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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 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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