We were sent Johnny the fake Green Beret by some members of a Facebook Cav forum. They saw him making claims of being a Green Beret and Mercenary. He claimed to have been in Operation Just Cause. He claimed to have been both an 18D and 18B (SF Medical and SF Weapons Sergeant) in 10th SFG(A). He stated much of what he did for the Gov is still classified.
They sent in some pictures and his uniform was so screwed up that we knew he was a fraud. That being said, we still waited for records to confirm what we already knew before we went on record of him being a fraud.
EDIT: After we exposed his lies in this article, he sent a rant to a Cav forum he was a member of. Those 11 screen shots are at the bottom of the page if you click the red bar to expand pictures.
While we were waiting on records, we searched old emails and it turns out he had been sent to another SF focused forum years ago and somehow fell through the cracks and they never exposed him as a fraud.
We were told he has a 10th Grp tattoo on his forearm with the dates he served there. We see he was active duty for 3 years as a 13B Cannoneer in a Field Artillery Unit, ETS’d and years later spent some time in the Tennessee Guard as a 19D. He never served a single day in the 10th. He never served a single day in any Special Forces Unit. He never even attempted to become a Green Beret.
Claims vs Facts:
11B20 in Panama False
13F Joint Fire Support Specialist False
35L Counter Intelligence Agent False
18 Years in Service False
Mercenary Parachute Inf Regiment South Africa False
1st Inf 108th Div (Trng NCO) ??? Deos he mean 108th Training Command? Either way, False
101st Airborne (2 stints) False, not even Airborne, not Air Assault
SF Weapons18B False, never even attempted SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course)
SF Medic 18D False, never even attempted SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course)
Jungle Expert False
Served in Panama False
Operation Just Cause False
10th SFG(A) in Germany False, Never spent a day in an SF unit
CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) X2 (He has a CIB w/ Star on his dress suit) False, never earn one, much less two.
CMB (Combat Medical badge) False
Senior Parachutist Wings False, not even Airborne
German Wings False, not even Airborne
Jordanian Wings False, not even Airborne
Special Forces Tab False, never attempted SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course)
Air Assault False
Bronze Star False
Army Commendation True
Good Conduct True
Army Reserve Achievement True
National Defense False
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal False
GWOT Expeditionary Medal False
NCO Professional Development True
Army Service Ribbon True
Overseas Ribbon True
Tennessee National Guard Commendation Ribbon Maybe. We don't see it in his records but he was in the Tenn Guard
Tennessee National Guard Achievement Ribbon Maybe. We don't see it in his records but he was in the Tenn Guard
Tennessee National Guard Ribbon Maybe. We don't see it in his records but he was in the Tenn Guard
Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon Maybe. We don't see it in his records but he was in the Tenn Guard
Johnny "Sarge" Thompson, you'll now be added to guardiansofthegreenberet.com hall of zeroes