Video: Military Delays Decision Again for Army Sergeant who Defended Afghan Boy from Rapist

March 03, 2016

Video: Military Delays Decision Again for Army Sergeant who Defended Afghan Boy from Rapist

The Army Sergeant who defended an Afghan boy from a rapist must wait - once again - to learn of his fate. In September the United States Army rejected the appeal of a U.S. special forces soldier who was ordered to be discharged for confronting an Afghan police commander who'd allegedly raped a young boy.

After that appeal rejection, a decision from the military on the fate of Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, an 11-year Special Forces veteran, was due Tuesday. That decision has now been put off for a third time, until at least May 1.

“Charles did the right thing in Afghanistan by standing up to a child rapist and corrupt commander, and now it’s the Army’s turn to do the right thing and reverse the decision to expel him from the service,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., whose office has been assisting Martland, told earlier this month. “Permitting Charles to continue serving is in the best interest of the Army and the nation.”

Read more about Martland's story in a post we shared earlier this month.

About Healing Heroes Network

Hero Giveaways is a proud supporter of Healing Heroes Network. Healing Heroes Network is committed to healing America’s Heroes by providing financial assistance for quality care to military personnel injured in the line of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11/01. Join our mission in healing our Heroes by supporting our wounded Veterans through communication, education, and community outreach. Healing Heroes Network strives to bring awareness to the often untreated injuries sustained in war and the desperate need for our services. If you are aware of a wounded Hero injured after September 11, 2001, in need of medical services not being provided, or if you are a medical provider willing to join the network, please contact Healing Heroes Network directly at 727-781-4376, or visit Other Articles
Previous: Drunk Driver Kills Air Force Veteran in Hit-Run

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.