Chris Hoppes came up on our radar when he started posting in an 82nd Forum.
An investigator for GGB happened to be a member of that forum and reached out to him thinking he might be a brother and get him vetted into SF Brothers.
During the discussion with the Brian, (SF brother/GGB investigator), Chris told him that he was in 10th Grp 80-84 and a “Full Flash”. A lot of what he said didn't add up.
Back in the years he claims, Full Flash would mean a Green Beret that has completed the Special Forces Qualification Course.
He added that he was staged out of Elgin and FT. Sherman (It’s spelled Eglin. Many posers get that wrong) on a 3 man team. 2 from the 7th and him, from the 10th. He said he was 11H3P and also had 11B and 91B. He claimed his 3 man team were in Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, El Salvador, and Urgent Fury.
Well…. Urgent Fury was October of 1983. Chris Hoppes, fake Green Beret, wasn’t even in the Service then. He also claims 8 years in the service. We can attest to 6.
Crisjon Thaddeus Hoppes served from May 3, 1977 – June 30, 1983
We decided to get records and it seems he isn’t want he claims...
E-6 SSG FALSE
CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) FALSE
Special Forces Crest FALSE
Canadian Jump Wings Earned
Master Parachutist Badge FALSE
Expert Medical Badge Earned
Are the wings and 82nd patch military issue? We don't believe so.
Jungle expert FALSE
Army Commendation Medal FALSE
Good Conduct w/ Oak Leaf Cluster (We don’t see an Oak Leaf in records)
National Defense Service Medal FALSE
Humanitarian Service Earned
NCO Professional Development Earned
Army Service Ribbon Earned
Overseas Service ribbon FALSE
2 rung bolo badge Earned Pistol and M-16
18th ABN Corps Recondo FALSE
Special Forces Patch FALSE Cris Hoppes, fake Green Beret never spent a single day in an SF unit.
Chris Hoppes, you'll now be added to guardiansofthegreenberet.com Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies