A number of
e-mails were exchanged between the two over
a period of time. It soon became apparent
that "SARGE" was not who he
claimed to be. The information he was
supplying came from literature about the
Australian SAS. He later signed off his
e-mails with the initials "DWS"
and in brackets "SARGE".
The stat dec below show this information
profile and initials he provided only
matched one person who served in both the
SAS and AATTV, David W Scheele DCM.
exchange of these e-mails, Freedman
he served with the Australian SAS and
the AATTV in South Vietnam;
2. he served with the SAS in Cambodia;
3. he was "Wounded in Action" while
serving on operations with the SAS;
4. he received the Distinguished Conduct
Medal while serving with the AATTV; and
5. he founded the Vietnam Veterans' Motor
In 2006 further
information was received from a person in
Western Australia who actually met David
Freedman at a Motor Cycle Shop in Rockingham
around July or August 2005.
Freedman introduced himself using his
correct name and at the time was wearing a
number of ribbons which included the Vietnam
Medal and the South Vietnam Campaign Medal
as well as a SAS badge. He claimed that he
was a member of SAS in the UK and that he
served with the Australian SAS in
Vietnam under the name of David Scheele and
not under his real name of David Freedman.
Freedman serve in Vietnam? A search of
official records found that only one David
Freedman served in Vietnam and he was with 9
Sqn RAAF. This ex-serviceman has since
passed away and is therefore not the David
Freedman who claims he served under the name
was born in the UK on the 11th December,
1940 and flew out to Australia with his
wife, son and daughter departing the UK on
the 9th December 1968 under the Assisted
Passage Migration Scheme. Is this
information important? Please read on!!
David Freedman claims he served in Vietnam
and Cambodia with the Australian SAS and
The real David W
Scheele DCM served his first tour in Vietnam
with the Australian SAS starting on the 26th
February, 1968, during that tour he was
wounded in action and completed his tour of
duty on the 24th February, 1969.
He returned to
Vietnam for his second tour with the AATTV
starting the 26th March, 1969 and completed
that tour on the 24th September, 1969.
During the tour he was awarded the
Distinguished Conduct Medal. He did a third
tour in Vietnam with the SAS in 1971.
So how can David
Freedman explain that he served in Vietnam
as David Scheele with the Australian SAS in
February, 1968 when he hadn't even arrived
in Australia till December 1968.
Freedman have a twin? I think not as David
Freedman is an Englishman and the real David
Scheele is of Dutch decent.
As you can see from a
photograph of the real David Scheele DCM he
looks nothing like the impostor claiming to
be him. The use of
this photograph authorised by the real Dave
Freedman claims he served with the
carried out and information obtained from
Statutory Declarations, NAA files and
The result of
the enquiries revealed that Freedman
had never served
British SAS and is not known by them.
No records of service could be
found showing that this David Freedman has
ever served with either the British or
Australian Armed Forces.
contacted another ex member of the
Australian SAS who spoke to Freedman
via telephone. Freedman repeated
the same claims as he had previously.
reported to the Australian Federal Police
by the ex SAS member in Western
Australia. As we have come to expect no
action was taken by the Federal police.
for a person whom we cannot find any record
of you ever having served with any military
force anywhere at any time, let alone elite
units like the SAS and the AATTV. You are a
despicable person to make these claims
to impersonate, and steal the honour of a
very professional and well respected
decorated soldier, who gave honourable
service as an elite soldier in extremely
David Scheele is a man well
liked and respected by the ex-servicemen
that he served with in Vietnam and here
has also conned the Ulysses motorcycle club.
He has a web page as shown here
be warned, you have nowhere to hide, for your
lies are now exposed for all the world to