This is truly remarkable. It never ceases to amaze me how far the Obama administration will go to gut our military.
Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland is a decorated Green Beret with more than 11 years of experience in Special Forces. By all definitions, he is an American hero.
When his convoy came under attack from a Taliban ambush, Charles Martland selflessly took control of the machine gun on top of his damaged Humvee, fully exposing himself to enemy fire. His return fire gave his teammates enough time and cover to collect sensitive equipment before falling back. For this heroism, Charles Martland was awarded the Bronze Star.
But the Pentagon is involuntarily discharging this hero because he defended a rape victim in Afghanistan. Yes, you read that right. He is being discharged for defending a rape victim.
When Sgt. Martland was stationed in Afghanistan, he heard about a family that was being abused. The child was raped and the mother was beaten. Not only that, but the perpetrator was a police officer.
Sgt. Martland confronted the local police commander and the Afghan just laughed it off. American tax dollars paid to train, arm, and employ this police commander. So when the Afghan admitted that he raped the 12-year-old boy, and proceeded to laugh it off, it was all too much to handle. Sgt. Martland got angry and “shoved” the Afghan police officer.
The next day, a helicopter landed with instructions to take him away. No, not the rapist… the helicopter was there for Sgt. Martland. The war was over for him.
Now, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland is being involuntarily discharged from the Army.
Earlier this week, I told you the story of Marine Reserves Major Jason Brezler. He was discharged for sending classified information to try to protect others from a dangerous Afghan police commander. He also was a Bronze Star recipient. Notice a pattern?
The sad truth is that in Obama’s America, Afghan child rapists are put above American heroes.
We teach our soldiers to respect life. I know that might seem counter intuitive, but it is true. Even when they have to take a life, it is to protect others.
This Sgt. Martland did just that. He heard about a young boy being raped by a police officer and he intervened. This wasn’t his mission, but he simply could not stand aside knowing that a 12-year-old boy was being raped by someone who had sworn to protect him. By all definitions, Sgt. Martland did the right thing. But because he “shoved” the rapist in a moment of anger, he’s being kicked out of the Army. How does that make sense?
If Obama had any integrity at all, he would put a stop to this and reinstate Sgt. Martland. But that isn’t his end goal. The President’s end goal is to gut the military and real American heroes like Martland and Brezler are the first to go.
Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is leading the charge to stop Sgt. Martland’s discharge. This is the same Congressman who took up Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi’s case last year when he was imprisoned in Mexico.
But Rep. Hunter can’t do this alone. If nothing is done, this American hero will be involuntarily discharged from the Army. Don’t let the Obama administration purge the military of heroes like Sgt. Martland!