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July 27, 2009

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Basil White

From http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/07/airforce_colton_read_072709af/

"In the 9th (Intelligence) Squadron, Read analyzed the full-motion video fed back from MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers flying over Iraq and Afghanistan."

Just a thought: Colton Read is an intelligence analyst at Beale AFB. If military physical evaluation boards rated deployability and employability separately, Mr. Read could receive 100% VA compensation while keeping his "day job" as a civilian employee of the Air Force.

Jeffrey Ziegler

Feres Protects Legal Malpractice Too

While I was on active duty with the US Army, I was threatened by a US Army lawyer named Captain Matthew Fitzgerald to do something which was contrary to the US Army legal regulations (which I did not know at the time but he did). Fitzgerald’s motive was to tout this as his first accomplishment on his annual performance report of which I later got a copy. This threat resulted in my losing over $50,000 of my personal funds. After then doing my own investigation and trying to recoup my money, I discovered the expression, “A fish rots from the head down” definitely applies to US Army lawyers.

When I asked the top lawyer (now Lieutenant General Dana Chipman) for assistance, the first thing they did was appoint Fitzgerald’s previous boss and a very obvious friend to “investigate.” Since there was no wrongdoing found as a result of this faux investigation but specifics were protected by the Privacy Act , I filed the same complaint with Fitzgerald’s Oregon State Bar which is NOT PROTECTED under privacy laws. Evidence showed that Fitzgerald lied no less than 10 times to his Oregon State Bar.

It was all thrown out of federal court due to Feres although I had a slam-dunk case with all evidence in my favor. Just to add insult to my financial injury, Fitzgerald got promoted to Major.

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