FATE OF GREEN BERET HERO HANGS IN BALANCE
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MAJ Matt Golsteyn is an American hero.
In his citation for the Silver Star (once in process for upgrade to the Distinguished Service Cross - our nation's second highest award for heroism in combat) it tells of then-CPT Golsteyn running across an open field under enemy fire to rescue a wounded soldier and single-handedly fighting off an encircling ring of some 30 Taliban fighters.
The 2002 West Point graduate also holds the Bronze Star for Valor for earlier bravery during battle in Afghanistan.
But all that glory could end if the former Special Forces Green Beret is kicked out of the military by a three-member retention and removal board, now sitting at Fort Bragg, N.C.
A PENTAGON "PAYBACK" FOR BEING
"Politically-incorrect" Golsteyn had been publicly critical of failed U.S. policies in Afghanistan, and that earned him the undying enmity of envious pygmies unfit to wear the same uniform as he.
Onetime conservative Congressman John McHugh, who in recent years has became an obsequious Obama flunkey, since the brown-nose got the job of Secretary of the Army, took the unprecedented action of revoking Golsteyn's well-deserved Silver Star and stripping the 35 year-old field grade officer of this Special Forces tab.
"I'd follow him through the gates of hell," said Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joe Kenyon during Thursday's session of the board hearing.
The grizzled combat vet served under Golsteyn in mixed-service units during 2010 in dangerous Helmand Province.
"He always put the safety of his men, first," the Grunt recalled.
The Army has a different story. They allege Golsteyn fatally shot the enemy bomb-maker and buried him in a shallow grave. They call it a violation of the "rules of engagement."
The major's mistake was telling a CIA agent what happened. Soon he was ratted out to the top brass and then the wheels were set in motion to destroy the ex-Green Beret's military career.