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Toby Haynes, Green Beret… NOT!!

We were sent Toby Haynes by someone that follows our site. Thanks FC.

The pictures we saw were comical. The guy looks to be in his mid 20’s early 30’s. Turns out he was born in 1986.

In the pictures, he’s wearing a 12th Special Forces Group “Flash” on his beret. 

The 12th was deactivated, along with the 11th Special Forces Group, on 15 September 1995, meaning he was about 9 when they were no longer active.

Sooo, if we take into consideration Basic/AIT/Airborne/Selection/and the SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course), He would’ve had to enter the service when he was 6 or 7 depending on his MOS. Talk about busting ass!!

He wears:

CIB True

MFF Wings False, Not even Airborne

Special Forces Long Tab False, never even attempted the SFQC

Airborne Tab and USASOC Patch False, never Airborne or in that unit.

Corporal False, He ETS'd a PV-1

 Row 1:

Distinguished Service Medal False

Row 2: 

BSM x 2 False

Purple Heart False

Row 3:

Joint Service Commendation Medal x 2 False

Army Commendation Medal with V Device True

Row 4:

Army Achievement Medal True

Navy Combat Action Ribbon False

Combat Readiness Medal False

Row 5:

Good Conduct Medal False

Berlin Airlift Medal w/o device, issued from 1948-49 False (LOL)

National Defense Service Medal True

Row 6:

Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon True

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal False

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal True

Row 7:

Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon False

Army Service Ribbon True

Army Distinguished Civilian Service Award Ribbon False

Row 8:

Overseas Ribbon True

Air Force Small Arms  Marksmanship Ribbon False

United Nations Ribbon False

Row 9

NATO Medal True

NATO Training Mission Iraq Medal False

Multinational Force Observer Medal (V device) False

Basic Parachute False, never attended much less graduated Airborne school

Air Assault False, never attended much less graduated Air Assault school

Expert in Everything False

SCUBA False, never attended much less graduated Combat Diver Qulification Course

After looking at his records, it looks like he was an 11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman for a little over a year. He might have had an issue or two from his short time in the service and the fact that he ETS'd a PV-1.

It also looks like he has others issues besides Stolen Valor. Here's the Link to article about his manslaughter.

Toby Haynes, fake Green Beret, you'll now be added to Hall of Fakes, frauds, and Phonies under those not worth our time.

He’ll be filed in those not worth our time.


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Recent comments

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.


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.


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.

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