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

The Don Shipman Memorial SF Brothers Auction - Final Total


$31,146 raised this year. 🇺🇸

Four years ago, a handful of Special Forces artisans from this amazing brotherhood decided to donate a piece of their hand-made crafts, and offer them for auction. 

Find the link here LINK TO THE AUCTION 

The auction ended 6/29/18. Thank you for participating.

Its purpose was to award 100% of the proceeds to the Green Beret Foundation. Don Shipman was one of the original pioneers of the auction and donated his fine cutlery. The concept was recognized by a select group of individuals equally skilled in planning and special event promotion. Through the co-op with the Green Beret Foundation, sponsorships continue to grow, and it is expected that every year will be better than the previous. Truly, a spark that has lit the flames of generosity and acknowledgement of every member of our elite ranks.

If you’re just now finding our event, mark your calendars to find us year in and year out at this time. It’ll be held starting every June 19th of each year. We picked June 19th because that’s the day the initial Special Forces unit was established in 1952, commanded by Colonel Aaron Bank.

It would be best to find and follow us on FB so you can see early items each year. Remember Bid High and bid often as this benefits a Great cause. There’s nothing better than seeing a 4X overbid.


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We are former and current Green Berets who find and investigate those who falsely claim to be a Green Beret. We will never out someone unless we are 100% certain via FOIA and Bragg.

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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.


is that white shirt even a thing? i never knew that

Johnny O:

Ol' "Sarge" here talking all kinds of crap and stuff after he was exposed...LOL

Johnny O:

It's really pathetic that people try to get away with this type of stuff. I spent 23 years in the Army and retired in 2006 and although would have loved to to be a part of a Special Forces or Ranger unit and go through all of the training, never did it. And it just amazes me the lengths that people will go through to embellish military service.

Jacob Martin:

Question: There's a photo of him with two "fatboys" wearing berets, are either of them actually SF? The one in the middle sure doesn't wear his beret correctly (might be an officer)! lol


Impressive bio. Rambo, Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid) and Chuck Norris all rolled into one. They have a song named for him "Superman, Where Are You Now".


I don't know much about a military uniform BUT his pants are WAY too long...they bunch up on tops of his shoes and basically drag the ground in the back. Also, there was a pic of him with a lady...outside...without a cover. Hmm.

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