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Very pleased to read this. It sounds as if Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina took the idea of Semper Fi more seriously than the senior brain-wizards in the Corps. That is my snarky, uninformed opinion after reading the 5 part story from Military.com.

Corps Affirms Full Exoneration for MARSOC Unit Rocked by Scandal

A senior lawmaker is hailing the Marine Corps for reviewing a decade-old case in which members of a MARSOC company were accused of murdering civilians in Afghanistan, and publicly affirming a full exoneration of the unit. But the commanding officer of the unit in question believes the service should go further to show its support.

Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican and member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced Wednesday he had received a letter from the service confirming the innocence of the Marines assigned to an element they called Task Force Violent.

The letter also promised to follow up with the troops through the Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment, tasked with caring for the service's wounded, ill and injured service members.
 

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- UPDATE -

Very pleased to read this. It sounds as if Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina took the idea of Semper Fi more seriously than the senior brain-wizards in the Corps. That is my snarky, uninformed opinion after reading the 5 part story from Military.com.

Corps Affirms Full Exoneration for MARSOC Unit Rocked by Scandal

A senior lawmaker is hailing the Marine Corps for reviewing a decade-old case in which members of a MARSOC company were accused of murdering civilians in Afghanistan, and publicly affirming a full exoneration of the unit. But the commanding officer of the unit in question believes the service should go further to show its support.

Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican and member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced Wednesday he had received a letter from the service confirming the innocence of the Marines assigned to an element they called Task Force Violent.

The letter also promised to follow up with the troops through the Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment, tasked with caring for the service's wounded, ill and injured service members.
How about lost promotions and ruined careers.
 

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A Marine Special Forces officer has been promoted in retirement after the Navy acknowledged that he was falsely accused of war crimes for leading his men through a terrorist ambush.

The Board for Correction of Naval Records admitted that Marine Maj. Fred Galvin was railroaded when he led the Corps' first special operations unit (MARSOC) into Afghanistan. In March 2007 his unit was attacked by a suicide bomb followed by small arms fire from terrorists. Galvin and his men returned fire, killing 12 enemies, only to see senior military leaders and investigators accuse his men of massacring civilians.

The report said that Galvin should be promoted to lieutenant colonel and given back pay, while also removing the negative reports attached to his record that were associated with the false accusations. Galvin was pleased that the department had finally admitted he was wrongfully accused.

"Findings in this new report from the Pentagon are the full exoneration that has been sought after nearly 12 years," he told the Washington Free Beacon in an email. "False reports not only from locals but up to the Prime Minister of Afghanistan that were publicly reinforced by senior military officers led to our removal from Afghanistan, a criminal investigation, and following trial that left many of the facts unclear as they were never publicly addressed by the Pentagon until today."

"This just doesn't clear Fred, this clears his Marines," Morgan said. "As I came to know during the Court of Inquiry and have known ever since, Fred's integrity is intact and unquestionable."

Galvin is now seeking to return to the Marine Corps on active duty. His attorney, Raymond Toney, said the board's report should end any doubts about Galvin's ability to lead future troops.

"The Navy has finally acknowledged that there was no massacre and that Major Galvin and his Marines were unfairly punished for the mistakes of senior military leaders," Toney said in a statement. "Fred Galvin is a model Marine and he should be promoted and reinstated."

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**BUMP**

A Marine Special Forces officer has been promoted in retirement after the Navy acknowledged that he was falsely accused of war crimes for leading his men through a terrorist ambush.

The Board for Correction of Naval Records admitted that Marine Maj. Fred Galvin was railroaded when he led the Corps' first special operations unit (MARSOC) into Afghanistan. In March 2007 his unit was attacked by a suicide bomb followed by small arms fire from terrorists. Galvin and his men returned fire, killing 12 enemies, only to see senior military leaders and investigators accuse his men of massacring civilians.

The report said that Galvin should be promoted to lieutenant colonel and given back pay, while also removing the negative reports attached to his record that were associated with the false accusations. Galvin was pleased that the department had finally admitted he was wrongfully accused.

"Findings in this new report from the Pentagon are the full exoneration that has been sought after nearly 12 years," he told the Washington Free Beacon in an email. "False reports not only from locals but up to the Prime Minister of Afghanistan that were publicly reinforced by senior military officers led to our removal from Afghanistan, a criminal investigation, and following trial that left many of the facts unclear as they were never publicly addressed by the Pentagon until today."

"This just doesn't clear Fred, this clears his Marines," Morgan said. "As I came to know during the Court of Inquiry and have known ever since, Fred's integrity is intact and unquestionable."

Galvin is now seeking to return to the Marine Corps on active duty. His attorney, Raymond Toney, said the board's report should end any doubts about Galvin's ability to lead future troops.

"The Navy has finally acknowledged that there was no massacre and that Major Galvin and his Marines were unfairly punished for the mistakes of senior military leaders," Toney said in a statement. "Fred Galvin is a model Marine and he should be promoted and reinstated."

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Any word on what's gonna happen to the investigators and senior officers that tried to frame Major Galvin? I mean, sweet Jesus. Hope to god the brass is held accountable for aiding the enemy.
 

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Any word on what's gonna happen to the investigators and senior officers that tried to frame Major Galvin? I mean, sweet Jesus. Hope to god the brass is held accountable for aiding the enemy.
Probably the same thing that happened to those that railroaded Navy SEAL SCPO Keith Barry.....nothing.
 

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And it only took eleven fucking years to make it right. 🙄
 

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Any word on what's gonna happen to the investigators and senior officers that tried to frame Major Galvin? I mean, sweet Jesus. Hope to god the brass is held accountable for aiding the enemy.
One of those officers now wears 4-stars and is the JTF Cdr in Iraq.
 
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