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Shon Wilson, Fake Green Beret news article and audio interview

Shon Wilson, Fake Green Beret news article and audio interview

News article and audio from  Gabrielle Porter at the Daily Sentinel 

 

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Richard Vallejos, Airborne, Ranger, Combat Diver, MSG, Green Beret… NOT!!

Richard Vallejos, Airborne, Ranger, Combat Diver, MSG, Green Beret… NOT!!

Richard Vallejos, Airborne, Ranger, Combat Diver, MSG, Green Beret, all fake claims

 

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David Shaffer, West Point Grad, Chopper Pilot, Combat Diver, Green Beret... NOT!!

David Shaffer, West Point Grad, Chopper Pilot, Combat Diver, Green Beret... NOT!!

David Shaffer claimed to be a Colonel, Combat Diver, Paratrooper, Green Beret, West Point Graduate and served on four different Continents... All False

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Shon Wilson, Fake Airborne, Fake Green Beret, Fake Sniper, Fake Counter Sniper, Fake 18B, Fake 18C…

Shon Wilson, Fake Airborne, Fake Green Beret, Fake Sniper, Fake Counter Sniper, Fake 18B, Fake 18C…

Shon Wilson said his training was "To classified" to put in his records

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Brett Watson, fake Green Beret and fake Silver Star

Brett Watson, fake Green Beret and fake Silver Star

Fake Green Beret, Fake Ranger, Fake Silver Star, fake, fake, fake...

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Ronald Worthey, Fake Green Beret

Ronald Worthey, Fake Green Beret

Ronald Worthey claimed to have been 5th SFG(A) in Vietnam for 3 solid years, to have the Silver Star, and also received 3 Purple Hearts. All, false claims.

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Lloyd "Flip" Salyer, Fake Green Beret

Lloyd "Flip" Salyer, Fake Green Beret

The fraud who just won't go away. So not worth our time...

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Stephen Sanders Response

Stephen Sanders Response

Stephen Sanders decided to respond to our article with a hate voicemail.

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Andrew Strempel,

Andrew Strempel,

Andrew Strempel was sent to us by a close friend. We knew in a millisecond he was a fraud.

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Stephen Sanders, fake Green Beret.

Stephen Sanders, fake Green Beret.

Stephen Sanders quickly tried to change the narative when he was called out by a real Green Beret.

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George Davila, Fake Green Beret and his wife Eva Davila the enabler

George Davila, Fake Green Beret and his wife Eva Davila the enabler

We present our first husband and wife team, George Davila, Fake Green Beret and his Wife Eva Davila who knowingly helped him further his lie.

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Joel Thompson, Green Beret... NOT!!

Joel Thompson, Green Beret... NOT!!

1SG, 82nd, 101st, Air Assault, Airborne, Ranger, SF, Combat Infantry Badge all 100% false.

He was a non Airborne Dump truck driver who got booted from the Army.

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Toby Haynes, Green Beret… NOT!!

Toby Haynes, Green Beret… NOT!!

Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart, Berlin Airlift Medal w/o device, issued from 1948-49 (SAY WHAT??),

Special Forces Tab, Air Assault,  Airborne, SCUBA, and much more... ALL FAKE

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Charles Kauffman, Green Beret… NOT!!

Charles Kauffman, Green Beret… NOT!!

Ranger, Combat Diver Qualification Course, SFOD-D, Airborne, Pathfinder, Military Freefall., Special Forces... All false.

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Jose Igor Alvarez, aka Igor Gretaldezky, Green Beret…NOT!!

Jose Igor Alvarez, aka Igor Gretaldezky, Green Beret…NOT!!

MSG Igor Gretaldezky aka Jose Igor Alvarez, Airborne, Ranger Tab, SF Tab, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge w/ star among other awards… all false.

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Gilbert Rainault, aka Tim Gibson, Green Beret... NOT!!, lifelong criminal and con man…

Gilbert Rainault, aka Tim Gibson, Green Beret... NOT!!, lifelong criminal and con man…

Lifelong crinminal and con man.

He was getting away with his lie until his partner reached out to Guardians of the Green Beret

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Travis Schwarzer, Green Beret… NOT!!

