Decorated Green Beret Tossed Out for Confronting Alleged Afghan Child Rapist

The Army is always looking for of a few good men, which is why it’s so surprising that it’s giving this soldier, a decorated Green Beret, the boot for doing what many of us would do if we found ourselves in a similar situation.

Here are some of the details courtesy of Fox News:

Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command told Martland that his appeal “does not meet the criteria” for an appeal.

“Consequently, your request for an appeal and continued service is disapproved,” the office wrote in a memo to Martland…

As first reported by Fox News, while deployed to Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, Martland and his team leader confronted a local police commander in 2011 accused of raping an Afghan boy and beating his mother. When the man laughed off the incident, they shoved him to the ground.

Martland and his team leader were later removed from the base, and eventually sent home from Afghanistan. The U.S. Army has not confirmed the specifics of Martland’s separation from service citing privacy reasons, but a “memorandum of reprimand” from October 2011 obtained by Fox News makes clear that Martland was criticized by the brass for his intervention after the alleged rape. Asked for comment Tuesday on the latest decision memo, an Army spokesman reiterated, “the U.S. Army is unable to confirm the specifics of his separation due to the Privacy Act.”

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • 3rdGenArmyVet February 19, 2018, 5:45 pm

    Social engineering has ruined the command structure at the Pentagon, and this is a perfect example. Too many squeamish people in the military lead to this kind of miscarriage of justice. Since the Obama administration got their hands on the Pentagon they turned it into a social welfare club where minorities of every kind are considered first before the duty of our armed forces which is defending the nation and the people from threats like this reprehensible Afghan cop and worse. We are no longer dealing with the principles of the true purpose of what a military organization is supposed to be concerned with, and now civilians in theater have more rights than soldiers, even when the behavior of those civilians is as this less than human Afghan police official. The fact he raped a young boy was bad enough, but to laugh in the face of those who did something to stop him reveals the true evil in this individual, and now, thanks to our screwed up command structure, he gets away with his crimes and the men who stepped up to stop him get court martialed and discharged for their conduct.

    The injustice of all of this is appalling. This is not only outrageous, but should be a wake up call to the President that something needs to be done about all of these social side issues that take away from force readiness, not to mention the morale breaking impact this situation has on the less than 2% of the population who puts on a uniform and takes their place to defend the rest of us at risk of life and limb. Seeing things like this makes me wonder why anyone would volunteer to serve under the current shameful conditions our military personnel face everyday.

    At a time when force readiness is at an all time low, did the punishment of these men fit their crime – if you can call it a crime? The JAG should reinstate these men – they stood up to an evil bully, and got court martialed for it.

    My Grandfather served in the Air Corps in Europe in WW I – both of my parents served in the Army in the Korean War and I served in Vietnam and this episode is one that brings shame on the entire Army system of justice.
    I’ll sign your petition, unfortunately my parents and Grandfather are no longer with us but I can tell you they would be disgusted by the way this incident was handled.

    • Kenny Smith March 30, 2018, 7:05 pm

      I am so disappointed by the actions of this country, I used to love this country without thought, but now it’s becoming hard to even like what has happened to our society, the democraps leftwing liberal way of thinking is ruining our country from within, can we fix it ?

  • Drifter22 February 19, 2018, 9:01 am

    What we need to do is start a petition at this government website,
    I’m sure there are some of you guys that are better qualified then I am to do it, knowing the military better than I. If anyone does they should put a link on this site and I’m sure a lot of us would sign it.

  • Dale Johnson November 17, 2017, 2:17 pm

    Dumbass moves by the military have been happening since the dawn of time. By continuing to blame Obama for the Pentagons BS is juvenile racism and ignores the real culprits. In Trumps military the generals side with the commies and spend their rubles freely with you guys saying nothing and Trump defends them. I guess if you’re white every crime is alright.

  • Just Joe November 17, 2017, 10:27 am

    I can’t believe what I am reading. This guy should have been given a medal and a promotion. This just shows how sick our country has become. I personally would have shot the guy, not shoved him to the ground. Where do I sign the petition for this mans reinstatement?

