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Charles Hill, Green Beret...NOT!!!


We were sent Charles Hill the fake Green Beret back in 2018 (Picture #1 and 2) yet never got around to adding him to our hall of zeroes.

Someone had seen him berating people in a forum called Medical Survivalists. He was berating people on their choice of books (Picture #6).

He suggested the U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Handbook. He kept ranting until he was removed. That being said, a Gulf War vet thought his comments were a little suspect so he established dialog with him, as did another person (Picture #9, 9a, 9b). After contact was made and the guy got some of his claims in a PM, he reached out to us. In the initial PM, he said both Central America and Desert Storm, 7th SFG from 88-90 and then switch to 1st Cav for Desert Storm. He added he did work as a civilian in Ukraine after the service. The second person was told he had bomb fragments in his knee, 6 tours in 3 wars with ODA 111 7th SFG(A) 88-90 Nicaragua, then HHB 1-82 FA 1st Cav Iraq 90-91.

We reached out to him and he quickly started removing his Pictures from social media…. Too late, we save them before contact is made. It looks like he’s also changed his name to Smith N. Jones yet left the http address as charles.hill.146 (Picture #18). It still has Combat Medical Badge w/Star  He also runs a second profile called Coral Ops (picture #12) where we snagged a number of wedding pictures that had him dressed up in his fake Green Beret costume.

We received his records and had every intention of getting him on the website yet got pulled in another direction. Charles Hill the fake Green Beret, it’s now time we call you a fraud. 

So what to records (Picture #28-29) actually show compared to his claims?

Combat Medical Badge w/Star: False

Special Forces Tab: False

7th Special Forces Grp on ODA 111 False, you immediately know he's a fraud with that statement.

E-5 SGT with 6 years service: False, PFC with 2 years in NG and Reserves

Parachutist Badge: False

Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf: False

Purple Heart: False

Army Commendation Medal: True 

Army Good Conduct Medal: False

National Defense Service Medal: True

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal: False

Southeast Asia Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars: True

Army NCO Professional Development Medal: False

Army Service Ribbon: True

Saudi Arabian Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait: False

Kuwait Liberation Medal: False

It looks like Charles Hill the fake Green Beret was in the Reserves National Guard from the end of ’89 until the end of ’91 (Pictures #27-28). Roughly a year in each as a 91A Medical Specialist. Records show him as 1st Cav, which he claims yet do NOT show him a Special Forces or even having attempted the SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course).

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Recent comments

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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