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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:41 AM
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Army Recruiters Caught on Hidden Camera (from AfterDowningStreet)
Edited on Thu May-17-07 08:48 AM by marmar
Army Recruiters Caught on Hidden Camera
Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2007-05-17 13:32. Media


The United States Army insists that it's not so desperate that it would recruit the mentally ill to serve on the front lines.

But now an exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation has the Army investigating three Middle Tennessee recruiters, along with their Dishonorable Deceptions.

It's all part of a hidden-camera investigation led by our chief investigative reporter Phil Williams.

We began with an Army investigation into the suicide of a local soldier.

Among those listed as the official casualties of war, you will not find the name of Private Jay Mallard.

"I just feel like somebody reached in and took part of your heart out, knowing you'll never see him again," his father, John Mallard, tells Phil Williams.

But his parents say last year -- just two months after shipping out to boot camp -- the 30-year-old father of two became a casualty of a war and an Army so desperate for recruits that was willing to put a loaded rifle into a troubled man's hands.

"The phone rang and she answered," Mallard recalls, referring to his wife, Mary.

"And she started screaming and crying. She said Jay's killed hisself, stuck a gun in his mouth and killed hisself."

Jay Mallard had joined the Army more than a decade earlier when he was 19.

Back then, he had been discharged during basic training after he become suicidal and began to talk of killing himself.

"So we got him some counseling," Mary Mallard says. "And he was put on antidepressants and he snapped out it. It took about a year, but then he went on with his life."

"Yeah, he was back to normal," John adds. .....(more)

The complete story and the link to the video are at: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/22591


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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:08 AM
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1. Those recruiters should be sent to Iraq.
Or Gitmo.
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