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John "Rambo" Smith... NOT!!

90 DAY MIA, Fake GREEN BERET and 90 MIA….NOT

MEET JOHN "Rambo" SMITH FAKE GREEN BERET AND FAKE 90 MIA

We were sent this John "Rambo" Smith article at the beginning of October. No need to explain our concern when you read the article. It's pure lunatic fiction. The text of the article follows:

 For three harrowing months during the height of the Vietnam War, as he struggled to find his way through dense, dangerous jungles of Vietnam, 18-year-old Green Beret John Smith was certain he was going have to give up his life for his country. That he didn’t is why the now 64-year-old Collinsville resident is more than willing to give his time, effort and blood to help the American Red Cross. Smith had been dropped off to man a solitary observation post, but dense fog prevented him not only from doing the job he was supposed to do, but also meant that the helicopter that was to rescue him wasn’t coming. “I was sitting pretty close to the Viet Cong and I knew our guys couldn’t come and get me, so I had to go to them,” said Smith, in a recent interview. “I didn’t know what direction to go since they helicoptered me in. They apparently searched for me but couldn’t find me because I had to keep moving my position. I couldn’t stay in one place too long because I would be detected. “They taught us real good how to escape and evade so I was good at that... I was well-trained, and I was scared the whole time, but I guess fear keeps you alive.” His parents, however, feared the worst, as the Army informed them that their son was missing in action. Smith made his way stealthily through the jungle, trying to figure out where he was. Armed only with his weapon, a crude map he tried to draw as he went along and no way to contact anyone for help, the only thing he could do was keep moving. The observation post where he started was roughly 10 miles from his base. But Smith’s journeys through the jungle would take him in different directions, as he went from village to village, and to Army compounds he knew would be resupplied. “I was out there three months and they had given me up” he said. “I was 60 miles away by the time I finally made it back to the road and got a ride back to base.” His first thought was to call his parents. Not an easy task. During this period in the Vietnam War, there was no regular overseas phone service on base and the military’s phones were off limits. He had to use a two-way radio to call the American Red Cross who got him a ride to Saigon to call his mom and dad, he said. “My mother couldn’t believe it was me,” said Smith, who also served for a time as a sniper for the U.S. Army. “She kept saying ‘I still don’t believe it’s you’ so I had to tell her things about my childhood to convince her it was me. “I just told my wife that’s the loneliest feeling you can have when you have to be out there by yourself, 17,000 miles from home at age 18... but I survived. And, I ate most anything, most things I don’t want to talk about.” While he served out the rest of his 21-year military career at Fort Hood, Texas, and then in South America, he never forgot what the American Red Cross did for him. Smith, who has a place in Collinsville and enjoys fishing with his grandkids, started to pay it forward about 15 years ago.

We immediately reached out to the reporter Rita L. Sherrow,Tulsa World Scene Writer and with a fair amount of dialog, she agreed it needed addressed. We were put into contact with his boss Regina at the Red Cross who in turn put us in contact with one of her higher ups. Brian Jensen, Regional Director,Services to Armed Forces/International Services American Red Cross. Brian and I established phone communication and he tried to reach out to John Smith fake Green Beret. John Smith Fake Green Beret said he was out of town at a family funeral and will be for a week. That was over 3+ weeks ago. Brian gave John Smith Fake Green Beret my contact info. Both phone and email and asked him to reach out. John Smith fake Green Beret has yet to do so. Rita and I have had a fair amount of dialog and she stated she's tried him a number of times. Both phone and email. He did email her once and said he was in an area that had no phone and would make contact when he gets back. CRICKETS………

 🔥Followup🔥 FOLLOW UP: WE REACHED OUT TO THE TULSA WOLRD TO AN EXECUTIVE EDITOR AND SHE WAS PRETTY RUDE TO US, SAYING THEY'LL NOT CORRECT THE STORY UNTIL THEY TALK TO RAMBO. I EXPLAINED THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. WE DID SOME MORE LOOKING INTO HIM AND IT TURNS OUT HE HAS AN EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL RECORD ALSO. USING HIS EMAIL, WE FOUND A LINK TO A FACEBOOK PROFILE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE HIS FORMER WIFE. IN THAT PROFILE WE FOUND PICTURES OF HIM WITH BOTH A BALL CAP PRETENDING TO BE SF AND A BALL CAP FOR THE RED CROSS. THAT EMAIL WAS FOUND IN A RECORD SEARCH OF THE PROPERTY, DOB, AND NAME THAT WE HAD. THAT CONFIRMS BEYOND ALL DOUBT THAT THE TURD WE CLAIMED TO BE A FAKE ONE DAY AFTER RITA SHERROW POSTED THAT FICTION ARTICLE IN THE TULSA WORLD WAS INDEED ONE IN THE SAME.

