Robert Shackford – US Marine Corps Recon, Sergeant, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, Blog of Shame | Military Phonies®

| March 5, 2019 | 76 Comments

The good people over at militaryphony.com send us their case on Robert Shackford.  From what I understand little Bobby here likes to play dress up and go to the Marine Corps Ball as a wounded in action Force RECON Marine.

I am told he has some kind of construction company.  No idea what kind of work they do but I assume he has some honest folks that do good work on his payroll.

It seems he has a Jeep that is full of bling.

His official records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act request:

I hate it when someone takes a perfectly honorable career in the military and embellishes it beyond recognition.

Little Bobby Shackford has a National Defense Service Medal in his records, no Purple Heart, no Combat Action Ribbon, and none of those other medals either.  We checked in with some of the RECON groups and whaddaya know, nobody in RECON ever heard of him.

The sad thing is he had no reason to embellish his career.  His records show that he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion of 10th Marines.  Back in the day, they were primarily deployed to places like, Beirut, Grenada, Kosovo, and a half dozen other operations as part of the Marine Expeditionary Units.  It does not appear that Lance Corporal Shackford deployed into harm’s way but he damn sure served with many who did.

He must know better than to claim all of the nonsense he has on his uniform in those pictures.

On a personal note, I did deploy with the 3rd Battalion of the 10th Marines…more than a few times.  Bob Shackford, or whatever he goes by these days, has brought great discredit upon himself.  He should have been proud of what he actually did do.    He earned his EGA and then dishonored it.  I suggest he either man up and make this right or spend some time sucking bat shit off cave walls.  Seven for One … The Shitbird of M Street… feel me Bobby?

Source: Robert Shackford – US Marine Corps Recon, Sergeant, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, Blog of Shame | Military Phonies®

Category: Marine Corps Poser, Valor Vultures

Comments (76)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. OldManchu says:

    Bobby “Balls in a Shackle” Shackford. Didn’t you know every Marine was a rifleman?

    You didn’t need all that cheese but now that you have a mouthful of it, how does it taste?

  2. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Bobby done fucked up now!

    Looks like ROBERT SHACKFORD likes to get all prettied up for his sooper seekrit skwirrl rump riding recon missions down at Brucies Bath House (Entrance in the Rear).

    Enjoy your Google fame, Bobby!

  3. Combat Historian says:

    When November rolls around again, little bobby will be wearing Gunny stripes and a Navy Cross…

  4. Comm Center Rat says:

    Going to a Marine Corps ball would be embarrassing for a 50 yo veteran with a single ribbon. Granted, it’s the coveted NDSM which accords substantial bragging rights.

    He left the Corps after 4.5+ years as an E-3 and apparently did not qualify for the Good Conduct Medal. He’s probably rocking the combat veteran angle to boost business at his construction firm. Bobby couldn’t be satisfied with having earned the EGA.

    Shackford is now in the shithouse.

  5. JBUSMC says:

    What’s up with the chick in the “SEAL TEAM” shirt? I wonder if he gave that to her with some BS story about Training SEALs

  6. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Peckermunch.

  7. Jay says:

    Good lord….go fuck yourself Bobby. I did time at 2d Recon Bn….in SUPPLY. I wear a 2d Recon hoodie and everytime someone asks, I QUICKLY state, I was SUPPLY. I can wear the hoodie, just not the black silkies (not like I have the legs for them anyway. Be proud of your service, whatever the hell you did. There’s no need to embellish ANYTHING you did if you actually EARNED the title of Marine. Even if you stepped on your dick (which he probably did), it’s still more than 99.9 of the population would EVER do.

  8. Jay says:

    Wow. Looks like he’s wearing a Drill Instructor ribbon on that chesty stack too. Wonders never cease…

    • FuzeVT says:

      He was at a classified boot camp as a DI. Yeah, they had those in the late 80s for recon types, you know what I’m sayin’? That’s why it was in his record. . . or the S-1 forgot to put it in. . . or something.

  9. FuzeVT says:

    So as a 10th Marines Alum (2/10 from 2000-2003 and HQ Battery from 2004-2004) I am fairly displeased with Mr. Shackford. I wonder what makes one put together a bogus set of blues with the Chesty rack and go to Marine Corps Ball for the first time. I guess he waited just long enough for anyone he may have crossed paths with to get out or forget about that LCpl they had back in 89. I just can’t imagine.
    I hope he’s feeling the shame now, at least, if he didn’t feel it when he was buying his bullshit, unearned ribbons.

  10. Roh-Dog says:

    At least the unearned CAR is the right way…?
    You know those types, that like to be a loudmouth f**k at the Elks’ or McDonald’s, sucking their teeth, ‘“Back in my day”ing’, their going-out EGA hat is brand new, and their CAR is upside down on the pickup truck.
    I see that in this guy’s future. Almost there!

  11. AW1Ed says:

    No Navy Cross? He’s not trying very hard.

