Samuel Struhl; phony special forces

| January 6, 2015

Samuel Struhl

Scotty sends us his work on this fellow who seems to go by a whole bunch of names including Sam Struhl, Samuel Struhl or Samuel Ari Struhl or Sam Matejovic. He thinks very highly of his military career. He gave himself a Meritorious Service Medal because the Army wouldn’t, he threw in a Purple Heart and some jump wings and HALO wings and a Combat Infantry Badge.

Of course, since he’s married to the lie, he has a Special Forces DUI tattoo;

Samuel Struhl tattoo

Yeah, but none of that is true;

Samuel Struhl Assignment

Samuel Struhl FOIA

He was an artilleryman at Fort Drum until he got booted as an E-1 after less than three years of service. He did, however, earn the Army Service Ribbon and the Rifle Marksmanship Badge which means he hit his targets 24 out of 40 times. A real overachiever. But he takes a good mugshot;

Samuel Struhl mugshot

He was outed years ago, but continues to rock the lie – which is why I never take down the phonies from our Stolen Valor page – it only encourages them to be repeat offenders.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Old Trooper says:

    Less than 3 years and jettisoned as an E-1, all in the middle of the big shitstorm??? Yeah, there’s some shitbag going on there.

  2. Andy11M says:

    Why do the phonies ALLWAYS insist on hanging a Jacobs ladder under their weapons qual badge? And this tard was combat arms for three years, you would think he would know better. Another alarm bell is the HALO badge above the CIB. But then again, this guy was booted as a E-nothing.

  3. rb325th says:

    Someone needs to take a belt sander to this assmonkeys arm, among other things. He must have been a hell of a cannon cocker to get tossed out during the begginings of the Global War on Terror… stupid fucker.

    • UpNorth says:

      I just snorted coffee out of my nose reading “Someone needs to take a belt sander to this assmonkeys arm”. Post alerts, please. That said, I’ll assist with the belt sander.

    • Joe Williams says:

      I will fix it for you. A little Demel at it’s slowest speed. The smallest and finest grit so that you have more to enjoy his company. Joe

    • JimW says:

      You could soak it with acid first to help soften it up for a more complete removal.

  4. warrior2id says:

    Looks like he’s a path finder badge to the right of the jump wins on the pocket flap too. And who would place a CIB below anything?

    On my phone the pic is hard to read but it looks like he may have made it to Sp4 but at least too PFC before being knocked back to PV1.

  5. 19Delta says:

    I’ve known multiple SF guys. I’ve never seen any of them with a huge unit patch tattoo.

  6. warrior2id says:

    It also looks like he’s got a Ranger tab peaking around on the shoulder and looking and the rank on the sleeve it appears he gave himself some SGT stripes too. A nice promotion.

  7. Green Thumb says:


  8. SSG E says:

    Hey, he may have hit as many as 28/40 – we just don’t know! I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt!

    • Old Trooper says:

      Ok, this dude has a very long history of being a shitbag. How in the hell did he get into the Army in 2000 when he had already been charged with impersonating an officer???? Who the hell on the waiver board let THAT thru?

  9. NavyCWORet says:

    Here’s another website chronicaling his douchebaggery:

  10. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Damn near three years and exiting as an E1? WOW, wotta shitball, not just an everyday shitball, but a Bernathian shitball!!

    • ExHack says:

      Bernath at least managed to slither out of the Navy with an honorable discharge and keeping the rank he actually earned, vice what he later claimed. This ass clown needs to go to the top of next year’s seed.

  11. NHSparky says:

    Semper douchetool.

  12. MGySgtRet. says:

    A life of failure and criminality. All wrapped up in a bloated sense of entitlement and lies. What a charmer. This fucker needs cleansing from the gene pool.

  13. Thunderstixx says:

    We should introduce him to birdbrain, the two of them are really on par for the first place asswipe trophy.
    This guy has some serious asswipery going on. I see that he has a warrant or did have one.
    I wonder if he was picked up. The one with all the pics is just terrible with his out of control behavior.
    Someone really needs to work him over really good. This guy makes asshole go to a new stratospheric level !!!

  14. Big Steve says:

    Can’t believe these butt nuggets who have the audacity to actually tattoo their military fakery onto their body. Thereby wearing their phoniness forever.

    I know a phony SEAL who did this. At an older age (about 45-50) actually got a tattoo of a fierce-looking frog, with scuba gear I think, walking out of the water and carrying a machine gun of some sort.
    It was on his calf.
    “Proof” of his being a SEAL 🙂

  15. 3E9 says:

    Leave for a week and this is what I come back to.

  16. K8 says:

    This guy is a real douche. He preys on women, and the kindness of others for a living. He has taken advantage of so many people it’s sickening. He weasels his way in by impersonating not only a highly decorated Soldier, but also an NYPD cop. He parades his Akita around with a “Police” and/or service dog vest that was purchased on eBay. I can’t believe the number of people that have fallen for his BS lies! When he got his first monies from the gofundme account, he got drunk and got the crap beat out of him at a bar in Butte, Montana. Now playing on peoples sympathy because of “injuries”. Keep spreading the word about this jackass, and hopefully no one else will buy into his sob story of lies!

  17. JimW says:

    The best thing about those tattoos. When he looks at them, he knows how full of shit and what a big ass liar he is. And his shit eaten grin makes ya want to kick him in the face, and stomp on his head. Just saying it makes ya feel like that, not that I would……

  18. K8 says:

    And if you would like to hear his war stories, his cell is 910-670-2667

  19. Big Steve says:

    Is it just me, or does this hoser look like a bald-headed Nicholas Cage?
    Except Nicholas Cage would never try anything as dumb as this guy did. Living a lie, and even getting the lie tattooed on him. Way to go, effing wannabe.

  20. Disgusted says:

    He’s impersonating a firefighter in NYC, also pretending to be getting surgeries for all his injuries he got while serving….
    He has a new victim on the hook, trying to reel her in with the poor Sam is in so much pain from all the surgery on his back , which he injured in the service …..

  21. Airborne says:

    I forwarded this blog to a few friends when it posted and a lady just hit me up today saying he has scammed her. Sent her here to tell her story. All current pics are FDNY, spread the word to all his friends.

  22. Green Thumb says:

    This clown is a disease.

  23. Disgustedand laughing says:

    He’s a little pissed off today, must’ve got called out on his lies, or the lady from Alaska who he was lining up as his next victim , was warned of his bullshit.
    He threaten to kill some imagined person for messing with his life…
    Screenshots are great….
    The transitional homeless shelter his is calling home, is cracking me up…all his NYFD sweatshirts and hats, proudly on display.
    Wish a firefighter would kick his ass…he hasn’t been a firefighter a day in his life…but that’s not what the ” firefighter of the year” jacket he proudly wears says…
    What a peice of shit.

    • IDC SARC says:

      Does he actually have NYFD on a shirt/swag? I only ask cuz it’s FDNY (pronounced fidnee)

      “FidNee” has a long history and it’s really laughable a poser would not know this.

  24. Ex-PH2 says:

    Why are these old threads being revived? I know it’s winter, but are people really that bored?

    • IDC SARC says:

      maybe…I’m sitting here getting some Physical Therapy and trying to ignore the discomfort until my time is up. lol

    • Hondo says:

      I’m guessing it’s because after “laying low” for a while, a bunch of dipstick liars have become active again – and some people noticed and decided to provide an update. I could easily be wrong

      • K8 says:

        Hi Sam. It’s Kaylin…and no, I will never stop warning people of your scumbaggetry. Everyone who has ever met you knows that YOU are the ONLY liar here.
        Why don’t you tell us how great you are? Tell us of all your military “experience”, and all of your “accomplishments” while working for the NYPD, NYPD and the union? It’s quite entertaining, and I’m sure all of these REAL Soldiers would just love to hear your war stories!!
        You could also tell us about Brea, and what you did to her. Why did her daddy kick you out again? Hmmm…abusing her, laying drunk and unemployed off his dime maybe?
        And while you’re at it, why don’t you tell everyone about getting busted recently for impersonating an officer? It’s on record, so no need to deny.
        And as far as “laying low”…there is nothing lower than a snake in the grass who lies, cheats, impersonates people of real honor,, and lives off of others like you do. You are nothing but a piece of worthless shit.

        • Hondo says:

          Lady, you’re so badly wrong here that it’s pathetic. Short version: no, I’m NOT Sam Struhl. I’ve said everything else that I need to say to you here:

          • Green Thumb says:

            Your not Hondo!

            Your Sam Struhl!

            They finally tracked you down, man.

            Now that is funny!

          • MrBill says:

            Wow, you’ve pretty much covered the spectrum of people you’ve been wrongfully accused of being – from multiple badasses to an E-1 dirtbag. Hondo is all things to all people, apparently.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          I don’t think she’s actually addressing you personally, Hondo. If she’d added her comment some place else, it might have made more sense. This whack job must be leaching money and goods out of people worse than ever.

    • SVS says:

      Because the shitbag continues impersonating people of honor. This week he is a highly decorated NY firefighter. In addition, attempting to lure women into supporting him.
      Look up Samuel Struhl-Matejovic on Facebook and you can see for yourself. He is sickening.

  25. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    In another thread, it begins to dawn on K8 that Sam Struhl and Hondo may not be the same person. She offers a qualified apology, saying she’s sorry IF she is wrong. She then explains that she is quite angry with Sam Struhl and thought Hondo was he because of a solitary comment penned by Hondo that read like something the real Sam would say. Jeez. This may be the first instance in which a member of a firing squad wore the blindfold.

    • OWB says:

      What an idiot. Nothing like making accusations with absolutely no evidence to make someone look foolish. Course, we’ve never seen anything like that in comments before.