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

We were sent Brad by his local VFW. They seemed to have questions about some of his claims.

He submitted his DD214 to join yet didn’t qualify according to the standards they set.

He submitted a second set, and again he didn’t qualify.

He submitted yet a third set and this time a Combat Infantry Badge appear on his DD214 and they allowed him to join and also reached out to us. 

You see, he also claimed to have been a Special Forces Medic.

We checked with the SF Schoolhouse at Bragg and they confirmed beyond doubt he was a drop from the course.

In the few pictures you see, he has both a Special Forces Long tab, meaning he’s a Green Beret and completed the SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course), and the Combat Infantry Badge.

In the picture where he’s wearing a ball cap, You can also see the tail end of the word Group. You also see a Red "Flash" and a Special Forces crest. That would give you the impression he was in 7th SFG(A). You can see on his 2-1, the picture with the red 2 in the upper right corner, that he was indeed a student but trying to attain the Green Beret and become SF qualified, yet he was dropped and you see nothing past that. You do NOT see him assigned to 7th SFG(A) as he would indicate with that cap.

In the other picture, you’ll again see the SF Tab and also a CIB. We did two NPRC requests on Brad. Once via regular channels and again via an emergency request. Two different people came back with the exact same result. No SF (Which we already knew) and also no CIB. When questioned about his CIB by the VFW, he said he received it with 10th Mtn Div. The VFW reached out to them and they confirmed they were NOT deployed during the time he claims to have been in combat with 10th Mtn Div.

In the pictures below, you’ll see the DD214 he provided the VFW on try #3. In it you’ll see the CIB appear. We have never seen that type Font used on a DD214. The funny thing about the 3rd one he gave to the VFW… Someone forgot to add his Parachutist Badge that's actually in his records. LOL

Brad Hynde, aka Bradford Kyte Hynde, you'll now be added to Guardins of the Green Beret Hall of fakes, Frauds, and Phonies.

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2 comments on article "Brad Hynde, aka Bradford Kyte Hyde, Green Beret... NOT!!"

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Salt Life Vet

1/31/2018 9:06 AM

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!

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Salt Life Vet

2/6/2018 11:43 PM

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".

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FRANCO K WEBB is a LYING POSER. He and I were BEST FRIENDS during the time he CLAIMS 7th GP 18D (MY MOS and MY Duty assignment - ODA 755/754, O&I, SWC G Co SFAS, 1st Bn S3).

He was NEVER ASSOCIATED WITH, ASSIGNED TO, in SUPPORT OF, or attended ANY TRAINING that would qualify his claim of being an 18D.

He was a CAR STEREO SALESMAN and INSTALLER on Yadkin Road the ENTIRE TIME I KNEW HIM. We were in Westarea Fire Department TOGETHER and he lived in a trailer on Haretown road.

It APPEARS that he has taken some of MY SF TRAINING, HISTORY and BACKGROUND, claimed it as his own, and further EMBELLISHED those stories for his own video game centered bravado.


SuperUser Account:

He probably never will. The 7th Grp picture he pretends is his is an ODA from the mid-'80s. We've identified all men in the picture. It also looks like he added a Ranger Tab to his website. He's never before claimed Ranger so this is strange.

He and Mike Mika (President of SFA Ch 34) threatened to sue the SFA National if they didn't rescind the letter they sent us, give Rudi a formal apology, and re-instate him as a member in good standing. Of course SFA National refused and nothing came of his idle threat.

Mike Mika has twice, along with Rudi Gresham the fake Green Beret claimed that Rudi spent 12 years in the S.C. National Guard and that's where he attained the rank of LTC. Neither time were they able to produce records that baked up that statement.

SGT P - Rakkasan:

I just looked at his personal website, and it still has a picture autographed by General Yarborough, and a statement that says he served as Yarborough’s Aide. When will this clown give it up? I took screen shots.

Rick Upton:

Why is he working for the VA?


First of all, thank you folks for what you do, what you’ve done, and what you’re willing to do.

Secondly, it is my hope that Mr Prouix owns up to his lies. I have been watching this story and it disgusts me that there are people who would assume to receive the accolades deserved, but never sought, by better, braver, stronger men.

Mr Prouix needs to be exposed. Well done.


This is almost unbelievable. This guy wanted to be a Green Beret so bad he faked it to the grave. It must have been awesome to him to take on a persona. Feeling like a hero, getting recognition, and being treated like a hero in addition to fellowship with real warriors was too much to pass up. It must have felt good. I'm sure he could have joined the military. He just didn't think it was worth it. He could have everything without dropping a single iota of blood, sweat, or tears. I feel sorry for his family. This guy is to me obviously mentally ill. I guess he never thought he would hurt and shame his family to the extent he ended up doing so. To any potential fakers. Let this guy be a lesson to you. If you want what we have, just join the military. Don't do this to your family and friends.


I just want to thank Guardians of the Green Beret. I had no idea this problem was so widespread. These phonies do a great disservice to all us real Green Berets. Yes, I am a Green Beret. They give a false representation of who we are, what we are, and what we represent. These phonies are almost always criminal otherwise in my opinion. Good job Guardians of the Green Beret. People probably don't realize what it would be like for me to ever actually meet a phony Green Beret. Offensive is not the word. I don't think there is a word for all the things that would go through my mind.


is that white shirt even a thing? i never knew that

Johnny O:

Ol' "Sarge" here talking all kinds of crap and stuff after he was exposed...LOL

Johnny O:

It's really pathetic that people try to get away with this type of stuff. I spent 23 years in the Army and retired in 2006 and although would have loved to to be a part of a Special Forces or Ranger unit and go through all of the training, never did it. And it just amazes me the lengths that people will go through to embellish military service.

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