|Edward, I want to make sure you saw the e-mail from Sgt.
Derrick Miller's mom.
If you missed it, please take a moment to scroll down and read it right now.
As you know, Derrick is serving a life sentence at Fort Leavenworth for
doing exactly what the Army trained him to do. That's why UAP is proudly
funding an appeal for him... but we need your help.
You see, we need to draw attention to Derrick's case and light a fire under
the military to start moving on his appeal. So today I'm going to ask you to
do two things:
Spread the word about Derrick's case.
You can copy and paste this URL –
https://www.presidentialpardonpetition.com/derrickmiller.html – to Facebook,
Twitter or an e-mail to get share Derrick's story with your friends and
Make a sacrificial gift of $30 or more to help fund Derrick's appeal.
Remember, UAP relies on the generosity of folks like you to support our
soldiers. Your gift today will help us power Derrick's defense. So please
follow this link to make a tax-deductible donation today.
Edward, you are a critical part of our United American Patriots family. YOU
are the reason Derrick, Clint and the other wrongly incarcerated soldiers at
Fort Leavenworth remain hopeful that justice will be delivered and they will
return home to their families.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
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From: Mrs. Renee Myers (On Behalf of United American Patriots)
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:57 AM
Subject: My son Derrick Miller
I am so thankful that Major Donahue asked me to send this e-mail to you
My name is Renee Myers and my son is Sgt. Derrick Miller of the Maryland
Derrick is the kind of man every mother wants her son to grow up to be –
strong, kind and loyal. He's a proud daddy who adores his two daughters –
this photo is one of my favorites of him holding his oldest daughter,
But what I love the most about my son is that he felt it was his duty as an
American to join the National Guard. In fact, he volunteered for two of his
three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now, I wish I could go back in time and tell him not to...
Because for volunteering to defend our nation, Derrick has been sentenced to
life in prison for doing exactly what the Army trained him to do!
You see, while on a combat mission in September of 2010, Derrick watched an
Afghani national walk through his unit's defense perimeter. The same man had
been detained the day before under suspicion of driving insurgents to a
nearby combat firefight.
So to be safe, Derrick and another U.S. soldier took him into custody for
questioning with an Afghani interpreter.
Derrick asked the man why he was within the American defense perimeter.
First, the man claimed to be an electrician responding to a downed power
line. Then he claimed to be there to fix a water pump. Either way, he had no
tools with him.
The Afghani grew more and more agitated as Derrick continued asking
questions. Suddenly, he grabbed for Derrick's weapon.
Derrick reacted immediately – firing and killing the suspect.
Edward, just days after the incident, Derrick was arrested and charged with
"premeditated murder" of the Afghani insurgent!
For eight terrible months, we waited for the trial that would finally set
the record straight and bring Derrick home to us. After all, there were
witnesses who saw the whole incident and would testify on his behalf.
But instead, our government turned its back on Derrick – a decorated U.S.
soldier – to appease Afghanistan officials.
Remember, another soldier had witnessed the interrogation and confirmed
Derrick's account. But he changed his story after the government threatened
to charge him with accessory to murder.
The other witness was the Afghani translator. And in exchange for testifying
against Derrick, he was granted U.S. citizenship.
Yes, our government brought him here to the U.S. and paid for him to live in
an on-base hotel for six months with food, a personal van, and a $630 per
month allowance – all provided at taxpayer expense!
Worst of all, the Army destroyed every bit of forensic evidence that could
have proved Derrick was acting in self-defense. There were no photos. No
But I still believed the government would do the right thing. Instead, I
held hands with my husband and Derrick's wife, Katherine, and listened in
shock as Derrick was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
His feet were shackled, his hands cuffed to a leather belt around his waist,
and, just like that, my only child was taken from me.
Since then, the world has simply fallen apart for his precious family.
The military immediately stopped Derrick's paychecks. Derrick's wife and my
husband and I had pooled together all our money to hire a civilian attorney
to represent Derrick. It cost $50,000 – every cent we had.
Now, with no money in the bank, his wife couldn't pay their mortgage,
utilities, car payment, or Derrick's student loans.
Derrick had always worked two jobs so his wife could stay home after their
babies were born. Now she can't. The girls are so little and they don't
understand. They ask her over and over again, "Why can't Daddy come home?"
They wake up at night and cry for him. And honestly, sometimes so do I.
Edward, I can't bear the thought of the girls growing up without their dad.
Or Derrick not being able to scoop them up in his arms before they're grown.
But we have only one hope left now...
You see, Major Donahue heard about Derrick's case and contacted me
As you know, Major Donahue knows firsthand from combat tours of Vietnam that
you can't send U.S. soldiers into terrorist combat zones and second-guess
their actions from a desk in Washington. And now UAP is ready to help
But first, they have to raise money for an appeal, which will require hours
of legal research, expert witnesses, and legal motions. Remember, UAP is a
non-profit organization, which means they don't receive any funding from the
federal government – only private donations from patriotic Americans.
It also means that I'm going to take a deep breath and ask you one of the
hardest questions I've ever asked another person:
Can you help me fight to free my son by making a donation for any amount to
Your gift is tax-deductible. And it will help us pay for Derrick's appeal –
and help other innocent soldiers who have been unfairly charged, too.
The federal government has already spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer
dollars to convict Derrick and grant U.S. citizenship to the Afghani who
testified against him.
But I must rely on the generous hearts of people like you to save my son.
That's why I'm writing you today – to do what I can as the mother of a U.S.
soldier to find good-hearted people out there who care about defending our
Our attorney is going above and beyond the call of duty to fight for
Derrick. But mounting his defense will cost us at least $30,000. It's money
we simply don't have.
Can you please help UAP fund this legal battle and bring Derrick home to us?
Your $35 contribution could be the difference between letting my son rot in
prison for the rest of his life for a "crime" he didn't commit... or
bringing him home to me and his girls where he belongs!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any help you can send to UAP
Mrs. Renee Myers
P.S. As a member of the National Guard who volunteered for two of his three
tours of duty, my son has sacrificed so much for our country. Yet in return,
our government has taken away his family and his freedom! Right now Derrick
desperately needs to know that he hasn't been forgotten! Thank you for
whatever amount you can send today to give him hope and to help bring him