10th Mountain Soldier Files for Army Court of Inquiry to Probe Treatment of Wounded; He Was Ordered to Iraq Despite Medical Profile Barring Deployment
Friday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m.
Sp/4 Brian C. 21, of Charleston, S.C. suffered mental and physical injuries during his 15 month combat tour with the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal of Valor. Because of a written "Do Not Deploy" medical profile, he followed doctor's orders and didn't deploy again with his unit to Iraq.
He is filing a request for a Court of Inquiry under Art. 135 of the UCMJ with Secretary of the Army Geren to investigate the conduct of General Michael Oates, Commanding General, 10th Mtn Division, concerning the treatment of soldiers suffering from PTSD.
Other participants in the press event:
Mrs. Elizabeth C., mother of Bryan C., from Charleston, S.C. who will discuss her son's injuries.
Mrs. Elizabeth O., Bryan's grandmother, from Summit N.J. who will express her support for Bryan's receiving a medical discharge
Louis P. Font, of Brookline, MA., Bryan's civilian defense attorney