Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a prisoner of war(POW) during the Vietnam War. He was the first member of the U.S. Army to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed in Southeast Asia while in captivity.
Medal of Honor recipient for his valorous actions on September 17, 1969, while commanding the Third Company, Third Battalion of the IV Mobile Strike Force near Chi Lang, Vietnam
DET A-431 (CAI CAI), D CO, 5TH SF GROUP, South Vietnam, Kien Phong province
KIA 01/18/1968 through hostile action, small arms fire.
lLt 0-2, 5th SFG(A), FOB 2 Kontum, Ops 35, MACV SOG, KIA-RR Medal of Honor Recipient
COL Bob Howard served five tours in Vietnam and is the only soldier in our nation's history to be nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor three times for three separate actions within a thirteen month period. The first nomination was downgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross. The second nomination was downgraded to the Silver Star. The third nomination was downgraded to a 2nd Distinguished Service Cross but later upgraded to the Medal of Honor.
He received a direct appointment from Master Sergeant to 1st Lieutenant in 1969, and was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Richard M. Nixon at the White House in 1971. His other awards for valor include the Distinguished Service Cross - our nation's second highest award, the Silver Star - the third highest award, and numerous lesser decorations including eight Purple Hearts. He received his decorations for valor for actions while serving as an NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer).
Company Commander of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Mobile Strike Force Command, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), in the steep, jungle-covered hills Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam, Sept. 1, 1969
ODA 3312, Special Operations Task Force-33, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan during combat operations against an armed enemy in Konar Province, Afghanistan on January 25, 2008
Sergeant First Class
DET A-101 (LANG VEI), C CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Army of the United States
SFC Bennie Adkins, while serving with Detachment A-102, Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, 5th SFG(A), 1st Special Forces. Medal of Honor Recipient.
Weapons Sergeant (18B) and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th SFG(A)
04/01/2017 – 04/08/2017 OFS 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
06/30/1969 – 12/05/2001
OEF ODA 574, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
We are former and current Green Berets who find and investigate those who falsely claim to be a Green Beret. We will never out someone unless we are 100% certain via FOIA and Bragg.
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.
So he earned a BS and still had to lie about his career? I do not get that at all.
I guess those few minutes of false glory got him what he wanted: attention. Attention that led to the truth thankfully.
5.5 years and just an E3 says it all.
Thanks. We added that to the picture section and commented on his FB page.
Check out his Business Facebook page Metro State special services Where he is in a Class A at what appears to be a Military related function with a Marine in his dress blues in the background... https://www.facebook.com/446009238766452/photos/a.694230037277703/1046574488709921/?type=3&theater