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Thomas Joseph Heben, Green Beret… NOT!!

Military Freefall, SF Combat Patch... NOT!!

Thomas Heben has claimed for years to be a graduate of the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) and a former member of 3rd Special Forces Group. He also claimed to have served in Afghanistan with SF and left the service as a Staff Sergeant (SSG/E6). He lied to his family, friends and employer(s).The fact is, he never completed the selection process to even attempt Special Forces training and was "discharged" from the Army as a Specialist 4 (E-4).
He did attempt Special Forces Assessment and Selection only to be dropped the first time for unknown reasons and on second attempt he "quit".

Thomas Joesph Heben then met his biggest obstacle and failed again. He couldn't surpass the scrutiny of tried and true Special Forces soldiers. A brotherhood like no other, and one that he'll never again be able to falsely claim he is part of. A Special Forces soldier he is not, a liar and fraud sums him up nicely.

We were the ones that exposed his lie when we were Special Forces Posers Exposed. We quickly found out he didn’t even make it through selection, as those that were there when he dropped out were/are members of a vetted SF forum with 5000+ Long Tabs. This was a fairly quick case to investigate and end.

The attached apology was submitted only after he was backed into a corner and we believe, to take any heat off his brother, who’s a navy SEAL. While it seems sincere, he's only really sorry because he got caught. It should be also known that he was given an outline of what the apology had to include. 

Thomas Heben, You’ll forever be added to Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies.

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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?

RobertEddy:

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.

EVERYTHINGREALLY:

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.

EVERYTHINGREALLY:

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.

guywholikesgbsalot:

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

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