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RON STONE Green Beret... NOT!!

Who used his fake claims to sell his books.

RON STONE, Fake Green Beret who used his fake claims to sell his books.

AUTHOR,  SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER (NOT) and Distinguished Service Cross Recipient (NOT)

It seems that Ron Stone has been making a bit of money writing books about his service in Viet Nam while claiming to be a former Special Forces soldier, DSC recipient and a laundry list of other qualifications which according to his records obtained under the FOIA prove to be FALSE.

Ron's claims include awards of the Distinguished Service Cross, Soldier's Medal for Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Expert Marksman's Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Airborne Qualification Wings, and the Good Conduct Medal. As you can see from his records, practically ALL of these are false claims.

Ronnie also claims to be a Life member of the Special Forces Association, yep, you guessed it he is not nor has ever been a member.

Ronnie did serve in the Army (1964-1968) as a Morse Code Interceptor, but unless he was TDY to Viet Nam his assignments do not indicate he was ever there. Ronnie claims to have run LRRP missions with the 101st in RVN even displays a 17th "Golden Talon" Airborne Division SSI in his hoohah box? Interesting - because the 17th was inactivated in September 1945 and hasn't been reactivated since.

I would guess that Stone really was an ASA intercept operator. But he would be a linguist in order to monitor anything other than Morse coming out of NVN. I have not seen "Vietnamese Linguist" in his bios. That would certainly be in his repertoire but nowhere has Ronnie claimed to be able to speak Vietnamese.

A friend told me..." It's obvious he was a signals intercept operator with the 51st SOC (ASA) supporting the 1st SFGA in Oki, but sitting there listening to all that static all day long must've fried his brain and over-stimulated its BS lobe to produce the fertilizer he's been peddling as his "There I was..." story for all these years."

Ronnie has attempted to remove most of his claims from various internet sites to include his Face Book page, but a simple search for his name will still reveal many of his claims on sites like Amazon books and Author's Den....apparently Ronnie was alerted by several individuals that he was under scrutiny after spouting his lies in several FB groups. There is even a FB page dedicated to Ronnie. We were holding back on posting Ron's "outing" pending some other investigations but since the cat is out of the bag now...ENJOY and remember....the first rule in poser busting is to never let them know what's coming until the BIG hammer drops. Too bad Ronnie got a head's up.

Ron Stone, Fake Green Beret that used those claims to sell his fake stories in his books, you'll forever be in The Guardians of the Green Beret Hall of Shame.

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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?

RobertEddy:

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.

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

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