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US submarine [commander] faked death after making mistress pregnant
London Evening Standard ^ | 20 September 2012 | Rashid Razaq

Posted on 10/14/2012 5:27:57 PM PDT by Gamecock

The commander of a US nuclear submarine faked his own death to end an affair with a woman he had got pregnant.

Michael Ward, 43, has been relieved of command of the USS Pittsburgh after the woman, 23, contacted the US navy after receiving a letter saying that he had been killed in the line of duty.

The letter said: “I am extremely sorry to tell you that he is gone. We tried everything we could to save him. I cannot say more.”

The woman, who later lost the baby, went to Mr Ward’s home to offer condolences to his family but discovered that he had simply moved house. He has been reprimanded by the navy.

Mr Ward, who is married with children, met the woman on an online dating site and they exchanged emails before spending the weekend together while he was on training operations in Norfolk, Virginia.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous

1 posted on 10/14/2012 5:28:04 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Sounds like an episode from NCIS.

2 posted on 10/14/2012 5:30:28 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Gamecock

Not only a liar, but incredibly stupid.

4 posted on 10/14/2012 5:35:17 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Gamecock

Let’s see... They can be publicly, sexually confused and commit sodomy, but they’re not allowed to emulate an adult version of the main character in “Leave It to Beaver?”

5 posted on 10/14/2012 5:37:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a thunderous avalanche of rottenness smelled around the earth.)
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To: t1b8zs


Article 134— Adultery

(1) That the accused wrongfully had sexual intercourse with a certain person;

(2) That, at the time, the accused or the other person was married to someone else; and

(3) That, under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.


Maximum punishment.

Dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 1 year

6 posted on 10/14/2012 5:39:39 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: t1b8zs
I believe infidelity may come under the UCMJ and he may get shitcanned

When I reported for duty on a submarine as a young officer, I was shocked to see that the XO had his girlfriend on the ship. He would bring her down to stay overnight and of course his wife never found out.

The CO moron took it to another level and he may find it ends his career, but don't bet on it.

7 posted on 10/14/2012 5:46:19 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: Gamecock

Her husbands mistress shows up on the doorstep? The wife may be widow yet. Hubby better stay on extended sea duty.

8 posted on 10/14/2012 5:48:26 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Brilliant
Brilliant? Yo stupid hooman!

I dead you fooool!

What I look liek to yu...

9 posted on 10/14/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: politicianslie

Reminds me of Cary Grant’s line in the movie Operation Pettycoat, “The law protects below age 18, mother nature protects after age 65, but in between they’re fair game.”

10 posted on 10/14/2012 6:03:01 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Message to President Obama: Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin)
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To: Gamecock

Exactly how did he think this would all end?

11 posted on 10/14/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Gamecock
Article 134— Adultery...

I am curious. Do these regulations also apply to gay adultery? You know, if two dudes get married, one is in the Navy and he cheats.

Jus' ask'n.

12 posted on 10/14/2012 11:29:33 PM PDT by Slyfox
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“Sounds like an episode from NCIS.”

It WAS an episode from NCIS.

13 posted on 10/15/2012 4:14:23 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Slyfox

Dunno. I am not sure that the military recognizes gay “marriage” yet. But if it does, or when it does, I think it will apply.

14 posted on 10/15/2012 7:20:19 AM PDT by Gamecock
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