Leavenworth soldiers need you!

 Imagine being in a foreign country fighting in a brutal war only to return home and be thrown in prison by the very country you fought for.

Then imagine sitting there day after day staring at concrete walls, and the never ending sound of metal doors opening and closing. Imagine the constant reminder that you are considered a criminal in the very country you laid down your life for. Imagine being separated from everyone you know and love.

This is the life of the Leavenworth soldiers.

But we can do something about that, we can write these men.

Please write them and let them know they are not forgotten about.

YOUR LETTER CAN BRING LIFE TO THEIR SITUATION.

MAKE THE LETTERS POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING ~ PLEASE REMEMBER THEY ARE SURROUNDED BY NEGATIVITY  IN THE PRISON ENVIRONMENT.

Here is Michael Behenna’s ‘freedom letter’ after just having been released from Leavenworth. Here what he has to say about the men left behind.

The list below contains the names, keep in mind Behenna has been released and so have some others

 

FREE AT LAST – A LETTER FROM MICHAEL

Sweet Freedom – a right that should never be taken for granted!  It has been one month since I was released from prison and I have savored every moment of my freedom from behind those iron bars.  Everything about life on the outside is so much more wonderful than I even imagined it would be.  For the past four weeks I have taken each day as a gift to be cherished – spending it with my family and friends and doing the things I want to do when I want to do them.

For the first sixty days of my parole I am required to live at my parent’s house.  This is a good thing because it allows me to catch up on my mother’s home cooking which I receive in fair trade for working her long neglected flower beds.  Every day I go to the stables to ride a horse named Sue who is as stubborn as Shannon is (Sue has bucked me off twice, but I’m convinced I’m growing on her) and have even put in time fishing on the river.  I continue to read and to soak up the blessings of my life.  At the end of the month I will participate in a 3-day cow calf course in Shawnee where I will get my first taste of life as a rancher.

The only thing that taints my newfound joy is when I think about those I left behind at Fort Leavenworth.  In prison this small group of men and I became a band of brothers who had all experienced war in its most real form.  These honorable men fought for their country and did not deserve what they were given for their service.  I was fortunate to have the support structure that I had or I would still be in prison to this very day.  I humbly ask that you give the same support to them that you gave to me.  When I was behind bars my favorite time of day was without exception when the mail was delivered to my cell.  I remember receiving cards and letters from you and the encouragement I felt knowing that I was not forgotten.  It transformed despair into hope.  These are good men whom I got to know personally and I vouch for every one of them.  If not for the untenable positions put upon them in the heat of battle they would never have seen the inside of a prison.  They need your prayers, your cards, your letters, magazines and books, and your donations for their legal fight for freedom against a military justice system that is short on justice and long on political correctness.  As a convicted felon I am not allowed to contact any of these men and so I ask that you do so for me.  They are each a cause worth fighting for.   The stories of John Hatley, Joseph Mayo, Michael Leahy, Derrick Miller, Cory Clagett, Michael Williams, and Clint Lorance can be found on the websitewww.L10freedomride.com.

I saw a video recently where an elderly man said, “You think this is just another day in your life?  It’s not just another day.  It’s the one day that is given to you today. It’s given to you. It’s a gift. It’s the only gift that you have right now, and the only appropriate response is gratefulness. If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response to the great gift that this unique day is, if you learn to respond as if it were the first day in your life and the very last day, then you will have spent this day very well.”  I am trying to live my life like that – where I see each day as a gift of freedom and where my only response to that gift is gratitude.  To each one of you I want to express my deepest gratitude for giving me this incredible gift through your countless acts of kindness and support.  Praise God Almighty, I Am Free At Last!

Respectfully,

Michael Behenna

 

Our mission is to wholly support and work toward the release of The Leavenworth 10, a group of soldiers/Marines incarcerated at Ft. Leavenworth for killing members of Al-Qaeda or Iraqi insurgents. These decorated and committed soldiers/Marines who honorably served their country—achieving a significant number of combat medals over multiple deployments—are now serving sentences ranging between 10 and 40 years. They and their families have fallen victim to the untenable Rules of Engagement, demoralizing “Catch and Release” policies, and climate of political correctness that govern our troops’ actions while trying to survive a combat zone.

While these soldiers/Marines have been judged very harshly by the military, our military leadership is currently releasing imprisoned enemy combatants back to the battlefield. We request the same mercy for these troops, many of whom have been denied clemency time and again. The Leavenworth 10 do not pose any threat and deserve to be returned to their families.

Please take the time to read their stories to the left. If you believe they should not be forgotten and left behind, contact your US Congressman and US Senators to bring awareness to their cases and most importantly let these soldiers/Marines know that we wholly and completely support each of them.

Michael, Evan, William and Raymond are no longer incarcerated

However the others listed below are.

Read Sgt Hadley’s personal letter to the public

Click here: http://www.freejohnhatley.com/message-from-john/

 

Please Write to them…
Michael Behenna #87503 
1300 N Warehouse Rd
Fort Leavenworth KS 66027-2304
Evan Vela Carnahan 
Paroled in March 2013
Corey Clagett #82477 
1300 N Warehouse Rd
Fort Leavenworth KS 66027-2304
Girouard’s negligent homicide conviction was reversed on 4/14/2011 by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and Girouard is no longer in custody.
John E Hatley #87613 
1300 N Warehouse Rd
Fort Leavenworth KS 66027-2304
William B Hunsaker 
Paroled in March 2013
In custody at
Camp Pendleton, CA:
Lawrence Hutchins III 
PO Box 452136
San Diego,CA
92145-2136
Michael P Leahy Jr 87356 
1300 N Warehouse Rd
Fort Leavenworth KS 66027-2304
Joseph Mayo #87525 
1300 N Warehouse Rd
Fort Leavenworth KS 66027-2304

Derrick A Miller #89775 
1300 N. Warehouse Rd
Ft Leavenworth, KS 66027-2304

Michael P Williams #79205 
1300 N Warehouse Rd
Fort Leavenworth KS 66027-2304 

 

If you would like to show your support for these soldiers/Marines, you can mail a donation to: Leavenworth 10, Inc 1050 East 2nd Street #169 Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

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