Wednesday, February 12, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement regarding the announcement that 1st LT. Michael Behenna, a native of Edmond, Oklahoma, will be released from Fort Leavenworth on March 14. (read more via NewsOk:http://newsok.com/michael-behenna-wins-parole/article/3932953)
"I am glad this long ordeal has finally come to an end for Michael Behenna and his family. Michael went to Iraq to serve his nation and to defend liberty both here and abroad. Instead, he found himself mourning the loss of his friends from the inside of a cell.
"I believe the Army acted appropriately and compassionately in offering him parole."