Some good news today. https://t.co/BphQTMdT6M
— Benjamin Weinthal (@BenWeinthal) April 29, 2016
A Green Beret who faced discharge from the service for confronting an accused child rapist in Afghanistan will not be kicked out of the Army:
EXCLUSIVE: Army retains decorated Green Beret it planned to kick out over confronting Afghan child rapist https://t.co/pHo62vzjW6
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 29, 2016
— CNN (@CNN) April 29, 2016
Via Fox News:
Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland, confirmed the Army’s decision to retain him when reached by Fox News, who 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.
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.
The Army sought to discharge Martland for kicking and body slamming the Afghan official.
Many wonder what took so long for the Army to reach this decision, and applauded Martland for his service:
He should receive an award. https://t.co/rJSeoxCjtD
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 29, 2016
@FoxNews GOOD!! He deserves a medal! Advocating for the abused! Amazing RESTRAINT if you ask me! NEVER should have been charged! ?????
— Becky Moore (@SCBeckyMoore) April 29, 2016
Never should've even had 2 endure the Bullshit. The Man is a Hero 2 at Least 1 young boy. Example of Americas Best. https://t.co/Iyr2HTgcKD
— Psysam (@Psysamurai33317) April 29, 2016
@FoxNews Good news. Now promote him and give him a medal.
— Alan E. Greenberg (@greenbergae) April 29, 2016
Should have been an easy decision. This soldier is a hero. https://t.co/xfGCorFw41
— Michael (@cercone28) April 29, 2016
@CNN they should give him a medal as well.
— Rich C (@ydfah) April 29, 2016
@FoxNews about time someone with common sense made a decision.
— Robert Leighton (@caplondon) April 29, 2016
This sexual assault shit is completely normal and most US troops have to sit there and do nothing. https://t.co/04JRAgHLE7
— 卐็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็ (@Volkssturm_45) April 29, 2016
@CNN unbelievable that it was even considered that he would be punished. Of course he should keep his job!
— lucky (@jmunday63) April 29, 2016
@DLoesch Soldiers like him, who do the right thing regardless of the consequences, are why I'm so humbly proud to wear the uniform myself.
— Tom Gregg (@TomG_380) April 29, 2016
When is the medal ceremony?
There will be a medal awarded, right? https://t.co/IIGjdYpRwK
— Nied's Dead Horse (@mflynny) April 29, 2016
— Timothy Miller (@shazaami) April 29, 2016
Finally something that makes sense! I'm very happy for this courageous man. https://t.co/zDU74by5uM
— Donna Newman (@MoondanceMyLove) April 29, 2016