The pardon of Robert Watters desertion charge
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The pardon of Robert Watters desertion charge

    1. Petition by

      Robert Watters

      stoughton, WI

Robert Watters joined the U.S. Army in 2006 and deployed to Iraq just after basic and AIT. He spent thirteen and a half months in baghdad as a combat engineer. After he came home from Iraq his mother was ill and he was waiting out his time until he could get out of the army which was supposed to be Jun 2009. Although in Jan 2009 he was informed he had a daughter and his mother was going in for surgery in the same week. During this week the mother of his child was telling him to come home and take a paternity test and was saying how somebody better take care of this little girl and how she never wanted kids so she wanted him to take her. So in fear for his mother and potential daughter he went Awol from Fort drum new york and traveled back home to wisconsin. In June of 09 Robert made an attempt to go back to his unit through his local sheriffs department and the sheriff was told that they would not take the soldier and to contact other agencies which ended being of no use. After that Robert took it upon himself to call his unit and he was informed to go to fort knox and when he called fort knox he was told they had no record and would not take him. So he gave up trying and continued to Provide for his children and be a father until march of 2011 when he turned himself in by calling his unit commander and telling him his story and his unit commander said to come back to the unit so he did. He has been in fort drum since late march 2011 and misses his children and is awaiting trail for his crimes. The army has no understanding or sympathy even if it is their faul he was gone so long if you believe Robert Watters deserves a pardon sign this petition Thank you.....

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    • Pamela Sherfy BRADENTON, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      And people wonder why our country is in the shape it is. We do more for foreign countries, immigrants, and terrorists than our own people. I would like to get medical care and you are putting people in prison where it costs us more to live there than to take care of his own family.

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    • David Crawford ELPASO, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Iwas this Soldiers Team Leader While in Iraq as well as Ft Drum He operated Construction Equipment as was a valuable asset to his platoon. He was dedicated to the Military and I do belive that he did not go Awol because he did not want to be there. If that was the case whith some of the verry stressful missions we had he would have done it when he went home on leave while we where in Iraq.

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    • Mary Durkin SCRANTON, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Admittedly, going AWOL was wrong, but this soldier had just reason to do so, and has tried to make amends on several occasions, and clearly was not being helped in any way to clear his record and set things straight. As much as he may have been wrong, he has been wronged, too. Please do the right thing and clear his record and let him go home to his family.

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    • Jeremy Deuel FORT CAMPBELL, KY
      • over 3 years ago

      I've known this guy for over 5 years,

      we went to basic together, we deployed together and were even in the company and platoon the entire time. There were times when he didn't always have his head screwed on right and what he did was wrong, but i can't sit here and honestly say that i wouldn't do the same for my family and i'm sure a lot of you would agree. I don't think it's him that should be on trial i think it's the commander and 1sg that should be tried for screwing over a soldier who try'd to make the wrong he did wright. I was in that unit with and i say this from first hand experiance that they were the biggest P.O.S command team i ever had pray that no one else has to ever serve wi them again. In short the guy's got a good heart and is a good friend of mine, and is just try to take of his family so if any one out there is reading this please help him and sign this.

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    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      IT IS THE CHILDREN I CARE ABOUT, NOT THE ADULTS!!!

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