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.
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We are former and current Green Berets who find and investigate those who falsely claim to be a Green Beret. We will never out someone unless we are 100% certain via FOIA and Bragg.
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
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.
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.
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.
This is almost unbelievable. This guy wanted to be a Green Beret so bad he faked it to the grave. It must have been awesome to him to take on a persona. Feeling like a hero, getting recognition, and being treated like a hero in addition to fellowship with real warriors was too much to pass up. It must have felt good. I'm sure he could have joined the military. He just didn't think it was worth it. He could have everything without dropping a single iota of blood, sweat, or tears. I feel sorry for his family. This guy is to me obviously mentally ill. I guess he never thought he would hurt and shame his family to the extent he ended up doing so. To any potential fakers. Let this guy be a lesson to you. If you want what we have, just join the military. Don't do this to your family and friends.
I just want to thank Guardians of the Green Beret. I had no idea this problem was so widespread. These phonies do a great disservice to all us real Green Berets. Yes, I am a Green Beret. They give a false representation of who we are, what we are, and what we represent. These phonies are almost always criminal otherwise in my opinion. Good job Guardians of the Green Beret. People probably don't realize what it would be like for me to ever actually meet a phony Green Beret. Offensive is not the word. I don't think there is a word for all the things that would go through my mind.
is that white shirt even a thing? i never knew that
Ol' "Sarge" here talking all kinds of crap and stuff after he was exposed...LOL
It's really pathetic that people try to get away with this type of stuff. I spent 23 years in the Army and retired in 2006 and although would have loved to to be a part of a Special Forces or Ranger unit and go through all of the training, never did it. And it just amazes me the lengths that people will go through to embellish military service.