STUNNING VICTORY In Case For Discharged Green Beret
Exciting news has just broken regarding Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland. Unexpectedly, the Army has REVERSED its decision to kick Martland out.
For those that have been fighting tirelessly to appeal the initial decision, this comes as a stunning victory.
Martland was being removed from the Army over a 2011 altercation.
In Sept of that year there was an incident between Martland and an Afghan police commander named Abdul Rahman
An interpreter came to Martland and a fellow soldier and explained that a young boy had been “tied to a post in Rahman’s house and was raped repeatedly” for days. When confronted, the policeman admitted to the event and laughed it off.
The other soldier picked Rahman up and tossed him. Martland “body slammed” him. Rahman immediately took off running from the camp.
Rather than getting recognized as a hero, the Army ordered Martland ordered to be discharged.
Over 337,000 people signed a petition to retain Sgt Martland. The American Center For Law and Justice organized a letter writing campaign directed at Defense Secretary Carter.
It now seems that all the effort has paid off. Late today, the decision was made NOT to remove Sgt Martland.
Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has been leading the charge in support of the soldier. He has already made his elation over the reversal known.
“The Army did the right thing and we won–the American people, won.”
Lt. Col. Jerry Pionk gave a very official sounding statement explaining the Army’s stance.
“In SFC Martland’s case, the Army Board for Correction of Military Records determination modified a portion of one of SFC Martland’s evaluation reports and removed him from the QMP list, which will allow him to remain in the Army.”
Sgt Martland, himself, simply said:
“I am real thankful for being able to continue to serve. I appreciate everything Congressman Duncan Hunter and his Chief of Staff, Joe Kasper did for me.”
Today’s announcement is a welcome one. In a world fettered by political correctness and nurtured with victimization, it good to see that taking a stand for what is right does not always result in punishment.
Sgt Martland- There is only one thing left to say. OOH-RAH