US Army LT sentenced to 20 years; charged with murder for protecting his men from Taliban
  • Petitioning Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division

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Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division

US Army LT sentenced to 20 years; charged with murder for protecting his men from Taliban

    1. Anna Lorance
    2. Petition by

      Anna Lorance

      Celeste, TX

Clint Lorance is a loving, caring, hardworking, determined, friendly, positive person who has dedicated his life to the Army.  He was an enlisted soldier who was the first in his family to graduate college, which he did while serving in the Army before becoming an officer. Clint is from Oklahoma and spent time in Texas, where his family lives now. First Lieutenant Clint Lorance has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder because of an unfortunate incident while Clint was deployed to a volatile area of Afghanistan in July 2012, Panzai, in Kandahar province. Only 96 hours after he took charge of his platoon, who had already been in the area for 7 months, Clint gave a difficult order under pressure in order to stay true to the only promise he made to his men - that he would not lose one of them.  This was a bold promise since the platoon had suffered four casualties already, including the previous platoon leader who Clint was brought in to replace.  Three Afghans came speeding toward Clint's platoon and their Afghan National Army counterparts on a known enemy route where they had been attacked just days before.  Clint gave the order, responding to his soldier's verbal warning, to his men to engage the threat, and two of the men on the motorcycle were killed and the third escaped.

American Servicemembers volunteer to put themselves in harms way, sometimes for multiple deployments. When an accidental civilian death occurs as a result of the asymmetric nature of modern warfare, the US Government looks for someone to hold accountable. This is when US Servicemembers are offered as a sacrifice to host nation governments. There must be something done to prevent this in the future.

9/11 showed us what happens to our country when we don't go on the offense. It is imperitive that the United States have a strong and capable military. We can't have that strong military without strong leaders within the military who are willing to do what it takes to protect their men.

The US is a laughing stock to many countries in the war zone. When Taliban shoot at US Troops, the US Troops in many situations will not shoot back for fear of getting in trouble.

Is this the kind of reputation we want for our military on the world stage? Do we want Soldiers who are too scared of legal ramifications that they will simply let the Taliban run away.

This is apalling. To the millions of US Servicemembers who have been maimed and killed to defend our great nation, and to the millions to come who will voluntarily deploy to protect American lives, we owe them more than this. We owe them not just our support but we owe them the assurance that America does not turn its back on its Soldiers.

Make no mistake about it folks, the United States Government has sacrificed young 1LT Clint Lorance to appease the Afghan Government.

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Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
It is absolutely appalling that you would allow the sacrifice of 1LT Lorance to appease the Aghan Government. This young Officer has spent ten years of his life in service to our great nation. I urge you to review this young man's outstanding history and overturn this injustice. It is an embarrassment to America.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Tammy Alleyne LEWISTOWN, PA
      • 32 minutes ago

      My heart goes out to this brave, TRUE U.S. Soldier and his family. Man did what he knew had to be done to protect & save the lives of his own men, unlike the previous LT. that faced this exact situation previously. This is such a miscarriage of justice.

      Clint is nothing less than a hero in mine as well as many other's eyes and not a war criminal. Our government cannot keep turning a blind eye to this type of abuse against our own HERO'S that give their lives and have to make split second decisions on a daily basis.

      Washington needs to step up and protect OUR men and start thanking them instead of penalising them for fighting for ALL of us Americans and the freedom we have.

      Please don't allow this Hero sit in prison because the "Commander in chief" believes he broke one of his rules.

      And SHAME ON ALL OF HIS MEN that turned on Clint Lorance after he saved your lives.

      You should be returning the favor and not turned your back on him because of a little bit of harassment and intimidation.

      How do you look yourselves in the mirror? How can any of you even sleep at night?

      May God have mercy on all of your souls.

      You ALL owe him your lives!!!


      • about 11 hours ago

      I believe in justice over politics.

    • Christian Zuniga MIAMI, FL
      • 2 days ago

      Out of respect to the men and women who have served in the past, are currently serving, and will serve in the future. They really do deserve better

    • David Blache AMESBURY, MA
      • 2 days ago

      it is am embarrassment to our great nation.

    • Sherrie Hires MILLINGTON, TN
      • 3 days ago

      Because NO military Person should ever be prosecuted for killing the enemy...... or for Protecting himself or others from harm. PERIOD!! The ROEs have been convoluted to favor the ENEMY and put US troops at greater risk. This Administration favors the Muslims over it's own Troops.


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