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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

True Heros: Troops NOT Military

Reading stories like this make me sad. It's sad to hear that our military will go to great lengths, even lie, in order to support out an unjust war. It makes me happy to know, that people still tell the truth, even when power offers to loom over them for speaking out.

Bryan O'Neal spoke out when things went wrong...
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The last soldier to see Army Ranger Pat Tillman alive, Spc. Bryan O'Neal, told lawmakers that he was warned by superiors not to divulge -- especially to the Tillman family -- that a fellow soldier killed Tillman.

O'Neal particularly wanted to tell fellow soldier Kevin Tillman, who was in the convoy traveling behind his brother at the time of the 2004 incident in Afghanistan.

"I wanted right off the bat to let the family know what had happened, especially Kevin, because I worked with him in a platoon and I knew that he and the family all needed to know what had happened," O'Neal testified. "I was quite appalled that when I was actually able to speak with Kevin, I was ordered not to tell him."
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Jessica Lynch show us it takes real heroes to speak out when things go wrong.

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Also Tuesday, former Pfc. Jessica Lynch told the House panel that the military lied about her capture.

Lynch testified that after her vehicle was attacked in Iraq in March 2003, she suffered a mangled spinal column, broken arm, crushed foot, shattered femur and even a sexual assault.

But it only added insult to injury, literally, when she returned to her parents' home in West Virginia, which "was under siege by media all repeating the story of the little girl 'Rambo' from the hills of West Virginia who went down fighting," Lynch said.
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These soldiers have shown their moral obligation to tell the truth and keep the Military from lying.

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