I have critical of what the Special Forces have become…..especially the SEALs….everyone’s hero…..
I wrote awhile back of the death of an Army Green Beret at the hands of SEALs…..https://lobotero.com/2018/01/13/death-in-mali-2/
Then there crimes were taken to a court-martial…..https://lobotero.com/2019/05/20/death-in-mali-is-justice-served/
I was pleased that there was payment for stupidity and crimes…..but that joy is now in the past…….for there has been yet another turn in this story…..
The U.S. Navy promoted Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph four months after he admitted to choking a Green Beret to death.
DeDolph—who will be back in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing—was formally charged in November 2018 with felony murder, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, burglary, hazing, and involuntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Special Forces soldier assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group.
Melgar was nearing the end of his deployment when he was killed in the West African nation of Mali in June 2017. He was part of an intelligence operation in Mali supporting counterterrorism efforts against al Qaeda’s local affiliate, known as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
Now we know why the new commander of the SEALs is trying to clean up this mess of crime and corruption….aand of curse the president will want to look important but should keep his orange nose out of the process.
More news about the UCMJ and military retirees……
In the latest turn of a dramatic and winding court saga, a naval appeals court has released a split decision finding that a Navy retiree was properly court-martialed and convicted for a crime committed after he had left active duty.
The en banc decision was published Jan. 24 by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, with four judges agreeing with the final decision and three others dissenting. The matter concerns retired Chief Petty Officer Stephen Begani, who pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault and attempted sexual abuse of a child in December 2017, after corresponding and making plans with a Naval Criminal Investigative Service undercover agent pretending to be a 15-year-old girl.
A crime should be punished….no matter one’s station in life.
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