We all remember what happened to Sgt. Charles Martland. Sgt. Martland is a Green Beret and 11-year Army veteran who was discharged from the Army for “shoving” a confessed child rapist in Afghanistan.
It all started when a local Afghan women came up to Marland and his unit and begged them to stop the local police commander from raping her son. The police officer abducted the 12-year-old boy, chained him to a bed, and raped him for a week and a half.
The boy showed the US soldiers the bruises from when he was tied up and abused.
Martland took his men and confronted the Afghan police officer, asking if the story was true. He laughed in the Sergeant’s face. The Afghan admitted to everything and dared the Americans to do something about it.
At this point, Sgt. Martland lost his cool. He pushed the confessed rapist and knocked him over.
Fast forward a few years and the Obama administration is now using this altercation to kick this decorated, 11-year Green Beret and Bronze Star recipient out of the military!
Back in October, when it looked like all hope was lost, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) was able to get Martland one final appeal. That appeal was filed in December. We have heard nothing back from the Pentagon since then.
The appeal shouldn’t be taking this long. At this point, a ruling can come down at any moment.
When that happens, it will be too late. But luckily, Congressman Hunter is pushing for Congress to pass House Resolution 451, a bill that will force the Pentagon to reinstate Sgt. Martland.
The resolution is extremely simple:
“(1) Members of the United States Armed Forces should not be punished for standing up to child rapists;
(2) Putting the interests of Afghan rapists ahead of American war heroes is a national disgrace;
(3) The Americans who should be punished are those who created and condone the immoral and reprehensible policy that encourages members of the Armed Forces to ignore child rape; and
(4) The Secretary of Defense should immediately order the reinstatement of Sergeant First Class Charles Martland as a member of the Army.”
We have sent over 1 Million faxes to Congress demanding that they support this common-sense resolution. When we started, only a handful of Congressmen were on board. Now, there are 49 Congressmen who have come on board. Every day, more and more Congressmen come on board.
We have a chance to change the course of our national history. If we do nothing, then we will send a clear message to this administration, and future administrations, that they can get away with punishing American heroes like this.
I don’t want to live in an America where this is how our heroes are treated, do you?
This man answered the call and served his country. When confronted with horrible child abuse, he chose to act instead of stand by and watch as innocent children were victimized.
And now, the Obama administration is using this incident as an excuse to kick him out of the military. The fact of the matter is that the Obama administration cares more about the rights of child rapists on the other side of the world than the rights of American servicemen.
He answered the call to fight for you, now it is time for you to answer the call to fight for him before it’s too late! He doesn't want any special treatment. He just wants the right to serve his country!