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Stephen "Grizz" Dukeman, Green Beret...NOT!!

We were sent Stephen "Grizz" Dukeman the fake Green Beret by someone that knew him in a Fraternal organization they both belonged to. Although they knew as a vetted Green Beret, some of the things he said simply raised too many red flags. They asked us to quietly check backchannel to see if he's legit. 

Well, we got records back and they are much different than what he claims. 

(When you get to the bottom of the picture section, click the red bar for more pictures)


If you have had dialog with Stephen "Grizz" Dukeman the fake Green Beret and would like to send us an email stating what he's claimed, we can add it to the article. We won't use your name or email address. We will simply screenshot what you send so write your statement with that in mind. Send an email to:, put his name as the subject.


He claims 5th Special Forces Group:


Here he claims 5th Grp





That is a lie. What's funny is years ago when he became a member of the organization, he had the rank of Captain and a Combat Infantry Badge on his shirt. He was a fat dude then. It seems as he got older and fatter, his rank and awards increased. We see he's now claiming to be a LTC now and added a Star to his CIB along with a Silver Star and Purple Heart.

















How didn't anybody notice the additional awards and the promotions over the years and not call him on it? In the two photos above you see the one on the right has him as a Capt (It's hard to read but doable) and the one on the left, he's a LTC? 

It looks like he went all-in with a fake tattoo also:    




 This looks like a very old tattoo, so you wonder how long this fraud has been living the lie.






We called him and it took two attempts as he hung up the first time but we tried a second time after we gave him time to look at our website and he agreed to stop pretending to be one of us. You can hear both calls at this link:

👉Grizz Dukeman on the phone👈

So what did Stephen "Grizz" Dukeman do in the service? He drove a truck. He was a 62E, Heavy Truck Driver. He wasn't Airborne, and he never even attempted Special Forces Training Group. As of this article, he still has all his fake SF Claims, and pictures are still up on his social media. 

To show you the lengths at which some of these frauds go to in order to further their lie, look at the photoshopped picture that Stephen "Grizz" Dukeman the fake Green Beret shared, with him stating it was him back in the day:





 This is a hilariously bad attempt at photoshop.











Stephen "Grizz" Dukeman The fake Green Beret wouldn't discuss when he started claiming to be one of us yet he did agree to stop the lie moving forward. You can see his records in pictures #27 and 28 along with his lame apology in pictures #29 and 30.

Steven "Grizz" Dukeman, you'll now be added to hall of zeroes forever.


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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.


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.


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.

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