  • Auggie Will July 21, 2017, 6:16 am

    Our country is dying from within!
    This makes me sick in my stomach not to mention what it is doing to my heart

  • Mark Timblin September 2, 2016, 1:17 pm

    I am a 100% disabled Army veteran from the first Gulf War, I am also retired law enforcement having spent a total of 24 years in that field both while in the Army and my post military career. I have seen some rather horrible atrocities in that time, people blown up, people bounced around inside of cars where the passenger had a hole in the top of his head about the size of a .45 caliber bullet. Needless to say that this individual did not survive his wounds. I have dealt with overdoses, alleged rapes, rapes of not only adult women but young women and girls. I have in my final year as a police officer and assistant chief of police had handled not one, but at least 6 child molestation cases. My final years wee spent as a corrections officer under Florida’s rules at the time was considered a licensed peace officer. At the prisons I worked you see things most normal folks would be horrified to witness.
    What SFC Martland did should not be held against him….period. He and his team leader were scape goats for an administration that labels we veterans as right wing extremist terrorists! REALLY….I though we served our country for the greater good of the American people? Since when did stopping an child rapist serve to create a means for this Muslim influence administration to treat this highly decorated Green Beret as the bad guy? I enlisted way back in 1975, was finally “retired” after the scud missel hit the barracks of my sister Army Reserve unit I was with at the time. I was just a couple years shy of getting my full twenty years, but never the less I was proud to do what I did for as long as I did. I would do it again….maybe. If being treated as a piece of scum for stopping an even greater piece of scum then I want no part of our current military machine. Most of the top brass was given the boot for thinking for themselves. Obama and his cronies said….wait just a minute there….you work for ME, you WILL follow my orders or you will be relieved of command and booted out. Most of these old time Generals, Admirals, decided to retire before they were forced to do things or oder things to be done that goes against there conscience. Now we have a bunch of brain dead Admirals, Generals, and other staff officer that foloe BO’s orders without question. I’m gonna stop here before I blow a gasket and REALLY say what is on my mind. With that, I will bid you all a great day, I pray you have a safe and fantastic Labor Day holiday, be well, stay safe, and….GOD BLESS our military, all active and our veterans. We have y’all to thank for the freedoms we still enjoy today.

    • mike blanton July 21, 2017, 6:00 am

      I have followed a similar path as yours in the great State of Georgia. Thanks for your comment, very well worded. It’s a shame that that Sgt and his team leader weren’t enlisted under the current administration. Giving a child molester the “treatment” would be SOP. The next question is who is the turd that snitched them out

  • Frank Romo August 8, 2016, 2:16 am

    Here a great man, stops a rape by a Afghanistan leader, and I use the term with tripadation, and he gets thrown out of the Army for reasons given by the Chief Commander. Yet, this so called Chief Commander has yet to throw out that AWOL PO$ Bowie Berghdal, he’s still receiving his pay and nothing has been done to place him in prison for his treason. And now, we have Trannies allowed to enter the service, WTF? This POS Oblammie has turned our Great Country into a circus…

    • Ray September 2, 2016, 8:53 am

      Our quarterback friend has converted to Islam and is being radicalized. That is what this is really all about. The rest is simply smoke.

  • Eric Holder November 20, 2015, 7:07 pm

    He is too good for the this military so maybe they are doing him a favor. I actually heard a US Army General state ONE TIME that integrity is more important then loyalty! Integrity to do the right thing as he did verses loyalty to disregard crimes being committed against a young boy who is unable to defend himself. Remember “A Few Good Men”? They ended up being discharged because they did not fight for the soldier who could not fight for himself. This case is just the opposite. He stood up for the victim and then became the victim. Like I said he is TOO GOOD for this military.

  • Scott September 29, 2015, 11:55 pm

    Luckily that Afghanie cop wasn’t in the catholic church, he’d have to resettle some where’s else and mouth screw other boys with his leaders support.

  • Tom Horn September 29, 2015, 6:50 am

    What is wrong with our Country? This is not only about idiotic, out of control political correctness, but also about who our government excepts as our allies. Do we want allies with a culture where it is acceptable to rape children? Do we want allies who hid Osama Bin Laden? Do we want allies who provided the terrorist for 9/11? Do we want allies who disfigure a little girl for wanting to go to school? It all sickens me.

    Bravo to this fine Sgt. and his team leader. Next time you vote, make sure you vote in candidates that will pull the veil off this ridiculous political correctness, and have a clear vision of who is aligned with our Country’s core values.

  • Methadras September 28, 2015, 6:36 pm

    Remember folks, in Obama World, no good deed goes unpunished.

  • Kivaari September 28, 2015, 4:17 pm

    Its odd that those going after perverts get treated badly. Afghan and Islam in general has way more perverted sexual practices than western culture. Here it is deplorable behavior, there its just OK as men are so restricted in dealing with women that abusing boy and small girls is permitted. It doesn’t break religious or marital bounds. Since Islamic men can marry up to 4 wives, then divorce them by saying I divorce thee several times, they get married with a whore and then divorce them. Islam sucks – literally.

  • Duane September 28, 2015, 2:23 pm

    Bend down and grab your ankles America, these fine folks are coming to a town near you very soon.

