Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Officer Who Deserted To Cuba 12 Years Ago Flies Back Voluntarily (Dated)

He taught MS&T at Greenbrier and was disliked by all but  I was far pass dislike.:) We called "Peepsight"! :)



The Army announced today that Maj. Richard H. Pearce, who it said deserted to Cuba more than 12 years ago, had returned voluntarily to the United States.

The announcement said that Major Pearce, 49 years old, of Birmingham, Ala., landed at Miami this afternoon and was flown to Fort Bragg, N.C., where the Army said “the disposition of his case” would be determined.

More @ NYT


Army Maj. Richard Harwood Pearce defected to Cuba in 1967. He returned to the U.S. in 1979.

Highest-ranking officer to defect during in Cold War era was from Fort Sam 

 He was dismissed from the service and given a one-year prison sentence for desertion by a court-martial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The sentence was voided, but he forfeited more than $200,000 in pay and allowances. (One year for desertion wonder how thy came up with that?)

He sure screwed up as if he had stayed in he would have probably retired as a LTC.

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