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Eric Winstead – Phony SEAL & Fake MoH

| October 14, 2019 | 120 Comments
Eric Winstead – Phony SEAL & Fake MoH

The folks at Military Phony give us their work on Eric James Winstead who lives in Rockmart Georgia.  Winstead claims to be a retired Master Chief and Navy SEAL. Winstead passed around a resume claiming he retired after serving for 22 years in the Navy, achieved the rank of Master Chief (E-9), obtained a “Department […]

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Sam Seiler – Phony SEAL

| October 1, 2019 | 172 Comments
Sam Seiler – Phony SEAL

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Samuel Thomas Seiler, who more commonly just goes by “Sam.”  Seiler lives in Lockport New York and is 38 years old as of September 2019. Seiler works for a noteworthy, respectable ministry organization that supports veterans.  In a video, Seiler is held out to be […]

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James Diprato – Phony SEAL

| August 9, 2019 | 44 Comments
James Diprato – Phony SEAL

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on James Leo Diprato who has claimed on dating sites to be a Navy SEAL.  Here is a pic he posted on the dating site “Plenty of Fish” as profile ‘jdip5454’… And the profile itself… Then went on to claim he was the one on the […]

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Odenton resident apologizes for stolen valor…

| July 23, 2019 | 16 Comments
Odenton resident apologizes for stolen valor…

Memorial to military personnel, police and first responders in the Two Rivers community of Odenton. (Melissa Driscoll Krol / Capital Gazette) Our ninja is back, sending us a follow-up on Bob Pollock, phony SEAL and POW. He graced our pages just the other day on Steve’s post- Fake SEAL Behind Memorial Effort So yeah, he […]

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Fake SEAL Behind Memorial Effort

| July 18, 2019 | 25 Comments
Fake SEAL Behind Memorial Effort

A Crofton Maryland man who was behind a memorial was recently found to be not all that he claimed. The Capital Gazette writes: Bob Pollock became known as perhaps one of the most dedicated people around Crofton, committed to honoring those who serve the nation. It only made sense, as the creator of the Two […]

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Bryan Foraker – Phony SEAL

| June 28, 2019 | 100 Comments
Bryan Foraker – Phony SEAL

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Bryan Franklin Foraker who claims he was a Navy SEAL.  Bryan is 52 years old and lives in Jacksonville, Florida but is originally from New Castle, Delaware. Bryan likes to wear SEAL bling… Beyond that, he reinforces his SEAL-ness with a few posts… When talking […]

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Desautels’ Military Honors Questioned

| June 27, 2019 | 67 Comments
Desautels’ Military Honors Questioned

The Telegram.com wrote a followup article titled “Leicester vet questioned on military honors.” As you may recall, This Ain’t Hell initially reported about Kenneth Desautels here. This is one of the few cases where a journalist both did the right thing as well as being highly accurate in the reporting. Dave Hardin, a retired Marine […]

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Ken Desautels – Phony Vietnam SEAL

| June 24, 2019 | 116 Comments
Ken Desautels – Phony Vietnam SEAL

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Kenneth Alfred Desautels who claims he was a SEAL in Vietnam by the act of wearing a US Navy SEAL insignia on his finest for Memorial Day 2019.  Desautels lives in Leicester, Massachusetts and is 74 years old as of June 2019. The Telegram.com carried […]

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