Before leaving office, President Gerald Ford issued granted clemency discharge to Vietnam War veterans in violation of the Military Selective Service Act or the Uniform Code of Military Justice between August 1964 and March 1973. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter issued full pardons to Americans who refused to be inducted in the Vietnam-era draft. In this op ed, John Rowan, national president and chief executive of Vietnam Veterans of America, urges President Barack Obama to give today’s veterans similar consideration by pardoning all post-9/11 veterans who received less-than-honorable discharges without the due process of a court-martial. Read more on The New York Times.
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