Scientology Supporter Caught Impersonating a U. S. Sky Marshall


Scientology's doublecross

This one's highly disturbing. A conman Scientology supporter is caught impersonating a United States Sky Marshall and perhaps had that been the only terrorist related incident from Scientologists, perhaps it wouldn't be worthy of such concern. The fact that the Scientology organization was caught deliberatly planning to disrupt the relief efforts in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York, however, makes this latest incident of more concern than normal.

Still, at minimum the Scientologist attempted to gain access to the cockpit of a Jet airliner while posing as a U. S. Sky Marshall. If he was acting alone on his own, that's bad enough. If he was acting on orders from Scientology's "Volunteer Ministers" or related Scientology front groups, that's even more disturbing.

German_Scn_News <>
Fri, 8 Mar 2002

Fraud in the wild blue yonder

"Sky Marshall Sir Henry": police are now investigating

[German Scn News editor comment: For those who are reading this story for the first time, Henry Randmark invited a hundred celebrities to the ever accommodating Hamburg Germany United States Consulate, where they were treated to a lecture praising the many accomplishments of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard also used fake war hero feats to awe his adherents (his World War II military record is online at

Because the United States has officially been faulting Germany for discriminating against Scientologists in past years, it is with great interest that we await the next United States State Department report on human rights and religious freedom to see if "Sir Henry" was discriminated against for his part in joining with Hamburg US Consulate to promote Scientology in Germany. -- ed]

Hamburg, Germany
March 7, 2002
Hamburger Morgenpost

The police are now investigating because Randmark identified himself on a Condor flight as a US Sky Marshal

West Point graduate, Vietnam war hero, master of many languages, worldwide operating graffiti terminator and Chevalier Cordon Bleu du Saint Esprit - "Sir Henry" Randmark is really a devil of a fellow. But now his singular Muenchhausen career is probably coming to an end.

It was on the 11.11. (Karneval!) 2001 flight from Palma de Mallorca to Hamburg. With a practiced American accent, Randmark told the flight attendants that he was a "US Sky Marshal." On grounds of flight security, he would have to have a seat forward. The stewardesses were puzzled, but made arrangements for Randmark's wish. A co-passenger was moved. Then Randmark wanted to inspect the cockpit. The Captain refused. After the plane landed, the airline notified the US authorities. Response: "Sir Henry" was anything but a sky marshal. Randmark will be charged.

The flighty Ami has been conducting his mischief for years in this city. And everybody fell for it. Mainly the rich and the beautiful with whom the man with the Schnauzer liked to associate. But even politicians were taken in by the clever busybody. They were led by Mayor Ole von Beust (CDU), Rear Admiral (ret.) Rudolf Lange (FPD) and Ronald Schill, whose "drug political advisor" Randmark claimed to be for months.

There are many people, however, who were not pleased with "Sir Henry." Harburg TU (Technical University) for example. After having announced that he was the "best graffiti remover in the city," Randmark got the 1999 contract to treat the new administration building with a graffiti-resistant substance. And he did it. With his own miracle treatment. For which he received 80,000 marks. Problem: when the treatment was dried, the beautiful brick wall (200 meters) was white. "The stuff was completely soaked in - it did not exactly make us happy," said TU spokesman Ruediger Bendlin. "We had to get another company to clean it up."

The conversion of "Sir Henry's" "IPA Randmark International" from a GmbH to an AG also turned out backwards. According to a former business partner, "He wanted to sell the business to increase its value." But the three-man operation hardly needed a board of directors and oversight council. His wife Silvia and a few close friends had to try to come to the rescue. But nobody wanted to buy the company. No big surprise, "In order to designate his company cars as part of a professional corporation, Randmark would have had to have merged with a professional company," said the former business acquaintance.

As President of the "American-German Business Club," Randmark did more than have speakers chat about Scientology programs; he also shamelessly exploited the club members. One former club member told MOPO, "He was able to have the annual meeting at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg, where the Club could eat for free. In spite of which Randmark demanded 50 marks from each member to cover expenses."

"Sir Henry," the duke of lies - several weeks ago he and Hamburg's high society celebrated his birthday. Everyone congratulated him on being 65, and Schill gave a speech. But Randmark would not be Randmark if he had not once again bamboozled everybody. The Ami, who is allegedly supposed to be a Latvian, is already 77. Born on January 12, 1925. That is what is documented in his official German records.


"Sir Henry

In the "Who is Who" with an oak cluster

"Sir Henry" helps himself to 50 lines in the Book of Vanity

"Sir Henry" Randmark has had himself immortalized in the "Who is Who" between singer Bill Ramsey and Lead Conductor of the Vienna Volks Opera. With 50 (!) lines and a picture. We would not want to deprive you of a slightly abbreviated version:

Henry Randmark, Businessman (with university degree), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Randmark International AG. Born January 12, 1937 in Los Angeles. (Father Maximilian Shearing-Randmark, Mother Eugenie Duchess of Porohoff). Education: UCLA California, USA. Colonel retired of the US Armed Forces. Graduate of West Point Military Academy. Journalist, Team Chief of interregional television advertising of the Randolph Hearst Syndicate, LA, Calif. In management positions in Puerto Rico, Japan, Germany. Founded IPA Randmark Enterprise in 1992.

