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Stolen Honor: Falsely Accused, Imprisoned, and My Long Road to Freedom

Stolen Honor: Falsely Accused, Imprisoned, and My Long Road to Freedom

by Clint Lorance
Stolen Honor: Falsely Accused, Imprisoned, and My Long Road to Freedom

Stolen Honor: Falsely Accused, Imprisoned, and My Long Road to Freedom

by Clint Lorance



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The captivating account of how Clint Lorance, a soldier who became a scapegoat for a corrupt military hierarchy, was falsely charged with war crimes, imprisoned, and eventually pardoned by President Trump.
While out on patrol in Afghanistan, Clint Lorance learned that two men, both suspected suicide bombers, were speeding toward a crowded city on motorcycles. Lorance couldn't see them, but his men on the ground had clear shots. After a split second, he gave the order to shoot, killing both men.
In the months that followed, Lorance was arrested by the military and put on trial for war crimes. Prosecutors claimed that the order he gave constituted an act of premeditated murder, and they sentenced him to twenty years in prison.
In Stolen Honor, Lorance finally tells the story of this event and the trial it led to -- how the prosecutors declined to admit clear-cut evidence that would have exonerated him, how the men in his unit turned on him, and why he still believes he was right to give the order to shoot.
It is a story that stretches from small-town America to the deserts of Afghanistan, from the White House to the tiny jail cell where Lorance spent six years waiting on his exoneration, which finally came when President Trump pardoned him in 2019. The book also discusses Lorance's plans to attend law school and help reform the broken military justice system.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546059615
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 668,041
File size: 758 KB

About the Author

Clint Lorance is a former Army officer previously commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Armuy who in August 2013 was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder for ordering soldiers in his platoon to open fire at three men on a motorcycle in southern Afghanistan in July 2012. He was fully pardoned by President Donald Trump after six years in prison at Fort Leavenworth. He lives in Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I My First Life 7

2003 15

Pinpoint Orders 23

Duty Stations 30

Jumping into Thailand 37

Get Real, We're in Iraq 41

Objective: College 46

Travis 50

Next Stop, Afghanistan 58

Part II Afghanistan 65

"Once Upon a Time, Afghans and Americans Were Fighting…" 78

The Hand on the Shoulder 84

To Payenzai 90

Day One in the Dorito 92

Lanes of Baby Powder 101

First Night 115

The Second Day 119

Manufactured Crime 130

Wheels of Justice 134

Back to Bragg 141

Part III The System 149

Court-Martial Bandwagon 152

"Guilty" 167

(Leavenworth) Prisoner Number 93197 171

Game of Sections 177

An Unlikely Voice from the Outside 183

The Flag on the Door 189

Dispatches from the Legal Arena 193

Runnin' Things 208

Benevolent Dictator 216

Part IV Inmates and Presidents 227

Media Coverage 234

Pardons and Rumors of Pardons 240

Coming Out via STARZ 241

Conversation with the President 245

After the Hurricane 256

Unpacking an Interrupted Life 260

Political Voice 263

New Mission 265

Epilogue 271

Acknowledgments 275

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