One hundred men will test today but only three win the Green Beret.

Andrew Strempel,

Andrew Strempel aka CSM Fratelli was sent to us by a close friend of his. We knew in a millisecond he was a fraud. Very straight forward case.

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Not only is he a fraud, he's using a fake name while committing his lies. His name is Andrew Strempel, not Fratelli.

He actually accused another man of Stolen valor according to those close to him, getting that guy barred from a bar they hung out at.

His uniform has a number of Red Flags. First and foremost is the Medal Of Honor ribbon. He also wears things a GB takes off once he becomes qualified.

One his shoulder, you can see the Ranger tab on top, Airborne tab in the middle and Special Forces tab on the bottom. Wrong, wrong, and wrong.

He told his friend that he was also a POW and a Command Sergeant Major with over 20 years service.

It seems Andrew Strempel, fake Green Beret also has an issue with young boys. Hmmm

So, we sent for his records and it looks like Andrew Strempel, fake Green Beret was lying about most of what he wears.

It also looks like he must have had issues in the service in addition to young boys, as he ETS'd an E-1

We see:

Andrew Strempel as "CSM Fratelli" Ribbons:

Individual - 

1. Medal of Honor (light blue) False

3. Distinguished Flying Cross (blue, white, and red) False

4. Purple Heart w/ Two Clusters (purple) False

5. Meritorious Service Medal  (red and white) False

6. Joint Service Commendation Medal w/ Cluster (white, green, and blue) False

7. Army Commendation Medal w/ V Device and Cluster (green and white) False

8. Army Good Conduct Medal (red and white) True

9. National Defense Service Medal w/ Two Clusters (red and yellow)  False, he was awarded one.

10. Vietnam Service Medal (yellow, red, and green) True

11. NCO Professional Development Ribbon (green, yellow, and black) False

12. United Nations Medal (light blue and white) False

13. NATO Medal (blue and white) False

14. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (green and white) True

15. Kuwait Liberation Medal (black, green, white, and red) False

16. Master Parachutist False

17. Military Freefall False

18. Pathfinder False

19. Air Assault False

20. Jungle Expert False

21. Combat Infantryman's Badge w/ two stars False

22. Master Aviator Wings False

23. Infantry Blue Cord False

24. Command Sergeant Major Rank False

25. Airborne Tab False

26. Ranger Tab False

27. Special Forces Tab False

28. He doesn't wear a POW ribbon but claims it to friends. That claim is also False

Unit - 

1. Presidential Unit Citation (blue) Unverifed

2. Valorous Unit Citation (red, white, and blue) Unverifed

3. Meritorious Unit Citation (red) Unverifed

4. Army Superior Unit Award Unverifed

5. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (red and yellow) True

6. USASOC Combat Patch False, he was NEVER assigned to a USASOC unit

7. USASFC Combat Patch  False, he was NEVER assigned to a USASFC unit

8. Army Staff Badge False

Andrew Strempel, fake Green Beret, you'll now be added to guardians of the Green Beret hall of zeroes and those not even worth our time.



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4/18/2020 1:01 PM

Wow! I am stupefied that a sex offender would expose himself to so much attention and expect the truth to not come out...

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This news is pretty sad for me because I knew the guy. The 1998 overwrite should read that he was the commander of C Troop, 1-18 Cav. I don't recall him wearing any tabs or badges. I am glad that a 19th Group (Guard) guy brought this to your attention. To me this casts a shadow of suspicion with anybody in the Guard. He left the Guard prior to GWOT. I think that the Guard did our share in GWOT with multiple mobilizations and deployments. I was mobilized twice, including a year in Afghanistan as an Infantryman. Now I'll wonder if people will think I'm a liar if I say anything about my service. Thanks Eddie...

Scott Berndt:

Talk about a disgrace to the uniform! I can't believe he got away with the fraud all those years. If you go to his website at, it still makes it sound like he has an Army SF background without stating he was one. He even has awards issued by several SF organizations. Sounds like the GotGB still have some hunting to do.

U.S. Naval Aircrewman (90-95):

Wow. Absolutely mind blowing & disgraceful. They should make a documentary about how this turd BS'd his way through the years in order to be in a position to be standing next to Presidents, politicians & celebritys. I get pissed when I think of all the others like him but that have never gotten exposed or caught. Great job catching this s--t turd.

U.S. Naval Aircrewman (90-95):

You can tell just by looking at him that he is a shit bird.

Royal Mons:

If these phonies want to play dress up they should join a re-enactment society and not lie about their fantasies and live off the sacrifice of others.


FRANCO K WEBB is a LYING POSER. He and I were BEST FRIENDS during the time he CLAIMS 7th GP 18D (MY MOS and MY Duty assignment - ODA 755/754, O&I, SWC G Co SFAS, 1st Bn S3).

He was NEVER ASSOCIATED WITH, ASSIGNED TO, in SUPPORT OF, or attended ANY TRAINING that would qualify his claim of being an 18D.

He was a CAR STEREO SALESMAN and INSTALLER on Yadkin Road the ENTIRE TIME I KNEW HIM. We were in Westarea Fire Department TOGETHER and he lived in a trailer on Haretown road.

It APPEARS that he has taken some of MY SF TRAINING, HISTORY and BACKGROUND, claimed it as his own, and further EMBELLISHED those stories for his own video game centered bravado.


SuperUser Account:

He probably never will. The 7th Grp picture he pretends is his is an ODA from the mid-'80s. We've identified all men in the picture. It also looks like he added a Ranger Tab to his website. He's never before claimed Ranger so this is strange.

He and Mike Mika (President of SFA Ch 34) threatened to sue the SFA National if they didn't rescind the letter they sent us, give Rudi a formal apology, and re-instate him as a member in good standing. Of course SFA National refused and nothing came of his idle threat.

Mike Mika has twice, along with Rudi Gresham the fake Green Beret claimed that Rudi spent 12 years in the S.C. National Guard and that's where he attained the rank of LTC. Neither time were they able to produce records that baked up that statement.

SGT P - Rakkasan:

I just looked at his personal website, and it still has a picture autographed by General Yarborough, and a statement that says he served as Yarborough’s Aide. When will this clown give it up? I took screen shots.

Rick Upton:

Why is he working for the VA?


First of all, thank you folks for what you do, what you’ve done, and what you’re willing to do.

Secondly, it is my hope that Mr Prouix owns up to his lies. I have been watching this story and it disgusts me that there are people who would assume to receive the accolades deserved, but never sought, by better, braver, stronger men.

Mr Prouix needs to be exposed. Well done.

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