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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This guy was all around San Antonio, TX making his rounds selling himself as a Green Beret! When the questions about his service started to come in from common soldiers, it was quickly discovered that he was a complete fraud. No one at the San Antonio Silver Wings Airborne Association, Special Forces Association, has ever heard of him!

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Yet another Piece of Shit phony. When will it stop?


Good Lord. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Salt Life Vet:

VFW Post 10226 voted unanimously at it's monthly meeting tonight to revoke his membership and he is also banned for life from the building. Now he will have to hang out at the Chuckee Cheese soda fountain and tell all the 8 year olds about his good old days in SF. But then again the 8 year olds will probably say "Dude, shut the f#ck up. You're a poser. Now pour me another orange soda".


I can tell you for a fact that he has never been to the VA for any treatments. He actually told me that he cant go to one( supposedly because the government was denying his existence due to covert mission involvement) he does not have a real vetrans ID either. If he is carrying one, it's fake. I'd love to know what name he has on it. Recently in Texas he has been going by the name Alex ( which I believe is actually the name of the guy at the Sky bar down in Florida where they put on a fund raiser for him under the false pretense that he was ex-special forces wounded in combat.)

Salt Life Vet:

Unfortunately I know this turd. He was a real black eye for the VFW post on Oak Island. Thank God he is no longer a part of it. Many of us knew he was a liar and fraud about many things, Nice to finally officially know the truth. He will soon have his VFW cred's revoked and the American legion has also dropped him from the rolls. Great work guys. Thank you for maintaining the honor and beauty of that wonderful head gear known as the Green Beret and the bravery and valor of the unique men who have the privilege of wearing it. Keep it up!


I saw this article and it made my blood boil. My dad wasn't a Green Beret, he was in the Air Force. He went to Vietnam 1964, 1971 and a smaller stint between the two tours. Those who go to war do not brag about what they did in the war. Those who flaunt their "accomplishments" are more likely than not, fake. I know of someone who tells everyone, including his sons and now grandkids, that he is a Green Beret that served in Vietnam and received medals. In 1972 (i eill need to verify the year), he joined the Reserves so to not be drafted for Vietnam. Can you guys help me find the truth?


I got on to this site because I know of this AKA Romero Antonio Noel person. I don't know the man personally but I know people who do. I just cant wrap my hands around this cause it does not make any sense to me. He has a veteran Id and goes to the VA clinic. I don't know just really confused on all of this stuff. if anyone can shed some light on this for me and others I would greatly appreciate it. thank you.


Disgusting!!! The law needs to be tweaked to make it a crime whereas simply wearing the insignia is punishable. I, regrettably, never had the honor os serving in our Armed Forces due to starting my career fresh out of high school. These stories, make me nauseous. Do NOT, under any circumstances, take away from the brave men and women the serve admirably and EARN the credentials that they acquire. Keep up the good work outing these frauds

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