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Brett Watson, fake Green Beret and fake Silver Star

So, Brett Watson, fake Green Beret was sent to us a while back. 

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From our research, it looks like he's really bought into his lie. Special Forces tattoos on both arms and newspaper articles dating back to 1995 that we've found.

He claims 5th Special Forces in Vietnam. He also claims to have earned the Silver Star.  Most of what he wears wasn't earned. He also wears the solid black w/ white border 5th Group Flash that was worn between 1962-1964 and again between 1985-2016. He wasn't even in the service when the 5th Grp wore the solid black w/ white border. Even if he was in the service, he wasn't ever assigned to a Special Forces unit. 

We see his units as:

Co. B 4th Bn 1st BCT Bnd USATCI, Ft Bragg N.C. (Basic Training) 1968

Co. C 7th Bn 3d AIT BDE Ft Gordon Ga, (AIT) 1969

48th Co 4th Stu Bn, Ft Benning Ga, (Basic Airborne Training) 1969

HHC 2d Bn 508th Inf, Co. A 4th Bn 503rd Inf, Co. A 2d Bn 509th Inf (RVN 1969-1970)

Co. A 2d Bn 8th Inf Germany 1970-77

Never did he complete or even attempt the SF Course which was called SFTG back in his era, Special Forces Training Group. He was not assigned to an SF Unit his entire time spent in the service.

His records below show what was earned and what are his lies:

Row 1) Silver Star False

Row 2) Bronze Star True

Purple heart w/ Oak Leaf False

Air Medal False

Row 3) Army Commendation Medal True

Army Good Conduct Medal True

National Defense Service Medal True

4) Air Force Outstanding Unit Award False

Vietnam Service Medal True

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal True

5) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal False

Need This one??? False

Multi-National Force and Observers Medal False

CIB True

SF Tab False

Ranger Tab False

SF SSI False

Leadership tabs False 

5th Group flash. Depending on the picture he wears both the RVN era and the Solid black one. False 

Master Parachutist False 

Pathfinder False 

Military Freefall False

SFC False

4 Service Stripes False (He does have 2) 

Vietnamese Jumpmaster Wings False

Brett Watson, you'll be the latest addition to Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of fakes, frauds, and phonies.

#greenberet, #specialforces, #stolenvalor, #militaryphony #brettwatson


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1 comments on article "Brett Watson, fake Green Beret and fake Silver Star"


4/18/2020 12:45 PM

So he earned a BS and still had to lie about his career? I do not get that at all.

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SuperUser Account:

No Idea. It's hard to follow up on these guys as the workload is very heavy. We expose them and move on.

william frank grist:

Great site I am glad to see it in operation. William Frank Grist SF

U.S. Naval Aircrewman (90-95):

He's also a registered sex offender....and a scum bag.

U.S. Naval Aircrewman (90-95):

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.

Brian M Whitney:

Is he still getting 100% disability or was he ever? Whats the deal with this story?

Don Canaday:

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.


I guess he spent 1 year and 5 months as a pivot man and is trying to reclaim his dignity. Sorry never going to happen now.

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