Travis Schwarzer, Green Beret… NOT!!

Pathfinder, Airborne, Marine Force Recon, 3rd Battalion /75th Ranger Regiment, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, 10th Special Forces Group, Special Forces Qualified, 18Z, Master Sergeant, CIB with 2nd Award, Every major conflict since 1983... All false

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Brad Hynde, aka Bradford Kyte Hyde, Green Beret... NOT!!

Brad Hynde, aka Bradford Kyte Hyde, Green Beret... NOT!!

Brad Submitted 3 different DD214's to get membership into the VFW until one was accepted

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Cris Hoppes, Green Beret... Not!!

Cris Hoppes, Green Beret... Not!!

He claims to have been on a 3 man team doing stuff in South America.

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Tyler Thomas Latvala, Green Beret… NOT!!

Tyler Thomas Latvala, Green Beret… NOT!!

He claimed 1st Group but wore a 5th Group flash on his beret. He'd also have his friend text his female roomate telling her that Tyler was need ASAP as they're getting shot at. Bwaahaahaa

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Major Tammy Feliciano, Green Beret... NOT!! Major... NOT!!

Major Tammy Feliciano, Green Beret... NOT!! Major... NOT!!

"Major" Tammy Feliciano is the baby mamma (Is that's what it's called now-a-days?) of The fraud CSM Papotia Reginald Wright.

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Sam Roland, Green Beret... NOT!!

Sam Roland, Green Beret... NOT!!

Sam Roland, CMB w/ Star, Silver Star, Master Balster, MFF, CDQC, Ranger Tab, SF Tab, all unearned.

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Edwin Tingstrom, Green Beret... NOT!!

Edwin Tingstrom, Green Beret... NOT!!

Edwin Tingstrom  claims that he was a a combat infantryman in Vietnam, Captain, Airborne, and SF... All FALSE

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John David Dykes, Green Beret... NOT!!

John David Dykes, Green Beret... NOT!!

John thinks going AWOL twice, being a deserter, and Construction Equipment Operator (62E10) gives him the right to claim to have been a Green Beret. WRONG

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Papotia Reginald Wright, Green Beret… NOT!!

Papotia Reginald Wright, Green Beret… NOT!!

“CSM” Reggie claims to have had 25 years in Special Operations Command and told our investigator that he served in 5th SFG(A).

Both are false claims.

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Terrill Welge, Green Beret... NOT!!

Terrill Welge, Green Beret... NOT!!

Some are much to easy. We knew he asn't SF after taking a few second look at his pictures. He also said he never really claimed it to anyone, but we see a screen shot where he did. If we found an example in seconds, he probably did it many times.

 

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Keith Roberts, aka BullGoose Roberts, Green Beret... NOT!!

Keith Roberts, aka BullGoose Roberts, Green Beret... NOT!!

"Bullgoose" claimed Airborne and SF, he used a real ODA photo as his own. We found the names of those in the picture and the guy that took the pic. He wasn't in it. he even went so far as to get an SF tattoo.

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Richard Davis, Green Beret... NOT!!

Richard Davis, Green Beret... NOT!!

Richard claimed to have been Marine Corp “Spec Ops” in addition to Special Forces that was a POW in Hanoi.

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Donald Cakerice aka Donald Waterhawk, Green Beret... NOT!!

Donald Cakerice aka Donald Waterhawk, Green Beret... NOT!!

Claims 5th SFG(A) in Vietnam but never made it through the Q-course and went AWOL

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Bill Arousell, Green Beret… NOT!!

Bill Arousell, Green Beret… NOT!!

He said he never claimed to have been a Green Beret. Two of his duaghters went on records that he did.

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Ike Catcher, Green Beret… NOT!!

Ike Catcher, Green Beret… NOT!!

Green Beret or Austrian Royal Guard as he alluded to...

Neither.

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Alvin Long, Green Beret...NOT!!

Alvin Long, Green Beret...NOT!!

He used these lies to further his business

Alvin Long claims Marine Force Recon, Ranger, Special Forces, 6 Purple Hearts, Soldiers Medal, Silver Star, 2 CIB's, POW.....

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Elijah "Eli" Warden, Green Beret... NOT!!

