Published on August 26th, 2013 | by Chris Hagerman
Phony Navy SEAL of the Week
So for those of you who have never heard of Don Shipley, let me have the honor of introducing a great Frogman. Don Shipley retired after 24 years of honorable service as a SEAL Senior Chief in 2003. He currently runs the Extreme SEAL Experience out of Chesapeake, Virginia. In his spare time, he is known as the “hunter” of poser SEALs around the country. Like a heat-seeking missile, Shipley pursues these imposters who have stolen the valor of those who have earned it. Check out this video of one of his latest catches.
Retired Navy SEAL Don Shipley BUSTS Phony Navy SEAL Robert “Robbie” Robinson from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Robbie has been listed as a fraud and resigned from the VFW.
Shipley’s letter to the VFW Post…
I was just wondering why no one at the VFW Post has questioned Robbie “Robert” Robinson’s military credentials? I just spoke to him after I was sent the pictures and he claimed his military records were “sealed” from the classified nature of his work in Vietnam as a Navy SEAL. He also claimed he changed his name which is NOT true when I began questioning why his name wasn’t listed in the SEAL Database. And he could not give me a training class number first saying it was Class 48 and then changing it to Class 4.
Not knowing your SEAL Training Class number is like not knowing your wife’s name…
It’s very clear he was never a Navy SEAL because I’m a retired SEAL and I quickly checked and found NO LISTING of him ever being a SEAL. Claiming his records are classified is complete and total B%$%#$*T. And he finally admitted he was a fraud to me after I pulled the SEAL Rug out from under him…
That SEAL Trident is worn on the wrong side of his uniform.
His awards are ALL JACKED UP and I’m surprised that at a Memorial Day celebration there wasn’t a single Purple Heart recipient present that would have asked him “Why do you have a Combat V Device on the Purple Heart you’re wearing?” That’s NOT correct…
Or asked, since you have a Silver and Bronze Star “where is your Combat Action Ribbon?”
Or asked, a Bronze Star awarded for combat, no matter what branch of service, is awarded with a “Combat V Device.” If awarded meritoriously (non combat) it contains no “V.” All subsequent awards are a Gold Star in lieu of second, third award, etc. Why does yours have a small bronze star on it? That is NOT correct.
Or asked, why is the very senior Joint Service Commendation Medal behind the lowly Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation Ribbon and so far out of whack in the US Military Order of Awards Precedence?
A close look at the Silver Star he’s wearing shows a distinct “hole” in the center of it meaning at some point he was claiming “two” of them and the device was removed or fell off…
Brian K Murphy was just removed as Post Commander of Post 8182 in Florida for his outrageous Navy SEAL claims I exposed… What’s in the water in Florida that you VFW guys don’t question a members credentials or claims? How do they get away with this for so long?
At this point not a single word that comes from Robinson’s mouth can be believed. 40+ years of service (he claims) and he wears 10 “RED” and not Gold Hash Marks as a Master Chief? Between that and the awards that looks like he put on in the dark I have my doubts he ever served a single day in the military. It wouldn’t EVEN be close to the first time I discovered that’s been the case…
Robinson in this video at the 3-minute mark of your Memorial Day celebration is SHAMEFUL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqhoUX…
Earl Littman has been outed as a scam artist running a fake charity. http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=35762
Robert Plummer of CARTHAGE NC claim’s to have been the “First Black Frogman” and he was NOT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuclzT…
Robert Plummer served on the USS Rooks as an E-2 Engineman. He boarded the Rooks on 11 January 1952. He got off the Rook on 20 July 1953 and was discharged. The Korean War ended 7 days later. The Rook served in Korea with Plummer but Plummer was NEVER in UDT.
Plummer’s despicable claim is for political gain and delusions of grandeur trying to equate himself with Carl Brashear, the Navy’s first Black Navy Master Diver and the inequality Master Chief Brashear faced and made famous in the movie “Men of Honor.”
The fact is that Naval Special Warfare has NEVER been segregated like much of the US Military during WWII and a number of Black Frogmen served in WWII.
Naval Special Warfare, Underwater Demolition and modern day SEAL Teams, have always welcomed any man of any race into our ranks as long as that man could do the job…
Anyone needing a Navy SEAL claim verified should send a good spelling of that person’s name to
I CANT BELIEVE THIS STUFF. I dont even know how these people sleep at night....They will go to their death beds with a lie....
