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
Very sad case.
Thank you for posting this. Horrible. Of a piece with the multiple unncessary courts martial that have been convened against our troops for the past eight years.
One egregious example is that of Army Lt Behenna. Meanwhile, Marine Sgt Wuterich just learned that he will be court-martialed for something he has been fighting in the courts for years.
However, when one puts all this against the backdrop that murderers/maimers of our troops are currently being released from confinement in both Iraq and Afghanistan, it becomes more than simply an injustice.
I sent an e-mail via the USAA internal system on their website and basically blasted the partnership. You know, I got a personal PHONE call from a member of the USAA Board of Directors! They were very concerned about my issues and said they were in fact looking for an alternative partner to do motorcycle insurance so I suggested the Aussie Gecko. That group is way bigger than Progressive.
The board member I was speaking with (forget which, just now) did offer some commentary that the former CEO was the purveyor of communist causes and backing it up with his own cash, is no longer in that position although he is still on that board. I came back with avoiding the perception of sin --- and yada yada yada. I won't leave USAA but I will protest this action.
Oh yeah, about that Harley? THAT notion was quashed by MY CFO....
Wait - he was married when (to put the best possible spin on it) he was picking up crazy women in bars for casual sex? Not someone that I'd pick for a poster child.