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  • They Stole Millions

    Headlines in the Army Times from 12 April 2010.

    Take note of these names and the disgrace they have brought upon themsleves and the Army. They have all been tried and convied. May they rot in hell.

    LTC Bruce D. Hopengardner $120,000

    Cpt David Gilliam $400,000

    Cpt Michael Nguyen $690,000

    Maj John Cockerham $9,600,000 (not small change) He is a guest of the Fed for the next 17.5 years.

    These are among 60 convictions since the wars have begun.

    Now a task force is checking out EVERY SOLDIER who handled Army cash in the war zone.
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    youre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    May they rot in hell.
    Yep but corruption in all armies is as old as original sin. The only thing you can do is make an example of those you catch and hope people take note.
    Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the cheesemakers

    That's right bitches. I'm blessed!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rojik View Post
      Yep but corruption in all armies is as old as original sin. The only thing you can do is make an example of those you catch and hope people take note.
      YEP,you got that right.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      youre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        At least "dugout Doug" MacArthur got his half mil with the assent of the "authorities"
        http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=1313,6893596
        "It's like shooting rats in a barrel."
        "You'll be in a barrel if you don't watch out for the fighters!"

        "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease."
        Sergei(son of Igor) Sikorsky, 'AOPA Pilot' magazine February 2003.

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        • #5
          The problem I see with the MacArthur payment is that Dugout Dougie was, from a legal standpoint, an employee of the government of the Philippine Commonwealth prior to his being called to active duty for the war. Therefore, his payment for "services rendered to the Philippine Commonwealth" may be entirely legal. My question would be: "Was this payment authorized under Philippine Law?" The Officer's Guide is merely that, and applies to serving officers. Barring evidence that the payment was otherwise prohibited, I would assume that Dougie could accept payment for past services from the Philippine government much as Wild Bill Donovan could accept attorneys fees paid for a legal case that he had worked on prior to being recalled to active duty.

          As for the current batch of Army miscreants, nice to see that someone is following in Sergeant Major of the Army Woodridge's footsteps.
          dit: Lirelou

          Phong trần mi một lưỡi gươm, Những loi gi o ti cơm s g!

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          • #6
            I was the at the General Douglas MacArthur Library at Norfolk, VA in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of the landing at Leyte in the Philippines. This issue was brought up and and seemed to be common knowledge among many of the presenters and historians present. So why the big fuss now?

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            • #7
              As for the current batch of Army miscreants, nice to see that someone is following in Sergeant Major of the Army Woodridge's footsteps.
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              Controversy
              In 1969, while Command Sergeant Major of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Wooldridge was accused in a congressional inquiry of fraud and corruption related to the military club system. This resulted in Wooldridge being tried in the court of public opinion. In 1973 the Department of Justice and Wooldridge reached an agreement whereby Wooldridge pleaded guilty to accepting stock equity from a corporation engaged in providing merchandise to the non commissioned officers' clubs in Vietnam. The government did not find any wrongdoing on his part while serving as the Sergeant Major of the Army. "Although the investigation tarnished the final years of Wooldridge's career, it could not diminish his heroic wartime exploits or his arduous labours on behalf of enlisted soldiers and non-commissioned officers as the first Sergeant Major of the Army."
              Last edited by Half Pint John; 05 May 10, 05:25.
              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

              youre entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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              • #8
                Imagine that! A general who made money off of his service!

                Today, they just retire and go to work as "defense consultants" for outrageous salaries.
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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