Skip to comments.After 28 years David A Hemler tells the truth [USAF Deserter]
Posted on 06/19/2012 9:04:37 AM PDT by QT3.14
In October 1984, a 21-year-old American Airman deserted and hitch-hiked from an Air Force base in Augsburg, Germany to Stockholm. He built himself a life in Sweden never sharing his secret with anyone, while becoming one of the U.S. Air Forces eight most wanted fugitives. Today, David A. Hemler, 49, comes forward in an exclusive interview with Dagens Nyheter (DN), Stockholm.
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He deserves to cool his jets in Leavenworth.
Hmm, why now?
He should end up like Jeff Carney.
Why spend any more money on this punk? Bring him back to the US (maybe Ft Riely KS), try him, dishonerably charge him, deny any passport application, add his name to the “no fly list”.
Served in Germany six years and don’t know of any USAF bases in Augsburg. There used to be a Luftwaffe base in Lechfeld, south of Augsburg, but I’ll bet he was at the Augsburg Kaserne, which was Army & closed in ‘98 I think.
From what I gather, this guy was In the USAF Security Service. His job was most likely a linguist or radio intercept operator or crypto specialist. In any case, he had to have a T/S Crypto clearance as a result of an EBI investigation.
His story is just not right.
If he is brought up on UCMJ desertion charges, give him the max.
Soetoro will be leaving office soon and this POS is getting in line early for a pardon.
What a jack*** (yes, I read the article). He seems to think that he won’t be punished and there was a bit of veiled threat to ‘connections’ in Thailand.
Levenworth would be too good for this guy.
I thought of that too, but I read most of the article and it’s loaded down with anti-conservative statements.
I’m thinking Hussein is going to “off-handedly” mention something about him, something anti-Reagan, or be a hero for pardoning him.
I smell political opportunity, and not being perpetrated by this POS, but by his current CinC.
Hussein’s advance team would have contacted them well before this article would have been published.
I smell a big set-up.
I know someone that used to do that in Nam, working in isolated places and with at least one guard present. He joked that in case of trouble the guard was ordered to shoot him first, destroy the equipment, then try to quell the attack.
If Hemler had that level of clearance there's no telling how much info he's divulged over the years.
Interesting. He appears to have been a German linguist (mentions he read the German papers) working in an AF intelligence facility. Makes me wonder how many persons he talked to? I would imagine he was debriefed by Swedish intelligence but what about East German?
Was in an AF intelligence unit, probably was assigned to Field Station Augsburg.
6913 Electronic Security Squadron. Flak Kaserne Augsburg W. Germany.
Why? Was he selling secrets?
Just give him a dishonorable discharge and let him stay in Sweden forever. Good riddance. Its just one more progressive Occupier that will not be here.
Flak Kaserne, Augsburg...
The Zoomies had a small det of Electronic ears on the other side of the ball field, near our motor park.
328th ASA 502/66MI 1984-87
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