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Finally Some Sanity With Army's Decision On War Hero

Breaking: Army Reinstates 

Hero Green Beret

  • 04/29/2016 
  • Source: Fox News 
  • by: Lucas Tomlinson
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In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a 
decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically
 confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over
 the course of many days.

Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland, confirmed the Army's decision to 
retain him when reached by Fox News, who has been covering the 
story in depth for the past eight months and first broke the story of
 the Army's decision in August to kick out Martland over the incident,
 which occurred in northern Afghanistan in 2011.

"I am real thankful for being able to continue to serve," said Martlan
 when reached on the telephone by Fox News.  "I appreciate everything
 Congressman Duncan Hunter and his Chief of Staff, Joe Kasper did for 

As first reported by Fox News, while deployed to Kunduz Province, 
Afghanistan, Martland and his team leader confronted a local police
 commander in 2011 accused of raping an Afghan boy and beating
 his mother. When the man laughed off the incident, they shoved him
 to the ground.

Martland and his team leader were later removed from the base, and
 eventually sent home from Afghanistan. The U.S. Army has not
 confirmed the specifics of Martland's separation from service
 citing privacy reasons, but a “memorandum of reprimand” from 
October 2011 obtained by Fox News makes clear that Martland 
was criticized by the brass for his intervention after the alleged rape.
 Asked for comment in September 2015, an Army spokesman reiterated, 
"the U.S. Army is unable to confirm the specifics of his separation due 
to the Privacy Act." 
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