Army Doctor Who Refused to Deploy Gets 6 Months

Army Doctor Who Refused to Deploy Gets 6 Months

Published December 16, 2010

FORT MEADE, Md. – An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief has been sentenced to six months in a military prison and will be dismissed from the Army.

A military jury sentenced Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin on Thursday after three days of court-martial proceedings at Fort Meade in Maryland.

Before sentencing, Lakin had been found guilty of missing a flight that would have gotten him to his eventual deployment.

He also pleaded guilty to disobeying orders to meet with a superior and to report to Fort Campbell in Kentucky, the base from which he would have deployed to Afghanistan.

Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

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