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(Feb 25, 2009)


WAS IT AN "ACCIDENT" OR "ASSASSINATION?"
THE STRANGE DEATH OF GEN. GEORGE PATTON
NEW BOOK REVEALS OSS HEAD "WILD BILL"
DONOVAN ORDERED "HIT" ON CONTROVERSIAL
GENERAL - PATTON HAD CALLED FOR U.S. TO
USE WHAT LEFT OF NAZI WAR MACHINE - FIGHT
THE "REAL ENEMY" - THE RUSSIANS - FORMER
OSS AGENT AND HIGHLY-DECORATED ARMY
OFFICER DOUG BAZATA DISCOUNTS "OFFICIAL
STORY" OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AS COVER FOR
ACTUAL ATTEMPT ON GEN. PATTON'S LIFE

Just a few days before Christmas 1945, near Heidelberg, Germany, America's most famous and certainly controversial combat leader, Gen. George Patton, was critically injured in a so-called freak road accident that broke the general's neck, leaving him paralyzed and soon to die in an American Army hospital.

The "official story" was an Army sergeant, parked in his truck just off the road that Patton's staff car was traveling, suddenly started up his vehicle and lurched into the path of the olive-drab colored 1938 Cadillac sedan. Patton's driver said there was no time to avoid collision, and as a result of the impact, the general was grievously injured and later died of what was purported to be an "embolism."


$3 MILLION FRAUD UNCOVERED AT WEST POINT
CIVILIAN WORKER IN DEAN'S OFFICE ARRESTED
BOBBIE CYANA RYAN RELEASED ON $30,000 BAIL
TO APPEAR NEXT IN FEDERAL COURT ON JAN. 29
ROUTINE AUDIT TRIGGERED PROBE - ALLEGED
THIEF USED GOVERNMENT PURCHASE ORDERS
TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENTS TO PHONY COMPANY
FOR "TRAINING" THAT NEVER TOOK PLACE

A female civilian worker is alleged to have committed a three million dollar fraud right under the Dean's nose at West Point, MilitaryCorruption.com has learned.

Bobbie Cyana Ryan was arrested and released on $30,000 bail after a routine audit turned up the huge deficit and elaborate scheme.

Investigators say the 50 year-old upstate New York woman used govt. purchase orders to authorize payments to a phony company she set up - "CWG Enterprises" - for Academy "training" that never took place.


ARMY SERGEANT IN KOREA GETS THREE YEARS
IN SLAMMER FOR RAPE AND ASSAULT - NONCOM
ABLE TO AVOID MORE JAIL TIME BY "BUYING OFF"
TWO KOREAN VICTIMS OF HIS BRUTAL ATTACKS
UNDER KOREAN LAW, "PAY-OFFS" NOT CONSIDERED
ADMISSION OF GUILT - CRIMES TOOK PLACE IN SEOUL

First, Sgt. Jonathan Kim raped and beat up his female victims, then he tried to "buy them off."

Three women were assaulted, all in Seoul, the Korean capitol, but only two dropped charges in exchange for a cash settlement. The third refused to take any "hush money." She insisted on her attacker being punished.

And now the 2nd Infantry Division soldier is going to the slammer for three years.


"LOSS OF CONFIDENCE" CITED AS REASON
SUBMARINE SKIPPER FIRED - CMDR CHARLES HILL
OF USS WEST VIRGINIA GETS THE SACK
FOR "POOR COMMAND CLIMATE" AND WHAT NAVY
SAYS WAS "SIGNIFICANT RETENTION ISSUES"
SOURCES SAY HILL LOST RESPECT OF XO, CHIEF
OF BOAT AND LARGE PART OF CREW - TROUBLE
TOOK PLACE ON SUB C.O.'S FIRST PATROL

Look after your crew, and they will look after you," goes the old saying.

