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Posted: 1/5/2006 5:38:00 PM EDT
January 04, 2006

Accused Vietnam War deserter held

Associated Press

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Marine is being held at Camp Lejeune while the military decides whether to charge him with desertion for not going to war in Vietnam.

Pvt. Jerry Texiero, 65, was arrested in August in Tarpon Springs, Fla., and brought to Camp Lejeune on Dec. 14, said Lt. Col Annita Best, a spokeswoman for the base.

Officers at Camp Lejeune are expected to decide soon whether to hold a hearing on the evidence against Texiero, Best said.

If he’s court-martialed and found guilty of desertion, he could be sentenced to up to three years in the brig at Camp Lejeune and get a dishonorable discharge.

Ensign and another lawyer from New York planned to come to Jacksonville, N.C., on Wednesday to meet with Texiero and planned to hold a news conference. Also present will be Elaine Smith of Tarpon Springs, a friend who will discuss details of Texiero’s life.

In 1965, Texiero ran away from Camp Pendleton, Calif., because he objected to the war, said one of his attorneys, Tod Ensign of Citizen Soldier, a New York advocacy group for active-duty and retired troops.

He sold classic cars and boats in Florida for decades, using the alias of Gerome J. Conti. In 1998, Texiero was convicted of fraud and at least four counts of grand theft, according to Florida records.



Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:39:42 PM EDT
what a loser.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:41:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 5:42:24 PM EDT by piccolo]
Give him a DD.


He ain't worth taking up cell space for 3 years.



Then in a couple years, nail him for Felon in posession of a firearm.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:42:49 PM EDT
Fucking coward. I hope they convict him and ship him to a red line brig to serve his sentence.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:46:26 PM EDT
So he's STILL a criminal after all these years. Sounds as if he learned nothing in the years in between.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:52:21 PM EDT
Give him a DD and let that be the end of it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:09:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
So he's STILL a criminal after all these years. Sounds as if he learned nothing in the years in between.



The Libtards won't be able to tell us how he turned his life around since.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:51:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By billparadise:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
So he's STILL a criminal after all these years. Sounds as if he learned nothing in the years in between.



The Libtards won't be able to tell us how he turned his life around since.



No, they'll blame us for how we messed up his life by giving him paranoia, which "drove him to a life of crime"....
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:56:50 PM EDT

Ensign and another lawyer from New York planned to come to Jacksonville, N.C., on Wednesday to meet with Texiero and planned to hold a news conference.



Ooohhh, a news conference. In other words, the facts are against them and they will try to garner public sympathy. It's all about emotions with these people.

Fuck him.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:40:06 PM EDT
As a rule they will court martial and DD him.
They will not give jail time-no cot, 3 meals a day and free medical.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:25:18 PM EDT
Hmmm, I wonder if he just got out of the pen in Florida and now the civil authorities are handing him over to the military.

Sounds like a quick Court Martial, a DD and out the door. Why would the military want to even waste time with this guy?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:30:36 PM EDT
Isn't desertion in time of war a capital offense?

Why is military discipline getting soft?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:34:44 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:40:49 PM EDT
Dammit I thought this was going to be about Kerry.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:41:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
He ought to be shot.


+1
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:52:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:53:42 PM EDT by 95thFoot]

Originally Posted By Slotback:
Hmmm, I wonder if he just got out of the pen in Florida and now the civil authorities are handing him over to the military.

Sounds like a quick Court Martial, a DD and out the door. Why would the military want to even waste time with this guy?



To make an example of him to any putz nowadays who wants to desert. "Nobody said nuthin' bout no war when ah joined up- it was money fo collij....."
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:54:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:56:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:05:37 PM EDT
My guess is just the DD.

Does that affect his social security, or other government benefits?

NTM
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:10:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Pvt. Jerry Texiero, 65








65 year old Private!

Oh yeah, +1 ----------> Shoot him.



File CO and wash dishes for 3 years, or whatever. I agree if you leave, you shouldnt be allowed back.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:16:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
My guess is just the DD.

Does that affect his social security, or other government benefits?

NTM



I think he loses everything.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:18:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

Originally Posted By billparadise:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
So he's STILL a criminal after all these years. Sounds as if he learned nothing in the years in between.



The Libtards won't be able to tell us how he turned his life around since.



No, they'll blame us for how we messed up his life by giving him paranoia, which "drove him to a life of crime"....



Too bad, so sad. Off to the cage with him.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:33:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:
Give him a DD.


He ain't worth taking up cell space for 3 years.



Then in a couple years, nail him for Felon in posession of a firearm.



AAARRGGHHHH!!! Not that one. Nail him for possession of crack cocaine, no firearms related issues please.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:20:56 AM EDT
That guy screwed up.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:25:19 AM EDT
Make him do the three years, then shoot him.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:31:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:

He sold classic cars and boats in Florida for decades


Hang him ... not for desertion during war but for selling used cars!



I vote for shooting him while he is hanging. Ok, show of hands?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:36:31 AM EDT
He has never been technically discharged. Now give him an article 15 and send him to check IED's in Iraq.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:38:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 5:38:29 AM EDT by piccolo]

Originally Posted By jmboom:
He has never been technically discharged. Now give him an article 15 and send him to check IED's in Iraq.





Yeah. AFTER you run him through Parris Island again!



eta spelling
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:40:40 AM EDT

www.military-network.com/main_ucmj/SUBCHAPTERX.html#885.85

885. ART. 85. DESERTION

(a) Any member of the armed forces who--

(1) without authority goes or remains absent from his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to remain away therefrom permanently;

(2) quits his unit, organization, or place of duty with intent to avoid hazardous duty or to shirk important service; or

(3) without being regularly separated from one of the armed forces enlists or accepts an appointment in the same or another on of the armed forces without fully disclosing the fact that he has not been regularly separated, or enters any foreign armed service except when authorized by the United States; is guilty of desertion.

(b) Any commissioned officer of the armed forces who, after tender of his resignation and before notice of its acceptance, quits his post or proper duties without leave and with intent to remain away therefrom permanently is guilty of desertion.

(c) Any person found guilty of desertion or attempt to desert shall be punished, if the offense is committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct, but if the desertion or attempt to desert occurs at any other time, by such punishment, other than death, as a court-martial may direct.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:17:52 AM EDT
Is Tarpon Springs the funniest town name ever?

Also:
Texiero
Ensign
Lots of funny names in this story. Oh yeah, give em the brig!
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