1995: Bismarck Medal in Silver with gold oak cluster. 1996: Bismarck Order in Silver. 1997: Bismarck Order in Gold on collar. 1998: Bismarck Medal in Gold. Member of the Association of Respected Businessmen at Hamburg. Chevalier des Ritterordens Cordon Bleu du Saint Esprit.

His wife Silvia Randmark is Comtesse Cordon Bleu-Frankreich 1579. American Chamber of Commerce Hamburg. Member of the Bismarck-Bund. Pres. des American-German-Business-Clubs Hamburg. Honorary member of the Verein zur Erhaltung des 76er- Denkmals. Member of the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Society. 1st Chairman of the JCEA Miami Society for the preservation of Monuments. Member of the int. Who is Who of Professionals USA. Member of the Life-Fellowship of international Biographical-Centre Cambridge, England (distinguished with certificates and decorations and published in the book, "Outstanding People of the World").

Interests: Riding, swimming, adventure trips, fishing, attaining international culture. Speaks nine languages perfectly.

[Note: Most of which have been exposed to be complete lies as shown below.] ---

Decoration for bravery granted by the dry cleaners

Henry C. Randmark really should have been satisfied with his decoration. But he wanted more.

Hamburg, Germany
March 5, 2002
Hamburger Morgenpost

by Thomas Hirschbiegel

Henry C. Randmark really could have been satisfied. He had indeed been decorated with the "Medal in Silver with Golden Oak Cluster" by the Bismarck Association for services performed in the fight against graffiti. But "Sir Henry" wanted more, it had to be a proper medal for bravery, and he had his story lined up as a colonel in the Vietnam War. People from the highest circles hung onto his every word when the "Vietnam veteran" told his stories. Randmark proudly appeared in public with his uniform. But something was not quite right there ...

After the MOPO discovered the photo with the row of medals with the "Silver Star," still the third highest distinction for bravery in the USA, and which is only given out for "acts of heroism," we gave Randmark a call:

"Did you receive the Silver Star?"

Randmark: "No, I did not."

MOPO: "But it is on your bar of military decorations."

Randmark: "No, that's not right." Randmark after a pause, "Let me go look."

He called back, and said suddenly, "You are right. The Silver Star is on there. After 31 years it's hard to remember."

MOPO: "So did you get it or not?"

Randmark: "No, I don't have the Silver Star."

MOPO: "But why do you wear the decoration on your uniform when it was not given to you?"

Randmark: "The only way I can explain it is that last year, when I brought the uniform to the cleaner's, I brought it together with that of the military attache back then. Maybe they got mixed something up. I don't know."

A senior Defense Forces officer told MOPO, "It is of course nonsense that an officer would give his uniform to the cleaner's with the decorations still on it. And I would like to know what the address is of the cleaner's who gives out medals of bravery to people."

Besides that, Randmark wears the "Purple Heart" on his uniform, which he wrongly calls the "Purple Star." The Purple Heart is a decoration "for Combat - Action only." The only people who receive this decoration are those who were wounded in battle. But Randmark told MOPO, "I was not a soldier in that sense of the word. I was in drug investigations ("Drogenbekaempfung") in Saigon; I was not on the front lines. I did not take part in battle operations." But Randmark also wears the "Combat Infantryman" clasp, the clasp for US hand-to-hand combat. Randmark said, "That is a decoration for sharpshooting - that is how we translate it into German here."

Randmark explained that he had been on a "Special Mission." He said he had been in the Army from 1966 to 1971, and that he was separated as a colonel. Clearly his career, for which officers normally need at least 20 years, went by like lightning ("Blitzkarriere", related to "Blitzkrieg"). The questions of what rank he was upon entering or about officers school he refused to answer; he said that was all top secret. To the question of whether he was a con man, Randmark said, "That is what you are trying to print."


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This conman is apparently attempting to get L. Ron Hubbard's bizarre quack medical frauds known as NarCONon acepted as some kind of drug treatment scam in Germany. We'll be watching closely to see if he's indicted for impersonating an officer and if so, we'll post the information here as an update. News stories about this Scientology supporter continue to come in.

Still an American at heart

"Sir Henry" - The painful confession

Hamburg's brazen con man trying to save his skin

Hamburg, Germany
March 8, 2002
Hamburger Morgenpost

by Thomas Hirschbiegel and Matthias Onken

Once a liar, always a liar. Hijinks Henry C. Randmark remains loyal to himself. In a three-page explanation, "Sir Henry" admitted to deceit with the medals and the military career, but said he did it only to make Hamburg society the brunt of a joke. The truth seems different.