  • law dawg September 28, 2015, 2:15 pm

    First of all …Good Job by that solder. GOD bless him for delivering justice when it was needed at that very moment. Second of all what the hell are we doing there, why are we training low life pedifials who hate us and will ultimately us their training against us. What’s really disheartening is that our military higher ups are punishing the wrong person and have blinders on to the atrocities be committed on a U.S. Military base. Nothing is said publicly by homobama….he’s probably holding classes and demonstrating how it’s done….that solder should be decorated and transferred to the Corps…..I can’t believe the lack of leadership in the Army. They bow down to stupid in the white house like cowering dogs…..unfortunately our country will never be the same. The person acting as our President has seen to that…..very sad

  • Clinton September 28, 2015, 12:28 pm

    I say ANY soldier that allows those rapist to rape those children are no soldier, nor man for that matter!!!

  • Jim September 28, 2015, 12:27 pm

    Another expendable soldier

  • Steve M September 28, 2015, 12:12 pm

    As a Disabled Vietnam Veteran, I agree with everyone else who has made a comment to this terrible injustice that our military has been hit with once again. Obama, get out of the office, you don’t deserve to be called Commander-In-Chief let alone the President.
    OK, so when is anyone going to stand up and say something that is heard around the world, our military is one of the greatest fighting machines on this planet. We have respect and honor among ourselves and we are called to duty to protect our freedom and our way of life in this country. We are called to duty to help other countries to help rid them of the violence and injustice that are put upon their people. Sgt. Martland you did what any other self respecting soldier would do! Good for you!

  • BigR September 28, 2015, 12:11 pm

    When odumbo is no longer pres, they need to kick the entire joint chief’s out too! They’re a disgrace to their uniforms!

  • Bear Looper September 28, 2015, 11:05 am

    Had the Green Beret been a trannie or highly esteemed queer, be probably would have beaten the discharge and been given a promotion for his valiant behavior, especially had he participated in the rape, showing his cultural sensivity. Or he could have claimed that he had voted for Obama at least twice or more. I miss America.

  • taxx73 September 28, 2015, 10:48 am

    This is complete and utter b.s.. These HEROS should be receiving commendations and medals not censure and punishment for what I would consider a humanitarian act.
    I am the father of a child that was molested by my ex father in law. If it was me coming upon a scene like this I would have emptied my magazine into the bad guy and probably reloaded so I could keep shooting this waste of skin. I commend these soldiers self restraint and discipline. We need to stop voting libtards and traitors into power. I would also hire these MEN in a heartbeat.

  • LAH053 September 28, 2015, 10:20 am

    Obviously the Army is going in lock step with the Administrations values. How dare a Green Beret of anyone for that matter object to Child rape after all the Administration has been raping the voter of this country for the last 7 years. I find it hard to swallow that a decorated soldier is facing discharge for doing the right thing. He should be decorated not discharged. What has happened to American and Army Values of protecting the downtrodden and punishing the criminal. This country is all Ass backwards now we protect a child rapist and prosecute the defender of the victim.

  • Abner T September 28, 2015, 8:32 am

    If anyone thinks that political correctness has not infested the Pentagon, this story should tell you otherwise.

    Ninety-nine percent of the ‘looking-forward-to-retirement’ paper pushers clogging the arteries at the Pentagon are not your father’s/grandfather’s cut of quality…

    America will have to eventually pay a heavy price for this kind of “leadership”…

  • William S Graebe September 28, 2015, 8:27 am

    I am an Air Force veteran and I take exception to the way our military has caved under our “so called” Commander-in-Chief. The top brass are leaving by the dozens because of the lack of respect they have for Obama. Obama has weakened our military due to the disdain he has for our comrades in arms. Obama is a Muslim and will support Muslim causes anyway he can. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland is another example of the way our military, under Obama, is failing to support our tried and true heros. Maybe Obama has some young boys hidden in the White House. Afterall, have we ever heard of or seen any woman he has ever dated?

  • Larry C September 28, 2015, 8:05 am

    It is high time to dispose of Obama as well as the current crop of “Joint Chiefs”
    They are just a bunch of Obama butt kissers.

  • Reconvet September 28, 2015, 6:20 am

    What a crok, the Top and anyone else on his team should be reinstated without disaplanary action. I read nothing but aligations, where’s the evidence?
    Some school boy officer who has probably never been in a cz, has ruined the life of true American Warriors.
    Where are the Congressional and Senate representatives of these warriors?

