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Old Sep 20, 2004, 08:25 AM
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Well, I am about 1/2 way through Unfit for Command, and I would be willing to bet there are a lot more incidents that scream for UCMJ than just his lack of showing up for reserve duty.

From what I gather, he never wanted to be there, so at every chance he either took off under fire, or was somewhere he wasn't supposed to be. I know guys that got article 15's for a lot less. If what the book says is true (some of it prolly isn't, but a lot of it prolly is), then the command over in Nam knew he was trying get out of there and they wanted him gone, so they let him get his three medals and let him go ASAP. The guys in the book list a scary series of incidents, that if my Arty section chief had pulled he'd have been coutrmarshalled. In the end I guess they found it easier to just get rid of him. Good book, great reading. Also read "Reckless Disregard", another great read. I can't believe they can't find better than this guy to run on the dem side.....
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