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Photos: 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna finally freed from Leavenworth prison

It took too long, but thank Gd, Behenna is free. Five long terrible years. But he’s free. GITMO enemy combatants were freed sooner. Thirty-year-old Michael Behenna was granted parole in February after serving five years of his 15-year sentence for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone.

Thank you to all of the Atlas readers who supported this soldier throughout his ordeal.
Bless all of you who wrote and called in support of Michael Behenna. Special thanks to Bev Perlson, Michael Savage, Bird’s Nest, Bob McCarty, who never gave up and continued to fight for his freedom.

Say a prayer for those soldiers still serving time for serving their country. The Leavenworth 10.
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Michael Behenna is embraced by his brother Brett and girlfriend Shannon Wahl following his release from prison Friday, March 14, 2014, in Leavenworth, Kan. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 3.14.56 PM

Michael Behenna released 10:15 a.m. Micheal Behenna prays with family after being released from prison pic.twitter.com/KGeNDW9Rn7

After five years in military prison, a former U.S. Army lieutenant from Oklahoma who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner is returning home to his family.

Thirty-year-old Michael Behenna was granted parole in February after serving five years of his 15-year sentence for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone. He was released from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Friday morning.

The Oklahoman covered it here:

Behenna learning to use an iPhone. His grandmother asked him if she wanted her to teach him pic.twitter.com/RXGQwNHGTh

 

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