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Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier's Fight for Military Justice Paperback – October 14, 2011
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When the victim in this narrative readily admits she left a club where she and this soldier were having a good time to go with him to his hotel. Her stated reason for going with him was, her words, "to have a one-night stand of sex." There was nothing in Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class Kelly A. Stewart's past history to even hint he would likely do the things this young woman charged.
I hope many of you will read this report and add your testimony to those of us who are not convinced of the Sgt.'s guilt. He put his life on the line again and again for his country, for his fellow warriors and served in one of the hottest war zones where he was under constant threats from flying bullets and roadside bombs only to be let down by the very system that called him into service. A ghastly shame greater than the charges of evil brought by this young woman.
Sgt. Stewart was an amazing soldier and he served his country with honor and repeated bravery for which he was decorated. He had many fellow warriors to testify to his character. His father was a military man of honor and never doubted his son. The Sgt.'s one mistake, which he never attempted to hide, was cheat this one time on his wife and go to that motel with this woman for the purpose of sex.Read more ›
I suggest that upon receipt of the book , you line up snacks and a cooler filled with adult beverage for a good several hours stay in your favorite chair.
It is beyond criminal that anyone, much less one of our heroes, can be convicted on what amounts to no evidence. There are no witnesses, no forensics, not even what most would call circumstantial evidence.
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I felt then, and I feel now, a great sense of compassion for ALL our military personnel. All the grunts, sailors and marines, serving for us. That same respect does not necessarily apply to "the Brass." The higher ranking officers, and sometimes NCOs. Most of the ones I met over 40 years ago, could care less about the average soldier. "Three Days In August" brought all those feelings back.
This well told story, shows how easy it is to ruin a good person's life, with little or no concern for the individual or his family, and with no regard at all for his previous service to his country. In civilian life, there are checks and balances, meager as they may be. But the military is like a country unto itself. Self-governing. With very little oversite by our "crack" government. This is a travesty, that made my blood boil, with each turn of a page. It was tough to read, and impossible to put down. As tough as it was, I thank Bob McCarty for bringing it to our attention. The more people that read this book, hopefully, the more that will contact our government on behalf of SFC Kelly Stewart.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had a court-martial at Fort Benning where the Military Judge was the same judge who was presided over US v. Stewart. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I also did service for my country, I would do so again if needed. However the Uniform Code of Military Justice has it's fault as does the civilian court. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chaplain Stanleigh Fremont Chapin
A sad report on the four hours that a gifted warrior has his army career destroyed. A mentally disturbed woman, a dysfunctional military legal system and political correctness... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Peter Jones
Really interesting read. As a factual story, it amazes me that our government can side with another country over our own soldier. Read morePublished 16 months ago by AliciaM
If you wanted to read a book with intricate he said and she said points of view of a sexual encounter, look no further. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by brian m.
An excellent read. Nothing boring about it. I gave it to a friend after I was finished with it and since then, it's been passed around to several other people and all of them said... Read morePublished on April 10, 2014 by Becky Strick
Anyone who wants insight into the way the military really handles sexual assault cases should read this story, it would be unfortunate if this was an isolated case but it continues... Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by JP Reilly
My father was very, very proud of the United States of America. He instilled in me a love for this great country of ours. Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by Bookworm
Three Days in August is a cross between A Few Good Men and Grisham's The Innocent Man. On more than one occasion while reading the book I found myself thinking about that famous... Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by Marcone