  • James C. Turner September 25, 2015, 3:07 pm

    Another example of Obama having the Army ignore a Child Molester because it interferes with Muslim rights. They think it is fine to rape a women, not sure about boys but it is also ok to rape a girl. Obama has tied the Military’s hand behind their back. He without a doubt he Worst Commander in Chief in History of United States. He may be President but no one in any service has respect for his Military Leadership skills more so for his complete lack of preparedness in handling or dealing with any branch of the service. If you voted for him for that is your right but I hope we never ever again elect a President who dislikes our Military. If Obama had charged the soldier in Chattanooga who had his off duty pistol in his car which he used to save lives he may have had a riot on his hands. He and Hillary (if) they were actual Military could both have been court martial-ed and shot for Benghazi. What difference does it make. 4 Dead including our Ambassador Ms. Clinton. One thing she has in common with both Obama’s all have been disbarred from practicing law for dishonesty. We may as elect Charles Manson as Hillary’s running mate.

  • DRAINO September 24, 2015, 9:25 am

    Wasn’t it the Marines that were looking for a few good men….??? This is a bogus wrap though. The Army(Leadership) should hang its head in disgrace over this one. I would be willing to bet its just because it involved a muslim. If it were any one else, not even an eyebrow would have been raised. But because these soldiers dared touch a pervert of the sacred religion, they are getting booted. How dis-honorable can the Army leadership be? I guess this situation shows us. How sad. Definitely can’t recommend my son go into the Army. That soldier should hold his head high…..and be proud to put that on his resume! I would hire him!

  • Slim September 23, 2015, 6:54 pm

    The Army puts all our money and time into training these brave warriors only to throw them under the bus over a push down. Another Army Political correct casualty.

    • Edward F September 24, 2015, 6:25 pm

      And that’s what your government thinks of you……

      • Harold Melton September 29, 2015, 12:12 am

        Has this incident been reported to the President and the Green Beret’s Washington representatives? How come FOX News and MSNBC have not carried it.?

        • Jim Atherton September 29, 2015, 5:52 pm


    • Ray September 28, 2015, 6:38 am

      The rape wasn’t alleged the POS had the boy chained to his bed and this wasn’t a one time thing but a common practice among the Afghans. Soldiers were told to stand down and ignore it as it was part of the culture. This is what our Government deems acceptable to obtain their goals in the middle east, exactly what are those goals.

      • Paul Gibson September 28, 2015, 1:02 pm

        This is the same culture,, of the muslim goat humpers,, Nobrainer included,,, that they are bringing into Our Amazing, United States of America !!! You can tell 100% by this,, that out radical terrorist muslim big eared imposter in the Whitehouse,, is going to push for,, once he gets all of his goat humping buddies, into Our Country, in enough numbers,,, so he can say,, oh,, just disregard that, it’s their culture,,, Your Sons, Daughters and Livestock,, will never be safe!! Stop them NOW!! Nobrainer, and his ugly ass boyfriend and rented daughters,, (two males don’t create offspring). America,, Obamanation is trying to sell out our rights,,, to soften us up,, for boy raping, animal humping muslims,, can take us over!! We as Americans, have lost some skills over the years,, in the early days, most of our Forefathers bartered,, as cash was almost impossible to come by, for the average American,,, we have to get back to our roots!! FOREGET ,, This political correct garbage,, that the piece O chit, in the Whitehouse is pushing,, just like Hitler,, turning the children, against the Parents,,, Now it’s trying to create Enemies of America and Our Freedom, towns and areas, from where they believe they can divide and conquer us,, Political correctness, Is his way of shaming Real Americans into keeping quite!! I will not be politically correct,, as laid out by America hating, Nobrainer and his thugs and goons!! I don’t care what color you are,,, If you are trying to destroy Our United States of America,,, I will take issue with you!!! If you want special rights,, same deal!! I am a equal opportunity race hater!! I will respect a True American,, as an individual,, race has nothing to do with it.. Your actions, your heart and dedication to Our Great Nation,, Is the bond, between you and I… GOD, Bless America!!

        • A/3-17 CAV Ft. Drum October 1, 2015, 10:02 am

          People saying stupid ass shit as you did is why way those of us supporting what the Sgt did will not be listen to. You make us seem as ignore begets with that rant. I’m a Afghan Vet and support him, but please if you’re only capable of saying dumb shit, just stay quiet. Your type makes it harder for us who’s mind can complete a thought from being heard.

          • Adam July 3, 2016, 5:11 pm

            You are not being listenED to because there are not enough people like Paul Gibson
            making the case against the PolCorrect politicians. MANY feel as Paul Gibson does,
            but do not express for fear of reprisal. Political Correctness has allowed the minority
            factions of this country to dictate what the majority must endure.
            You need only look at the number of transgenders that has caused adult men in ladies bathrooms.
            More people need to express their thoughts. That is the only way out of this mess we are in.
            The America-hating Muslim mulatto in OUR White House needs an epiphany awakening.

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