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Sam Roland, Green Beret... NOT!!

Sam was sent to us by our friends at Gruntworks Facebook  


Check them out and their website at the link below the article

They saw Sam Roland, fake Green Beret running his pie hole in a thread they had. When they looked at his profile, they saw him wearing both Ranger and SF Tabs among other things, so they reached out to us. You should always be careful who you run you pie-hole to.

We shared his picture in SF Brothers (vetted SF forum w/ 5300 Long Tabs) and nobody knew him to be SFQ’d.

A brother did actually know him yet said he never knew him to be SF. He said he’d reach out back channel with brothers in 7th Group. He came back with “nobody knows him”

After we couldn’t find a soul that knew him and the issues with what he was wearing, we sent for his records.

Well, Sam claims to have earned:

CMB w/ Star = False

Master Blaster Wings = False. He did earn basic Airborne 

Military Free Fall Wings = False

Combat Diver Qualification Course Badge = False

Silver Star = False

Bronze Star (out of order) = False

Legion of Merit w/ V device = FalseV device on LOM is only awarded by Navy/USMC

Soldiers Medal w/ Oak Leaf = False

Purple Heart =False. Is that an Oak Leaf on there?

Air Medal = False

Joint Service Commendation Medal w/ V = False

Army Commendation Medal = False

Army Achievement Medal = Earned

Good Conduct Medal = False

National Defense Service Medal = Earned

Southwest Asia Service = False

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ arrowhead device = False

Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal = False

Army Service Ribbon = Earned

Kuwait Liberation Medal =False

Kuwaiti Liberation Medal in distress (Upside down) = False

Foreign Jump Wings We can’t Identify = False

German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency Silver (German: Schützenschnur) = False (This award comes in Bronze, Silver and Gold. He wears silver. If you're going to lie, why not wear the gold and not the Silver? Go all out)

Ranger Tab = False

Special Forces Tab = False

3 rung ladder on his Marksmanship Badge? No SF guy would wear that.

Is that MP Brass on his collar? It's not crossed arrows.

He did earn: 

Expert Badge M-16

Expert Field medical Badge

Aircraft Crewman Badge

So, it looks like he was a 91B1F Medical Specialist with 4/17th CAV. Nothing at all wrong with that service and he should have been proud of that. He served, most don't. 

Sam Roland, you'll now be added to Guardians of the Green Beret 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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