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Posted: 1/11/2005 5:21:43 PM EDT
cbs2.com/national/WarSouvenirs-aa/resources_news_html

Court-martial ordered for Air Force officer in Iraq war booty case
Tuesday January 11, 2005

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) A court-martial was ordered Tuesday for an Air Force officer charged with illegally shipping AK-47 assault rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers and other souvenirs from Iraq to this Florida Panhandle base.

Maj. Gregory McMillion is scheduled for trial April 5. If convicted on all charges, he could receive a penalty ranging from no punishment to a discharge and imprisonment.

He faces charges of disregarding orders against bringing home war booty, failing to report and turn over captured or abandoned property, making false statements and conduct unbecoming an officer.

Charges of dealing in captured or abandoned property were dropped because there was no evidence McMillion received anything of value for Iraqi uniforms, bayonets and other items he allegedly gave away, said Capt. Heather Lengel, who is helping prosecute the case.

Capt. Gregory Gagne, one of McMillion's military lawyers, said neither he nor his client had any comment.

McMillion was a maintenance officer with the Eglin-based 728th Air Control Squadron in Iraq. Air Force officials said the alleged contraband was found in crates of equipment shipped to Eglin in September 2003 about two months before the ground radar unit returned.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:23:06 PM EDT
So, I guess I won't be getting that 24-karat gold AK-47, then.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:25:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 5:25:57 PM EDT by SirDrinksAlot]
haha I thought "bringing home war booty" was something totally different.

Right i'll go laugh at at the Televsion now.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:25:53 PM EDT
Damn I was waiting for the bling HK MP5.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:26:43 PM EDT
If he were a lowly civilian he'd spend the rest of his life in a federal prison.  Because he's military, he'll probably get an other than honorable discharge.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:28:05 PM EDT
I posted this story, because there was a thread on bring home war souvenirs. I guess this story pretty much confirms that you can not bring home guns like the previous generation, if you get caught you're going to be in big trouble.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:29:30 PM EDT
Does anybody have the link to the picture of the stach of weapons this guy tried to smuggle?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:30:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
If he were a lowly civilian he'd spend the rest of his life in a federal prison.  Because he's military, he'll probably get an other than honorable discharge.



He is toast, a Court-Martial has been ordered and he will be convicted.  If the Military didn't Court-Martial him, the BATFE would nail his ass to the wall for violating the law.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:33:06 PM EDT
DAMN...

I've been waiting for that Krinkov for 6 months now...

Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:39:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 8:39:40 PM EDT by NoMoAMMO]

Originally Posted By Lee0302:
Does anybody have the link to the picture of the stach of weapons this guy tried to smuggle?



I used to have the on my email. An AK lovers dream it was!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:52:17 PM EDT


Originally Posted By Lee0302:
Does anybody have the link to the picture of the stach of weapons this guy tried to smuggle?








www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123008259
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:57:23 PM EDT
Holy Crap! He tried to smuggle out all that?!?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:58:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Holy Crap! He tried to smuggle out all that?!?



yes
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:59:06 PM EDT
I'm all for bringing home a trophy or two,
but damn he might have went overboard a little.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:59:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 9:01:26 PM EDT by eaglebite]
Holy shit! What was he thinking? That is a lot of hardware to be entering the country without anyone knowing about it. I thought it was just going to be a rifle or two, but I see why he is in trouble now.

I'm sure this happens all the time anyway, but this guy had some balls!

ETA: Air Force, huh? I wonder if he tried to ship that stuff home on a pallet.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:21:10 PM EDT
Damn it!! I meant to send that container to my  home address, not my home base.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:40:48 PM EDT
I too thought it was a couple of rifles and a couple of non functioning RPGs.

Went a tad bit too far... This guy was and is an idiot.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:12:39 PM EDT
Think of what else must have gotten through by other attempts?  WOW!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:16:32 PM EDT
Maybe he has a big family?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:25:46 PM EDT
Maj. Fuckwit got greedy. Now he's going to be turning big rocks into little rocks.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:39:58 PM EDT
Heaven forbid anyone support the second amendment on a gun board.  
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 2:54:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By STRATIOTES:
Heaven forbid anyone support the second amendment on a gun board.  




Heaven forbid anyone have any common sense anywhere.

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:51:09 PM EDT
holy cow, do i see AT and AP mines also?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:58:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EX11B:
holy cow, do i see AT and AP mines also?



Yes, you do.  I see a Valmara 69 (Bounding mine aka Bouncing Betty), a TS-50 AP mine, and a VS 2.2 AT mine.  The Valmara 69 is a motherfucker!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:03:44 PM EDT
HOLY CRAP!!!!  That is a lot of stuff.  I wonder how he thought he was going to get all that over here WITHOUT getting caught.  
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:11:05 PM EDT
Is his last name Laden? Looks more like he is supplying the gangs around Miami. Jerks like him give law abiding firearm owners a bad name. He needs to go to club fed. after Court Martial. Wonder how he made major?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:15:34 PM EDT
I could see the Bayonets, a few rifles, but the RPGs and mines seem excessive.

Ben
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