Today, I Had Lunch With a Sniper

Today, I had the good fortune of being able to enjoy a good meal and good conversation with a man who used to be, among other things, a Level 1 sniper and member of the Army’s elite Special Forces fraternity, the Green Berets.

L-R: Kelly A. Stewart and Bob McCarty.

Though I had communicated with former Army Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, the man whose life story — including a wrongful conviction in a military court-martial — is chronicled in my book, Three Days In August.

Though I had communicated with Stewart countless times during the past three years, today’s meal at a Cracker Barrel Country Store in the St. Louis area marked the first time Stewart and I were able to meet in person. It became possible as a result of Stewart passing through Missouri on the return leg of a cross-country trek to visit family.

Worth noting: After spending more than two hours across the table from him, I’m convinced more than ever before that he is the victim of military justice gone awry.

To read the never-before-published details about Stewart’s wrongful conviction, read the book, Three Days In August. Based on 18 months of research, interviews with the key players and access to the actual Record of Trial, this book is available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including  To visit the book website, click here.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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