In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decoratedGreen Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days.
Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland confirmed the Army's decision to retain him when reached by Fox News, which has been covering the story in depth for the past eight months and first broke the story of the Army's decision in August to kick out Martland over the incident, which occurred in northern Afghanistan in 2011.
"I am real thankful for being able to continue to serve," said Martland when reached on the telephone by Fox News. "I appreciate everything Congressman Duncan Hunter and his chief of staff, Joe Kasper, did for me."
As first reported by Fox News, while deployed to Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, Martland and his team leader confronted a local police commander in 2011 accused of raping an Afghan boy and beating his mother. When the man laughed off the incident, they shoved him to the ground.
Martland and his team leader were later removed from the base, and eventually sent home from Afghanistan. The U.S. Army has not confirmed the specifics of Martland's separation from service, citing privacy reasons, but a "memorandum of reprimand" from October 2011 obtained by Fox News makes clear that Martland was criticized by the brass for his intervention after the alleged rape. Asked for comment in September 2015, an Army spokesman reiterated, "the U.S. Army is unable to confirm the specifics of his separation due to the Privacy Act."
This Soldier should of been given a medal! Instead, the insane/hussian/mooseslimeloving regime punishes those who fight against such evil.
I supposed if he'd have just stood by and done NOTHING......then they would have charged him with something else right? Damned if you do, and damned if you don't huh?
The world is crazy.
Ms. Beatty, this administration has made everything crazy, topsy turvy and backwards including the military, judges, criminals, etc.; what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right in this admin's book. OWEbama promised he would fundamentally transform this country and he has into a third world chaos. Cannot wait till he's out of office, maybe then with a great leader we can get back to sanity.
Satan is in control of the minds of the PC socialists and many others working for them.
There is a reason why the motto of the Green Berets is " De Oppresso Liber "
The Obama "stupid war " makes martyrs out of our fired generals at the same time trying to make our enemy look like saints.
In 8 years NOTHING Obama did was any good.
True! I hope that NO ONE will expect Trump to 'fix it' all in a couple of weeks. It's going to take TIME, and plenty of it! I just hope it's not too late!
Considering all the double-standards I've seen when it comes to Cruz vs. Trump......I wouldn't hold my breath on that. It will probably take an entire first time to make good progress in reversing all the crap obama has done.
I'm glad they reversed their decision, but I feel they owe him more than that - beginning with an apology.
A moment of righteousness. May it come again.