Apparently CMDR Charles Hill wanted to play "Capt. Bligh" instead, and so alienated his crew - from the XO and chief of the boat on down - that the Navy had no choice but to sack him when he brought the sub USS West Virginia back from his first patrol.

There was no "mutiny" on board, but browbeating the crew and giving all hands less than secure confidence that the skipper was wired tight, got Hill in big trouble.


ARMY COLONEL GOING TO JAIL - CONVICTED
IN SCHEME TO "FAKE" PATERNITY TEST
GETS FOUR MONTHS INCARCERATION AND $500
FINE - FORMER CARLISLE BARRACKS COLONEL
MAY BE RETIRED AT LOWER GRADE ONCE
SCOTT CARLSON GETS OUT OF LOCK-UP - "LOVE
CHILD" RESULT OF LIASON WITH SPECIALIST E-4
WHEN OFFICER WAS ASSIGNED TO FORT LEE

A Carlisle Barracks colonel who conned a fellow officer into taking a paternity test for him, is on his way to jail. It may be for just a few months, but "lover boy" Col. Scott Carlson is not pleased.

Just two years ago, the 53 year-old field grade was on top of the world. He'd graduated from the once-respected Army War College and was a bird colonel to boot. Maybe a star or stars were in Carlson's future.

They sure aren't now. His military career is over.


AIR FORCE JAG ESCAPES PUNISHMENT
COL MICHAEL MURPHY GETS CHRISTMAS GIFT
FROM USAF COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS
JUDGE'S RULING MURPHY CANNOT BE DISCIPLINED
(EVEN IF CONVICTED AT COURT-MARTIAL) UPHELD
DISBARRED IN TWO STATES FOR OVER 20 YEARS
JAG BRASSHAT LUCKS OUT - TOO BAD FOR AIR
FORCE PERSONNEL HE MAY HAVE HELPED SEND
TO LEAVENWORTH WHILE UNQUALIFIED

Who's the luckiest officer in the Air Force today? No, not Jill Metzger, the pampered and protected poster girl who claimed she was kidnapped in Kyrgyzstan and parlayed that alleged lie into a lucrative 100% "disability" pension while going on the TDRL and running in marathons across the country. It's Col. Michael Murphy, a onetime top JAG who it looks like is going to "skate" and escape any punishment despite some very serious charges lodged against him.

That can't be good news for some of the former Air Force personnel now occupying cells at the Leavenworth DB. They won't be thrilled to know that an officer who may have helped send them there - guilty or innocent - was himself hiding the fact he'd been disbarred in two states for over twenty years.


MARINE CORPS PLAN TO COURT-MARTIAL
SERGEANT-MAJOR AT MIRAMAR - MARK KELLISON
PICKED UP FOR D.U.I. - ALSO CHARGED WITH
UNAUTHORIZED LEAVE, MAKING FALSE OFFICIAL
STATEMENTS AND FOUR VIOLATIONS OF ORDERS
TOP-RANKING ENLISTED MAN HAS 28 YEARS
SERVICE - COULD FACE BUST TO JUNIOR NCO

KellisonFor nearly 30 years, everything Mark Kellison did in the Corps smelled like roses. Fast promotions, doting officers, the Massena, N. Y. native was at one time, senior drill instructor at the Parris Island MCRD.

A sergeant-major in MilitaryCorruption.com's favorite branch of the military, the lanky top-ranking non-com had it made as the most powerful enlisted man at Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif.

But just two years short of qualifying for 75% of his base pay in a retirement check, Kellison is wondering if he'll finish out his days in the Corps as a "50-something" buck sergeant. The possibility Kellison could get a bust in grade or even be put out of the Marine Corps is there.


BILLION$ IN WASTE DISCOVERED - GAO REPORT
REVEALS NAVY KEEPS $7.5 BILLION IN SPARE
PARTS ON HAND IT DOESN'T NEED - "INCREDIBLE
WASTE," SAYS US SEN. BERNIE SANDERS - NAVY
MANAGERS NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR "COST
EFFICIENCY" - BLACK MARK FOR CNO MULLEN

"This is just incredible waste!" fumed Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont when he finished reading a General Accountability Office report that puts the Navy's inventory management system in a very bad light.

