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Haskell, Peter G.
Archive of the Court Martial Trial of Corporal Peter G. Haskell, with Handwritten Testimony, Affidavits, and Other Official Documents Relating to the Case. Together with a Later Diary Discussing His Sexuality]
[Riverside, Ca. and several other locales, 1957. [57]pp. typed documents and [9]pp. manuscript, together with a later journal of [13]pp. and a booklet (iv,26pp.) entitled "Going Back to Civilian Life." Mostly folio sheets. Some creasing and light wear, minor soiling. Archive of documents surrounding the court martial of Corporal Peter G. Haskell of the 47th Artillery, 551st Missile Battery stationed at Fort MacArthur in southern California during the Korean War. Corp. Haskell was charged with "Violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 92"; more specifically, he was court martialed for failing to enforce the rule that no gasoline was to be used as a primer to start heating stoves, after the stove exploded resulting in substantial damage to government property. He pleaded, and was found, not guilty, and the present documents comprise the official summary of his case, along with related affidavits and testimony. Also present are Haskell's manuscript notes regarding his personal defense testimony and account of the incident, and later correspondence as he worked to absolve himself of the debt incurred for the loss of property. In his own words, Haskell defends his actions: "I am Corporal Peter G. Haskell. With Reference to the Report of Survey, attempting to hold me pecuniarily responsible for the loss of Government property as the result of the fire and explosion which occurred on or about 12 September 1954 at Mt. Gleason (California) Site 04, I wish to take exception to same for the following reasons: [Upon arrival.we] were called together and advised by SFC … [Click Below for Full Description]
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