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Carl Meloche, Green Beret... NOT!!

We were sent Carl Meloche by a local who has had a number of dealings with him over the years. The person that reached out to us said he was somewhat of a loose cannon that claimed to be a Green Beret. He added that Carl gave him a Business card that read:

"Warning" I suffer from occasional loss of mental stability, and become very violent with only slight provocation. The Veteran's administration has determined that both mental and physical harassment of my person may be hazardous to your health and well being. So stay out of my face! Thank You

After a few emails, we were able to make contact with Carl. You can hear him in his own words here: 👉👉 Carl on the phone👈👈

We started looking into him and saw 3 articles online with his Special Forces claims about being in Vietnam and having made 1000s Jumps. In one of those articles, we saw him in an SFA sweatshirt. We made a call to both SFA Chapter 49 and SFA National. He was never a member Ch 49, nor any other SFA chapter for that matter. So we looked a little further. We checked Sherman's databases and he appeared in none of them. We searched the Green Beret Magazine that were published in country during that time, again, he wasn't mentioned.

So we did a records request and what Carl claims vs what are facts seem to differ considerably.

He claims he went to Vietnam in '63: False

He claims he went to Vietnam in '65: False

He claims he went to Vietnam in '68: False

He claims he went to Vietnam in '72: True

He claims he was one of 4000 men that volunteered for SF and was one of 6 selected: False

He claims his Drill instructor talked him into going Airborne: False, he never attempted Jump School.

He claims multiple tours as an Engineer and a Special Forces Team: False, he never attempted Special Forces Training Group.

Paratrooper with 1000 jumps: False, He was NEVER Airborne.

Was at Lang Vei Special Forces camp in '68 when it was over run: False, in 1968 he was stationed in Alaska.

Remained in Special Forces after Vietnam until he retired in '78: False, you can't remain in Special Forces if you were never in Special Forces to begin with.

Carl Meloche will now be added to Hall of Zeroes

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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.

Jacob Martin:

Question: There's a photo of him with two "fatboys" wearing berets, are either of them actually SF? The one in the middle sure doesn't wear his beret correctly (might be an officer)! lol

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