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Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:18 PM

 

JBLM soldier who beat Afghan man over child’s rape faces Army discharge

JBLM soldier who beat Afghan man over child’s rape faces Army discharge


A Green Beret and his allies say the fact that he “stood up to a child rapist” while serving in Afghanistan with an elite Joint Base Lewis-McChord unit shouldn’t be grounds for kicking him out of the Army.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland says he beat up an Afghan police commander he was supposed to be mentoring because he was fed up with the commander’s “brutal” sexual abuse of a village boy.

Now Martland’s case is being championed by a California congressman and several veteran Green Berets who contend he shouldn’t be punished further.

Martland, 33, was awarded two Bronze Star medals, including one for valor, during his time at JBLM. He likely will be discharged in November because the discipline handed to him for assaulting the Afghan made him a target for Army downsizing. Veteran soldiers with negative performance reviews in their service records are being culled from the ranks as part of the post-Iraq War drawdown.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/military/article32969865.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply JBLM soldier who beat Afghan man over child’s rape faces Army discharge (Original post)
FreakinDJ Sep 2015 OP
AuntPatsy Sep 2015 #1
smirkymonkey Sep 2015 #2
Massacure Sep 2015 #3
Marrah_G Sep 2015 #6
1939 Sep 2015 #4
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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:21 PM

1. No it should not, wish he had done it before the horrors inflicted on that and more than likely

other innocent children

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 06:14 PM

2. I think he should be given another medal for being a hero.

I fail to see what he did wrong.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 06:57 PM

3. Vigilante justice has consequences.

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Response to Massacure (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 11:22 PM

6. Getting shoved to the ground and tossed out of the camp is the only consequences there will be

The afghan Military, police and government all know what is happening and none of them care to do anything to stop or discipline these men.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 07:26 PM

4. Army downsizing: shot at and missed, shit at and hit NT

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 11:15 PM

5. Afghani police commanders are known for preying on young boys.

It's fucking disgusting and their superiors know and do nothing.

Check out a documentary called "This is what winning looks like" by Ben Anderson

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