He claims to have been on a 3 man team doing stuff in South America.
Edwin Tingstrom claims that he was a a combat infantryman in Vietnam, Captain, Airborne, and SF... All FALSE
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...
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
Some claims just make you shake your head.
He claimed, Ranger, Delta, SF, Wounded in action...
After Bud hadley was busted, he tried to buy our silence with a $1500/quarter donation to the Green Beret Foundation.
If it was shiny and for sale in the PX, he bought it and claimed to have earned it.
Joe claims to have spent 18 months in the hospital recovering from crushed vertebrae after a parachute accident. However, it seems that Joe wasn't even Airborne qualified.
Travis's wife reached out to us to prove he was legit. Seems we found the exact opposite.
Joe scammed $1000's and $1000's from those around him based on his lies.
Pat imploded and his lies got worse once we were on to him.
Larry used two SF legends pictures as his own.
Jack said he did multiple Army tours in Vietnam with U.S. Special Forces. It turns out he did 7 weeks in country as a personnel supervisor,
He entered a school classroom that had a daughter of a real Green Beret and she contacted her dad. He contacted us.
His family had asked him for years to stop claiming to have been in the service.
It seems that Ron Stone has been making a bit of money writing books about his service in Viet Nam while claiming to be a former Special Forces soldier. Only thing, he wasn't.
Ron was a cook in 3rd Grp. he claimed since the Army gave him a Green Beret, that qualified him as one. Wrong.
Rudi Gresham, fake Green Beret, used his SF claims to benefit himself for decades.
Bruce claimed we sent a hit squad to get him after we exposed his lies. Locals also said he would talk down to other as "He was a Green Beret"
John "Rambo" Smith 90 DAY MIA, Fake GREEN BERET and 90 MIA… NOT
Meet MSG Step Hahn…. Green Beret, MSG, 7th Grp medic in Afghanistan…. NOT!
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.
I don't know what to say. He is such a silver tongue devil. He slid into our lives and we fell for his line of BS. This was back in the late 80's/early 90's. Met him in a local biker bar, he was a musician. I said, Thank you and welcome home. I lent him $$. I introduced him to a friend and that turned into a nightmare. Boy, he's got a special place in heaven. On a nicer note, Thanks so much for this site
No Idea. It's hard to follow up on these guys as the workload is very heavy. We expose them and move on.
Great site I am glad to see it in operation. William Frank Grist SF
He's also a registered sex offender....and a scum bag.
I think this is well known by this point - but for added extra bonus actually is a REAL registered sex offender. This guy is a danger to the community in a multitude of ways & he shows no shame or remorse & he's also a real d-bag. He needs to get locked up.
Is he still getting 100% disability or was he ever? Whats the deal with this story?
Every time some faker claiming to be SF gets in trouble or acts up, it can reflect badly on us in the media. Another reason to point them out when they present themselves.
Wow! I am stupefied that a sex offender would expose himself to so much attention and expect the truth to not come out...
I refuse to believe any SF or Operator would wear that bow tie, just saying.
Usually when I see a guy with this much shite on a vest, jacket and hats he does not pass the smell test. If you screaming that loud "look at me I am a hero" you probably aren't.