Nathaniel Richard Stanard – aka “Nathan Phillips”


For a few days, Nathaniel Richard Stanard, using the name “Nathan Phillips” perpetrated a huge fraud on the American public, with the assistance of BuzzFeed, CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, NYT, WaPo, HuffPo, Daily Kos, Twitter, Facebook, and all the other Socialist media outlets in America.

CNN and BuzzFeed introduced us to Stanard/Phillips as a Vietnam veteran, having served there with the famous ‘Recon Rangers’ of the United States Marine Corps. Y’all have heard of the ‘Recon Rangers’, right? That vaunted fighting force for America that was the deciding factor in the war effort in Vietnam.

We all remember the ‘Recon Rangers’ as portrayed in all of those heroic war movies, right? The ‘Recon Rangers’ that your dad or grandfather spoke fondly of because they saved his life, right?


That’s because it is either the most top secret Special Forces unit in the world… or the ‘Recon Rangers’ is a figment of the imagination of the fake “war hero”, Nathan Phillips, real name Nathaniel Richard Stanard.

Stanard/Phillips still claims to be a Vietnam vet and a former member of a unit called the “Recon Rangers”, even after his DD-214 proves otherwise.

A few things… Being a former Marine, I KNOW there is no such thing as a “Recon Ranger”, not in the Marines, not in the Army, not in the Navy, not in the Air Force, and not in the Coast Guard. Stanard/Phillips is LYING.

The Marines have their “Force Recon”.

The Army has their “Rangers” and “Green Berets”.

The Navy has their “Seals”.

The Air Force has their “Special Tactics”.

Nobody has a “Recon Ranger” unit. Stanard/Phillips is a liar, and not a very convincing one at that.

Stanard/Phillips never served in Vietnam, ever, not even for a single day. Government records show he joined the USMC Reserves in May, 1972 and left boot camp in November of 1972. He was then assigned to a Marine Reserve unit in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is several thousand miles from Vietnam. He only had to “serve” one weekend per month plus two weeks per year of “training” while serving with the reserve unit.

Stanard/Phillips was called into active duty to the Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, CA on August 12, 1974, until May 5, 1976, when he was discharged, having served less than 2 years on active duty, after having gone AWOL 3 separate times.

For those of you that don’t know, the Vietnam war ended on April 30, 1975, but effectively ended on January 27, 1973 when President Nixon signed the Paris Peace Accords. So for Stanard/Phillips to have served in 1974 thru ’76 in Vietnam is an out and out lie. But of course, CNN and BuzzFeed don’t see it that way. Besides, he was too young. End of debate, unless you’re CNN.

Probably by Thursday, the Left will be demanding that the fake Vietnam war hero Stanard/Phillips be awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star, the Navy Cross, and the Medal of Honor for his heroic service in Vietnam. Even though his military record states he never left Nebraska or California, he says he served, and that is good enough for the Left to award him these medals! Damnit! He’s earned them by lying!

Stanard/Phillips was never promoted during his time in the Marines, meaning he was not a good Marine. Even marginal Marines attain the rank of PFC or Lance Corporal after a couple of years.

Stanard/Phillips was an electrician/refrigerator mechanic, according to DoD records. But wouldn’t all of that be a great cover story for his special ops career? You know, a bad Marine but in reality a secret operative.

Stanard/Phillips stated “I’m what they call a ‘recon ranger. That was my role.” He went on to relate how he had been treated when he returned from Vietnam. “When I came back to the US as a veteran of the Vietnam era, people called me a baby killer and a hippie girl spit on me”.

But Stanard/Phillips probably can’t go into the details of his experiences serving with the ‘Recon Rangers’. You see, their missions were more than likely so secretive, so sensitive, that even the Commandant of the Marine Corps or the DoD had never heard of them, or their heroics, until now, when “Nathan Phillips” broke the story, 40 years later.

Don’t worry though. We’re confident that Simon and Schuster or another huge publishing company will give Nathaniel Richard Stanard, aka Nathan Phillips, a $10 million advance on his forthcoming book, the preliminary title of which is “Fake War Hero Nathan Phillips Served With Marine ‘Recon Rangers’ in Vietnam in 1976 and saved America from the Communist horde”.

Granted, they’ll have to change the title so they can claim the book is on the New York Times #1 Bestseller list. Not even stupid Progressives would buy a book with that title.

Just kidding. We all know the Liberals love a good fake story.

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