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Toby Haynes, Green Beret… NOT!!

We were sent Toby Haynes by someone that follows our site. Thanks FC.

The pictures we saw were comical. The guy looks to be in his mid 20’s early 30’s. Turns out he was born in 1986.

In the pictures, he’s wearing a 12th Special Forces Group “Flash” on his beret. 

The 12th was deactivated, along with the 11th Special Forces Group, on 15 September 1995, meaning he was about 9 when they were no longer active.

Sooo, if we take into consideration Basic/AIT/Airborne/Selection/and the SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course), He would’ve had to enter the service when he was 6 or 7 depending on his MOS. Talk about busting ass!!

He wears:

CIB True

MFF Wings False, Not even Airborne

Special Forces Long Tab False, never even attempted the SFQC

Airborne Tab and USASOC Patch False, never Airborne or in that unit.

Corporal False, He ETS'd a PV-1

 Row 1:

Distinguished Service Medal False

Row 2: 

BSM x 2 False

Purple Heart False

Row 3:

Joint Service Commendation Medal x 2 False

Army Commendation Medal with V Device True

Row 4:

Army Achievement Medal True

Navy Combat Action Ribbon False

Combat Readiness Medal False

Row 5:

Good Conduct Medal False

Berlin Airlift Medal w/o device, issued from 1948-49 False (LOL)

National Defense Service Medal True

Row 6:

Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon True

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal False

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal True

Row 7:

Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon False

Army Service Ribbon True

Army Distinguished Civilian Service Award Ribbon False

Row 8:

Overseas Ribbon True

Air Force Small Arms  Marksmanship Ribbon False

United Nations Ribbon False

Row 9

NATO Medal True

NATO Training Mission Iraq Medal False

Multinational Force Observer Medal (V device) False

Basic Parachute False, never attended much less graduated Airborne school

Air Assault False, never attended much less graduated Air Assault school

Expert in Everything False

SCUBA False, never attended much less graduated Combat Diver Qulification Course

After looking at his records, it looks like he was an 11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman for a little over a year. He might have had an issue or two from his short time in the service and the fact that he ETS'd a PV-1.

It also looks like he has others issues besides Stolen Valor. Here's the Link to article about his manslaughter.

Toby Haynes, fake Green Beret, you'll now be added to Hall of Fakes, frauds, and Phonies under those not worth our time.

He’ll be filed in those not worth our time.


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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. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Salt Life Vet:

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.)

Salt Life Vet:

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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