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David Murphy, Green Beret... NOT!!

Ranger, Special Forces, Delta, CIA

David Murphy, Green Beret… NOT!!

This case is still being worked on as we speak. We will add to it and comment on the pictures as more info comes in.

Where to begin… Let me grab a coffee…

David Murphy was sent to us by someone very close to him with questions about his claims. We took a look at his pictures and statements on a few of them and knew immediately that most, if not all he was saying was a lie. 

A few of his claims are 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, Infantry Blue Cord, Jungle Expert Badge, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Jump Master, Sniper, Army Ordnance, Ranger Tab (2nd in class in 76) and also shares a picture of Graduation Ranger class 177-2. He went through twice? 101st Combat Patch, 1st Special Forces Grp, 5th Special Forces Group, CAG, Trainer at USASOC, CIA, Combat Wounded Veteran 

Claims to have been a Teammate and friend of SFC Randy Shughart (Medal of Honor) and MSG Gary Gordon (Medal of Honor).

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WHAT WE KNOW:

He's not in the Distinguished Service Cross or Silver Star database.

David shares 2 pictures claiming to have graduated Ranger school. One in 1976 and one in 1977, The Class number he uses for his Ranger Class 177-2  isn't how classes are numbered. That being said, we did verify with RTB and they confirmed David Murphy never attended, much less graduated Ranger school. He shares a picture from 1977 claiming it as a graduation picture. We have contacted two people in that picture and the picture was taken at Ft Lewis in 80/81. Not in 1977 as he claims. It's a number of Ranger medics. We have acquired all the names of those in the picture. David Murphy IS NOT one of them.

He claims ODA 1220 in 1993. Four digit ODA's didn't come about until 2008/9

He claims CAG teammate of SFC Randy Shughart (Medal of Honor) and MSG Gary Gordon (Medal of Honor). He should be ashamed of himself. We contacted a brother that was there that day. Who served side by side with Gordon and Shurghart. He confirmed what we already knew. David Murphy was NEVER in that unit.

He claims to have been a USASOC instructor since 1976. USASOC didn't come to be until 1988.

David Murphy also claims to have been CIA. WE contacted an asset who's former CIA and he confirmed those CIA certificates are bogus.

We tried to straighten this out over the phone and he hung up on us twice. He said he had the papers to prove he's legit. We asked David to help us straighten this out and he chose not to.

You'll need to expand the picture section as we have almost 60 pictures in there on him.

David Murphey, 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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