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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Impressive bio. Rambo, Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid) and Chuck Norris all rolled into one. They have a song named for him "Superman, Where Are You Now".


I don't know much about a military uniform BUT his pants are WAY too long...they bunch up on tops of his shoes and basically drag the ground in the back. Also, there was a pic of him with a lady...outside...without a cover. Hmm.


Someone collected this man's entire saga here:

Warning: you'll spend hours on this website.

Brother Of Brian Magyar:

9 June 2020

Ya' know, instead of considering why someone does what he does, like assholes, ya' jump to foul comments about someone ya' never met, or know anything about ….

I'd call our parents white trash, but that would be an insult to white trash ….

Brain went into the United States Army after July 1975, after I went into the United States Navy in that July ….

We both got out of Boot in September of 75' ….

That was the last I ever saw of him ????

Neither of us wanted to go into the Military, but we were kicked out he house by our mother, to call her a mother is also an insult to all mothers ....

If you ever saw the movie " Mommy Dearest " , then ya' might have some idea what our childhood was like ….

The only thing that put the smile on our mother's face was when she was beating the living shit out of her boys, buckle end first ….

In the late sixties, early seventies, Brian and I never did drugs, alcohol, or commit any crimes ….

As a kid, Brian always wanted to be part of a group, gang, whatever ….

I loved karate, so I walked the path of bushido, honor and face above all ….

Always a team player, but still a loner ….

People tell me I'm a veteran, but I'm quick to say that in my eight years in the United States Navy, ( 1975-1979 active, - 1983 reserve ),

I never carried a gun, or, was ever in any danger ….

Most of it on sea duty, all fun and games, and going over seas, but, after all, sailors belong at sea ….

Just as I was getting off active duty, I made Second Class Petty Officer, IC-2, N.E.C. ( M.O.S.) 4713, telecommunications,,,,

telephone man ….

Honorably discharged, I display that along with my DD-214

I'm now sixty-three, and retiring from the telephone company ….

So,,, no comments about me ….

It's been forty-five years now ….

Brian is my younger brother, but I understand him just the same …..

Kind'a like a car salesman, he always needed that affirmation from others ….

He still needs what he never got from our mother,,,, to be loved, appreciated, admired, respected ….

As a kid, he loved the song " Ballard of the Green Berets " ….

He wasn't stealing glory, but imitating that which he admired the most in the United States Army,,,, the Green Berets ….

When I read the comments about Brain, as I suspect, real Green Berets, and other Army Special Forces,,,, are much like United States Marines, United States Navy Seals, and now Antifa protesters ….

And I met a few Marines and Seals ( claiming ) during my time in the Navy ….

They are only really tough when the other guy can't fight back, shit-for-brains bullies ….

My proof, Viet Nam, Granada, Fallujah, Pakistan ….

As far as I know, you tough guys never faced real Soviet, Chinese, Iranian, or any other real Special Forces on equal footing ….

Hell, the real Rambo's in Viet Nam was the Viet Cong …..

And they kicked the ( bull ) shit out of you smart mouth's ….

When I was aboard ship, the only time I found our who went to Viet Nam was during dress inspections, when they wore their ribbons on their chest ….

They never talked about it, I assume it was the most horrifying times of their lives ….

Had Brian had good parents, good home, good schooling, a good life, I have no doubt he would have proudly earned the ribbons on his chest ….

In the United States Navy, I only earned an overseas service ribbon, and a good conduct ribbon, which I never wore, but are now on my old Navy uniform for when I pass away ….

Brian is, and always will be my brother, we suffered too much together as kids, and I appreciate the fact he is imitating the best the United States Army had to offer,,, in his time ….

And if you can't appreciate his admiration of the Green Berets, YA' can kiss my Navy Blue ass ….

Jory Jory:

I don't know what to say. He is such a silver tongue devil. He slid into our lives and we fell for his line of BS. This was back in the late 80's/early 90's. Met him in a local biker bar, he was a musician. I said, Thank you and welcome home. I lent him $$. I introduced him to a friend and that turned into a nightmare. Boy, he's got a special place in heaven. On a nicer note, Thanks so much for this site

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?

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