The regiment’s commander, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bailey, was promoted to colonel two months after the incident, and Saunders, who a source said received a reprimand, later was given authority to determine the punishment of those below him.Despicable.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Have a hero killed on your watch, get a promotion
I come back from out of town and I see this about the investigation into Pat Tillman's death. Tillman was the NFL star who gave up a multimillion dollar contract to serve in Afghanistan and who died as a result of "friendly" fire. Exploiting his death to raise support for the war in Iraq and covering up the nature of his death was bad enough, but this takes it to another level:
Posted by Hume's Ghost at 9/27/2005