  12. 5th/77th FA says:

    Hey Robert Llewellyn Shackford, very nice rancid cherry on the sh*t sundae you scooped up for yourself. Maybe this Google fame will help your business….NOT! Why you gotta lie and embellish a perfectly honorable tour of duty as a US Marine? You are a dickheaded dumbass and deserve all of the ridicule that can be heaped upon you.

    I have some sympathy for your employees and family…..You?….None what so ever! At least there is no evidence of an abused by your lying ass service dog.

  13. Wilted Willy says:

    What a shitbird! You sir, suck ranside cocks at the truck stop! I was a lowly 31S30 crypto repairman, no combat, no tales of daring do! I sat at a bench at fixed crypto equipment. No glory or Ranger Recon stories, I just fixed equipment, but I at least made it a little easier for my brothers to carry out their missions? Be happy that you served when many others would not!
    Be proud of what you did do, don’t sully it up with a bunch of bullshit lies! Now go down to Brucies Bath House, (Entrance in Rear) and suck cock until your hearts content! You are nothing but a shit stain in my underwear!

  14. FatCircles0311 says:

    Found the shitbird. Meritorious mast and gets out a lance coolie without a good cookie. What a war hero! Fuck this guy and his pathetic existence.

  15. Thomas B. Vasko says:

    I was in 1/10 & 3/10 from ‘80-‘84; transferred to 1/10 when we returned from Beirut. Shackford the shitbird is a disgrace, not only to the uniform.., but to the Marine Corps as well. I think an old-school, blanket party is in order.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      I was in 2/10 from 80-84. We ate at the same lousy Mess Hall and drank the same water that is killing us slowly.
      My Brother In Law was in 3/10 and went to Grenada and Beruit.

  16. 26Limabeans says:

    I don’t recall ever seeing a perfectly square
    ribbon rack in a 4×4 configuration.
    I’m sure it happens but I think little Bobby made it that way on purpose.

  17. 3/10/MED/b says:

    3/10/MED/b getting back in here. Gonna grab my aid bag and wait for the fallout from the USMC and USN types.
    Idiot.

    Thanks AW1ED…

  18. Bubble Soldier says:

    I spent one and a half years in the Army. On my DD-214 is the notation: “PARA 5-3 AR 635-300 SPN 21L PHASEDOWN RELEASE PROGRAM – EXPANDED”. I think that is the basis for my 6 month early out. I was awarded the much coveted NDSM. No other awards (though, in retrospect, it appears that I should have received the Army GCM). It took another 21 1/2 years in the CA-ARNG to build up a respectable rack of awards.

    Then along comes this Robert Llewellyn Shackford turd muncher, claiming a bunch of medals and ribbons not awarded, and rank not earned as if trying to one-up my service.

  19. Just An Old Dog says:

    Looking at his time served (4 years, 8 months) Rank at discharge (E-3 L/Cpl ) no award pf a Good Conduct Medal and the fact that a Marine in his MOS Field ( 08, Artillery) would like be a Sergeant or at minimum a Senior Corporal at that stage leads me to believe he was a dick dancer and got separated.

  20. aGrimm says:

    I couldn’t find the Manpower & Reserve Affairs CAR/HSM database. Anyone have a link?

    As for Shackford and other Recon phonies, get a clue dudes. There really aren’t that many Recon folks out there and even fewer who served in Force. You WILL be exposed for the dumbass that you are. It has been estimated that there have been 15-20K total who have served in Recon since its beginnings in WWII. It is a small club.

  21. Sarge says:

    Robert Llewellyn Shackford was not Force Recon
    Robert Llewellyn Shackford did not earn a Purple Heart
    Robert Llewellyn Shackford never deployed as a US Marine
    Robert Llewellyn Shackford embelished a perfectly honorable career in the military
    Robert Llewellyn Shackford wears an unauthorized Combat Action Ribbon
    Robert Llewellyn Shackford shames himself by wearing a Purple Heart he did not earn
    Robert Llewellyn Shackford likes to play dress up and go to the Marine Corps Ball as a wounded in action Force RECON Marine.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Roger Sarge, I copy:

      Robert Llewellyn Shackford was not Force Recon
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford did not earn a Purple Heart
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford never deployed as a US Marine
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford embelished a perfectly honorable career in the military
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford wears an unauthorized Combat Action Ribbon
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford shames himself by wearing a Purple Heart he did not earn
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford likes to play dress up and go to the Marine Corps Ball as a wounded in action Force RECON Marine.

      I also add:

      Robert Llewellyn Shackford looks like a reject Apprentice Towel Boy from Brucie’s Bath House (Entrance In Rear).
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford likely enjoys playing with balls behind bus stops.
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford left the USMC as a Lance Corporal, and E3.
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford likes to sport USMC moto bling like a fresh boot.
      Robert Llewellyn Shackford will soon discover The Power of Goog;e®™because THE INTERNET IS FOREVER!

