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Michael Behenna’s Clemency Hearing Update Via His Parents

Mon, Dec 6, 2010 6:08 am


Merry Christmas to all Michael Behenna Supporters,

We wanted to give everyone an update regarding Michael’s clemency hearing which was held on December 2nd in Washington D.C.  The Army Clemency Board gave us ample time to discuss Michael’s case.  They seemed genuinely interested in Michael’s story as well as the mitigating circumstances of his case. The Board asked relevant questions which led us to believe they not only knew the narrative, but also were concerned about Michael’s future.

Hearing from Michael’s parents as well as his girlfriend Shannon, the Clemency Board listened to us for almost 50 minutes.  We asked the Board to either suspend the rest of Michael’s sentence or to significantly reduce it.  Michel’s sentence for unpremeditated murder is now at 15 years; which is still 50% higher than any other combat related unpremeditated murder sentence.  In other cases the sentences handed out ranged from 1 to 10 years.  We expect to hear a decision from the Army Clemency Board in 1 to 2 weeks.

Next up is the long awaited appeal of Michael’s conviction.  The oral arguments will be heard this Thursday, December 9th, at 10am at the Army Court of Appeals, 901 N. Stuart, Arlington, Virginia.  The hearing is open to the public and if you are in the area we would love to have your support.  The Hearing is expected to last about one hour. If you cannot attend, we would just ask that you say a prayer for a good outcome.  It is this court that we hope will finally reverse Michael’s conviction and set him free.  We will let you know how it went in our next newsletter.

At this point it would take a miracle to prevent Michael from spending another Christmas in prison.  But we count it among our many blessings that we will be able to spend Christmas with our son in the visitation room.  We have much to be grateful for as we head into 2011.  The support you have given to Michael and to our family has truly been a gift from God.  Michael’s story has continued to grow exponentially as has all the stories of the Leavenworth 10.  Please keep the letters coming for all these brave American soldiers.

Finally, here is a NewsOK video  that discusses what we covered in the Clemency Hearing.


We want to wish each of you a wonderful Merry Christmas.  Bless you and thank you for all your support.

Scott & Vicki Behenna



Charlie Rangel in a Tangle, Walked Out of His Hearing Today!

Charlie, Charlie, Charlie… an innocent man stands tall! A guilty man runs and hides!

Mr. Rangel has known of the Ethics Charges, and his lawyers have responded via Read the 32-page response from Rangel’s attorneys, so what’s the holdup? It’s not as if Mr. Rangel did not have major previous notice and preparation time. I suppose no lawyer wants a rapid loss on their record!

Charlie Rangel Walks Out of Ethics Hearing

TheDailyBeastVideo | November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010 — Looks like Rep. Charlie Rangel’s ethics hearing is off to a rocky start. Rangel walked out of the hearing Monday, saying he needed more time to find appropriate counsel.

Hmm? Better to go down amongst your socialist friends now, than going down via the 2011 Patriotic Congressional House of Representatives, later. Proof that once in a while an old adage may be incorrect.  There is now absolute proof that you can grow old by being a fool! Shame is now Rangel’s claim to fame!

Michael Behenna and the Upcoming Clemency Hearing


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/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


** 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!

CNN Puts A Face to Patriotic Constitutional Requirement to Validate the Sitting President

Patriot Alert LTC Terry Lakin Hearing Location Changed for Friday!!

Lakin Hearing Featured on CNN: Before birther row, Lt. Col. Lakin racked up medals as flight surgeon

‘Birther’ colonel’s attorney wants charges dismissed

Before birther row, Lt. Col. Lakin racked up medals as flight surgeon

Hey we know CNN isn’t perfect but maybe they are moving toward the light and the right. It’s never too late!

Very cool to note that with even less than appropriate notice of a venue change, there was standing room only!!!!!!!


Patriot Alert LTC Terry Lakin Hearing Location Changed for Friday!!

Alert: Hearing Location Changed to Ft. Belvoir on Friday Aug 6 at 11am
Things that make one go hmm?

Sent: Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:54 pm
Subject: Lakin Hearing Location Changed to Ft. Belvoir on Friday Aug 6 at 11am

American Patriot Foundation for Terry Lakin

American Patriot Foundation: Updates on LTC Terry Lakin’s Case
American Patriot Foundation, Inc.
1101 Thirtieth Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20007

Alert: Hearing Location Changed to Ft. Belvoir on Friday Aug 6 at 11am

This an arraignment to formally enter Terry’s plea. The hearing will last no longer than 30 minutes. This hearing precedes the formal courts martial which has not yet been scheduled. This is a pubic hearing. However, there are established protocols and standards for behavior. Please read the following paragraphs carefully if you are planning to attend the hearing:

Courts martial are public hearings, and by law and custom all are welcomed to attend any proceeding. However, the rules for courts martial require strict formality during all proceedings, and prohibit among other things, reading, gum chewing, making any kind of noise, contacting the judge in any way and generally preclude any disruption or demonstration of any kind, either of support or of opposition to the court’s rulings. We encourage LTC Lakin’s supporters to attend the hearing August 6th as well as all future hearings. While LTC Lakin would be pleased to meet and greet supporters afterwards, it is of the utmost importance that spectators show respect for the process and the court itself. The judge in this case is his superior officer, and if you attend the hearing you will see LTC Lakin accord her the deference and courtesy that all good soldiers show their superiors. The best way to demonstrate support for LTC Lakin if you are attending is to pray for him, and after the hearing to speak with him. Demonstrations of any other kind are inappropriate, and will not be tolerated by the court. LTC Lakin’s reputation in the Army is of a good, even exemplary, soldier who has always shown his superior officers the respect and courtesy their rank and position demand. Please follow his example in the court room Friday and strictly observe the rules of decorum.


Friday at 11:00 am

Ft. Belvoir, VA ( http://www.belvoir.army.mil )
SJA/ Legal Assistance Office
9910 Lowen Rd.
Building 702 (Warehouse)
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060

Click here for PDF Map of the Base with Directions

Click here for a Google Map
The map is from Baltimore. You can choose your own starting point.

Online Version:

    It would be interesting to note if a “surprise” appearance by Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire occurs to hear the challenges to the Usurper in Office and if any action would result from this hearing. American Patriots want to know as the Joint Chiefs of Staff appear neutered by said Usurper.

    What Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire could do for the American Citizenry: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/ucmj.htm


Lt. Colonel Terrence Lakin Case To Now Proceed Directly To General Court Martial

American Patriot Foundation for Terry  Lakin

American Patriot Foundation: Updates on LTC Terry Lakin’s Case

American Patriot Foundation, Inc.

1101 Thirtieth Street, N.W., Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20007









Washington, D.C., June 9, 2010.  Saying that the Army has made it “impossible for me to present a defense”
at the Article 32 “preliminary hearing” previously scheduled for June 11, 2010,  Lt. Colonel Terrence Lakin has officially waived -cancelled-that proceeding.  Therefore, the case will move inexorably on to a General Court Martial.  The punishment for the charges filed against LTC Lakin carry a maximum term of four years in the penitentiary.  Lakin expects the trial to be held in the early fall, but this has yet to be determined.  The next step will be the formal referral of the charges by Lakin’s Commanding General, Major General Carla Hawley-Bowland, followed by his arraignment before a Military Judge, both of which are expected before the end of June.

Lakin, through his legal defense team, requested the testimony of Dr. Chiyome Fukino of the Hawaii Dept. of Health, and all of that agency’s records that exist concerning the president’s birth.  Lakin had also requested the testimony of the custodians of records of, and the records relating to Obama’s admission and financial aid that exist, of the Punahou School, Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School.  All these requests were also summarily denied, leaving Lakin without any ability to mount a defense at the hearing.  However, in that this hearing was preliminary in nature in the first place, Lakin will renew his requests to the Military Judge at the appropriate time.

Lakin also released a new 5-minute video on Youtube explaining why he believes there are reasonable arguments that President Obama is Constitutionally ineligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief. The video can be viewed at http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/video2.html.

The video is being released under the auspices of the American Patriot Foundation, a non-profit group incorporated in 2003 to foster appreciation and respect for the U.S. Constitution, in the one month since establishing a fund to provide a legal defense to LTC Lakin, has received generous donations from more than 1,200 separate individuals. Further details are available on the Foundation’s website, www.safeguardourconstitution.com.


Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin discusses the denial of access to key witnesses.

apfinc — June 09, 2010 — To leave comments or ask questions please visit our website at http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com

LTC Terry Lakin has tried in vain to get the same verification from our President that he has been asked to provide countless times in his career, for many jobs, and to obtain a security clearance for the trusted positions he has held within the U.S. Armed Forces. LTC Terry Lakin has tried in vain to get the same verification from our President that he has been asked to provide countless times in his career, for many jobs, and to obtain a security clearance for the trusted positions he has held within the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Army Lt Col Lakin – Will He Receive Justice When Obama Records Will Not Be Produced in Court

Army slams door on Obama details
Lt. Col. Lakin hearing: ‘Items pertaining to president’s credentials are not relevant’
via WND.com

How utterly Un-American and Anti-Army of LTC Daniel J. Driscoll. He permits secreting of the Bogus POTUS records therefore he is not defending the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Did he forget his Army Officer Oath of Service? Patton, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Westmoreland,  and most importantly George Washington are rolling over in their graves. Has Driscoll sabotaged Lakin’s defense of the U.S. Constitution? Most assuredly!

Lt. Col. Lakin is 100 times the man, soldier, and officer that – Daniel J. Driscoll could ever be! By the way, if anyone would like to inform – the supplier of aid and comfort to the Bogus POTUS > Driscoll, of their opinion, his email address is prominent on page 4 of this linked court document: Denial of Evidence at LTC Lakin’s Trial.

Driscoll ought to be a train conductor, because he sure enjoys a good railroad!