Perhaps after reading you will find it in your heart to send a donation to help the Stewart family, no matter how small. All donations will be of great help.
We must bring attention to this travesty of Military Injustice! Notice I said Military, not U.S. Justice. Why? Because in a U.S. Court, Kelly Stewart would NEVER have spent a day in jail, and his case would have been dropped. Furthermore, Kelly could have sought justice and sued for damages for deformation of character in a U.S. Court against his accuser.
I ask all of you to go to http://savethissoldier.com/mainpage.html and click on the left side of the page under “Latest Update.” Not only does this family have to live apart, not only is Kelly's wife getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan and the children will remain behind with their Aunt, BUT NOW USAA has decided to cancel all the accounts this struggling family has maintained! The President and CEO of this USAA organization is Josue Robles, a retired “Army” Major General! John Abizaid sits on the Board of Directors of USAA. Remember him? He is a former “Army” Middle East Commander!
Folks, if you will, please send an email to these two retired “Army” employees. Their email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org
It is disgusting that this “Army” allowed conviction of this Special Forces HERO without evidence and in spite of the dubious motive of the accuser! I find this criminal on the part of the “Army” but even destroying this Hero's life doesn't’ seem to be enough for them! Now they want to torment him further and make things as difficult as possible for him and his soon to be deployed wife!!!
The conviction of Special Forces First Sgt. Kelly Stewart is disgraceful and in my opinion, does a disservice to the Army and all who wear the uniform. I don't know how those involved in this conviction can look themselves or anywhere else in the eye. It is horrendous and shameful, what they have done to this Warrior's life and to his family.
Please read Kelly's story and email the webmaster, who is his highly decorated father! Please donate to this family and please send a scathing email to Josue Robles and John Abizaid. Please spread the word what USAA has done to this family. Frankly, they are not worthy to hold accounts of Heroes such as Kelly Stewart!
You all know, I have been heavily involved in trying to help Michael Behenna and the Leavenworth 10. I now add Kelly Stewart to the list! This is truly times that try men's souls but I am a Warrior too and I'm on the warpath! These men are all our Sons and this persecution of our Warriors has got to stop!
Please engage and help this family. Through 3 deployments, Kelly Stewart served to protect us and keep us safe. Now he needs our protection!
The Band of Mothers
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I’ve seen this happen here stateside, too. On a Navy ship stationed out of Norfolk circa 1992, there was an E-6 Fire Controlman who had sex with a woman that he met at a bar. She was married to another Navy guy and admitted that she wasn’t wearing her ring and didn’t tell the guy she was married. She went to on-base counseling because she felt guilty about the whole tryst and they pushed her into pursuing rape charges.
This poor dude was convicted and sentenced to 10 years. After her marriage fell apart and this guy had already done 18 months in prison, she admitted that she made the whole rape story up and the guy was freed. But he’d never get that year and a half of his life back. His career was completely trashed and his family was devastated. Wherever he goes, most people think of him as the rapist who got off on a technicality. I say Navy Family Services sucks.
Hard to believe-
Though I am no longer in the military, I did start with USAA decades ago, when I was. I have been less than pleased with their service of late. This is just over the top.
Any suggestions for a replacement company for USAA for auto and home-owners’ insurance?
Welcome to the matriarchy, where men have to prove the sex was consensual and are guilty no matter what. If you don’t record every casual encounter that you have with your cell phone then you are risking the destruction of your life based on the word of some crazy b@#$@. It’s what feminism has brought us, deal with it as it’s the norm now and unless you have a ton of money, like the Duke Lacrosse players, or those cell phone vids your goose is cooked.
Granted our Military is a microcosm of US Society as a whole and there are 'bad apples' in every branch. BUT. I would argue - not likely in the U.S. Army Special Forces. And not for an E7.
If he was the 'crazy monster' he's made out to be by the prosecutors he never would have made it into SF, or lasted, and surely unable hide his 'evilness' all those years going from E1 to E7. He never would have made it past E5, if that, and would have been separated long ago.
Sgt.1st Class Kelly A. Stewart got screwed for life.
Wow, this stinks. It’s as bad or worse than the navy SEALs for allegedly punching some foul critter in Iraq. maybe no comparision but seems like a pattern along with the other links. Gads, what a mess. I will pray for this family and the kids. Man there is just too much tragedy in this, giving me vertigo.
If this guy was tried in a court-martial, IT IS a US COURT. Military courts-martial trials are not some other country’s running. It is run by the military.
Might have missed this in the posts, but why does an innocent man run?
Having just come across this story
(and all I know about Bickle is from that website) Im beginning to think these guys are all being set up. Couldn’t imagine why that would be... in a lawful society.
One of the commentators of this story claimed those who testified against Bickle were of less than sterling character and plea bargained out for testimony.
Mighty peculiar a Green Beret and a Seal getting trampled on like they did. And there was little publicity about either case as I recall. I’m wondering now how many others there might be that we haven’t heard about.