Michael Behenna: Ex-officer leaves Leavenworth after serving 5 years


Adam Kemp The Oklahoman via Stars and Stripes 3/14/2014

Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna stepped out of a van Friday morning just outside the walls of the U.S. Discplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, having just served five years for killing an Iraqi.

His longtime girlfriend, Shannon Wahl, sprinted towards him, nearly […]

Allen West, parents of soldier imprisoned for killing al-Qaeda operative lobby for reduced sentence

Twitchy 2/16/2013

…After a bizarre campaign season detour into Big Bird and bayonets and binders, the president is again talking at last about America’s war on terrorism. “After a decade of grinding war, our brave men and women in uniform are coming home,” President Obama announced early in his State of the Union address. The […]

Shame on the nation: American Hero Michael Behenna Loses Final Appeal

Pamela Geller Atlas Shrugs 7/6/2012

There is something horribly wrong in America when a soldier is jailed for killing the enemy. The criminalization of our heroes is the liberal wet dream and the goal of the enemy, Islamic supremacists. Indeed, they make common cause of their hatred of the good.

Lt. Behenna shot a […]

The Behenna Story: Despair…Hope

Mike McCarville The McCarville Report 1/14/2012

In the comfortable Edmond home of Vicki and Scott Behenna, there is a palpable air of hope.

Since their now-28-year-old son Michael was convicted of unpremeditated murder in the death of an al-Qaida operative in Iraq, the Behennas have clutched the hope that appeals courts and clemency boards would […]

Convicted Army Officer Denied Clemency

Bob McCarty Big Peace 12/26/2010

On July 31, 2008, Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna was charged with the premeditated murder of Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda agent operating near Albu Toma, an area north of Baghdad. Seven months later, the leader of the 18-member Delta Company, 5th platoon of the Army 101st Airborne Infantry […]

Army Reduces Soldier’s Sentence to 15 Years

by Bob McCarty BigGovernment.com 1/22/2010

On Thursday, the Army Clemency and Parole Board reduced the sentence of Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna from 20 to 15 years, according to a news release from Rep. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.).

Lieutenant Behenna, who is currently serving his sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., was convicted of unpremeditated […]