The Fantasy Life of an Armed Anti-Immigrant Militia Leader: A Portrait of a Grifter

| June 15, 2019

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins aka Johnny Horton, Jr., self-appointed five-star general and commander of the New Mexico based United Constitutional Patriots vigilante militia. Military Deserter; Country Music Star Imposter; Law Enforcement Impersonator; Bigamist; Career Criminal; Dead Beat Dad

Award-winning investigative journalist Nate Thayer has done an exhaustive investigation of Valor Thief Larry Mitchell Hopkins, and is generous in forwarding his work to me for posting here. His documentation is voluminous, but I urge you all to take the time necessary to view the post in its entirety; it’s an incredible story of a life-long criminal and Stolen Valor thief.
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By Nate Thayer

June 13, 2019

The son of a country music Hall of Fame legend, U.S. Army Special Forces Vietnam combat veteran Colonel Johnny Horton, Jr., the commander of the heavily armed, paramilitary United Constitutional Patriots militia group, drew nationwide headlines earlier this year for detaining illegal immigrants at gunpoint on the New Mexico border and vowing to defend the United States against an “invasion of illegal criminals.”

“I know the enemy is close to the border. I am going to fight and I may give my life but at least I will be there and stand by my oath. They didn’t get me when I was in the army. If they get me now at least I will die for our country and what keeping America free is all about,” wrote Horton, Jr earlier this year.

The gun-toting right-wing extremist leader of the United Constitutional Patriots vigilante group is, in truth, a U.S. military deserter and career criminal, U.S. Army and court records show, who has lived the life of a fraud for more than a half century.

Johnny Horton, Jr. was never with the U.S. Army Special Forces and never went to Vietnam, according to his official U.S. military records, both claims he has repeatedly asserted publicly.

His name is not even Johnny Horton, Jr., according to federal court records.

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins wearing a U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Vietnam Veteran hat in April 2019 at the New Mexico “headquarters” of the United Constitutional Patriots vigilante militia group

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, aka Johnny Horton, Jr., is a multiple convicted felon, who has left a colorful trail of criminal arrests nationwide, according to numerous court records obtained in this investigation, living the life of a grifter, conman, and fraud for the last half century landing him in county jails and state prisons from Tennessee to Texas to Michigan to South Dakota to Idaho to Oregon to Montana to Washington to California and, as of April 22, Las Cruces, New Mexico where the leader of the most high-profile armed paramilitary militia group in the United States, the United Constitutional Patriots, now resides in the county jail awaiting trial on federal charges of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

Hopkins aka Horton didn’t “stand by his oath” when he was formally designated as AWOL by the United States Army and “dropped from the rolls–desertion” from Ft Lewis, Washington on December 13, 1967 and on the run from the law until he was apprehended in Montana in late 1968 on interstate auto theft and federal military desertion charges, according to Army and court records. His official U.S. military DD-214 records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, list him a “Prisoner IHCA USAG Ft. MacArthur, CA” as of October 20, 1969 and again as of July 29, 1970 until he was released from an Army brig as a private and given the boot on August 27, 1970.

Those records show he was discharged from the U.S. military with an “RE3B” separation code–a designation that makes him ineligible to ever serve in the U.S. armed forces again–and denotes “individuals who are not qualified for continued Army service”, “ineligible for enlistment”, and whose “separation is in the best interests of the Army.”

The official U.S. Army DD214 military records of Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who claims he is a three-tour combat veteran of Vietnam with the U.S. Army Special Forces with the rank of Colonel. The records show Hopkins spent his entire Army career in a military prison in California on charges of desertion before being booted with the rank of private

For more than 40 years, Horton, Jr. has lived a Walter Mitty life of an imposter, touring America with his music act falsely claiming to be the son of country music Hall of Fame legend, Johnny Horton, an identity he continues to insist is true despite the outraged protestations of Horton, Sr.’s actual family.

In November 1968, Hopkins was arrested in Montana on Washington state auto theft charges after he stole his girlfriends truck in Washington state and she complained to authorities. She also told the cops Hopkins was AWOL from the military. “Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 19, of Happy Camp, Calif., was picked up by Lake County Sheriff’s officers Tuesday on a federal warrant for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle. He has been transferred to Missoula. Hopkins reportedly is AWOL from the service and is charged with the auto theft in another state,” reads a November 1968 Montana news article headlined “AWOL Serviceman Arrested at Polson.” Another Montana news clip that day said “Larry M. Hopkins, 19, Pablo, charged with transporting a stolen car in interstate commerce, was ordered held in Missoula County Jail under a $2,000 bond Thursday after being arraigned by U.S. Commissioner J. E. Brodie. Hopkins allegedly transported a stolen automobile from Bremerton, Wash., to Gait, Calif. He was arrested Wednesday by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.”

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins arrest in Montana in 1969 on auto theft and desertion from the U.S. Army charges. He was turned over to military authorities and spent the next two years in a military prison

Court records show that Hopkins has been arrested dozens of times by U.S. Army, federal, state, and local authorities and spent numerous spurts of time in county jails, military brigs, and state prisons in a multitude of states over the last half a century.

They show Hopkins has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, writing bad checks, prison escape, failure to pay child support, bigamy, auto theft, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, being AWOL from the U.S. Army, numerous probation violations, escaping from federal custody, and defrauding music club owners, among numerous other charges.

At least twice, in Oregon and Texas, he was arrested on charges of impersonating a cop. He has repeatedly claimed to be a U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel combat veteran of Vietnam, and claims to have a son who was killed in combat during the Gulf war.

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Fingerprints of Larry Mitchell Hopkins listing several aliases in a 2010 South Dakota federal court document indictment of Hopkins for failure to pay child support

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2019 New Mexico federal court document listing reasons why Larry Mitchell Hopkins is a risk to be given bail and released from pre-trial incarceration on federal charges of “possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.” Hopkins has fled from numerous criminal charges in several jurisdictions after being granted bail in recent decades. He remains in the Los Cruces, New Mexico county lockup awaiting trial as of June 2019

In addition to his false Stolen Valor military claims and a career as the imposter son of a country music star, Hopkins also claims to be Elvis Presley’s cousin, a graduate of the University of Wyoming, a full blood Cherokee Indian, and in regular contact with President Donald Trump since they met while, Hopkins claims, he was playing at a Casino in Las Vegas in the 1980’s, interviews and court records show.

None of those claims are true, either.

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2019 mugshot of Larry Mitchell Hopkins in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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1986 mugshot of Larry Mitchell Hopkins in Michigan

Hopkins is the “commander” and founder of the high profile United Constitutional Patriots armed militia group which grabbed headlines in 2019 after detaining hundreds of migrants at gunpoint along the United States-Mexico border. The group has issued calls “for reinforcements” of other far-right armed extremists who, equipped with war weaponry and using military tactics, have “deployed” to the border to conduct vigilante operations. They have raised thousands of dollars in donations over social media.

“They are former Green Berets. They are former law enforcement and they know what they are doing. This is what we need, people who know what they are doing. We are asking for former military or law enforcement,” an April, 2019 United Constitutional Patriots radio broadcast seeking support said.

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Hopkins in a photograph he posted on his United Constitutional Patriots militia paramilitary group Facebook page. “I stand for the flag. I kneel for the cross.”

The group’s listed objective is to “uphold the Constitution of The United States of America” and to protect citizens’ rights “against all enemies both foreign and domestic” — which mimics the Oath of Enlistment taken by U.S. military service members.

Assuming his GI Joe fantasy life as a battle-tested U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran of Vietnam leading his own private army defending America’s borders from what Hopkins calls “an invasion of criminals, drug cartels, Muslim terrorists, and sex traffickers”, Hopkins appointed himself a five star general of the United Constitutional Patriots, dressing in the full regalia including an Army Special Forces beret with five stars attached and five stars on shoulder epaulets, as well as U.S. army airborne wings on his chest.

Hopkins, of course, earned none of these ranks or medals.

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins adorned with a U.S. Army beret featuring the insignia of a five-star general on both his hat and shoulder epaulets, airborne jump wings on his left chest, and the patch of his private militia group on his arm. There have been only 9 members of the U.S. military who have been accorded 5 stars in U.S. history. Hopkins is not one of them. His photo is superimposed over a photograph of a portion of the wall separating the U.S. from Mexico in the background.

There have only been five five-stars in the U.S. Army and four in U.S. Navy in U.S. military history, and Larry Mitchell Hopkins is not one of them.

