Earl Littman; phony SEAL & phony charity

| May 22, 2013

Don Shipley and Mary sent us a link to the Baltimore City Paper story about Earl Littman who claims to be a “World War II SEAL” and he’s trying to raise money for veterans with a 501(c)3 called “Back Our Vets“. The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be much about Back Our Vets on the internet. ANd, oh, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, Littman wasn’t a SEAL, WWII-type or otherwise.

I asked Littman to send information about his non-profit, starting with its incorporation papers. He emailed me a week later saying the state of Texas had not yet sent those papers to him. (He also asked which of three linked videos looked and sounded best. In them, he appears with the Seals-only Special Warfare insignia (AKA “The Trident”) signifying his elite status. I picked the one in which he says:

“I was in Team 1 of the original Navy Seals…as a navy medic I experienced people falling down with wounds and some falling down forever.”

I asked Littman for his military discharge records, and also got no reply. I emailed him notice that VeriSeal had found no record of his alleged Seal service either. I expect no reply to that either.

Of course, his file isn’t available because the operations he participated in back in 1944 are still classified. The existence of the Enigma cipher machine was declassified in 1975, but Littman’s missions are still secret.

UPDATE: Mr. Littman did email back late last night:

The only possible way that you or anyone else can check my service record is to see if the Pentagon will release confidential and secret information on the 100 members of the “secret combat naked warriors” during the period of 1942 through the end of 1945. Upon discharge we were sworn to never tell for the rest of our lives; “what, when, where , why or how” we performed our duties. It was suggested we not try to stay in touch with one another as we might talk about our missions which was taboo.

Yeah, good luck with that, Earl.

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Pineywoods NCO

Three things that irritate me about “the founder of the turd powder.”

He’s 86. Hmmm…a little math tells me he would had been 18 at the end of WWII and maybe just as he was able to get it, the war was ending.

Secondly, the video. Anyone else notice what appears to be a cut and paste at about 41 seconds. He goes from pointing one finger with one hand to moving both hands completely.

Third and most distressing to me at all. His FB page. Why do I what might be another man’s face on there…the other man being someone I know personally. And after researching him working for OMG/OMA, my question is what part of it?

I think the only thing he has done right is he provided Monkress with the secret formula to the turd powder. Geez.


Ex-PH2, It was *SSHHHH!* secret, he might have talked while he was on Bay Leave in his Quarters on Basil!


Earl, what have you got on Elaine Dickinson?

Well, I’m two inches taller, a better dancer, and much more fun to be with.


The secret naked combat warriors went to the moon?

Oh, so THAT’S what the real conspiracy was! I had no idea.


Infidel, it’s supposed to be a secret, along with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.


And I can sum it all up in just one word: courage, dedication, daring, pride, pluck, spirit, grit, mettle, and G-U-T-S, *guts*. Why, Earl Littman’s got more guts in his little finger than most of us have in our large intestine, including the colon!

Or maybe he’s just a senile old douchetool. Uh, Earl?

GET THAT SHIT OFF YOUR JACKET, ASSHOLE! At least if you were gonna bullshit someone you could have at least worn it on the correct side, you mouth-breathing waste!

Pineywoods NCO


Damn it. You owe me a new external monitor.

2/17 Air Cav

“You have our sworn guarantee that we will take no money, or fees out of the consumer donations. 100 percent of every consumer raised dollar goes to house, feed and care for veterans through our collaborative non-profit partner –‘Operation American Hero.’”

That’s Earl’s statement. I believe him, don’t you? I mean, you have his sworn guarantee, not just any old guarantee. How about a “DONATE TO EARL HERE” button at TAH?



“Then Howie survived?”

“No, ‘fraid not. We lost Howie the next day.”

Mr Wolf, non-Esq

You’ve heard of (and maybe participated in) those little ‘ceremonie’s when Navy ships cross the equator??

“secret naked combat warriors”

Yeh. Maybe this dude took those a little to literally…


I know why no one knows about any of this except Earl.

It was all done undercover with Victoria. It was Victoria’s secret.


