Pardoned by President Trump, North Texas Soldier Returns Home

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
November 17, 2019 - 11:45 am

DALLAS (KRLD) - A North Texas soldier is home after receiving a pardon from President Trump.

First Lt. Clint Lowrance received the pardon for his conviction of ordering a soldier to fire upon what turned out to be unarmed men in Afghanistan in 2012.

He was sentenced to 19 years in prison and served six years in Leavenworth.

NBC 5 reports that a large group of people organized to support Lowrance, and worked on finding ways to get him out of prison.

That effort stopped with Trump's pardon.

Lowrance is one of three military members who received pardons or commutations of their sentences or military discipline decisions from the President.

Army Green Beret Major Matt Goldstein was pardoned after admitting to killing a Taliban bombmaker in an ambush.

Navy Seal Edward Gallagher was found not guilty of murder but convicted of having his picture taken with a dead ISIS fighter. His rank was restored by Trump.

The American Civil Liberties Union claims that the pardons are an abuse of presidential power.