LT. CLINT LORANCE, IMPRISONED AT FT. LEAVENWORTH, HAS CHANCE FOR CLEMENCY
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 9, 2014) — In early August of last year, Lt. Clint Lorance was convicted of murdering two Afghans he had believed were “scouts” for the Taliban and sentenced to 20 years in prison at Ft. Leavenworth prison.
In a petition at change.org, his mother Anna describes Lorance as “a loving, caring, hardworking, determined, friendly, positive person who has dedicated his life to the Army. He was an enlisted soldier who was the first in his family to graduate college, which he did while serving in the Army before becoming an officer.”
Lorance enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday and first became a military policeman. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division as a platoon leader after earning a Bachelor’s degree in 2010. He had planned on attending law school.
Confirmed members of the Taliban were captured by Lorance’s platoon at the same time as the two suspected Taliban members were killed.
Anna Lorance states on her request for the public’s clemency petitions that her son had “a perfect military record” prior to the incident in Afghanistan in 2012.
The commander to whom requests for clemency should be addressed is Gen. Richard D. Clarke, who Anna Lorance describes as “a family man who has served Our Country with Great Pride and Honor and I feel he will do the right thing and send our Hero home.”
Clarke is a 1984 graduate of West Point and commanded the 82nd Airborne Division in which Lorance served. Upon his appointment, Clarke promised to “give 100 percent every day and that I will lead by example in all regards.”
Lorance’s name has been added to the “Leavenworth 10” list, of whom several have received parole.
Anna has asked that members of the public send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Post & Email’s message sent to Clarke reads:
Please consider clemency or a reversal of the conviction of Lt. Clint Lorance, who has been sentenced to prison for 20 years for the unlikely crime of murder of Afghanis.
The current Rules of Engagement are impossible to uphold when a soldier has to make a split-second decision. During World War II, soldiers were not court-martialed and convicted of murder for killing the enemy.
Political correctness is killing Americans and imprisoning brave warriors such as Lt. Lorance.
Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
P.O. Box 195
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.