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John L Medlock, Green Beret... Not!! Pedophile... Yes!!


John Medlock was sent to us by an SF Brother who met him on a flight. Here’s the message we received:

This guy was wearing a big 5th Group hat with all kinds of pins with scuba, JM wings, and Halo wings, CIB. He claimed 5th Group from 1969-1974 and then Delta from 1974-1989. Two tours in VN, tunnel rat, shot in shoulder first tour and leg in second tour.

However, he couldn't tell me his first ODA or Team Sergeant. Said he worked with the 82nd doing Tow Missile and other weapons training when in 5th Group. 

It got worse, when he said his team in VN was 151 (I kept pressing for an ODA), but I reminded him that he said he was a 5th Grouper. Then claimed he was attached to 1st Group. Winner was that he retired as a SFC because he bit a snakes head off during a Senators and wives demo and also punched a LT!

My first clue was when he said that 10th Group (my Group and said to him upon intro) was in Italy. Ugh!

So, we got his records and low and behold…. The skeletons we keep...

Looks like John L Medlock the Fake Green Beret had problems both in the service and after.

In Pictures #14-15 we see the Army started Court-Martial Proceedings on him and in pictures #4, 11, and 16, it looks like he touched stepdaughters and served 8 years of a 20 year sentence. Usually we don’t include criminal records unless it reinforces deception and/or lies etc… These charges would fall under deceiving the public, along with friends, and family into thinking you’re a good person when in reality, you’re evil. Nobody gets a pass from touching kids.

So, do records (pictures #12-15) confirm his claims… Not even close:

Combat Infantry Badge (CIB): False

Special Forces Tab: False


Master Parachutist Badge: False

Military Freefall Badge: False

82nd doing Tow Missile and other weapons training when in 5th Group: False

Delta 1974-1989: False. Attention Frauds, do research on when units were stood up before you run your lie.

Two Tours in Vietnam: False

Tunnel Rat: False

Shot in Shoulder on 1st tour: False

Shot in leg on 2nd tour: False

ODA 151 in 5th Grp attached to 1st Grp: False

13 Years 3 months, JFK Special warfare: False

Retired as a SFC because he bit a snakes head off during a Senators and wives demo (Per GB heard during flight): False

Staff Sargeant (per LinkedIn): False, a SSG would know how to spell Staff Sergeant.

John Medlock, aka John L Medlock, aka John Lawton Medlock, you'll 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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