It is a sad day in America when you see the Navy doing this to one of their dedicated service members.
The Inquisitor reported a rather tepid response from the Navy on a Navy Facebook page: “Stories of Navy personnel being charged with an offense are not true. There is still a long way to go in reviewing the facts of this tragic incident, but at this time we can confirm no service member has been charged with an offense.”
However, “A Navy official told Fox News that punishing a lieutenant commander who used an unauthorized weapon to fire back at the Chattanooga gunman who shot and killed five service members could not be “completely ruled out. The Navy said in a statement that it had not charged any service members with an offense at the present time.”
Right, “at the present time.”
Folks, it’s not time to stop the party and go home. This “denial” from the Navy on its Facebook page reeks of the same kind of “you can keep your doctor if you like your doctor” semantics game that paper pushers in Washington love to play with the American public. The statement clearly did not say they don’t intend to charge him. It didn’t say he was a hero. This officer could have fallen down and faked death. He could have run to another location. Instead, knowing that his troops were in harms way, he stepped up and did what warriors do. Our military men have taken an oath or protect and defend the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic and they know this means fighting even to the death. But do we honestly expect them to face death with ZERO means to defend themselves? It’s shameful, it’s absurd, and it’s immoral to put a warrior in that position.
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