Manuel Fernandez AKA Manny- Fake Navy SEAL, Fake Vietnam Vet, Fake Combat Vet


09/13/2017 by hombrerana1221

Manuel Fernandez AKA Manny, AKA Raging Bull hails from San Jose, CA, Manny is known to be a professional wrestler and claims to be a Navy SEAL that served in Vietnam.  Manny has numerous articles and videos with his claims.


If you look at the interview Manny is questioned regarding his claims as a Navy SEAL in Vietnam.  He claims he was there during Operation Enduring Wind (which was actually Operation Frequent Wind which was carried out on 29–30 April 1975).  Just to be clear the last remaining SEALs in Vietnam left in 1972.

In the video below you can fast forward to 1:40 which talks about his SEAL days and it ends on 2:16:

****WARNING**** A lot of foul language, so if you have your kids around ask them to leave or learn a hard lesson in life.





Nice SEAL hat, ebay?  Wonder if it came with that necklace?





Poor Manny his SEAL experiences has given him numerous health problems to include PTSD, being exposed to Agent Orange.  Wow, I am sad to know Manny has been fighting those demons.  Manny we are here for you……………………….













There are plenty of other articles and Facebook pages regarding Manny being a Navy SEAL and having fought in Vietnam, there would be way too many of Manny’s to post (did you like what I did there?  Many of Manny’s, just in case you missed it).

OK, at Military Phonies our math doesn’t seem to be working

Vietnam War 1955 – 1975 

SEALs in Vietnam 1965 and 1972

Manny in Vietnam 1975

Do we mulitply it by something or divide it by π (Pi)?


Military Phonies feels that things are not adding up so we started our investigation.



After contacting the UDT/SEAL archives and checking the UDT/SEAL database we found that there is NO record of Manuel Fernandez ever being or training to become a Navy SEAL.

Manuel Fernandez’s records were requested through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.




Holy crap, Manny’s summary sheets shows that he served in the U.S. Navy Reserves for 1 year, 9 months, 13 days (12/17/74-9/30/76), by Military Phonies math, when Manny joined the Reserves he would have 4 months and 13 days to go to boot camp, then complete BUD/S, get assigned to a SEAL Team and join a platoon to be participate in “Operation Frequent Wind” (SEALs were not part of that operation).  WOW, that would be amazing but sad to say the “Raging Bull” is now the “Raging Bullshitter”.  He got out as an E-1 (Fireman Recruit), schooling was listed as Pump Repair.  He never attended BUD/S, was never assigned to a SEAL Team, never deployed to Vietnam, and was not part of Operation Enduring Wind.    But he did have some cool hair to match that cheesy mustache….


Feel free to comment on Manny’s open public Facebook page!!!!!


31 thoughts on “Manuel Fernandez AKA Manny- Fake Navy SEAL, Fake Vietnam Vet, Fake Combat Vet

  1. Randy Forsland says:

    He couldn’t even get the name of the Operation and it’s goals right. It was “Frequent Wind” not “Enduring Wind” and we evacuated Saigon, not Laos

  2. Bob says:

    Actually it was Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon you are referring.

  3. hombrerana1221 says:

    Randy and Bob, thank you and changes were made on the post, not his statements but ours

  4. KB says:

    From what I’ve read, not sure he played pro ball either.

  5. Kevin Monghan says:

    I think there is 10 phonies for every 1 SEAL/Buds graduate…….KPM class 246

  6. Steve says:

    This is the administrator of the Ragin’ Bull’s page. There has been some comments and posts from people who are not fans of the page spreading a fake article about Manny’s military service. It was started by a disgruntled wrestler who has issues with Mr. Fernandez. That will not be tolerated on this page and anyone spamming and making derogatory remarks will be banned and the comments will be deleted.
    This a page that wrestling fans can enjoy the wrestling past with articles, pictures, and videos from the territory days of the business. Not people with personal vendettas. Please respect the people that enjoy the content here and stay tuned for more content soon. Thank you.

    Apparently you guys are a disgruntled wrestler according to the administrator of his page.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Clown… Raging “BullShitter” Manny lied about his service. The facts are out about him and his bullshit. The only op he did as a phony seal is Operation Breaking Wind…

      What other crap has Manny done to tarnish his cred?

    • hombrerana1221 says:

      Apparently you haven’t even read this blog, we could careless about his wrestling career. We only exposed his lies about serving as a Navy SEAL, serving in Vietnam and being a combat veteran. Manny will forever be known as a fake, a fraud and a liar. Let me guess your administrator is Manny? It seems like you don’t care that Manny has disrespected the US Military, the SEAL Teams, Vietnam veterans and true combat veterans.

