Michael Reagan has seen things, US Navy EOD, Shot Twice, Lone Survivor… just not any of those things.

| August 19, 2019

The good folks over at militaryphony.com published a case about this Michael Reagan character.  It’s always disturbing when an actual veteran has his career embellished beyond recognition.

His sock puppets and their all too familiar rantings along with the gullible who try to defend these clowns are repugnant to me.

The man served, he served when most others wouldn’t.  I will never understand why men like him seemingly turn into professional victims.

I have no idea what kind of “things he seen” during his time offshore.  We do know that any memories he has of being in US Navy EOD, or being Shot Twice, or any Lone Survivor type operations are complete fiction.  Tens of thousands of honorable veterans served in support of Combat Operations.  I believe clowns like Little Mikey Reagan besmirch the valor of all veterans by allowing grossly exaggerated claims about their service to go uncorrected.

I have no idea if he is diagnosed with PTSD … I am.   I just never use what I believe is a grossly over-diagnosed condition as an excuse for anything.  I seen things too Mikey … always here for ya if you need a mans shoulder to cry on while you piss and moan.  I am not sure what kind of diagnostic criteria is required for being officially deemed full of shit, but you might pass that smell test, Mikey.

The only come to Jesus moment I am interested in, is when Mikey grows a pair and mans up about his nonsense.  It must really suck when members of your old Command come forward to correct the nonsense that has been published about your feats of daring-do.  He should be ashamed of himself for adding to the all too common assumption by many civilians that once you have served in the military you are now damaged in some way.

Here is the story from militaryphony.com

 

BACKGROUND

Michael Joseph Reagan comes to us from Trafalgar, Indiana but also lists addressses in California. Sometimes his first name has the alternate spelling of “Micheal.” Reagan is 38 years old as of August 2019.

Michael Reagan – Facebook
Michael Reagan – YouTube

There was talk on the internet of an inspirational video that featured Michael Reagan…

Facebook post about inspirational video

It was determined that it was video put out by their church. In this video, Michael and his wife talk about his challenges which were brought about by “untreated PTSD.”

Michael Reagan – Church Testimonial Video

The above video was clipped and redacted from its original version. If you would like to see the video in its entirety, you can view it at:

Church: https://eclife.org/page/1244?Item=1288 (55:30)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZT-W3k9ug8&fbclid=IwAR0ovVqH8pas1Fi46hn-fmhGIHabkVFFtnZFPFcRPEvVnlnbBRKr999anmA (55:30)

In the above video, Reagan’s wife said:

“He enlisted in 1998”

“He did the war thing – saw some terrible things.”

“… after getting himself in trouble because of untreated PTSD.”

Someone reached out to Michael and asked him some questions…

In addition, Michael Reagan’s wife was contacted and asked to expand upon some things she said in the video…

So, from her statements it sounds like Michael Reagan was boots on the ground in both Afghanstan and Iraq.

Then, there are the posts about the PTSD…

Michael Reagan – Facebook
Facebook Post about Michael Reagan

Some people that knew Michael Reagan contacted Military Phony and asked for an investigation into the matter since they had doubts about his stories.

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ACTIONS CONDUCTED BY MILITARY PHONIES

Michael Joseph Reagan’s official military records were ordered from the Department of the Navy via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. We looked through Navy cruise books to establish and confirm time lines of military service and contacted the senior enlisted that Michael Reagan served under. We also reached out to Michael Reagan and his wife to get their side of the story.

. . . . .

FOIA RESULTS

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER (SCRA)

Department of Defense Manpower Data Center – Result – Reagan

. . . . .

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DoN)

Department of the Navy – FOIA Result – Reagan – DD-214
Department of the Navy – FOIA Result – Reagan – Assignments
Department of the Navy – FOIA Result – Reagan – USNR Release

This last page is just a formality. Once someone completes active duty they are transferred to the non-drilling Navy Reserve to finish out obligated reserve time. When that time is up, a letter is generated such as the one above.

. . . . .

US NAVY CRUISE BOOKS

Other than boot camp and in-rate training, the bulk of Michael Reagan’s enlistment was served with VAQ-139. This is an Electronic Attack Squadron made up of aircraft that specialize in electronic warfare. Currently, they are home stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.

They often are attached with ships and in fact were attached to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during most of the time that Michael Reagan was in the unit. Michael Reagan was found within several cruise books for the USS Abraham Lincoln – thus accounting for his military service timeline.

