Skip to comments.Wives expect vindicated Guard soldiers home soon
Posted on 07/24/2006 7:13:22 PM PDT by Palladin
Wives expect vindicated Guard soldiers home soon
By MARK MARONEY -- email@example.com
Spc. Nathan B. Lynn, left, and Sgt. Milton Ortiz Jr. get ready to leave their base for a patrol in February. The two men are due home soon, their wives said Sunday. Their husbands are coming home soon, and theyre as happy as can be.
Roni Lynn, 21, of South Williamsport, the wife of 21-year-old National Guardsman Spc. Nathan B. Lynn, who had been accused of unlawfully killing an Iraqi civilian, said Sunday that charges have been dismissed against him and he may be home as early as this week.
The commanding officer, a general, signed off on the recommendation Friday, she said.
As for Melissa Ortiz, 36, wife of National Guard Sgt. Milton Ortiz Jr., 36, of Old Lycoming Township, she said her husband told her not to worry. He was facing minor non-judicial punishment an official reprimand expected to be handed down Thursday.
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From the article:
Lynns father, police Capt. William Lynn, traveled to Baghdad to provide moral support for his son. Capt. Lynn, who was reached Sunday night by phone, said he returned late Saturday night and he would be at work Monday.
Lynn and Ortiz commanding officer, Capt. Luis Gansell, filed the charges and testified by phone at the Article 32 hearing, William Lynn said.
Gansell believed Nathan did nothing wrong, Lynn said. When asked at the hearing why he decided to file charges of voluntary manslaughter and conspiracy, Lynn said, Gansell responded it was done to try and get Nathan to talk about somebody else.
They charged my son with manslaughter to flip on somebody else, Lynn said. When asked who it was, Lynn said Ortiz.
But he didnt know anything about Ortiz or what Ortiz did in March. They messed with that kids life on a ploy, basically, Lynn said.
It is more of a personality conflict than a military conflict, Melissa Ortiz said.
She said she isnt pleased with mainstream media coverage of the incident. They made it seem like he (Zaben) was outside his house doing gardening.
Wasn't at least one of these guys the topic of a long article in the Sunday New York Times magazine, discussing the case against him (or them)? If so, I guess we can all anticipate the equally long article this weekend explaining the most recent developments.
Yes. The names of these two brave men were dragged through the mud by the NY Slimes and the arabAssociated Press. Will we see retractions?
Don't hold your breath, anyone.
This thread is a duplicate of yeaterday's NYT front page article isn't it?
See above. GMTA.
Both our husbands served their country proudly, Lynn said. They earned Combat Infantryman Badges, and Lynn was the recipient of a Purple Heart.
Didn't see it, nor did it show up in a search.
This particular article is from the hometown paper of both soldiers.
Oh crap .. Jihad Murtha's head is going to explode over this one.
I had just read about this in the NY Times, then NBC News, CBS News and ABC News all had it leading their newcasts.
Typical of the MSM. I really loathe them! I feel a giant raspberry coming on...
Now back to the GREAT news about these two men!
Reason #826,483,961 to NEVER trust ANYTHING reported in the MSM.
I join you in your giant raspberry! PFFFFFFFTTTTTT!
I hope that all the other soldiers who have been accused unjustly will be exonerated.
Pinch Sulzberger and everyone associated with him is a slimy, disgusting, lying traitor.
I can't think of a word low enough to describe Pinch.
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