Army Green Beret Describes Thinking After Bogus Conviction

After serving multiple Special Forces combat tours in Iraq, Army Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart was assigned to instructor duty in Germany in August 2008.  Within a year of his arrival there, the Green Beret’s career was in shambles, his life a wreck.  He had been wrongly-convicted by a court-martial panel of multiple offenses following allegations by a German woman that he had raped and kidnapped her in a Stuttgart hotel room.

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Below, in an excerpt from my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice, Stewart describes his thinking after the verdict was announced just before midnight Aug. 19, 2009:

“I wasn’t going to go to prison and have my kids have to go through having their dad in prison and my wife having to stand by my side and go without a husband for years—and, at that time, I didn’t know the length of the years,” said Stewart, a Special Forces combat medic and Level One-trained sniper. “I didn’t know the length of my sentence; I just knew that I was found guilty.”

That’s when he made a decision.

To find out what decision Stewart made before finding out how much time he would spend behind bars, order a copy of Three Days In August.

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