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Former Army Green Beret Needs Your Help NOW!

In November, I shared heartbreaking news and asked you to take action to help a falsely-accused and wrongly-convicted Soldier. The following month, I warned that this highly-decorated combat veteran is facing a possible return to prison. Today, I offer an update about the ongoing legal and financial battle involving Kelly Stewart, the former Army Green Beret whose life story is chronicled in my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice.

Kelly Stewart received this letter from the Dept. of Treasury June 9, 2015.

Kelly Stewart received this letter from the Dept. of Treasury June 9, 2015.

Recently, Stewart received a letter from the Department of the Treasury, a screenshot of which appears above. Dated June 9, 2015, it began as follows:

Your unpaid delinquent debt owed to the Department of Defense, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoDDCM, has been referred to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for collection. According to the records of the Department of Defense, you owe $27,399.26.

Collection action will continue unless you make payment, within ten (10) days from the date of this letter, in the amount of $35,619.04, which includes all applicable fees, interest, and penalties, as of today.

If you wish to avoid further collection action and additional charges, you must immediately pay your debt.

I find it unconscionable for this man to have to face a situation like this after risking his life on the battlefield for his country and then having his life and career destroyed by the outcome of a politically-charged kangaroo court of military justice. See the letter below for a brief overview.

Click on image to download copy of letter (PDF)

Click on image to download copy of letter (PDF)

On behalf of Stewart, I’m begging you to read this OPEN LETTER TO ANY AMERICAN and take action immediately to help him retire this unfair debt by visiting SaveThisSoldier.com and scrolling down until you see the “DONATE” button on the right side of the screen.This site is run by Stewart’s father, CMSgt. John Stewart, a retired veteran of more than 30 years in Air Force Special Operations.

IF WE FAIL TO ACT NOW, he will very likely face a return to prison. Thanks in advance for doing the right thing NOW!

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Sean Hannity Accomplice to Crime of Military Injustice

When the folks at “The Sean Hannity Show” published an article under the headline, U.S. Army Eating it’s Own: A Green Beret Needs Our Help, my head nearly exploded! Then I concluded Sean Hannity can only be described as an accessory to the crime of military injustice committed by the U.S. Army against one of its own, Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Stewart.

Click on image above to read article at Hannity.com.

Click on image above to read article at Hannity.com.

Why? Because I’ve been plugging away for almost four years, trying to get anyone in the mainstream news media — Sean Hannity included — to pay attention to Stewart’s case.

Stewart, a Green Beret medic and Level One sniper, was falsely accused in November 2008 of rape and kidnapping by a then-28-year-old German woman. Nine months later, he was convicted during a military trial that took place during three days in August 2009.

Interestingly, no physical evidence or eyewitnesses were presented by the Army prosecutor during that trial. The guilty verdict seemed to hinge solely on the words of the accuser, a woman who not only spent months in a mental institution prior to meeting Stewart but also stood to gain financially (i.e., her government would compensate her as a “victim of sexual assault”) if Stewart was found guilty. In the end, she made money.

During a post-trial hearing months after the conviction, several individuals who did not know Stewart testified that his accuser had told multiple lies while on the witness stand during the trial. After hearing their testimony, however, the military judge decided to ignore it.

Today, after serving time behind bars at the U.S. Military Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Stewart lives as a convicted sex offender with nothing to show after a stellar career during which he served in places like Kosovo and Iraq and rose to the top one percent of the Army without a single blemish on his record until he was falsely accused.

One would think such a story might interest Hannity, but no.

Even with an inside track to one of Hannity’s radio show producers, whom I don’t hold responsible for Hannity’s poor decisions, Hannity hasn’t devoted a moment of on-air attention to the case of the highly-decorated combat veteran whose life story is chronicled in my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August.

Even with endorsements of the book by New York Times best-selling author Richard Miniter, anti-Islamic terrorism activist and Atlas Shrugs founder Pam Geller, The Band of Mothers founder Beverly Perlson and others, Hannity has opted to ignore the military injustice suffered by this elite Soldier.

Hannity may have high ratings on radio and television, but I’ve turned him off.

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Click on image above to order copy of book.

To learn more about Stewart, visit ThreeDaysInAugust.com or read other articles about his case. To order a copy of the book, click here or on one of the links below.

