Skip to comments.AWOL Soldier to Surrender at Fort Knox
Posted on 10/31/2006 10:25:40 AM PST by SmithL
A U.S. Army soldier who fled to Canada rather than return to Iraq said Tuesday he was traveling to Fort Knox to surrender to military authorities.
Kyle Snyder, a former combat engineer, left the U.S. in April 2005 while on leave to avoid a second deployment to Iraq.
"I don't see a lot of positive things coming from this war," Snyder told reporters Tuesday morning at a Louisville church. "I see it as a counterproductive mission."
The 23-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colo., had trained as an engineer with the 94th Corps of Engineers, but he said he was put on patrol when he got to Iraq in 2004, something he said he wasn't trained to do.
Snyder said he began to turn against the war when he saw an innocent Iraqi man seriously wounded by American gunfire. He believed the shooting was not properly investigated.
Attorney James Fennerty said a deal has been reached to keep Snyder from being court-martialed. Instead, he said, Snyder will receive an other-than-honorable discharge.
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As a combat experienced Marine, I say this guy is a coward.
Can you imagine volunteering for service only to run away???
George Washington had a special way of handling this.
secondary MOS 91A?
The punk swore an oath. The punk needs to have some serious punishment doled out.
It would almost be worth letting the Dems win just to watch them squirm when they have to come up with a plan for Iraq.
I second the motion he's a yellow bellied coward.
Back in my day (60's-70's) 91Alpha was Medical Corpman. Don't know what it is today,however.
I think people like this should be released from service, sued by the military for the time and expense of training him, and the military should receive actual and punitive damages of a couple of million dollars that is not dischargable in bankruptcy so that this guy will be paying for his breach of contract for a very long time.
Someone who is up on USMJ, please tell me how in the hell this is NOT a Dishonorable Discharge. If I remember correctly, a big if these days, other-than-honorable is actually a higher discharge than a dishonorable discharge.
I was an 0311 Infantry/Grunt/Ground Pounder. And You?
Guess the canadians didn't treat him too well ay?
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