PROJECT IN PROGRESS TO “CHANGE STORIES AND LIVES” OF VETERANS
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 12, 2014) — In a video released on Tuesday, Lt. Col. Field McConnell (USAF-Ret.) discussed distinguished veterans of the U.S. military; current military leadership; the death of former football star and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman; CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.), who is currently imprisoned in Tennessee, and his theory about who is running the military today.
At 13:48, McConnell announced that a British television show asked him to appear on the show in person on March 1, 2015 to discuss an as-yet-undivulged topic. McConnell is considered an aviation expert and was asked by the government of Malaysia to travel there following the disappearance of Flight 370 in late February, a request which McConnell honored.
McConnell’s parents were married on November 11, 1945, and both served in the military during World War II. McConnell’s father was an Air Force veteran who returned from the war with nutritional deficiencies at half his former weight, and his mother was a U.S. Army nurse who helped her husband recover. Both are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, which McConnell visits annually to pay his respects.
Since July, McConnell has been working with documentarian William (Wilky) R. Fain, who is producing a video of Fitzpatrick’s exposure of judicial corruption in eastern Tennessee. On August 19, Fitzpatrick was sentenced to three years in prison after a jury convicted him of “aggravated perjury” and “extortion” for having presented submissions to the McMinn County grand jury alleging wrongdoing on the part of judges, prosecutors, court clerks, law enforcers and the grand jury foreman.
On October 22, McConnell announced that a project on which he, Fain and others are working entitled “The Field Report” saw significant “overnight developments” in procuring a studio and other resources to produce the proposed series, which will focus on veterans’ issues.
Over a five-year period, Fitzpatrick discovered that grand juries have become tools of the government to implicate or retaliate against citizens who the government wishes to incarcerate. The grand jury which indicted Fitzpatrick was compromised, but the government prosecuted the case with unusual speed without any written evidence or a police report. The Bill of Particulars provided to Fitzpatrick’s attorney, Van Irion, was vague and identified no specific dates or alleged occurrences on which Fitzpatrick had committed crimes.
On June 25, a jury convicted Fitzpatrick on two felonies even though the prime witness, former grand jury foreman Jeffrey Cunningham, stated that Fitzpatrick had not misrepresented any facts in his grand jury submissions.
Cunningham had, however, prevented the grand jury from reviewing Fitzpatrick’s multiple submissions made over several months. In a video clip produced by Fain from the August 19 sentencing, Irion states that Fitzpatrick’s convictions represent the “chilling effect” and retaliation of powerful political players in the community. Irion said that he is now “afraid” to take evidence of criminality to a grand jury because of its retaliation against his client.
McConnell flew from his home in Wisconsin to attend Fitzpatrick’s sentencing hearing and hosted a prayer breakfast and barbecue in Fitzpatrick’s honor the day before. In a lengthy soliloquy during the sentencing hearing, Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood asked rhetorically, “Who cares if the grand jury foreman is serving illegally?”
At the 16:00 mark, Fain called in by Skype to ask several questions about American veterans. In July, Fain contacted The Post & Email with an offer to produce a professional-level video about Fitzpatrick’s saga in the Tenth Judicial District of Tennessee.
At 16:48, McConnell told Fain that he honors Pat Tillman by having purchased a 1940 Studebaker which bears the license plate, “Tillman’s Ghost.”
McConnell does not believe that Tillman was killed by “friendly fire” in April 2004 as the U.S. Army has reported. Rather, he claimed that Tillman was killed by “persons unknown” who “were serving known elements inside of England.”
At 18:50, McConnell segued into the deaths of U.S. Navy SEALS and special operators on Extortion 17 on August 6, 2011, which he believes was an assassination “to cover up the falsehood of Obama having authorized the capture and/or termination of Osama [bin Laden], which is a bunch of hogwash.” McConnell purchased another specialty automobile to honor Aaron Carson Vaughn, one of the SEALS killed in the helicopter crash. “The deceased SEAL, Aaron Carson Vaughn, did not die serving his country; he was murdered serving his country…There are some people out there named Barry Soetoro, Martin Dempsey, Leon Panetta, Opie G 87, and then Col. Thomas Rickard…I don’t know the parts each of those five people played in the elimination of Extortion 17, but I know they were all in positions of authority on the evening which was the 6th of August of 2011, where Aaron Carson Vaughn was murderd by his own country’s government,” McConnell asserted.
Vaughn’s parents, Karen and Billy, wrote a book titled “Betrayed.” The Vaughns have been guests on the Fox News Channel and have interviewed with CBS News. Following the beheading of American journalist James Foley, the Vaughns called on Obama to resign.
At 39:51, David Hawkins asked McConnell how he came to be acquainted with Charles (Chic) Burlingame, who piloted Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 as a result of an Islamic terrorist attack.
McConnell said that Burlingame attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis at the same time he did in the same class, graduating in 1971. As midshipmen, McConnell said he saw Burlingame perform as a bugler in the Drum & Bugle Corps. Following graduation, Burlingame pursued a Navy career, while McConnell went into the Marine Corps, which is a division of the Navy. Both men flew military aircraft throughout their respective careers.
In his October 22 declaration, McConnell suggested that as many as three studios might be available to produce “The Field Report.”
At 28:28, McConnell told the story of heroic Texan “Roy” P. Benavidez, who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam and earned the Medal of Honor.
McConnell customarily refers to Barack Hussein Obama as “Barry Soetoro.” On Monday, Donald Trump asserted on Fox & Friends that Obama’s original name was “Barry Soetoro.”
At the end of the video, McConnell states that the four branches of the U.S. military are controlled by a British concern, Serco. Hawkins, who is Canadian, stated at the one-hour mark that Serco maintains “surveillance” over the administration of Obamacare, “combat training for the United States Marines,” and that the Obama regime should be asked why it “signed off” on a contract allowing Serco such authority.
McConnell is rallying veterans to the cause of exposing Obama, Serco and senior military management who he believes were involved in Serco’s alleged rise to power. McConnell also said he believes that Obama “no longer” commands the U.S. military and that he is “a foreign enemy.”