Ran Papica; phony Special Forces soldier

| September 24, 2017

The folks at Guardians of the Green Beret share their work on Romeo Antonio Noel Papica III, aka Ran Papica who claims to have been a special forces soldier and wounded in combat – he says that his missing leg was lost due to combat wounds.

Our local assets in the area have uncovered many stories about the “mysterious” and “cryptic” RAN. We can confirmed with rock solid sources the following claims made by this individual:

Bushido Master, Samurai Warrior, United States Navy SEAL, C.I.A. Operative, PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT, United States Army Officer (Major and a Captain at the same time) in the Rangers, Airborne Jump Master, Delta Operator and Special Forces. Mr. Papica claims his amputated leg happened while on a Special Forces secret mission.

Interestingly, Mr. Papica has told various people (who we have talked to) that his leg injury was caused by an IED, RPG, or from an automobile accident, depending on who he was talking to. It was none of the above. It was because he stepped on a rusty nail and the resulting complications associated with diabetes and infection because he never sought medical care. This was confirmed by his pastor to us over the phone. His pastor also confirmed that Ran Papica claimed to be in Special Forces for 14 years.

Guardians of the Green Beret claim that there hasn’t been a Papica in the Army since the Korean War era. Ran, here, claims that he was in the Filipino Special Forces, but that is doubtful, too.

Ran has the history of asking people in places he is a member of for money, this has been confirmed by multiple people that would like to stay off the record. He’s been asked to leave those places because of his actions.

The Sarasota Sky Bar and Cafe held a fundraiser for Ran Papica based on his claims. They were holding a second, yet Ran got wind of our investigation and they canceled it.

He’s just a grifter.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. PIneywoods NCO says:

    LSOS Dick Munching Bastard

  2. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    WOW another Phony Ranger/Spec Forces/Seal/Light saber instructor etc. to add to the TAH starting gate.

  3. Yef says:

    Whoa. This guy claims more action than a whore on Victory Drive outside Fort Benning.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      At least he didn’t claim Signal.
      Nobody claims Signal.
      Nobody even knows what it is.
      Especially chicks.

      • Wilted Willy says:

        Oh come on 26, I’m signal and I loved our motto, We won’t fight and you can’t make us, If we can’t fix it, Fuck It! I’m in Florida and I never drink the water, strictly rum! How many Crypto Rangers do you ever see??? I hope all of these phony dick bags get fucked with the barbed cock of Satan!! Especially my pos brother!!!

        • 26Limabeans says:

          “If we can’t fix it, Fuck It!”

          Our Crest is a crossed screwdriver and a condom.

        • Hack Stone says:

          The Marine Corps Communications Electronics School (29 Stumps) had the official motto of “The Key To Successful Victory Is Effective Communications”. I guess the plan is to pelt the enemy with BA-3030’s.

        • akpual says:

          I was a 32G. No ranger designation tho.

        • jonp says:

          The Key To Command.

          We had 6 females show up at our unit and in less than a year 5 of them were pregnant and useless to anyone.

      • D says:

        I did run into a girl who claimed to be “communications” in the Army. I asked her if they ever let her drive the OE-254, and she said that she didn’t have enough rank to drive it.

      • @ 26 LIMA BEANS:

        I tell everybody that I was a Field Radio Relay and Carrier Equipment Repairman (MOS 31L20).

        Here’s the story I posted at the web site of the PBS documentary, “THE VIETNAM WAR”:

        After being denied enlistment in the United States Marine Corps for health reasons, I volunteered to be drafted into the United States Army, entering service on Thursday 07 December 1967, with Basic Combat Training at Fort Lewis, Washington, and Advanced Individual Training at the Southeastern Signal School at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

        After spending a year in Germany, I reenlisted and landed at Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of Viet Nam on Friday 12 December 1969.

        As a Specialist Four, E-4, Field Radio Relay and Carrier Equipment Repairman (MOS 31L20), I served in Saigon at the Phu Lam Signal Battalion of the 1st Signal Brigade, then at Dong Ha with the 178th Maintenance Company of the 1st Logistical Command, and finally, with the 501st Signal Battalion (Airmobile) of the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) at Camp Eagle (located between Hue and Phu Bai).

        Having volunteered to extend my tour of duty, I eventually left Viet Nam with the 101st Airborne on Monday 21 February 1972.

        During my time in Viet Nam, I had R&R to Japan and Australia, plus a thirty-day special leave to tour Israel, a trip that included being able to completely circle the globe, having departed from Saigon, traveling West, and ending in Cam Ranh Bay.

        After the fall of Saigon on Wednesday 30 April 1975, I joined with a group of fellow Viet Nam war veterans who were Mormons, to try and help the Vietnamese members of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints who had been left behind when the Communists took over, and were enduring extremely harsh religious persecution.

        Our efforts were successful, as The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints is now officially recognized and accepted by the government in Hanoi, and religious persecution has ended.

  4. Combat Historian says:

    As others have brought up, what the HELL do they put in the water in Florida to create this cornucopia of con artists and phonies…???

    • Fish says:

      Has to be something in the environment, Fla is the epicenter if medical fraud as well.

    • Green Thumb says:

      I thought it was the bagel shops and golf courses.

      • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

        @ Green Thumb;
        I live in South Florida since 2007 and the golf courses are being sold. The one behind my place is being made into a 55 and older complex plus the one at Polo Trace was bought and a complex going up there. Looks like the new generation are only interested in computers. Yea, plenty of NYC type bagel places down here for the over 70 crowd. Things are changing in West Delray Beach, Fl.

    • 1610desig says:

      he does put some hefty effort into it though….as the saying goes, he’s busier than a one legged man at an ass kicking contest

  5. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Another SPECIAL FECES BALLSACK WARRIOR… scam artist! Probably find his scurvy ass behind the local Quickie Mart blowing hobos and tongue punching crusty fart boxes for pennies.

  6. Green Thumb says:

    A classic example of a cross between “Ranger” Burrell and The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics).

    Ass sex gone bad…..

  7. Daedalus says:

    Jesus, it’s either go big or go home with this guy. So many fucking titles, and he’s none of them. I don’t even know what to say about this, tbh. It’s one thing to claim to be a SEAL, it’s another to claim to be all of those things.

    What an absolute retard.

  8. Sparks says:

    Bag ‘O Dicks.

  9. Mick says:

    I thought that o’l Ran Papica here was going to finally bust us out of our long-running phony SEAL rut here at TAH, but then I saw that he’s also claiming to be a SEAL along with all of his other poser bullshit.

    — sigh —

    And then there’s this extraordinary phony claim: ‘Samurai Warrior’. Now THAT has to be an extreme rarity in the Wide World of Poserdom.


    • 1610desig says:

      It’s quite possible…he could be the lone survivor of the Meiji Restoration..

    • Kepha hawkins says:

      He is in Texas now. Claimed to be a master carpenter who had 20 years experience in the special forces black ops. Has to lay low because the Taliban is after him. That’s the bull crap he told me.

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    Why didn’t he claim to be the first woman admiral in the Navy?

    That would simply add glamour to his status.

  11. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Wow, holding down 2 Officer grade ranks at once and receiving dive, jump, demo and haz duty pay … his retirement annuity is going to be nice.

    Maybe he can afford to buy a can of WD-40 for that squeaky leg of his, I can hear it from NYC.

  12. A Proud Infidel®™ says:


  13. Mark Lauer says:

    Hey, Ran! I found your missing leg! It was in a pile of bullshit, along with your phony service record.

  14. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Huh. Diabeetus…landmine.

    Sounds legit.

  15. Sarge says:

    Chicken Fucking Chickenfucker

  16. Martinjmpr says:

    I heard he lost that leg because he got an infection from a hot tub in Florida….

  17. Haywire Angel says:

    We need the wall of insults. All in favor?

  18. Jeff Moffatt says:

    As Kepha Hawkins stated, he is now in Texas serving up his chain of BS to anyone and everyone that will listen to him. I just feel sorry for all the elderly towns people and farmers here in Tahoka Texas that he has been lying to. I am former Military myself ( and would be glad to present my DD214 to prove it, unlike that piece of human waste) and it makes me sick to think I almost bought into his crap as well and felt sorry for him.