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Papotia Reginald Wright, Green Beret… NOT!!

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We were sent Reggie a few months ago and had his records within 4 days. We knew before we had his records that he was no Green Beret.

You can see a Fox News video on our work in this link.

One of our investigators (Brian) actually talked to “CSM” Wright on the phone. Reggie told him that he was given permission by SWC @ Ft Bragg, to use the term 8th Special Forces Regiment. We can’t find anybody at Bragg to agree with that statement. Also, Reggie has not shown us the email from Ft Bragg allowing him to use the term.

We called their business and talked to an individual that said Reggie wasn’t there. Well, it turns out he was indeed there and was standing next to the guy. Reggie said “if they ask for me, I’m not here and take a message”

We continued to try and make contact with Reggie and/or “Major” Tammy Feliciano. She claims to be the S-1 at the “8th SF Regiment”. She will NOT answer the number given to us as her contact. We have yet to verify if she’s ever served a day in the service. We do know that she and Reggie are living together and have a kid together.

At this time, we’ve not been able to find 8th Special Forces Regiment New York Honor Guard VSO as a registered VSO, or a 501c3. We asked who was on the board and that wasn’t provided. We will gladly correct this statement when “CSM” Reggie or “Major” Tammy pride the evidence they are a legit non profit. 

We had a meeting set up but Reggie got wind that he was being exposed and decided to stay away from the office.

We see a few charges that show open in S.C. for obtaining property by false pretense. When that was brought up to the “8th Special Forces Regiment Honor Guard VSO”, they provided a screen shot that both cases had been closed. The case numbers seem to match.

“CSM” Reggie claims to have had 25 years in Special Operations Command and told our investigator that he served in 5th SFG(A). In the bio he posted on his website under the “Command” section he claims: 

The Bronze Star = False

Purple Heart = False

Meritorious Service Medal = False

Army Commendation Medal with “V” device = False

Army Achievement Medal = Earned

Army Good Conduct Medal = It shows Army Good Conduct Medal 2nd Award

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal = False

National Defense Service Medal = False

Multi-National Defense Medal = False

Kosovo Campaign Medal = False

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal = False

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars = False

Iraq Campaign Medal w/ one Campaign Star = False

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal = False

Global War on Terror Service Medal = False

NATO Medal = False

Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon = False

Army Service Ribbon = Earned

Special Forces Tab = False

Combat Infantryman’s Badge = False

Airborne Tab = False

Air Assault Tab = False

Military Free-Fall Badge = False

Command Sergeant Major = False 

He didn’t mention:

Overseas Service Ribbon 2nd Award = Earned 

Driver and Mechanic Badge = Earned

Driver Wheeled Vehicle = Earned

Well…. according to his records, he spent roughly 7 years in the service and ETS’d an E-4. 

We still have locals in the area working the case with a local news media source and will update when we have more info. 

Papotia Reginald Wright, you'll now be added to Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies.



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2 comments on article "Papotia Reginald Wright, Green Beret… NOT!!"


12/14/2017 7:02 PM

Disgusting!!! The law needs to be tweaked to make it a crime whereas simply wearing the insignia is punishable. I, regrettably, never had the honor os serving in our Armed Forces due to starting my career fresh out of high school. These stories, make me nauseous. Do NOT, under any circumstances, take away from the brave men and women the serve admirably and EARN the credentials that they acquire. Keep up the good work outing these frauds


1/17/2018 9:15 AM

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?

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