Robert Hayes – Phony Vietnam Vet, Fake Purple Heart

| June 17, 2019

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Robert Gene Hayes, who claims to have served in Vietnam, was in both the US Marine Corps and US Army Special Forces, worked in a “Black Ops” unit and was wounded in combat.

Bob posts a lot of Vietnam-themed photos to his page but doesn’t label them – for instance – as him or his unit.

Bob also wears a lot of Marine Corps bling…

He also mixes and matches Marine Corps and US Army Special Forces bling…

Although this is some historical recreation, he still mixes and matches Marine Corps and Army Special Forces…

In this photo, he wears a “CENTRAL COAST VIETNAM VETERAN” ball cap…

Here he wears a “1st MARINE VIETNAM VETERAN” ball cap…

And here another “VIETNAM VETERAN” ball cap…

Then, of course, the “PURPLE HEART VIETNAM VETERAN” ball cap…

His wife is proud of Bob’s military accomplishments and posted about them…

Then there is the “Black Ops” stuff normally one can’t talk about…

Had that Huey not been parked out back, she may be telling a different story.  How lucky can one be?

Someone asked Bob about the Marine Corps claim…

One huge discrepancy is that all of Robert’s time since he graduated from High School in 1973 is accounted for.

SOURCE: 1973 East Bakersfield High School Yearbook, Varsity Football, pg 50

Hayes got a football scholarship to Nebraska.  His name showed up in the Nebraska newspapers and team rosters from 1973 to 1977.





Lincoln Star – May 1, 1975


In fact, when he played in the inter-scrimmage RED-WHITE GAME, it was a mere couple of weeks before they evacuated the embassy in Saigon.

Hayes’ time is accounted for from 1973-1977, playing football and going to college in Nebraska, but yet he claims he was in Vietnam serving his country.

How could this be?

Robert Gene Hayes’ military records were ordered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  NPRC said “who?”

This case is a head-scratcher.

Who would not be proud of playing football for Nebraska?  Or maybe that is presumptuous and there is some reason to adopt the “US Marine Corps-Vietnam Vet-US Army Special Forces-Black Ops” persona?

The answer may lie in the now-defunct website   It can still be accessed from 2011 – 2013 on the internet Wayback Machine:

He appeared to want to carve out a niche for himself using a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  Perhaps the pressure was just too great to empathize with military veteran patients?


Category: Army Poser, Marine Corps Poser, Phony soldiers, Viet Nam

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    There are 59 “Hayes” on the Wall.
    Robert Gary Hayes NC
    Robert Wayne Hayes IN
    Lets not forget Bobby Lee Hayes from KY

    Five names are from California
    One from Nebraska
    Army, Air Force and Marines are represented.

  2. Daisy Cutter says:

    “happened to have a Huey parked out back”

    Come on! No floating down the river on a few logs lashed together with vines?

  3. ChipNASA says:

    Page two.
    Robert Gene Hayes,
    Welcome to the big time, bitch tits.

    Google is now your worst enemy.

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I say again:

    Robert Gene Hayes NEVER served in the Armed Forces at all according to records found.
    Robert Gene Hayes NEVER served in Vietnam.
    Robert Gene Hayes WAS NEVER awarded any Military Decoration Period because he never served.
    Robert Gene Hayes looks like some creeper in a windowless van who would prowl highway rest areas in search of a hookup.
    Robert Gene Hayes couldn’t even make it as an Apprentice Towel Boy at Brucie’s Bath House (entrance in rear.
    Robert Gene Hayes sure makes up some interesting tales of his fictional Military Service!
    Robert Gene Hayes is ate up as a chocolate dildo in a crowded gay bar on Valentine’s day.
    Robert Gene Hayes has a 1000 yard meat gazer’s stare.
    Robert Gene Hayes SURE has an interesting taste in Military Costume, a Green Beret with an LBE and a USMC Field Jacket!
    Robert Gene Hayes looks like the type who reads something like “Soldier of Fortune” in a bookstore with a scowl on his face thinking in makes him look like some Billy-Bob Badass”.
    Robert Gene Hayes lies like a politician and Used Car Salesman combined when he spins yarns about his fictional Military Service.
    Robert Gene Hayes played Football at Nebraska during the years he COULD have joined and served in Vietnam.
    Robert Gene Hayes appears to enjoy wearing Military “bling” that he isn’t entitled to in anticipation of others buying him drinks and food wherever he goes.
    Robert Gene Hayes wasn’t even a REMF in Vietnam, far less than the red hot-balled badass he tells everyone he was.
    Robert Gene Hayes CLAIMS to be a Doctor of some type in one post of his, did he attend a genuine school or pay a known diploma mill like some Blobfish we know of?

