Jonn and I have written previously about SFC Charles Martland and the attempt by the Army to separate him for “assaulting” a child-rapist in Afghanistan. The earlier articles can be found here, here, here, and here.
According to Fox News, the Army yesterday changed its mind. They have now opted to retain SFC Martland vice discharging him.
Sometimes sanity reigns – even inside that 5-sided asylum near the Open Air Brothel on the Potomac – and the good guys win one. IMO this is such a case.
Congratulations, SFC Martland. Kudos to Rep. Duncan Hunter (and others) for publicly supporting him.
And while SFC Martland never should have been considered for discharge in the first place, kudos also to the Army for finally seeing the light and doing the right thing here.