These charges are serious. Sad too. To think he served this country, in the US Marines, received an honorable discharge only to return and throw his life away.
He is so lucky that nobody was seriously injured or worse.
I am waiting, tick tock, for someone to blame it on Iraq or the military. Those that serve receive from me an extra pat on the back, which I would consider if in fact someone were found guilty of breaking the law. Their service if honorable should work in their favor.
What is over the top, that this might be similar to the case of the Marine of the Year, MA, ( Marine Accused in Shooting Pleads Innocent -- decorated Marine Daniel Cotnoir )who shot at a crowd. He gave a warning shot.
This guy, Kern's has said he was annoyed by the helicopter noise. Get out of town.
If I appear without compassion, it is not meant to appear that way but I just wonder what is going on.
Innocent until proven guilty.
Serious enough; he may suffer permanent damage; and also serious enough that he won't be flying anymore, accordeing to the Albq Jrnl, when it happened.
The pilot has shrapnel in his face and chest, flesh missing from his leg, and the leg is broken."
Chris Holland said he's reached the end of his flying career.
BTW the pilot served with honor also.
From the Albq Jrnl, Aug 12th:
"He just got back from Iraq, and then this happens. I never thought about him being shot down over Albuquerque," she [pilot's wife] said.
Chris Holland flew helicopters for about 20 years in the Army and Army National Guard. He served as a pilot in the Gulf War and as a judge advocate general lawyer in Iraq with the Army Reserves.
He returned from Iraq in February.
Holland is no stranger to combat. He was a decorated pilot in the Gulf War, where he served with the Army National Guard. Holland served as a helicopter pilot in the 717th Army National Guard for about 20 years. He left the National Guard in 2002, later enlisting in the Army Reserve to gain a commission. He served in Iraq with the reserves,
Those that serve receive from me an extra pat on the back, which I would consider if in fact someone were found guilty of breaking the law."
Does the fact the victim being also a veteran, and and a current Reservist, and so also deserving of an extra pat, cancel out the alleged perp's extra pat on the back, leaving us back at "equal justice under the law"?
Kerns is a former lance corporal honourably discharged from the US Marine Corps in 2001.
Kinda hard to blame on Iraq since he was discharged before we went in there in 2003.
This person is my nephew. His mother says that he did not fire the shot. He states that his confession was beaten out of him. His mom is a very nice person and i tend to believe her. I do Wish him luck