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Butch Hansen, Green Beret...NOT!!!

Butch Hansen the fake Green Beret was sent to us by someone that saw him claiming to be a Green Beret online. We had one of our investigators reach out to him. He messaged our guy that he was in Pre-Phase when his wife got sick and he had to leave the service. His second wife found the patches and decided to sew them on his vest for him. He said instead of telling her he wasn't a Green Beret, he let her sew them on and started believing the lie.

The only thing about that, is we see no attempt at Pre-Phase. We do see on his 2-1 a number of redacted lines. That usually happens when there corrective action or something bad like going AWOL or being a Deserter.






We then see him as a "Returnee" assigned to USAPCF PROC CO, FT ORD CA, in Oct 1980. Just after a redacted entry. That would mean he went AWOL or Deserter. We noticed this after the phone call or we would have asked him about it.

👉Hear the call in this link👈

At 2:26 in the video, he states "You know what it is when you lie" LOL... not really. 

At 8:25 he says he did it out of high esteem and honor. Well, it's not honorable to lie about what you did in the service. In a text to Brian, he said his wife put them on his vest and he just ran with the lie. That's two different excuses for the same lie. It looks like he's lying to cover a lie.




 Does that look like a CMB and Master Parachutist badge?

We do wee the 5th Grp flash and SF SSI w/ a long tab. None of it earned.









He said the lie started about 4 years ago. We are guessing that's yet another lie. 

How the heck does one get an ARCOM when you are sent to a PCF and reduced in rank to a private? Yet it shows in his summary sheet.

Butch Hansen, you'll now be added to hall of zeroes.

#ButchHansen, #ButchLynneHansen, #ButchLHansen



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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.


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.

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