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Cris Hoppes, Green Beret... Not!!

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

EIB Earned

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

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Recent comments

Clyde1994:

This news is pretty sad for me because I knew the guy. The 1998 overwrite should read that he was the commander of C Troop, 1-18 Cav. I don't recall him wearing any tabs or badges. I am glad that a 19th Group (Guard) guy brought this to your attention. To me this casts a shadow of suspicion with anybody in the Guard. He left the Guard prior to GWOT. I think that the Guard did our share in GWOT with multiple mobilizations and deployments. I was mobilized twice, including a year in Afghanistan as an Infantryman. Now I'll wonder if people will think I'm a liar if I say anything about my service. Thanks Eddie...

Scott Berndt:

Talk about a disgrace to the uniform! I can't believe he got away with the fraud all those years. If you go to his website at

https://www.rudigresham.com, it still makes it sound like he has an Army SF background without stating he was one. He even has awards issued by several SF organizations. Sounds like the GotGB still have some hunting to do.

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.

SOF VETTE:

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.

FRANCO K WEBB IS A GREEN BERET FRAUD

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?

RobertEddy:

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.

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