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Alvin Long, Green Beret...NOT!!

He used these lies to further his business

This an older article we did a while back. We're still transfering things from other areas to our website.

Back in early 2016, we were contacted by an SF brother. The family of Alvin had reached out to him about their family member and his lies. You can see his claims here in Alvin Long's interview

He contacted us to verify and confirm what the family already knew. 

What follows is the text from a family member that he shared in this Rally Point article:

How can I stop a family member from Stealing Valor? My uncle is being honored at an event 1,000 miles away.

This is my Uncle; as you can see he is wearing "his" dress Army uniform and is a Sergeant Major, with 30 years of military service. Additionally, he is wearing a green beret, SF and Ranger Tab, scuba diver, pathfinder, air assault badge and a multitude of valor medals, Purple Hearts, etc. He has also been appointed as a leader in a veterans group in his home down. 

The problem is he served from 1961 then retired in 1981, and was a SSG who only had 20 years of service. He was initially in transportation, then an MP dog handler. He was only awarded 8 ribbons and awards, the highest of which was a single ARCOM. He was never a green beret, let alone ever even assigned to an SF organization. I have video tapes wherein he makes claim grossly contrary to his DD 214. 

I just became aware that he is claiming all of these lies as true representations of his career. Clearly I am grossly offended by his actions and cannot abide by his being a leader in any veteran's organization based on these complete fabrication so. I have his DD 214 and know he never reentered military service after teaching his MRD.

I need help finding an organization that will help stop him from bringing further discredit to all of us. Are any of you connected to an organization willing to step up and investigate and out him to halt this fraud on other vets who earned the honors he sports without any concern for the harm it does to those who actually accomplished the things he claims?

Anyone who can help is invited to message me for help. 

It should be noted that I just discovered how serious this situation is and I just learned he his being honored by his local community that will reportedly be attended by state and local government officials and several media outlets on Friday ... I live a thousand miles from him, but will fly out to assist if needed. I will also provide the evidence of his deception and fraud. 

Although I never imagined my own family could be one of these guys, but feel I must speak out! Please help me protect the honor of real operators who earned the honors he is wearing to perpetuate his fraud.

______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 He claims to have been a Marine Force Recon operator and then his wife made him quit, but she was fine with him going on to be an Special Forces. He claims six combat deployments and six Purple Hearts to match. Here you can hear him tell it in this video;

Part of his story is true, but not enough of it. He spent four years in the Marine Corps from 1959 – 1963 – none of it in any Recon units. Most of it was spent on dry land in California. He went into the Army National Guard from August 1963 – March 1964, then he went into the Army March 1965 – March 1981, never as a Green Beret, but as a truck driver. He did three tours in Vietnam as a truck driver, then he became an MP. No jump school, no Ranger school or any thype of SF training.

His family says that he kept his lies to himself until his wife died recently and then he busted out, first making himself a Master Sergeant until he unilaterally promoted himself to sergeant major;

No Soldiers Medal, no Silver Star, no Bronze Star, no Purple Hearts, no Combat Infantryman Badge (2d award), no jump wings, no Pathfinder badge, no POW Medal, no Air Assault Badge, no scuba bubble, no Drill Sergeant badge, no Ranger tab, no Special Forces tab

 

 

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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

WJ Adams:

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.

FRAUD.

The Guardian:

Yes Craig. We thank Jeff for his service and for the help he gave us in working this Ike Catcher case.

Craig:

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.

Jonathanussf:

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

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