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Joey Galindo, Green Beret... NOT!!

So, Joseph "Joey" Galindo was sent to us by Military Phonies. They asked if we wanted the case and we decided it would be an easy one to do. We always try and reach out to these guys yet couldn't get this fake Green Beret to answer the phone. So we move forward anyway.

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If you've heard Joey Galindo the fake Green Beret making these false claims, email us at:





We will redact both your name and email address.

What do we see Joey Galindo the fake Green Beret claiming?

Special Forces Tab: False

Blue Infantry Cord: French Fourragère cord: False

Airborne Qualified: False

Pathfinder: False

Jungle Expert: False

German Parachutist Badge (Bronze): False

Either Honduran or Marine Parachutist Badge, hard to tell as they look the same: False

Master Parachutist Badge: False

Bronze Star with V device: False

Purple Heart: False

Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster: False

Army Achievement Medal: False

Good Conduct Medal w/ 4 knots (Loops): False

National Defense Service Medal: False

Air Assualt Badge: False

Combat Infantry Badge: False

Master Sergeant: False

1st Marine Division: False

325th Infantry Regiment: False

82nd Airborne: False

82nd Airborne Combat Patch: False

7th SFG(A): False

Grenada "Urgent Fury" Oct '83 - Nov '83: False

Panama "Just Cause" Dec '89 - Jan '90: False

He also wears this unauthorized Pathfinder patch:



 Never Authorized





In the picture below you see him claiming both Master Sergeant and Staff Sergent. He uses SSGT (Marine and Air Force) when he should have used SSG. Any SSG in the Army would know that:


  The Picture on the left showing the Airborne Operation and SSGT, actually hangs in his local American Legion.





It's hard to believe the amount of effort some of these frauds put into their lie. We've seen many get permanent SF tattoos. Joey Galindo the fake Green Beret is ones of those. We're actually thinking about establishing a separate section for fake tattoos.




  Joey Galindo the fake Green Beret with his fake tattoo. Master Parachutist badge with a mustard stain, signifying a combat jump. Maroon Beret Signifying an Airborne Unit, and a Green Beret. He was none of these.








 So What did Joey Galindo the fake Green Beret actually do in the service? NADA, Zilch, Zero...

He was on active duty for a total of 17 months as a 63B (Wheel Vehicle Mech) 














It also looks like he got booted from the Army with a General Discharge:






Serving for 17 months as a Leg 63B and getting out under a General Discharge does NOT give one the right to claim to be a Green Beret, or any of the other bull he claims. 

Not Airborne,

No Combat Jump,

No Purple Heart.

No Combat Infantry Badge,

No  SSGT (LOL) or Master Sergeant,

No Maroon Beret,

No Green Beret...


 Joey Galindo, you and your fake tattoo will now be added to's hall of zeros forever.


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Recent comments

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.


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

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