A Badge of Dishonor and Betrayal is a non-fiction account of an Alabama sheriff, three U.S. soldiers, and the tragic night that brought them together. The sheriff, elected by the citizens of Madison country, Alabama, took office in January 1977. Six months later, his life became intertwined with three young soldiers then stationed at the U.S Army's Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. The events of that night led to probes by the U.S Army Provost Marshall at Redstone, U.S Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Alabama's Bureau of Investigations. When it was over, it had gone all the way to then President Jimmy Carter.
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This book deals with an incident in Huntsville, Alabama in the 1970s. A prominent and well-liked Sheriff arrested three soldiers out on the town to celebrate a birthday. What he did to them accidentally came to the attention of FBI agents looking to bring the sheriff down for corruption. A Badge of Dishonor and Betrayal is written by the father of one of the soldiers. It chronicles the events of that fateful night, the trial, and the aftermath. The surprising twist of a deputy's mysterious death leaves many speculations about who else may have been involved.