Scotty Priest; phony Beirut sniper

| December 24, 2015

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The folks at Military Phony send us their work on this Scotty Priest fellow who claimed to be a sniper at the Marine Barracks in Beirut – that as a sniper, he tagged the driver of the vehicle with the bomb aboard. He also claims that he has been killing Americans for the government in the United States;




As our friends point out, it was a truck that delivered the bomb to the Marine Barracks in Beirut, October 23, 1983 not a car. Well. Priest got pretty pissed off in the forum and started threatening to kill people to defend his stories when folks started questioning his veracity.

Well, he was indeed a Marine, but it doesn’t look like he ever left the Continental United States and Military Phony went back three times for a FOIA on Priest;

Scotty Priest FOIA 2

Scotty Priest FOIA

Scotty Priest Assignments

No awards, no schooling other than basic stuff that all artillerymen go through. So, tired of answering questions poorly, Priest decided to fake his suicide;


According to Military Phony, his death didn’t stop him from getting Birthday wishes from his family and friends a few days later on his Facebook page (they’ve since been removed). Military Phony monitored the local media and found no news stories or obituaries announcing the death of this brave Marine.

Category: Phony soldiers, Valor Vultures

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Nice touch on the suicide bullshit! LMAO!

Merry Xmas motherfucker!


Dennis (Denny) Howard Chevalier, and the Dutch Ruder Gang, will jump on this and add yet another phony number to the alleged suicides that “was caused”.


I totally agree…. WORD ^^^^^^

Green Thumb

Dude looks pretty felonious to me.

the Al

There is a reason for that- fucknuts here got himself an aggravated assault conviction.


As a commenter formerly known as MCPO NYC RET. said,
“Neck tattoo. LEGIT!”
At least I think he said it…I might be confused.


Fu Manchu, check.
Tattoos, check.
Tough guy look, check.

Yep, totally legit. Look it up! :mrgreen:

A Proud Infidel®™

“Snake Eyes” thousand-yard stare? Check.

Green Thumb

That stare came from being passed around the block.

Much like this turd.


“One picture shows me in the tree line …”

That’s it! All operators do so operate from the periphery of the tree line! Obvious proof of his sniper role.


Download one of the Mars rover photos from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory website. If you zoom in, and see that shadow in the distance, that is proof that I was there on Mars. /sarc. :mrgreen:

This has to illustrate how the rest of us see how ridiculous that statement was.


Gotcha dumbass. Now I see it. You were the PUSSY willow in the trees.


If he can be seen by a photographer while covering your ass from the trees, I would opine that his fieldcraft needs a little work…

Daisy Cutter

On the suicide announcement his ‘now widow’ uses the term “Espirit de corum”. That is the comradery that exists between interior decorators, for those of you that did not know.

Hack Stone

I like to use a bit of Latin every now and then. Today’s phrase is “Carp a Diem”, which translates into “Fish Of The Day”.


She put in an extra space. It’s actually “esprit decorum” which is having spirit, but in an understated way, without profanity.


“Esprit Deco Rum” – a fashionable 1920’s/30’s spirituous liquor distilled from sugarcane…


Originally posted by Daisy Cutter:

On the suicide announcement his ‘now widow’ uses the term “Espirit de corum”. That is the comradery that exists between interior decorators, for those of you that did not know.

His “wife” used speech to text when she generated that. Just ask Dennis (Denny) Howard Chevalier when he tried to say “Sweden”. :mrgreen:


O we happy few! O we band of feng shui practitioners!

Daisy Cutter

Also, “Forced Recon” was a unit where they made you go out on patrol against your will. Just so you know.


Maybe one of our USMC vets could help us out here.

What are the implications of an artillery crewman being assigned to “Correctional Facility Branch, SU#2 HQBN, MCB, Camp Pendelton, CA”? Seem kind of an odd assignment for an artillery troop.

Keepin' It Real

It was to “wash” his military record so he could go on covert missions. Think “The Dirty Dozen”.

Hack Stone

He volunteered to pull the unit brig duty quota.

Just An Old Dog

I was in the same Battalion as this guy. I just reconnected (over his BOS) with a guy who had been in my Battery back then.
My friend went to Bn to be the legal clerk. He distinctly remembers this shitbag because he did the deserter package on him in 1982.
They apprehended him somewhere west of the Mississipi and sent his ass to Pendelton where he was seperated. I remember wehen I checked in that “Sub unit two” is where they kept and processed deserters they didnt feel like going through the problem of Courtmartialing.
They gave them Admin seps GOTH and a kick in the ass.

Holden Magroin

What could an artillery soldier learn in the correctional barracks?

– Airburst
– Hairburst
– Rim Fire

I would surmise that it’s all hands-on, performance oriented training as well.



