Derek Hamm the fake Green Beret was sent to us way back in 2017. It seems we can't keep up with these frauds as others come in while we're waiting for records. This one slipped through the cracks.
We were originally sent Derek Hamm back in 2017 by a fellow Green Beret.
2017 message asking about the fake Green Beret Derek Hamm
Sadly, there seems to be more of these frauds than junk mail and we can't keep up.
Well, we just received yet another email about him. This time it was a link showing he's been charged. The
Read the article here: 👉Article mentioning charges👈
The name seemed familiar so we searched our old files and found the data on him from years ago.
What are some of his claims: False
Green Beret: False
Major action in Iraq 2/18/03 prior to the declaration of military hostilities: False, Prior to this date he shows active duty for a month and a half
Numerous Classified Missions in 13 Countries during his 2 years of deployment: False
3 ODA's: False, he wasn't even Airborne
Records classified and/or redacted: False
There was a security leak involving SSN's and the DOD took special precautions to protect them from attacks in the US after coming home: False
Rescued marines under hostile fire: False
Afghanistan War Veteran: Not sure, he does show a CIB in records
Iraq War Veteran: Not sure, he does show a CIB in records
5th Special Forces Group: False, he wasn't even Airborne
SFOD-D: False, he wasn't even Airborne
Purple Heart: False, Records do NOT show this
Bronze Star: False, Records do NOT show this
Silver Star: False, Records do NOT show this
Upon return to the US, 5 of his team committed suicide: False, he wasn't even Airborne and never SF.
What do records actually show:
He was National Guard with the 2-54th, 1-152nd, and 76th.
He wasn't Airborne qualified. He was on active duty for a little over a year and ETS'd an E-4.
He received The National Defense Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M device, Army Service Ribbon, and CIB.
He also claimed to be related to the Oil Billionaire Harold Hamm, which according to the article we were sent, is also a lie.
Derek Hamm, you'll now be added to Guardiansofthegreenberet.com hall of zeroes forever.
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