They are George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Henry H. Arnold, Omar Bradley, William D. Leahy, Ernest J. King, Chester Nimitz, and William F. Halsey.

General Omar Bradley, the most senior commander of American ground troops in Europe from D-Day in June 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945, was the last officer to receive the rank, in 1950. The rank has lain dormant since then. United States Founding father George Washington is the only American to have been accorded six stars.

But that didn’t stop military deserter Hopkins from assuming that rank as head of the paramilitary United Constitutional Patriots border militia vigilante group.

The United Constitutional Patriots have deployed a rogues gallery of mostly overweight, middle-aged but heavily armed men dressed in mismatched military uniforms, adorned with regalia purchased over the Internet, to the border in New Mexico. Videos the group posted showing militia members wielding war weaponry ordering families, including young children, to sit on the dirt and wait for U.S. Border Patrol agents to take custody of them. The group is made up of “Americans that believe in the constitution and the rights of every American that will stand up for there [sic] rights in unity and help keep America safe,” according to their Facebook page.

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins, appearing less than fit to go into battle at the headquarters of his United Constitutional Patriots militia in Sunland Park, New Mexico in April 2019. (Photo credit: Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) Albuquerque, New Mexico/Roberto E. Rosales/Journal

On Facebook, the group says they are a nonprofit and insinuates they are associated with the United States Army Special Forces. “We are covered under the 501C3 Home of the 5th,” reads their Facebook page, referencing the U.S. army 5th Special Forces, a unit that Hopkins falsely claims to have served three tours in Vietnam with the rank of Colonel. Shortly before his April 2019 arrest, photographs of Hopkins show him wearing a 5th Special Forces Vietnam Veteran hat and accompanying medals, including airborne jump wings.

Hopkins actual military record is straightforward and documented. He was never attached to the U.S. Army Special Forces, his official DD-214 U.S. Army military records show. The entirety of his military service was spent in U.S. Army detention and prison after he deserted his unit in California shortly after enlisting in 1967 and went on the lam.

Hopkins fled when given a choice by a Montana judge in 1967 to join the army or go to jail and was on the run when he was arrested on interstate auto theft charges and federal charges as an Army deserter in 1969. U.S. Army records show he spent the remainder of his Army career as a military “prisoner” in California before being less than honorably discharged two years later as an army private, having never gone to Vietnam.


Larry Mitchell Hopkins U.S. Army DD214 official military service record. It shows he spent his entire military career as a prisoner after he deserted his unit in California in 1967

In April, United Constitutional Patriots spokesman Jim Bevie defended Hopkins, saying “We’re just a group of volunteer patriots, veterans in law enforcement.” Bevie still contends Hopkins is “a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran…He was a victim in this.”

Hopkins continues to assert that he is a combat-tested military veteran. Recently, Hopkins defended many of the more outlandish false claims he has made in recent years.

When questioned recently about his stolen valor false military record claims, Hopkins still double downs insisting he is a U.S. Army special forces Vietnam combat veteran.

“I do want one thing cleared up real fast. What you thought said stolen valor does not say stolen valor at all. It was stolen vehicle,” Hopkins told the right-wing militia radio podcast in a live interview from his single-wide trailer in the New Mexico desert earlier this year. “The girl that I was going with back in Texas in the, I don’t know, early ’80’s, I used her truck. I didn’t get back when I was supposed to and she didn’t know how to find me so instead of calling the Texas state patrol or whatever it was to put a locator on me she reported it stolen. The next morning I went in front of the judge on arraignment and it was all straightened out and dismissed immediately.”

Actually, Hopkins appears to have lost track of his myriad of criminal charges and less than stellar association with the United States military over recent decades. According to court records, it was 1968 when he was first arrested on auto theft charges for stealing a girlfriends vehicle while simultaneously having outstanding warrants for desertion from the U.S. military. Instead of being “all straightened out and dismissed”, Hopkins was turned over to the FBI who then turned him over to the custody of the United States Army where he spent the next few years in a California military brig.

“What you say is stolen valor is stolen vehicle,” Hopkins still insists. “There is not stolen valor of any kind.”

Hopkins has indeed been charged with auto theft-related charges in Texas, California, Washington, and Montana. Twice he was returned to military custody on federal charges of desertion from the Army.

“You said your records are sealed—your military records?” asked an internet podcast interviewer in early 2019.

“I was told not to go into that, because there are people who are making false statements, my lawyers are telling them to cease and desist. They are going to court,” Hopkins replied.

“My grandfather was a Green Beret and did four tours and got three purple hearts and his military records were not sealed because it was not like he was Navy Seal,” the suspicious interviewer from Renegade Radio responded. “I was just wondering why you are so special.”

“I am not going into it. I don’t mean to be disrespectful,” said Hopkins.

“Okay. I was just wondering what made you so top secret, like if you were in with the CIA.”

“I can’t talk about it. I cannot talk about it,” said Hopkins. “I do get my military disability. I do have my VA card. And I do have my DD-214. My DD219 is sealed.”

There is no such thing as a DD219. Hopkins made that up, too.

A DD214 is the official military record issued to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. uniformed services, and includes any deployments, training, rank, and awards, among other specifics of a veterans service. Hopkins declined to share his DD214 when asked. It was later obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and more detailed portions of his military service record found in 2010 federal court records charging Hopkins with fleeing several states and assuming fake aliases to avoid paying court-ordered child support payments.

Disclosing his DD214 service records “would have tied into the false valor, but if you have other ways of proving that you actually did serve then I will definitely back off. To be honest with you, I don’t even want to be involved with this. This is like watching soap operas,” the interviewer concluded.

“I am not going to talk about it. I was told that by my lawyers. If you come here I will prove to you I was part of the military,” said Hopkins.

“Okay, we are going to put the question of your arrest record to rest as everyone can change their ways and whatnot. I just have a question for you,” asked a far-right militia member who hosts Renegade Network internet podcast. “If you’re not rich and you’re great friends with President Trump, Trey Gowdy, and Elvis Presley, how come they weren’t able to give you bond money, bail you out of jail, because I saw one of your bonds was $15,000. That is just something that boggles me there.”

“Just because you are friends with somebody doesn’t mean you are going to call them when you get in trouble,” Hopkins answered. “And as for being friends with Elvis Presley, that is going deeper. He is my cousin. That is proven.”

“The people that I know and who my friends are, I have earned every inch of their trust and respect. Now when you are talking about people and them, we have people—I’m not saying their names or anything—I’ve been told not to say their names anymore because of the threats of the Democratic Party and on our radio show we have one of President Trump’s advisors. We have direct contact to the oval office through two other people. We are working directly with them,” Hopkins continued, referring to his rag-tag private militia efforts to intercept migrants on the southern border. “People can believe it or not. It is a fact. It’s true.”

Referring to Hopkins claims to be in regular contact with his “cousin” Elvis Presley, who Hopkins claims is alive and living in Hawaii, the radio interviewer asked “Why on earth, because you would be the man to know, would a man who is so successful go into hiding, Elvis, your cousin, in Hawaii. Don’t you think he would have been recognized by now.”

“He has been recognized. He has tried to come out. Go to youtube 2012 you will see a video he did that says ‘I’m still alive’.” Hopkins replied. “The whole deal was he was involved in the DEA. He had to go into hiding because he was a witness. It was a huge deal where the mafia was concerned. You can check that out. Google it. You will also find out he came out of hiding five years ago and right now he is ready to come back out for the whole world.”

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A poster Hopkins put on his militia group Facebook page in March 2019 referring to himself : “Johnny Horton, Jr. American Rockstar” subtitled “American Patriot Standing Up For His Nations Sovereignty.”

Life as Country Music Star Imposter

For decades, Larry Mitchell Hopkins has played the country music circuit under the name Johnny Horton, Jr., the son of country music hall of fame legend Johnny Horton. Hopkins has been revealed as an imposter multiple times in several states.

Calling himself “traditional country music artist” Johnny Horton, Jr., Hopkins has videos of different versions of him singing the song “The Green Beret” with footage of soldiers in battle and the American flag waving in the background.

In May 1981, Hopkins was publicly exposed as an imposter during a show he was performing as Johnny Horton, Jr. at the Hanging Tree Tavern in Spokane, Washington. A suspicious drummer in his band checked his background and learned Johnny Horton had two children–both girls– but no sons. The drummer called Horton Sr.’s widow, Billie Jean, in Louisiana.”She was super hot about it,” he said.

At the time during live performances at roadside bars, Hopkins was referring to his “wonderful memories” with “daddy.”

Horton Sr.’s widow was so incensed she flew from Louisiana to Spokane and was listening from the audience. “I was choking. It hurt me a lot. The Bible also says you should not steal, and you’re stealing from Johnny Horton still a great name in country music and I hope they put you in prison for a long time.”

A May 9, 1981 Associated Press article headlined “Widow exposes singer’s son as impostor” was published in papers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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1981 Associated Press article detailing the widow of country music hall of fame legend Johnny Horton confronting Hopkins at a Spokane, Washington bar, where he was playing as Johnny Horton, Jr., and exposing him as an imposter

Hopkins had just married a woman under the name Horton, Jr. the day before Horton, Sr.’s widow flew from Louisiana to Spokane, Washington to confront the imposter. Upon learning her new husband was not Johnny Horton Jr., Hopkins’ new bride stormed out of the bar and filed for an annulment. In addition to her new husband not being who he said he was, she was unaware Hopkins was still married to another woman from Michigan at the time under a third alias.

“I think maybe she married me for the name rather than for myself,” Hopkins aka Horton said at the time.

Hopkins had no choice but to confess.

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The real Johnny Horton with his then wife Billie Jean. Horton had two children–both girls. Larry Mitchell Hopkins was not one of them

The bar owner was quoted as saying “He said he was in town when he started having troubles with his bus, which had broken down.” He asked to work as a singer, the bar owner said, “My mistake was not pulling his I.D., old gullible me. I was excited about someone that important coming in.”

“If I was wrong for what I did, for loving a man’s music and what he stood for, then I guess I’m wrong,” Hopkins told a reporter while sitting at the bar nursing a drink after his music act was fired. “But I’ll never do it again.”

But he did. In Michigan in 1986, Hopkins was arrested again for impersonating Johnny Horton Jr. at a bar he was performing at under the name Johnny Horton, Jr., and charged with “obtaining money under false pretenses.” He incurred additional charges for “prison escape” while held in the Michigan county lockup. At that time, he gave police his name as Scott Alan Curtiss but his real identity was discovered as Larry Mitchell Hopkins.

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What is true is that Hopkins is a serial bigamist and dead beat dad who has married multiple women without the benefit of divorce or legal annulment from other, current wives and fathered children he has criss-crossed the country defying court ordered child support payments, according to federal and state court records from multiple jurisdictions over a 30 year period.

In 2010, federal agents arrested Hopkins aka Horton in Tennessee on warrants issued in South Dakota for a failure to pay child support originating in Washington state in 1994. Connie Mae Frederick had married Johnny Horton, Jr. in Washington State in November, 1994. Within a month, she discovered he was already married to another woman in Michigan under his real name, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, and she filed for an annulment. But by then, Ms. Frederick was already pregnant.

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1994 Oregon court petition to annul Hopkins marriage to a woman he had married under a false name while still married to someone else under another false name in another state.

”I had known the defendant approximately one month prior to our marriage. Following our marriage, I learned that he had used multiple names; for example he was recently incarcerated under the name Larry Hopkins in Michigan. I have also learned that he was previously married. As Larry Hopkins, he married Nancy Jones in Monroe, Michigan in 1983. Using the name Scott Curtiss, he married Donna Garcia in the State of Texas in January, 1994,” wrote Connie Mae Frederick in a Washington State request for annulment of the marriage in November, 1994. “ To the best of my knowledge, neither of these marriages has been terminated by death or divorce. Although I am currently pregnant, I ask that this marriage be determined to be invalid as the respondent was unable to contract a new marriage.” She was granted child support payments by a Washington state court at that time, but Hopkins never paid anything and continued to criss-cross the country under aliases for years.

On December 1, 2009, a South Dakota federal grand jury indicted Hopkins for failing to pay over $65,000 in past due child support. On May 1, 1995, 14 years earlier, Hopkins had been ordered by the Superior Court of the State of Washington, County of Pend Oreille, to pay $367 per month for his minor child. “At the time of indictment, Larry M. Hopkins had not made any payments toward his child support arrearages, and the total arrearage amount was $64,225,” said the 2009 South Dakota indictment.

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2010 South Dakota federal charging document pursuing Hopkins through numerous states on non-payment of 16 year old court ordered child support.

Horton was arrested in Tennessee in 2009 and extradited to South Dakota. As he had for decades, he left a trail of true believers who attested to his good character.

When the law has eventually caught up with him, Hopkins has submitted a tsunami of false character witness statements in his defense to avoid child support payments, including claims of being a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran of Vietnam. “This is a man who served his country through three tours in Vietnam and was a Colonel with the Green Beret special forces,” wrote John Andrew Young retired “CPL U.S.M.C.”, in a court submitted character reference for Hopkins after he was arrested in Tennessee in 2010 on federal warrants for absconding on child support payments that began in Washington state courts in 1994 and migrated to federal courts in South Dakota years later while Hopkins was living under the name Johnny Horton, Jr. in Tennessee. “This is a man who is a college graduate with many skills in many different fields. Johnny also has a big heart and he is kind to others. He is a talented songwriter/singer/entertainer and somewhat of a comic. He performed in many shows in country music with other friends of his, like Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Trey Young, Charlie Louvin, and many more country stars.”

None of those claims are true, either–beginning with Hopkins real name.

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“This is a man who served his country through three tours in Vietnam and was a Colonel in the Green Beret Special Forces” reads a character reference submitted by Hopkins to a federal court in a 2010 indictment for absconding on child support payments

2010 court documents filed in Tennessee which resulted in Hopkins arrest on South Dakota federal charges of failure to pay court ordered child support obligations include interviews by federal law enforcement agents with Hopkins music band manager.

On June 3, 2010 special agents from the Inspector General’s office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services interviewed James Russell Elkins, a Tennessee musician who said he first met Johnny Horton Junior in November 2009 at a Waffle House in Dickson, Tennessee where he agreed to manage Horton’s music career. “Horton played five shows booked by Elkins in places like Memphis, TN and Tunica, MS. Most of the shows were charity benefits that paid approximately $1500,” reads the federal court document. “Elkins had difficulty booking shows for Horton because Horton lied about his experience and background. In addition, Horton was not a very talented musician.”

“Elkins stopped working with Horton a few months ago because Horton was a chronic liar,” reads the federal court investigation report. Horton “sold cars at a used car lot in Dickson and also works as a bail bondsman. Horton has a license and a badge identifying him as a bail bondsman.”

“Elkins asked Horton for his birth certificate to prove Horton’s claim that he was the son of the famous country music star Johnny Horton, who is deceased. Horton, Jr. claimed he could not find his birth certificate and later told Elkins his real name is Larry Hopkins.”

“Horton and his band were scheduled to appear at a venue called The Limelight. Part of the event was to be televised, but Horton didn’t show out of fear that he would be discovered as a fraud since he was falsely claiming to be Johnny Horton’s son,” the report continued.

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A federal law enforcement investigative report submitted to a South Dakota federal court which had indicted Larry Mitchell Hopkins. “Elkins had difficulty booking shows for Horton because Horton lied about his experience and background. In addition, Horton was not a very talented musician.”

An April 2011 statement by the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota stated “a Bon Aqua, Tennessee, man charged with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support was sentenced on April 11, 2011…Larry M. Hopkins, age 61, was sentenced to three months of supervised release, a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $68,987.

Horton, despite evidence to the contrary, still maintains he is the illegitimate son of Johnny Horton. “People say Johnny Horton doesn’t have a son. He does have a son—me,” Horton said earlier this year. “I was illegitimate. A man by the name of Dan Hopkins married my mother back in 1948 before my Dad was ever a country music singer, married my mom to give her a name.

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins in a promo photograph for his country music band “Johnny Horton, Jr. and the Southern Rebels.”

In 2015, Hopkins aka Horton, Jr. managed to wangle his way into being inducted into the “Country Music “Legend of Legends” Hall of Fame,” an obscure “pay-to-play” award based in rural Texas. The announcement, which received minor local media publicity, was accompanied by a photograph captioned “Dale Everitt, our own Veteran’s Service Officer is holding Johnny Horton Sr’s (Deceased) plaque denoting his induction. The Father and Son were both inducted at the same time last year.”

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Larry Hopkins (left) with plaque after he arranged for himself under the fake name Johnny Horton, Jr. and country music legend Johnny Horton, who he falsely claims is his father, to be inducted together into the “Country Music ‘Legend of Legends’ Hall of Fame,” an obscure “pay-to-play” award based in rural Texas in 2015.

n November 2015, Hopkins published a song and video of the late Johnny Horton’s hit country music song “North to Alaska.” On YouTube, it is titled “JOHNNY HORTON JR & HIS DAD JOHNNY HORTON singing together NORTH TO ALASKA.”

Commentators on the youtube video include relatives of Johnny Horton who remain outraged by Hopkins falsely claiming to be the country music legend’s son.


JOHNNY HORTON JR & HIS DAD JOHNNY HORTON singing together NORTH TO ALASKA.”

“I don’t know who this fool is, but I am Johnny Horton’s cousin, and the cousin of his daughters,” wrote Jimmie Robinson. “Johnny never had a son. My Dad, Jim Robinson would roll over in his grave about this imposter.”

“There is no Johnny Horton Jr related to Johnny Horton. There is a Tommy Horton. I knew Johnny & am still friends of his family,” wrote another. “His widow busted one guy claiming to be JH Jr a few years ago, don’t know if this is the same guy. I do know the Horton video came from film owned by me. I released it to Bear Family Records in Germany for release as a DVD. Neither Bear family or myself has authorized the use of the video by anyone other than for personal use by purchasers. (This is) fraud and unauthorized use.”

“This fraud is Larry Mitchell Hopkins from Oregon. When he was arrested in Tennessee in 2010, the address he gave was a livestock trailer dealer in Tennessee,” wrote another. “He also says that he is Elvis Presley’s cousin, a graduate of the University of Wyoming and a full blood Cherokee Indian. What’s worse is that he can’t sing worth a crap…”

“Incredible! This imposter will rot in The Lake of Fire tormented forever,” commented someone using the name “A Bible and a Gun”. “There are indeed consequences, if not on this side then on the other side. Ephesians 5 11 – reprove. reprove means to expose good work.”

By now, Hopkins has a lifetime of arrests in multiple states for living the life of a grifter and fraud on his resume.

In another recording released on youtube in 2011 of the song “The Green Berets”, which Hopkins “dedicated to all the armed forces and may God Bless You,” a former band member of the “Johnny Horton, Jr. band” wrote: “This man is a total fraud. His real name is Larry Hopkins, and he’s nothing but a gypsy drifter who makes his living ripping off unsuspecting musicians to back him up. This man is NOT Johnny Horton’s illegitimate son, has no relation only a tribute performer, and a bad one at that. He stole money from a band I used to play in, when setting up a concert 6/17/2012, at the Civic Center in Farmington, NM. He can’t sing with a damn, and is a pathological liar. This man was investigated by the FBI, and nothing good was reported by them. He will deny everything said without conscious. Best advice is to avoid this man with mental disorder and stick to people with noted credentials. Only then will you not be sorry.”

Larry Hopkins trail of criminal conduct stretching decades and across the country are long, broad, varied, and redundant.

Random snippets include in 1975, Hopkins was arrested for “escaping federal custody” and “impersonating a police officer” in Odessa, Texas, according to newspaper archives. “Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 25, of Seymour (was) charged with impersonating a peace officer in connection with an incident on June 7 at Eighth and Lee in which a man posed as a policeman,” read a November 26, 1975, Odessa (Texas) American newspaper article at the time.

An earlier March 8, 1975 Odessa American article says “Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 25, (was indicted) for escaping from federal custody.”

He was arrested for passing eight bad checks in Missoula, Montana in 1978 for $2,452 as payment for wages to his employees of the company he ran, the John Horton Pole Co. Hopkins, under the name Johnny Horton, was convicted of a felony and sentenced to ten years, later reduced down to five years, in Montana state prison.

In February 1986, Hopkins was arrested in Michigan for “obtaining money under false pretenses” for misrepresenting himself to a Michigan music club owner as the son of country music star Johnny Horton.

In October 1993, Hopkins was arrested again in Michigan for “Weapons – Firearms – Possession of a Loaded Firearm in or Upon Vehicle.” Police listed his aliases as “Johnny Norton, Jr., Larry M. Hopkins, and Scott Alan Curtiss.”

In 2006, Hopkins was arrested in Klamath County, Oregon on charges including impersonating a police officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm, among a myriad of other charges, according to the FBI and Oregon court records.

Hopkins was in possession of a taser, two Ruger Blackhawk pistols, a 30 caliber carbine, and a Winchester model 94 lever action rifle caliber 30.30. when a deputy sheriff encountered him at a local gas station. He was also in possession of ammunition for those weapons.

The Klamath County deputy sheriff described his encounter with Hopkins. “I observed that Larry Hopkins was wearing a black uniform style shirt and black pants. Hopkins had a badge similar in appearance to a police officer badge pinned above his left breast in the area a police officer would wear a badge. Hopkins had a gold star on each of his collars which is often a sign of rank. Hopkins had several military or law enforcement style pins all over his shirt in a uniform appearance,” the deputy wrote.

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Another deputy said Hopkins claimed to be working “directly under (then president) George Bush,” and “also claimed to [be] doing ‘Operations’ in Afghanistan” and enroute “to pick up a team of agents to process a meth lab” in California, the police incident report reads.

Hopkins plead guilty admitting he had given “the impression to others that I was a peace officer.”

On April 22, 2019, Larry Mitchell Hopkins was arrested in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the “headquarters command post” of his United Constitutional Patriots militia army–his single-wide trailer at a trailer park in the remote desert of southeastern New Mexico near the border of both Texas and Mexico–by the FBI on federal charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon–the third time he has faced those same charges in recent decades.

According to the criminal complaint, Hopkins possessed nine firearms and ammunition in his home in San Juan County, N.M., which were confiscated by agents of the Federal Bureau of investigation in a November 2017 raid by the agents.

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Hopkins was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of at least three previous felony convictions, including possessing a loaded firearm in the state of Michigan in 1996; being a felon in possession of a firearm in the state of Oregon in 2006; and impersonating a peace officer in the state of Oregon in 2006.”

Why it took two years to arrest Hopkins after the confiscation of his mini-arsenal–a clear federal violation for any convicted felon–remains unclear. The FBI declined to respond to a request for comment.

Federal agents also appear to have missed or ignored other felony offenses under his real name, and other aliases including Johnny Horton Jr. He is currently held in the New Mexico county lockup awaiting trial on those charges to which he has plead not guilty.

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  1. The Other Whitey says:

    That’s a tremendous amount of shit stuffed into one badly-strained bag. He looks like six feet of prolapsed cornhole!

  2. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    He looks like twenty bags of unwashed Sphincters stuffed into a ten bag container, what a Bernathian POS!

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    “Army brig”

    I believe Army has stockades, Navy has Brigs.
    Minor point, Could be wrong. Picky picky.

    The photo of him in profile is gross.

    How he has gotten away with a life like that is beyond bizarre. Glad they got him away from the border situation.
    Nice work Nate.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      He looks like he couldn’t handle going up even one flight of stairs without having a massive coronary!

  4. OAE CPO USN Ret says:

    Target in sight. Request deployment of the Continent of Insults.

    • Eden says:

      I second that. This guy certainly deserves it!

      • The Stranger says:

        Si!
        Si!
        Con una chingada, Si!

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Aye!

        Commence fire! Commence fire!

        • ChipNASA says:

          The Hemisphere of Insults®™
          (aka, “This Ain’t Hell” Thesaurus)
          FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!!
          TACTICAL NUCLEAR ROUND OUT!!!!
          THREE PASS AIRCRAFT BOMB RUN!!!!!
          DANGER CLOSE!!!!
          MOPP LEVEL 4!!!
          TAKE COVER!!!!!
          …. Larry Mitchell Hopkins aka Johnny Horton, Jr …HEY DICKLESS WONDER, We all hope you read this and come back here and try to defend your actions, but, you won’t because, YOU’RE A STRAIGHT UP COWARD, vile, flaming piece of skunk shit, ALLEGEDLY, but not confirmed or proven, but in some people’s opinion, works balls, tickles taint and tongue punches hobo’s crusty fart boxes all, I Guess, while being a syphilitic, turd-sucking feces factory, HOLY Baby Ape Shit Breath, Bitch-ass Fuckstick guzzler, pile infested, onion-eyed flapmouthed butt-bailiff, “Fowl” mouthed Chicken Fucking Chickenfucker, You flaccid piece of tofu, Simply a fart in life waiting to be fabreezed away, moral equivalent of pond scum, THIS MOTHERFUCKER IS A WALKING TURD, inflamed, “Towel boy” in a gay bath house, DILLY DILLY!!, Ambulatory verbal dissembling anus, Fucking one cell spermatozoon with a tiny flagella, gaping giant ass walking fungus shit nugget, Bag of seasoned dog shit, Cambodian cunt sauce, he deserves to have his private parts gnawed by angry badgers, Anyone who ever loved you was wrong, bucket of ass chum, Poopy Headed ball working asshole, JERK OFF !!, Soup Sandwich, if you Mom would have known you were going to turn out like this, she’d have prayed for a miscarriage, Diaper-Sniper, you’re such a pussy, when you get a haircut they charge you for a bikini wax, suck a big diseased gorilla dick and open those ass cheeks for the bull elephant that has been eyeing your lying ass, Poster-child for post birth abortion, Testicle face, This twat waffle is dumber than a bucket of goat piss, I pray thou shalt be pursued into the mountains by sex-mad baboons, O thou creature of the pit!, If you are married, The only thing your wife wants for Christmas is a folded flag, Dick Swallowing Jerk Wad Spooge Sampling cum gobbling parasitic infection bunghole tonguer, Klootviool, Dude–even your balls are made of pussy, should be ass raped and tea-bagged, at the same time, by a Rabid Rhinoceros, you were the kid that had to sit alone at lunchtime, you’re the afterbirth that slithered out from your mother’s filth, you have always been picked last, you are a puck shot, catcher’s mitt double dribble field goal miss, you are the trash bag after a barracks/frat house party, the Stanley Cup could be your Mom’s dildo, I wish you were an EOD training power point presentation. Not the cool, highly trained bad ass EOD guys, the recipient, He’s more fucked up than a spotted Zebra, shirt-lifter, This guy stepped on his dick so hard it made mine hurt, when your Mom was pregnant with you, the dry cleaner used to charge her double for extra coat hangers. She had bad aim, If this wasn’t so sad, it would be as funny as watching a monkey try to fuck a football, I’m surprised he didn’t award himself a Purple Heart for stepping on his dick., Anus tonguing shitslurping fuckwitted hemorrhoid munching dick lips wanktoaster, pud-knuckling pus-nuts, farting dive bubble cock gobbling Pigfucker, lientery steatorrhea, sperm burping dickchops, Sloshing bucket of Hippo Diarrhea, short strand DNA ‘tard, a bathroom selfie loser, fake “death stare” makes you look like a semen sucking cum vampire on his way to a flying J truck stop hobo ball sac buffet, Cuntosaurus Rex, Bulbous Bleeding Batrachivorous Butthole Burrito, enjoys being attacked by and being sunk by meat torpedoes,
          failed fido fluffer in doggo pron, even using an entire jar of top quality, organic, gourmet, peanut butterIf you started fucking off today and kept fucking off until the sun burns out you still wouldn’t fuck off far enough to fuck off, Fuck you Fucksicle, You’re so fucked up that his imaginary friend took a Restraining Order out against him, This pissant is such a genius of monumental proportions he can skullfuck his own asshole, You man meat munching, spunk bubble blowing butt sponge, You are a disease, worse than a crotch tick, you puerile, one-handed, slack-jawed, drooling, meatslapper, Boy, you couldn’t lead a fresh turd down the bowl, Thinks that he is in the “dark” secret ops, not realizing that he has his head up his ass, You were born stupid and had a prolapse, In need of an appointment with a brass-knuckles Amateur Dentist, exposure to diseased posers is also known as “the Result of Cyclospora” with * “Symptoms of cyclospora include diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements, according to the CDC.” I say, I say, That boy’s about as sharp as a sack o’ wet mice, Dear fucking 8 pound 6 ounce baby Jesus on a cement tricycle, banjo eyed, insignificant and inconsequentially ignorant imbecilic idiot, single strand DNA refugee from a blow job, not worthy to lick taint lint off my cats backside, Unable to prevail against his one brained celled activity taking him over, so he types, talks, acts as if a retarded ghost possessed him. dickwad that can’t make a good seal on Tupperware, Buttcrackiula, tit, Oh, fuck you sideways with a roll of horse liniment coated concertina wire…you sorry, miserable, posing, shit eating goat fucker, You look like the product of an orgy at a family reunion, got-damn cum drop, You’re funnier than a sock full of frogs and tougher than a jar of marshmallow crème, Sharmouta, hey douche bag, I bet your ass is jealous of the shit that comes out of your mouth, sniveling, codpiece licking toilet seat sniffer, as worthless as a Toyota airbag, lying bucket of Chihuahua shit, taintpimple, Pillow bitin pickle smoocher, meat-gazing walrus fart hamster queef that should have stayed a tittyfuck cumstain in the back seat of an AMC Pacer, Bowl of ass soup, Festering fuckwart on a sewer rat’s ass, I heard you volunteered to go to the Middle East to take on terrorists…dressed as a goat, I believe you to be one of the few, proud pieces of shit that flies won’t fuck on, You’re not the dumbest person on the planet, but you sure better hope he doesn’t die, needle dick bug fucker, wad of fungus on a pile of roach turd, Drongo, Satan even said about you, “Boy is this guy a DICK!, Sparklepony, Toilet weasel, pigshit fungus, grubby little dick-beater, You grotty wanking oik artless base-court apple-john, Connoisseur ,worthless, Vice Admiral of the Narrow Seas, Blows winos behind bus stops for a nickel and gives change, jejeongsin-iya?, whore-hopping fecal wart, Soppspiste Pitbulkukkforhud, stench-ridden, Some drink from the fountain of knowledge; you only gargled, shiftless, monkey-buggerer, petrified shit biscuit, More worthless than rubber lips on a woodpecker or tits on a boar hog, ignoble itching buttcrack, You’re the reason God created Irritable Bowel Syndrome, moldy bowl of ratshit, would wear Richard Simmons’ used jockstrap as a facemask, lickspittle, useless bag of monkey fuck, dickbutt, rectum circling colon goblin, Asshole casserole, Vafanculo, Nut hugger, People like you are the reason God doesn’t talk to us anymore, salad tosser, gonorrheatic urethral cliff diver, smeerlap, fud, rancid floor buffer wax spreader, both of your Grandmothers should have had an abortion, just in case, I’ve seen bigger wieners on a cocktail plate!, You look like something I’d draw with my left hand, Mayor Grundle Butter of Scrotumburg and Anusville, waste of oxygen, Grandstanding cunt, prickwrinkler, Holy cupcake munching monkeys, clitwart, cuntscab, Fuck you, you nutless chickenfuck cocksucking rat-bastard piece of roach shit! Eat a whole fucking ConEx full of dicks!, anal sphincter canyon yodeling phallic squeezer, numbnuts, malodorous odiferous felonious fido fucker, snowball, Coprophagous fop, Gonorrhea breath, swizzle tits, giggling beerflecked canker blossom, how did you survive infancy, rectal rapee,

          • ChipNASA says:

            Dude looks like he smells like hot dog water, GonnoSyphaHerpaClapAIDS Patient Zero monkey buggerer, ball-tickling & ball gargling bullshiat artist, R2-Dildo, You suck dick for beer money and you don’t even drink beer, secret squirrel masturbation specialist, hand in your badge, Adolf, you fart repeatedly just to make yourself smell better, spunk-trumpet, Bakrauf, face down ass up weak kneed pillow biter, maybe this hero could strap a suicide vest to himself, go out in the open desert and make people confetti out of himself, Wait, of all the lucky sperms that came outta your daddy, you’re the one that WON??, He’s so much of a dickhead he takes Viagra thru a nasal spray, and he’s still limp, How I the fuck do assholes like this sleep at night? With one hand on their tiny dick and the other thumb in their ass, Holy shit, maybe a “buggerer of little boys”, rottencrotched, rump wrangling, colostomy bag curator, A butter knife amongst razor blades, Rusty Trombone Virtuoso, he is the kinda guy who likes meeting up with two strange men so they can sword fight in his mouth, he’s the kind of guy you’d find hanging out around highway rest areas because he’s frequenting the public bathrooms trying to gargle marbles for change, culo de chongo, booger eating fuckbucket, Lemon Party-lusting, Pissflap, fucknuckles, is about as real as a Civil War Issue polyester blanket, Menstrual quimsquirt, you’re as useful as Anne Frank’s Drum Set, overzealous polyp burglar, poser quim squirt, bed wetting, follows in Victorious Felder’s bovine excrement -filled boots, I wanna get a running start and drop kick him right in the ‘ol yogurt gun, Fustilarian, Knobgobble, prancing pony penis puffer, Likes to turn his mouth into a day care center with guys baby gravy behind the local truck stop, I hope his rectum is popped so hard, he will achieve liftoff on Mr. Tiny’s launch pad, less popular than a Cheese and Veggie Omelet MRE, You are so full of shit, your ears stink, I hope your wife brings a date to your funeral, butt-pirate, as popular as an SBD fart in church on a packed house Sunday, you should get dorked in the squeakhole with the Barbed Cock of Satan, toadstool slime-inhaling dick-drizzling sludge, putrid barrel of fermenting manatee prostatic fluid, prodigious jenkem huffer, You’re a dirty coffee mug on a Monday morning filled to the brim with steaming frothy panther piss, Asparagus-dick, as fucked up as an opossum eating shit out of a hairbrush, Champion Jailhouse Baloney Pony Rider, You’re dumber than snake mittens, Wooden dildo, assplow, Piss Whistle, moron, Poodle Raper, cunt fart, Prevaricating orally diarrhetic sphincter mouth, lintlicker, Wino sphincter/ballsack coinesseur, Cock Bagel and Dick Doughnut, Stronzo, Pie-Faced Crotch Pheasant, Road apple, Mule muffins, Buffalo bagels, Beaver biscuits, pony pucks & Pigeon pellets (Shout out to M*A*S*H Col. Potter) (Not Colonel Potter but if he’d have thought about it, he’d have said it. ) one giant pile of Moose marbles, Straight Up Stupid Motherfucker, manpleaser, this buttmunch needs to eat out the rotten asshole of a road-killed skunk, baby unit, one eyed snake charmer, People like this make me wanna hatefuck a dumpster, on fire and then give sloppy seconds to a menstruating porcupine , Shit-Slot Cosmonaut, Proper Daft Cunt, you thought you had a hair on your dick until it peed, zombies would take one look at you and walk the other direction, Do you know who has more friends and is more popular than you? The Shit Pool at Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan, he has less brains than a bony eared assfish if he thought he would continue to get away with his bullshit, Fair suck of the sav, is so unimaginably and extraordinarily vapid and mindlessly stupid that he could get lost in an elevator, Meretricious, you’ll never be the man your mother is, Odious Twonk, he is just a rock with lips rocking the dick head look, likes to suck the turds out of rabid dogs bungholes, He looks like the kind of guy that really needs to take a bath…with a toaster. baby cave, analconda, Grade A chode yodeler, tittilating scrotalator pole smoker, Vaginal Sand Fairy, Drollenpijper, wide open mouth pivot man in a circle jerk, feral abacus, leg humper, You look like you were conceived through anal, meadow muffin, ax wound drippings,
            you’re such a loser, when you spank your little wee-wee, your hand falls asleep, horse squeeze Ball Cheese, you were born after your Dad cream-pied her asshole then finger fucked her vagina, your “heroic “ career is less believable than UFOs, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, you are the poster child for ED, when I want to terrorize my children, I tell YOU are under their bed, when I saw this sperm receptacle, soggy biscuit eater, my eyes rolled so hard I saw my own brain stem, I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid, Stupid, so stupid it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid, you emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid, nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know, Schlumpadinka, wazzock, Tampon Tunnel, used toilet paper-sniffing Turbo knob vacuum of a meat gazer, terminal crotch infection, asshat, roach turd-munching shit-for-brains, a black hole would spit you out, the founding fathers said all men are created equal….except for you, you make scientists contemplate the possibility that there’s a negative IQ number, if you an 2 other guys ran a race together, you’d come in fourth, dick pickle, gòrach pìos de cac, It looks like he smeared super glue on his lip and chin and went down on Whoopi Goldberg’s cootchie, You make PTSD/TBI look like a state fair, a 3 ring circus and Disneyland all rolled into one, likes to gargle with a mouthful of unborn crib midgets, He can shit and fall in it as far as I am concerned(This one is for the Ladies and Medical Staff) this prancing fairy is about as popular as a failed Episiotomy with a 4th degree perineal tear, wanker, herpes-ridden dung beetle target, feejackapeesack, first volunteer for being part of a jailhouse human centipede, bunghole warrior, cockwomble, bread loaf end slice, should eat a nice steaming pile of monkey shit you ass clown, looks like hammered dog shit, Your mother may have told you that you could be anything you wanted, but a douchebag wasn’t what she meant, If Mr. Rogers were alive, he’d piss on your grave, helmet wearing short bus riding window licker, Head paddler in the douche canoe, Uncle Fucker, more ate up than a chocolate dildo in a crowded gay bar, shitbag, dipstickus giganticus, Humpty Dumpty cleanup man after the fleet visits Naples, Herp-Burger, poofter, intergalactic cunt muffin, knob gobbling, fimicolous galactic Jackoff, Deputy executive assistant jizz mopper in training, chronic hemorrhoid, stugatz, inbred, toe-jam from an infected Filipino hooker that specializes in foot jobs, tortured turnip turd, Sea Donkey, festering pool of anal leakage, your penis lives in eternal darkness, I’d hate to see your toilet, retardus maximus, Microcephalic Toad Licker, can go suck a fat baby’s dick, steaming rat-felching bucket of moldy monkey fuck, Bellicose ball gnashing raper of babies with rabies, Pecker-puffing pickle licker, catcher not pitcher, bawbag, about as useful as a white crayon, Arschloch, impotent koekeloeren, slaptard, couldn’t even be trained in my AFSC in the USAF to suck farts out of C-5 seat cushions, mumpsimus, reverse dirty sanchez lover, scunner, kutomba wewe, Cryptosporidium-ridden tire tosser, fudgepacker, turbo douche & enema nozzle, mental midget, likes to molest small farm animals, dead and alive, is a hemorrhoid, 100 retarded monkeys could jerk off in a stagnant swamp and generate a better life form than you, You are about as useful as a knitted condom, if I had the taste of you in my mouth, I’d lick the taint of a dead rotting water buffalo in the Vietnamese jungle just to get the taste out, just to fix your shit, you could make a Jew deny the Holocaust, you are the reason Jesus can’t play peek-a-boo, he has holes in his hands, you are a 0 EPR/OPR, you are worse than a Dishonorable Discharge….from your Mom’s vagina,

            • ChipNASA says:

              Massive, back alley, bucket of schlong fuck juice, cockalorum cum-guzzling gutter slut, Dalton Coldiron’s bunny-butt buddy atomic sphincter goblin, If you stuck your brain up a gnat’s ass, it would look like a BB in a boxcar, Jackanape, Fuck Tart, Sitzpinkler, lispian, pussytits, Milksop, you’re such an embarrassment to your family and your father is so ashamed of you, he’d refuse a free blowjob out of fear of further spilling his seed, Forrest Gump points and laughs at you, you suck so bad, AIDS and Cancer have nightmares about you, your shit is about as funny as Anne Frank, Helen Keller and Terri Schiavo having an orgy in the showers at Auschwitz, you suck so bad, puppies, kittens and babies hate you, you are so loathsome, looks like the kind of guy who lets his wife gets her shit pushed in by Mr. Ouch while he watches, Gandhi would ass rape you for giggles, you are about as welcome as a yeast infection, hemorrhoids, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, genital wards and herpes, you’re one of the reasons Trump is President, you make God want a do-over, You vacuous, toffee-nosed malodorous pervert, pillock, puss soaked jackwagon, waste of trace elements and water, Jizztissue, knob breath dick biscuit, Pettifogger, Bunghole Baby,Rear Admiral of the Butt Piracy, donkey raping shit-eater, twatface, pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo it, may he lay a lip lock on the snotty end of a moose cock,butt munch, deep sea crotch lobster, man of the night in a large animal bordello, I bet you’re the kind of guy that would fuck your own mother in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give her a reach-around (Thanks R. Lee Ermey, R.I.P.) self-appointed five-star general and commander of the New Mexico based United Constitutional Patriots vigilante militia. Military Deserter; Country Music Star Imposter; Law Enforcement Impersonator; Bigamist; Career Criminal; Dead Beat Dad, did not have any years of honorable service TOTALLY a retarded, soul patch ball dusting, burn pit of worthlessness, you know the old saying “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water?” You would be the exception, he can go fuck a hill of dildos, you’re so fugly, you could make the Sun go down and not want to come up again, you make people that know you, want ass cancer, you make Hillary Clinton’s vagina look attractive, should be blowing everyone in cell block D and taking it up the ass, simultaneously from everyone in cell block C, You fucking LAND WALRUS, shit snorting stain on Hillary Clinton’s yeast infected kootchie covers, you’re lucky we don’t dress you up in drag, drop your ass off somewhere in the Middle East and let an entire battalion of ISIS soldiers and supporters butt rape you until you’re turned inside out, remember that story in the news a while back about a guy that was arrested for fucking his girlfriend’s dog that had been dead for a few days, in front of a daycare center? Yeah, you’re worse than that guy, you make child rape and crib death seem funny, you are such a fuckgasim, you’d leave Don Rickles speechless, you could make Goodwill, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross give you the finger, You make your own Mother cry on Mother’s Day, you’re the reason proctologists are a thing, seeing you frolicking around in all your finery makes me understand why Abba wrote the song Dancing Queen, I’d rather watch AFRTS than see this guy’s shit on the Internet, if you were a planet, you’d be Uranus, YOU are the reason monkeys throw poop, you stupid toilet mint licker, Hitler wishes he had you as a mentor because now he feels like a failure, Ball Basting Boy Wondor, What an oily little meatgazer, planetary level atomic flaming douchebag, Santorium, lying shitbag wanna-be fucknozzle cleaner, Impacted breaching turtle head, Rumpleforeskin, fuckstain skidmark on the underwear of life, anal bum cover (LOL SNL Jeopardy), taint cookie, Mr. Men’s Room Wide Stance toe tapping glory hole hero, Fartleberry, Some NCO Should have beat you within an inch of your life, insult to humanity, I hope his ego hits the floor like a turd from a tall cows ass, shit-filled meatsack, masturbates to videos of Jar-Jar Binks, pisses off more people than the clackers on an abacus,
              YOU’RE THE REASON ALIENS COME TO EARTH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND STICK THINGS UP OUR ASSES BECAUSE EVEN ADVANCED CIVILIZATIONS CAN’T FIGURE YOUR SHIT OUT, walking shart shooter, minge, moldy dingleberry on a roadkill swamp rat’s ass, test subject for Preparations A thru G, Remedy critch, Gnard gargling queefsquirt, I heard you were created via frozen embryo, you must have thawed, obstreperous shit-whistle,what’s gross, a truckload of dead babies, what’s grosser than gross, a truckload of dead babies with a live one in the middle trying to eat its way out, what is more disgusting than that? You, stupid enough to try to sandpaper to a wildcat’s ass in a phone booth, Handgallop, twatscicle, Obamawad, tool, bint, sleezebag, weaksauce, Gobshite, fuck hole, Pillsbury Dough Bitch, Should NOT be around WOMEN OR CHILDREN, touches himself inappropriately, Turd-Burglar, rimjobber, turd lizard of a roadkill opossum-humper, cum-dumpster, Inbred buck-toothed slimy toadstool on a Swamp Donkey turd, Useless mangy crotch-dropping, needle dick buttfucker, Putz, rectal inspector, this swollen, sweltering manhole should be infected with herpegonasyphilaids, ferger, Sheep tits, gonad, queefer, chicken shit, choad, Puppy fucker, dopus, Blue Falcon and Blue Waffle, Fuck Apple with mold, twizzletits, tallywacker, Bozack, Fiction-flinging Richard Gere’s Ass Gerbil Felcher, dingleberry circling ass buzzard, bitch, Saprophyte, ATM, pap smear, bukakke glazed shitmitten, Dandy prat, Tazmanian Dorkwad rat fucking, shit-sucking warthog’s asshole, gimp, bescumber, coccydynia, you lying sack of mosquito, Siberian bag of cum-stained hadji sheep shit”, mangina micropeen, Fuckrag, Syphilitic Turd Burglar, possibly likes to pick his teeth with his OWN used catheters, Hircismus, cheat, You couldn’t make a point if someone gave you a pencil sharpener, should be pounded in the poop hole with a turret of a M1 Abrams, and then fired a WP round therein, pope-fondling, turbo apeshit crazy, Cacafuego, Cock-juggling *Pussy* thundercunt.
              If any of this offends you, I’m sorry. If something here *doesn’t* offend you, I’m not trying hard enough!
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              FUCK YOU, ASS HAMSTER!!!
              Can I get an AMEN?! (Or your choice of exclamation/interjection.)
              Here endeth the lesson.

              Oh and one time Blake Morgan said: “ I swear I was hearing “O Beautiful for spacious skies… For amber waves of grain” playing as I was reading this…. “

              So without further ado, here is a link to the New York Orchestra performing America the Beautiful, at Carnegie Hall, for your listening pleasure, if you want a musical accompaniment to the The Hemisphere of Insults®™

              • 5th/77th FA says:

                AMEN and AMEN!! On Target Chipster, reload and prepare to re-direct fire. By my count this one was the FIRST of three requested fire missions. It was a busy weekend and the work week for your Aerial Artillery has already started.

    • The Stranger says:

      By the way, Chief, our “thesaurus” has been upgraded to the “Hemisphere of Insults.” Please update your records accordingly!🤠

      • OAE CPO USN Reth says:

        Thank you for keeping me straight.

        At this time I’d like to amend my request. Delete Continent of Insults and replace it with Hemisphere of Insults.

  5. Stacy0311 says:

    I can understand “this is no shit, there I was” sea stories but this is full on shit house rat bug nuts crazy. How does he even keep his bullshit stories straight?

  6. Grunt says:

    Dude looks like he smells like hot dog water.

    Cocksucker.

  7. Mason says:

    VOV, you can rest easy that you are no longer the record holder for longest post here. 😉

    Great work from Nate Thayer! Keep exposing these cockroaches to the light. Then watch them scurry.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Mason, I put a lot of thought into posting the entire article, or breaking it into sections, and how not to piss off a very important contributor that I want a long and mutually beneficial relationship with.

      So I said fuck it, and posted the whole bitch.*grin*

      Now that makes me have two “Firsts” here.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Navy finally winning at a game? Now that is a FIRST! (dodges a thrown slide rule)

        This other POS is a stain on the Legendary Johnny Horton…”…and you fought all the way Johnny Reb, Johnny Reb….You fought all the way Johnny Reb.”

        • AW1Ed says:

          Muzzle it, doggie. Don’t you have some cannons to spit shine or something?

          Go Get ’em Goat!

          • The Donkey says:

            Where’s that goat? I’ll give it a good swift kick! Go Army, Beat Navy!

            • AW1Ed says:

              Out back by the breeding mules. Here’s a flashlight, good luck.

              • AnotherPat says:

                5th/75th FA, AW1Ed & the Donkey:

                It is late in my AOR.

                And I can’t STOP laughing…

                You guys CRACK ME UP!!!!!!

                LAUGHTER…BEST MEDICINE IN THE WORLD…

                Thank You!

                😆😅🤣😂
                🐎🐐
                😎😉

                • AW1Ed says:

                  *grin*

                  • 5th/77th FA says:

                    Brother ‘Ed, you are hereby forgiven for breeding with mules “just because” of the posting of the Smokey eyed Miss Ginger Haired Thang on the Sunday FGS Thread. Did you purposely leave the comments closed in anticipation of snarky comments like this or to dodge the wrath of Ex-PH2 for not having beefcake shots? You should know she can’t stay mad at you.

    • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

      Mason, I see what you did there….Point taken.

      🙂

  8. Mick says:

    The wings on this buffoon’s jacket in the photo posted at the top of this page look like USAF Senior Pilot wings.

    I wonder what type/model/series of aircraft this clown thinks that he flew?

    Whatever aircraft it was, I’m sure that it was “classified” and it’s now undoubtedly parked in a sealed, titanium underground hangar somewhere beneath Area 51.

    • Claw says:

      Maybe he flew Diana Prince’s plane?

      BTW, her plane will be making a one day stop/showing here in my AO on Saturday, 22 June.

      Ya’ll should come for a look see./smile

    • The Stranger says:

      He was most likely Lt. Col. Dennis Howard “Hollywood” Chevalier’s instructor. You know, the one that got him qualified on the “Compass Call.”

    • Stacy0311 says:

      Probably flew rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong

      • Steve Balm says:

        I never really knew what this expression meant.

        I know it is from “Top Gun” which is where I first heard it, and it triggered laughter, but I didn’t know what it meant.

        Is that code for something pilots did? Or am I overthinking it?

        • Hondo says:

          It’s indeed part of a line from the movie. After one of the aircrews did something completely unauthorized they were called before a very senior Naval aviator (Air Wing CO?) – who chewed their asses and ended his ass-chewing with the following line: “. . . . you remember one thing: if you screw up, just this much, you’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!”

          https://www.moviequotedb.com/movies/top-gun/quote_24018.html

          In essence, they’re being told that if they screw up again they’re history – and they’ll never fly high-performance jets again.

