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James Davison, Green Beret.... NOT !!!

James Davison, the fake Green Beret was sent to us after someone saw a YouTube video of him receiving an award from a local High School. The video was painfully long and hard to watch. We condensed most of it for you here.

👉 James Davison in his own words👈

It seems the video takes about 10-15 seconds to load. Be patient.

Sooo, Where to start? 

How about we start with the fact HE NEVER SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY. He does show a few Basic Training pictures yet NPRC shows ZERO record of him. 

We’ve had this guy since Sept of 2019 yet never got around to him. We were finally able to get a female asset to become his friend and get access to other pictures and claims the public didn’t have access to.

When you get to the bottom of the picture section, you can click on the red bar to expand more pictures.



He claims 5th SFG(A) and/or 7th SFG(A) depending on who he's talking to, yet he always adds 173 ABCB, LOL.

He also claims, 1st Ranger 75th Batt Company B. He would probably notate that as B Co. 1/75 had he actually served in that unit.

He seems to be a time traveler as it looks like he claims to have served in the 173rd? From his BIO: Special Forces A Company 7th Special Forces Group 173 ABCB 503rd Reg Ft Bragg. He's also claimed 5th SFG(A) 173rd ABCB? We assume he believes 5th and 7th to be part of the 173rd? What we do know is the years he claims to have served, from 1977 to 1989, the 173rd wasn't even an active unit. The 173rd stood down on 14 January 1972 and was reactivated in 2000. 1000% impossible for him to have served in the 173rd, As always, these guys don't do enough research in their lies and also they weren't at Ft Bragg. The 173rd was is in Italy.

Now, here's the dedication James Davison, fake Green Beret has put into this lie. He created a fake persona to give himself props and talk about his heroism. We found a social media profile under the name Jimmy Rainwood who thanks him on numerous occasions for saving his life. He said they were in the 7th together in Genada, From Jimmy talking to James Davison the fake Green Beret: Yes I know, When you put me on that CH52 and it flew off to take me to the carrier I was more scares than I had ever been in my whole life.. I didn't think I was going to make it. I never got the chance to thank you for saving my life that day. When I got hit you threw yourself on me and returned fire and engaged the enemy for almost 45 minutes  until our team got to us and laid down cover fire so that you could get me out. THANK YOU SO MUCH BROTHER!!! I OWE YOU MY LIFE!!!

And then James replies modestly no need to thank him "You would do the same for me"

The only issue with that... 7th Group didn't get there until weeks/months later. A second issue is this happened 25-29 Oct 1983, He shares pictures of him in 1982 as a long haired civilian more than once. 

Jimmy (His fake profile pretend friend) then shares pictures of the Beirut Barracks bombing which happened on 23 Oct 1983. A number of issues with this on top of the fact he couldn't be in Beirut and Grenada at the same time. His fake Jimmy Rainwood Shares a photo (in our photo section) that he claims is James Davison. With an easy reverse picture search you see its a picture of Marines in every search result. Also, of all the fake units he claims, 10th SFG(A) wasn't one of them. Beirut was a 10th Grp AO at this time.

All that being said...

His speech, while receiving his award for his fake service... He doesn't know SF History or the pipeline going through the Special Forces Qualification Course. He claims he was awarded his "Silver Wings" after becoming SF Qualified. 

The Basic Airborne Course would have been and is a requirement, and completed prior to starting so he would have already been awarded his "Silver Wings" 

He also mentions SFAS and the numerous Phases. He must have done some bad research and used today's timeline for SF training to some extent as during the time he's pretending to have gone through the course, SFAS didn't exist, he would have gone through what was called Pre-Phase had he actually been there and the Q-Course only had 3 phases back then.

He also shares pictures of him in Ranger School as a Platoon leader. The pictures he shares of what one would see is Basic Training, NOT Ranger School. He shows what he claims as him and the ears look like the same ears he has today. You see him wearing a Red shoulder sleeve arm band with SSG rank. That's a basic training picture. They don't wear rank in Ranger school. What follows is from a Ranger instructor: Arm bands were/are never used in Ranger School to denote rank. Many individuals held rank as platoon leader per se but it was a graded position on patrol. Rank as he shows it was never used and actual rank is purposefully taken away so that all students are treated equal.

It's a long boring hard to watch video, knowing he's lying to these kids and they probably look up to him, thinking he's a real Green Beret.

We had the female that made contact with him tell him we wanted to talk, he replied he would reach out and take care of it. Instead of reaching out, he immediately block the guy who's name she gave him. He claims he has a DD 214 that shows he's legit yet he has blocked her now also. He has no DD 214 that shows anything.

We can only assume that he spent a very short time in basic training before he was no longer active, as NPRC shows ZERO record of him serving at all on active duty in the units he claims. We see that same 6 or so pictures he shares continuously as him in both Basic and what he falsely claims in Ranger school. We also see pictures later of him as an old man that show SFC rank, a 5th Grp Flash, a 173rd Shoulder sleeve insignia, A Ranger Tab, a terrible after market SF Tower of power...

You'd think someone who did indeed serve in 503rd, 173rd, 5th, 7th, 1/75 would have additional picture besides the same 6 basic training pictures.

Attempts to contact him multiple times through multiple people for comment have been unsuccessful.

We always offer to help correct any issue with NPRC having no record if he will provide legit records.

James Davison, you'll now be added to hall of shame forever.


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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.


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

Johnny O:

Ol' "Sarge" here talking all kinds of crap and stuff after he was exposed...LOL

Johnny O:

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.

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