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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...


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 Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies

Author: The Guardian

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


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".


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!


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?


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.


Disgusting!!! The law needs to be tweaked to make it a crime whereas simply wearing the insignia is punishable. I, regrettably, never had the honor os serving in our Armed Forces due to starting my career fresh out of high school. These stories, make me nauseous. Do NOT, under any circumstances, take away from the brave men and women the serve admirably and EARN the credentials that they acquire. Keep up the good work outing these frauds

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