Man Busted for Creating Fake Army Unit

| May 8, 2021

Faking one’s service is despicable, but creating an entire fake Army unit can be filed under “Go Big or Go Home.”

In an article by We Are The Mighty, they showcase such a thing…

This Chinese guy got busted for making a fake US Army unit

Posted On May 07, 2021

Last month, the FBI arrested a Chinese man for creating a fake U.S. Army unit and recruiting immigrants with a promise of US citizenship, highlighting the danger of disinformation.

According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Yupeng Deng provided his recruits with ACU digital camouflage uniforms—supposedly, he didn’t offer Multicam fatigues because the unit was a Reserves outfit—toured them in the USS Midway, a decommissioned aircraft carrier that serves as a museum in the San Diego harbor, and even had them parade in a Los Angeles suburb.

Deng called his unit the “U.S. Army/Military Special Forces Reserve Unit (MSFR),” and for himself, he took the grand title of “Supreme Commander.”

The Chinese national was quite effective, persuading more than 100 Chinese citizens to join his fake Army unit, charging between $300 and $450 for each “recruitment.”

It wasn’t clear to me if the people that joined the unit knew the true story.

Deng has been charged with Theft by False Pretenses, Manufacturing Deceptive Government Documents, and Counterfeit of an Official Government Seal. If convicted, the Chinese national is facing eight years behind bars.

Reminds me of the movie “Argo” where he says “If I’m doing a fake movie, it’s going to be a fake hit.”

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Stolen Valor

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  1. MarineDad61 says:

    All 100 would go to prison in many other countries.
    Because many other countries consider this ENEMY behavior.

    But here in the USA?
    Chinese citizens have “1st Amendment Freedom of Speech” rights?
    To dress up as Phony Soldiers?

    Ahh, but if they were dressing up as policemen?

    Or…. Americans doing this in other countries?

    I still believe the Supreme Court got all this really really wrong.

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    Can’t see the ranks in the photo but I’ll bet
    there is at least one spec 7 in the bunch.

    • Claw says:

      My bet for the Spec7 is the one on the far right in the front row wearing the Drill Sergeant’s hat./s

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        When has anyone in modern times ever seen Personnel wearing a Campaign Hat (“The Big & Brown”) unless it was a BCT, AIT or OSUT Unit? Nevertheless, I wouldn’t put it past them to have the “Drill Daddy’ wear SP7 Rank!

  3. Hack Stone says:

    Wasn’t this story posted on TAH a few years back? Or is creating your own Army made up of Chinese immigrants becoming more common?

  4. MarineDad61 says:

    Steve Balm,
    I found the May 6, 2021 source for this foul up, and let him know.

    • sbalm says:

      So they recycled an old story? The date was current and came in on a story alert.

      • MarineDad61 says:

        I saw Hack Stone’s comment,
        and thought this was worth a minute with the Google Fu.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    I was gonna say that the ACU “pajamas” uniform is well past its wear out date!

  6. KoB says:

    Prolly won’t be too much longer before there will be a REAL Chinese Branch of the US Army…or the US Army becomes a part of the PLA.

    • Commissar says:


      Take a cold shower. Your feverish fantasies have become delusional fears.

      • David says:

        Like when Obama chided Romney (?) saying his regard of Russia as an enemy was essentially ’80s foreign policy? And since 2016 who has been considered our prime antagonist? Until recently, when China is trying territorial expansion, growing force projection, etc.

        • Commissar says:

          Yeah, shit changes, Russia was an ally in 1945.:Not so much in 1946.

          And Obama didn’t imply Russia was not an enemy or a threat. He said it wasn’t a major imminent threat. In 2012.

          Russia is a failed kleptocratic state. The rate and seriousness of their cyber and intelligence attacks on the US skyrockets as well as their active attempts to undermine US interests internationally skyrockets AFTER Obama imposed sanctions….

          Which was 2014.

          Also, none of this has anything to do with the absolute stupid fucking notion that China will take over the US and make the US military a branch of the PLA.

          Why the hell are you even defending nonsense statements like that?

          However, Russia is an always has been an antagonist under Putin.

      • Slow Joe says:

        Nowhere near as delusional as your January 6th “insurrection”.

        • Commissar says:

          Dude, you saw it live. Stop pretending it didn’t happen.

          • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

            Major Moonbat, if being stupid was an Olympic Sport you would be a perennial Gold Medalist!

          • NHSparky says:

            I saw a few hundred idiots gain access to the Capitol.

            When the people with 300 million guns want to have a REAL insurrection, dipshit, it’s gonna happen.

            • SFC D says:

              Sorry Sparky, that’s not how this works. The Commissar and his liberal buddies get to decide what words mean. Definitions are fluid, understand? They’re a social construct, created by the white supremacist misogynistic patriarchy, designed to maintain control over minorities and womyn. Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

              Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to rinse my mouth out with Jameson’s.

      • NHSparky says:

        You mean when Clinton and Gore were sucking CCP cock?

        Look up the Cox Report and the Hsi Lai Temple, dipshit.

      • timactual says:

        The word for today is ‘hyperbole’.

        “… it [hyperbole] can cause the reader to question a narrator’s reliability, reflect on the writer’s true intention, or provide a level of absurd humor for entertainment….Example 1: A Modest Proposal (Jonathan Swift)…”

  7. Claw says:

    The Whiz Wheel®™ spins up FRPR* scores on both the wannabe Supreme Commander/Kiddie Diddler and the supposed “journalist” from the Sandboxx who recycled a 10 year old story:

    Yupeng Deng AKA David Deng — 41 x 8 = 328

    Stavros Atlamazoglou — 34 x 8 = 272

    * Full Retard Past Rutabaga (H/T to API®™)

    • MarineDad61 says:

      And, it looks like Greek Army Sandboxx Stavros will be leaving it up
      until Monday (or longer, when he decides to post again)
      for other interwebbies to echo, echo, echo, echo….


      • Claw says:

        Yea, it sure does look that way. That “journalist” is probably humming the “Karma is a bitch” tune in his head right now while sitting on a mountain top somewhere./s

        But the reason why I included the AKA name into the Whiz Wheel®™ spin was because (according to the LA Times piece) one of his lawers was also named David Deng. (no relation)

  8. Hack Stone says:

    Remember back when some coyote (courts as in a human smuggler for those on the left unfamiliar with the term) got busted with a vehicle full of undocumented immigrants/illegal aliens all wearing Marine Corps cammies? Pretty sure they were all wearing uniforms with the same name, maybe Gonzalez. The jig was up when the “Platoon Sergeant didn’t make them all get on line and pick up cigarette butts. Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  9. Hey that stuff was used before D Day with Pattons look alike along with the phony decoy army over in England.

  10. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    So, a real Deng Ho outfit?

  11. Hatchet says:

    @Commissar – a special message just for you from Iggy Pop –