Sunday, May 8, 2016

Green Beret Who Risked Everything to Stop Rapist Naming First Child After Congressman

Green Beret to name son after a career-saving congressman
Army Times
Kyle Jahner
May 6, 2016

The Green Beret who faced separation for beating up an Afghan child rapist has said he will name a son after the congressman who had his six.
It was Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who vehemently fought to save Martland's career when the soldier was flagged for involuntary separation last year. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland's wife is expecting twin boys, and the second one to arrive will be named Duncan Hunter Martland, Army Times has learned, to honor Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

"I am extremely thankful for your help over the course of the last nine months and giving me the opportunity to continue to serve. If it was not for your leadership, my career would be over. My wife an I can never thank you enough," Martland wrote to Hunter, a former Marine.

The soldier's wife is due in July. His first-born son will be named Konrad (they're undecided on the middle name).
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