Antonio “R” Rambonga Jr. AKA “Tony”- Fake SEAL – Fake Combat Veteran – Fake Vietnam Veteran


04/15/2018 by hombrerana1221

Antonio “R” Rambonga Jr. AKA Tony comes to us from Santa Rosa, CA.  Military Phony became aware of Tony through his social media footprint of being a UDT/SEAL.  Looking at his Facebook profile you’ll see numerous pics of him sporting a silver UDT Insignia and a Silver SEAL Insignia.  For all that don’t know the UDT/SEAL Teams – for an extremely short period in our history Officer’s wore a Gold Insignia and Enlisted wore Silver.  Based on Tony’s pics he must have taken a loan to acquire so much UDT/SEAL and Vietnam flare.   If you are curious, Tony states that he studied Small Boat Patrol and Night Time interdiction at the University of South Vietnam…




So based on Tony’s hat he has the UDT Insignia, Freddie the Frog, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Ribbon and a Second Class Petty Officer rank (E-5).  It also looks like he was in the “School of Jungle Warfare!”


Now on Tony’s pic he claims UDT-13 and talks about what he allegedly did in Vietnam.




Tony will give us insight on where you can earn, I mean buy UDT/SEAL crap.  I love how he calls himself a Frogman…




Tony once again claims UDT and now Combat Swimmer.





I guess the Medals Store made a lot of money for Tony to decorate his vest.  One of his Facebook friends didn’t know he was UDT, don’t worry neither did the Navy…




Let’s look at some of Tony’s cool guy pics of him sporting all his UDT/SEAL Flare….




He claims “UDT13, Det Golf 1st Plt.  SEAL Augmentation Platoon!”  

Let me translate this in English for our readers = I have no clue what the hell I am talking about so if I say enough cool military words and put them together you will think I am sooooooo awesome…

Thank God he is humbled with that inconspicuous vest and hat, no one would ever think you were a UDT/SEAL. 





After contacting the UDT/SEAL archives, the Naval Special Warfare Center and checking the UDT/SEAL database we found that there is NO record of Antonio “R” Rambonga Jr. ever completing BUD/S Training or being assigned to a SEAL Team.

Antonio “R” Rambonga Jr’s records were requested through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.




Tony’s summary sheet shows that he served just over 3 years in the Navy and was discharged as an AR (E-1) and only received the National Defense Service Medal.  His first duty station was at NAS Miramar which it looks like shore duty.  Tony’s second duty station was the USS Kitty Hawk, during his time there the USS Kitty Hawk was deployed to Western Pacific Indian Ocean and returned on July 9, 1974, but Tony transferred on June 20, 1974 to be discharged.  Based on Tony’s summary sheet it shows NO BUD/S (UDT-R), NO combat Diver, NO UDT/SEAL Team, NO Combat Action Ribbon, NO Vietnam Service and NO E-5.







7 thoughts on “Antonio “R” Rambonga Jr. AKA “Tony”- Fake SEAL – Fake Combat Veteran – Fake Vietnam Veteran

  1. […] partners at Military Phonies share their work with us on this Antonio R. Rambonga Jr, fellow who claims to be a Navy SEAL and a […]

  2. Steve Renner says:

    Gotta love the “argumentation” platoon statement. They stepped in if the unit wasn’t arguing enough among themselves?

    • Mark Lauer says:

      Oh, THAT’S what they did. I was wondering about that when I read it. I wonder if he was ever part of a SEAL Detectment? That’s where they find problems to fix even when there aren’t any.

  3. For clarification, in the top pic of the SEAL’s , Thats MY squad on Seafloat, Spring of 70′, I’m the guy on the far right, sportin a bandana and a Stoner and this poser was never a Teammate of mine !!!

  4. Ms.noname says:

    Please help, I’ve been talking to this person for sometime now. He states he is a LT in the army stationed in Syria. There has been a few events which makes me think other. Would like to talk to someone further. If This person is acting, using pics and IDS of this soldier, well I want him or It exposed. I know for a fact other women are being used. Hope to hear from some one.

  5. Jim Grindstaff says:

    “On January 23, 1973 a cease fire in Vietnam went into effect. The San Diego-based aircraft carrier was on deployment again to the western Pacific from November 23, 1973 to July 9, 1974” ( So, this bedwetter never even set a foot in Vietnam during the conflict–just as he never set foot in the BUD/S compound. As a side note, he is Decedent Affairs Officer at VA Medical Center, San Francisco! The VA has enough problems–they don’t need fake heroes attending to the families of real ones.

  6. Mary Smtih says:

    He does NOT work at the SFVA.

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