US General To Be Reinstated After Vietnam Claims Proven False
August 5, 2010
U.S. (ChattahBox) – President Barack Obama has nominated a former General whose stars were stripped in the 1970′s for reinstatement, after it was found that he had been wrongly accused of authorizing bombings and forging documents during the Vietnam War.
General John Lavelle was accused in 1972 of authorizing two bombings in Vietnam in deadly missions, which the Pentagon claimed had not gathered permission from higher authorities, the Telegraph reports.
However, after years of fighting from his family, and his own dead in 1979, it was found that, not only had then-President Richard Nixon ordered the missions, but he had been made a scapegoat by the allegations that he had falsified evidence to cover his tracks.
President Obama officially filed documentation to have Lavelle posthumously reinstated to General, ashe was ousted from the military major general, and his name cleared of all charges.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) have promised to rush the request through (a Senatorial approval is needed) to finally give closure to a family who has fought the shame of a set up for decades.