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Mike Langford, Michael Langford, Michael Lee Langford, Green Beret... NOT!!


This Mike Langford was a member of a non-vetted SF forum on Facebook. he claimed to have been a Green Beret in Vietnamin 5th Group as an 18D (Special Forces Medic). The funny thing is, is he's to young to live that lie and the 18 series hadn't been established yet. He was born in 1955. SF left Vietnam in March of 1971, meaning he'd have had to have been about 15 when he entered the service to have been SF in Vietnam.

That being said he actually claims to have entered in 1972 and served in Vietnam from 73-77. Yet again the math and the dates don't add up.

He claims he graduated the Special Forces Qualication Course in 1973 (Vietnam claims don't add up using this date) and then went and trained in "Swamp School" at Elgin. Elgin is NOT a typo as he used that spelling multiple times. You'd think anybody who spent time at Eglin would know how to spell it. He claimed he spent time as SF in Cambodia while Vietnam fell. He claims PTSD from his time in Vietnam.

Some guys aren't worth the time but this cat was actively asking for dates, places, names etc to use in bolstering his own lie later down the road. 

We reached out to a Motorcycle Club he was a member of... I say Was, as they reahed out to him when what we sent them and he immediately quit and said he knew this was coming.

So what are his claims vs the fact:

Sergeant First Class (E-7): False,  False, He never spent a single day in the service. NOT ONE.

Training at "Swamp School" at Elgin (Correct spelling Eglin);  False, He never spent a single day in the service. NOT ONE.

Airborne: False,  He never spent a single day in the service. NOT ONE.

Graduate of SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course) in 1973:  False, He never spent a single day in the service. NOT ONE.

Special Forces Qualified 18D:  False, He never spent a single day in the service. NOT ONE.

Time in 5th SFG(A):  False, He never spent a single day in the service. NOT ONE.

Service in Vietnam:  False, He never spent a single day in the service. NOT ONE.

Time spent in Cambodia while Vietnam fell:  False, He never spent a single day in the service. NOT ONE.

Mike Langford will now be added to hall of zeroes


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2/22/2020 3:35 PM

I put up with this sociopath in the SF Safe House, his constant need for attention was irritating at the least. I left the room due to his penetrating posts. I am not surprised to see he was a fake, Thx Guardians...

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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.

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

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