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Thursday
Aug182011

'Birther' Air Force Sergeant Getting Discharged

Paul Katz/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Air Force Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran is getting his wings clipped, presumably for insisting that President Obama wasn't born in the U.S.

The U.S. Air Force in Europe said Moran "is currently outprocessing for discharge from the Air Force, which was previously approved by his commander on August 4th."  There was no statement explaining the reason for the discharge.

The final straw apparently came when Moran, a hero of the so-called "birther" movement, refused to report to duty in Germany where he was previously deployed.

Over the past week, Moran has taken to online forums and his Twitter account to denounce the commander in chief as "a criminal" and "the enemy" while claiming that Obama was not born in Hawaii, as his birth certificate has shown.

Moran has also been outspoken about his opposition to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," which will allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.

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Thursday
Dec162010

'Birther' Dismissed from Army for Refusing Deployment, Sentenced to Six Months in Prison

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(MEADE, Md.) -- Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, a doctor who refused deployment to Afghanistan because he questioned whether President Obama was born in the United States, was dismissed from the Army Thursday and sentenced to six months in military prison for refusing to obey orders.

Lakin, who could've been imprisoned for up to three years, was sentenced by a military jury at the end of his three-day court-martial hearing in Fort Meade, Md.

The 18-year Army veteran is among so-called "birthers," who continue to question whether Obama was born in the United States and thereby eligible for the presidency.

Lakin pleaded guilty for failing to obey orders. Lakin was set to deploy from Fort Campbell, Ky., in April, for his second tour of duty, but he never showed up.

During the trial, the Colorado native acknowledged that he should have followed orders despite his concerns about Obama's citizenship. Arguing for a lenient sentence, Lakin's lawyer called the case unique and argued that Lakin made one bad decision but was also given bad advice by his previous attorney.

Prosecutors came down hard on Lakin, saying that he knew what he was doing and he had "invited and earned" the sentence.

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