I realize this message is very old but I wanted to make sure you had correct, accurate information. I can assure you that as his son I am 100% accurate that Robert Paul "Buzz" Sterkel Sr. NEVER at any time was remotely in any branch of the military. This would just be another in a long endless list of lies he has told since the moment of my birth. As I have listened to these false stories and his countless lies throughout my life I am not surprised that he has continued them with you. I know you doubted Sandy but she was correct when she told you that he had not been in the service.
If it says anything about the wasted life he led I knew he passed away and I did not bother to attend because I figure as he decided he did not need to be a part of my life the life he created I did not need to be part of his passing. But I truly believe the world is a better place with his absence.
I truly wish you the best and hope that you are now free to persue a life a truthful happiness.
Robert Paul Sterkel Jr. (This is the one time I will actually acknowledge his existance using the Jr. tag)