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Ramón Montijo, Green Beret,...NOT!!!

We were sent Ramón Montijo by a family friend that knew him as a 1SG, yet saw him wearing the rank of a Captain at a wedding he was attending.

At the bottom of the picture section, click the red bar for more pictures.

Boy did that open a can of worms...

The initial email contained 2 pictures, one with him wearing 1SG rank and the other showing him wearing Captain rank on his beret at a wedding. The individual had always known him as a 1SG so a red flag went off. He also noticed he wore a Special Forces tab on one uniform but saw it missing at the wedding.

We felt that was enough to request records. 

When records got back, not only did we see he wasn't a Captain in the US Army. he didn't earn most of what you see him wearing on his ribbon rack.

 

 Almost all of this is not earned. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We contacted him via a phone call and the first call went south very quickly with him cussing us out. After that call, we sent him a link to our website and the next day texted him asking if he'd consider a second phone call with the stipulation all parties remain professional. 

During the second call, he said he was "Grandfathered" into being a Green Beret while he was in the 12th SFG(A) yet had no orders confirming that nor could he remember who told him he was "Grandfathered". He said he was told the same thing while with 19th SFG(A) yet again had to orders and couldn't remember who told him that either. 

Both phone calls can be heard in this link.

👉Click here for both phone calls👈

During the first call, he said he was in Vietnam. During the second call, he said he was "In a Country next door" that he can't talk about as they weren't supposed to be there. That's why he received no CIB or Purple Heart. (Those type MACV-SOG missions have been declassified for years and those guys all show a CIB and Purple Heart in their records if earned). Ramón added that he was told that they give out bronze Stars like candy nowadays so he could start wearing one.

 He said he only wore it to a Special Forces Qualification Course Graduation Ceremony yet we also see him at a wedding and a Military ball in Saudi Arabia so we can only assume this has been done multiple times at a number of places over the decades.

He adds during the call @ the 17:40 mark that he felt he was entitled to wear the SF Tab, then at the 23:00 mark, he admits that had we not busted him, he'd still be wearing the fake uniforms in the future.

 

What he claims vs what was earned:

Captain (O-3): False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Combat Infantry Badge: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Bronze Star: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Purple Heart: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Army Commendation Medal: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Army Achievement Medal w/ 4 oak Leaves: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Army Good Conduct Medal: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Reserve Components Achievement Medal: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Humanitarian Service Medal: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

National Defense Medal: True

Vietnam Service Medal: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Armed Forces Reserve Medal: True

NCO Professional Development Ribbon: True

Army Service Ribbon: True

Overseas Ribbon: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon: True

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Ribbon: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Utah National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Utah National Guard Achievement Ribbon: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

New Mexico National Guard Medal of Merit: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Special Forces Tab: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Master Parachutists Badge: True

Pathfinder Badge: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Special Forces Combat Patch: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Mexican Master Parachutist Badge: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Presidential Unit Citation w/ 3 Oak Leaves: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Vietnam Gallantry Unit Citation w/ scroll: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation: False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Air Assault Badge (During Phone call): False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Jungle Warfare (During Phone call): False, Military Records do NOT support that. 

Expert Driver Badge: True

We have a standing offer to help Ramón correct his records and when/if this happens, we will edit the article immediately to reflect the corrected awards and decorations he was given credit for.

Ramón Montijo, you'll now be added to guardiansofthegreenberet.com hall of zeroes.

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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?

RobertEddy:

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.

EVERYTHINGREALLY:

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.

EVERYTHINGREALLY:

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.

guywholikesgbsalot:

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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