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Old 09-14-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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I've been watching several YouTube videos the past couple of days. Somehow I became fascinated by a guy named Don Shipley. Mr. Shipley is a retired United States Navy SEAL, a real one! He has made a new career out of exposing fake SEAL's and others posing as military veterans. It's amazing to me the about of deception, and lies some of these people have told in order to live a false life as a Veteran. Several have military tattoos on them! It also really ticks me off when people walk up to a fake Veteran and thank them for their service. Some of these fake SEAL's really did serve, they just were never what they claimed to be. IMO if you served our County in any capacity you are a hero. There is no need to lie and pretend you were something that you weren't. If anyone on here does or has done this please stop. The true veterans that earned their ranks deserve the thanks. God Bless all who really did serve this Nation.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:47 PM   #2
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2 Thumbs UP!!
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:50 PM   #3
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I think my brother has a man crush on Mr Shipley...I just learned about his endeavors...pretty cool. Posers suck.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:51 PM   #4
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Yep, stolen valor is ridiculous. I don't understand why people do this.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:51 PM   #5
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I've said it before, but I'll say it again. I appreciate the thanks, but most importantly, I don't want us to be forgotten. Just ask todays kids about WWII, Korea, Vietnam---and 9/11. You'll get a bunch of blank looks.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:59 PM   #6
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Go to any gun show, academy,gun ranges ,and listen to all the used to be’s.ill never forget the retired military guy who was doubled secret covert operator who told a man he would never own a weapon without a safety or much less give one to his wife or daughter, the fella was looking at a small frame revolver for his wife, I looked over at the gun expert and we stared at each other for a second I shook my head and walked away.


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Old 09-14-2018, 04:02 PM   #7
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We used to give the wwll vets a motorcycle escort to the airport when they would fly them the Washington every year, always shook their hands, many of them teared up and smiled Real Men Real Valor, doesn’t matter when you served it matters that you did thank you all veterans!!!!!


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Old 09-14-2018, 04:18 PM   #8
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watched him for a few years and then he went pay per view. he's great.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:58 PM   #9
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I've said it before, but I'll say it again. I appreciate the thanks, but most importantly, I don't want us to be forgotten. Just ask todays kids about WWII, Korea, Vietnam---and 9/11. You'll get a bunch of blank looks.


Sadly you're right about a lot of kids today. Thanks again for your service.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:14 PM   #10
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I've watched every video of his. Some several times over. Don Shipley and his wife are hilarious.

The stories they tell are awesome. Don is one bad son of a gun. He picked the back end of a pickup up and moved it off of his daughter after she was accidentally run over.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:16 PM   #11
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I've watched every video of his. Some several times over. Don Shipley and his wife are hilarious.

The stories they tell are awesome. Don is one bad son of a gun. He picked the back end of a pickup up and moved it off of his daughter after she was accidentally run over.
I saw the video of his wife telling that story. Adrenaline is a hell of a thing. I enjoy watching the two of them together
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:52 PM   #12
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I enjoyed watching them before youtube did them wrong. I didn't enjoy watching them enough to pay for the videos...
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:36 AM   #13
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I have no use for a liar in any capacity but stolen valor is in a class by itself.
I put them in the same category as those caught viewing child ****
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:43 AM   #14
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I've seen a few videos of guys getting busted for stolen valor and it cracks me up hearing them try and lie their way out of it. Losers!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:25 AM   #15
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Been watching for a couple years. The depth of the deception is fascinating. IMO, 95% of the other stolen valor stuff on YouTube is staged and fake. Just people trying to profit off his hard work.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:41 PM   #16
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Yeah, love those youtubes and listening to Don. He's a cool guy. I've met a couple of those fake SEALs over the years myself. And not just fake SEALs, but fake SF, Rangers, Marines, etc. People would be shocked at how common they are.

One story Don told.... there was a bartender who had been working a big, popular singles bar in the Times Square area for about 20 years. So he had seen a few things. Somebody asked him, "what pick-up line have you heard the most often over the years? What's the all time #1?" His answer: "I was a Navy SEAL."
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:44 PM   #17
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I've seen a few videos of guys getting busted for stolen valor and it cracks me up hearing them try and lie their way out of it. Losers!
Yeah, it's hilarious watching Don's face when he listens to them!

"What SEAL team were you on?"

"uhhhh, I can't tell you, it's classified."
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:42 PM   #18
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For years I did not consider myself a vet, and still have difficulties with it. I did serve, albeit briefly, only to get discharged after getting injured. Got bent over then and still getting bent over now. The whole stolen valor thing still ticks me off though when I read about it.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:41 PM   #19
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What is sometimes shocking to me is not the stolen valor guy who lives in his mother’s basement while eating fig newtons and playing first person shooter games. It is wrong but that guy probably has some form of mental illness and trying to live out his fantasy world in public. It is the guys as mentioned in the OP that actually did serve honorably. They did their time.

That seems like the biggest slap in the face. Unlike the newton eater, they absolutely know the insult they are dishing out. Maybe some of them aren’t too far off mentally than the basement dwellers.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:58 PM   #20
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I have no use for a liar in any capacity but stolen valor is in a class by itself.
I put them in the same category as those caught viewing child ****
Not even close to being the same brother. If you think that then you ain't right.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:59 PM   #21
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Not even close to being the same brother. If you think that then you ain't right.

Whatever brother. 6 of one or half a dozen of the other IMO. We will just agree to disagree.
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