Cap’n Crunch: Is he a fraud or is he French?

It was recently called to the attention of breakfast cereal lovers across the world that Cap’n Crunch is either a fraud or he’s French.

Apparently, a Reddit user discovered that the three stripes on the Captain’s coat aren’t characteristic of a Captain’s coat at all – or at least not in the United States, where the Captain has four stripes. However, in France, the Frigate Captain boasts three stripes, but that position translates to “commander” in English.

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Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman, reiterated the discovery, “You are correct that Cap’n Crunch appears to be wearing the rank of a U.S. Navy commander. Oddly, our personnel records do not show a ‘Cap’n Crunch’ who currently serves or has served in the Navy.”

Top that off with the Napoleon-style hat, and Cap’n Crunch is, indeed, either French, or he’s a fraud.

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[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

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