Elijah "Eli" Warden, Green Beret... NOT!!

Claims SF and Vietnam Vet

Eli Warden, Elijah Worden, Flyod Worden, Green Beret... NOT!!

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William "Bill" Harney, Green Beret... NOT!!

William "Bill" Harney, Green Beret... NOT!!

Bill Harney claims we removed his outing and apologized. That IS NOT THE CASE! We will never issue and apology or remove an article. We moved to a different format and haven't had time to transfer old cases.

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Christopher Lee Robbins, Green Beret... NOT!!

Christopher Lee Robbins, Green Beret... NOT!!

MSG, Combat Infantry Badge, basic Airborne wings, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Ranger, Special Forces... All fake.

 

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Dane Seiber, Green Beret... NOT!!

Dane Seiber, Green Beret... NOT!!

He went to vote next to a real GB and didn't know the far and near recognition signals.

Dane, went to vote at the local polling station. SF T-shirt and 3ft SF decal on his truck. What are the chances he stood next to a real guy from Group waiting to vote?

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David Murphy, Green Beret... NOT!!

David Murphy, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ranger, Special Forces, Delta, CIA

David Murphy fake Green Beret claims:

 Combat Infantry Badge with star, Both Master Sergeant (E-8) and/or Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) depending on the picture, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Ranger, Special Forces,  CIA, and on and on...

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Thomas Joseph Heben, Green Beret… NOT!!

Thomas Joseph Heben, Green Beret… NOT!!

Military Freefall, SF Combat Patch... NOT!!

Thomas Heben even had his brother a navy SEAL convinced that he was a Green Beret, even though he didn't make it through selection and went AWOL.

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Nichlolas 'Nick" Marshall, Green Beret... NOT!!

Nichlolas 'Nick" Marshall, Green Beret... NOT!!

AWOL, Silver Star, Purple Heart...

It seems Nick had trouble long before he claimed to have been a Green Beret and murdering his wife. 

He claims Silver Star,  Military Freefall,  Ranger, Special Forces...

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Richard "Rich" Hanlon, Green Beret... NOT!!

Richard "Rich" Hanlon, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ranger School knew he was a fraud without even checking.

We called our asset at RTB. It seems so many people have asked about him, they didn't even have to check records.

They already knew he was a Fraud because his name has been checked out many times before. We sent for his records and......

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Anonymous :

I really can’t describe the feeling I had when I once again did the periodic check online to see if Gilbert had been arrested yet.I strangely found comfort in the fact that he was not captured and brought back to Florida for his warrants there . I knew he was in Colorado somewhere but I never wanted him to come back to Florida with another slap on the wrist or turning CI to get out of trouble and I feel at danger again , however , I never really felt safe knowing he was out there at all. I was contacted months back by someone asking if I had seen him and making sure I was safe because he stated he was coming back to Florida and was on the run from the FBI I was told . I didn’t sleep for a month well after that. I can’t describe the terror I dealt with being involved with this person , the healing that is still taking place for myself and my children . He is a lifelong con man , he’s very convincing and by the time you realize the truth you are in danger and he’s extremely violent . Being a con man he hatches elaborate ways to tear your life apart , set you up , spread convincing and dangerous lies , he managed to blackmail me for things that he created for me out of fear and the cloud of abuse and threats from him for so long . I tried many agencies to help me no one believed me or did anything about him . He would re enter my home for a year telling lies and slandering me across the internet social media , with people even threatening me because they believed him he was so convincing . I slept with baseball bats and knives for years because of him. My children are still tormented because of things he did and said and the entire experience . I actually had to leave my job , my home and my children just to get away from him .

