04/11/2017 by tangomike147
Matt “Abel” Allen comes to us from Amarillo Texas. He came to the attention of the locals when a real Navy SEAL approached him at a motorcycle event he was attending. Matt was asked about the Trident he was wearing on his vest. Matt Allen claimed that he was a Navy SEAL and served on SEAL Team Six. After a bit of back and forth he was told to remove the Trident from his vest and stop claiming to be something he was not.
This would be the vest in question.
On closer inspection of the vest you see the SEAL Trident, Enlisted Surface Warfare Device, and Scuba Bubble. You also see a number of medals. They include the Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), National Defense Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, and Good Conduct Medal. He also wears a Gulf War Veteran pin.
Here he claims 11 years of Naval service.
Claims to have lost two friends on February 6th 1990. No SEALs were killed in the First Gulf War. There were two soldiers that did die on February 6th. One was from California and almost 40. One was a young man from New Mexico. Matt is from Illinois. Is it possible they were his friends? It is but that would be some long odds.
So now he says fellow SEALs.
He claims 11 years of service again. Service starting in 1985
On this post he claims June 6th 1986 as his date of entry into the Navy.
Now for the tattoo. He has the Navy SEAL Trident tattooed on his chest. Can you spot the glaring error here?
The Trident is tattooed on backwards. A mirror image of what it should look like. It is incredibly doubtful that a SEAL would screw that up. And if a SEAL did he wouldn’t post it on Facebook so his SEAL Brothers could hammer him over it.
After a quick look at the SEAL Database it was determined that he never graduated from BUD/S. We requested his records to get a better look at his service.
Matthew Allen Joined the Navy in December of 1987 and left it in September of 1992. That is 4 years and 9 months of service. He went to Operations Specialist “A” school. It seems he was an OS3 (E4) when he reported aboard the USS Chandler in September of 1990. It Shows that when he was discharged he was an OSSN (E3) with a date of rank of December 7th 1991. That would indicate he was busted and lost rank. May have been an early morning surprise attack on his stripe.
The five medals he is wearing but did not earn are the Bronze Star, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, and Good Conduct Medal.
He is wearing the Trident and Dive Bubble without having attended BUD/S or Dive School. He also does not have the NEC that would be awarded when those schools are completed. The Enlisted Surface Warfare Pin is not listed in his record. He is not a Gulf War Veteran and he has no Combat Action Ribbon listed in his records.
Update! His friends and family say we are attacking a good man. More records.