Soldier Severely Beaten at Ft.Drum by...

Soldier Severely Beaten at Ft.Drum by Sup.officers in Jail for Defending Himself

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United States

#1 Jun 23, 2010
There is corruption at Ft. Drum in the ranks. There is a well liked, respectable, young soldier there...a family man, who was severely beaten at a social function by several officers. He suffered multiple fractures on the skull causing migranes, double vision, memory loss, panic attacks and more for the last 6 months, and probably for the rest of his life. The assaulting officers were NEVER arrested. The assaulting officers were NEVER arrested. The soldier was beaten in a private location so it is their word against his, however there are witnesses to say that they didn't see the soldier do any of the things that the "officers" said that the soldier did. The soldier did defend himself when being brutally attacked, during which time, an officer was bitten. I would have bitten him too...wouldn't you? The soldier had faith in legal counsel and the Army and the justice system, however, he now sits in jail, lost income for his family, benefits, and faces discharge, not to mention this is on his record and the issues he has to deal with probably for the rest of his life mentally and physically because of this. What do the officers get? A good laugh? The soldier could not have done ANYTHING to deserve the documented beating he received. Even if he was acting disorderly, which he wasn't, even if he bit the officer first, which he didn't.....did he deserve to be beaten withing an inch of his life in a back room.....charged with assault...and his attackers set free? I ask you is this the Army or is this one of the country this soldier just came from defending and risking his life for where these things happen? Is this America anymore, where there is justice and freedom and rights? I thought "A few good men" was fiction, but now I see these things happen...
Has anybody encountered this in the Army? at Ft. Drum? Does anybody know the incident I am speaking of? I am family to this soldier and I am furious. I will not be quiet about this. I waited for justice. It did not come. Now they will wait for me to bring justice to them.
American Citizen

United States

#2 Jun 23, 2010
Is there any way for the American Public to see the Courts Ruling, the names of the officers involved, the witnesses that watched the young soldier get beat?
This is so common on all levels of society now. Cover ups, defending the guilty violators of criminal activity that belong to upper rankings of corperations and government. It becomes so common to them that they forget the people they violate have familys and suffer from these selfish acts for many years to come.
Search the internet for support groups of familys this has happened to. Call your local media, TV, Radio, newspaper. Maybe one of them will give the story a chance and it could possibly spread to a national story and put some pressure on them to take a better look into this matter.
SGT Patrick Rust

Mobile, AL

#3 Dec 14, 2010
Here's a case that is a mysterious death of a soldier. You might want to contact the PI Bill Sullivan in this case. He maybe able to help.

Sgt. Patrick Rust was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division headquartered at Fort Drum, New York. He picked up a rifle and defended our way of life against the terrorists who want to destroy it. He was our soldier, his mom and dad's son, our friend and neighbor, central New York's very own defender. He survived deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, only to die mysteriously right here in his own country, not far from where he was born.

Patrick went missing from a bar - ironically named Clueless - in Watertown, New York on March 16, 2007. Six mon
ths later his remains were found in a farmer's field over seven miles from the bar and the apartment he was staying at in Watertown. It is unknown how he got to that location. He didn't have a car and it's doubtful he'd have walked there on a cold March night. He wasn't robbed and his remains showed no trauma. His cause and manner of death remains undetermined.

So what happened to Patrick Rust, our soldier, our son, our friend and neighbor? Did you see him that night? Do you know where he went after leaving the Clueless and who with? Do you know how he got to that farmer's field? Do you know somebody who does know?

Please central New Yorkers, help us find out what happened to Patrick. He went to battle for us. Now we need to explain to his family how he died. They deserve answers. Don't we owe them that much?

Bill Sullivan, Forensic Consulting Specialties
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