Elisha Dawkins graduated in August from nursing school in Jacksonville. He put on hold his plans for taking the board exams because the Navy called him into action as a photographer.Dawkins photographed happenings at Guantanamo Bay, an act that's evidence he's a trusted member of the military with top secret clearance.Now, Dawkins, a Navy reservist and decorated Army combat photographer who served in Iraq, is in jail, charged with passport fraud. He's facing 10 years in prison for what could be a simple misunderstanding."Suddenly, he's picked up and thrown in jail? Then it's time for this senator to start asking questions," U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson., D-Fla., said........
........Dawkins started to fill out a passport application in 2004, didn't complete it, then filled out a new application two years later.On that new application, he checked a box "no" for the question, "Have you ever applied before?" according to the indictment.Dawkins got the passport, but three months ago, the government issued a warrant for his arrest. He was taking photos for the Navy at the time.When Dawkins got back to the U.S. in April, he was arrested about a week later and has been in jail for two months since."The state department is implying there's something more. I want to know, and that's why I've written them," Nelson said.
If there isn't something more, then heads should roll.