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  • Father Of Veteran Flies Flag Upside Down

    11/10/2010 6:14:10 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 24 replies
    Local News 8 ^ | November10, 2010 | Brett Crandall
    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho -- In light of Veteran's Day, one former soldier's father is raising his American flag upside down to show he remembers his son's sacrifice. Many may think it's a sign of disrespect, but the military uses it as a distress signal. The U.S. flag code state "the flag should never be displayed with union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property." Curtis Carnahan said his son, Sgt. Evan Vela, has spent more than three years in prison and is, along with other veterans, in distress, And he...
  • Christmas donation to Vela family a blessing (Get On Board Freepers)

    12/26/2009 2:07:24 PM PST · by bigheadfred · 19 replies · 1,148+ views
    Standard Journal ^ | Thursday, December 24, 2009 5:22 PM MST | JOSEPH LAW
    ST. ANTHONY -- The family of Evan Vela, an imprisoned former soldier from Parker, is expressing gratitude for a Christmas donation to his wife and children. The donation came about through efforts by a national organization to support soldiers accused of crimes related to the war on terrorism. Vela is being held at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In an e-mail, the organization, United American Patriots, says an anonymous donor has made a cash gift of $1,000 to Vela's wife, Alyssa, along with Christmas presents for the couple's two children, a boy and a girl. snipFor more information,...
  • No Presidential Pardon for Local [Freeper's Nephew] Soldier Imprisoned for Murder

    01/20/2009 6:39:21 AM PST · by freema · 31 replies · 1,013+ views
    KTVB ^ | January 20, 2009 | Andrew Del Greco
    bigheadfred's nephew, Sgt. Evan Vela Curtis Carnahan bought a shirt he bought in Washington, D.C., that for him, says it all -- "I love my country, it' s the government I'm afraid of."
  • Idahoan convicted of murder won't be pardoned by Bush

    01/19/2009 4:31:18 PM PST · by Impy · 14 replies · 951+ views ^ | 1-19-09 | KTVB & Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush says he will issue no more pardons or commutations before the transfer of power set for tomorrow.
  • Idaho soldier's dad says White House pardon is under review

    01/06/2009 7:35:55 AM PST · by BGHater · 59 replies · 1,756+ views
    AP ^ | 06 Jan 2009 | AP
    A White House letter tells the father his request on behalf of Sgt. Evan Vela will be 'seriously considered.' The father of an eastern Idaho soldier convicted of killing an unarmed Iraqi says the White House has confirmed that President Bush is considering a request for a pardon. Curtis Carnahan said he received a letter from the White House last week. "Please know that your views on this matter will be seriously considered," it said. Sgt. Evan Vela,a 24-year-old U.S. Army sniper,was convicted in February and sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing an unarmed Iraqi civilian who stumbled...
  • Army Sniper Convicted of Killing Iraqi Civilian

    02/10/2008 8:57:53 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 91 replies · 399+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/10 | NA
    BAGHDAD - A U.S. Army sniper accused of killing an unarmed Iraqi civilian and planting evidence on his body was found guilty on all charges Sunday. Jurors deliberated for three hours before finding Sgt. Evan Vela guilty of murder without premeditation. He had previously been charged with premeditated murder, but that charge was changed during his court-martial this week in Baghdad.
  • Famed Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Baden Will Testify in Iraqi Sniper Murder Trial

    01/21/2008 6:28:33 AM PST · by RedRover · 127 replies · 620+ views
    Defend Our Troops ^ | 20 January 2008 | Nathaniel R. Helms
    Camp Victory, Iraq - Dr. Michael Baden has been appointed as the forensic pathologist in the court-martial of Sgt. Evan Vela, an Army scout-sniper accused of murder in Iraq. Dr. Baden, who lives in New York City, is a forensic detective of international fame who is as much at home in front of a television camera as he is a jury. He is expected to testify in early February. The star of the Home Box Office television series “Autopsy,” Dr. Baden is the former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City and presently the chief forensic pathologist for the New...
  • Outrageous cruelty: Soldier denied PTSD treatment while awaiting day in court [Sgt. Evan Vela]

    12/12/2007 2:55:43 PM PST · by RedRover · 144 replies · 1,814+ views
    Defend Our Troops ^ | December 10, 2007 | David Allender
    Sgt. Evan Vela, of the 501st Infantry Regiment, sits tonight in a military prison in Kuwait. Confined since July 1, Vela is one of three Army snipers charged with murder for an incident near Iskandariyah, Iraq. Two squadmates involved in the incident, Sgt. Hensley and Spc. Sandoval, were exonerated of murder charges in courts martial this past fall. As a soldier, Sgt. Vela was pushed beyond the limits of human endurance, going days without sleep in pursuit of our enemy in Iraq. While in confinement, Vela was diagnosed with moderate to severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Despite this diagnosis by...
  • Parents say (Army) son rejects plea deal in Iraq killings, is innocent

    08/09/2007 10:49:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 37 replies · 1,320+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9 Aug 07 | AP
    Mother: Son did not kill innocent Iraqis Family reflects on ordeal involving Candler soldier ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The parents of a North Carolina soldier charged with killing three Iraqis and planting weapons on them say their son turned down a plea offer and maintains his innocence. Staff Sgt. Michael A. Hensley, of Candor, is one of three soldiers charged with murder and obstruction of justice. The deaths occurred between April and June south of Baghdad. "In your worst nightmare, you don't think something like this could happen," Jannette Hensley said Tuesday. The Hensleys are from the Asheville area and have...