    Robert Gene Hayes is now getting to know The Power of Google®™ and Robert Gene Hayes will now wallow in the Google®™ fame that his lies have generated as Robert Gene Hayes discovers that THE INTERNET IS FOREVER.
    How copy, relay to all Stations,

    • rgr769 says:

      Roger, I hear you loud and clear. Except I must correct your statement that Hayes “could have joined and served in Vietnam.” Hayes graduated High School in May 1973. There were no US ground Forces left in RVN by the time he could have deployed in late 1973, there were just a few senior advisors left.

      Wonder when ol’ Rob here is going to fess up. He is one of the lamest POSers we’ve seen in quite a while, with no military service whatever. He even beats the record breaking basic/boot-camp bedwetter who only served for 16 days before he was sent home to Momma.

      • Claw says:

        The record breaking basic/boot-camp bedwetter’s name is Ron Etzig.

        His dates of “service” spanned 04-20 May 2009./s

        He’s still holding down the #1 slot on the TAH Top Ten Bedwetters®™ List.

  5. HMC Ret says:

    Guy’s so big he would have trouble getting into a helicopter. He’s as big as a bus. Also seems to be a poser. Now he’s world famous, forever, compliments of Google.

  6. J Wright says:

    Why is nobody in Orange Ops, camouflaged on a VS-17 Panel ?

  7. Claw says:

    And Bullet-Proof Bob’s Book of the Face page just went “POOF” —

    Sockpuppets inbound in 3,2,1 ??

  8. Keepin' It Real says:

    I assume there is no possibility in her mind of Bobby being a fake. The following was posted by Bob Hayes’ wife to Facebook:

    Robert and I

    • ChipNASA says:

      “You go to war with the sockpuppet you have, not the sockpuppet you might want or wish to have at a later time.”
      – Donald Rumsfeld

      • Keepin' It Real says:

        Good one.

        They should tell their friends that they have nothing to worry about unless they fabricated a complete career in the Marine Corps, Special Forces and Black Ops.

    • rgr769 says:

      To Robbie Boy’s Wife No.2: Hey Lady, your hubby is becoming more internet famous daily. He is already up to 185 negative comments about him on this site. Best move for both of you is to have him respond with an apology for his lies and a promise to refrain from Stolen Valor in the future.
      P.S.: Those of us that actually served in combat in Vietnam really resent his POSer lies.

    • Eden says:

      Hey, sweetheart! Facebook photos are NOT private, and they weren’t “stolen”. Your husband is STEALING valor, though.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      She should contact the Facebook Police.
      They will get her photos back from whomever stole them. Take a bite out of crime.

  9. SFC D says:

    ROBERT HAYES! Come out from behind your wife’s apron! You can run, but you can’t hide! The internet is forever! The karmic wheel may turn slowly, but karma always gets her way! The truth shall set you free!

    • Morgan Blake says:

      Bob may need the wife to take care of the full frontal assault while he fires up the Huey that’s parked out back.

  10. 3/10/MED/b says:

    Not sure who foresaw the appearance of sock puppet, but you nailed it.

  11. Eden says:

    The woman in the dress greens in the “re-enactment” photo is wearing unauthorized nail polish. UNSAT! Might that be our illustrious sock-puppet?

  12. Green Thumb says:


    But in all seriousness, they might have flown him from the games to the secret missions and back again after.

    Anything is possible…

    The sad thing here is this turd’s family. II imagine that they will have to pack up and move from his shame. What a clown.