Ike was brought tour attention by a member of a vetted SF forum. The pictures shared immediately looked more than suspect, to the point of being comical.
Another SF Brother, Jeff Bxxxxx reached out to him in a professional manner, explaining what it takes to earn the Green Beret via his Instagram account and asked him to remove those pictures. He was immediately blocked, after he was told to “Get a life”.
We reached out to him also. He could at that point either removed the pictures or go into an explanation as to why/when/where they were taken. He did not. He alluded to the fact that that he might have been Austrian Royal Guard. We can find no unit called Austrian Royal Guard that’s an active unit. We could find the Austrian Guard Company, yet they wear a red beret.
Some in the Bundesheer do wear a Green Beret but the crest is totally different than the crest he was sporting. He then asked us to remove the stick in our ass. Hmmm
Also, we noticed his hash tags of #Green#Beret. He never once hash tagged #AustrianRoyalGuard.
As a side note, the Beret he tried to claim was Austrian Royal Guard, happened to have the US Special Forces 5th Group Flash and US Special Forces crest on it. No ties to anything Austrian on the beret.
So, with the help of Jeff Bxxxxx we started a small campaign to alert his sponsor and others he has business ties to.
In only a matter of days he decides its time to apologize and remove the pictures. He could have handled this so mush different.
On a side note: he states this was a photoshoot. If you look at the pictures, it looks like different places over a period of time. His boxers are different depending on the picture and his facial hair is also.
Ike Catcher, You were never an Austrian Royal Guard (as they don’t currently exist). You were also never a Green Beret.
You'll now be added to Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies.