One hundred men will test today but only three win the Green Beret.

SSG Mark R. De Alencar, KIA 04/08/2017, Hall Of Heroes

Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar was born in a U.S. Army hospital in Nuremburg, Germany. Due to his father’s military service, he grew up in multiple locations, to include: Germany, San Antonio, Texas and Edgewood, MD.  He graduated in 1998 from Joppatowne High School in Joppa, MD.

SSG De Alencar joined the U.S. Army in July 2009. He attended Basic Combat Training and Canon Crewmember (13B) Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sill, OK. His initial assignment was Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Shortly upon arrival at Schofield Barracks, he deployed as a rifleman in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

SSG De Alencar graduated from the Special Operations Qualification Course on September 2016. He earned the qualification as a Weapons Sergeant (18B) and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) located at Eglin AFB, FL.

SSG De Alencar was killed in action on April 8, 2017 when he was struck by enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

SSG De Alencar’s military education includes: Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Jungle Operations Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Special Forces Qualification Course, Survival Evasion Resistance, and Escape School. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal with V device,  Army Commendation Medal with 5 OLC, Army Achievement Medal with 6 OLC, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal with 2 OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 3, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Drivers Badge.

SSG De Alencar is survived by his wife, Natasha, sons Rodrigo and Marcos, stepson Deshaun, daughter Tatiyana, and stepdaughter Octavia.


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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. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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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.)

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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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