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.
9 June 2020
Ya' know, instead of considering why someone does what he does, like assholes, ya' jump to foul comments about someone ya' never met, or know anything about ….
I'd call our parents white trash, but that would be an insult to white trash ….
Brain went into the United States Army after July 1975, after I went into the United States Navy in that July ….
We both got out of Boot in September of 75' ….
That was the last I ever saw of him ????
Neither of us wanted to go into the Military, but we were kicked out he house by our mother, to call her a mother is also an insult to all mothers ....
If you ever saw the movie " Mommy Dearest " , then ya' might have some idea what our childhood was like ….
The only thing that put the smile on our mother's face was when she was beating the living shit out of her boys, buckle end first ….
In the late sixties, early seventies, Brian and I never did drugs, alcohol, or commit any crimes ….
As a kid, Brian always wanted to be part of a group, gang, whatever ….
I loved karate, so I walked the path of bushido, honor and face above all ….
Always a team player, but still a loner ….
People tell me I'm a veteran, but I'm quick to say that in my eight years in the United States Navy, ( 1975-1979 active, - 1983 reserve ),
I never carried a gun, or, was ever in any danger ….
Most of it on sea duty, all fun and games, and going over seas, but, after all, sailors belong at sea ….
Just as I was getting off active duty, I made Second Class Petty Officer, IC-2, N.E.C. ( M.O.S.) 4713, telecommunications,,,,
telephone man ….
Honorably discharged, I display that along with my DD-214
I'm now sixty-three, and retiring from the telephone company ….
So,,, no comments about me ….
It's been forty-five years now ….
Brian is my younger brother, but I understand him just the same …..
Kind'a like a car salesman, he always needed that affirmation from others ….
He still needs what he never got from our mother,,,, to be loved, appreciated, admired, respected ….
As a kid, he loved the song " Ballard of the Green Berets " ….
He wasn't stealing glory, but imitating that which he admired the most in the United States Army,,,, the Green Berets ….
When I read the comments about Brain, as I suspect, real Green Berets, and other Army Special Forces,,,, are much like United States Marines, United States Navy Seals, and now Antifa protesters ….
And I met a few Marines and Seals ( claiming ) during my time in the Navy ….
They are only really tough when the other guy can't fight back, shit-for-brains bullies ….
My proof, Viet Nam, Granada, Fallujah, Pakistan ….
As far as I know, you tough guys never faced real Soviet, Chinese, Iranian, or any other real Special Forces on equal footing ….
Hell, the real Rambo's in Viet Nam was the Viet Cong …..
And they kicked the ( bull ) shit out of you smart mouth's ….
When I was aboard ship, the only time I found our who went to Viet Nam was during dress inspections, when they wore their ribbons on their chest ….
They never talked about it, I assume it was the most horrifying times of their lives ….
Had Brian had good parents, good home, good schooling, a good life, I have no doubt he would have proudly earned the ribbons on his chest ….
In the United States Navy, I only earned an overseas service ribbon, and a good conduct ribbon, which I never wore, but are now on my old Navy uniform for when I pass away ….
Brian is, and always will be my brother, we suffered too much together as kids, and I appreciate the fact he is imitating the best the United States Army had to offer,,, in his time ….
And if you can't appreciate his admiration of the Green Berets, YA' can kiss my Navy Blue ass ….
I don't know what to say. He is such a silver tongue devil. He slid into our lives and we fell for his line of BS. This was back in the late 80's/early 90's. Met him in a local biker bar, he was a musician. I said, Thank you and welcome home. I lent him $$. I introduced him to a friend and that turned into a nightmare. Boy, he's got a special place in heaven. On a nicer note, Thanks so much for this site
No Idea. It's hard to follow up on these guys as the workload is very heavy. We expose them and move on.
Great site I am glad to see it in operation. William Frank Grist SF
He's also a registered sex offender....and a scum bag.
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.
Is he still getting 100% disability or was he ever? Whats the deal with this story?
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.