Sally Decker: Well, when I first heard the shot, and as I turned, Jim fell. Capt. Ed Hocken: He’s the teller, Frank. Det. Frank Drebin: Jim Fell’s the teller? Sally Decker: No, Jim Johnson. Det. Frank Drebin: Who’s Jim Fell? Capt. Ed Hocken: He’s the auditor, Frank. Sally Decker: He had the flu, so Jim [pauses] Sally Decker: filled in. Det. Frank Drebin: Phil who? Capt. Ed Hocken: Phil Din. He’s the night watchman. Sally Decker: [crying] If only Phil had been here! Det. Frank Drebin: Wait a minute, let me get this straight: Twice came in and shot the teller and Jim Fell. Sally Decker: No, he only shot the teller, Jim Johnson. Fell is ill. Det. Frank Drebin: Okay, then after he shot the teller, you shot Twice. Sally Decker: No, I only shot once. Capt. Ed Hocken: Twice is the hold up man. Sally Decker: Then I guess I did shoot Twice. Det. Frank Drebin: Oh, so now you’re changing your story. Sally Decker: No, I shot Twice after Jim fell. Det. Frank Drebin: You shot twice and Jim Fell? Sally Decker: No, Jim fell first and then I shot Twice once. Det. Frank Drebin: Well, who fired twice? Sally Decker: Once! Capt. Ed Hocken: He’s the owner of the tire company, Frank. Det. Frank Drebin: [pauses] Okay. Once is the owner of the tire company and he fired Twice. Then Twice shot the teller once. Sally Decker: Twice. Det. Frank Drebin: …and Jim fell and then you fired Twice. Sally Decker: Once! Det. Frank Drebin: Okay. All right, that will be all for now, Ms. Decker. Capt. Ed Hocken: We’ll need you to make a formal statement down at the station. Sally Decker: Oh, of course! Det. Frank Drebin: You’ve been very helpful. We think we know how he did it. Sally Decker: Oh, Howie couldn’t have done it. He hasn’t been in for weeks. Det. Frank Drebin: Well. [pauses] Det. Frank Drebin: Thank you again, Ms. Decker. [to Ed] Det. Frank Drebin: Weeks? Capt. Ed Hocken: Saul Weeks. He’s the comptroller, Frank. The funniest thing… Read more »


The following is the only known existing footage of a naked warrior in action against, of all things, a Japanese submarine. (Circa “1941”) I think the technique employed is known as a “body triangle”. SLIGHTLY NSFW.




I loved that court scene from Airplane II.

Check it, bleed. Bro… was on! Didn’t trip. But the folks was freakin’, man…


Favorite Frank Drebin line:

Jane: Yeah you know, white guy. With a mustache, about 6’3″. Frank: Awfully big mustache


Earl: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.

Elaine: When will you be back?

Earl: I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.

2/17 Air Cav

@67. Good luck, Earl. We’re all counting on you.

2/17 Air Cav

Rumack: You’d better tell the Captain we’ve got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.

Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?

Rumack: It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.

2/17 Air Cav

Frank: This is Frank Drebin, Police Squad. Throw down your guns, and come on out with your hands up. Or come on out, then throw down your guns, whichever way you wanna do it. Just remember the two key elements here: one, guns to be thrown down; two, come on out!

2/17 Air Cav

Frank: Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes.

2/17 Air Cav

Last One (I promise.)

Frank: It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.


Well, we seem to have gotten seriously weird in the comments on this article.

Then again, so were ol’ Earl Littman’s claims. So I guess that’s also apropos. (smile)


I love you guys! (but I was not in the Navy) I am having hernia surgery tomorrow and feeling kinda down. Reading your posts here and the ones on the gay sailors, or do I just say sailors, climbing a greased pole have made me laugh my ass off this afternoon. I really needed it and thanks brothers! No offense intended to by sea going brothers. After all I was Army and went Green to Blue, yea…Air Force.


@72 – Goodyear?


@ 74 – Hope everything goes well. Had hernia surgery a year ago, everything went great, and am recovering from L5 discectomy 3 weeks ago.


It says a lot about his presentation skills when he has to edit a video that last 66 seconds.


Who is Earl Littman? I’m putting my V sign (that would be two cents) that he is really Keyser Söze.


