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COL Dan Sulzinger... Correction PFC Sulzinger, Green Beret...NOT!!

Soo, We had COL Dan Sulzinger... We mean PFC Sulzinger a few years ago. We sent what we did to This Aint Hell and they posted him for us.

A few weeks ago, a very close friend of the family reached out and sent us some pictures showing his tattoos.

What we received from the family friend:

I have known Mr. Sulzinger for a number of years. He has claimed that he was a retired Special Forces Colonel, a member of 5th special forces group, airborne and ranger qualified. He has also stated that he was a commander of delta force. He also has stated he has over 500 career airborne jumps. He claimed that he was in Vietnam and even has a SF Vietnam era tattoo. He also has stated that he was also in Afghanistan and has the Special Forces, Ranger and airborne tabs in addition to the special forces flash tattooed on his shoulder. 

We already had his records in our database so we decided to update and post his article to our website.

If you search his name on the internet, he likes to call himself Colonel Dan Sulzinger. We found his footprint using that fake rank and various false claims on many places. 

It takes a lot of dedication to your lie when you go all out and get the lies tattooed on your arms.

He has a tower of power and CCN. It looks like a 3rd and 4th SF tattoo that we can't make out. We were also told he also has a "Night Stalkers" tattoo.

It looks like Dan Sulzinger spent a little over 5.5 years in the service as a finance Specialist and ETS'd a PFC. 

What does he claim vs what is Fact:

Lieutenant Colonel (Although he wears Full Bird on his Leathers): False, he ETS'd an E-3 PFC

Years of Service 1968-1993: False,  He was in the service from 6/16/75 to 2/27/81

5th SFG(A): False, Records do NOT support those claims

CCN: False, Records do NOT support those claims

MACV-SOG: False, Records do NOT support those claims

A-412: False, Records do NOT support those claims

RT VIPER: False, Records do NOT support those claims

2 Combat Jumps: False, Records do NOT support those claims. He was NOT even Airborne

Combat Infantry Badge w/ Star: False, Records do NOT support those claims. He never went to Vietnam. He entered the service in 1975

Combat Action Badge: False, Records do NOT support those claims. He was out of the service before this was even awarded.

Legion of Merit: False, Records do NOT support those claims

Bronze Star: False, Records do NOT support those claims

Meritorious Service Medal: False, Records do NOT support those claims

Air Medal: False, Records do NOT support those claims

Ranger: False, Records do NOT support those claims

Pathfinder Badge: False, Records do NOT support those claims

Master Military Freefall Wings: False, Records do NOT support those claims

Master Parachutist Wings:  False, Records do NOT support those claims. He wasn't even Airborne

Prototype SF Parachutist badge (Upper left on leathers).  False, NOT Approved and he was a non SF Leg anyway.

PFC Dan Sulzinger, you'll now be added to the Hall of Zeroes.


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4/18/2020 12:30 PM

5.5 years and just an E3 says it all.

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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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