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Martin LeBlanc, Green Beret...NOT!!

Where to begin? This is a hard article to create since he has some many claims and the times and dates conflict with each other. For him to do what he claims, he'd have to both teleport and have a clone. There's simply isn't the time to do it.

If he wasn't so dead set on claiming this was a true story of his life, you'd think it was satirical fiction. We think he must have watch to many Jason Borne movies.

If it can be claimed, he claims it. If it can be done, he's done it. Well, maybe not actually done it but claims he has. LOL

Below in the picture section are screen shots of his claims from his book site or his FB book page. 

When you get to the bottom of the pictures, click on the red bar to see more, including his records.

We sent some legit Green Berets to a book signing he had 👉👉Green Berets asking Martin Questions👈👈 and he couldn't answer a single question a Green Beret should have been able to answer. He would usually comment as his records were sealed etc... 

Some of his claims:

From the Book:

Near fatal injuries 3 times and lone survivor of two missions: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Because of his skill, the Army fast tracked him “Special” Advanced Individual Training: False

Army Ranger (He claims only 9 of the 40 that started Ranger the 12 week Ranger school training made it through and 2 died during training): False

6 Months after the 12 week Ranger school he was a Green Beret: False

Defense Language Institute: False

His 1st “Major Mission” was to train Israeli soldiers on the Red Eye Missile system to use in the 6 day war in 1967: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Provided personal security for Vice President Hubert Humphrey and protected the Democrats during the ’68 convention. Also a Sniper at the same convention sitting on a rooftop perch: False

Phoenix Project: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Led a 3 man mission to rescue a CIA asset 60 miles outside of Hanoi. During which he was gravely wounded by both a “mortar and 2 bullets”: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Army faked his death in 1969 so he could run top secret black Ops missions around the world hunting bad guys off the books: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Led 10 Green Berets on a secret mission in Cambodia in 1973 where all were killed after they were ambushed by 200 Khmer Rouge. He was shot in the thigh, captured, and tortured for 30 hours yet was rescued by his 2 unarmed Montagnards that pulled him to safety: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

After his 2 unarmed Montagnards got him to safety, he took a 2+ year hiatus managing bands in Canada: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Delta Force in the 70’s and 80’s across Europe targeting terrorists from the Red Brigade, Irish Republican Army, Bader-Meinhof gang, Russian Oligarchs and Libya’s Khaddafi: False

His Delta Force team took out 2 Hezbollah leaders after the ’83 bombing of the US Embassy: False

Helped eliminate the Soviet friendly Government of Grenada: False

Lost his Mission partner during a sniper mission in Afghanistan: False

Tried to warn top Canadian Brass that 3 men were plotting to bomb Air Canada Flight 182 yet they refused to act, en route to 329 deaths and Canada’s worst terrorist incident: False

Became a US citizen in 1998

Green Beret for 20 years: False

Conducted Special Ops with no written orders in Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Europe, Colombia, Lebanon, Grenada, The Pacific Shelf: False

Protected Politicians, Celebrities, and others seeking the ultimate body guard: False

Was inspiration for the movie Grosse Pointe Blank: False (if true, he really bamboozled some people, LOL)

From his shadow box:

Bronze Star: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Purple Heart x 9: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Army Commendation Medal: False

National Defense Service Medal: True

Good Conduct Medal: False

Sergeant First Class (E-7): False

Special Forces Pin (That’s called a Distinctive Unit Insignia): False

Air Assault: False

Ranger DUI: False

Ranger Tab: False

Master Parachutist Badge with 2 combat jumps: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

Expert Infantry Badge: False

Drill Sergeant: False

CIB w/ 2 stars: False, He never went to Vietnam or any other place for that matter.

101st Airborne (He actually refers to this as “Airborne Army Ranger Patch”): False

Upside down SF Shoulder Sleeve insignia: False

White sands Missile Range Patch: False, that's actually a 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade patch



Watch the video, read the screen shots, leave a comment, give a 1 star on his book.


Martin LeBlanc, you'll now be added to Hall of Zeroes

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5 comments on article "Martin LeBlanc, Green Beret...NOT!!"


3/12/2020 10:58 AM

Who made the labels for the shadow box of military awards and decorations? Him?

There are some obvious errors (and not only the fact that the SF shoulder patch is missing the Airborne Tab and is upside down).

For example, The shoulder sleeve insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (the "Screaming Eagle") is labeled as "Airborne Army Ranger patch."

But notice there is a mix of insignia in which he actually affirms the information GOTGB recovered through a FOIA request:

1 - The enlisted insignia is that of Air Defense Artillery, (the brass disk of crossed cannon with a missile superimposed) that enlisted branch insignia matches military records that he entered Hawk Missile Crewman training at Ft. Bliss, TX (but apparently failed the course, because he was reclassified as a wheel vehicle driver).

