Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 

Jeffery and the Great Reward!


Okay, I've told this story to family and friends but I should let a wider audience know about it before I die.

Back in the day, when I was an Army JAG officer at Ft. Dix, in the early 70s, I was called out to the Area Confinement Facility (“ACF”) to represent a new client, who I will call “Jeffrey.”

When I got there, I was told by the sergeant at the desk that I couldn't see him because the Criminal Investigation Division (“CID”) were interviewing him. I insisted that the exact time I arrived was logged in and then asked if the Major in charge of the ACF, who I was friendly with, and who was a good man, was in.

The first thing I said to the Major was “You know, of course, that anything that the CID gets out of Jeffery after I arrived will not be admissible in court, right?” He chuckled and said something to the effect that if the CID got anything useful out of a suspect, it would be a first!

So we then chatted about why Jeffery was there in the first place.

Back at that time civilian courts had a habit of dealing with juvenile offenders by offering them an opportunity to join the military and have their civilian records “sealed.” One slight problem was that, even though a state might “seal” a juvenile arrest record, it wasn't sealed to the FBI. So, after an FBI background check, which would take about 30 days, such people were designated for an administrative discharge and assigned to “Company D,” awaiting that discharge. It was an unique place to visit. The officer in charge, who I was also friendly with, had an interesting set of rules. As any officer entered, bodies would suddenly fling themselves against the walls and salute … a rather disconcerting effect.

Well, the ACF major told me that Jeffery had been assigned as “barracks guard” for Company D one night and for some reason three none-too-sober drill sergeants decided to harass him .

Jeffery, who was about 6'3” and about 235 lbs., proceeded to beat the shit out of the three drill sergeants … no small feat.

Anyway, he was eventually taken to the ACF doing the “stockade shuffle” … in handcuffs, belly chain and leg irons. However, he had fought the restraints to such a point that that he had left his wrists and ankles rather significantly damaged.

At that point, the ACF decided that it might be a good idea to take him for a psychological evaluation. I was also friendly with the sergeant who escorted Jeffery there and got him to tell me about it.

The sergeant and several other MPs delivered Jeffery to a psychologist and waited around to see what would happen. The first thing the psychologist did was to say that 'you have to take all those restraints off the patient … I can't possibly treat him in that condition!' The sergeant said that he couldn't take off the restraints without his commander's permission. He called the ACF and was told by the second in command that, if that was what the doctor wanted, he should do it, So he removed the handcuffs, belly chain and leg irons but still stood guard over Jeffery. The psychologist told him he had to leave so he could “treat” Jeffrey.

Now here's the only part of the sergeant's story I doubted … he said that he went to get some coffee when, next thing he heard was 'Wapp, Wapp, Wapp” ... “Oh, My God!”

The part I have my doubts about is when he said he “rushed” backed into the doctor's office” … but, in any event, when he got there, he found Jeffery 'sitting on the psychologist's chest, punching him in the face.'

So, now, after the the CID had (fruitlessly) left, I went to see Jeffrey. He was less than responsive. I went though my usual spiel … I'm your lawyer now … don't talk to anyone but me … etc, etc, … and at the end … I asked if he has any questions, To this point he hadn't even looked at me and had been quite silent. Next thing I hear is a low, barely audible rumble … 'how long can I get?' I try to explain that the maximum penalty for striking a superior officer is 45 years but that no one is likely to get such a sentence. But I don't get beyond “45 years” before a long awful moan comes out of Jeffrey of 'Oh my God …' that ends all conversation.

Then it got truly bizarre. The psychiatrist whose chest Jeffery was sitting on and punching filed a report saying that, while Jeffery was perfectly sane while he was pummeling him, he wasn't now sane enough to be tried!

The post's JAG took one look at that and said 'Hey, we were going to send him back to the civilians anyway, so why bother?' and decided not to try him.

The psychologist, then, changed his opinion yet again and said Jeffery wasn't ever insane … lest he get a disability.

The kind of sad thing was, though I was in contact with Jeffery's family and a family minister and told them they could easily sue for such a disability and I'd happily testify on their behalf, I never heard from them again.

After the JAG decided to just administratively discharge Jeffery, I went out to the ACF to let him know the news. As such things were done, I was locked into Jeffery's 6 foot by 3 foot cell, with a solid steel door. Jeffery was seated on the steel cot attached to the wall and was no more responsive than when I first met him.

So I explained that the Army had decided to just discharge him … he wouldn't be facing 45 years in jail ... and in a couple of weeks he'd be home in Philadelphia.

Jeffery looked up at me from the bed and, with tears in his eyes, said:
Captain Pieret … can I blow you?
Did I mention that Jeffery was about 6'3” and about 235 lbs? I was and am about 5'8” and maybe 160 lbs. And I was locked in a small cell with Jeffery …

I managed to babble something about how it was reward enough to help others as I sidled over to the cell door and started pounding on it for the guards to let me out, which they eventually did without any further incident.

But I will never forget Jeffrey and the great reward.

Comments:
I don't remember any of the characters in the TV show JAG being thanked in quite that way.
 
I don't remember any of the characters in the TV show JAG being as ordinary as the people I knew in the Army.
 


