The House Blend gets mail
[Paul In SF here.]
Rebecca Sawyer over at SLDN sends this along to PHB readers.
I wanted to let you know that Former Army Specialist Justin Fisher, who was convicted of conspiracy in the murder of PFC Barry Winchell, was recently released from prison. Barry Winchell’s parents, Patricia and Wally Kutteles, who live in Kansas City, issued a statement on this news in a SLDN press release . That statement reads as follows:
“Army leaders gave Justin Fisher a shockingly lenient sentence in the first place, but just as importantly, they have also failed, every day since, to protect other soldiers from Barry’s fate,” said Patricia and Wally Kutteles, PFC Winchell’s parents. “As a mother, I never want to see Barry’s story repeated. As an American, I am outraged that our leaders have taken no action to make sure it never happens again. The most important step in curbing harassment is ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and sending a strong message that second-class citizenship is not tolerated in a first class military. But, until that happens, Pentagon leaders must, at the very least, step up the plate and take real steps to protect our troops.”
Thought your readers might be interested. If you have any questions, just let me know!
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
PO Box 65301 ~ Washington DC 20035-5301
(Thanks to Daimeon for getting it to this guest blogger)