We were sent Richard Davis by a fellow member of a Marine Corps League that they both belonged to.
You can hear the phone conversation with Richard here.
He stated Richard would talk down to people because “He was a Green Beret”.
He also sent along a link to a news article that had Richard claiming to have been Marine Corp “Spec Ops” in addition to Special Forces that was a POW in Hanoi.
We took one look at his picture and knew he was bogus. He claimed to have been in Marine Corp “Spec Ops” and also Airborne, Ranger, Green Beret that earned 2 Combat Infantry Badges, a Purple Heart, and was a POW that escaped from a POW camp in Hanoi, that saw 2 of his friends die that day during the escape.
Richard was never in the Marines. His Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 76Y Unit Supply Would not qualify him to be awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, although one does appear in his records. He did NOT receive a Purple Heart. He was NOT a POW. He was Not Airborne, Not a Ranger, Not special Forces.
He claimed SF from 66-72 in the phone call we had with him.
He claimed he’d swear on “His Mother and Fathers grave”
He claimed to have been a POW for 68 days, claimed to have escaped, and then said 2 of his buddies died that day.
He said he didn’t realize his CIB had a star on it… ????
Richard Davis, you’ll now be added to guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Fakes, Frauds, and Phonies.