

Someone shared their work with us on this fellow, Donald Maclean. He claims that he served in Vietnam in the “brown water Navy”. Notice the Vietnam Service Medal patch on his vest;

According to his records, he served in the Navy for about 21 months January 1969 – 1970 with seven months aboard USS Nantahala, a Cimarron-class replenishment oiler which sailed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean during those months. He left the Navy as an E-3.

His only award was the National Defense Service Medal, no awards for service in Vietnam.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Green Thumb says:


    I wonder if that photo was taken in the parking lot across the street from All-Points Logistics?

  2. 1610desig says:

    Can’t make it out but suspect that patch on the back of his vest says “your dick is too short if you can read this”

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      No dog would have him. He is his own bitch.

      • Mick says:

        No dog, but he does have the mandatory leather vest covered in poser bling, the tattoos, the motorcycle (with attached American flag, which is a nice poser touch), and the dumbass-looking, wrap-around, mirror-lens sunglasses that are all required for true top-of-the line posers.

        It’s almost as if these poser assclowns all attend some sort of standardized poser recruit training at an undisclosed, secret location, where they are instructed in the finer points of Poserdom and then they are issued with a standardized Poser Checklist to follow when they go out to play dress-up and execute their daring Poser missions amongst an unsuspecting public.

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Don McClean? In 1971, the song “Bye, Bye Miss American Pie” was released. It was a a disc jockey’s dream come true. The song went on forever, allowing the jock’s ample time to get their cars washed, have a meal, go to the john, and take a nap. Couldn’t stand the song. I guess this guy isn’t THAT Don McClean Delta b/c this McClean was running the Mekong on a .50 with John “Jungle Stroll w/ Cameraman” Kerry about that time.

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Yeah, I see now. McClean and Maclean. Thanks.

  5. TF-BA says:

    Is there a douche bag starter kit that you can order from Amazon? It seems like day after day fleet navy beclowns itself, like HOLY FUCK JUST CROSS RATE YOU PUSSIES! How fucking scary is a special request chit? My stars!

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      “Is there a douche bag starter kit that you can order from Amazon?” Yes, it’s available on DVD for $9.95 (free two-day shipping with Prime.) Included is a free Kindle download: “How to Increase Your Assholishness Overnight.”

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    No one could ever find out he’s full of liquid fecal matter, right?

    Wrong. And dumber than a bag of used chewing gum.

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by Donald Maclean, phony Vietnam Veteran:

      fuck that i served 2 years there it will come back to are ass

      Yes, something came back to his arse, in the form of the exposure of his phony Vietnam Veteran persona. :mrgreen: All the lying that he did, about being a Vietnam Veteran, came back to bite him in the arse. :mrgreen:

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Like you always see on those *%#&**#@@$#*^&! infomercials, “BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!”, and it’s that Donald MacLean claims membership in the Fremont American Legion, ALR Chapter 82, American Legion Riders Chapter 409 Leo Indiana, Hero Giveaways, and Support a Soldier, I guess it’s time to CALL NOW and start spreading some love, ship Donald MacLean a BIG box of Karma C.O.D.! *DISCLAIMER* Sending Donald MacLean a Bag of Dicks®™ is totally optional.

    • HMC Ret says:

      “liquid fecal material” Nice

      I was a secret shopper for several years, did more than 300 shops. When there was crap on the toilet bowl, lid, floor, walls, whatever, I would describe it as ‘brown particulate matter’. I think the reviewer got the message.

  7. thebesig says:

    Donald Paul MaClean, Jr., phony Vietnam Veteran, was discharged as a seaman after only serving one year, 8 months, and 1 day. 🙄

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Atomic Cocksucker.

  9. Combat Historian says:

    The only “brown water” he served in was from the shitter when he flushed his own turds…

  10. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Folks say that he claims verbally to be a SEAL, but I couldn’t find proof of that.

  11. I suppose if you were assigned regularly to bilge and toilet duty GI party clean up you would be confused and think you were in the brown water Navy…so he maybe legit after all .


  12. 26Limabeans says:

    Fucking one cell spermatozoon with a tiny flagella.

    I’m old. I’m tired of these Viet of the Nam wannabees. It was a long time ago. The babe magnet angle don’t work no more. The cool babes today can’t even spell Viet of the Nam let alone see you as some manly bad ass.
    Give it the fuck up. It’s old news and you ain’t fooling anyone but yourself. You are pissing off us guys that actually served there.
    Our peers know us by our deeds and not by some bullshit fantasy that needs to be maintained on a daily basis. I am amazed that we don’t have WWI posers. Gotta be a few out there.

    • Sparks says:

      Roger that and thank you. Couldn’t have said it better.

    • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

      Hold it 26Limabeans; a couple of years ago, I was in the super market wearing one of my Vet’s caps and the guy behind me thanks me for my service which in Florida, I hear that a lot, so to make a short story long, the very young girl at the register asks if I was a Vet and I responded. Then she asks me if I was a World War One vet. I don’t think that the schools do a good job on teaching history. I would have to have been over a hundred years old. The guy behind me just shook his head.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Oh, how you coulda milked that, Jeff! You could have regaled her briefly with a wondrous tale of your time in the fields of the Somme, watching the first mechanized tanks roll in and flounder because of the mud, and just how astonishing it was to watch aerial bombardment by pilots of biplanes. And then, there was narrowly escaping the effects of mustard gas, not to mention nearly (but not quite) catching the Spanish flue.
        You were SO lucky to survive all of that! And here you are, a mere 165 years old now, living to tell the tale. She’d probably believe you if you said you were at Antietam during the Civil War, too.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        Probably could have told her you wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields” and she would have asked which one.

        I remember seeing lots of WWI vets when I was a kid. Seems they all were missing limbs or had some sort of disfigurement.
        Not much wiggle room for posers among them I would imagine.

      • E4 Mafia For Life. says:

        I was at Best Buy with my Gulf War hat on and the register associate asked me what the Gulf War was. I told her, then asked my daughter if that’s covered in high school history class. She said, just a couple of sentences and that’s it.
        So now Gulf War vets are as forgotten as Korean War vets.
        Last month a co-worker asked me if I killed anyone. He’s a decent guy so I didn’t tell him it’s considered rude. Kids will ask me and I expect that. They don’t have all their filters in place.
        I responded, “No one will miss those rest-stop hookers and I buried the 55 gallon drums pretty deep.”
        Then he asked me if I was in Vietnam… I’m 49 and look like I’m 30’ish.
        I told him no, I served in the the Crimean War when the Russian Mujahideen attacked Spain.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Annnnnnddddd to the Mountain of Insults®™ we go!!!

      “Fucking one cell spermatozoon with a tiny flagella.”

      That’s *TWICE* I’ve had to wipe off my desktop this morning.
      You fuckheads are on a roll.

      That’s it, I’m not drinking any more and reading TAH.
      (But for that matter, I’m not drinking any less either. 😀 😀 😀 )

  13. AW1Ed says:

    Non-designated Seaman- this dude was 1st Lieutenant bait (ship’s deck department dedicated to shipboard external maintenance. painting doesn’t really stop or start on a ship. it just is).

  14. Frankie Cee says:

    I spent a few minutes, this morning, enlightening some of the friends of Donald Maclean. If we leave the link to this post on his page, he has it set to mark it as spam, instantly. Opening his friends page and messaging them is as effective or more so. He hangs out in Northeast Indiana and Southern Michigan. But above all, Heezaturd.

    • Frankie Cee says:

      I got a reply from one of his “friends”, saying that he had been trying to get dirt on Donald Maclean, not a Brown Water Sailor for some time, feeling that his stories didn’t add up.
      I wonder if Facebook might have set things so that links back to TAH get marked as spam. I hit another poser’s page today and was notified immediately that it was marked as spam.

  15. Frankie Cee says:

    Donald Maclean, Not a Brown Water Sailor may be a member of American Legion Post 360, Reading Michigan. I left the following message with them:
    “Hello Post 360. Are you aware that Donald Maclean has been found to be embellishing his military service. While he was stationed aboard a Replenishment oiler, cruising in the Atlantic and the Med, he claims that he was in the “Brown Water Navy”, in Vietnam. He wears a Vietnam Service ribbon patch on his motorcycle vest, and his records do not reflect that service. We at the blog linked below, believe that he has chosen to stand in the blood of better men than he to claim the valor that they fought, were wounded and died for. You can read about him and his claims and his correct service record at the link. We have found that if a veteran will lie and embellish his service, he will lie about other things.

  16. Frankie Cee says:

    I had a pretty long phone conversation with the guy that got this phony into the limelight. Donald Maclean has told his stories far and wide, in both Michigan and Indiana, and possibly in other states as well. He is seen by many as a “mooch”, though I don’t know if he has used his military lies to gain favors. He is a douche, and as long as we will use his name in comments, we will help to expose him to the innocent public. He isn’t quite the useless asshole as Prisoner Kyle Barwan, but he isn’t far off.

  17. says:

    I love this site! I’ve never served. I have had the honor of working for the Navy, Air Force, and now NASA, and have known brave men and women who have served and have gone in harms way. My brother was a 75th Ranger company commander. Never saw a shot fired in anger, but still dangerous shit. Dad was in 3ed armored infantry in WW2, and then Korea. Uncle Bill did three landings in the Pacific at about age 12 (that’s humor). I think actually 16 -17 yoa. Grandma signed for him. I wanted to be a SEAL but did not meet the eyesight reqs. I might have had a chance as a beach lifeguard. It is amazing to me the number of people identified on here that “hork” valor. There are so many! It’s F-ing endless! It kinda makes you wonder what has happened with society. I can’t imagine the horrors my father and uncle experienced. The human mind is amazing, in that people that are real heroes, survive the horror of war and conflict, and others falsely calm to have done the same. It’s like ego jacking off. Maybe put that on the wall. I hope you don’t mind me posting, as a non-vet.

  18. 26Limabeans says:

    “I hope you don’t mind me posting, as a non-vet”

    Not at all. Most people have no idea how widespread stolen valor is or what lies underneath it. Spread the word.

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