“I’m sure there were phonies who claimed to be the sole survivor of Thermopylae,” [Don] Shipley says. “Guys that claimed service at Gettysburg, Valley Forge. But they could only project it down a couple of barstools at the village pub. Now with the internet, you can be anyone you want to be.”
—Michael Gaynor writing for Washingtonian about Don Shipley. A decorated former Navy SEAL himself, Shipley has become internet-famous for tracking down and exposing men who falsely claim to have been SEALs.