      • Hondo says:

        Careful – you might be getting into someone’s personal danger zone with comments like that.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    But he’s just one of many batshit-crazy monkeydicks out there, I wonder what they’ll do to corral some more?

  10. It looks like you just got sunk along with the Bismark.

    • The Stranger says:

      Or he ate a few hundred Bismarcks! (A Bismarck is also a type of jelly donut)

      • Hondo says:

        From the looks of the guy, more like the entire contents of a few hundred bakeries.

        • The Stranger says:

          Many an unsuspecting pastry has met its end at his skilled hands! Dude is an A#1 Jelly Donut Assassin.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      He looks as pregnant as a female mastodon.

      Where in the blue-eyed blinkin’ world do such grubbing stains on humanity come from?

  11. AnotherPat says:

    Oh. My. God.

    !!!!!!!!!!!

    This obviously Mentally Disturbed Individual who has lived in an Alternate Reality World the majority of his life and has a brain hiccup needs to be committed to a Mental Institution and not Prison (both will cost Taxpayers $$$$..)

    In reading Nate’s story, he is a combination of lots of Army Phonies featured on TAH…and with his crazy Militia ideas and wearing unauthorized rank, sadly reminds me of a former TAH commentator.

    He also reminds me of Nathan Phillps as well as Jamie Morgan Kane, AKA John Raymond Frey (Google him, that Dude is a Murderer and a Nutcase).

    If he is sent to Prison, he MAY be released again…and then his behavior will go thru the Wash/Rinse/Dry cycle over and over and over again…

    His behavior cycle needs to be broken. It is so obvious that he is mentally ill….insane.

    Appreciate Nate writing this story and Ed sharing this with us. Outstanding job. We need more folks such as Nate to expose those who are not only a danger to our society, but to themselves.

    Again, I try to find compassion for those with Mental Illness, because it IS a Disease that can sometimes be treated.

    Unfortunately,treatment is costly…the person is most likely in denial about their illness…and there is a lack of focus on those with brain hiccups.

    Hopkins is literally one sick, delusional individual and probably needs to spend the rest of his life in a Mental Institution in New Mexico.

    How else can his Personality Disorder behavior stop?

    • rgr769 says:

      I don’t see how a federal judge will not send him to prison. Each firearm he possessed is a five year minimum sentence in the federal pound. Once again, the Stolen Valor is just the tip of the iceberg, and this jailbird/shitbird has a pretty big berg, indeed.

      • The Stranger says:

        The shape this dude’s in, a five year sentence would be like giving him life. I think we’d all be good with that.

        • Martinjmpr says:

          With his obvious weight problem it’s a dead cinch he’s got (or will shortly get) diabetes, another death sentence for him that sadly, We the People will pay to treat while he is in prison.

  12. Tallywhagger says:

    Field dress that hawg and take the rest of him for a Texas trail ride.

    Hell, I doubt if buzzards or possums would eat his remains but insects are less discriminating.

  13. Sapper3307 says:

    Did he earn a Fire Guard ribbon at least?

    • Claw says:

      Nope. Awards and Decorations: None

      NDSM never issued/Revoked upon Less Than Honorable Discharge.

  14. JarHead Pat says:

    That is one super pos, perhaps old Bush can help him out of his troubles, what a total cunt.

  15. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Nut.

  16. cc senor says:

    Damn. Rambo meets Blues Brothers meets Revenge of the Nerds.

    https://memes.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/d46ddf6e-27da-46e1-8cca-f869fb1410fd

  17. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Bernathian-class cocksucking assclown…

  18. Andy11M says:

    Sweet Jesus that was a long read. This is the interwebs, my attention span can’t handle this much reading. This guy is one of the biggest steaming piles of crap I have ever seen here, and there have been some doozys posted here.

  19. Cameron Kingsley says:

    This is what I am afraid of if the idiots in Congress (mainly the Democrats) do nothing (or want to do nothing) to actually secure the border. You get guys like this that will do it instead, come hell or high water. I remember seeing a picture on Facebook of a couple of guys (I am assuming they were Mexican) wearing shirts that said MAGA (in this case Mexicans Always Get Across, yeah okay, whatever buddy, we’ll see how long that lasts when ICE scoops your dumbass up or worse someone like this guy does instead, because in the case of the latter, you are going to wish you DIDN’T get across). Same can be said with crime, if the courts and police do nothing or the people feel that the courts and police are doing nothing or aren’t doing enough, then the vigilantes sure as hell will do something about it consequences be damned.

  20. Cameron Kingsley says:

    Come to think of it, he looks like a stereotypical warlord in that outfit. The beret with the five stars reminds me of the Angolan general Jonas Savimbi and the warlord General Zateb Kazim from the 2005 movie Sahara.

  21. 26Limabeans says:

    Stake him to the wall on the Mexican side with a warning that we have more like him and will deploy them as needed.

    • The Stranger says:

      I think the intent is to discourage people from trying to sneak in. Doing what you suggest would have the opposite effect. From the looks and sounds of this clown, the only things he’s a danger to are buffets and unsuspecting country music aficionados.

  22. Doc Savage says:

    Whoa….what in the name of genetic cluster fucks is this man cud chewing goat penetrator trying to make people think he is??

    WTF is that abortion on his head?

  23. GDContractor says:

    Anyone here a retired corporal? I need a letter! Thanks in advance!

    • cc senor says:

      Not a corporal, but per your request….

      • Claw says:

        The capital letter “J”. I feel bad for it, so lonely and never used to identify the lettered companies in Army Infantry Regiments./smile

        So lets all send out good thoughts today for the capital letter “J”.

  24. Ret_25X says:

    when did the “taxpayers owe me money” crowd become “right wing”?

    I know why they call him right wing, but all of these groups are politically and culturally left wing…as evidenced by their aversion to work and racist beliefs.

    that is all.

  25. Hondo says:

    A bit late here. Kudos to Nate Thayer for a fine investigation.

    One minor quibble: I’m not sure this guy ever served time in military confinement. Looking at his record of assignments and locations, both of his entries with Duty Assignment “Prisoner” have a Location and Duty Station that includes “IHCA”. I believe that acronym was used during that period for “In Hands of Civil Authority” – e.g., confined to a civilian jail or prison.

    I’m guessing the guy did time after being arrested/tried/convicted on civilian charges and was OTH-discharged at the end of, possibly even during, said civilian confinement. Pretty sure that would have fallen under that era’s equivalent of Chapter 14 (serious civilian misconduct), and as I recall the action could have been processed without his phyisical presence (he didn’t have enough time in service to demand a board of officers). That would have been far easier and less time-consuming than a court-martial, and there was something else going on at the time called Vietnam.

    Again: great job, Mr. T. Keep it up.

  26. Dustoff says:

    Two observations:
    1.In the picture of Hopkins standing by the camper, he looks like he’s ingested either a Volkswagen or a baby elephant. Possibly both.
    2. Billie Jean Horton was a hottie.

  27. Keepin' It Real says:

    These Neo-Nazi wannabees always provide for some morbid entertainment.

    adolf

  28. Just An Old Dog says:

    Looking at his record it described his job as ” Duty Soldier” Is that something used to describe someone that either hasn’t finished basic training or did finish and hasn’t been MOS trained yet?

    • Claw says:

      57A was a “Hey, You” Gofer. It was somebody who was physically capable of performing manual labor tasks under strict supervision, but lacked the mental/moral abilities to serve in an MOS. Most 57A’s were used to perform all sorts of fatigue details and was the DMOS code posted to the record of assignments when being held as a prisoner/while awaiting discharge.

      57G was the MOS code used for e-5 and above F/Up’s.

  29. timactual says:

    After listening to parts of both videos I think the folks out west must be desperate for musical entertainment. He actually got paid for that crap? More than once?

  30. Inbred Redneck says:

    So, he’s from Happy Camp, huh? Must’ve been the only full-blooded Cherokee on the Hoopa Reservation up there.
    Now, on the more serious side, how much do you think we could get with Pay Per View rights for him versus Round Ranger in a gorge to the death battle at the buffet? Start by lobbin’ watermelons at 10 yards, followed by pizza slingin’ at 5 yards and finish up with hand-to-hand cream puff flingin’. Last man standin’ gets to clean out the ice cream freezer in the back with his bare hands.
    Good article, btw.

  31. USAF RET says:

    Geez, what a dick