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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1 comments on article "Andrew Strempel,"


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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SuperUser Account:

No Idea. It's hard to follow up on these guys as the workload is very heavy. We expose them and move on.

william frank grist:

Great site I am glad to see it in operation. William Frank Grist SF

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

He's also a registered sex offender....and a scum bag.

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

I think this is well known by this point - but for added extra bonus actually is a REAL registered sex offender. This guy is a danger to the community in a multitude of ways & he shows no shame or remorse & he's also a real d-bag. He needs to get locked up.

Brian M Whitney:

Is he still getting 100% disability or was he ever? Whats the deal with this story?

Don Canaday:

Every time some faker claiming to be SF gets in trouble or acts up, it can reflect badly on us in the media. Another reason to point them out when they present themselves.


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


I refuse to believe any SF or Operator would wear that bow tie, just saying.


Usually when I see a guy with this much shite on a vest, jacket and hats he does not pass the smell test. If you screaming that loud "look at me I am a hero" you probably aren't.


I guess he spent 1 year and 5 months as a pivot man and is trying to reclaim his dignity. Sorry never going to happen now.

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