FYI: Yes, I realize I’m burning a bridge by publishing this piece, but who cares; it was a bridge to nowhere.

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Green Beret’s Life Changed Forever Five Years Ago

When Kelly A. Stewart looks in the rear-view mirror of his life, the Army Special Forces selection process highlighted in the 2009 Discovery Channel documentary, Two Weeks In Hell, must rank among the toughest challenges he’s ever faced. But it’s not THE toughest challenge the Green Beret faced in 2009.

A highly-decorated combat veteran, Stewart found himself face to face with a challenge unlike anything he had ever faced. Both his future and his life were placed on the line after a then-28-year-old German woman accused him of rape and kidnapping. The court-martial to decide his future took place during three days in August 2009.

To learn more about his case, order a copy of my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August (October 2011), in which I chronicle Stewart’s rough encounter with the military justice system that let him down in huge way.

For a snapshot of his situation today and how you can help, read this letter and/or read this recent article. Thanks in advance!

UPDATE 4/19/2015 at 1:16 p.m. Central: Check out the limited-time free-books offer here.

If you like this article and my other efforts, please show your support by buying my books and encouraging your friends and loved ones to do the same.  Thanks in advance!

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HELP: Former Green Beret Faces Possible Return to Prison!

Because time is running out for the former Green Beret about whom a father recently shared heartbreaking news, I felt compelled to ask you to TAKE ACTION NOW!  On behalf of this man who, for years, fought to safeguard our freedoms and liberty as a Special Forces operator, I’m asking you to read the OPEN LETTER TO ANY AMERICAN below and then take action. If we fail to act on his behalf, he will very likely face a return to prison.

Click on image to download copy of letter (PDF)

Click on image to download copy of letter (PDF)

Time is running out for this highly-decorated combat veteran who deeply regrets having put himself in a position to face such false allegations and bear the brunt of military justice run amok. Please do not let these words collect virtual dust on your screen. He has already served hard time for a crime he did not commit!

Read the letter and contact your elected officials in Washington, D.C. If you don’t have time to read the letter, take this simple step instead: Visit SaveThisSoldier.com and scroll down until you see the “DONATE” button on the right side of the screen. You know what to do after that!  Thanks in advance for TAKING ACTION NOW!

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

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Wrongly Convicted By Military Justice System, American Soldiers Deserve as Much Attention as GITMO Detainees

So much attention has been paid to the matter of whether or not detainees at Guantanamo Bay should be released and allowed to return to their home countries, but little has been paid to American warfighters wrongly convicted in the military justice system. Wrongly-convicted Americans deserve at least as much attention as GITMO detainees, don’t they? If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve been wrongly convicted consider conversing with a criminal lawyer to better understand your legal options. Keep reading!

Kelly A. Stewart on a mission in Iraq.

Kelly A. Stewart on a mission in Iraq.

EXAMPLE: Two years ago this week, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces denied former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart‘s appeal of the wrongful conviction and eight-year prison sentence handed down by a court-martial panel in Germany almost 39 months earlier.

The CAAF decision came almost four months after the Army Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed Stewart’s conviction and sentence. His sentence was announced in August 2009 at the end of a two-day fiasco of a military trial during which Stewart was found guilty of a handful of sexual assault charges after a German woman alleged she had been raped and kidnapped by the Soldier. During a post-trial Article 39A hearing, witnesses testified before the court that she had lied on several occasions during the trial, but the testimony fell of deaf — and politically-correct — ears.

Now, unless the highly-decorated combat veteran receives a presidential pardon, he will likely have to wear the “sex offender” label for the rest of his life.

Richard Miniter

Richard Miniter

After I offered an in-depth look at this example of military justice run amok In my October 2011 nonfiction book, Three Days In August, New York Times best-selling author Richard Miniter read the book and described it as painting “a convincing portrait of a military justice process that appears to have lacked one essential element – justice.”

See if you agree with Miniter and many others. Order a copy of Three Days In August.

For details about ordering a signed copy, click here and scroll down.

To provide financial assistance to Stewart, click on the “DONATE” button at SaveThisSoldier.com, a website built and managed by Kelly’s dad.

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

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