UPDATE: Sgt. Trey Troney Stepping on Dick

| January 12, 2019

sgt troneyStory of Fort Bliss soldier saving man’s life not true, says Texas DPS
true, says Texas DPS

A soldier saved a car accident victim with nothing but a New Orleans Saints sweatshirt and a ballpoint pen

by Jamel Valencia
CBS4 has learned that a Fort Bliss soldier is accused of deceiving the public about a heroic effort.

Sgt. Trey Troney said it was his actions that saved a victim involved in a wreck in Sweetwater, Texas on Dec. 22, 2018.

Troney, who has been interviewed by several media outlets, including CBS4 On Your Side, said he rendered aid to Jeff Udger, who he said was seriously injured.

An investigation conducted by Texas Department of Public Safety revealed that Troney did not save the man’s life, according to Texas DPS spokesman Lt. Kenneth “Bryan” Witt.

The wreck happened along Interstate 20 on Dec. 22, 2018 in Nolan County, confirmed Witt. But the victim involved in the crash is not Jeff Udger.

Investigators with the Texas DPS looked at body camera footage and didn’t see Troy performing life-saving techniques like he said he did with a ball point pen and hoodie sweatshirt, said Witt.

Witt said DPS Troopers on the scene did encounter Troney at the scene “who had stopped to assist.”

Witt said the victim’s name is not being released, but didn’t explain why.

Fort Bliss officials said they retracted the story they published on Jan. 9 about Troney.

The story titled “Iron Soldier saves man’s life with hoodie, ink pen” stated that Troney rendered aid to a man, Jeff Udger.

A statement sent out Thursday from Fort Bliss states it was retracted because of “factual inaccuracies.”

Army officials said they would like to apologize to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Highway Patrol, the city of Sweetwater, Texas, the city of El Paso, the University of Texas at El Paso, the New Orleans Saints, the local and national media and the American people.

The rest of this debacle may be viewed here: CBS 4

Category: "Teh Stoopid", "Truth or fiction?", Army

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  1. HMC Ret says:

    Well Daayum!! ‘I don’t need no stinking chest tube. All I need is office supplies.’

    I see good things in this trooper’s future. Hat tip, SGT Troney.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Outstanding performance soldier!

      To be fair, the pen trick was taught to us in Boy Scouts and other venues as younguns.
      But then again, a lot of stuff used to be taught.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    BZ and well done SGT Troney. Quick thinking, follow thru, and complete the mission. And, typically, like most true heros, he gives credit to someone else. He bragged on his medics for their training of him. Hand Salute.

    Anybody else notice that this was done by Redleg Artillery types? Just saying….

    I’ll be over on my corner bar stool…gloating.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      I’ll be over on my corner bar stool…groaning.

      Why you gotta lie…Dipshit. Made the Artillery look bad…We ought to put a staff up your ass and use you to swab out the tubes.

      Oh…wait… can’t put the staff up your ass cause your head is in the way. Dipshit!

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “Just then, a state trooper arriving on the scene asked Troney if he’d just done what he thought he’d done.”

    Love that line.

  4. IDC SARC says:


  5. NHSparky says:

    Major stones, Sergeant.

    And only 20? Color me impressed.

  6. Mason says:

    BZ to Sgt Troney!

  7. Sapper3307 says:

    +250 for the BAS and its training.

  8. Dustoff says:

    Outstanding Sgt Troney,,,(except for the Saints shirt..from a suffering Carolina Panthers fan).

  9. Graybeard says:

    Proud of this outstanding example of our service men. (and women, lest ex-PH2 sic a cat on me)

  10. Steve says:

    Awesome story

  11. Kenneth Taylor says:

    What a great story.

  12. Thunderstixx says:

    Good God, look at that kid…
    He’s only 18 years old and he’s an E-5 !!!!!
    How come they looked so old when I was in ????

  13. BlueCord Dad says:

    That is the sort of millennial that gives me hope for our country. The Armed Forces produce some of the finest young people. The Sergeant is a shining example HOOAH!!

  14. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    SGT, you are a GO at this station.

    And you are going to go -far-.

  15. jonp says:

    Damn, I saw that on an old Emergency TV show 40 or more years ago and thought it would never work.
    That is one SGT I want near me if SHTF.
    Well Done!

  16. streetsweeper says:

    It appears that Sgt. Troney here made up his story. It has been retracted by big Army @ Bliss after Texas DPS reviewed car & officer videos. Wrong accident victim name and the whole ball of wax. Way to shoot your rank, honor and character in the ass, Troney. You fuck nuts.