They decided to do a followup story and the text of that follows:

A Tulsa World story that profiled a Red Cross volunteer in October brought numerous questions and protests from Vietnam veterans and other military groups. John Smith, a Red Cross volunteer who was nominated for an award with the Tulsa Area United Way, identified himself as a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran who served more than 20 years in military service. The veterans group Green Beret Posers Exposed and others immediately challenged Smith’s story. The Tulsa World has tried repeatedly since October to talk to Smith, advising him the story was being challenged and to verify his military record. He claimed health issues and other reasons for not answering repeated requests for another interview. Green Beret Posers Exposed has supplied the Tulsa World with military documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, that indicate Smith was never in Special Forces and only served in the military for a limited time (U.S. Army 1970-1972 and U.S. Navy 1974-1975). Additionally, records show Smith receiving medals for serving in Vietnam, although he was never a Green Beret or member of the Special Forces. Through records, the Tulsa World was able to link the military records provided by the veterans group to Smith by his birthdate and middle name and verify that the military records belonged to the Red Cross volunteer. Green Beret Posers Exposed on Facebook, based out of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is one of several organizations that work together to expose anyone who makes false claims about their military service. “We are a bunch of former Green Berets who search out those claiming to be one of us,” said Steve Antson, an administrator for the GBPE, formerly sfposterpatrol. “We expose Green Beret posers. We’ve also verified people that others thought to be posers that turn out to be legitimate.” GBPE works with the websites guardianofvalor.com, thisainthell.us and professionalsoldiers.com to investigate allegedly false claims about military service. The groups routinely request military records through the Freedom of Information Act. GBPE also has access to Special Forces records, Antson said.

Red Cross Volunteer’s story Challenged by Vietnam Veterans, other military groups.

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Anonymous :

I really can’t describe the feeling I had when I once again did the periodic check online to see if Gilbert had been arrested yet.I strangely found comfort in the fact that he was not captured and brought back to Florida for his warrants there . I knew he was in Colorado somewhere but I never wanted him to come back to Florida with another slap on the wrist or turning CI to get out of trouble and I feel at danger again , however , I never really felt safe knowing he was out there at all. I was contacted months back by someone asking if I had seen him and making sure I was safe because he stated he was coming back to Florida and was on the run from the FBI I was told . I didn’t sleep for a month well after that. I can’t describe the terror I dealt with being involved with this person , the healing that is still taking place for myself and my children . He is a lifelong con man , he’s very convincing and by the time you realize the truth you are in danger and he’s extremely violent . Being a con man he hatches elaborate ways to tear your life apart , set you up , spread convincing and dangerous lies , he managed to blackmail me for things that he created for me out of fear and the cloud of abuse and threats from him for so long . I tried many agencies to help me no one believed me or did anything about him . He would re enter my home for a year telling lies and slandering me across the internet social media , with people even threatening me because they believed him he was so convincing . I slept with baseball bats and knives for years because of him. My children are still tormented because of things he did and said and the entire experience . I actually had to leave my job , my home and my children just to get away from him .

He has always lied about being in the military , he had me convinced of the same thing as well as everyone who knew him for a long long time , also lied about being in with Florida motorcycle gangs and would use that as a threat as well , he always stated he was SF and medic , said injured in Afghanistan and that’s why he has seizures , also not true , I found evidence of him lying to women on social media also impersonating a SF years ago , he had gotten pictures of soldiers with beards that looked very much like him and he knew a lot of the lingo and studied it , he also pretended to be a firefighter and ex firefighter to people as well. That was another of his cons . He always wore military type gear and shirts he would buy offline or from people or army navy store etc I actually still have a couple of them around Idk why , maybe to remind me of what I let happen to me and the damage it did so that I never allow that to ever happen to me again. He changed me then in terrible ways and I never could figure out how to get away or out of the situations . I never experienced someone like him - in no fool or naive , I have an experienced life but the extent he will go .... photoshopping pictures , editing fake text conversations etc making false reports to child protection agencies etc etc .... people believe him and he can turn your life upside down between that , setting you up and threats Therof and physical violence . He has also been to prison in Massachusetts or Missouri I believe for weapons and violence against another woman I found out later . He treats his mother and youngest daughter the same way with threats and control and violence , has 3 other children all in different states as well .... he’s mentally disturbed and dangerous and I am hoping they actually keep him for a very long time so my children and I can feel safe .

I’m so happy you guys were diligent and captured him . The alias he was using is someone that I know as well whom was in prison when he started using that alias .

Thank you for flushing him out and catching him . Thank you so much I can’t explain how I felt

Reading all of this , validating things for me in a way because I don’t think a lot of people where I’m from still believed me . His lies seemed too far fetched , details and convincing fake evidence , he had people coming after me thinking I was many many things and done things I had not as a way to intimidate me .

I have a damaged jaw , ptsd and still working to start my life over in every aspect and help my kids overcome the damage that he did to them . His name and face will haunt me probably for life and I’m sorry to the other woman who fell for this because I completely and truly understand how it happens and the web that he weaves . I’m happy no one got physically hurt and I will hope to see him get some serious time .

LarryW:

This guy was all around San Antonio, TX making his rounds selling himself as a Green Beret! When the questions about his service started to come in from common soldiers, it was quickly discovered that he was a complete fraud. No one at the San Antonio Silver Wings Airborne Association, Special Forces Association, has ever heard of him!

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loweboyz:

Yet another Piece of Shit phony. When will it stop?

bosljeff:

Good Lord. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Salt Life Vet:

VFW Post 10226 voted unanimously at it's monthly meeting tonight to revoke his membership and he is also banned for life from the building. Now he will have to hang out at the Chuckee Cheese soda fountain and tell all the 8 year olds about his good old days in SF. But then again the 8 year olds will probably say "Dude, shut the f#ck up. You're a poser. Now pour me another orange soda".

JMoff67:

I can tell you for a fact that he has never been to the VA for any treatments. He actually told me that he cant go to one( supposedly because the government was denying his existence due to covert mission involvement) he does not have a real vetrans ID either. If he is carrying one, it's fake. I'd love to know what name he has on it. Recently in Texas he has been going by the name Alex ( which I believe is actually the name of the guy at the Sky bar down in Florida where they put on a fund raiser for him under the false pretense that he was ex-special forces wounded in combat.)

Salt Life Vet:

Unfortunately I know this turd. He was a real black eye for the VFW post on Oak Island. Thank God he is no longer a part of it. Many of us knew he was a liar and fraud about many things, Nice to finally officially know the truth. He will soon have his VFW cred's revoked and the American legion has also dropped him from the rolls. Great work guys. Thank you for maintaining the honor and beauty of that wonderful head gear known as the Green Beret and the bravery and valor of the unique men who have the privilege of wearing it. Keep it up!

Chupacabra71:

I saw this article and it made my blood boil. My dad wasn't a Green Beret, he was in the Air Force. He went to Vietnam 1964, 1971 and a smaller stint between the two tours. Those who go to war do not brag about what they did in the war. Those who flaunt their "accomplishments" are more likely than not, fake. I know of someone who tells everyone, including his sons and now grandkids, that he is a Green Beret that served in Vietnam and received medals. In 1972 (i eill need to verify the year), he joined the Reserves so to not be drafted for Vietnam. Can you guys help me find the truth?

vet4life:

I got on to this site because I know of this AKA Romero Antonio Noel person. I don't know the man personally but I know people who do. I just cant wrap my hands around this cause it does not make any sense to me. He has a veteran Id and goes to the VA clinic. I don't know just really confused on all of this stuff. if anyone can shed some light on this for me and others I would greatly appreciate it. thank you.

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