This letter is in support of Michael Behenna addressed to the powers-that-be who are making life-altering decisions concerning our brave men and women in uniform.
You may read about the injustice that has happened to one of America’s heroes on his webpage.
I urge ALL patriots to sign the petition in defense of Michael.
No U.S. soldier should be serving prison time for fighting in a war zone. LET’S BRING MICHAEL HOME.
” Upon reading the statement of those officials who recommend to the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the Behenna Petition; we the WWII Vets and veterans of other wars are dumbfouned.
All indications point to the fact that total INJUSTICE was performed on LT. Behenna.
I say this because “No. 1 ” the first person that should have been tried was the officer who made the unheard of decision to turn the terrorist back to the one who caught him in the first place.
Both sides called the so-called victim a KNOWN TERRORIST. Yet “He” the known terrorist was judged NOT to be hostile???
We also are aware that the prosecutors stated that all of us – including the 37 ranking officers – over-reached( in our judgment) for a petition hearing.
In plain English, you guys don’t know much about the unbelievable pressure we all are under in combat areas. I tell you now, that if we did not fight dirty as the enemy did, none of us – including YOU – would be here free as you and I are today.
My unit, the 2nd Armored Division( also known as Hell on Wheels fought for thirty months. By the time we finished in Africa and Sicily, we hit Normandy.
August 1944 , newspapers were sent our combat records. The articles called us “Roosevelt Butchers.” This name was give to us by the Germans, because we took very few prisoners. Copy of the Newspaper article is attached.”
In my book, “Unless You Have Been There,” I mention eight or ten instances where we shot first and asked questions later – if anyone could still talk .
The order to shoot first came directly from General Patton; I was present when he said it. I want to go on, but I feel you may tire from listening to us old hands about combat.
I want to ask all of you to think about this:- We are close to becoming a laughing stock of all other nations because we are scared to stand up for this country which was founded as a free nation under God. Of Course, God is almost outlawed now. We oldsters who know better – won’t quit.
We want Lt. Behenna to be given REAL JUSTICE – not political justice.”
Paul. J. Andert