Daily Archives: October 4, 2010

Michael Behenna and the Upcoming Clemency Hearing


DEFENDMICHAEL.COM

To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters,

A lot has transpired since our last update.

1) Michael’s case has been fully briefed with the Army Court of Appeals and we are waiting patiently for an argument date to be set by the court.  We are hopeful it will be before the end of the year.

2) Michael has another Clemency Hearing coming up – most likely in December (yes it has been a year since the Clemency Board reduced Michael’s sentence to fifteen years.)  Once we know the date of Michael’s Clemency Hearing we will send out another update asking people to write letters to the Clemency Board.

3) The Leavenworth 10 Rally over Labor Day Weekend was more successful than we could have ever imagined. We knew our  target date was short notice, but it came together thanks to a lot of hard work from countless volunteers. I especially want to express my heartfelt thanks for the generous donations from UECUS Inc and the Seals Warrior Fund as well as the hundreds of individuals who gave.  Your support helped pay for a tremendous event that built exposure for these 10 men who have been charged for protecting themselves or their men in a war zone.  Soon on the L10 web site www.L10freedomride.com we will be including all the Rally photographs and videos available for you to watch.  In the meantime the web sites below have many videos to review:

http://conservativetvonline.com/index.php (Home page halfway down on the left side)

http://kansas.watchdog.org/5121/leavenworth-10-families-tell-their-stories/

http://kansas.watchdog.org/5103/leavenworth-10-freedom-ride/ (video of the Ride through Leavenworth)

4) Michael’s website www.defendmichael.com has a whole new look.  We will be adding even more information and helpful links to assist Michael’s supporters as we continue our fight for his release.  Also, here is the newest video put on the DefendMichael.com website:  “A Mother’s Fight” by Gregory Gullbert. www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZAVAR6WrRI

And finally, PLEASE CONTINUE TO WRITE LETTERS TO MICHAEL.  The government’s delay in filing their brief and the delay in setting the date for oral arguments has left Michael feeling discouraged these past few weeks.  Michael lost his freedom almost nineteen months ago and it is your encouragement and support that truly sustains him through this injustice.  Send your letters to:

Michael Behenna  87503

1300 N. Warehouse Road

Ft. Leavenworth, KS  66027-2304

Bless you for your continued support of an American hero we proudly call our son,

Scott and Vicki Behenna

www.DefendMichael.com

** I personally find it interesting that Michael’s hearing as well as Terry Lakin’s hearing are both to arrive after this election. Coincidence… doubtful! The Patriots are with Patriots – Michael and Terry!