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July 11, 2013

Army’s Friendliest Soldier Claims 2,746 Confirmed Friends

Looks like a spoof on the Army’s deadliest soldier Dillard Johnson. We’ll have more on that story later as we have an interview request in with his publisher.  Meanwhile, enjoy meeting the Army’s friendliest soldier…

FORT BRAGG, NC — In a gripping new tell-all memoir, Army Sgt. 1st Class Marshall ‘Snugglebear’ Welch has revealed that over the course of his three deployments to Afghanistan, he has accumulated an incredible tally of more than 2,700 confirmed friends on Facebook.

According to a press release from his publisher, Welch estimated his friend-count by keeping a logbook tally of friend requests and care packages received.

“Some days I got so many of them I couldn’t keep count – I had to go on a ‘best-guess’ type of estimate,” Welch told reporters. Detractors, however, believe that the numbers may be padded for publicity.
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is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is CEO of Force12 Media , a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow Brandon on Facebook, Twitter or his website.

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  • clluelo

    You must have been in awe of his marksmanship! LOL

  • bkgreenfeet

    I actually worked with old dillard in Iraq. He was not beloved.

  • CharlesSkeen

    Why would Pres Obama bring 5000 troups to South Africa recently?

  • CharlesSkeen

    Why would Pres Obama bring 5000 troups to South Africa recently?

  • marbito11

    this guy is trying to make quick buck though bullshit. his own unit has called him a liar.....that pretty much says it all.