USS Abraham Lincoln Cruise Book – 2000-2001
USS Abraham Lincoln Cruise Book – 2002-2003

Sources for US Navy Cruise Books

The two USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) can be found several places in the public domain/internet, some being higher quality than others and some requiring a paid subscription to access the books:

Navy Department Library, Ancestry, Fold3, e-yearbook.com, etc.

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Persian Gulf Cruise Book 2000-01
https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn72-00/409.htm

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) WestPac Cruise Book 2002-03
https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn72-02/350.htm

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SENIOR ENLISTED

The Senior Enlisted from Michael Reagan’s command, VAQ-139, was contacted in an effort to verify some of his claims…

Email exchange with Michael Reagan’s Senior Enlisted Acting CMC

NOTE: “Acting CMC” means the Acting (standing in for) Command Master Chief, who is the highest enlisted rating in a unit and oversees all enlisted as the senior enlisted advisor to that unit.

We could have contacted more people from Reagan’s unit but since we talked to the Senior Enlisted man, there did not seem any need to.

. . . . .

DISCUSSION and SUMMARY

Michael Joseph Reagan has no record of formal military training in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and would not have been used to defuse improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Reagan had no assignments with a Marine Unit over his career as he had claimed.

Besides that, there is no such unit as 5-1 – which would imply 5th Battalion / 1st Marines. First Marines are based out of Camp Pendleton, CA. Marine units only go to three (3) Battalions, except for Parris Island which has a 4th Battalion – for all females.

The Navy views their training as an expensive investment, so they don’t have a tendency to change people’s ratings without a commitment from the individual to sign up for more service time as a condition of the training.

According to his DD-214, Michael was an Aviation Structural Mechanic and at one time held the rank of AM3 (Third Class Petty Officer – E-4), but was discharged as an AMAN (Airman – E-3). This means he was reduced in rank, which most all the time happens for disciplinary reasons.

The earlier Navy cruise book lists him as an AMSAN – AVIATION STRUCTURAL MECHANIC (STRUCTURAL) AIRMAN (E-3).

The later cruise book lists him as a AM3 – AVIATION METALSMITH PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS (E-4).

His final discharge DD-214 lists him as a AMAN – AVIATION STRUCTURAL MECHANIC AIRMAN (E-3).

Not sure if there was a typo in the cruise books or the ratings were so close that Reagan crossed over to strike for an rate opening.

There is no listing of a Purple Heart in his records, let alone two. Had he been shot as a result of enemy fire as was claimed, he would have been awarded a Purple Heart for each separate incident.

There were no incidents aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln during the time that Michael Reagan was aboard in which all members of his unit were killed except for him.

Although Reagan may have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is difficult to believe it would be related to getting shot twice or being the last surviving member of his unit since there is a claim that his entire unit was killed over time.

The claims that Michael Reagan is making are not supported by his official military records.

Source: Michael Reagan – US Navy EOD, Shot Twice, Lone Survivor, Blog of Shame |

Category: Navy Poser, Valor Vultures

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  1. Terry Sheehan says:

    Michael Reagon in 1997. A sophomore in high school. Going back to look for any aspirations of joining the Navy to defuse bombs. Couldn’t find anything. Could not find his senior photo or comments. He had the unmistakable “Thousand Yard Stare” even back then.

    Mike-1997

  2. 2banana says:

    The things I have seen…

    Buffing floors. 3am. Basic Training.

    Fort Lost in the Woods.

    • Green Thumb says:

      To bad he did not jump from the second floor after some bleach and fish oil. All kinds of good shit while riding profile.

      The pain from getting it pushed in (unforced and probably compensated)and lockjaw (unforced as well) made him “contract” the PTSD.

      Loser.

      • Green Thumb says:

        Or maybe they just dropped load in his face.

        His dime, his time.

        The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) style!

  3. marinedad61 says:

    Updated POLL results (after 30 hours) –
    Jenn Wilson Reagan created a poll
    April 11, 2011
    ·
    How short should I cut my hair?

    11 VOTES – Stop LYING about PHONY war stories.
    1 VOTE – Bald head shave w / straight razor.

    4 Votes – Shoulder length.
    2 Votes – Leave it long and just trim it.
    1 Vote – what does Arron say

    Again,
    ANYONE can vote for more than 1. Vote TWICE.
    ANYONE can add a new POLL choice.

    https://www.facebook.com/jenndwilson

    • Friend says:

      It’s gone..

      • marinedad61 says:

        Poof.
        Is her whole FauxBook page gone?
        It appears so, but then again,
        she could be blocking (only) the enemy.

