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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.

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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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This news is pretty sad for me because I knew the guy. The 1998 overwrite should read that he was the commander of C Troop, 1-18 Cav. I don't recall him wearing any tabs or badges. I am glad that a 19th Group (Guard) guy brought this to your attention. To me this casts a shadow of suspicion with anybody in the Guard. He left the Guard prior to GWOT. I think that the Guard did our share in GWOT with multiple mobilizations and deployments. I was mobilized twice, including a year in Afghanistan as an Infantryman. Now I'll wonder if people will think I'm a liar if I say anything about my service. Thanks Eddie...

Scott Berndt:

Talk about a disgrace to the uniform! I can't believe he got away with the fraud all those years. If you go to his website at, it still makes it sound like he has an Army SF background without stating he was one. He even has awards issued by several SF organizations. Sounds like the GotGB still have some hunting to do.

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

Wow. Absolutely mind blowing & disgraceful. They should make a documentary about how this turd BS'd his way through the years in order to be in a position to be standing next to Presidents, politicians & celebritys. I get pissed when I think of all the others like him but that have never gotten exposed or caught. Great job catching this s--t turd.

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

You can tell just by looking at him that he is a shit bird.

Royal Mons:

If these phonies want to play dress up they should join a re-enactment society and not lie about their fantasies and live off the sacrifice of others.


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.

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