Shaun Kindrew; phony sergeant major

| April 17, 2018 | 108 Comments

Someone sent us their work on this Shaun Kindrew fellow who claims to be an Army Sergeant Major with 30 years of service in a local media venue;

Here in Dansville, most may not know, but a 30 year, retired Army Command Sgt. Major, named Shawn Kindrew works the line at the TravelCenters of America’s kitchen. A man who once had approximately 1,800 Soldiers under his command, now makes sure to greet you with a smile and make sure your meal is to your liking.

The article includes a “boot camp” photo of Shaun, but he’s in an Air Force uniform, not Army (the same picture is in his Facebook Photos);

That’s because Kindrew was in the Air Force for less than two years, twenty months not thirty years. He was discharged as an Airman Basic (E-1) not a sergeant major (E-9). The Air Force senior enlisted rank isn’t sergeant major, anyway, it’s Command Chief Master Sergeant;

Added: in that video on his Facebook page, the camera glides by a hat in his truck;

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, come on now! You don’t really expect media mavens to know the difference between the Army hat pin and the Zoomie hat pin, do you?

    I hope that his cooking is better than his storytelling skills, which are below average.

  2. jim h says:

    uh huh.

    MACVSOG patches? check.
    wrong service? check.
    sad look trying to sub for 1000 yard stare? check.
    somehow winding up at a gas station kitchen after “having 1800 soldiers under his command?” check.

    yup. this man is going places.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      “MACVSOG patches? check’

      I could be wrong, but they end long before his unremarkable service in th 80’s?

      • jim h says:

        long before. but it still looks like that’s what he’s putting up over his boonie.

        I’m not looking at a huge computer screen, so I could be wrong though.

      • Dustoff says:

        I don’t think you’re wrong. I’ve said before here (TAH) that I was like 14 when Saigon fell, and I’ll turn 59 in a couple of months. This fine fellow is 55 and is sporting a MACV patch. Not hard to connect the dots with this one.

        • Martinjmpr says:

          I think you may be off by a year or two. I turned 56 in December and I was 13 in 1975 when Saigon fell. If you turn 59 soon then I think you would have been 15/16 in April of ’75.

          Either way, I, too have had the surreal experience of seeing someone sporting Vietnam gear while clearly being younger than me.

          I ride a motorcycle and if you are in that world you can’t get away from the Vietnam-veteran-biker-in-a-vest phenomenon. It’s pretty much a cliché at this point.

      • rgr769 says:

        MACVSOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies & Observation Group) would likely have ceased to exist sometime in 1973 or 1974 when this fulsome turd was in grade or middle school. I am sure Wiki will give the end date. But media can’t be bothered to do a two minute media search to do a simple fact check on anything they publish. MAVSOG was the HQ that operated all the special forces clandestine ops in the Viet of the Nam. For example, they operated the Phoenix Program in the conjunction with the RVN military, the RVN Sea Commandos, and the Command and Control strategic recon units.

    • Club Manager, USA ret. says:

      Don’t know jim h. Some of the CSM’s I encountered, Beverly Brown (a male)at Dugway Proving Ground for example, would be under qualified to sling hash. Look at that kook in New Yawk City. The weird one’s opt to be phony SEALs but the weirder go for CSM.

      • jim h says:

        yeah but they’re easy fakes to spot. REAL sergeants major run around fretting and worrying about the number of PT belts someone is wearing. this guy didn’t mention PT belts even once in his interview. not one mention of safety briefings or SHARP training. not one lecture about the interviewer taking his hands out of his pockets. not once. ipso facto, fake. just saying.

        now, I do know a legitimate CSM who looked at opening a restaurant and he never claimed any rice paddy daddy creds; he spent a career in a few MOS fields, but he likes to eat, and wanted to open up something with this passion. but he’s not a gas station cook claiming trash on a faded boonie that ceased to exist when he was still wetting his diapers.

        • Ret_25X says:

          I know one retired SGM who hated—-hated I say—all of the petty and insignificant BS like reflective belts.

          One day he got told his lack of enthusiasm for such things was a problem.

          That afternoon the retirement package was at DA…..

          The petty and insignificant BS doesn’t actually come from Sr NCOs…they just get stuck with enforcing it.

          Which is BS and why you meet retired Sr NCOs who simply walked away earlier than their peers.