The numbers from the GAO study are staggering. It shows the Navy averaged $7.5 billion in spare parts it doesn't need each year because there's no management accountability for "cost efficiency." And this, at a time when money is tight and the taxpayers are being asked to make sacrifices for our armed forces.

Why didn't Chief of Naval Operations Mike Mullen know about this fiasco? This disclosure couldn't come at a worse time for the Navy boss, whom we at MilitaryCorruption.com will always be grateful to for firing a certain obnoxious admiral, Joe Sestak, who unfortunately, later went on to become a congressman from Pennsylvania.


COLONEL GETS FOUR YEARS ON SEX RAP
DONALD WODASH OF ARIZONA NATIONAL GUARD
WILL GO TO FEDERAL PRISON AFTER ATTORNEY
ARRANGES PLEA DEAL - 28-YEAR VETERAN
ADMITTED HE TRIED TO SET UP SEX SESSION
WITH 14 YEAR-OLD - "GIRL" TURNED OUT TO BE
POLICE OFFICER WORKING PREDATOR STING

A former full colonel and deputy chief of staff for operations in the Arizona National Guard, Donald Wodash, saw his 28-year military career implode the night he tried to arrange a sex session with what he thought was a 14 year-old girl.

The "teeny-bopper" was, in reality, an Arkansas cop working a sting operation designed to catch middle-aged male predators like Wodash.

Wodash was in Arkansas on a training assignment when the incident went down last year. The Arizona Guard immediately suspended and later fired the high-ranking officer.


NCIS OFFICER TO FACE COURT-MARTIAL
LT JG TERRY HAMPLETON PLEADS "NOT GUILTY"
TO RAPE CHARGE - INVESTIGATORS SAY HE
ASSAULTED UNDERAGE GIRL - ALSO ACCUSED
OF ADULTERY WITH FEMALE SAILOR - TRIAL WILL
BE HELD IN SAN DIEGO - FORMER CPO AND
MASTER AT ARMS HAS 20 YEARS NAVAL SERVICE

Usually it's the NCIS that does the arrests, but in the case of Lt. JG Terry Hampleton, a security officer assigned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's security training and assessment team, this time, the "suspect" was one of their own. In fact, the 38 year-old South Carolina native remains assigned to NCIS pending his upcoming court-martial.

The former CPO and master at arms, who has over 20 years military service, has pleaded "not guilty" to charges he raped an underage girl and committed adultery with a female sailor.

Court papers show that the alleged crimes occurred between June of 2006 and January of last year.


MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM DEMANDS TRUTH
BE TOLD IN MURDER COVER-UP - PFC LAVENA
JOHNSON RAPED AND BEATEN TO DEATH IN IRAQ
BOTH EYES BLACKENED - NOSE BROKEN
FRONT TEETH SMASHED IN - GUNSHOT TO HEAD
LYE POURED ON GENITALS - BODY SET ON FIRE
YET PENTAGON WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE
YOUNG WOMAN COMMITTED "SUICIDE" BECAUSE
SHE WAS "DEPRESSED" - ARMY INVESTIGATORS HID
EVIDENCE OF VICIOUS ASSAULT FROM PARENTS
DR. JOHN JOHNSON USED F.O.I.A. TO OBTAIN
CD-ROM PIX OF DAUGHTER'S BATTERED BODY

Lavena JohnsonWe've seen some blatant examples before of how the military covers-up murder by calling it "suicide" (see related stories box below), but this case - the brutal death of PFC LaVena Johnson at Balud, Iraq in 2005 - is the most disturbing of all.

Only a complete idiot or sycophantic career-centered officer would believe, or at least pretend to, that the 20 year-old enlisted woman from the suburbs of St. Louis, Mo. took her own life. All of the physical and photographic evidence indicate she was the victim of a vicious sexual attack. There is no way at all she could have inflicted on herself the horrendous injuries we are about to relate to you now.

The petite soldier's body was found battered and burning on a cot in the tent of a civilian contractor assigned to the Iraqi installation. Both LaVena's eyes were blackened, her nose broken, and her teeth smashed inwards. There were numerous scratches and bruises all over her nude body, and someone had poured lye on her genital area (perhaps in an effort to destroy any DNA evidence of rape or sexual assault).


ARMY HAS IT'S "O. J. MOMENT" - TWO
OFFICERS MURDERED - SUPPLY SERGEANT
WHO VOWED TO "FRAG" THEM ACQUITTED
AT COURT MARTIAL - WIDOWS CRY OUT IN
ANGUISH - JUDGE ORDERS FORT BRAGG
COURTROOM CLEARED - SSGT ALBERTO
MARTINEZ CAN LEAVE SERVICE - NEW YORK
GUARDSMAN "FREE" - ENLISTMENT OVER

Ask many of the troops - and at least two shocked and grieving Army widows - at Ft. Bragg, N.C. if they think SSGT Alberto Martinez has something in common with the infamous O.J. Simpson, and they'll say, "Yes. He got away with murder."

Courtroom observers were stunned that the 41 year-old New York National Guard supply sergeant got to walk out the door "scot free." The case against him was substantial. He was known to have threatened his company commander, CPT Phillip Esposito, telling one soldier he intended to "frag" the officer.


KENTUCKY GUARDSMAN ARRESTED IN PHONY
SOLICITATION $CAM - TOOK DONATIONS FOR
FAMILIES OF "DEAD SOLDIERS" - KEPT CASH
FOR HIMSELF - JONATHAN MORGAN HELD IN
JAIL ON $25,000 BOND - POLICE SAY SOLDIER
DECEIVED WELL-MEANING PUBLIC BY CLAIM
MONEY TO BE USED FOR "CARE PACKAGES"
FOR DEPLOYED GUARD MEMBERS AND
CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR KIDS BACK HOME

How low can you go? Ask LTC Phil Miller, a spokesman for the Kentucky National Guard.

He called allegations that Jonathon Morgan ripped off well-meaning members of the public with a phony solicitation scam - claiming donations would be used to send care packages to deployed troops and buy their kids back home presents for Christmas - a "despicable act" and "an outright betrayal of our Guard family should they prove true."

Miller wasn't sure of Morgan's rank at press time, but he said his office has been notified by the Kentucky State Police that they have arrested Morgan - an enlisted man - on three counts of theft by deception. The soldier is being held on $25,000 bond at the Clay County Detention Center in Manchester, Ky.


NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE ADMITS HUGE SNAFU
APOLOGIZES TO MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM AND
NAVY TIMES FOR FALSE INFORMATION PROVIDED
BOTH PUBLICATIONS - SPOKESPERSON NOW CLAIMS
LT CDR REBECCA DICKINSON WAS RETIRED AS LT 0-3

What are the odds on this? That over a space of several days, two separate Navy public affairs officers would provide first MilitaryCorruption.com, and then the NAVY TIMES, with not only erroneous information about the retirement of D.C. Madam prostitute Rebecca Dickinson "in grade" as a lieutenant commander, but take so long to acknowledge the "mistake." Was this a set-up, or just a huge SNAFU? We think it's more likely the latter.

Our inside sources had told us that Dickinson, who admitted in open court she serviced some 200 "clients" at $275 an hour while working at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, had cut a deal for "total immunity" from the Feds from any prosecution for her crimes. We were also told the Navy brass - in part intimidated by Dickinson's alleged threat to divulge the names of some of her senior Naval officer "johns" - had given her a special deal and let her retire at her present grade of 0-4. That would be in direct violation of long-standing regulations that prohibit an officer from going out at any rank other than the last one "satisfactorily" served in.