Stolen valor: NY vet accused of manufacturing decorated career
Military documents dispute Papotia Reginald Wright’s claim that he was a 25-year-old Special Forces Green Beret with a Purple Heart.
For real Green Berets, there was a dead giveaway that Brooklyn Army vet Papotia Reginald Wright was an imposter.
His beret was black.
“We took a look and knew that he was in the war — it was comical,” said a retired Green Beret, a member of the Guardians of the Green Beret, to The Post on Friday.
“If you do as a Green Beret, at least do it the right way” — by wearing a green beret, the veteran said.
Wright was outed this week as an impostor, posing as a Green Beret as he ran an unauthorized veterans ‘ “honor guard” of Brooklyn, Park Slope Armory, according to the Guardians of the Green Beret.
Wright’s wife, Tammy Feliciano, also lied about the fact that an ex-Army “large” while serving as an “executive officer” with him, the Guardians noted.
“His wife is never a day in the military period,” Guardian of the members said.
The organization of former and current Special Forces heros discovered Wright’s alleged scheme, thanks to his laughable lack of “hats” intelligence.
Reached by phone Friday, Wright claimed that he never did a Green Beret and only wore the elite unit of the insignia, because “that was the uniform of the day.” He declined to clarify what he meant
Wright would step out on features — including a field ceremony at a football Giants game last month — with a christmas tree’s worth of decorations pinned to his chest.
But while he made sure that the fitting of a red and white Special Forces Crest on the front of his beret, in reality, Wright was a lowly Army driver who, especially in america and never went above the rank of specialist, the Guardians found.
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