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Report: Sub commander accused of faking own death
WTNH Television ^ | 8/13/2012

Posted on 08/13/2012 5:57:36 AM PDT by Puppage

Edited on 08/13/2012 6:21:05 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

GROTON, Conn. (AP) A submarine commander who was relieved of his duties last week reportedly tried to fake his own death to end an extramarital affair.

The Day of New London reports Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II is accused by a 23-year-old Chesapeake, Va. woman of getting her pregnant, then sending her an email in July that indicated he had died.


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1 posted on 08/13/2012 5:57:40 AM PDT by Puppage
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To: Puppage

Well, I’ll venture that his career is dead for real, no faking needed.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 6:05:32 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Puppage

I have always said that the biggest vulnerability of men and even extraordinary men wasn’t alcohol, gambling or drugs. It is as it has always been there inability to walk away from the temptations of sex.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 6:08:46 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Puppage

Certainly not the type you want in command of an attack submarine


4 posted on 08/13/2012 6:10:18 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: Puppage
accused [...] of getting her pregnant

If only there were something she could have done to prevent that.

Oh, wait...

5 posted on 08/13/2012 6:10:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Puppage

Well, the plot certainly thickens.

Conduct Unbecoming - is that still on the books, or has that been thrown out too?


6 posted on 08/13/2012 6:14:44 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: jesseam

Agreed. Poor judgement on several counts.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 6:16:16 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Which is why The Honey trap was always the most successful espionage tactic.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 6:18:27 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Now if only he was gay, he wouldn’t be in this mess. /s


9 posted on 08/13/2012 6:20:36 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Puppage

He should run for office as a Dem in Massachusetts.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 6:22:08 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: paint_your_wagon
Now if only he was gay, he wouldn’t be in this mess

Here is where we see the negative consequences of letting heteorosexuals in the military

11 posted on 08/13/2012 6:24:04 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I have always said that the biggest vulnerability of men and even extraordinary men wasn’t alcohol, gambling or drugs. It is as it has always been there inability to walk away from the temptations of sex.

Torpedoes away!

12 posted on 08/13/2012 6:25:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: paint_your_wagon

Dang. I can see the new recruiting posters now...


13 posted on 08/13/2012 6:34:02 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Puppage

This is a photo of Michael P. Ward II taking command of the USS Pittsburgh on August 3. A week later, he would be relieved of duty. No doubt one of the shortest commands of a submarine in Naval history.

Major fail! When the UCMJ gets done with him, he'll be swabbing decks.

14 posted on 08/13/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Puppage

The Air Forcification of My Navy continues.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 6:40:17 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Puppage

Well.... at least he’s not gay.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 6:40:54 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Puppage
Navy [submarine] Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II is accused by a 23-year-old Chesapeake, Va. woman of getting her pregnant....

What's big and round and full of seamen?

17 posted on 08/13/2012 6:40:54 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Puppage
then sending her an email in July that indicated he had died.

That woman must be very gullible.

18 posted on 08/13/2012 6:43:36 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Puppage

He’s not the first, nor the last sub officer, to have his torpedoe, torpedoe his career.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 6:47:35 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Puppage

Sounds like something from NCIS. Gibbs always finds the truth.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 6:52:56 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Puppage; SamAdams76; US Navy Vet

The number of COs fired for personal misconduct has skyrocketed over the past 5 years.

I always served with good men in the CO, XO and COB slots but now things are changing. The submarine service is becoming a social experiment and it shouldn’t be.

We need to hold an ethical standard within the Navy.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 6:53:17 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Puppage

“Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned”


22 posted on 08/13/2012 6:58:40 AM PDT by capt B
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To: Puppage
Just slip out the back, Jack, make a little plan, Sam, no need to be coy, Roy, just pick up and leave...

Fifty one, now.

23 posted on 08/13/2012 7:03:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Been forever thus- Samson and Delilah, David and Bathsheba, King Edward the VIII gave up the British Empire for a divorcee, etc


24 posted on 08/13/2012 7:08:05 AM PDT by capt B
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To: US Navy Vet

The Village People didn’t sing IN THE AIR FORCE!


25 posted on 08/13/2012 7:08:57 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Puppage
It worked for me... why not for Commander Ward?

Gadzooks, Marko! You were played by Sean Connery... Ward will be lucky if he gets Seth Green in the maybe/maybe not made-for-basic-cable-tv flick--

26 posted on 08/13/2012 7:13:39 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Puppage

I’m a little curious where the title “Navy Cmdr.” originates in a story from Groton and New London, where journalists should know better. I remember ENS, LTJG, LT, LCDR, CDR, CAPT, RDML, RADM, VADM, and ADM. I remember back when there was a CDRE (commodore). What is a “Cmdr.”, why are the last three letters lower case, and why does it have a period?


27 posted on 08/13/2012 7:36:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SamAdams76

Is there a subliminal message in the design of those stanchions?


28 posted on 08/13/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT by Doug in CA
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To: Puppage
"...then sending her an email in July that indicated he had died."

um...how does oen do that? "dear sweetie, don't bother looking for me, i'm dead"...?

29 posted on 08/13/2012 7:47:00 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Pollster1

There is actually a handbook somewhere for journalists that gives the media standards for military ranks. They do the same thing to Army rank. For example, a Staff Sergeant in the Army is a “SSG”. In media, however, it is usually written as “SSgt.” like the Air Force way. It’s just some weird standards the newspaper industry set, for unknown reasons.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 7:53:36 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Pollster1

In my early Navy days, ranks were indicated thus. Did not go to all caps until sometime in the 80s or thereabout.


31 posted on 08/13/2012 8:36:53 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Puppage
If he had had Direct TV he wouldn't have had to fake his own death.
32 posted on 08/13/2012 8:40:31 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Puppage

Wow, here I am reading about some knucklehead to read the name and realize the Defrocked Cmdr is my cousin!

My Father and Grandmother both went on 8/3 to see him get his commandership (both of Wards parents are deceased).

What a damn shame.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 8:40:51 AM PDT by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
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To: camle
um...how does oen do that? "dear sweetie, don't bother looking for me, i'm dead"...?

Dear Jane... Sri got u preggers, but can not b BFFs cuz I died last week.

34 posted on 08/13/2012 8:59:08 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Jay Thomas

I guess we all have weirdos in our family, but this guy is beyond stupid. Sorry for your family. :(


35 posted on 08/13/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

When I was a wee, young airman and old Staff Sergeant gave me the best advice. He said, everytime a man thinks with the head of his d*** all it does is get him into trouble.


36 posted on 08/13/2012 9:29:26 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Officially, the AF uses 3 letter abbreviations for rank. Staff Sergeant is officially abbreviated SSG. My rank, Senior Master Sergeant, is abbreviated SMS.
For what it’s worth.


37 posted on 08/13/2012 9:32:28 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Bender2
Looks like old Ward made one too many pings.........Just saying.
38 posted on 08/13/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: ops33

My Father was a lifer in the USAF. He was a tough bird that started out in the Army and when the USAF was being formed in 1947 he switched services. He gave me three bits of advice. First, “Don’t ever F... the help.” His second was “never drink a man’s whiskey and take his generosity and try to f... his wife.” The third was “always wear protection” because at a military base one cannot trust anyone. Well, over the years all three bits of advice were heeded and kept me out of a world of hurt.


39 posted on 08/13/2012 3:04:35 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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