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Posted on 06/02/2011 10:18:09 AM PDT by SmithL
A man who appeared in a Navy SEAL uniform at a Thousand Oaks school event this week apparently never served in the Navy, military officials said Wednesday.
Salhem Dreasden was among those in uniform Tuesday at a tribute to soldiers at Ladera School. The school was honored at the event for outstanding patriotism and support of the armed forces.
Dreasden was wearing a Navy uniform that bore his last name, the words "SEAL TEAM," the trident pin insignia of the elite unit and twin bars indicating the rank of Navy lieutenant.
The name Salhem Dreasden, however, does not appear anywhere in databases of Navy service members that go back to at least the Vietnam War, said Katie Suich, a spokeswoman for the Navy Personnel Command in Tennessee. There aren't any S. Dreasdens in the database, either, she said.
Federal law prohibits the unauthorized wearing of a U.S. military uniform
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Nice “salute”, you POS.
Clue #1 - Sloppy assed salute.
Clue #2 - Too fat to be a SEAL.
Clue #3 - Too young to be a Lieutenant.
That crappy attempt at a salute should have outed this POS, right away.
Just look at the picture. Saluting without a cover is not permitted in the Navy or Marine Corps. That right there ought to tip people off that this guy wasn’t in the Navy. Also, does anyone think a Navy Seal as young as this guy looks to be would be lumpy and fat?
Note the salute angle compared with the real servicemen’s. Maybe that gave him away? I never served but am under the impression that that there’s a right way to salute.
The salute looks wrong, and check out the guy behind and to his left - looks like he’s eyeballing Dreasden.
The first thing he needs to learn is how to execute a proper salute. When I was the lowliest of low midshipmen, I learned that on about day 2. You can spot this guy as a fraud just from that.
>>Last month, attorneys for a Colorado man who falsely claimed to be a decorated Marine Corps veteran argued the law was an unconstitutional violation of free speech, the Denver Post reported.<<
I suggest that REAL veterans beating this poseur to a bloody pulp would be THEIR expression of free speech...
I see EVERYBODY caught that! :)
String him up. The reason more than just being a jerk is because for everyone one of these turds it really puts a cloud of suspicion on all Navy Seals and other military folks. That salute gives the fraud away pretty clearly. Now some schools will use this story as an excuse not to have military visiting the schools.
Didn’t know that the seals had fat officers that don’t know how to salute.
Questions about Dreasden's service were first raised in an online special operations community forum called SOCNET.com.I haven't been able to find a Stolen Valor Ping List. Is there one, already? If not, is there any interest in starting one?
Fatboy needs a good A$$-whipping.
What’s the big deal.
Dick Blumenthal, draft dodger, lied about serving in Vietnam.
And he’s a Senator now.
Maybe he’s a talent scout for Disney.
Kerping ... stolen valor ping list requested
On Memorial Day I saw a U.S. Navy commander in dress blue uniform wearing the trident at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery on Point Loma (San Diego). He was visiting the graves of Iraqi War dead, including dead sailors. I specifically noticed that he was not wearing a name tag.
He went to the OBAMAO School of Military Saluting.
FUBO and F military poser scum.
VAW-116 aboard USS Coral Sea 1968-69
I hate to say this but perhaps only folks with an ID card should be able to wear the uniform. Maybe ensure that they show the ID card before any event where the public will be there. The school did a very poor job keeping those kids safe. That guy could have been some psychotic idiot and bombed the place or something. I am retired and not even sure if retirees should wear the uniform after they are done (perhaps to be buried in of course)....I need to hear other people’s opinion of that last sentence.
That sorry ass salute would have been a dead giveaway for me. The member on each side of him are rendering proper salutes. Not to mention that I have never, EVER, seen a FAT ASS SEAL.
And by the way, the soldier to his right is NOT an SSG, he’s a SGT. In fact, his rank patch is blurry enough he could even be a CPL.
Impersonating a military member, especially an officer, is a criminal offense and this scumbag needs to be prosecuted.
He wasn’t a Seal, he was a Whale.
He doesn’t even know how to salute? How many people were sold on this fraud?
One wonders if this “patriotic school” couldn’t find a Navy representative, so “found one”....
We need a Mk 48 ADCAP and Sono-buoy ping!
Under that line of thought, we all can go out and buy police uniforms matching our local LEOs and wear them... hey maybe get some blue lights mounted up on our cars...
Along that same line - I guess I could put on a suit, read someone else's writings, systematically try to destroy the economy of this nation, demonstrate a hatred for Israel and Jewish people in general, bow down to foreign muslim leaders, and generally act like a total Jacka$$.... but someone might accuse me of trying to steal Obama's glory....
ID card’s not a bad idea, but I don’t even know if retirees should be wearing uniforms. A good friend of mine is a retired USA colonel and last year he gave a speech/dedication thing at the local vet’s cemetery - I asked him if he was going to wear his uniform and he said, “Nope - I got rid of all of them.”
True. I actually did get rid of all my uniforms too except for my Service Dress Blue which will be worn at the funeral viewing (if I even have that).
My favorite so far is the gay, GOATEED ~30 yo white guy from the east coast whose class A saying he was everything from a Ranger to a SEAL to a CIA officer to a Legionnaire. AND he attended every jump school in the world, from the looks of it.
He even attended a formal military dinner with all that crap slapped on there —puzzling in the extreme.
He’d been going around like that for several years, and even posted “war stories” online.
We also had one like that here at FR about 7 years ago; “Deep in the Hurtgeren Forest”. He said he went to sniper school and about every other hi-speed school under the sun —posted his entire military “record” as “inspiration for others”.
I just realized something else about that caption. The USAF has no FIRST SERGEANT enlisted rank. First Sergeant, both in the USA and USMC is an E8 rank, E8 in the USAF is Senior Master Sergeant.
Do these “journalists” do no research or ask any questions??????
The uncommon name turns up in Salt Lake City, though.
Saluting uncovered is not permitted in the Army either.
It looks like that USAF 1st Sgt is eyeballing him....
It’s Benny Hill!
Thats a British salute
Americans slant the hand the other way
Clue #4 - No cover.
Yes. To begin with, the thumb and fingers must be joined. This guy couldn't get out of boot camp, much less SEAL training.
Salhem, soon to be “jail him.”
But that the 9th Circuit Court recently found this to be a violation of a faker´s 1st Amendment rights.
You can see that he is obviously obese, in addtion to completing his SF school, having his "Q" tab, fought with SF, A ranger tab, sapper tab, a master paratrooper (with gold star) , a sniper (officers don't wear it, enlisted don't show it), air assault, CIB, and some sort of badge (It doesnt look anything like my B&Cs I got after 35E school),
I should have caught that...
I don’t know, I made CPT in 1984 and I looked pretty damn young then, even at 26! I have pictures to prove it, I looked like a kid! LOL
Right. They had the Stolen Valor Act for maybe 4 years, but just 6 months ago I think it was overturned by the Supreme Court and LEGALLY speaking now any insane POS can drag his sorry a$$ around in whatever GI Joe/Sgt. Rock/He Man outfit that pleases him, I think.
Stupid, fat poser made himself an Al Qaeda target with this stunt.
I bet tubby took his lumps in middle school...