Randmark's lies began with the date and place of his birth. Instead of January 12, 1937 in Los Angeles, as he had listed in the respected reference work, "Who is Who," he was born in Tallin, Estonia in 1925.

His explanation then said that an "incidental fringe statement" of his had taken on a life of its own in Hamburg society to become an alleged military career. He was allegedly obliged to keep on inventing new details. The truth was that in 1987, Randmark, as a promoter for a dubious kickboxer that he wanted to get on the "Wetten, dass...?" program, portrayed himself as a "US combat helicopter pilot."

As an alleged general representative for "Stohnsdorfer" and "Doornkaat," he said he had got Hamburg tourists on Mallorca caught up in his tales. As a fishmonger he had depicted himself as a former staff officer. The stories, which he did not mention casually, but rather told with gusto, were about his appalling war experiences in Vietnam. On more than one occasion Randmark bragged about how, as a US Army "drug investigator" in Saigon he had shot down ten suspected dealers. "I blew the pigs away one after the other," was his comment, according to a witness.

In his "confession," Randmark wrote, "By and by I began to get interested in the attention that society was paying to stories of that sort." The truth: he made every one of his stories up, and, according to his former business partner Hans-Werner M. (46), bought no later than 1990 a US Army colonel's uniform and bedecked it liberally with decorations of valor.

He says he never wore the uniform. MOPO has contradictory information at hand. Since the mid-1990s, Randmark has been aggressively and vigorously imposing himself upon the public, first with his "Graffiti-Killer" and monument maintenance company, and, from 2000, as president of the American-German Business Club. He sought out celebrities like Prince Ferdinand von Bismarck, Willi Bartels, Henning Voscherau and General Consul Susan Elbow.

He said he had never "gained undue advantage nor wanted to hurt people" with his contrived statements. Yet another lie: he did this to obtain contracts for his alleged world business, and pressured members of the Business Club he did not like into leaving.

In 1996, Randmark managed to make it to the columns of a major German newspaper for the first time. Almost every year since then he has received a mention of praise. Randmark took those articles to the bank. Before the 2001 Hamburg "Buergerschaft" election, one author in this large newspaper went so far as to list Randmark under "The intelligent men behind our top politicians." One of the politicians was Ronald B. Schill, who now says he knew Randmark only fleetingly. No, "Colonel" Randmark had never been his advisor on the fight against drug crime. Nevertheless, "Sir Henry" previously asserted just the opposite repeatedly without any objections.

Finally came the "home town story" in a Hamburg newspaper. "At heart he is still an American," it said about the "war hero." Randmark posed with a sincere look on his face for the camera. Today Randmark says the reporter made him do it. That went for his uniform, too, the one in the picture that led to his downfall. After that article was published, Randmark then supposedly knew that the jig was up, on account of the false medals. He said "the press reaction to such blatantly false information" had interested him.

The truth: When MOPO asked Randmark about his military service, he desperately defended himself. Heavily seasoning his speech with a fake American accent, he haggled over every single medal. "Of course I know what I'm talking about." He stubbornly insisted he had been a "colonel" in the Vietnam war, and threatened to call in "very good" attorneys. As to the photographs from the home town story, he vehemently tried to stop distribution of the them, also threatening "legal steps" in that case.

It was not until Randmark had been driven up against the wall, after the Pentagon in Washington had explained to MOPO that, regardless of which rank, there had never been a soldier with the name of Henry Randmark, that the con man finally gave up after three days and wrote a confession. Like he said, it was all meant as a joke. Hamburg society and his business partners will not think it is very funny.

The Case of Henry C. Randmark
and how how his story came to light

March 8, 2002
Hamburger Morgenpost

The incomprehensible case of Henry C. Randmark - MOPO documents how it came out:

For years there have been doubts in the world of celebrities about the credibility of the "Vietnam veteran." The scandal sheets heard about them, but there was nothing definite.

On February 14, 2002, Randmark, as president of the American-German Business Club invited over 100 Hamburgers to the US General Consulate for a presentation on Scientology's "Narconon" drug withdrawal program. Participants, including police president Udo Nagel, were appalled. For the first time "Sir Henry" experienced public criticism.

On February 16, a former acquaintance of Randmark's contacted MOPO. He provided information about Randmark's business practices, about his contacts with celebrities and how he landed contacts with politicians as a "graffiti killer," and pointed out inconsistencies in his biography.

On March 1, a Hamburg newspaper published a favorable hometown story about the "former US colonel," and "successful businessman," printing a photograph of his decoration bedecked uniform. The MOPO discovered the medal swindle and asked Randmark about it, who said, "The medals probably got mixed up at the cleaners."

After Randmark was outed in MOPO, nearly all Hamburg media reported the story on the con man. New items of embarrassment came to light daily - even the fact that he was being investigated by the police.

On March 8, Randmark opened up "his heart." And stayed true to himself: once again it was only half the truth.


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