Patrick Joseph Flores; phony Special Forces Captain

| May 13, 2017 | 136 Comments

This fellow, Patrick Joseph Flores, infiltrated my Facebook “Friends” list a few weeks ago.

Hiding in plain sight, I suppose. I didn’t pay any attention to him – he was in a couple of groups I belong to, so I didn’t think much of it. The folks at Green Beret Posers Exposed, however were more suspicious when he joined that group. They checked at the JFK schoolhouse and could find no record that he attended special forces training. They tell me he fessed up and apologized, but he didn’t stop pretending;

When confronted, Flores claims that he’s using a pseudonym, that Patrick Joseph Flores isn’t his real name, that he can’t use his real name for security reasons. Yeah, well, whose records are these, then;

Three and a half months in the Reserves hardly equates to a career in special forces as a captain. One of his Facebook IDs has disappeared over night, I suppose for security reasons.

Added May 16, 2017;

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. OldManchu says:

    Cock magnets like this guy are the reason I do not take selfies.

    “Here’s me in this hat…

    Here’s me again in this other cool hat…

    Here’s yours truly with a coffee cup…

    Here’s me some more with a serious look on my face…

    Here’s me with some neat stuff behind me….”

  2. Combat Historian says:

    Damn, he’s so seekrit squirrel he even refused award of the ASR and NDSM to preserve his cover, what a hero…

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Green Beret Posers Exposed has the synopsis on him – he was “recruited” by and “which shall remain un-said” and sent to ” A Co., 3rd Bn., 1st Special Warfare Training Group for CAO training”.

      He was one of them thar SOOPER SEEKRIT SKWIRRL RUMP RIDING RANGERS that engaged in deep anal penetration missions at the Blue Oyster Bar (“we push in your stool”).

      Enjoy the fame, ASSCLOWN!

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        And that picture of him and some others in the woods, was that from a deep cover mission in the jungles of Paprika, the one that only he survived? If he’s THAT big of a hairy badass, maybe HE could be tasked to find and rescue Elaine Ricci.

        • Marine 0331 says:

          And they all had BFAs on their weapons. Glad he at least did not claim that photo was after “his team” kicked some ass!

          • rgr769 says:

            You know that pic was from back in the olden days because some are wearing white T-shirts. I think they were last issued in about 1968 or 1969.

            • Claw says:

              Sir, may I offer a little info.

              The white T-Shirt was still being worn with AG-107 pickle suit as late as 1976/1977.

              I have pictures of my fellow soldiers in Germany during that time frame wearing them.

              • Claw says:

                Wearing of the white T-Shirt with the fatigue uniform stopped when the OG-107’s were traded out for the BDU’s in late 1981. That’s when the sand colored T-Shirt came into vogue.

                • Hondo says:

                  Did you meant “brown” vice “sand”, Claw? I seem to remember a medium brown t-shirt with the BDU. Pretty sure the sand-colored t-shirt was a much more recent change. I think that happened about the same time as adoption of the ACU and the similarly-colored combat boots, but I’m not positive.

                  • IDC SARC says:

                    In the FMF we went from green to brown to sand over a period of years

                    • Hondo says:

                      If I recall correctly, in the Army the OD-green T was optional prior to adoption of the BDU (some units might have issued them as org equip). BDU made the brown T mandatory and nixed wear of the others (OD might have been allowed for a while with the BDU also). I’m pretty sure sand became the Army’s mandatory T with the adoption of the ACU in the mid-2000s, but it might have been used with the “chocolate chip” DCUs at an earlier time also.

                  • Claw says:

                    Yes Sir. I probably meant brown instead of sand. I kind of remember that after we first got them and a few washings later, they turned out to be a lot lighter in color than originally issued. To me they were mud/brown/sand/tan colored after about six months.

                    I remember going from white in Basic Training and AIT (1971) to green in Viet of the Nam, then back to white for stateside duty, then more white for the first tour to Germany, then yet more white after return to Fort Carson, then while in Germany the second time (81-83) the switchover to BDU’s occurred and that’s when we got the mud colored ones from the clothing sales store there at Kitzingen.

                    All of which seemed kind of silly cause in the winter when you wore the top to the two piece long johns under the BDU’s, they were always cream colored. I don’t think they ever had a green/brown/sand/tan colored set of long johns./smile

                    But most of the time instead of the long john top, we wore that slicky material green sleeping shirt that came with the cold weather sleeping bag as a undergarment. Good times.

                • rgr769 says:

                  Well, I stand corrected. There certainly weren’t any in the Army in the Viet of the Nam, when I was there. And I only recall the OD ones after I came back.

                  • @ RGR 769:

                    We had OD sleeping shirts at Camp Eagle (located West of Highway QL-1 between Hue and Phu Bai), because up North, it actually was cold during the Monsoon, no matter where you were or what you were doing.

                    The Monsoon was miserable, because everything was wet and muddy, and you couldn’t stay dry, not even when you were inside your hooch.

                    Every time you went inside a bunker, it was pitch black, and you shared the space with scorpions, spiders, centipedes, and other creepy crawlies, all of which were venomous.

                    • rgr769 says:

                      I also experienced the monsoons, but northwest of Chu-Lai and west of Da Nang. Only I got to live in the boonies or occasionally on a fire support base. Got stung by a scorpion that fell into my prone shelter one night; and at one location we killed a bamboo viper in our perimeter. And yes, it did get cold at night, so those sleeping shirts were a godsend.

                  • @ RGR 769:

                    Although we were issued olive drab T-shirts and shorts, we learned not to wear any underwear, because of the fungus, infection, and crotch rot due to constant heat and humidity.

                    To this day, I still hate wearing underwear, even though my religious faith requires it.

                    • rgr769 says:

                      Well I don’t know why, in your case. You were in the rear and had showers and 3 hots and a cot, unless I am seriously confused about a radio repairman’s duties. In the field with a bunch of booney rats, I wore underwear most of the time and so did most of my guys. Many of us took off the OD T-shirt when it was soaked with sweat and just wore the jungle fatigue jacket while the T dried out. That OD T-shirt was also our only upper outer wear when hacking our way through the jungle, with the fatigue jacket strapped to the top of the ruck along with our helmets.

                • Dave Ross says:

                  Pickle suits and white shirts were issued in the AF until Aug/Sep 1988. First basic flight to be issued BDUs was right behind mine.

                • Eden says:

                  The Air Force didn’t switch to BDUs and brown t-shirts until the late 1980s.

  3. Andy11M says:

    That picture of him and Tricky Dick looks…..odd. Photoshop? And when did SF switch to the Stetson? Or is he implying he was also Cav?

    • Claw says:

      Well of course he was Cav.

      Everybody knows that as a Company Grade Officer you always wear a Stetson with a Warrant Officer’s braid with the acorns hanging off the rear.

      It’s the Wrong Way Corrigan look.

      • sj says:

        At a Bluegrass festival and a dude is wearing a stetson with an Engineer castle, E6 insignia, and a bunch of other stuff like unit crest pins. He’s probably legit since its not SF but its out of place “look at me” BS. Oh well, I’ll just listen to the music.

      • Perry Gaskill says:

        Claw, it took a double take but I think the Stetson doesn’t have braid. What it’s actually showing is the kind of thin silver hat band favored by those kinds of boulevard cowboys who might also favor penguin-skinned Tony Lamas. Hence, no acorns.

  4. Combat Historian says:

    Dumbass not even aware that there’s a separate MOS sub-series for infantry officers; this turd’s a hoot…

  5. 26Limabeans says:

    That hat with the giant jump wings is pathetic. Might as well have a dork sign to hold.

  6. HMC Ret says:

    The group shot looks suspect, also. Photoshopped head? Entire body? Something isn’t right.

  7. Sgt M says:

    Nothing screams tough guy like a photo with a BFA hanging off the end of your rifle. I forgot to take that thing off in some pics I have, but then I never claimed to be a super tough guy.

  8. Chip says:

    Jonn be honest I bet you liked some of his posts? Hahaha.

  9. Skyjumper says:

    Did you all see this entry on his FaceBook page?

    “Studied Strategic & Defence Studies at University of California, Berkley”

    A Berkley boy!

    I guess that explains a few things.

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    Nixon is not someone you want in a photo op with you.

    • When I showed my father (now deceased) my “CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION” signed by President Nixon, he told me he wouldn’t want anything signed by him.

      • Eden says:

        Better Nixon than Clinton or Obama. During the Clinton administration, the Boy Scouts had to start printing Eagle Scout certificates without a presidential signature because so many Scouts sent them back and asked for one without. I don’t think they even tried putting Obama’s signature on unless the Scout specifically requested it.

  11. Andy Kravetz says:

    another stupid question, you can still buy those Ranger, SEAL or Green Beret hats even now, in the wake of all the stolen valor? I figured most stores would require some proof of service or that you were in those units. Same with the medals and stuff. Am I really that wrong? i don’t know a thing about this guy and not making a comment either way. Just asking as I am not a veteran and don’t know.

    Andy Kravetz, reporter
    Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      No one requires proof to buy that stuff. Some dealers will refuse to sell outright or they’ll email me about suspects. Some medals are illegal to sell (MOH).

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        If I remember correctly it’s against Federal Law to possess a MoH unless one is the recipient or a descendant of one. I’s also illegal to buy, sell, or make reproductions of one.

    • Claw says:

      Andy, you can be rest assured that as long as an individual who never served a day in uniform is allowed membership (by signing up on line or using the good old boy/wink, wink, nudge, nudge system) into the VFW/AL just by paying the dues and never presenting a DD214, proof of service is not required to buy a ball cap with a military themed logo.

    • Zonk13 says:

      Purchasing one of these hats (e.g. Ranger, SEAL, and SF) is equivalent to purchasing a professional sports team hat. The funny thing is that anyone wearing one of these hats is just asking for trouble because no team guys/SF ever wear them. The only “swag” they wear is custom made for their teams and therefore not mass-produced. 9 times out of 10 a person wearing one of these ball caps is a lousy poser.

      • HMC Ret says:

        I’m always suspect when I see someone with a SEAL/SF/ETC. cover. I live in a major military town and don’t come across them very often. I’m thinking the posers might restrict their bullshittery to environments where they are less likely to be called out. I don’t see them getting a pass when wearing a SEAL cover around my town. Someone is going to call them on it. Those who have been there and done that don’t have the need to embellish. I do see a LOT of Vietnam covers. By my count, myself and two others who are seen at the local VA have not served in Vietnam.

        • Zonk13 says:

          It is interesting that there are a multitude of Vietnam covers in comparison to other wars/conflicts. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a WWII or Korean ball cap/cover, unless it’s one of the old Cunt Caps worn in a parade.

          The only thing more annoying than these ball caps is the people who have the IRQ and AFG “I served” window stickers. Get over yourselves, you look ridiculous.

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            We’ve BTDT and earned the right to show it.

            • Zonk13 says:

              Those who really have been there and done that don’t need to show it. That’s my point. It’s the attention whores that are compensating for something missing. But hey, man, if you like your little stickers and ball caps (that any moron can buy) I’m not going to try and stop you. I will, however, endlessly make of you. Drive on.

          • Silentium Est Aureum says:

            I’ve seen several of both. Try stopping into a Legion or VFW post sometime. Lots of them there.

            I also wear a ballcap of my first boat. Go ahead, make fun of me. See where that gets ya.

            • Zonk13 says:

              Yea, I think that was the point that HMC Ret was making above – lots of caps on lots of vietnam vets at VA/Legion/VFW (anywhere a lot of vets usually gather). And the context he made his point seemed to be sarcastic in nature.

              If I made fun of you, you would most likely not hear me since you would be on your boat and too far away to hear me. Well, unless I had a bull horn handy.

              • Andy Kravetz says:

                Interesting. I have a lot of buddies from the Navy who have their boat hat. I mean, a hat that shows what ship they served on. And I know a lot of Army and Marine guys who just have the service branch. What I have found, however, is that people who were in heavy combat, who really were in the shit, tend not to wear anything at all. Again, that’s just the people I know, and let’s face it, I don’t know a thing compared to guys like you.

                • Hack Stone says:

                  I spent my time in the Corps evenly split between Divisions, FSSG’s, and MEF’s. My favorite cap has a 3rd Marine Division emblem, because that is where I had the best time while serving, and the 3rd Marine Division emblem is the coolest looking.

    • Eden says:

      A family member of mine went to a store one time to purchase some ribbons for a ceremony because he had forgotten to bring his (from out of town). They demanded a DD-214 and wouldn’t sell the ribbons to him without one, even though he was on active duty and showed them his AD ID card. The store owner’s father and sister were friends of ours and also had a stock of ribbons at their house (they would set up a booth at air shows, etc.). We were able to get the ribbons we needed from them instead, and the father wouldn’t even charge us.

    • rgr769 says:

      Anybody can buy hats (berets or ballcaps) irrespective of what logos, badges are depicted on them. The sale of the MOH is the only medal I am aware of which is illegal to duplicate and sell.

  12. 3/17 Air Cav says:

    One of the ball caps he’s wearing, is a VFW hat from Whittier California. Post 3752. Forged DD 214?

    Speaking of hats, no true Cav guy would be caught dead wearing it that way!

  13. ralph says:

    i knew him. i trained him as a Shuttle door gunner, then he volunteered for duty as a Space Ranger on the ISS, but he couldn’t tell me more than that, top secret stuff.

  14. Skippy says:

    Da Fuk….
    go big or go home
    I’m not even friends with Jonn on FB
    not that I care I’m barely on FB anymore
    This turd is a real loser
    WTF is his issue with the with Cav ???
    If I saw him wearing his Stetson with that I’d bitch slap his ass

  15. Rb325th says:

    Was he friends with Mark Menting aka Kage Gaigan, otherwise known as cum dumpster?

    • Claw says:

      I don’t know about Kage Gaigan, but Flores is FB Friends with Gary Linderer, the author of all those books about the 101st Airborne LRRPs in Viet of the Nam.

      That has to mean Flores is a legitimate SF Captain, right?/sarc

      • Rb325th says:

        Gaigan (menting) was a real special poser… iniltated, and took over a couple groups. I saw his guy Flores in a few, never paid attention to him.
        Being friends with Gary though, he must be the real deal super secret squirrel he claims to be.

  16. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    This might be a guess, albeit an educated one, but it looks like this dickcheese was a DEP discharge.

    Makes ya wonder why. So many reasons. Civil, failure to graduate, medical, drugs, and my personal favorite, refusal to obligate (my mommy will miss me!) Shit-canning RTO’s always gave me a certain satisfaction, especially if I ran into them afterwards and they were stuck in their dead-end lives.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      A DEP Discharge? I assume that means he didn’t even make it to Basic to wash out and get an ELS. Come to think of it, I saw a kid in line get one from the CG at MEPS the day I reported to ship for OSUT at Fort Lost-in-the-woods because he had gotten a DUI and Minor in Possession of Liquor while on DEP thus I wonder if he just had Iwantmymommyitis or he stepped on his dick?

    • HMC Ret says:

      SEA: I worked psychiatry office at 3rd Med, Hansen for a time. Shrinks were funny as hell. They would refer to some patients as PDPs and PAPs, which were the majority of those we saw. PAPs were Passive Aggressive Pukes (Personality) and PDPs were Passive Dependent Pukes (Personality). (Their terminology) The PAPs had a hard on for anyone in authority. Since they were almost exclusively E1 and E2, that meant most everyone was senior to them. The Passive Dependent Personality needed to be back with mommy, the girlfriend, wife, homeys in the hood, etc. They identified both types as those who, pretty much, had failed to grow up. I never heard of either who got discharged with good paper. It wasn’t as if they could walk in and ask to go home, ya know? So, what they did was enough negative stuff to get them bad paper or a General under honorable conditions. Some were willing to do enough negative stuff to get an OTH just to be back with mommy. No amount of counseling would make them change their behaviors. I watched several young men (I never saw a female Marine there that I can recall … 1970-1971) ruin their life b/c they needed to be home and couldn’t fulfill a 13 (?) month tour. On more than one occasion I was present when a young Marine was told ‘If you screw up one more time, you’re gone and you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. Think about what you’re doing.’ Nope, they would be back, being sent for an evaluation after their nth screw up, to make sure nothing was going on that could excuse their behavior. (Is this guy crazy and not responsible for his behavior or is he just a PAP/PDP?)

    • rgr769 says:

      When I was in the an Army Reserve unit, we occasionally had people enlist, come to drills for a few months and then not show up anymore. They had no active duty as it took several months to get them a slot for AD for basic. This was in the late 1970’s. Eventually they just gave them admin discharges rather than do all the paperwork to order them to active duty. Plus, the all-volunteer Army didn’t want them anyway. That is likely what happened with this ass-wipe.

