Episode Two Phony SEAL Adventure. Robert Gilbert Phony SEAL
Robert Gilbert, a phony Navy SEAL, is a special education teacher at Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Teacher of the Year at one point, but we were told his Navy SEAL days in Vietnam had much to do with his hiring for that position.
Robert’s claims, told to children and numerous churches, were that he was a Navy SEAL Sniper in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Stories of killing Vietnamese Generals and men in hand to hand combat, Robert made the whole thing up.
Robert was a Damage Control Man in the Navy serving from 1966 until 1971. He was discharged as an E-5 and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, his only award.
Robert served in Bainbridge, Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland and on the USS Everglades. He never served in South East Asia.
I would like to enquire about a Robert Gilbert - born 1946. He claims to have been a Navy Seal in the mid -60s and was a sniper in Cambodia and Laos. Claims to have killed an NVA general, killed people in hand to hand combat. Said he received no medals because he was assigned to the CIA, and then went on to say that when he destroyed all his Vietnam nam era memorabilia that he gave his medals to the kid next door. Robert is busy going around to churches in North Carolina tying his story into a story of finding God to very enthusiastic audiences, so I would like to know if he actually served as a seal back at the beginning of the program.
Sea Scouts were Boy Scouts in the Navy. They are now called Sea Cadets... Geez...
Sea Scouts are members of the international Scouting movement, with a particular emphasis on boating and water-based activities. These activities can be on the sea, rivers or lakes. Sea Scouts can provide a chance to sail, cruise on boats, learn navigation, learn how to work on engines and compete in regattas. Sea Scouts often have distinctive uniforms. In some countries or scout organizations, Sea Scouting is a program just for older Scouts.