Skip to comments.Platoon commander defends Marine on trial in deaths of 24 Iraqis(DEFEND OUR MARINES credited)
Posted on 01/14/2012 1:51:57 PM PST by smoothsailing
January 14, 2012 | 10:45 am
The platoon commander on the day in 2005 when Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqis was called as a prosecution witness Friday in the court martial of the squad leader, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich.
But the testimony of William Kallop seemed to bolster the case of the defense, not the prosecution in the closely watched trial at Camp Pendleton.
Wuterich and his squad did nothing wrong, Kallop testified.
The court martial, in which Wuterich faces charges of manslaughter, assault and dereliction of duty, resumes Tuesday with more prosecution witnesses.
-- Tony Perry at Camp Pendleton
Photo: William Kallop while on active-duty as a Marine lieutenant. Credit: Defendourmarines.com
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That’s amazing, smooth! Thanks so much for posting!
(Wish I could remember where I got the photo!)
The recognition is much deserved, Red!
Amen to that, Red!
You have been tireless in gathering and posting the truth of what happened in Haditha.
Aquit him and set him free.
I know we all will be very happy when Frank is exonerated and there is no more “Defend Our Marines”.
There’ll be other cases but I’ll be happy for others to do what we’ve done. If nothing else, we’ve shown what a few people who care can do.
Back at you, Girl. You’ve brought, and still bring, a rigorous analytical mind to these threads to the benefit of whoever drops in via Google as well as FR regulars. Your incisive, evenhanded, comments and unflappable good humor are a large reason this effort has worked.
Why, thank you, Red....please go on. Just kidding.
Hopefully the panelists will reach a conclusion that bodes well for SSgt Wuterich and his family.....and for the Marines in general.
Amen to all that.
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