The Army has overturned a decision that would have kicked quadriplegic Green Beret Timothy Brumit out of the military and stripped him of benefits, on charges of being drunk and drugged when he injured himself, U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast.
“I feel blessed, and so thankful to so many people, starting with my dad, who is my caregiver, and stayed by my side to use any means necessary to right this wrong,” a relieved Brumit told The Daily Beast on Thursday.
“An injustice has been corrected,” added his father, former Green Beret Randy Brumit, after receiving the news.
The decision against Brumit was reversed after the head of U.S. Army Special Operations Forces, Lt. Gen. Ken Tovo, wrote a letter in support of the injured soldier—and after Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley heard of the case.
“They took a look at it and said, ‘Hey, this isn’t right,’” said Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), a former Marine who has championed many similar special operators’ cases.
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