2 - He appears to have added the bar for the U.S. Army Driver and Mechanics badge for [DRIVER-W] to an Expert Marksmanship Badge!? The bar is probably authorized, as he was in fact a wheeled vehicle driver per service records. But the bar does not belong on a weapons qualification badge.

3 - The patch labeled "White Sands Missile Range" is actually that of the Air Defense Artillery Center and School, originally at Ft. Bliss, TX but relocated to Ft. Sill, OK in 2009.

4 - The small brass eagle insignia, labeled as "U.S. Army Pin" is actually the reduced size hat insignia for a female officer (1 5/8" tall, vs. the male officer hat insignia that is 2 3/8" tall).

And so on. Where did the shadow box picture come from?


3/13/2020 4:08 PM

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Brian M Whitney

4/27/2020 2:20 PM

Is he still getting 100% disability or was he ever? Whats the deal with this story?

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5/29/2020 2:31 PM

No Idea. It's hard to follow up on these guys as the workload is very heavy. We expose them and move on.

Johnny O

11/14/2020 8:46 AM

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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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.

Jacob Martin:

Question: There's a photo of him with two "fatboys" wearing berets, are either of them actually SF? The one in the middle sure doesn't wear his beret correctly (might be an officer)! lol


Impressive bio. Rambo, Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid) and Chuck Norris all rolled into one. They have a song named for him "Superman, Where Are You Now".


I don't know much about a military uniform BUT his pants are WAY too long...they bunch up on tops of his shoes and basically drag the ground in the back. Also, there was a pic of him with a lady...outside...without a cover. Hmm.


Someone collected this man's entire saga here:

Warning: you'll spend hours on this website.

Brother Of Brian Magyar:

9 June 2020

Ya' know, instead of considering why someone does what he does, like assholes, ya' jump to foul comments about someone ya' never met, or know anything about ….

I'd call our parents white trash, but that would be an insult to white trash ….

Brain went into the United States Army after July 1975, after I went into the United States Navy in that July ….

We both got out of Boot in September of 75' ….

That was the last I ever saw of him ????

Neither of us wanted to go into the Military, but we were kicked out he house by our mother, to call her a mother is also an insult to all mothers ....

If you ever saw the movie " Mommy Dearest " , then ya' might have some idea what our childhood was like ….

The only thing that put the smile on our mother's face was when she was beating the living shit out of her boys, buckle end first ….

In the late sixties, early seventies, Brian and I never did drugs, alcohol, or commit any crimes ….

As a kid, Brian always wanted to be part of a group, gang, whatever ….

I loved karate, so I walked the path of bushido, honor and face above all ….

Always a team player, but still a loner ….

People tell me I'm a veteran, but I'm quick to say that in my eight years in the United States Navy, ( 1975-1979 active, - 1983 reserve ),

I never carried a gun, or, was ever in any danger ….

Most of it on sea duty, all fun and games, and going over seas, but, after all, sailors belong at sea ….

Just as I was getting off active duty, I made Second Class Petty Officer, IC-2, N.E.C. ( M.O.S.) 4713, telecommunications,,,,

telephone man ….

Honorably discharged, I display that along with my DD-214

I'm now sixty-three, and retiring from the telephone company ….

So,,, no comments about me ….

It's been forty-five years now ….

Brian is my younger brother, but I understand him just the same …..

Kind'a like a car salesman, he always needed that affirmation from others ….

He still needs what he never got from our mother,,,, to be loved, appreciated, admired, respected ….

As a kid, he loved the song " Ballard of the Green Berets " ….

He wasn't stealing glory, but imitating that which he admired the most in the United States Army,,,, the Green Berets ….

When I read the comments about Brain, as I suspect, real Green Berets, and other Army Special Forces,,,, are much like United States Marines, United States Navy Seals, and now Antifa protesters ….

And I met a few Marines and Seals ( claiming ) during my time in the Navy ….

They are only really tough when the other guy can't fight back, shit-for-brains bullies ….

My proof, Viet Nam, Granada, Fallujah, Pakistan ….

As far as I know, you tough guys never faced real Soviet, Chinese, Iranian, or any other real Special Forces on equal footing ….

Hell, the real Rambo's in Viet Nam was the Viet Cong …..

And they kicked the ( bull ) shit out of you smart mouth's ….

When I was aboard ship, the only time I found our who went to Viet Nam was during dress inspections, when they wore their ribbons on their chest ….

They never talked about it, I assume it was the most horrifying times of their lives ….

Had Brian had good parents, good home, good schooling, a good life, I have no doubt he would have proudly earned the ribbons on his chest ….

In the United States Navy, I only earned an overseas service ribbon, and a good conduct ribbon, which I never wore, but are now on my old Navy uniform for when I pass away ….

Brian is, and always will be my brother, we suffered too much together as kids, and I appreciate the fact he is imitating the best the United States Army had to offer,,, in his time ….

And if you can't appreciate his admiration of the Green Berets, YA' can kiss my Navy Blue ass ….

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