I Had Lunch With a Level One Sniper

Though I had communicated with former Army Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart numerous times following his March 31, 2011, release from the U.S. Military Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, I had not had the opportunity to meet him in person until two years ago this week.

Kelly Stewart (left) poses for a photo with Bob McCarty, author of Three Days In August, the nonfiction book that chronicles the former Green Beret's life and wrongful conviction.

Kelly Stewart (left) poses for a photo with Bob McCarty, author of Three Days In August, the nonfiction book that chronicles the former Green Beret’s life and wrongful conviction.

On Dec. 3, 2012, I had lunch with the highly-decorated former Green Beret, combat veteran and Level One DoD sniper after he made a stop in St. Louis while on a cross-country trip to visit family.

After spending more than two hours across the table from him at a local Cracker Barrel restaurant, I became more convinced than ever that Stewart is the victim of military justice gone awry. Now, I challenge you to see if you agree with me.

Order a copy of Three Days In August, the nonfiction book in which I chronicle his life and the wrongful conviction that came at the end of his court-martial during three days in August 2009.

UPDATE 4/19/2015 at 1:17 p.m. Central: Check out the limited-time free-books offer here.

Click on image above to order Bob's books.

Click on image above to order Bob’s books.

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