Second Lt. Douglas Sofranko has spent the last year impressing his fellow soldiers in the Florida Army National Guard with stories of his days as a Navy SEAL, while proudly wearing the distinctive Trident insignia on his Army uniform. He even had the SEAL Creed hung on the wall of his office.
The problem is, it was all a lie.
Ooooops, you have photograph?
Navy Times reached Sofranko by telephone at his Miami office Aug. 4. The officer initially denied wearing the SEAL insignia on his Army uniform.
“I do not,” he said when asked if he wears the SEAL Trident badge on his uniform.
But his story changed once he was told of a photograph showing him wearing the Trident on his Army combat uniform.