  22. 26Limabeans says:

    I once knew a girl named Llewellyn. I never called her by that name because I couldn’t pronounce it. She was from North Carolina and had the sweetest drawl.

    • HMC Ret says:

      26: Had a college professor whose last name was Llewellyn. Easy on the eyes but had a mean streak. She was also from NC, like me.

      Well, Shackford, let me introduce you to your new friend … Google. Your family will be SO proud. I hope this doesn’t affect your job; it wouldn’t be fair to any family you might have. Damn, man, you got a set, going to the Marine Corps Ball as it says you did. How the hell did you pull that off? Guess you knew just enough key words to pass as the real deal. Well, enjoy your notoriety until the end of time. Dimwit …

  23. Cameron Kingsley says:

    Great. This guy is from Virginia. This idiot is from MY BELOVED VIRGINIA!

  24. REMF says:

    My MOS was a 3051, A box kicking, canteen counting, forklift driving, beer drinking, general warehouse man. I did serve in my beloved Corps for seven years, I did earn the rank of Sergeant of Marines, I did receive a Marine Corps Expeditionary medal,a NUC, a sea service deployment ribbon, and two good cookies. I never saw combat, but I’m sure some of the canteens or poncho liners I issued out may have. I am proud as hell of what I did and would never make up shit about what I did or wear unearned bling like this Shackford maggot. Shackford, you have dishonored yourself and the Marines. Get on your knees and choke yourself.

  25. REMF says:

    My MOS was a 3051, A box kicking, canteen counting, forklift driving, beer drinking, general warehouse man. I did serve in my beloved Corps for seven years, I did earn the rank of Sergeant of Marines, I did receive a Marine Corps Expeditionary medal,a NUC, a sea service deployment ribbon, and two good cookies. I never saw combat, but I’m sure some of the canteens or poncho liners I issued out may have. I am proud as hell of what I did and would never make up shit about what I did or wear unearned bling like this Shackford maggot. Shackford, you have dishonored yourself and the Marines. Get on your knees and choke yourself.

  26. Garold says:

    I do have a rather large salad on my uniform which comes with staying in for 36 years and continually deploying. However, even when I was in I rarely wore a dress uniform. I was once accused by a Colonel of being a Peruvian General. I told him that if he’d ever go anywhere and do something he might be recognized and enhance his chest resume as well. He didn’t like me very much but the feeling was mutual.

    Since retiring I’ve worn my mess dress once to a military ball. I even cut my hair and shaved; which by regulation I’m not certain I needed to do. However, the real reason I wore it was because I’d paid over $500 for the whole get-up and had worn it only once. I decided to cut my investment in half by wearing it a second time. Now it only cost me $250 a shot though it’ll hang in my closet until I give it away. I’m not interested in wearing something that uncomfortable ever again.

  27. Mustang Major says:

    I think there should be an annual Military Poser’s Ball. Would keep guys like Shackford from infesting legitimate military events.

    • Garold says:

      THAT, Mustang, is a GREAT idea. Thanks for the chuckle!

    • Mustang Major says:

      The Posers Ball would be one of the safest events in the country given all of the SEALs, snipers, Rangers, Special Forces and “my records are sealed by Presidential order” fighting forces in attendance. However the event location would be easy to identify given all of the vehicles in the parking lot plastered with military decals.

    • Daisy Cutter says:

      Door prizes were rumored to be:

      * The “My Best Friend Died in My Arms” Consolation

      * The “Only Man in my Squad to Make it out Alive” 2nd Runner Up

      * The “Vindictive Ex-Wife Sold My Purple Heart in a Yard Sale” 1st Runner Up

      * The Highly Coveted “They Put me in For a Congressional Medal of Honor but Because my Buddies Didn’t Make it out Alive I Told Them to Stick it Up their Caboose” Grand Prize

  28. Mustang Major says:

    My advice to Shackford is to claim that he is dying of something and the dressing up like a Force Recon Marine and attending the Marine Ball was a Make -A-Wish service for a dying man. He would then have to die to keep the story legit. However, I am sure he would fake his own death being the faker he is.

  29. Sandman says:

    ‘Poof’ goes the FB profile, and the linkedIn.

  30. Green Thumb says:

    A totally “Phildoesque” dude.

  31. Sgt Hanson says:

    What a dumbass! I live in Virginia and bought windows from this company. I didnt know the President was a poser. I will never buy from them again! Im telling all my neighbors to not buy from them either. Time to call the local tv stations here in Richmond. What a piece of shit.

    • Billy Walker says:

      I bought a roof from Paramount Builders, the company this guy owns. here is their website paramountbuilders.com. i wonder if their employees know whats going on? Time to file complaint with the BBB and FBI for stolen valor…

      How can anybody buy from his company anymore?

      • Leo says:

        He doesn’t own that company. His title is just like the ribbons and medals – no ownership! He’s just an employee that was given a fat title at that company. Wonder what they are thinking now?Look at his photo on their company FB page.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *