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David Shaffer, West Point Grad, Chopper Pilot, Combat Diver, Green Beret... NOT!!

David C. Shaffer, claimed to have been a West Point Graduate that rose to the rank of Colonel in the Army. He also said he was a Helicopter Pilot that then volunteered for Special Forces became a Combat Diver, and lead an A-Team in Vietnam.

He was sent to us by a member of the Shriners he belongs to. The guy that sent him to us said all the Shriners refer to him as Colonel. Being former military himself, he established dialog with the "COL"... He quickly realized "COL" Shaffer was a fraud and reached out to to see if we could look into his claims. 

When looking into them, we found that a LRRP Org had questioned his claims a while back as many thought him a fraud also but never moved forward on the case.

We sent for records and what he claims is far different from what he did.

West Point False (We have an asset that can check WP Grads. He's not one)

Colonel False

Army Aviation School False

Helicopter Pilot False

Combat Diver False

Paratrooper False

Green Beret False

Lead an A-Team in Vietnam False

Time in Vietnam False

Time in Central America False

Time in South America False

Time in Africa False

Grenada False

Panama False

30 years Honorable Military Service False

It looks like David C. Shaffer, Fake Green Beret spent a very short time in the service as a 31M (Multichannel Transmission Systems) and an 05B (Radio Operator).

Never went to West Point much less graduated from there, was never a chopper pilot, never a Green Beret, never went to Vietnam or any of the other continents he claims in his fake 30 career.

David C. Shaffer, you'll now be added to hall of Zeroes as a fake, fraud, and phony.

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2 comments on article "David Shaffer, West Point Grad, Chopper Pilot, Combat Diver, Green Beret... NOT!!"

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3/26/2019 9:38 AM

As of February 2019, David Shaffer was expelled from Minnesota Freemasonry and the Shriners because of this conduct.

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4/18/2020 12:40 PM

I guess those few minutes of false glory got him what he wanted: attention. Attention that led to the truth thankfully.

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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, 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.


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.


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?


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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