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April 7, 2012

Recon Marine or Stolen Valor?

A man claiming to be 1st Sgt. Brian Camacho, a distressed Recon Marine struggling with PTSD, reached out to Military Minds, a Canadian grass roots organization dedicated to PTSD Awareness issues. Through monies donated by the Military Minds community, “Camacho” was flown from Pennsylvania to Toronto for assistance, support and to help inspire others to break the silence on this often-misunderstood disorder.

When the video was first released, it reached more than 20,000 views in two days. Several observant Marines approached Military Minds with concerns that Brian may be a fraud. Military Minds immediately took action and reported the situation to the FBI. All indications point to fraudulent criminal misrepresentation and are currently under investigation.

The SOFREP community has a lot of knowledge and experience in Special Ops related materials. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Brian’s interview on the subject of Marine Recon and PTSD.

Here is Brian Camacho’s interview with Military Minds:

"1st Sgt. Camacho, USMC" is a fraud from Rubio Films on Vimeo.

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is poised to publish the first book detailing experiences of Marine special operators in Afghanistan. And unlike career writers who drop into an outpost for a quick embed, Golembesky was there, as a member of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 during one of its hardest deployments. He plans to tell the team’s story through the words of the operators on the ground. The working title is “Level Zero Heroes.”

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  • gonefishing351

    @Michael Golembesky  @Tango9 Website under development not loaded on server, hahaha asshat has dumped it.

  • Michael Golembesky


    The part that really make me angry is the fact that he claimed to be with a "Recon Unit". As an active duty 0321 who has worked very hard to earn said MOS I do not take this fraud lightly, futhermore I'm happy to see that this is being pursued relentlessly, I look forward to hearing of this mans prosecution. To all my brothers near and far ' Stay in the fight' AARUGHA! 

  • davep

    I actually met this dumbass a few times and he worked for my friend who believed him and felt sorry for him. He met us out a bar one night with that same jacket on. The ironic part is that I am a combat Vet that had problems with PTSD. When he found out that I had been in the military, he kinda changed the subject. He never tried to claim any of the stuff in this video when I talked to him. My friend confronted him, fired his ass and kicked him out of the apartment he let him live in. Its not the 1st time I have met someone with a similar story who is completely full os shit, but this douchebag took it to a whole new level.

  • Michael Golembesky

     @Tango9  yes, indeed: