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Carl Meloche, Green Beret... NOT!!

We were sent Carl Meloche by a local who has had a number of dealings with him over the years. The person that reached out to us said he was somewhat of a loose cannon that claimed to be a Green Beret. He added that Carl gave him a Business card that read:

"Warning" I suffer from occasional loss of mental stability, and become very violent with only slight provocation. The Veteran's administration has determined that both mental and physical harassment of my person may be hazardous to your health and well being. So stay out of my face! Thank You

After a few emails, we were able to make contact with Carl. You can hear him in his own words here: 👉👉 Carl on the phone👈👈

We started looking into him and saw 3 articles online with his Special Forces claims about being in Vietnam and having made 1000s Jumps. In one of those articles, we saw him in an SFA sweatshirt. We made a call to both SFA Chapter 49 and SFA National. He was never a member Ch 49, nor any other SFA chapter for that matter. So we looked a little further. We checked Sherman's databases and he appeared in none of them. We searched the Green Beret Magazine that were published in country during that time, again, he wasn't mentioned.

So we did a records request and what Carl claims vs what are facts seem to differ considerably.

He claims he went to Vietnam in '63: False

He claims he went to Vietnam in '65: False

He claims he went to Vietnam in '68: False

He claims he went to Vietnam in '72: True

He claims he was one of 4000 men that volunteered for SF and was one of 6 selected: False

He claims his Drill instructor talked him into going Airborne: False, he never attempted Jump School.

He claims multiple tours as an Engineer and a Special Forces Team: False, he never attempted Special Forces Training Group.

Paratrooper with 1000 jumps: False, He was NEVER Airborne.

Was at Lang Vei Special Forces camp in '68 when it was over run: False, in 1968 he was stationed in Alaska.

Remained in Special Forces after Vietnam until he retired in '78: False, you can't remain in Special Forces if you were never in Special Forces to begin with.

Carl Meloche will now be added to Hall of Zeroes

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This news is pretty sad for me because I knew the guy. The 1998 overwrite should read that he was the commander of C Troop, 1-18 Cav. I don't recall him wearing any tabs or badges. I am glad that a 19th Group (Guard) guy brought this to your attention. To me this casts a shadow of suspicion with anybody in the Guard. He left the Guard prior to GWOT. I think that the Guard did our share in GWOT with multiple mobilizations and deployments. I was mobilized twice, including a year in Afghanistan as an Infantryman. Now I'll wonder if people will think I'm a liar if I say anything about my service. Thanks Eddie...

Scott Berndt:

Talk about a disgrace to the uniform! I can't believe he got away with the fraud all those years. If you go to his website at, it still makes it sound like he has an Army SF background without stating he was one. He even has awards issued by several SF organizations. Sounds like the GotGB still have some hunting to do.

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.

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