عملينا الكريم احيانا يتطلب الامر او يفرض عليك الواقع التنقل من بيت الي بيت ربما يكون الامر بغرض التجديد او اسعار الايجار او التنقل من مدينة الي اخرى حسب ظروف العمل ومن هنا هل تقدر علي القيام بكافة اعمال شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض بالطبع لا لاتقدر القيام با اعمال الفك والتركيب وايضا التغليف هل لديك سيارة متخصصة في اعمال النقل والسير من مكان لا اخر وتتحمل كافة الكميات والاغراض بالطبع لا فنحن شركة الاوائل نوفر لك كل هذا واكثر نقدم خدمات شركة نقل عفش بالرياض بواسطة امهر العمالة المدربة والفنيون المدربون لدينا سيارات بسوقين لديهم خبرات عالية وكبيرة ولديهم خبرة في معرفة الطرق وتحمل مشاقة القيادة لفترات طويله ويلزم ذلك في النقل الخارجي لدينا كافة الطرق التي تجعلنا الشركة الاولي في تلك المجال بلا منافس خبرات واسعار رخيصة للغاية مقارنة با اسعار الشركات الاخرى فنعتبر ارخص الاسعار وبمقارنة بالخدمات نعد الاقوي والاقدم وعند حاجتك اخي الكريم الي تخزين قطع اثاث لديك لاتحتاجه في الوقت الحالي وربما تحتاج اليه لاحقا نقدم اليك افضل الخدمات من شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياض شركة كبيرة ورائده في تلك المجال وتقدم اسعار معقوله جدا لتصل الي 150 ريال سعر الرد الواحد تخزين شهرى فهذا يعتبر جيد جدا وتقدم انقي المستودعات المؤمنة فشركة تخزين عفش بالرياض لدية فنيون متابعة دورية لمكافحة الافات داخل المستودعات والتنظيم والترتيب وتقدم اكبر مستودعات تخزين اثاث بالرياض في الشرق الاوسط ولا الرياض فقط تقدم ضمان ضد الغير وايضا ضد الحريق تقدم عقد موثق به كافة القطع والاغراض بين المندوب المتخصص وصاحب العفش لا استلام اثاثه بعد شهور او سنوات بتلك العقد فيجب الحفاظ عليه
ولا تتوقف خدمتنا عند تلك الحد بل ايضا توفر الشركة خدمات بمدن اخرى امثال شركة نقل اثاث بمكة تقوم بتلبية كافة الطلبات داخل مدينة مكة في اسرع وقت ممكن كما ان الشركة لديه متخصصون في اعمال التنظيف فتقدم شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض حيث كثرة الطلب علي شركة الاوائل جاء من سنوات كفاح وعمل بكل امان وجودة واستخدام افضل المعاير والادوات الحديثة المستوردة الغير مضره وازالة كافة الاوساخ والطحالب وشفط المياه واخراج كافة الشوائب والمخالفات وتعقيم الحوائط جيدا بواسطة الكلور والديتول للقضاء والحد من البكتريا والطحالب وللوصول الي مياه نظيفه داخل خزان ماء نظيف وبالرغم من كثرة الخدمات الا ان شركتنا شركة الاوائل تعد شركة كبيرة ولديه كافة الامكانيات في تل المجال لتصبح افضل شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض وتقدم العديد من خدمات صيانة المسابح وحل مشاكل انسداد المواسير والكشف ايضا عن كافة تهريبات المسابح والوصول الي اعلي درجات ارضاء جميع العملاء لدينا
 

هل مازالت اخي العميل البحث عن شركة متخصصة في القضاء علي الحشرات فانت من الممكن الحد من تلك المشاكل بدون الاستعانة بشركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض وبدون الاستعانة ايضا بشركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالرياض ل ما تفعله هو القاء القمامة داما وبا استمرار وتغطيته جيدا وتنظيف بسيط يومي وتهوية المنزل جيدا استخدام مبيدات خاصة وبدون رائحه وغير مضره ومصرح به من وزارة الصحة والسكان للقيام بالرش كل فترة وفتره للعيش في مكان امن خالي من الحشرات
ونحن نعمل ايضا علي توفير خدمتنا بمدينة جدة كا افضل
حيث توفر تلك الشركة خدمات كثيرة كا اعمال رش الدفان مكافحة الفئران مكافحة الق والصراصير با اقل الاسعار ولدينا خصومات كبيرة ونقدم اليكم اهو وافضل الخدمات المقدمة من قبلنا وهي شركة تنظيف بالرياض هي اكثر الخدمات عليه طلبا وبحث بمدينة الرياض ودائما تقوم شركتنا بتطوير كافة خدماته لتصل الي استيراد واستورد ماكينات خاصة للتلميع والجلي وازالة الاتربة وغسيل الفرش والكنب با افضل الطرق وبواسطة ادق وامهر العمالة المدربة كما نقوم ايضا بتنظيف المنازل بواسطة افضلشركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض لدينا اقوي انواع المعطرات الحديثة لدينا سعر معقول لدينا اكثر من فريق عمل لدينا خدمة 24 ساعه نعمل ايضا في المناسبات فقط تواصل معنا وانت الرابح والكسبان هدفنا هو ارضاء جميع العملاء ودقة المواعيد الوقت هو اهم عناصر نجاحنا .




 
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