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  8. Steve says:

    I guess I should have said that was copied and pasted from his Facebook page. I am on your side here guys. I am a Navy Vet myself.

    • hombrerana1221 says:

      Ok, now that makes sense, stated with Steve and ended with William.
      Thanks brother….

      • Steve says:

        No problem. After reading it I realized it was confusing.

    • hombrerana1221 says:

      Dated outed was wrong, but hey we’ll take it…

  9. Steve says:

    His personal Facebook page and it is wide open for comments or publicly disgracing him to all of his family and friends. Which ever warms your heart.

    • Phil Millard says:

      Damn, you can’t post comments to the twatwaffles page anymore….

  10. Dave says:

    Excellent work exposing his years of lying about his service. I don’t know how tough SEAL selection was in the 1970s, but I’d assume it was of a similar difficulty to the stories you hear now about Hell Week and so on. Here’s what Manny had to say about it in an interview from about 10 years ago:

    “I found out the navy was kind of boring so I got into some trouble with the navy in the barracks with the master at arms slapping people around so they was going to kick me out but they gave me a chance to try out for the Seals and I took the course, and basically it’s just a floating course and how long you can float and tread water in a pool and stuff like that which I used to swim all my life, my mom taught me so it wasn’t too hard”

    Who knew selection for elite special forces was just floating and treading water in a pool? Not me.

  11. realgone2 says:

    Manny is a notorious bullshitter.

  12. David Fullam says:

    Nothing, nothing this scum says is true. Supposedly he was DYING of Agent Orange related sicknesses in the 1990. Looks like he is still here, regrettably.

  13. Redd Berry says:

    He who is without sin may he cast the first stone …
    Look folks exposing him is one thing and if so the job is done BUT He is a man nonetheless…

    • Alto Saotome says:

      One of the main issues is that he is stealing from the men that did serve, especially since he is claiming benefits he has not earned.

  14. Alto Saotome says:

    Here is Manny’s present facebook:
    He is also claiming benefits as a Vietnam combat veteran at various VA’s including Fresno Ca.

  15. charles says:

    Got a question. You say Manny never served in Vietnam, however your own evidence places him on the USS Hancock while it was assigned to Vietnam during operation frequent wind. He may not have been a seal, but according to your own evidence he was in Vietnam. Not starting anything, but when you call someone out be right. and he did not train for pump repair until after his return.

    • hombrerana1221 says:

      The US direct involvement in Vietnam ended in August of 1973, Manny didn’t join the Navy until December of 1974 so the evidence is clear unless he was doing secret missions, that was sarcasm

      • charles says:

        Operation frequent wind was in 1975. according to even the service record of the USS Hancock states that it was a part of frequent wind in 1975. although our direct involvement ended in 1973 we were evacuating in 1975. not saying he fired a single shot just that he was there according to history and your records

      • Operation Frequent wind was Apr. 29- 30 1975. Manny did not report to the Hancock till December of 1975, 8 months after Frequent Wind.

  16. Wanda says:

    He reported in april of 75 and left in december of 75. Which is the dates on the papers that you have posted.

    • arhauptiii says:

      Re-read his records- he reported to San Francisco April1975. He didn’t get to the Hancock until December.

      • charles a whitsel says:

        Ok you reread. the fpo stands for federal post office. when a military person deploys his mail must be mailed to an apo or fpo. at that point the military postal service picks it up and delivers it to the deployed person. there is a typo because according to your statement he was on the Hancock and the Kansas city at the same time. date transitioned is when he got his orders. date reported is when he actually set foot on the ship.his record shows he was on the Hancock from 6 April to 23 December. he reported to the Kansas city in January. he was transitioned out of California in march 1975. as i said, i can not defend any claims of being in the navy seals, however these records prove he was on the USS Hancock during operation frequent wind

  17. Alto Saotome says:

    Let’s be blunt about the Raging Bull Manny Fernandez he has been claiming he has PTSD, for years, now how that is possible without being in combat is anyone’s guess. His favorite routine is to sell half of his meds from the VA or trade them for meth. He carries doctored VA papers to get housing and other benefits. He has used his claims of being a Navy Seal with PTSD to get out of jail for years. Last year he was popped for driving a stolen car in Texas and used his claims of being a Seal to stay out of prison.

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