HMAC Monthly Luncheon Recap – February 2003

Speaker and Meeting Recap:

The speaker was LtCol Guy Womack, USMC (Ret) who represented SGT Mark Walker, U.S. Army, in his General Court-Martial, this past November, at Camp Casey, Republic of Korea. He was the driver of the armored engineering vehicle that ran over and killed two Korean teen-aged girls. His acquittal at the GCM sparked the riots and often-violent protests that still go on in Korea.

One of the interesting facts of the case is that Sgt. Walker was exonerated of any criminal liability by both the military investigation and the Korean government investigation, yet, because of political considerations, none the least of which was the civilian protests, he was still sent to a court-martial.