FAKE SEAL info from linkedin never finished BUD/S never an O
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Bless you sir, if you're ever in DC it would be my pleasure to buy you as many drinks as you care to have. @hillrat
I want to find out if my sisters boyfriend is a real deal navy seal or a fraud but I don't know where to get started
Good to have you and people like you finding all the Assholes Trying to get....well what ever the hell they get out of being a fake.
even though I am an Australia THANKYOU!
I want to slap the dog shit out of that old fake coastie.What a load of crap the shit is.What bugged me is how at the Memorial service there were USN submarine service sailors there.Those guys run pretty dang smart ( I served aboard a Submarine tender USS Hunley AS-31) and was around a lot of submariners.I wish just one of those bubble heads would have snatched that Trident off the wrong side!! of his chest and slap the pins to his moron fukn head!! fukn shit snaps like the doink need to be immediately publifuked!!.Pee pee on all the frauds.It is not hard to pick up on a fraud if you were in the Navy or other services.
Was Mr. Plummer also wearing a grey Army PT t-shirt in that video? Being a Navy man & sporting an Army t? I couldn't see it, I suppose it could also have said Navy on it...
That was a funny video, scam artist face the light and melt under pressure. The word Pathos comes to mind when these creeps pretend they're war heros.
Good article, I just have a minor factual quible re: "The fact is that Naval Special Warfare has NEVER been segregated like much of the US Military during WWII and a number of Black Frogmen served in WWII." The U.S Navy was very segregated during Wold War II. Blacks were regulated to pretty much just being cooks. I would be surprised if there were any black frogman. If i am wrong, I'd love to be corrected. I would find it very interesting and love to read more about it. Can you point me in the right direction?
Shipley, you are one of the funniest men alive! You need your own tv show. Thanks for what you do Don.
Would a UDT veteran actually claim to be a SEAL? I would think that they'd be very proud of being an original UDT, since what they did was so incredible.
I knew a real seal.GRP seal team at little creek amphibious base .A.Owners,A LT.in 1984.can you verify.we were friend's during the walker espionage investigation.
Why is it so hard to be happy with who you are? I realize the SEALs are amazing individuals who persevere through any situation, and are responsible for the continuous freedoms most have but take for granted, but c'mon. Praise and support are what they need, not fictitious claims by ignorant and scared little boys who will never be an inch of a man a SEAL is. Thank you Don Shipley.
Even if you were the third string tackle on your high school's JV football team, and occupied the far cubicle in your office while toiling away, at least you mailed in your tax return by April 15th, and had the lawn cut every week.
For every warrior there are hundreds, if not thousands, in support of that warrior, and without that support the warrior would not be able to do their job, which is to give freedom to those that support the warrior.
On a side note: Ya gotta love a woman who'll sport camo, while dressed to the "nines!"
I agree with the wife. Live your life and rock on. The bottom line is, those people have some major issues and their lives must not be that great to want to be something they are not. Pass it on to someone younger and go dancing with your wife or at least take her shooting! :)>
Man I can watch Shipley and his wife all day. This shit never gets old. The look on her face when dealing with him is something that we all go through. This would be a great reality TV show.
@drdunn3 - You sure? I will knock on this guys door if you can verify this....
@nationals1051 Proud to have served.US Navy 1974-1980.I was an HT second class petty officer and we took care of the Nuclear missile submarines that guaranteed a U.S. counter strike to the Soviets.My Dad served US Navy WWII,Korea, and Vietnam 23 years,My Brother US Army 1968-91,jump master 82ND Airborne and many nephews USMC, USAF,USCG, USAA, and USN.We even have one who is about to graduate SEAL training and earn his Trident everyday.So I say to to you ...you are welcome for our service and protection of you.If the bad guys ever try to run the U.S.A. down we will be the first to counter them so dont worry ....we have your back weather you like us or not.God Bless the serviceman and the working man!!
What would be really great is if The Stolen Valor Act was actually enforced. Then maybe these posers would find something better to do with their time. But who am I kidding, if you are stupid then you are stupid. Even god can't save these losers souls.
@nationals1051 It's "Reagan." And the "chronic" is just that: chronic. Live life drug free, because living well is the best revenge!