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Report a suspected Special Forces (Green Beret) Fraud and what's needed.

Report a suspected Special Forces (Green Beret) Fraud and what's needed.

 🔥 What to do before an email is sent 🔥

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Why we do this, and what is "Special Forces"?

Why we do this, and what is "Special Forces"?

Written by an SF Brother

Someone asked why are Special Forces guys so sensitive about the term Special Forces and people falsely claiming to be one and why we do this.

So here is our response.

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The Don Shipman Memorial SF Brothers Auction - Final Total

The Don Shipman Memorial SF Brothers Auction - Final Total

$31,146 raised in this years auction.

Thank you to all that paeticipated.

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Ronald Worthey, Fake Green Beret

Ronald Worthey, Fake Green Beret

Ronald Worthey claimed to have been 5th SFG(A) in Vietnam for 3 solid years, to have the Silver Star, and also received 3 Purple Hearts. All, false claims.

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Lloyd "Flip" Salyer, Fake Green Beret

Lloyd "Flip" Salyer, Fake Green Beret

The fraud who just won't go away. So not worth our time...

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Stephen Sanders Response

Stephen Sanders Response

Stephen Sanders decided to respond to our article with a hate voicemail.

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Andrew Strempel,

Andrew Strempel,

Andrew Strempel was sent to us by a close friend. We knew in a millisecond he was a fraud.

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Stephen Sanders, fake Green Beret.

Stephen Sanders, fake Green Beret.

Stephen Sanders quickly tried to change the narative when he was called out by a real Green Beret.

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George Davila, Fake Green Beret and his wife Eva Davila the enabler

George Davila, Fake Green Beret and his wife Eva Davila the enabler

We present our first husband and wife team, George Davila, Fake Green Beret and his Wife Eva Davila who knowingly helped him further his lie.

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Two Guardians investigators do an interview on WTF Nation Radio

Two Guardians investigators do an interview on WTF Nation Radio

Listen as 2 of our guys discuss what we do and why we do it, along with some other good SF dialog.

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Joel Thompson, Green Beret... NOT!!

Joel Thompson, Green Beret... NOT!!

1SG, 82nd, 101st, Air Assault, Airborne, Ranger, SF, Combat Infantry Badge all 100% false.

He was a non Airborne Dump truck driver who got booted from the Army.

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Toby Haynes, Green Beret… NOT!!

Toby Haynes, Green Beret… NOT!!

Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart, Berlin Airlift Medal w/o device, issued from 1948-49 (SAY WHAT??),

Special Forces Tab, Air Assault,  Airborne, SCUBA, and much more... ALL FAKE

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Charles Kauffman, Green Beret… NOT!!

Charles Kauffman, Green Beret… NOT!!

Ranger, Combat Diver Qualification Course, SFOD-D, Airborne, Pathfinder, Military Freefall., Special Forces... All false.

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Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace, MOH recipient for actions as a POW, Hall of Heroes

Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace, MOH recipient for actions as a POW, Hall of Heroes

Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace  (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a prisoner of war(POW) during the Vietnam War. He was the first member of the U.S. Army to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed in Southeast Asia while in captivity.

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Jose Igor Alvarez, aka Igor Gretaldezky, Green Beret…NOT!!

Jose Igor Alvarez, aka Igor Gretaldezky, Green Beret…NOT!!

MSG Igor Gretaldezky aka Jose Igor Alvarez, Airborne, Ranger Tab, SF Tab, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge w/ star among other awards… all false.

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Melvin Morris, Hall of heroes

Melvin Morris, Hall of heroes

Medal of Honor recipient for his valorous actions on September 17, 1969, while commanding the Third Company, Third Battalion of the IV Mobile Strike Force near Chi Lang, Vietnam

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Gilbert Rainault, aka Tim Gibson, Green Beret... NOT!!, lifelong criminal and con man…

Gilbert Rainault, aka Tim Gibson, Green Beret... NOT!!, lifelong criminal and con man…

Lifelong crinminal and con man.

He was getting away with his lie until his partner reached out to Guardians of the Green Beret

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SGT Gordon Douglas Yntema, Hall of Heroes.

SGT Gordon Douglas Yntema, Hall of Heroes.

 DET A-431 (CAI CAI), D CO, 5TH SF GROUP, South Vietnam, Kien Phong province

KIA 01/18/1968 through hostile action, small arms fire.

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Travis Schwarzer, Green Beret… NOT!!

Travis Schwarzer, Green Beret… NOT!!

Pathfinder, Airborne, Marine Force Recon, 3rd Battalion /75th Ranger Regiment, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, 10th Special Forces Group, Special Forces Qualified, 18Z, Master Sergeant, CIB with 2nd Award, Every major conflict since 1983... All false

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First Lieutenant George K. Sisler, Hall of Heroes

First Lieutenant George K. Sisler, Hall of Heroes

lLt 0-2, 5th SFG(A), FOB 2 Kontum, Ops 35, MACV SOG, KIA-RR Medal of Honor  Recipient

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Brad Hynde, aka Bradford Kyte Hyde, Green Beret... NOT!!

Brad Hynde, aka Bradford Kyte Hyde, Green Beret... NOT!!

Brad Submitted 3 different DD214's to get membership into the VFW until one was accepted

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COL Robert L. Howard, Hall of Heroes

COL Robert L. Howard, Hall of Heroes

COL Bob Howard served five tours in Vietnam and is the only soldier in our nation's history to be nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor three times for three separate actions within a thirteen month period. The first nomination was downgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross. The second nomination was downgraded to the Silver Star. The third nomination was downgraded to a 2nd Distinguished Service Cross but later upgraded to the Medal of Honor. 
     
     He received a direct appointment from Master Sergeant to 1st Lieutenant in 1969, and was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Richard M. Nixon at the White House in 1971. His other awards for valor include the Distinguished Service Cross - our nation's second highest award, the Silver Star - the third highest award, and numerous lesser decorations including eight Purple Hearts. He received his decorations for valor for actions while serving as an NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer).

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Cris Hoppes, Green Beret... Not!!

Cris Hoppes, Green Beret... Not!!

He claims to have been on a 3 man team doing stuff in South America.

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Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela, Hall of Heroes

Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela, Hall of Heroes

Company Commander of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Mobile Strike Force Command, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne),  in the steep, jungle-covered hills Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam, Sept. 1, 1969

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Tyler Thomas Latvala, Green Beret… NOT!!

Tyler Thomas Latvala, Green Beret… NOT!!

He claimed 1st Group but wore a 5th Group flash on his beret. He'd also have his friend text his female roomate telling her that Tyler was need ASAP as they're getting shot at. Bwaahaahaa

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Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller, Hall of Heroes.

Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller, Hall of Heroes.

ODA 3312, Special Operations Task Force-33, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan during combat operations against an armed enemy in Konar Province, Afghanistan on January 25, 2008

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Major Tammy Feliciano, Green Beret... NOT!! Major... NOT!!

Major Tammy Feliciano, Green Beret... NOT!! Major... NOT!!

"Major" Tammy Feliciano is the baby mamma (Is that's what it's called now-a-days?) of The fraud CSM Papotia Reginald Wright.

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Sergeant First Class Eugene Ashley, Jr. Hall of Heroes.

Sergeant First Class Eugene Ashley, Jr. Hall of Heroes.

Sergeant First Class
DET A-101 (LANG VEI), C CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Army of the United States

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Sam Roland, Green Beret... NOT!!

Sam Roland, Green Beret... NOT!!

Sam Roland, CMB w/ Star, Silver Star, Master Balster, MFF, CDQC, Ranger Tab, SF Tab, all unearned.

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CSM Bennie G. Adkins, Hall of Heroes.

CSM Bennie G. Adkins, Hall of Heroes.

SFC Bennie Adkins, while serving with Detachment A-102, Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, 5th SFG(A), 1st Special Forces. Medal of Honor Recipient.

 

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Edwin Tingstrom, Green Beret... NOT!!

Edwin Tingstrom, Green Beret... NOT!!

Edwin Tingstrom  claims that he was a a combat infantryman in Vietnam, Captain, Airborne, and SF... All FALSE

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SSG Mark R. De Alencar, KIA 04/08/2017, Hall Of Heroes

SSG Mark R. De Alencar, KIA 04/08/2017, Hall Of Heroes

Weapons Sergeant (18B) and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th SFG(A)

OFS 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Edgewood, MD

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John David Dykes, Green Beret... NOT!!

John David Dykes, Green Beret... NOT!!

John thinks going AWOL twice, being a deserter, and Construction Equipment Operator (62E10) gives him the right to claim to have been a Green Beret. WRONG

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Papotia Reginald Wright, Green Beret… NOT!!

Papotia Reginald Wright, Green Beret… NOT!!

“CSM” Reggie claims to have had 25 years in Special Operations Command and told our investigator that he served in 5th SFG(A).

Both are false claims.

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Terrill Welge, Green Beret... NOT!!

Terrill Welge, Green Beret... NOT!!

