Green Beret Outted for Punching Afghan Child Rapist

Green Beret Outted for Punching Afghan Child Rapist

Green Beret Outted for Punching Afghan Child Rapist

A decorated Green Beret who stood up for a young Afghan rape victim is being discharged by the Army. However, it is unclear whether his actions of 2011 had anything to do with losing his job with the military.

According to Fox News, 11-year veteran Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland’s case is now being challenged by Rep. Duncan Hunter, who wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioning the decision.

“I am once again dismayed by the Army’s actions in this case,” Hunter, R-California, wrote.

The Green Beret is respected and praised by colleagues, who call him one of the finest soldiers with whom they have ever served. But everything changed for Martland in 2011, during his second tour.

Martland and his team leader confronted a local police commander — who had been trained by U.S. forces with money from American taxpayers — after learning he had allegedly raped a young boy and beaten his mother when she confronted him.

The Green Beret says the Afghan policeman admitted to the assault and laughed it off, and that is when Martland and his leader physically confronted him. Hunter told Carter that what Martland did in 2011 was “the moral thing to do.”

After quitting college and enlisting in one of the U.S. military’s toughest training programs, the Special Forces Qualification Course, Martland became a sniper, combat diver, and jumpmaster following his graduation in 2006. He was later deployed to Iraq in 2008 and to Afghanistan in 2010, where he served with distinction.

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