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David Murphy, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ranger, Special Forces, Delta, CIA

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).

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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.

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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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