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Merrick Donnelly, Green Beret... NOT!!!

We were sent Merrick Donnelly by several people who work with him. They all say he claims to be a Green Beret.

If you've heard Merrick Donnelly, claim to be Special Forces, Special Operations, or Green Beret... Email us a statement to:

We will redact your email address and you will remain anonymous.

We told the initial email that we can't move forward as we don't do an article if it's only a single person sending in an email and there's no other proof. That sender said they could get many other co-workers to write a statement also, so we waited. When




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As we waited for those statements to arrive, we were sent a link to a podcast where Merrick Donnelly was interviewed.





 Screenshot of the podcast promo video "hyping" the interview.










We checked the schoolhouse and saw Merrick Donnelly doesn't show up as having ever attempted any type of SOF training at Ft Bragg.

So, we requested records from NPRC and HRC. While we waited for records, additional emails filtered in with others stating they had heard him claim to be a Green Beret.

Once we received his records, we called him, and he said he never really claimed to be a Green Beret and should have corrected the misunderstanding at its onset.

You can hear his claims, along with the first call at this link below:

👉1st call with Merrick Donnelly👈


During the call, he said he'd send in an apology letter, which he did, yet it required us to do a follow-up call to clarify issues in his apology.

In his apology email, he said the podcast guy was told to not bring up his military history and did so anyway. We felt we should clarify that with the podcast guy and you can see he remembers it a different way. 


The message we sent to the podcast.





The podcast replied.






This is from the guy who interviewed Merrick Donnelly.











We were also told that Merrick wears an SF lanyard with his company access card on it. Merrick says a legit Green Beret gave that to him.

Here you can listen to the second call we had with him. It seems that Merrick still doesn't get it and says it was others "assuming" he was a Green Beret and him simply making the mistake of not correcting him. Merrick

👉2nd call with Merrick Donnelly👈

Merrick Donnelly asserts he never tried to perpetuate the lie, only failed to correct it in those calls. yet how does he explain this that he shared?







Merrick Donnelly alluding to him being SF... This is how "we" bond.









And yet another example. This, is from his girlfriend's post calling him Special Forces




A post from his girlfriend. Where did she get the idea he was Special Forces, if not from Merrick himself? 








We strongly believe that Merrick Donnelly not only didn't correct the lie initially like he said he should have done but continued it for years afterward.

After the article went public, we received several emails and calls which are in direct conflict with Merrick Donnelly claiming he never tried to perpetuate the lie that he was a Green Beret. They also claim he's said he was a Warrant, a Ranger, A US Marshal, has 30 rental properties, and that his records are classified. We can confirm that Ranger, Warrant, Special Forces, and military combat are all lies. We were told his other claims are also lies yet we haven't taken the time to confirm. 

If you have heard Merrick Donnelly, the fake Green Beret tell any tall tales, email us at:

We'll redact your email address but what you write will be screen shot so write the email knowing that going in.

Merrick Donnelly, you'll now be added to Guardiansofthegreenberet Hall of Zeroes forever.

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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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