  17. 5th/77th FA says:

    Hero to zero POS. You well got your wish dipshit! Buncha people gonna know who and what you are now. Dipshit! Bet Mommy & them gonna be real proud of their baby boy. Dipshit!

    There goes the Army career you could of had. Dipshit!!

    Did I mention that I think you are a dipshit…Dippy

  18. JBUSMC says:

    I’m confused… I thought the hero bullshit is supposed to start after you get out?

  19. Mason says:

    “Army officials said they would like to apologize to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Highway Patrol, the city of Sweetwater, Texas, the city of El Paso, the University of Texas at El Paso, the New Orleans Saints, the local and national media and the American people.”

    Yikes, they really want to drive it home that this liar is a disappointment! It’s like the polar opposite of the “reflect great credit on…” line at the end of every major award write up.

  20. HMCS(FMF) ret says:


  21. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    He fucketh himself and might not be an E5 much longer!

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      He can skip E4 and E3, too. Matter of cat, toss his ass. It’s one thing to play the bullshit fiddle among buds. It’s quite another to go full f’n orchestra for the TV and newspapers as this guy did. They can skip E2 and E! as well and boot his ass into civies.

      • 2/17 Air Cav says:

        “Matter of cat” I am going to find I Robot and I am going to reduce him to his component parts. I will then separate those parts and send them to different scrap yards. After that, I will destroy the scrap yards.

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          Focus Dog, concentrate…Breathe deeply…exhale…proofreading is your friend.

          Remember, Sister Mary Grace is back and there is a very good chance that Ex found her another 15 inch knuckle smacking ruler and a fresh box of #15 yellow pencils. Keep in mind too, that HMC Ret is lurking around just to rat yo ass out. Be Aware….Be Very Aware!

          And as far as this DIPSHIT the soon to be former SGT Trey Troney. Eat Shit and Die mofo’ing Dipshit.

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          The “cat matter” of which he is made is the stuff left under the filler of a litter box.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Just turn off your spellchecker, AirCav. It does not love you. However, it does come up with some interesting booboos.

          “Matter of cat….” I am SO borrowing that.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        If I was anywhere in his CoC I’d be pressing for him to receive a Field Grade Article 15 at the least!

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          I can see a future for him in the field of selling snow shovels in July.

          No, really – he has that leaning toward exaggeration required of all really good ripoff artists. I can truly see him in a used car lot trying to sell a 1998 Chevy Impala as a valuable antique, and of course it runs on modern fuels – NOT!

  22. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Phony Trony. Another clown who has a future in SV.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      No doubt, he will again be featured here.

      • 2/17 Air Cav says:

        TAH 2027…

        “Trey Troney’s stolen valor career began in early 2019 when he was an Army buck sergeant stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. Relying upon the gullibility of local news outlets and their desire to forgo corroborating information in order to be first to report it, Troney claimed that he had saved a man’s life by using only a sweatshirt and a pen. The claims soon fell apart and the story was retracted but it was this incident that gave birth to the expression, Phony as Troney.”

        • AW1Ed says:

          Soon to be former SGT Troney shows excellent potential to become an outstanding Military Embellisher and Stolen Valor thief. His actual Army service, sadly cut short due to a misunderstanding completely the fault of others involving an ink pen and sweatshirt, will provide an exceptional platform to pose for fame and fortune. Keep an eye out for Toney’s bling vest, do-rag, service dog, and metric cruiser (seen what they want for a Harley these days?!) This lad will Go Far.

          • 3/10/MED/b says:

            I wonder what other shit this idiot got away with before he came up with this fuckfoonery.

            (“Fuckfoonery”. I think that’s new…)

  23. The Stranger says:

    This is truly a shame. This kid really stepped in it and will get the kind of attention that no one wants. Not feeling sorry for him or making excuses for him, but he is going to get ROASTED for this! By the way, how many of the featured stolen valor folks on this site were busted for valor theft while still in the military?

  24. HMC Ret says:

    There are degrees of stupidity about which we mere mortals cannot comprehend. If he had hoped for a career, he will have one, just not in the Army. He has effectively potentially screwed himself until the end of time. I can’t imagine a prospective employer hiring him, knowing that he, uh, exaggerates. This is almost sad. Stupid shit …

  25. Cameron Kingsley says:

    By the power vested in me, I hear by grant Sergeant Trey Troney the appropriate and prestigious name of Lord Troney of Baloney.

    • The Stranger says:

      You may need to get permission from Kirjath Toney, the phony Oddfellow. Otherwise known as Phoney Baloney Toney. Your nickname may be too similar!🤣
      Toney, that yellow rubber-glove wearing motherfucker.