Eddie M. Thomas Ponce – US Army Ranger, Sniper, Special Forces, Retired Staff Sergeant, Combat Veteran, Blog of Shame

4

08/31/2015 by militaryphonies

Ponce - Dossier

CLAIMS

Eddie Marlo Thomas-Ponce, who goes by the nickname “Latin Batman” and “Pretty Boy”, often claims that he is a U.S. Army Sniper, Ranger and was a member of Airborne as well as Special Forces. He often wears the Army uniform with the associated tabs for these accomplishments.
ponce-eddie-in-uniform-2 picsThomas-Ponce’s claims often appear on resumes – this one on LinkedIn claiming that he had over ten (10) years of service…

ponce-10 years

SOURCE: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/eddie-thomas-ponce/3a/a1a/282  (pic)

and the below resume on Indeed claiming over nine (9) years of service.

Indeed Resume

SOURCE: http://www.indeed.com/r/Eddie-Thomas-Ponce/ecdda428ca2b4176resume

It also appears from this LinkedIn profile that Thomas-Ponce simultaneously pursued a degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas A&M University while he was in the U.S. Army. While possible, this would have certainly been challenging considering the demands of his warfighter training and combat deployments.

His resume on LinkedIn also claims that he was the owner of a production company at the same time he was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and was in the US Army.

Thomas-Ponce is offered speaking engagements at universities in the area where he lives and speaks about his experience during combat as a U.S. Army sniper and Army Ranger.

Thomas-Ponce proudly displays his rank and units on his vehicle . . .

ponce-sticker-on-car-window

. . . as well as on his body with tattoos.

ponce-tattoos

Thomas-Ponce claims to have served with 101st Airborne as indicated by the vehicle decals and tattoo above. He also claims to have served with Rangers, 5th Special Forces and 7th Special Forces.

Thomas-Ponce went on to claim he had an incident that ended his military career.

ponce-claiming-injuries-as-ranger

FOIA RESULTS – SELECTED

Ponce-FOIA-selected

FOIA RESULTS – COMPLETE
NPRC FOIA DoD MDC

SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION

DoD MDC RESULTS vs. NPRC RESULTS

It should be noted that the DoD Manpower Data Center results reflect service of five (5) years. The National Personnel Record Center (NPRC) results only support military service for 76 days. Due to this discrepancy an additional filing was made to the NPRC but it is anticipated the the results will be identical – 76 days of military service. Although the DoD MDC results tend to be reliable for active duty service, it could have reflected the contractual obligation vs. actual service dates. Two and a half months falls right at a normal boot camp length so it probably means Thomas-Ponce was discharged for some reason before or right after completion of boot camp. Regardless, his claim of being in the Army for nine (9) years and ten (10) years would have been beyond the date of 2005 that what was reflected in the DoD MDC results.

A historical account of resident addresses does not show any Georgia address and supports the narrative that he left boot camp after a few months. Note: A 2004 address shows residence in Louisiana, his parents address and his home of record.
ponce-addressesThe bottom line — the service dates are inconsistent with Eddie Thomas-Ponce’s claims of military service for either result. In addition, the 03 July 2008 date that he claimed that he had an incident that ended his military career was well beyond the dates supported by either of his military records.

RANK

Thomas-Ponce’s rank of SSG (E-6) would have been difficult but not completely impossible to obtain in a five year time frame if the DoD MDC results are even accurate. Again, it is believed these results are representative of a enlistment obligation and never reflected an early exit from the Army for Thomas-Ponce. It is more likely that he was discharged prior to of just after finishing Army boot camp and was discharged as a Private (E-1).

UNIFORM

If one were to look closely at this photo that we’ve altered in order to enlarge the tabs…

ponce-sniper-airborne… the topmost tab appears to be “SNIPER” and the tab below that appears to be “AIRBORNE”. There is no such thing as a “SNIPER” tab for an official U.S. Army uniform.