    • Combat Historian says:

      This POS probably doesn’t even know what MACV-SOG was and when it existed; all he knew was that it was a kewl lookin’ patch and would make him look hot-shit in his boonie hat…

  3. Jay says:

    “Poses for a photo with some items from his career.”

    Translation: look at this cool shit I got from the surplus store.

  4. 26Limabeans says:

    “The Air Force Training Ribbon is the lowest military award of the United States Air Force, ranking only above foreign military awards”

    Go big or go home!

  5. Pineywoods NCO says:

    Turd sniffing douchebag.

  6. IDC SARC says:

    Good news ladies…He’s single!

    LSOS….what more could ya want?

  7. Daisy Cutter says:

    Kindrew: I used to be a Sergeant Major and have 1,800 soldiers under my command.

    Customer: Key word is “used” to be – now dish me out another ladel of them beans and fork over a hunk of cornbread.

  8. Kat says:

    Wow, you’d think, a supposed piece, of journalism, would know, more, about how to, use, the comma.

  9. USAF RET says:

    Hey Sarge, more flapjacks!! I think they meant “Large”

    2 years – E1…..he was knocking them outta the park

  10. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    What a sad fucking sack this poor man is…if your service wasn’t good enough because you were stupid young man you don’t have to be a stupid old man as well. You can do right finally by giving of yourself to your community and acknowledging you were a dumb fuck when you served. You’d be in good company because a lot of dumb fucks served who later learned how to become good men.

    But I guess lying like a big sack of shit is easier than actually working to change your shitbag ways.

    Fucking dumbass.

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      Officer Benjamin Swanson arrested Shaun Kindrew, 53, from Caledonia, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree, Unlicensed Operation and not having any Stop Lamps on Second Street. Allegedly, Kindrew’s license was suspended 11 times. Kindrew is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village Court on Jan. 5, 2016. Livingston County News Dec 4, 2015

      Shaun W. Kindrew, 54, Caledonia, was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle Second Degree, Unlicensed Operator and Failure To Change Address on Jan. 16. Kindrew will appear in Geneseo Village Court on a later date. The Daily News Feb 12 2016

      Shaun W. Kindrew Sr., 55, [Deleted] Road, Auburn was charged Nov. 6 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Nov 13, 2017

      The age is right. The name is right. The geographical area is right. While I can’t say with certainty that the Shaun Kindrews are the same person, I’d bet my last dime they are. I would say that by this time, Shaun must have a seat permanently reserved for himself at the local courthouse.

  11. JimV says:

    No service dog? Come on, you can go to the city pound and get a pooch.

  12. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Hey there Shaun Kindrew, are you enjoying your newfound Internet fame yet? Chin up, and by that I mean ALL FOUR of them Shaun Kindrew, THE INTERNET IS FOREVER!!!


    Methinks he hangs out in the Truck Stop mens room when off shift…..having a toe tappin’ good time.

    That’s no 1000yrd stare, more like a ‘guy at next urinal’ type of stare.

  14. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    The only 1800 men he directed were probably small, green, and plastic, and were very glad to be dropped off at Salvation Army.

  15. OldManchu says:

    When I saw the current picture I couldn’t help but think….

    What does it smell like to sit in the same small room as this blob?

  16. M48DAT says:

    He served in so many units he could’t pick one for his beret flash.

  17. Frankie Cee says:

    I left Shaun Kindrew, Air Force loser, some love, and told several of his friends what a shit stain he is with this message:
    ” Shaun Kindrew is no “Sarge”. He did 20 months in the Air Force, getting out as an E-1, not 30 years in the army getting out as an E-9. He is just another poser, standing in the blood of better men than he, claiming service that he did not do:

    • Claw says:

      I saw that. Here’s hoping that Fakebook friend (who calls Shaun Willis Kindrew “Sarge” in every comment he makes) of his who lives in Floriduh shows up here later as a Sockpuppet.

      Good on ya, Frankie.

  18. Skyjumper says:

    From The Dansville Online.

    “Kindrew’s tales during his service are amazing…..”

    (Suggested editorial change)

    “Kindrew’s tales during his service are full of bolvine excretement…….”

    There, fixed it for you!

  19. OldManchu says:

    Bradley Manning likes the mustache. He calls it a cock duster.

  20. SGT Fon says:

    love the patches in the boonie cap, i think it was like MAC SOG-V or some such. those were the same kind that were always advertised in the back of soldier of fortune magazine. that was back when you could still hire a hit man in the help wanted section….