        The winners are….
        11 Votes – Stop LYING about PHONY war stories.
        4 Votes – Shoulder length.

        Let’s hope she follows the advice she asked for…
        Cut the hair to the correct length,
        and stop lying.

  4. 26Limabeans says:

    Maybe this will help:

    https://youtu.be/98XqT4kBWT4?t=51

    I have finally found a way to live just like I never could before.
    I know that I don’t have much to give, but I can open any door.
    Everybody knows the secret, everybody knows the score.
    I have finally found a way to live in the color of the lord.

    I have finally found a place to live just like I never could before.
    And I know I don’t have much to give, but soon I’ll open any door.
    Everybody knows the secret, everybody knows the score.
    I have finally found a place to live in the presence of the lord.
    In the presence of the lord.

    I have finally found a way to live just like I never could before.
    And I know I don’t have much to give, but I can open any door.
    Everybody knows the secret, I said everybody knows the score.
    I have finally found a way to live in the color of the lord.
    In the color of the lord.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Michael Reagan could always seek employment making Young G’s barbecue sauce or serving Chili in Elko NV!

  6. Terry Sheehan says:

    The reason that Michael Reagan got in a fight with a law enforcement officer was not “untreated PTSD,” it was because of “unchallenged BS.”

  7. Comm Center Rat says:

    I want to assure all veterans that the love of a good woman can be found even by a REMF. My wife knows I sat out Desert Shield/Storm while I was on a two year assignment in the Mediterranean. She also knows I was a REMF in OEF and OIF yet she’s able to see the man behind his (plain) uniform displaying no decorations for valor or gallantry. OK, I admit she’s slightly intrigued by my NDSM w/ 1 BSS! If you have honor, then it’s enough being the guy on the curb clapping as the heroes march past during a parade.

    • Daisy Cutter says:

      I wonder if this ever works in reverse.

      For instance, you tell the wife that you pretty much sat out the war in garrison doing supply requisitions – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      Then, she finds out you were a recon sniper and your whole platoon was wiped out and you held your buddy in your arms as he faded away.

      Would she get mad at you and have you pack your bags?

      • marinedad61 says:

        Yes, that’s the plot of True Lies
        (Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jamie Lee Curtis).

        (Curtis) – “I married Rambo.”

  8. Daisy Cutter says:

    Anyone else take notice of the baby blue EOD t-shirt. On his now-defunct Facebook profile he wore that shirt in several photos.

  9. thebesig says:

    The wife of Michael Reagan, phony EOD, phony ground deployment, phony combat wounded, etc., member of Emmanuel Church near Indianapolis, Indiana, said this:

    Friends, my husband Michael Reagan is under verbal attack. Some radical group is accusing him of stolen valor.

    So we’re a radical group? If you put a radical over, say, a 4, you’d get 2. If you put a radical over a 27 and put a 3 in the “v notch”, you’d get a 3. The trend? A radical over a number gives you a smaller number.

    So, if the embellishment or phony claim is fact-checked and we get the actual service or lack of it, we essentially “shrank someone down”. We “shrank them” from their phony persona to their actual persona.

    So yes, in a sense, “we’re” a “radical” group.

    • Terry Sheehan says:

      The posting struck me as odd.

      It was not a warning as one would expect along the lines of “watch out for these radical groups” because you would not be scrutinized by these non-referenced radical groups unless you’ve committed stolen valor. I don’t suspect they feel their friends and family run rampant with Stolen Valor… so, a warning is out.

      It was more along the lines of a public declaration. As in “if you come across information about my husband, know beforehand that it is false and put out by a bunch of radicals.” However, even then, why would they need protected? And protected from what? Reading something that may disturb them? I would guess that most would read with interest and would have the smarts and wherewithal to judge for themselves.

      So, I would categorize it as a get-out-in-front of this declaration and we establish that we don’t wish to answer any questions about it before anyone thinks of asking.

      That’s my imperfect analysis. 😉

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Well, she did say she wanted to “starve them of publicity”, but all she did is make people curious.

      If someone says “Don’t look!”, what’s the likelihood you WILL look?

    • thebesig says:

      And she gave them the exact keywords to use to get the information that she didn’t want to provide.

    • USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

      “Radical” because his lies were exposed and the facts were presented.

      Telling the truth is considered “radical” now. In other circles, it’s considered “Racist” or some other label.

      Fuckers.

  10. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Pushing 340 comments about Michael Reagan, it looks like he’s on his way to compete with Les Brown!

  11. Keepin' It Real says:

    He fought the law, and the law yawned