Thomas-Ponce also appears to be wearing both a CIB and a CAB, in addition to a basic parachutist badge. The uniform regulations clearly state you can only wear one or the other, not both. Meaning CIB or CAB, one or the other, but not both.

UNITS and COMBAT HISTORY

The only unit claimed that is also supported by Thomas-Ponce’s military records is the 2nd BAT/39th INF, which is listed as a Basic Training (boot camp).

PARALYZED WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY

Thomas-Ponce’s claim of being paralyzed is also not supported by his official military records since he claimed it occurred on 03 JULY 2008, well after his time in the US Army.

STOLEN VALOR and TANGIBLE BENEFITS

The wearing of unearned tabs on an Army uniform may have put him Thomas-Ponce in violation of the Stolen Valor Act of 2013. If these awards, along with his claims of combat and special warfare training, were used as part of an overall military profile to solicit speaking engagements that he directly benefited from it could be problematic for Thomas-Ponce.

In addition, if service claims were used as leverage to solicit or influenced any ongoing business dealings and they turn out to be not true, the problems would be compounded.

PHOTOS, SOCIAL MEDIA and BUSINESS

PHOTOS

ponce-wearing-honor-shirtponce-casual

ponce-boxing

ponce-bust ours. . . . .

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrettyBoyProductionsEddieT   [Personal]  (pic)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/23356457477/   [Pretty Boy Productions]  (pic)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrettyBoy-Productions-Promotions-LLC-55539286385/timeline/ [Pretty Boy Productions]  (pic)

LinkedIn#1: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/eddie-thomas-ponce/3a/a1a/282  (pic)
LinkedIn#2: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/eddie-thomas-p%C3%B3nce/a0/8b6/108 (pic)
LinkedIn#3: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/eddie-thomas-ponce/1a/822/254 (pic)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EddieT1911 (pic)

Google+: https://plus.google.com/106466712877634351417/posts (pic)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PrettyBoyEddieT1911 (pic)

. . . . .

BUSINESS(es)

Manta: PrettyBoy Productions and Promotions, LLC (pic)

Bizapedia: PrettyBoy Productions and Promotions, LLC (pic)

LA Secretary of State: PrettyBoy Productions and Promotions, LLC (pic)

OpenCorporates: PrettyBoy Productions and Promotions, LLC (pic)
OpenCorporates: Guerilla Warfare Tactical & Accessories, LLC (pic)
OpenCorporates: Thomas Ponce Plumbing (pic)

Coraweb: Gravity Combat Sports Championship LLC  (pic)

. . . . .

thisainthell-ponce. . .

This Ain’t Hell: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=62035 

4 thoughts on “Eddie M. Thomas Ponce – US Army Ranger, Sniper, Special Forces, Retired Staff Sergeant, Combat Veteran, Blog of Shame

  1. […] folks at Military Phonies send us their work on this Eddie Marlo Thomas-Ponce fellow who claims that he spent ten years in […]

    Like

  2. Caleb says:

    Before I enlisted in the Army in 2010, I remember him being a patient at the physical therapy clinic where I was working at.

    I never paid enough attention at the time because I only saw him once to twice a week for roughly 1-2 hours. I was interested in enlisting at the time and I remember him giving me what were now vague answers about his service.

    What really was apparent now was him going to a&m. I thought he said he was in ROTC.
    Looking back it’s apparent he’s a pathological liar. I remember all the staff bring really courteous to him more so than the majority of the other patients.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Grammarknotsi says:

    I worked at John Chance, running SONAR, etc. for part of this time, and never noticed this guy..Maybe he stayed away from actual Veterans..I wish he still worked there, as I still know a ton of people there…Hopefully he still works at C&C and I can make a few calls

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Support our efforts

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Browse Phonies from the drop down menu

Recent Comments

Rick Palmer on Merle Todd " BJ " Jo…
Max Carr on Merle Todd " BJ " Jo…
Rick Palmer on Merle Todd " BJ " Jo…
GySgt Scott on William Jay Brooks aka Billy B…
vivian sinclair on Brian Wilson Jones , US Army D…
%d bloggers like this: