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Kurt Thompson, Green Beret... NOT!!!

Kurt Thompson the fake Green Beret was sent to us long ago. We had a hard time getting the information needed to request records because his name is fairly common and we had multiple results that were roughly the same age.

A few months ago, we received an email from someone that knew him from high school. The information he provided allowed us to narrow him down and get records.

I think we initially received this guy back in 2014 and found an older article on him that was dated 2006, so he's been running the lie for decades. In one of the articles, it mentions him as a Staff Sergeant yet in pictures we see him as an SFC or MSG. It also says he's a Ranger and Sniper. 

So this is as straightforward as it gets. He was none of that.

He was Airborne that spent just under 3 years in the 82nd. He then went to Germany where it seems s**t hit the fan. In less than a year, he goes from C BTRY 3/35th FA Bn to prison in Ft Sill, Oklahoma. We don't see any attempt at Special Forces Assessment and Selection much less the Special Forces Qualification Course. We see no attempt at Ranger school. He leaves the service in what we can assume is something other than an Honorable Discharge since they have that covered on his 2-1.

What we See in the article and pictures vs what fact:

7th Special Forces Group: False

Air Assault Badge: False, never even attempted Air Assault.

Special Forces Tab: False, never even attempted Assesment and Selection, much less the Special Forces Qualification Course.v

Ranger Tab: False, never even attempted Ranger School.

Military Freefall: False, never even attempted MFF.

Pathfinder: False, never even attempted Pathfinder.

The ever-elusive, ultra-rare, super-secret, seldom seen, Sniper Tab: False, never even attempted any Army Sniper school and there's no Sniper tab.

Sergeant First Class in a picture: False, He left the service as a Private E-1.

Master Sergeant in other pictures: False, He left the service as a Private E-1.

82nd Airborne Combat Patch: False, He was never in Combat. 

Kurt Thompson, you'll now be added to hall of zeroes forever.


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Recent comments

U.S. Naval Aircrewman (90-95):

Wow. Absolutely mind blowing & disgraceful. They should make a documentary about how this turd BS'd his way through the years in order to be in a position to be standing next to Presidents, politicians & celebritys. I get pissed when I think of all the others like him but that have never gotten exposed or caught. Great job catching this s--t turd.

U.S. Naval Aircrewman (90-95):

You can tell just by looking at him that he is a shit bird.

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.

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