So, Brett Watson, fake Green Beret was sent to us a while back.
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From our research, it looks like he's really bought into his lie. Special Forces tattoos on both arms and newspaper articles dating back to 1995 that we've found.
He claims 5th Special Forces in Vietnam. He also claims to have earned the Silver Star. Most of what he wears wasn't earned. He also wears the solid black w/ white border 5th Group Flash that was worn between 1962-1964 and again between 1985-2016. He wasn't even in the service when the 5th Grp wore the solid black w/ white border. Even if he was in the service, he wasn't ever assigned to a Special Forces unit.
We see his units as:
Co. B 4th Bn 1st BCT Bnd USATCI, Ft Bragg N.C. (Basic Training) 1968
Co. C 7th Bn 3d AIT BDE Ft Gordon Ga, (AIT) 1969
48th Co 4th Stu Bn, Ft Benning Ga, (Basic Airborne Training) 1969
HHC 2d Bn 508th Inf, Co. A 4th Bn 503rd Inf, Co. A 2d Bn 509th Inf (RVN 1969-1970)
Co. A 2d Bn 8th Inf Germany 1970-77
Never did he complete or even attempt the SF Course which was called SFTG back in his era, Special Forces Training Group. He was not assigned to an SF Unit his entire time spent in the service.
His records below show what was earned and what are his lies:
Row 1) Silver Star False
Row 2) Bronze Star True
Purple heart w/ Oak Leaf False
Air Medal False
Row 3) Army Commendation Medal True
Army Good Conduct Medal True
National Defense Service Medal True
4) Air Force Outstanding Unit Award False
Vietnam Service Medal True
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal True
5) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal False
Need This one??? False
Multi-National Force and Observers Medal False
SF Tab False
Ranger Tab False
SF SSI False
Leadership tabs False
5th Group flash. Depending on the picture he wears both the RVN era and the Solid black one. False
Master Parachutist False
Military Freefall False
4 Service Stripes False (He does have 2)
Vietnamese Jumpmaster Wings False
Brett Watson, you'll be the latest addition to Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of fakes, frauds, and phonies.
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