Howdy folks. By way of an introduction, I am a Vietnam Vet, served with an airborne unit before going to 'Nam, was diverted as soon as I arrived in country to a non airborne unit that needed my MOS, so I never served with another airborne unit after that. While reading the threads, I have noticed that those who served in elite units like the Rangers and Special Forces are pretty good at weeding out the phony folks that try to make claims to something they never were. That brings me to my reason for this post: Is there a way through the internet or an internet association to 'verify' if someone was ever a U.S. Navy Seal ? I live in a very small town and a recent addition to the community has been hanging with a lot of the high school kids that his son plays football with. In his conversations, he has bragged to some of the kids that he was a Navy Seal. In the senior biographies that appeared in our local paper, one of the graduating seniors who had enlisted in the Navy thanked this individual and referred to his being a Navy Seal. The man in question is a total flake, the kind of person who would say **** like that to make himself sound better than he really is. One of his family members let it slip that he was never even in the service. I have every intention on calling his hand on this, but I need to know where to go for proof. Any help would be appreciated as I feel this type of an individual demeans the sacrifices of those who have served.