David Murphy, Green Beret… NOT!!
This case is still being worked on as we speak. We will add to it and comment on the pictures as more info comes in.
Where to begin… Let me grab a coffee…
David Murphy was sent to us by someone very close to him with questions about his claims. We took a look at his pictures and statements on a few of them and knew immediately that most, if not all he was saying was a lie.
A few of his claims are Combat Infantry Badge with star, Both Master Sergeant (E-8) and/or Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) depending on the picture, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Infantry Blue Cord, Jungle Expert Badge, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Jump Master, Sniper, Army Ordnance, Ranger Tab (2nd in class in 76) and also shares a picture of Graduation Ranger class 177-2. He went through twice? 101st Combat Patch, 1st Special Forces Grp, 5th Special Forces Group, CAG, Trainer at USASOC, CIA, Combat Wounded Veteran
Claims to have been a Teammate and friend of SFC Randy Shughart (Medal of Honor) and MSG Gary Gordon (Medal of Honor).
WHAT WE KNOW:
He's not in the Distinguished Service Cross or Silver Star database.
David shares 2 pictures claiming to have graduated Ranger school. One in 1976 and one in 1977, The Class number he uses for his Ranger Class 177-2 isn't how classes are numbered. That being said, we did verify with RTB and they confirmed David Murphy never attended, much less graduated Ranger school. He shares a picture from 1977 claiming it as a graduation picture. We have contacted two people in that picture and the picture was taken at Ft Lewis in 80/81. Not in 1977 as he claims. It's a number of Ranger medics. We have acquired all the names of those in the picture. David Murphy IS NOT one of them.
He claims ODA 1220 in 1993. Four digit ODA's didn't come about until 2008/9
He claims CAG teammate of SFC Randy Shughart (Medal of Honor) and MSG Gary Gordon (Medal of Honor). He should be ashamed of himself. We contacted a brother that was there that day. Who served side by side with Gordon and Shurghart. He confirmed what we already knew. David Murphy was NEVER in that unit.
He claims to have been a USASOC instructor since 1976. USASOC didn't come to be until 1988.
David Murphy also claims to have been CIA. WE contacted an asset who's former CIA and he confirmed those CIA certificates are bogus.
We tried to straighten this out over the phone and he hung up on us twice. He said he had the papers to prove he's legit. We asked David to help us straighten this out and he chose not to.
You'll need to expand the picture section as we have almost 60 pictures in there on him.
David Murphey, you'll forever be added to Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies.