Congratulations, cousin.

Hooray! My google alert on “Elizabeth Whiteside” just barfed up this Army.MIL news release on the soldier I wrote about two months ago. Excellent news.

After reviewing the Article 32 report of investigation as well as recommendations from the investigating officer and the chain of command at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe Jr., court-martial convening authority and commanding general of the National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, dismissed all charges and specifications today, Jan. 30, in the case of U.S. vs. 1st Lt. Elizabeth Whiteside.

I’ll simply say that I’m relieved and pleased.

UPDATE: I guess I should have looked at the Washington Post item that came up in the same search alert. The last item on their timeline: Jan. 29, 2008: Whiteside is taken to the emergency room after she swallows dozens of psychotropic pills. *sigh* The day before such good news.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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