The Green Beret who is being discharged for listening to his conscience is finally speaking out about the horrific that details that led him to do what he – and anyone else would have done – did.
The Green Beret who is set to be involuntarily discharged in early November has finally spoken out about the situation that caused his punishment in the first place: his intervening on behalf of an Afghan boy who was being repeatedly raped.
“Kicking me out of the Army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it,” Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland said in his first public statement, which was provided to Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), who is advocating on the serviceman’s behalf.
In the statement obtained by Fox News, Martland detailed the day in 2011 that he and his team leader started a fight with local police commander Abdul Rahman, who allegedly raped a young boy multiple times. According to a separate statement from the team leader, Capt. Daniel Quinn, Rahman allegedly kept a young boy tied to a pole in his house, where he raped him repeatedly from 10 days to two weeks. Rahman’s brother was instructed to beat the child’s mother when she attempted to intervene, which he did.
Martland called Rahman a “brutal rapist” and said he and Quinn confronted him after confirming the allegations with several elders.
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