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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Actually, I highly doubt that anyone in his chain of command is doing anything that might be remotely construed as prejudicial to his case. An ass chewing might feel good, but a good lawyer can turn that into undue command influence at a court martial. The most likely scenario is that he'll be confined, either to his quarters or with the Provost Marshall, while his commander's commander's commander decides, in detailed consultation with the Staff Judge Advocate, what UCMJ action to take.


    QFT. Great letter.
    In my experience with criminal cases involving Soldiers, I and my NCO's kept quiet except to issue commands such as; "take off that orange jumpsuit and put this uniform on, you have a 08:00 appointment at T.D.S."

    The Soldiers don't like the silence from their former comrades-in-arms.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    The Soldiers don't like the silence from their former comrades-in-arms.
    I hadn't thought about it from that perspective. I can see that being true and even more so
    for a special forces guy that's used to being part of such a close tight knit community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    I posted that letter on Mr. Johnny Lee Qualls website because of this stupid interview he gave to the local TV
    Mr. Qualls is an interesting individual. I've not met him in person but my son has.
    He didn't like what he came back to after his days in Vietnam. So he went back
    over seas and worked all over the world for years till he finally came to grips
    with his demons. Now he devotes his time now to helping young veterans navigate
    the VA system and get reassimilated into civilian life. My son was referred to his
    Soldiers of Today and Yesterday organization by another vet for help with a stalled
    VA issue.

    He's been over to his house a couple of times, and said Qualls has the most interesting
    collection of military things in his study, a lot of it coming from guys he's helped
    over the years. He is very well connected within the system, and picked up the phone
    while my son was there, called and talked to somebody in a high place in DC and got
    things moving for us.

    I have to disagree with him too though in that interview. There's a big difference in
    taking "war trophies" and taking two bricks of C-4 in my mind.
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    I was the supply guy in a unit once and I found some empty claymore mines. We had a collective analoscopy for some time. :(
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    Atwater told authorities his special forces team had a Special Operating Procedure and was to carry two blocks of C-4 on any operation. When he left Afghanistan, he said that he packed his bags and did not remember there being any C-4 inside.

    http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stori...#ixzz1iwPol5ae


    Sounds fishy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    Sounds fishy...smells very bovine.
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    To Achieve Ordered Liberty You Must Have Moral Order As Well

    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Sounds fishy...smells very bovine.
    No kidding. We had an SOP that we had to carry our weapons everywhere, even the latrines. That doesn't mean that I took them on the plane when I went for R&R.
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