Without seeing the full page of assignments, I’m betting he was sent to correctional custody for a 30 or 45 day attitude adjustment instead of being sent to the brig.


Being sent to “Correctional Facility Branch” means he was a spotter adjusting rounds landing off course. Fags like him call it Erection Correction Facility where they get to spend 30-45 days locked up with other gay blades. Take a close look at his mustache and tell me it doesn’t look like a Village People “stash”.


Based on the photo I’d say career petty criminal, not USMC sniper.

Climb to Glory

I agree. Dude looks like a fucking dirtbag.


[…] This Ain’t Hell: […]


Well, frak me dead, if it ain’t the classic sniper stache here!

By cracky, I’d listen to just about anything this frelling poodoo has to say, and then I’d fall off my chair laughing. But I would definitely get it on video first. The fantasies get me, every time.


Stellar career, four years and a private. Good job, loser!

BlueCord Dad

Well, if this poor brave Marine(sarc) has indeed shuffled off this mortal coil, I think we should gather the TAH Choir and sing a hymn. What say you?

Hack Stone

If he “self-murdered” himself prior to being featured on TAH, will Daniel Bernath still give us the credit for the death?


Buck Fernath and Duck Fallas.

A Proud Infidel®™

If I spoke Swahili, I’d say “KUTOMBA WEWE!” to the both of them!!! 😀

I say to each of them “Thy moth’r was arrest’d f’r litt’ring ev’ry timeth she dropp’d thou off at school!”

Silentium Est Aureum

No doubt if their website was still up they’d try.

And fail. Again.

A Proud Infidel®™

THIS Farcebook page looks like the handiwork of The Dutch Rudder gang:


Judging by the writing style of some of the comments, I’d say it’s at least partly the work of Dullass.


Is that the one that starts like this?

Λοιπόν, να γαμήσεις νεκρός!


I’m on Board!!!!!!

Veritas Omnia Vincit

Nothing says hard core sniping motherfucker like a lot of really shitty prison tats….

Sack of shit acting like a sack of shit, what a surprise.


This reminds me a time when I messed with a guy I knew. He was one of those guys that always had to one up you on anything you said. Things like how he knew Chris Ledoux. One night a bunch of us were drinking beer at a buddies house and every time he told a story I would lie through my teeth and one up him. I had already told the others what I had planned to do so they knew it was all bullshit. After about an hour of this he got so ticked off trying to one up me he left.


That’s awesome.


I envy your one-upmanship skills. That is a gift.


“Well played, sir. Well played indeed.”

Climb to Glory

Lawn Dart Danny will be sending emails to Jonn about this guys “suicide” in 3…2…1

A Proud Infidel®™

WAIT, I thought it was “self-murder” to him? Either way he’ll add it to the “TAH Body Count”, GFY Bernath, I thoroughly enjoyed watching you blither and make an ass out of yourself to the Shipleys!

Silentium Est Aureum

I get the distinct impression Bertaint ain’t even close to finished making an ass of himself.

Little birdies work on Xmas Eve, too.

A Proud Infidel®™

I’m absolutely sure of that. If I had to build an extreme idiot from scratch, I’d use Daniel A. Bernath as a blueprint!

Tom Huxton

Careful if you kick the crap out of him,he will be too limp to stand.

Hack Stone

Bernath keeps pushing that boulder up that hill.


I’ve personally known two of these embellisher USMC types. One was a guy in my first nasty girl unit when I left active duty in 1989, E-5 type 1 ea. Claimed to be a POWER in Vietnam, claimed he escaped after being tortured, etc… never really bought the bullshit, but had to check when TAH posted the link to the site listing actual POW’s and had suspicions confirmed. The other dumb ass I worked with at Continental Cablevision where we were both cable installers. He started spinning BS stories about being a scout sniper in Beirut AND Grenada…wait for it…CONCURRENTLY. He must have had some pixie dust to pull that shit off…or maybe he was smoking it. Anyway, I showed his girlfriend a “good time”.

Dave Hardin

Those who deployed with BLT 2/8 went to Granada and then directly to Beirut. They relieved the Marines after the bombing and suffered many casualties of their own.

That was probably the most demanding deployment during Beirut in my opinion.


This is true. 22d MAU…..omg….32 years ago. OK, now I feel old.


No disrespect intended…his stories were just SUCH horseshit, especially his claim for having the longest range sniper kill in USMC history. That one was supposedly on Grenada.


Roger that…I was in no way supporting any of his


No shots were fired on that truck that drove into the BLT headquarters. It made it past the SOG post and detonated in the lobby.


Just how big were the barracks in Beirut? Must have been huge to billet all the folks that were “there”.

