Thursday, September 16, 2004

How hard is it to get an "honorable discharge"?

John Benson over at TNR Online has a good list of people who've been honorably discharged, but this one's my favorite:
John Allen Muhammad, convicted last November for his participation in the D.C. sniper shootings, served in the Louisiana National Guard from 1978-1985, where he faced two summary courts-martial. In 1983, he was charged with striking an officer, stealing a tape measure, and going AWOL. Sentenced to seven days in the brig, he received an honorable discharge in 1985.
The point being that an "honorable discharge" is not itself proof that one has served "honorably."

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