HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Foreign Affairs & National Security » Veterans (Group) » He was convicted of murde...

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:09 PM

He was convicted of murder, then pardoned by Trump. His troops suffered a different fate.

Only a few hours had passed since President Trump pardoned 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and the men of 1st Platoon were still trying to make sense of how it was even possible.

How could a man they blamed for ruining their lives, an officer the Army convicted of second-degree murder and other charges, be forgiven so easily? How could their president allow him to just walk free?

“I feel like I’m in a nightmare,” Lucas Gray, a former specialist from the unit, texted his old squad leader, who was out of the Army and living in Fayetteville, N.C.

“I haven’t been handling it well either,” replied Mike McGuinness on Nov. 15, the day Lorance was pardoned.

“There’s literally no point in anything we did or said,” Gray continued. “Now he gets to be the hero . . .”

“And we’re left to deal with it,” McGuinness concluded.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/clint-lorance-platoon-afghanistan/

5 replies, 3580 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply He was convicted of murder, then pardoned by Trump. His troops suffered a different fate. (Original post)
douglas9 Jul 2020 OP
aquamarina Jul 2020 #1
not fooled Jul 2020 #5
Wounded Bear Jul 2020 #2
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #3
iscooterliberally Jul 2020 #4

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 02:02 PM

1. Heartbreaking article.

Trump, who knows nothing about the military having passed up his opportunity to serve, takes military advice from Hannity, another non military person, to pardon a murderer to score political points from his racist base. Just another day in Trumpland.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquamarina (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:21 AM

5. And, as we learned this week from Mary Trump's book

threatened to disinherit red don jr. if he enlisted in the military.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 02:38 PM

2. Pretty bad when our guys are getting PTSD from their own CiC...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 02:56 PM

3. That was difficult to read

a lot of people failed these men.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:08 PM

4. wow so there's this and that Navy Seal too. Trump is truly evil. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread