After reading a recent Marine Corps Times article, MaryLiz Grossetto contacted me Saturday afternoon with a request that I share some shocking information related to the death of her nephew, LCpl. Greg Buckley Jr., a 21-year-old Marine from Oceanside, N.Y., who died Aug. 10, 2012, in Afghanistan, the victim of a “Green-on-Blue (a.k.a., ‘Insider’)” Attack. With minor edits and accompanied by her warning, “This will break your heart, make you sick to your stomach and cause your blood to boil!” I share this information below:
LCpl Greg Buckley Jr., USMC
Late last week, I received a call from Dan Lamothe. He wanted to know if we wanted to comment on a story he had written for Marine Corps Times. As he began to relay the story, it became clear to him I had no idea what he was talking about.
Towards the end of July 2012, she explained, two Marine captains became concerned about a district police chief who had come to live on Forward Operating Base Delhi, located at Garmsir in the Helmand River Valley of Helmand Province in south-central Afghanistan. The police chief’s name was Sarwar Jan, and he had brought with him his Chai boy, Aynoddin.
Another captain in Garmsir suggested they reach out to Maj. Jason Brezler, a Marine Reservist who was, at that point, back in New York at his regular job working Special Ops for the Fire Department of New York City.
From Afghanistan, the captains e-mailed an “emergency request for info” to Major Brezler. In turn, the major immediately responded with what he personally knew to be true: Sarwar Jan was big trouble, and any troops within his reach could be in imminent danger.
The captains passed this info on to their superiors. What did the Marine Corps brass do with it? NOTHING!
Two weeks after Major Brezler did everything he could to protect his fellow Marines, three of them were dead and one was critically wounded.
What did the brass do now? They went after Major Brezler!
Investigators from the Naval Criminal Investigations Service showed up at his FDNY Fire House, searched his apartment and ripped apart his computer.
A Marine Corps colonel who had never even met Major Brezler wrote a career-ending fitness report and told the major he was “finished.”
So what do YOU think is really going on here? I’ll tell you what I think. It’s a “shell game!” Keep everyone’s eyes on Major Brezler, and maybe no one will notice “We Screwed Up.”
The Marine commanders had more than two weeks notice. Why was Jan and his unvetted Chai Boy allowed to remain on base?
Why weren’t our men warned about the imminent danger and told to carry their weapons and have “guardian angels” with them at the gym?
In my opinion, whoever made the decision to ignore Major Brezler’s warnings should be considered an accessory to murder.
Please don’t let this go unchallenged. Major Brezler has done nothing but the right thing his entire career. Don’t let these cowards sacrifice him in an effort to Cover Their Own Asses.
Did this administration’s fear of confronting or offending the Afghans once again take precedence over our troops safety?? Clearly, this is another cover-up.
PLEASE take the time to read Dan Lamothe’s article and then let us know what you think.
I’ll pass your comments on to U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). It’s about time our commander-in-chief and his military moppets learn we’re on to them!
Thank you for your continued support!
Greg Buckley Jr. on Facebook
Am I surprised by the information shared by this Gold Star family member? Not at all. She gets it.
Judging by the comments that appear after the Marine Corps Times article, others get it as well. I know I do. Why? Because it’s the type of scandalous information I uncovered during my exhaustive four-year investigation that led me to write THE CLAPPER MEMO.
Now what? CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., and demand they investigate this matter and ensure Major Brezler is not punished for trying to save his fellow Marines.
In addition, you can order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO. It’s available in paperback and ebook versions and has received endorsements from several noteworthy Americans. Like the story above, it will make your blood boil.
UPDATE: See Officer’s Career Threatened for Trying to Save Fellow Marines From ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack.
Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.