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Patrick Flores, Part II... Green Beret?

Today we revisit Patrick Joseph Flores. 👉 Click here for Pat's phone confession.👈 The reason we are doing him again is he's back on social media under the alias's of Atticus Howard and Lucius Montana. LMAO

He originally came under our radar a few years ago when Someone sent us a picture of 3 guys at some type of gathering. 
We messaged him and he quickly removed the picture from his wall. We had other cases going at the time and somehow Pat the fell through the cracks.

At the bottom of the picture section, you might see a red bar. Click that and many more pictures appear.

Fast forward 2 years and he was commenting in our Guardians forum on Facebook about other frauds. It seems some of what he said wasn't adding up and he was called out by a legit Green Beret, with him replying that we vetted him years ago, in a since removed comment... that was not the case. 

We messaged him and he indeed claimed to be an SF qualified officer. He said he didn’t go through Robin Sage or Phase 4 and 5 but was still SFQ’d. He also continued to claim he was a Ranger He even gave an exact Ranger class of 4-79. We reached out to RTB  and they quickly confirmed what we thought. Patrick Flores was NOT a Ranger either. They checked that class, every other class in 1979, 78, and 80. Nobody by the name of Patrick Joseph Flores graduated Ranger school.

Concerning his SF Claims if you don’t complete the Q-course, you aren’t SF. Problem 2, back in the timeframe he claimed to have done the course, it was only 3 Phases. Anybody that went through the course would know that. When this was pointed out, Patrick eventually came clean and sent an apology email to us.

Before the email came, his story got real strange and so far fetch.  he was trying to claim he was a Jason Borne type individual

He replied with the NSA erased his military history (spit) because he was doing stuff he can’t talk about. His exact words were:
I'm going to tell you something I have never told anyone on FB. In 1984, I was an 03. I was recruited by a government agency (which shall remain Un-said). I was sent to A Co., 3rd Bn., 1st Special Warfare Training Group for CAO training. Upon completion I was reassigned to the National Security Advisor's Team, headed by Robert McFarlane, the NSA to President Reagan. I no longer reported to anyone in the United States Army...not the 7th Group, not any military-related entity. NSA completely erased any history of my life prior to heading off to San Salvador where I worked in concert with Lt. Colonel Staben, and  President Duarte. I saved my commissioning and some of my certificates and of course, military pictures just so I can remember who and what I once was.
I spent the rest of my GS life in the intelligence community in operations. I had nothing to do with anyone from my old units nor did I join any associations. Only a select few knew me before I left the army. I just joined FB two years ago and in my profile I do not mention any special training or not too much of anything else. I should have never come out from the cold. For not mentioning anything... He sure mentions a lot and wears a lot on his hats and shirts

So, We posted him in Guardians and at this point he  claimed that his name was fake, his pictures were fake, he can’t talk about it, yet we confirmed he was indeed Pat Flores through people that used to work with him, relatives of his , and a legit Green Beret that had meet him while this was going on.

It seems he wasn’t able to convince people he was really a Jason Borne type dude , and finally shut his account down only to reemerge under the fake ones mentioned earlier. Those were also confirmed by one of his relatives.

He claims:

Combat Inf Badge, False

11 Bravo, False

Captain, False

CAO, False

NSA, False

Serving in San Salvador w/ NSA, False

The NSA "Erased his Life" False

Airborne, False

Master Parachutist Badge, False

Ranger Tab, False

Serving in Ranger Battalion, False

Special Forces Tab, False

Serving in a Special Forces unit, False

Patrick Joseph Flores spent a total of 106 days in the Srvice. His records are posted in the picture section.

He'll now be added yet again to our Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Zeroes


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Jacob Martin

10/30/2020 10:03 PM

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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This news is pretty sad for me because I knew the guy. The 1998 overwrite should read that he was the commander of C Troop, 1-18 Cav. I don't recall him wearing any tabs or badges. I am glad that a 19th Group (Guard) guy brought this to your attention. To me this casts a shadow of suspicion with anybody in the Guard. He left the Guard prior to GWOT. I think that the Guard did our share in GWOT with multiple mobilizations and deployments. I was mobilized twice, including a year in Afghanistan as an Infantryman. Now I'll wonder if people will think I'm a liar if I say anything about my service. Thanks Eddie...

Scott Berndt:

Talk about a disgrace to the uniform! I can't believe he got away with the fraud all those years. If you go to his website at, it still makes it sound like he has an Army SF background without stating he was one. He even has awards issued by several SF organizations. Sounds like the GotGB still have some hunting to do.

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.

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