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Patrick Flores, Part II... Green Beret?

Today we revisit Patrick Joseph Flores. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Click here for Pat's phone confession.๐Ÿ‘ˆ The reason we are doing him again is he's back on social media under the alias's of Atticus Howard and Lucius Montana. LMAO

He originally came under our radar a few years ago when Someone sent us a picture of 3 guys at some type of gathering. 
We messaged him and he quickly removed the picture from his wall. We had other cases going at the time and somehow Pat the fell through the cracks.

At the bottom of the picture section, you might see a red bar. Click that and many more pictures appear.

Fast forward 2 years and he was commenting in our Guardians forum on Facebook about other frauds. It seems some of what he said wasn't adding up and he was called out by a legit Green Beret, with him replying that we vetted him years ago, in a since removed comment... that was not the case. 

We messaged him and he indeed claimed to be an SF qualified officer. He said he didn’t go through Robin Sage or Phase 4 and 5 but was still SFQ’d. He also continued to claim he was a Ranger He even gave an exact Ranger class of 4-79. We reached out to RTB  and they quickly confirmed what we thought. Patrick Flores was NOT a Ranger either. They checked that class, every other class in 1979, 78, and 80. Nobody by the name of Patrick Joseph Flores graduated Ranger school.

Concerning his SF Claims if you don’t complete the Q-course, you aren’t SF. Problem 2, back in the timeframe he claimed to have done the course, it was only 3 Phases. Anybody that went through the course would know that. When this was pointed out, Patrick eventually came clean and sent an apology email to us.

Before the email came, his story got real strange and so far fetch.  he was trying to claim he was a Jason Borne type individual

He replied with the NSA erased his military history (spit) because he was doing stuff he can’t talk about. His exact words were:
I'm going to tell you something I have never told anyone on FB. In 1984, I was an 03. I was recruited by a government agency (which shall remain Un-said). I was sent to A Co., 3rd Bn., 1st Special Warfare Training Group for CAO training. Upon completion I was reassigned to the National Security Advisor's Team, headed by Robert McFarlane, the NSA to President Reagan. I no longer reported to anyone in the United States Army...not the 7th Group, not any military-related entity. NSA completely erased any history of my life prior to heading off to San Salvador where I worked in concert with Lt. Colonel Staben, and  President Duarte. I saved my commissioning and some of my certificates and of course, military pictures just so I can remember who and what I once was.
I spent the rest of my GS life in the intelligence community in operations. I had nothing to do with anyone from my old units nor did I join any associations. Only a select few knew me before I left the army. I just joined FB two years ago and in my profile I do not mention any special training or not too much of anything else. I should have never come out from the cold. For not mentioning anything... He sure mentions a lot and wears a lot on his hats and shirts

So, We posted him in Guardians and at this point he  claimed that his name was fake, his pictures were fake, he can’t talk about it, yet we confirmed he was indeed Pat Flores through people that used to work with him, relatives of his , and a legit Green Beret that had meet him while this was going on.

It seems he wasn’t able to convince people he was really a Jason Borne type dude , and finally shut his account down only to reemerge under the fake ones mentioned earlier. Those were also confirmed by one of his relatives.

He claims:

Combat Inf Badge, False

11 Bravo, False

Captain, False

CAO, False

NSA, False

Serving in San Salvador w/ NSA, False

The NSA "Erased his Life" False

Airborne, False

Master Parachutist Badge, False

Ranger Tab, False

Serving in Ranger Battalion, False

Special Forces Tab, False

Serving in a Special Forces unit, False

Patrick Joseph Flores spent a total of 106 days in the Srvice. His records are posted in the picture section.

He'll now be added yet again to our Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Zeroes

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Jacob Martin

10/30/2020 10:03 PM

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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Rick Upton:

Why is he working for the VA?

RobertEddy:

First of all, thank you folks for what you do, what youโ€™ve done, and what youโ€™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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