One hundred men will test today but only three win the Green Beret.
 
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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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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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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Alvin Long, Green Beret...NOT!!

Alvin Long, Green Beret...NOT!!

He used these lies to further his business

Alvin Long claims Marine Force Recon, Ranger, Special Forces, 6 Purple Hearts, Soldiers Medal, Silver Star, 2 CIB's, POW.....

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Elijah "Eli" Warden, Green Beret... NOT!!

Elijah "Eli" Warden, Green Beret... NOT!!

Claims SF and Vietnam Vet

Eli Warden, Elijah Worden, Flyod Worden, Green Beret... NOT!!

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William "Bill" Harney, Green Beret... NOT!!

William "Bill" Harney, 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.

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Christopher Lee Robbins, Green Beret... NOT!!

Christopher Lee Robbins, Green Beret... NOT!!

MSG, Combat Infantry Badge, basic Airborne wings, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Ranger, Special Forces... All fake.

 

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Dane Seiber, Green Beret... NOT!!

Dane Seiber, Green Beret... NOT!!

He went to vote next to a real GB and didn't know the far and near recognition signals.

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?

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David Murphy, Green Beret... NOT!!

David Murphy, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ranger, Special Forces, Delta, CIA

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...

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Thomas Joseph Heben, Green Beret… NOT!!

Thomas Joseph Heben, Green Beret… NOT!!

Military Freefall, SF Combat Patch... NOT!!

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.

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Nichlolas 'Nick" Marshall, Green Beret... NOT!!

Nichlolas 'Nick" Marshall, Green Beret... NOT!!

AWOL, Silver Star, Purple Heart...

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...

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Peter Schlenker, Green Beret... NOT!!

Peter Schlenker, Green Beret... NOT!!

Claims time in Vietnam, also false.

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.

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BRIAN R. MAGYAR Green Beret… NOT!!

BRIAN R. MAGYAR Green Beret… NOT!!

Another shiny bling collector

CW5 with 2 stars on his CIB. Many frauds don't realize how few people have earned 2 stars on a CIB

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Daniel Lombardi, Green Beret... NOT!!

Daniel Lombardi, Green Beret... NOT!!

Not even worth our time......

Some claims just make you shake your head.

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Jimmy "Delta" Webb. Airborne, Ranger, Delta, Special Forces... NOT!!

Jimmy "Delta" Webb. Airborne, Ranger, Delta, Special Forces... NOT!!

Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces, Delta.....

He claimed, Ranger, Delta, SF, Wounded in action...

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Bud Hadley, Green Beret... NOT!!

Bud Hadley, Green Beret... NOT!!

He used his fake claims to start and expand his business........

After Bud hadley was busted, he tried to buy our silence with a $1500/quarter donation to the Green Beret Foundation.

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Justin Stargardt, Airborne, Ranger, Sniper, SEAL, LTC, Green Beret... NOT!!

Justin Stargardt, Airborne, Ranger, Sniper, SEAL, LTC, Green Beret... NOT!!

Capt, Major, LTC, CDQC, Airborne, SEAL, Ranger, Special Forces............

If it was shiny and for sale in the PX, he bought it and claimed to have earned it.

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Joe "Wolverine" Rios, Green Beret... NOT!!

Joe "Wolverine" Rios, Green Beret... NOT!!

Wolverine, the fake Green Beret Clerk Typist....

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.

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Travis Haney, Green Beret... NOT!!

Travis Haney, Green Beret... NOT!!

He also claimed to be a 1LT ........

Travis's wife reached out to us to prove he was legit. Seems we found the exact opposite.

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JOE ALVARADO, Green Beret... NOT!!

JOE ALVARADO, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ranger, 3 PH, BS, SS, Special Forces...... Not

Joe scammed $1000's and $1000's from those around him based on his lies.

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Patrick Flores, Green Beret... NOT!!

Patrick Flores, Green Beret... NOT!!

He claims he's so "High Speed" that the NSA erased his life.

Pat imploded and his lies got worse once we were on to him.

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Larry Bolton, Green Beret... NOT!!

Larry Bolton, Green Beret... NOT!!

MACV-SOG POSer and trainer of "Mountain Yards" NOT!!.... Not even worth our time.

Larry used two SF legends pictures as his own.

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Mayor Jack Pratt, Green Beret... NOT!!

Mayor Jack Pratt, Green Beret... NOT!!

He used those claims....

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​,

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Franklin Blizzard, Green Beret... NOT!!

Franklin Blizzard, Green Beret... NOT!!

MACV-SOG, NOT!!! ........ Not even worth our time.

He entered a school classroom that had a daughter of a real Green Beret and she contacted her dad. He contacted us.

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Don Lacasky Green Beret... NOT!!

Don Lacasky Green Beret... NOT!!

Fake Green Beret all the way to the grave........

His family had asked him for years to stop claiming to have been in the service.

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RON STONE Green Beret... NOT!!

RON STONE Green Beret... NOT!!

Who used his fake claims to sell his books.

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.

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Ron Dickey, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ron Dickey, Green Beret... NOT!!

Who used his Green Beret claims to run for the Senate

Ron was a cook in 3rd Grp. he claimed since the Army gave him a Green Beret, that qualified him as one. Wrong.

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Rudi Gresham, Green Beret... NOT!!

Rudi Gresham, Green Beret... NOT!!

Multi Decade fraud.

Rudi Gresham, fake Green Beret, used his SF claims to benefit himself for decades.

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Bruce Pendlay Green Beret... NOT!!

Bruce Pendlay Green Beret... NOT!!

Who claims we sent a hit team to shoot him.

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"

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John "Rambo" Smith... NOT!!

John "Rambo" Smith... NOT!!

90 DAY MIA, Fake GREEN BERET and 90 MIA….NOT

John "Rambo" Smith 90 DAY MIA, Fake GREEN BERET and 90 MIA… NOT

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Step Hahn Green Beret... NOT!!

Step Hahn Green Beret... NOT!!

Meet MSG Step Hahn…. Green Beret, MSG, 7th Grp medic in Afghanistan…. NOT!

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Recent comments

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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