“Secret Naked Combat Warriors”? Someone is trying for a #1 Seed.
Somebody ask Don if he is a Secret Naked Combat Warrior and get back to me on how that went

B Woodman

#44 Ex-PH2
” I wouldn’t believe him if he said there was a spider on my shoulder.
I’m done now. Any questinos.”

Yes. Is there a spider on your shoulder?


NO. There is, however, a very large black cat looking over yours.


And so, there I was, assigned to a supa secret squirrel mission with these two Marine MP’s guarding this here, rickity bridge on the river, Flow when an old timer dressed in black speedo’s and wearing a pair of them really hispeed eyeglasses on his beak came dog paddling upstream.

No, seriously! I’m telling ya man, this here was some real deal shit now (tapping my forefinger hard on the bar) f’real, bro.

Anyhow them two jarhead MP’s straighten up looking at me like I was some sorta brand, spanking new chewtoy or something, throw them airsoft rifles down, yelling at the old dude n all, “You there in the water! Halt, mofo”.

Old man halts, pulls up his eyegoggles and says “Hey, its me! I am the original real deal Navy Seal from WWII, Earl Littman”. “WHO?”, the jarhead MP axed him. “Littman, Earl Littman”. One of those jarhead MP’s leans over to the other (them jarheads all look alike ya know) “Hey, Corporal? Did he just say light him up?”. “Yea, I believe so”, Corporal says.

About then? The three of us spot a highspeed ripple coming upriver. Jarhead MP’s was wanting shoot it. Dead man, D-E-A-D, dead. And so I threw my little bitty Diasey Red Ryder BB rifle down on the ripple on the water, looking through my fancy dancy, non Army issued night seeing, heat seeker super squirrel scope. My left spotting eye gets real huge, man.

“Well what is it?”, the jarheads axed. “Sucks to be Littman! Its Senior Chief Shipley closing in to take him down”. “How the hell do you know that?”, they axed. “The Hair”, I replies, popping a Pall Mall ‘tween my lips n lighting it up. Sure nuff man, there was, that funky spooshing sound….ol man Littman got took down bro.

Mike Kozlowski

I just want to know when he was over Macho Grande.

Southern Class

Jeezus, someone gets killed in a blimp accident over the Orange Bowl and you call it a “Good Year”? You are one cold hearted Secret squirrel. Ask those who died if that happened in a Good Year and they’ll tell you straight out that it was one helluva Bad Year. “Good Year”, Sheesh.

Green Thumb



Now THAT was funny!


Can’t tell you, it’s classified… just believe it.


“Secret Combat Naked Warriors” sure sounds like a group of do-gooders, similar to the Justice League. Some of the more notable SCNW members include Chelle Lynne Anderson-Tesla, Sgt. Major Ronald Mailahn and Colonel Kenneth Crocheron.


This guy is sure coming out as a dark horse favorite in the tournament for Stolen Valor.


@73–Hondo, I think I started that ball rolling around @33. My bad.

I’ll punish one part of my body as pennance. I choose the liver, and my implement of choice is beer.

The Chief

Well, I showed up at work today and asked to join the “Secret Combat Naked Warriors”…I was told to get dressed and lose weight. All of you suck! I thought the group was for real.


Chief–it IS real. The first rule of Secret Combat Naked Warriors Club is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT SECRET COMBAT NAKED WARRIORS CLUB.

That’s why they’ve never been on that show “Deadliest Warrior.” First, they’d beat EVERYONE, and second, nobody knows they exist so they can’t be on TV anyway.


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Earl’s bullshit FB page is here:

I spent part of my time listening to a podcast he posted on his FB page and I can’t believe a word this POS has to say.


I was in a band once called Secret Combat Naked Warriors…

Michael Walker

i would like to have 10% of the total littman stole in the name of vets during his lifetime


I did some calculations based on his age in that article..found out the year he was born then did more calculations. He was 18 when the war ended. Making him a kid through most of America’s time in the war. So him being a ww2 vet is also in question unless we see his dd-14/records.


I always loved this sentence, because it’s a part of the secret nake combat warrior code: “I experienced people falling down with wounds and some falling down forever.”

I guess he simply coudln’t tell the difference between dead and wounded.

There is no Littman. There is only ZOOOOOOOOOL!