"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen
Friday, October 03, 2003
Yahoo! News - Fla. Guardsmen Probed on Iraqi Marriages
The distinction here is whether they had their CO's permission. Yes, you actually have to have your commander's permission to get married. That's normally a formality, but in this case it appears to be a problem.
Later in the article, the CO turns up as being supportive of teh two soldiers, which strongly implies that he approved. However, a Sergeant Major and the Battalion Commander disapproved. What likely happened is that the Sgt Major got upset that the CO gave permission, and went over his head to the Battalion CO.
The most disgusting thing about this is the Army's behaviour towards the men.
Other soldiers, including his company commander, were supportive, but Hill and a sergeant major opposed the marriages, Blackwell wrote. He added that the sergeant major told him "Muslims and Christians just don't jive together."
Way to support the troops.
posted by lazarus | 16:57 | |
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