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Richard Couty, Green Beret... NOT!!!

We were sent Rick Couty (pronounced Cooty) a while back and it looks like others had questions about him also. If you've had contact with the fake Green Beret Rick "Bug" Couty over the years and can attest to him claiming to have been a Green Beret, please email us: contact@guardiansofthegreenberet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The email below is dated 2006. The redacted part is about Larry McCartney (Fale GB, SEAL, Force Recon) and he goes on the ask about Rick Couty also:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 email asking about him

 

 

 

 

When you get to the bottom of the picture section, click the red bar to expand to more pictures.

 

He and his friend, Larry McCartney, who we will do in another article had been "posing" as Green Berets for about 40 years at a Kokomo Indiana, and Melbourne Florida Vietnam Veterans annual reunion. In the picture below, you can see the fake Green Beret Rick Couty and Larry McCartney.

 

 

 

 

 Rick "Cooty Bug" Couty and his friend the fake Green Beret, SEAL, and Force Recon.

 

McCartney wears a Beret with a 5th Grp flash, SEAL trident, and LTC Rank and Rick "Bug" Couty wears a crest that was never authorized. How someone didn't call these frauds out earlier is beyond belief. 

So we got Couty's records and called him. He avoided the call for days. It was only after we left a message about mentioning his son's business that he decided to make contact with us and allow the call. You can hear the phone call in this link:

 👉👉Rick Couty in his own words👈👈

When we shred a link to the video in a vetted SF site, we had a legit GB come forward and mention he had words with the fake Green Beret Rick Couty years ago.

  Legit GB mentioning his run-in with the fake GB Rick Couty, years ago.

 

 

 

 

It looks like Rick Couty the fake Green Beret was a member of a group of posers. The more we went down the rabbit hole of people on his friend's list, the more fake Green Berets we found. Geez... How do these fakes find each other? Is there a secret recognition signal they emit?

So what did Rick Couty the fake Green Beret actually do n the service? He was a 31E Field Radio Repairman and ETS'd an E-4.

You have to wonder what goes through the heads of these fakes, frauds, and phonies? This is one of the fakes that actually got an SF Tattoo. We could actually start an entirely new section of the fake SF guys with fake tattoos.

 

 

 

 The 5th Grp Flash on the fake Green Beret Rick Couty's wrist. He never spent a day in Special Forces.

 

 

 

 

Rick "Bug" Couty the fake Green Beret said he'll get the tat removed. We won't hold our breath as he initially said it was already removed during our phone call.

Fake T-shirts, Fake gold necklace, fake hats, fake uniforms worn at the Vietnam Veteran's yearly reunion, and fake tattoo. This man spent a lot of money over the years and lied to 1000"s of people he came into contact with. It's our job to correct the lie.

We were told his wife made a somewhat threatening call to an individual when his lie was brought to light. Don't hate the messenger, hate the message, and Rick "Bug" Couty was the one that wrote this message decades ago.

Rick Couty, you'll now be added to guardiansofthegreenberet.com hall of zeroes for evermore.

#RickCouty, #RichardCouty, #RickBugCouty, #CootyBug, #RichardcarltonCouty,

 

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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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