He has always lied about being in the military , he had me convinced of the same thing as well as everyone who knew him for a long long time , also lied about being in with Florida motorcycle gangs and would use that as a threat as well , he always stated he was SF and medic , said injured in Afghanistan and that’s why he has seizures , also not true , I found evidence of him lying to women on social media also impersonating a SF years ago , he had gotten pictures of soldiers with beards that looked very much like him and he knew a lot of the lingo and studied it , he also pretended to be a firefighter and ex firefighter to people as well. That was another of his cons . He always wore military type gear and shirts he would buy offline or from people or army navy store etc I actually still have a couple of them around Idk why , maybe to remind me of what I let happen to me and the damage it did so that I never allow that to ever happen to me again. He changed me then in terrible ways and I never could figure out how to get away or out of the situations . I never experienced someone like him - in no fool or naive , I have an experienced life but the extent he will go .... photoshopping pictures , editing fake text conversations etc making false reports to child protection agencies etc etc .... people believe him and he can turn your life upside down between that , setting you up and threats Therof and physical violence . He has also been to prison in Massachusetts or Missouri I believe for weapons and violence against another woman I found out later . He treats his mother and youngest daughter the same way with threats and control and violence , has 3 other children all in different states as well .... he’s mentally disturbed and dangerous and I am hoping they actually keep him for a very long time so my children and I can feel safe .

I’m so happy you guys were diligent and captured him . The alias he was using is someone that I know as well whom was in prison when he started using that alias .

Thank you for flushing him out and catching him . Thank you so much I can’t explain how I felt

Reading all of this , validating things for me in a way because I don’t think a lot of people where I’m from still believed me . His lies seemed too far fetched , details and convincing fake evidence , he had people coming after me thinking I was many many things and done things I had not as a way to intimidate me .

I have a damaged jaw , ptsd and still working to start my life over in every aspect and help my kids overcome the damage that he did to them . His name and face will haunt me probably for life and I’m sorry to the other woman who fell for this because I completely and truly understand how it happens and the web that he weaves . I’m happy no one got physically hurt and I will hope to see him get some serious time .

LarryW:

This guy was all around San Antonio, TX making his rounds selling himself as a Green Beret! When the questions about his service started to come in from common soldiers, it was quickly discovered that he was a complete fraud. No one at the San Antonio Silver Wings Airborne Association, Special Forces Association, has ever heard of him!

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loweboyz:

Yet another Piece of Shit phony. When will it stop?

bosljeff:

Good Lord. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Salt Life Vet:

VFW Post 10226 voted unanimously at it's monthly meeting tonight to revoke his membership and he is also banned for life from the building. Now he will have to hang out at the Chuckee Cheese soda fountain and tell all the 8 year olds about his good old days in SF. But then again the 8 year olds will probably say "Dude, shut the f#ck up. You're a poser. Now pour me another orange soda".

JMoff67:

I can tell you for a fact that he has never been to the VA for any treatments. He actually told me that he cant go to one( supposedly because the government was denying his existence due to covert mission involvement) he does not have a real vetrans ID either. If he is carrying one, it's fake. I'd love to know what name he has on it. Recently in Texas he has been going by the name Alex ( which I believe is actually the name of the guy at the Sky bar down in Florida where they put on a fund raiser for him under the false pretense that he was ex-special forces wounded in combat.)

Salt Life Vet:

Unfortunately I know this turd. He was a real black eye for the VFW post on Oak Island. Thank God he is no longer a part of it. Many of us knew he was a liar and fraud about many things, Nice to finally officially know the truth. He will soon have his VFW cred's revoked and the American legion has also dropped him from the rolls. Great work guys. Thank you for maintaining the honor and beauty of that wonderful head gear known as the Green Beret and the bravery and valor of the unique men who have the privilege of wearing it. Keep it up!

Chupacabra71:

I saw this article and it made my blood boil. My dad wasn't a Green Beret, he was in the Air Force. He went to Vietnam 1964, 1971 and a smaller stint between the two tours. Those who go to war do not brag about what they did in the war. Those who flaunt their "accomplishments" are more likely than not, fake. I know of someone who tells everyone, including his sons and now grandkids, that he is a Green Beret that served in Vietnam and received medals. In 1972 (i eill need to verify the year), he joined the Reserves so to not be drafted for Vietnam. Can you guys help me find the truth?

vet4life:

I got on to this site because I know of this AKA Romero Antonio Noel person. I don't know the man personally but I know people who do. I just cant wrap my hands around this cause it does not make any sense to me. He has a veteran Id and goes to the VA clinic. I don't know just really confused on all of this stuff. if anyone can shed some light on this for me and others I would greatly appreciate it. thank you.

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