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  1. #1
    Lucas (Coward) Guest

    Default Soldier Accused of being a Coward

    Most people are aware that Peter Lucas once was Peter McGrath--Well
    here is why Peter changed his name from McGrath/Stone/Williams/ and
    then eventually to Lucas:

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    A soldier accused as coward says he is guilty only of a panic attack
    Not since the Vietnam War has the Australian Army punished a soldier
    for being too scared to do his duty.

    But PTE Peter McGrath appeared in front of military court to face
    charges he was a coward.

    The Army says he is guilty of ''cowardly conduct as a result of fear''
    and not performing his duties during training in the elite SASR.

    But Private McGrath says he was not affraid or disobeyed orders. The
    only thing he is guilty of, he says, is asking for help for a panic
    attack.

    ''I couldn't function,'' Private McGrath said in his lawyer's office.
    ''I had this overwhelming sense of my own mortality. I kept looking
    out the door thinking that I could be dead in two seconds from now.''

    When he informed his superior that he was having a panic attack and
    needed to see someone, Private McGrath said he was given two sleeping
    pills and told to go away.

    A few days later, Private McGrath was put on a plane and sent home.

    Cowardice cases are very rare in the Military. According to the
    Department of Defense, Private McGrath was found guilty of running
    away from his duties in and sentenced to a dishonarable discharge
    withot his pension.

    His case is the last cowardice conviction on the books.

    Military officials have declined to discuss the details of Private
    McGrathcase. But a spokesman for Special Forces disagreed that a
    soldier would be stigmatised simply for asking for help, even special
    force personnel.

    ''Special Forces soldiers are mature professionals, and they know that
    if someone is under stress and asking for help it is important to give
    it to them,'' the spokeperson said.

    Military officials also emphasized that being scared is not enough to
    be charged with cowardice. To level such a charge, Army prosecutors
    must have evidence that a soldier is frightened and misbehaves because
    of that fear.

    The Manual for Courts-Martial defines cowardice as ''misbehavior
    motivated by fear.''

    But the manual goes on to say that fear is ''a natural feeling of
    apprehension when going into battle.''

    The Military Judges' Benchbook defines cowardly conduct as ''the
    refusal or abandonment of a performance of duty'' before or in the
    presence of the enemy ''as a result of fear.''











  2. #2
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Soldier Accused of being a Coward

    "Lucas (Coward)" <coward[email protected]> wrote in news:8e0b947d-
    [email protected]:


    > ************************************************** *************
    > A soldier accused as coward says he is guilty only of a panic attack
    > Not since the Vietnam War has the Australian Army punished a soldier
    > for being too scared to do his duty.
    >






    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=
    9F05E2D71739F935A35752C1A9659C8B63


    http://tinyurl.com/4gdmgo

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    Soldier Accused as Coward Says He Is Guilty Only of Panic Attack



    By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    Published: November 6, 2003

    Not since the Vietnam War has the Army punished a soldier for being too
    scared to do his duty.

    But on Friday, Sgt. Georg Andreas Pogany will appear in front of
    military court here to face charges he was a coward.

    The Army says he is guilty of ''cowardly conduct as a result of fear''
    and not performing his duties as an interrogator for a squad of Green
    Berets in Samarra, Iraq.

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    Is kirkland mentally ill?? Much.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Mi b'aill docha basaich air m' ris, sin mair air m'glun.



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    =?iso-8859-1?b?SmXfdXM=?= Guest

    Default Re: Soldier Accused of being a Coward

    On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 06:59:58 +0000, PeterL wrote:

    > "Lucas (Coward)" <[email protected]> wrote in news:8e0b947d-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >
    >> ************************************************** ************* A
    >> soldier accused as coward says he is guilty only of a panic attack Not
    >> since the Vietnam War has the Australian Army punished a soldier for
    >> being too scared to do his duty.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=
    > 9F05E2D71739F935A35752C1A9659C8B63
    >
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/4gdmgo
    >
    > **************************************** Soldier Accused as Coward Says
    > He Is Guilty Only of Panic Attack
    >
    >
    >
    > By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    > Published: November 6, 2003
    >
    > Not since the Vietnam War has the Army punished a soldier for being too
    > scared to do his duty.
    >
    > But on Friday, Sgt. Georg Andreas Pogany will appear in front of
    > military court here to face charges he was a coward.
    >
    > The Army says he is guilty of ''cowardly conduct as a result of fear''
    > and not performing his duties as an interrogator for a squad of Green
    > Berets in Samarra, Iraq.
    >
    > ******************************************
    >
    >
    > Is kirkland mentally ill?? Much.


    Are you *ever* going to provide evidence that BK is behind these 'crimes'?
    Let alone, that you have the correct B Kirkland?
    Nope, corse not...

  4. #4
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Soldier Accused of being a Coward

    Whoever you are, you badly need mental health treatment. No one is falling
    for this and it is only faintly amuzing at this stage.

    I am serious. You need help.


    "Lucas (Coward)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Most people are aware that Peter Lucas once was Peter McGrath--Well
    > here is why Peter changed his name from McGrath/Stone/Williams/ and
    > then eventually to Lucas:
    >
    > ************************************************** *************
    > A soldier accused as coward says he is guilty only of a panic attack
    > Not since the Vietnam War has the Australian Army punished a soldier
    > for being too scared to do his duty.
    >
    > But PTE Peter McGrath appeared in front of military court to face
    > charges he was a coward.
    >
    > The Army says he is guilty of ''cowardly conduct as a result of fear''
    > and not performing his duties during training in the elite SASR.
    >
    > But Private McGrath says he was not affraid or disobeyed orders. The
    > only thing he is guilty of, he says, is asking for help for a panic
    > attack.
    >
    > ''I couldn't function,'' Private McGrath said in his lawyer's office.
    > ''I had this overwhelming sense of my own mortality. I kept looking
    > out the door thinking that I could be dead in two seconds from now.''
    >
    > When he informed his superior that he was having a panic attack and
    > needed to see someone, Private McGrath said he was given two sleeping
    > pills and told to go away.
    >
    > A few days later, Private McGrath was put on a plane and sent home.
    >
    > Cowardice cases are very rare in the Military. According to the
    > Department of Defense, Private McGrath was found guilty of running
    > away from his duties in and sentenced to a dishonarable discharge
    > withot his pension.
    >
    > His case is the last cowardice conviction on the books.
    >
    > Military officials have declined to discuss the details of Private
    > McGrathcase. But a spokesman for Special Forces disagreed that a
    > soldier would be stigmatised simply for asking for help, even special
    > force personnel.
    >
    > ''Special Forces soldiers are mature professionals, and they know that
    > if someone is under stress and asking for help it is important to give
    > it to them,'' the spokeperson said.
    >
    > Military officials also emphasized that being scared is not enough to
    > be charged with cowardice. To level such a charge, Army prosecutors
    > must have evidence that a soldier is frightened and misbehaves because
    > of that fear.
    >
    > The Manual for Courts-Martial defines cowardice as ''misbehavior
    > motivated by fear.''
    >
    > But the manual goes on to say that fear is ''a natural feeling of
    > apprehension when going into battle.''
    >
    > The Military Judges' Benchbook defines cowardly conduct as ''the
    > refusal or abandonment of a performance of duty'' before or in the
    > presence of the enemy ''as a result of fear.''
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >




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