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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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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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Ken Woerheide – Phony SEAL

| June 20, 2019 | 140 Comments
Ken Woerheide – Phony SEAL

The folks at Military Phony sent us their work on Kenneth Miles Woerheide who is a retired Senior Chief Boiler Tech.  Ken lives in Carrollton Virginia and is 64 years old as of June 2019. Ken both claims he was a SEAL and was jump qualified by nature of wearing a SEAL Trident Insignia as […]

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Thomas Gagne – Phony SEAL, Fake Combat Action Ribbon, Fake Purple Heart – Two each

| June 11, 2019 | 79 Comments
Thomas Gagne – Phony SEAL, Fake Combat Action Ribbon, Fake Purple Heart – Two each

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Thomas Eugene Gagne who claims to have been a US Navy SEAL.  Thom, as he likes to be called, lives in Pittsburgh PA and is 57 years old as of May 2019. Tommy had a Facebook page and Google+ account that were adorned with Navy […]

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Mark Steffener – Phony SEAL

| May 24, 2019 | 74 Comments
Mark Steffener – Phony SEAL

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Mark Edwin Steffener.  Steffener lives in Seminole, Florida and is 57 years old as of May 2019. Steffener was a Navy Seabee – and continued in the Navy Reserve after he completed almost 9 years of active duty. It was while he was in the […]

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