I swear these phony wannabee Stolen Valor punks are cropping up EVERYWHERE . . . its like some kind of national DISEASE . . . S.L.
MEET RON STONE: 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 Vietnam 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 Freedom Of Information Act 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.
Even more amusing than the DSC is the Soldier's Medal, for Valor. The Soldiers Medal is NOT given for valor, it's given for Heroism as stated in the regulation and on the Award itself. Only a handful of Soldier's Medals were awarded during Vietnam. I mean handful - less than 15. They include General Powell and a few other well known names. His is not one of them.
Ronnie also claims to be a Life member of the Special Forces Association, yep, you guessed it he is not nor ever has been a member.
Ronnie did serve in the Army (1964-1968) as a Morse Code Interceptor, but unless he was TDY to Vietnam his assignments do not indicate he was ever there. Ronnie claims to have run LRRP missions with the 101st in RVN.
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 reports: "It's obvious he was a signals intercept operator with the 51st SOC (ASA) supporting the 1st SFGA in Okinawa, 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 FaceBook page, but a simple search for his name will still reveal many of his claims on Amazon books - he's cleaned his tracks on 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 . . . too bad Ronnie got a heads up.
Posted by SGM (ret) George Davenport, US Army Special Forces and administrator, SF Poser Patrol FB page.
Posers can run but cannot hide. We will find you, and when we do we will embarrass the shit out of you.