From the Ranch

From the Ranch

Sunday, April 21, 2013

No Father of a Marine Should Ever Have to Cry Out Such Things

The following is quoted from the father of a fallen Marine, she took her own life after being brutally beaten and raped by fellow Marines.  After this incident, SHE was dishonorably discharged from the United States Marines, and those who committed the crimes against her went free.  Have you ever heard such a stinking to high heaven call for an investigation?  The collaborating evidence of a miscarriage of justice in this case is all the other such accounts of injustice toward the victims of rape in the military. Don't let anybody try to convince you that their commands try to suppress these crimes in order to protect the Marines, the Army, etc...  It is done to protect the careers of individuals.  Make your own call for justice for Carri, you have a Congressman or woman, a State Senator.  Write them, demand a congressional hearing.  It is easy to do.
"'Carri's Dad' is an organization recently started . We're trying to make public what is going on in the Armed Forces with young women and men being sexually assaulted and nothing being done. Carri reported being raped ! "I want JUSTICE FOR HER AND THE MANY LIKE HER, AND I WANT IT NOW!", -- Carri's Dad. Her rapist still serves! He threatened her several times, HER COMMAND AT PENDLETON ARE THE BIGGEST LOSERS EVER TO BE IN CHARGE OF ANYTHING!!!!!!!! TO THOSE WHO DONT KNOW, CARRI DIED FIVE DAYS AFTER BEING WRONGFULLY DISCHARGED FROM THE USMC! THE MEDICATION MIXED WITH ALCOHOL KILLED HER! THE RAPE AND BEATING KILLED HER! THE LACK OF HELP FROM COMMAND AND OTHER FELLOW MARINES KILLED HER! THEY ALL KILLED HER!"
 
 
 I offered this comfort to Gary and Jilene Noling, whose faith in God is seeing them through a daughter lost in the most tragic way.  This is an old hymn written by Charles P. Jones in 1916.  
I Will Make the Darkness Light
 I will make the darkness light before thee,
What is wrong I’ll make it right before thee,
All thy battles I
will fight before thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down.

Refrain

When thou walkest by the way I’ll lead thee,
On the fatness of the land I’ll feed thee,
And a mansion in the sky I’ll deed thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down.

With an everlasting love I’ll love thee,
Though with trials deep and sore I’ll prove thee,
But there’s nothing that can hurt or move thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down.

Refrain

Although Satan in his rage would tear thee,
And with all his winning arts would snare thee,
Even down to thine old age I’ll bear thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down.

Refrain

I will make the darkness light before thee,
I will make the crooked straight before thee,
I will spread My wings protecting o’er thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down.

Refrain
Pray for the men and women of our military who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma, our country should not even have need of such a term.
When my own dear husband faced corruption in the military God gave us this scripture before we even knew what we were facing, the depth of the corruption, how high it reached, and how low they would go.  While what we faced cannot compare to what Carri faced, and what Gary and Jilene fight now, God was sufficient to meet our needs, and He will be sufficient to carry Carri and her parents on to overcoming the corruption that took her life.  Her memory and the actions her parents, and all those who stand behind them take, will protect others now serving, those who will serve, and help ensure that this never happens again.
 From Isaiah 50:
7  ¶ For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
9  Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
10  ¶ Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
11  Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.

I call upon the United States Marine Corp to conduct an investigation, to arrest the perpetrators, try and convict them, and punish them as all decent people everywhere in this country are going to cry out for justice for Carri.  I call upon the United States Marine Corp to conduct an investigation, to arrest all those who conspired to deny justice to this Marine, all those who participated in unjustly discharging her from the Marine Corp in an attempt to cover wrong doing, and to charge and judge all who undermined the Corp, who dishonored the Corp and all those who serve honorably, by the handling of this crime and the subsequent miscarriage of justice.  I demand as an American that they be court martialed for dereliction of duty, conspiracy, and all their other crimes, driven out of the Marines with a dishonorable discharge, and imprisoned.  It is the least that is due to the parents of Carri Leigh Goodwin.  It is not enough due to Carri Leigh Goodwin, because the opportunity to provide restitution to this Marine is forever gone.  May the shame of the guilty weigh upon them every minute of every day for the rest of their lives.  You know who you are, and every one of you were never a Marine!  You just had a unit and a rank, you were and are paid government employees, of the worst kind, completely corrupt... never a Marine...
Post Note:  Carri's father, Gary Noling, was a Marine... well, actually as every good Marine everywhere will tell you... "Once a Marine, always a Marine!"  Simper Fi Gary Noling, thank you for your service Sir.  The country and our people owe you so much.  I lift my own sword with you for Carri...  I pledge with you to see your daughter's name cleared, and the criminals who walk free punished to the fullest extent of the law.   Further,  to hold from this day forward all who answer the call to lead, responsible to protect the honor of the United States Marines, and all who answer the call to serve our country in this institution which has so long stood for valor, honor, duty, and country.  We are the citizens of this country you and I, the greatest country the world has ever known, and it is our own sacred duty to protect and defend all the ideals that has made it such.