Horrific brutality is being done by the Obama Administration’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court to a cancer-ridden, helpless 89 year old World War II veteran who received two bronze stars involving the incredible rescue of 2,000 U.S. Prisoners of War from vicious Japanese guards at the Los Banos Internment Camp in Luzon, Philippines in 1945.
Montana’s Warren C. Bodeker is being tossed out of his Plains, MT home by Christy Brandon, a Montana Federal Bankruptcy Trustee practicing in Bigfork, MT. She refused to continue a capacity hearing. even as he was suffering in a Helena VA Hospital from advanced-stage prostate cancer spreading throughout his body. The bulletin CIR received contained the following update: “But despite the well established fact that Mr. Bodeker was in the hospital, the trustee, Christy Brandon, opposed the motion to continue the hearing. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Honorable Ralph B. Kirscher denied (this) motion; Brandon then Emailed Mr. Bodeker (whose own lawyer quit) to tell him she would be at his home on 11 Freedom Lane, Plains, MT, with a sheriff’s deputy to kick him out of his home and have the locks changed” on June 18, 2012.
Now what’s even worse, the sick and dying veteran who belonged to the Co. B, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division must at his own cost have the remains of his dead wife Lorna dug up and moved from the home where they planned to be buried next to one another. Her five-year-long battle with cancer left him with so many medical and credit card bills that he had to file for bankruptcy. And that’s when his real nightmare began. Because the couple had some gold and silver coins he failed to disclose, he was pressured into signing some sort of stipulation agreement that he did not understand, thereby forcing him to lose his bankruptcy and homestead exemption protections. Christy Brandon–according to the internet Email by Liberty.com—is serving as the trustee for the estate, the lawyer for the estate, and as the attorney for herself as trustee, all in one! According to witnesses, the poor old guy was led to believe he was going to lose everything, no matter what he did or didn’t do. The E-mail says that despite the well established fact that Mr. Bodeker was in the hospital, trustee Brandon opposed the motion to continue the hearing. Even though he was set to undergo a competency examination that could show he lacked the capacity to enter into the stipulation, the judge denied the old man’s motion, acting pro se to continue the hearing, and the judge then granted the order for the World War II hero to vacate his property!
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The Los Banos Raid is considered to be the textbook example of the perfect rescue operation in military history. Paratroopers, including Private Bodeker, tumbled out at day break behind enemy lines to free our POWs before brutal Imperial Japanese guards could carry out their planned slaughter of our men. Not one POW was killed. And this is the thanks the old veteran gets when he is too old to fight his own battles!
No words can express the lack of compassion, the bald brutality, and the crass cruelty of a U.S. judicial system so devoid of any sense of patriotism to someone who put his life on the enemy line to save his fellow Americans. Commenters are over the top in their criticism of what one called “Another National Disgrace on the New America.” Another said, “This is crazy.” Finally, this comment says it all: “This is an outrage! This makes me so mad. Treating our veterans like crap. This is just sick.” Montana’s two U.S. Senators, both Democrats, are Jon Tester and Max Baucus, who can be called toll free at 1-877-762-8762.
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