Skip to comments.A U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER'S FIGHT FOR MILITARY JUSTICE
Posted on 10/16/2011 6:22:52 PM PDT by seekthetruth
"Three Days In August" by Bob McCarty
U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt.1st Class Kelly A. Stewart admitted to having a one-night stand with a 28-year-old German woman the night of Aug. 22, 2008. She did, too. Both knew sex was part of the plan when they left the discotheque near Stuttgart. Two months later, however, her story changed and the highly-decorated combat veteran found himself facing rape and kidnapping charges.
During court-martial proceedings one year later, Stewart faced an Army court-martial panel comprised of soldiers who had recently returned from a 16-month deployment with the Army attorney serving as Stewarts lead prosecutor.
Despite a lack of both physical evidence and eyewitnesses to the alleged crimes, it took only three days for the panel to find Stewart guilty of numerous offenses including aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, forcible sodomy and assault and battery and sentence him to eight years behind bars.
Incredibly, the conviction was based almost entirely on the testimony of Stewarts accuser, a one-time mental patient who, with the backing of the German government, refused to allow her medical records to be entered as evidence.
When several witnesses came forward during a post-trial hearing to reveal startling proof that the accuser had lied several times during the trial, their words were largely ignored by the court and Stewart remained behind bars.
(Excerpt) Read more at threedaysinaugust.com ...
An aside, you should “try” a kindle. I didn’t think I would like it either, but adore mine, it goes everywhere with me, with many books.
Thanks for the info. I am sure I would enjoy a Kindle, but rught now I am STILL learning how to use my I-phone! I just recently ordered an “I-Phone Book For Dummies”. I need one, for sure!:)
Hi Friend, Looking forward to November when we will get to meet up again! Here’s hoping weather is being nice up there and for your trip!
Oh... not complicated at all... my son has an Android, and I get so frustrated with it... but the Kindle is just about 4 buttons you use, for the most part. Back, forth, and home and the arrow keys to go up and down to select what book to open.
Thanks very much, seekthetruth!
Your screen name is most fitting, huh?
Miss you a lot, sweet and dear GF!
As I mentioned earlier, it appears that you got unjustly screwed by the Army, but I’m NOT convinced that you also got screwed by USAA. You asked how was it that USAA kept you in good standing for some years after you were convicted. I’m guessing that no one there was aware of your problem, and after they became aware, they took action. The passage of time is irrelevant. You are, after all, a convicted felon with a prison record and for now you remain so. The whole story on USAA’s take on this is not yet known, but I wouldn’t bet on you winning any big judgment.
Good luck in your appeals process.
Just adding another Freeper ping here to bring attention to Kelly Stewart's story.
Also a reminder that Bob McCarty, author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Fight For Military Justice, will be appearing live for an interview on Commonsense Coalition Talk Radio tomorrow 10/20 at 10:00AM Central, 11:00AM Eastern. Folks can tune in to listen here:
Sorry, I replied to you by mistake. Forgive my old eyes and me.
If anyone happens to read this who has an account with USAA, please let me know if you found the USAA standards clients must meet. Would think those who have USAA accounts would know what they are since they must also meet the standards.
Forgive this reply if I missed the USAA standards for their clients being posted.
Sir, I failed to mention that during the conversation, prior to the reading of the articles by the USAA employee I was asked if I was in prison, I asked what does this have to due with this. The USAA employee stated the have a documented call from my wife who has a power of attorney, and my wife told them I went to prison and the call was from AUG 2009, and needed all info about my account. I then stated well I am not in prison now. This is when the under writer read the articles from the stars and stripes paper. As far as judgment against USAA. If they can produce a contract that I signed stating I am aware at anytime they can do what they have done to me then no problem, but I will say that I have legal counsel, I will say I have grounds that USAA made mistakes for which they are liable for. Now this is well above me. For me it isnt the money. I think about some PVT with a spouse and children being in this financial situation. I am fortunate that my father and others have helped out. I thank you for your well wishes on appeals.
De Oppresso Liber
It may come as a surprise to you all, but USAA is under no obligation to provide insurance or any other services to anyone whether you agree with their standards or not and whether they are posted or not. That contract “thingy” that you didn’t sign goes both ways, eh? Like I already said, the whole story isn’t out yet but the more I hear about this, it is starting to look like a search for “deep pockets”. Besides, even if the company treated you harshly, they did not cause your problem, nor convict you, nor imprison you, nor otherwise screw up your entire life! All of that is between you and the Army.
Reminder: If folks want to listen in this morning to the author of “Three Days In August” tune in here at 10AM Central, 11AM Eastern:
SHOW JUST STARTED! Bob McCarty on now!
Anyone listening? Wish to comment back and forth as we listen?
Bob mentioned Michael too!
IF ANYONE IN FREEPER WORLD BELIEVES KELLY STEWART RECEIVED A FAIR TRIAL, PLEASE TELL ME HOW YOU CAME TO THAT CONCLUSION?