View Full Version : Pedro Nelson Galindo

11-16-2010, 12:13
Got this from Robin McCauley

From a friend in West Africa, seeking Bona Fides on this guy…. LTC (R) Nelson

His note to me….

I have a guy over here that is working on my contract that claims to be a
retired SF Lieutenant Colonel. He claims service with 10th Group, then several
joint tours with JSOC and the Pentagon. He has stated that most of his service
has been in a reserve capacity but does not claim service with either 19th or
20th Groups.

His name is Pedro Nelson Galindo. Goes by his middle name. Age is approximately
55-60 y/o

He blouses his civilian pants into his air force colored boots, wears a tightly
rolled boonie, a tied bandanna around his neck and a huge bowie knife. On his
Camelback He has prominent displays of an SF long tab, SF Branch Crossed Arrows,

HALO Jump Master badge, and silver jump wings. He is the driver for our survey
teams and doesn't leave the vehicle but when he goes out, he wears a machete on
his back like a ninja.

Bottom line...he doesn't really carry himself like any retired SF LtCol. I have
ever met.

Can you point me in any directions to get confirmation on this guy?

Can you help us out?

11-16-2010, 12:48
PM, inbound

11-16-2010, 14:50

This guy has got to be a phony........ :rolleyes: I can't imagine a LTC acting in such a manner.... :rolleyes: Did you PM Team Sgt. with this info?............:eek:

Big Teddy :munchin

11-16-2010, 20:27
Next poser to get busted got my popcorn should be good.

wet dog
11-16-2010, 21:17
Bottom line...he doesn't really carry himself like any retired SF LtCol. I have ever met.

Nor working SF LTC(s). Most are seen hanging around the coffee pot with the CSM. They're easy to identify...

Left hand in left front pocket, right hand holding coffee cup, logo out, (MFF, SF Crest, or CDQC class date, etc). Whenever I've seen them in such posture, I tended to run the other way and avoid the area altogether. Occasionally, I heard, "Sergeant, I need to see you in my office."

It was a 50/50 chance something good was about to happen.

Popcorn ready!!!


p.s., How do qualified guys get those OCONUS assignments? I need something, 1 Feb to mid May.

Green Light
11-17-2010, 06:27
1. Patches
2. Machete
3. "Rolled" hat
4. West Africa
5. Driver
6. Claims to be SF LTC

Put it together: POSER

11-17-2010, 07:23

11-18-2010, 09:53
This guys seems to be getting more attention. I revieved 2 e-mails this morning asking about him.

Angry Mike
11-18-2010, 21:19
I got two or three emails about this a$$ clown this morning also. Glad it is already posted so I didn't have to start it.

Wonder if anybody knows anything?

I especially liked the pants (blood diamond pants obviously!) tucked into USAF boots and the "Tightly" rolled bonnie hat.

Classy move Maverick!


11-18-2010, 22:07
I got an email too...

11-19-2010, 15:42
Subject: RE: LTC (R) Nelson Galindo Validation?

To all,

Legit – tell Bubba to leave the Rambo wanna be alone!

Our records indicate the following:

Retroactive SF TAB Order issued: PO 20-3 dated 11 Feb 91

Completed SF Training as Radio Operator (05B MOS with “S” Skill Identifier) as NCO – SGT

Completed Reserve Component - Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course, Phase 4, Class 1-91 Start Date: 08 Apr 91 to 26 Apr 91.

I cannot verify his retirement rank.

China Lee
01-22-2011, 19:14

I had a SF assignment to teach Sr. ROTC at UCLA, Galindo was one of my students, he was prior service from SF. After Graduation as an officer, during his time in service he returned to Group. I also saw him on the history channel when they were showing SF training. He is a bonafide SFer. He did retire a LTC.

01-22-2011, 19:49
He may be real, but he's pushing it with the tightly-rolled boonie thing.

01-22-2011, 22:51
He's an operator

01-23-2011, 07:04
A big time operator...



01-23-2011, 08:24
A big time operator...



Several big time operators.....them guys are great...jd

01-25-2011, 16:21
FWIW, I went thru Phase 2 & 3 with Pedro (I don't remember any "Nelson" bit then) in 1972 - he was a bit of a goof, but made it thru with the rest of us. He stayed at Bragg after graduation and I went to Devens, so I never saw him again.

I was going to butt in earlier, but you guys were waaay ahead of me.