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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.
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.
MSG Igor Gretaldezky aka Jose Igor Alvarez, Airborne, Ranger Tab, SF Tab, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge w/ star among other awards… all false.
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
Lifelong crinminal and con man.
He was getting away with his lie until his partner reached out to Guardians of the Green Beret
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.
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
lLt 0-2, 5th SFG(A), FOB 2 Kontum, Ops 35, MACV SOG, KIA-RR Medal of Honor Recipient
Brad Submitted 3 different DD214's to get membership into the VFW until one was accepted
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).
He claims to have been on a 3 man team doing stuff in South America.
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
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
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
"Major" Tammy Feliciano is the baby mamma (Is that's what it's called now-a-days?) of The fraud CSM Papotia Reginald Wright.
Sergeant First Class
DET A-101 (LANG VEI), C CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Army of the United States
Sam Roland, CMB w/ Star, Silver Star, Master Balster, MFF, CDQC, Ranger Tab, SF Tab, all unearned.
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.
Edwin Tingstrom claims that he was a a combat infantryman in Vietnam, Captain, Airborne, and SF... All FALSE
Weapons Sergeant (18B) and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th SFG(A)
04/01/2017 – 04/08/2017 OFS 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
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
“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.
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.
"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.
Richard claimed to have been Marine Corp “Spec Ops” in addition to Special Forces that was a POW in Hanoi.
Claims 5th SFG(A) in Vietnam but never made it through the Q-course and went AWOL
He said he never claimed to have been a Green Beret. Two of his duaghters went on records that he did.
Green Beret or Austrian Royal Guard as he alluded to...
Alvin Long claims Marine Force Recon, Ranger, Special Forces, 6 Purple Hearts, Soldiers Medal, Silver Star, 2 CIB's, POW.....
Eli Warden, Elijah Worden, Flyod Worden, Green Beret... NOT!!
Bill Harney claims we removed his outing and apologized. That IS NOT THE CASE! We will never issue and apology or remove an article. We moved to a different format and haven't had time to transfer old cases.
MSG, Combat Infantry Badge, basic Airborne wings, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Ranger, Special Forces... All fake.
Dane, went to vote at the local polling station. SF T-shirt and 3ft SF decal on his truck. What are the chances he stood next to a real guy from Group waiting to vote?
David Murphy fake Green Beret claims:
Combat Infantry Badge with star, Both Master Sergeant (E-8) and/or Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) depending on the picture, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Ranger, Special Forces, CIA, and on and on...
Thomas Heben even had his brother a navy SEAL convinced that he was a Green Beret, even though he didn't make it through selection and went AWOL.
It seems Nick had trouble long before he claimed to have been a Green Beret and murdering his wife.
He claims Silver Star, Military Freefall, Ranger, Special Forces...
We called our asset at RTB. It seems so many people have asked about him, they didn't even have to check records.
They already knew he was a Fraud because his name has been checked out many times before. We sent for his records and......
Peter Schlenker, Fake Green Beret has also claimed to have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. These claims were supported by plaques that Schlenker owns and displays.
CW5 with 2 stars on his CIB. Many frauds don't realize how few people have earned 2 stars on a CIB
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.
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".
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.)
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!
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?
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.
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
At some point, people posing as Special Forces / Green Beret soldiers, and similar posers need to serve some serious jail time. This is FRAUD, plain and simple. They do it for prestige, respect, and/or financial gain, and other reasons, which is the very criteria for all types of fraud in our country, and others. This guy should be locked up, his tattoo covered over by some volunteer tatoo artist that would probably be glad to do it, especially around a military base.
Yes Craig. We thank Jeff for his service and for the help he gave us in working this Ike Catcher case.
SF Green Beret Jeff B, who you refer to in the article, is my son. He is the toughest man I’ve ever known. He is also the gentlest, kindest, and most caring man I’ve ever known.
Most sons aspire to be like their father. I aspire to be like my son. The day he signed for the Army he became the man I wish I could have been.
Graduation day as a Green Beret, he was my proof that an average good man can raise a great man.
I love you, Jeff.
I don't know him or even have any relatives near him, but it still rips me that he smears my families good name. Poser....
John U.S. Hanlon