Saturday, March 15, 2014

Video - Michael Behenna: WELCOME HOME!

Michael Behenna released from U.S. Disciplinary Barracks

Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna is returning to Edmond after being released Friday, having served five years for killing an Iraqi.
By Adam Kemp  March 14, 2014 

© Copyright 2014, The Oklahoman

Nervous energy coursed through the Behenna family Friday morning as they waited in a parking lot just outside the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. The ominous walls of the historic military prison loomed behind them as they scanned a nearby street for a white van.

Just then, a white van approached on a side road from the opposite direction, turned into the lot and crawled to a stop in front of the small group of supporters.

A young uniformed woman stepped from the driver’s seat. After checking the family’s identifications, she turned and retreated to the back of the van and opened the doors. After serving five years in prison for the 2008 killing of an Iraqi man, former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna emerged to the cheers of his family.

Despite warnings from officers not to rush the van, Michael Behenna’s longtime girlfriend, Shannon Wahl, sprinted toward him, nearly knocking him over as she wrapped her arms around his neck...

GO read the rest of this amazing day, as one of our own finally gets to taste the freedom he fought for.  Also check out the other video links there.

WELCOME HOME, Michael.  Thank you for your Service.


Amanda said...

Welcome Home! thank you and your family for your service and sacrifices.

Findalis said...

Great news!!!! He never should have been convicted in the first place.