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Ronald Worthey, Fake Green Beret

Ronald Worthey, Fake Green Beret came under our radar about a month and a half ago. Someone from his MC club reached out to us to see if we could vet him. A number in his club had questions on his claims.

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We were told he claimed to have been in Vietnam in 67, 68, and 69 as a Green Beret. He also claimed to have received the Silver Star and 3 Purple Hearts.

We attained his records and it looks like he never left the States as a Seaman in the Navy for a year and 5 months.

Pretty cut and dry case. He readily admitted it during a phone call. We couldn't use the first call, so we called him back and were able to reestablish contact and he admitted the same in a more streamlined call. During that call, you can hear him state he only started the Purple Heart claims a few months ago. That's yet another lie from Ron Worthey's mouth. In the pictures, you can see him wearing the PH on his hat from years ago and the quilt made for him in 2016 says Vietnam Veteran, Recipient of the Silver Star, and three Purple Hearts. That quilt picture was dated in 2016.

You can listen to it at this link Ron Worthey Phone call. After our "outing" him, Channel 9 WAOW ran with it locally. Here is their very well done article. It's a must listen as they add additional local history on him. WAOW News Article

He agreed to mail back his fake patches to the Green Beret Foundation, yet they have not received them yet.

Ron Worthey, you'll now be added to Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies.


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This guy was all around San Antonio, TX making his rounds selling himself as a Green Beret! When the questions about his service started to come in from common soldiers, it was quickly discovered that he was a complete fraud. No one at the San Antonio Silver Wings Airborne Association, Special Forces Association, has ever heard of him!

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Yet another Piece of Shit phony. When will it stop?


Good Lord. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Salt Life Vet:

VFW Post 10226 voted unanimously at it's monthly meeting tonight to revoke his membership and he is also banned for life from the building. Now he will have to hang out at the Chuckee Cheese soda fountain and tell all the 8 year olds about his good old days in SF. But then again the 8 year olds will probably say "Dude, shut the f#ck up. You're a poser. Now pour me another orange soda".


I can tell you for a fact that he has never been to the VA for any treatments. He actually told me that he cant go to one( supposedly because the government was denying his existence due to covert mission involvement) he does not have a real vetrans ID either. If he is carrying one, it's fake. I'd love to know what name he has on it. Recently in Texas he has been going by the name Alex ( which I believe is actually the name of the guy at the Sky bar down in Florida where they put on a fund raiser for him under the false pretense that he was ex-special forces wounded in combat.)

Salt Life Vet:

Unfortunately I know this turd. He was a real black eye for the VFW post on Oak Island. Thank God he is no longer a part of it. Many of us knew he was a liar and fraud about many things, Nice to finally officially know the truth. He will soon have his VFW cred's revoked and the American legion has also dropped him from the rolls. Great work guys. Thank you for maintaining the honor and beauty of that wonderful head gear known as the Green Beret and the bravery and valor of the unique men who have the privilege of wearing it. Keep it up!


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?


I got on to this site because I know of this AKA Romero Antonio Noel person. I don't know the man personally but I know people who do. I just cant wrap my hands around this cause it does not make any sense to me. He has a veteran Id and goes to the VA clinic. I don't know just really confused on all of this stuff. if anyone can shed some light on this for me and others I would greatly appreciate it. thank you.


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

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