Clemency/Pardon for Sgt. Derrick Miller
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Sgt. Derrick Miller is serving a Life Sentence at Fort Leavenworth, for acting in self defense in the 11th month of a deployment he had volunteered for back in 2010. It was his second deployment he had volunteered for and his 3rd deployment in 4 years. On September 24, Sgt. Miller’s attention was drawn to an Afghan national who had penetrated the defense perimeter set up by the US Army. The Afghan man was positively identified by another soldier under Sgt. Miller’s command who recognized him from a detainment the previous day. Sgt. Miller was sent to question the Afghan national after observing the suspicious behavior of the man as he reconnoitered their defense perimeter. During the harsh questioning, the Afghan insurgent attempted to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon, and was shot and killed in the struggle. Within 45 minutes, SGT Miller's unit was attacked on three sides by Afghan insurgents. Because of Sgt. Miller’s actions, his unit immediately went to 100% security, and no American lives were lost that day. We're asking for Sergeant Miller to be pardoned or have his sentence commuted, at the very least. We're also asking for all current US soldiers incarcerated to be reviewed. Thirdly, we're asking for congress to review the current Uniform Code of Military Justice.
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