The Danger of the Misconception

The Danger of the Misconception

RELIGION, PARTY POLITICS, GOVERNMENT:  DO AMERICANS ACCEPT THE “STATUS QUO?” by Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Colonel, USA (Ret), ©2016 (Aug. 8, 2016) — First, precisely, what is a misconception? Most Americans understand the meaning of the word.  However, I will refine the term “misconception” by the use of synonyms. A misconception is clearly a misunderstanding, misinterpretation, […]

Fitzpatrick Court-Martial: Convening Authority Admitted “Career Ending Punishment” Should Not Have Happened

Fitzpatrick Court-Martial:  Convening Authority Admitted “Career Ending Punishment” Should Not Have Happened

DOES BITOFF HAVE REGRETS FOR WHAT HE DID? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 15, 2014) — In a 1999 letter written by Adm. John Bitoff (Ret.) to Richard E. Danzig, then-Secretary of the Navy, Bitoff asserted that the charges brought against CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) “should not have consummated in trial by court-martial with […]

Former USS MARS Command Master Chief Recounts Events Used to Concoct Fitzpatrick Court-Martial, Part 2

Former USS MARS Command Master Chief Recounts Events Used to Concoct Fitzpatrick Court-Martial, Part 2

CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL:  “IT WAS VERY THOUGHTFUL OF YOU GUYS” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 12, 2014) — In Part 1 of The Post & Email’s interview with retired Command Master Chief Poasa Fa’aita, the former USS MARS crew member described the circumstances leading up to the dispatching of a contingent to Washington, DC to […]

Former USS MARS Command Master Chief Recounts Events Used to Concoct Fitzpatrick Court-Martial, Part 1

Former USS MARS Command Master Chief Recounts Events Used to Concoct Fitzpatrick Court-Martial, Part 1

“A GREAT IDEA” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 11, 2014) — As reported previously, a former crew member of the USS MARS who served with CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) in the late 1980s spoke with The Post & Email about his recollections of Fitzpatrick’s character and the events surrounding his April 1990 court-martial which […]

Fitzpatrick Court-Martial: MWR Fund Usage Praised by Senior Officers

Fitzpatrick Court-Martial:  MWR Fund Usage Praised by Senior Officers

“MISSION COMPLETED” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 4, 2014) — A former shipmate in a position of high responsibility on the USS MARS at the time that CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III was the executive officer in the late 1980s has described in detail how and why individuals from the ship and their wives were sent […]