      • Hondo says:

        Active Army “didn’t want them anyway” is right. We had one of those “ordered to AD for refusing to drill” types our BN at Bragg. He was a cook.

        Let’s just say “he didn’t work too good”. He ended up in Leavenworth. And not via normal PCS.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I remember a kid in line with me who got booted from DEP the day I shipped from MEPS to Basic. He WAS going to be in the CG but was booted before basic for getting a DUI and Minor in Possession of Liquor wile in the DEP and the Military’s response was something like “NEVER MIND, here’s your bus ticket home, BYE!” thus I wonder if he didn’t step on his pecker before he was to ship for basic?

        • Silentium Est Aureum says:

          Oh, the stories I could tell you of kids who stepped on their cranks/feminine crank parts while in DEP.

          The only stories that would make your hair stand up worse would be some of the “stellar individuals” who served as recruiters.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      I’d say discharged in DEP is a solid bet. No active service plus his place of Discharge was Los Angelos.
      If he was a boot camp drop it would be where he attempted recruit training.

      • Silentium Est Aureum says:

        And if he was in a Reserve unit prior to going to basic, wouldn’t his discharge be from that unit, and not Los Angeles? Just curious.

        You’d think if he was a Reservist he would do drill at Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, or someplace similar.

    • What is a “DEP”?

      What is an “ELS”?

      I was discharged in 1976, so I’m not current with all the changes.

  17. Zonk13 says:

    This guy is as dumb as a wet bag of hammers.

  18. Dave Hardin says:

    There are some real low lifes on Jonn’s Friends list. The damn thing is ate up with loons, it used to have a bunch of Libtards on it…seems they have thinned out a bit these days.

    The only person I know with more undesirables on their friends list than him is Scott Hughes.

    There is one guy who has been giving both of them a run for their money lately though. I never drop names (Sandman) but I just file a FOIA on anyone that he friends these days.

    Word to the wise…just because someone is on Jonn’s friends list does not mean they are legit. If they are on mine, just assume they have major interpersonal communication issues.

  19. Marine 0331 says:

    Not a Dogface, so not sure how its done in the Army, but no Marine Captain would pose shirtless with his men.

    • rgr769 says:

      I won’t say no Army captain would do that. As I saw some real dufus officers over the years. But this one wouldn’t and didn’t, and it was damn hot in the Viet of the Nam.
      Let’s just say that it is clearly not proper officer behavior

    • IDC SARC says:

      He might if it was a recon platoon doing boatwork at the beach…he might even have his SARC rub sunscreen on his back. 🙂

    • Green Thumb says:

      This dude would.

      But I am thinking it was a very different type of photo and movie.

      Just look at this clown.

      He strikes me as a total meat gazer. Dude probably is breathing all heavy and shit as he looks at shirtless men.

  20. bg2 says:

    I’m really shocked to read this. Patrick is a FB friend. Last person I’d have suspected, however I don’t pick up on cues too well.

    • bg2 says:

      Patrick posted essays often, and typically tagged about 100 FB friends. I received many, posting many on my FB page. I couldn’t help noticing that they resembled, very closely, columns I’d read that week or the week before on WND.com. Wish I had the evidence to show to support this claim, but I don’t due to his account’s deletion. As noted above, I’m very surprised by this outing. As are many of his former FB friends.

  21. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    The guy is one lie after another. He claims he was a group leader with the FBI and attended a school whose name he can’t spell. Probably the only thing that is true is that he works or worked for Bunzl–a Brit corp w/ a US plant–because who would make that up? As to whether he occupies a lofty position at Bunzl or drives a tow motor in their warehouse, I don’t know.

  22. Jeff,LPH 3 Gator, 1963-1966 says:

    One can go online or get the Medals of America catalogue or any other Mil. surplus, medals, ribbons, clothing, etc. catalogues.

  23. RCAF_Chairborne says:

    Ok…..Did anyone else cringe at the 80’s group pic with the pornostache guy’s BFA equipt muzzle, seemingly pointing directly into the face of middle finger dude?
    I really hope it’s just Parallax Error!!!!

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