Some are much to easy. We knew he asn't SF after taking a few second look at his pictures. He also said he never really claimed it to anyone, but we see a screen shot where he did. If we found an example in seconds, he probably did it many times.

 

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Keith Roberts, aka BullGoose Roberts, Green Beret... NOT!!

Keith Roberts, aka BullGoose Roberts, Green Beret... NOT!!

"Bullgoose" claimed Airborne and SF, he used a real ODA photo as his own. We found the names of those in the picture and the guy that took the pic. He wasn't in it. he even went so far as to get an SF tattoo.

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Richard Davis, Green Beret... NOT!!

Richard Davis, Green Beret... NOT!!

Richard claimed to have been Marine Corp “Spec Ops” in addition to Special Forces that was a POW in Hanoi.

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Donald Cakerice aka Donald Waterhawk, Green Beret... NOT!!

Donald Cakerice aka Donald Waterhawk, Green Beret... NOT!!

Claims 5th SFG(A) in Vietnam but never made it through the Q-course and went AWOL

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Bill Arousell, Green Beret… NOT!!

Bill Arousell, Green Beret… NOT!!

He said he never claimed to have been a Green Beret. Two of his duaghters went on records that he did.

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Ike Catcher, Green Beret… NOT!!

Ike Catcher, Green Beret… NOT!!

Green Beret or Austrian Royal Guard as he alluded to...

Neither.

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We are former and current Green Berets who find and investigate those who falsely claim to be a Green Beret. We will never out someone unless we are 100% certain via FOIA and Bragg.

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Recent comments

LarryW:

This guy was all around San Antonio, TX making his rounds selling himself as a Green Beret! When the questions about his service started to come in from common soldiers, it was quickly discovered that he was a complete fraud. No one at the San Antonio Silver Wings Airborne Association, Special Forces Association, has ever heard of him!

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loweboyz:

Yet another Piece of Shit phony. When will it stop?

bosljeff:

Good Lord. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Salt Life Vet:

VFW Post 10226 voted unanimously at it's monthly meeting tonight to revoke his membership and he is also banned for life from the building. Now he will have to hang out at the Chuckee Cheese soda fountain and tell all the 8 year olds about his good old days in SF. But then again the 8 year olds will probably say "Dude, shut the f#ck up. You're a poser. Now pour me another orange soda".

JMoff67:

I can tell you for a fact that he has never been to the VA for any treatments. He actually told me that he cant go to one( supposedly because the government was denying his existence due to covert mission involvement) he does not have a real vetrans ID either. If he is carrying one, it's fake. I'd love to know what name he has on it. Recently in Texas he has been going by the name Alex ( which I believe is actually the name of the guy at the Sky bar down in Florida where they put on a fund raiser for him under the false pretense that he was ex-special forces wounded in combat.)

Salt Life Vet:

Unfortunately I know this turd. He was a real black eye for the VFW post on Oak Island. Thank God he is no longer a part of it. Many of us knew he was a liar and fraud about many things, Nice to finally officially know the truth. He will soon have his VFW cred's revoked and the American legion has also dropped him from the rolls. Great work guys. Thank you for maintaining the honor and beauty of that wonderful head gear known as the Green Beret and the bravery and valor of the unique men who have the privilege of wearing it. Keep it up!

Chupacabra71:

I saw this article and it made my blood boil. My dad wasn't a Green Beret, he was in the Air Force. He went to Vietnam 1964, 1971 and a smaller stint between the two tours. Those who go to war do not brag about what they did in the war. Those who flaunt their "accomplishments" are more likely than not, fake. I know of someone who tells everyone, including his sons and now grandkids, that he is a Green Beret that served in Vietnam and received medals. In 1972 (i eill need to verify the year), he joined the Reserves so to not be drafted for Vietnam. Can you guys help me find the truth?

vet4life:

I got on to this site because I know of this AKA Romero Antonio Noel person. I don't know the man personally but I know people who do. I just cant wrap my hands around this cause it does not make any sense to me. He has a veteran Id and goes to the VA clinic. I don't know just really confused on all of this stuff. if anyone can shed some light on this for me and others I would greatly appreciate it. thank you.

Humbled:

Disgusting!!! The law needs to be tweaked to make it a crime whereas simply wearing the insignia is punishable. I, regrettably, never had the honor os serving in our Armed Forces due to starting my career fresh out of high school. These stories, make me nauseous. Do NOT, under any circumstances, take away from the brave men and women the serve admirably and EARN the credentials that they acquire. Keep up the good work outing these frauds

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