  21. Tallywhagger says:

    This douche actually makes Al Gore seem intelligent. Hell, even John Kerry would laugh at such a fool.

  22. Dennis - not chevy says:

    I love how phonies call each other Sarge. An NCO may call another NCO Sarge if they don’t know each other; as a civilian might say buddy or mac or hey you. For example, hey Sarge you left your headlights on, or, hey Sarge you dropped this. Sarge is only used in war movie scripts. Even if Sarge is used, never, upon pain of death call a USAF Chief Sarge; ‘twould be like calling a Master Chief a Chief.

    • Mason says:

      And God help the man who casually calls the sergeant major “sarge”.

      • USAFRetired says:

        The real fun comes amongst the Marine Corps with Sergeant Majors and Master Gunnery Sergeants.

        This clown did less than two years of a four-six year enlistment before getting escorted out the main gate as an E-1

    • Devtun says:

      Neil Cavuto of Fox News had a retired CMSAF on his show & kept addressing him as “sergeant” instead of “chief”. Nothing wrong w/ being called a sergeant as even army & air force E-8s are informally addressed that way. One of the most embarrassing moments was from CNN’s Larry King shortly after 9/11. He had a retired army LTC as a guest & kept calling the poor fella “lieutenant” through the whole show. These talking heads have interviewed military folks before, so I don’t get the malfunction.

    • rgr769 says:

      Don’t forget its use in “Beetle Bailey.” Incidentally, Mort Walker, creator of the comic strip passed recently.

  23. ChipNASA says:

    I just left him some love.

    Senior Master Sergeant, 23 years, retired, says “Enjoy your Internet Fame AIRMAN FAILURE. 😡

  24. Atkron says:

    Hey ‘Sarge’ why you headed to the men’s room with a hole saw?

  25. Combat Historian says:

    Graybeard, for your scoreboard, does this one count as Phony Army, Shitbird Air Force, or both?

  26. Mark Lauer says:

    He’s making the Air Force cry.
    Nobody wants to steal their valor.

  27. EODJay says:

    I know yall will find this hard to believe but his FB page has suddenly disappeared.

  28. Green Thumb says:

    What a fat Bull Hurley-looking loser.

  29. Frankie Cee says:

    The TA truckstop in Dansville NY agrees with us that if a person will lie about his military service that he will lie about anything else too. They’re looking into his claims, and will use this post to fact check him.

  30. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Added: in that video on his Facebook page, the camera glides by a hat in his truck;

  31. Keepin' It Real says:

    Somebody went and lost they d@mn mind up in here.

  32. RGR 4-78 says:

    This feller is a kendrewd spirt of jessy mcbeth.

  33. JollyRoger says:

    His photo also show that hat sitting behind him…

  34. AW1Ed says:

    Shaun Kindrew is not now and never was an Army CSM.
    Shaun Kindrew is a liar and a valor thief.
    Shaun Kindrew is a disgrace.

    Welcome yo your new Google fame; the interwebs are forever.

  35. W2 says:

    COL Fox, a real American hero and someone who earned the MOH for actions in Vietnam dies today and then we have this POS to contend with. Shaun, ESAD you scumbag.

  36. 13B/92S/42R says:

    30 years and that’s all he’s got his love me while must suck and that beret is “mint condish” he must have gotten the very fun first one issued … whenever I think of THE SARGE I think of the character on the movie Airplane

    • The Stranger says:

      Yeah, except Chuck Connors served stateside in the Army during WW2…

      • 13B/92S/42R says:

        Yes … Played MLB and NBA just saw this on wiki ” Following his military discharge in 1946, he joined the newly formed Boston Celtics of the Basketball Association of America, becoming the first professional basketball player to be credited with breaking a backboard “

  37. Lars Taylor's Narcissism says:

    I just swallowed a Tide pod, I do not see what th

  38. Army of None says:

    Boy, y’all are slipping

    I can’t believe the sharp eyes and sharper wits missed this one

    “You maybe (sic) out, like me, but you pick yourself up, brush your KNEES of…”

    I think that may be what you call a Freudian slip.

  39. Andrew Dangerously says:

    Anyone who demands people call them “sarge” after getting out clearly hit their peak in the military and it’s downhill for them from here.

  40. Dave Ross says:

    This dickweed smells of Almon Henthorne, the faux-nee “Gunney”. Was hoping a sockpuppet or two would pay us a visit.

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