Biden’s Army won’t return the medals to Captain Matthew L. Golsteyn, whom President Trump pardoned. The young Captain received many medals, included the Silver Star, the third-highest U.S. military honor.
President Trump pardoned Army Captain Mathew Golsteyn but Biden’s Army believes they know what’s best after targeting the Captain for years. The USA Today reported yesterday:
The Army has rejected an appeal to return medals for valor to retired Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, a Special Forces soldier former President Donald Trump pardoned for alleged murder in Afghanistan. It was one of three high-profile cases in which Trump interceded on behalf of troops accused of war crimes.
The decision regarding Golsteyn, reached last June, was not announced by the Army in Trump’s final months as president but is revealed in documents released to USA TODAY. The Army also denied Golsteyn’s request to restore his Special Forces tab, marking his service as a member of an elite unit, and the removal of a letter of reprimand placed in his personnel file.
American Military News reports:
The U.S. Army rejected an appeal to reinstate military service decorations and a Special Forces Tab for retired Maj. Matthew Golsteyn. Golsteyn faced murder charges for killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker in 2010 but President Donald Trump pardoned him of the charge before his case went to trial.
“The Army Board for Correction of Military Records, the service’s highest level of administrative review for personnel actions, has considered and denied Matthew Golsteyn’s application,” Army spokesman Lt. Col Gabriel J. Ramirez told American Military News on Thursday. “Privacy laws prevent the Army from disclosing specific information regarding the Board’s decision.”
These crooked military members who refused to support President Trump and likely hid this news from him, believe they are above the law. The Captain was targeted for a war crime and the President pardoned him. According to these military professionals, pardons only mean so much. This abuse of power is no surprise in the military Obama and Biden created.
The Captain had been awarded one of the military’s top honors, but instead of promoting this about the Captain, the media is quick to claim he murdered an Afghan bomb maker:
Golsteyn’s decorations included the Silver Star, the third-highest U.S. military honor. Golsteyn earned the award for heroism during the Battle of Marjah in Afghanistan.
According to Task and Purpose, the Army had previously approved upgrading the Silver Star to the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-highest military decoration behind only the Medal of Honor.