In September, I told you about Lt. Clint Lorance—an American war hero who was unjustly sentenced to 20 years confinement, forfeiture of all pay, and dismissal from the U.S. Army because the Obama administration is apparently trying to appease the Afghan government. He still needs your help. After you learn more about his case, please consider signing this petition for his release. Clint’s mother wrote me today and informed me that: “His spirits are high. He remains positive. We still have no date set for a clemency hearing. …He asked that we express to all supporters how thankful he is.” Here is an excerpt from Clint’s latest letter to his supporters as he awaits justice from his prison cell:
I’d like to take the opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for the explosion in fundraising over the past several weeks. I’m honored to be the one to tell you that your hard work has paid off and we’ve met our mark with legal fees. To that end, I’ve hired Attorney Frank Spinner of Colorado to represent me in the Clemency and Appeals process.
In the coming weeks, our diligent team will enhance the DefendVeteranLorance.com website in an effort to improve functionality as well as some capabilities that will allow you to stay abreast on the case. From this pivotal point forward, the fight continues by remaining in contact with our elected representatives, making sure they know that we won’t stand for this on our watch. A tiny flea will drive a big dog crazy. Again, I thank you for your continued fight. Never Give Up. Never Give In.
P.O.W.s and M.I.A.s
Some of our veterans are still missing. Some, like Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, are captive in the hands of the Taliban. Bowe has been tortured and his family anxiously awaits his homecoming. While many of our POW/MIAs have returned to us, their minds and hearts are scarred by the pain and confinement they have endured. Please keep our current and former POW/MIAs and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Happy Veteran’s Day to all of our brave warriors. We thank you.