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Rudi Gresham, Fake Green Beret for 30 plus years?

Rudi Gresham, Fake Green Beret for 30 plus years?

We're not sure when Rudi Gresham started  living the lie but from a picture he shared, it looks like it dates pre '71

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Charles Kauffman, Green Beret… NOT!!

Charles Kauffman, Green Beret… NOT!!

Ranger, Combat Diver Qualification Course, SFOD-D, Airborne, Pathfinder, Military Freefall., Special Forces... All false.

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Gilbert Rainault, aka Tim Gibson, Green Beret... NOT!!, lifelong criminal and con man…

Gilbert Rainault, aka Tim Gibson, Green Beret... NOT!!, lifelong criminal and con man…

Lifelong crinminal and con man.

He was getting away with his lie until his partner reached out to Guardians of the Green Beret

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Papotia Reginald Wright, Green Beret… NOT!!

Papotia Reginald Wright, Green Beret… NOT!!

“CSM” Reggie claims to have had 25 years in Special Operations Command and told our investigator that he served in 5th SFG(A).

Both are false claims.

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David Murphy, Green Beret... NOT!!

David Murphy, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ranger, Special Forces, Delta, CIA

David Murphy fake Green Beret claims:

 Combat Infantry Badge with star, Both Master Sergeant (E-8) and/or Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) depending on the picture, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Ranger, Special Forces,  CIA, and on and on...

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ROMEO ANTONIO NOEL PAPICA III aka Ran Papica, Green Beret... NOT!!

ROMEO ANTONIO NOEL PAPICA III aka Ran Papica, Green Beret... NOT!!

Filipino Spec Ops, Ranger, Delta, SF, all false

Ran used these false claims to attain money via fundraisers and conning friends and associates.

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Bud Hadley, Green Beret... NOT!!

Bud Hadley, Green Beret... NOT!!

He used his fake claims to start and expand his business........

After Bud hadley was busted, he tried to buy our silence with a $1500/quarter donation to the Green Beret Foundation.

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Justin Stargardt, Airborne, Ranger, Sniper, SEAL, LTC, Green Beret... NOT!!

Justin Stargardt, Airborne, Ranger, Sniper, SEAL, LTC, Green Beret... NOT!!

Capt, Major, LTC, CDQC, Airborne, SEAL, Ranger, Special Forces............

If it was shiny and for sale in the PX, he bought it and claimed to have earned it.

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JOE ALVARADO, Green Beret... NOT!!

JOE ALVARADO, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ranger, 3 PH, BS, SS, Special Forces...... Not

Joe scammed $1000's and $1000's from those around him based on his lies.

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Don Lacasky Green Beret... NOT!!

Don Lacasky Green Beret... NOT!!

Fake Green Beret all the way to the grave........

His family had asked him for years to stop claiming to have been in the service.

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RON STONE Green Beret... NOT!!

RON STONE Green Beret... NOT!!

Who used his fake claims to sell his books.

It seems that Ron Stone has been making a bit of money writing books about his service in Viet Nam while claiming to be a former Special Forces soldier. Only thing, he wasn't.

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Rudi Gresham, Green Beret... NOT!!

Rudi Gresham, Green Beret... NOT!!

Multi Decade fraud.

Rudi Gresham, fake Green Beret, used his SF claims to benefit himself for decades.

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Bruce Pendlay Green Beret... NOT!!

Bruce Pendlay Green Beret... NOT!!

Who claims we sent a hit team to shoot him.

Bruce claimed we sent a hit squad to get him after we exposed his lies.  Locals also said he would talk down to other as "He was a Green Beret"

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Recent comments

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

LoriKat:

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".

LoriKat:

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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