HMCS (FMF) ret.

Buttmonkey did spend time in the local “pound him in the ass prison” for aggravated assault… must love to be the girlfriend of Bubba, Thor Julio and Mr. “Tiny”.

Dave Hardin

Priest joins the growing ranks of phonies who know exactly who I am. I should write an article on how small the Marine Corps combat element actually is.

His mental capacity is not so diminished that he didnt remember me. Neither he nor his unit deployed to Beirut. He used his familiarity with Advance Party Operations and embellished it into something it is not.

Once again, claiming to be part of a unit that was so small we all know each other is never going to end well.

The last person to see the driver of the truck that exploded is a friend of mine. The last thing that driver did was look right at him…and smiled.

241 Marines died in the next instant. Many others died before and after that moment. For Priest to claim he was there is just utter bullshit.

You will never meet a more humble or honorable Marine than Steve Russell. He went on to become a Drill Instructor at Parris Island and retired. Although he would rather be seen as just another asshole like the rest of us, Steve will always be a personal hero of mine. Semper Fi Bro.

Phuk Ewe Scotty Priest.


I would love to take a pair of tweezers to the claimant’s ‘stache, one whisker at a time… on an active fire ant hill.

Oh, how can I say such things when it’s the holidays???


Con respecto a este mentira hijo de puta el Papa concede dispensa especial para ello.


These attention W$&@s want to be famous then we will make them famous…


Jesus, that was hard to watch. That MARINE has nothing to be ashamed of. I hear that tremble in his voice, and would give anything to lift that weight from his shoulders.


another shitbag off the rolls. looks like a 3 month washout. let’s guess all the prison tattoos we’re acurierd in the marines on a super secret mission ? ? ? WRONG !!!!!!!!!


Please Forgive my Language on this day before days


No need to apologize, just telling the truth. The guy is a shit-bag-do-nothing.

He is so cowardly he had to fake his suicide.

A Proud Infidel®™

I JUST thought about this, maybe he faked his own suicide to steal someone else’s identity and play some more con games?


That’s true too. Seeing how crazy he is, he probably did it thinking people will go away.


It’s a long read, but it may give some insight of what actually happened that day.


Thanks for the link.

The events of the unfortunate morning start on page 32 of the document(41 of the pdf).

It’s actually worth the read though getting there.


He did at least get one thing right – calling himself a marine instead of a Marine. Perhaps he misspelled sniper when he meant snapper. A marine snapper would be slightly larger than a sardine…


Maybe it’s the time of the season, or maybe it’s the entire story about this phony and all his b. s. claims. His just aggravated the hell out of me. Since I personally know a good friend living in his small town of Parsons, Tn., I just HAD to rub it in his face and post on Military Phonies.
Yeah, real bad asses just HAVE to tell the world.

The video posted by Dave Hardin about the Sgt of The Guard that day in Beirut really puts terrorism in perspective. His eyes and demeanor even before opening the video tell it all.

Meanwhile this POS lives his lie and pretty much got away with it until now. His infamy will forever be remembered now in Parsons. They just don’t know when to stop running their mouth do they?


Wow! Faking suicide? Isn’t that a new trick in the poser toolbag (see what I did there?)?

Just An Old Dog

Ron Mailhan pulled the same shit, pretending to be his “Girlfriend” posting from the emergency room.


True, but this one’s “widow” claimed he actually succeeded in the attempt.

Green Thumb

Lets Go To Prison!

Dave Hardin

Scotty Priest has come back to life all of a sudden. Now he claims that he was in jail at the time of those posts, he never served in Beirut, and its all a big mistake.

Phuk Ewe Priest. I was the one you were chatting with when you faked your own death. You know my name shit stain.

You did a apology that only went half way. Now go the whole way for once in that pathetic life of yours and admit you were making false claims about your service and tried to duck out of it all by faking your own death.

Just An Old Dog

I have been chatting with my buddy who was the legal Clerk in 2/10. Now I remember this squirrely looking fuck in the Battalion Area. He was in Delta Battery. I remember one of Delta’s NCOs. Sgt Charity getting a piece of his ass one day.


He claimed he was in jail for 8 months and that’s how his Facebook got hacked, I blew that out of the water with one phone call to his county jail, seems he did a whole whooping 2 hours in back in Dec. When I called him out on it he said it was a different jail till I explained all detention centers a linked and the jailer I talked to looked Tenn. wide. I guess he didn’t realize jail time is public record. He blocked me after that.,,,lol

HMCS(FMF) ret.

Sandman, I’d bet you that he snarfed down A LOT of cockmeat sammiches in those two hours he did in the local poundhimintheass jail!


Well I guess this is a double zombie thread because he was alive and then dead and then alive again.