Outrageous Army Kicking Out Decorated Green Beret Who Stood Up for Afghan Rape Victim
A decorated Green Beret is fighting to continue serving his country.
The Army is kicking out Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, who has had an 11-year Special Forces career, after he got in trouble for shoving an Afghan police commander accused of raping a young boy and beating up that child's mother when she reported the incident.
Cpt. Daniel Quinn (Ret.), a teammate of Martland's who was there at the time, explained on "The Kelly File" tonight that the boy and his mother came to them because they didn't trust the local Afghan government to do anything.
Quinn said that they brought the police commander to their camp, where he confessed to the assault. When the man shrugged his shoulders and laughed in their faces, they threw him to the ground.
Quinn explained that it wasn't meant to be revenge, but to send the message to the man and to the other local policemen that sexual assaults would not be tolerated.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), who recently wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter asking him to intervene on Martland's behalf, said that he believes Martland and Quinn showed amazing restraint in only pushing the man to the ground.
"This is one of the most disgusting, foul things I've heard," Hunter said on "The Kelly File." "We've got to let people know what the military's doing, how the lawyers are running the show."
"Martland's got to stay in. These are the kind of people we want on the ground fighting for us. These are the kind of guys I want protecting me and my kids," Hunter said. "Hopefully, Ash Carter and those in the Defense Department that aren't just lawyers and bureaucrats in uniform, hopefully they'll look at this and take a second glance at it and change their minds."
Watch the "Kelly File" video above.