It’s a day late, but I think you’ll find this weekly recap worthwhile.
The week began Sunday with a repeat posting of a piece, Writer Reveals True Face of the Democratic Party, by guest writer Paul R. Hollrah and was followed by a series of posts about the case of Army Maj. Christian “Kit” Martin, an elite Army Ranger and master Army aviator facing the possibility of spending 58 years in prison if convicted of bogus sexual assault charges during his upcoming military trial Dec. 1.
The series began with a summary post, Army Soldier-Aviator Faces Possible 58-Year Sentence As Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Witch Hunt Seeks New Victim, and was followed by six video clips from an interview I conducted with Major Martin Tuesday via Skype. Those interviews cover the following subtopics:
• In Video Clip 1, the 47-year-old veteran of three combat tours in Iraq talks about his life before he signed on the dotted line to join the Army Reserve as a private in 1986;
• In Video Clip 2, the elite Army Ranger and master Army aviator describes how it felt to be receive a “top of the line” officer evaluation and be described as an officer of “unquestionable integrity” by Raymond T. Odierno, an officer who would go on to earn four stars and serve as chief of staff of the Army, the highest-ranking post in the Army.
• In Video Clip 3, the Regular Army officer talks about what it’s like to have had what many might consider a “dream job” — flying the world’s most-sophisticated attack helicopters and using weapons that “go boom”;
• In Video Clip 4, the distinguished graduate of his ROTC program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha tells me about the early days of his relationship with the woman who would later accuse him of horrendous crimes;
• In Video Clip 5, Major Martin describes the beginning of the battle he’s now fighting with the same woman — the one he thought was his legal wife — and how it reached the boiling point soon after he was assigned to the vaunted 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky;
• In Video Clip 6, Major Martin describes what happened in his life after the woman he considered his legal wife went to the FBI and told agents he was an international spy.
More video clips describing this troublesome case will follow. To see them and other updates as they surface, visit this page.
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Since this article was published, the date for Major Martin’s trial was changed to Dec. 1, 2015. This article has been updated to reflect that change.
UPDATE 12/7/2015 at 8:21 a.m. Central: A military judge continued the military trial date for Army Maj. Christian “Kit” Martin to sometime in March 2016, though no specific date has been set.
UPDATE 12/10/2015 at 11:17 a.m. Central: I’ve learned that Major Martin’s military trial date is set for March 14-18, 2016.by