Korey Rowe Has Been Returned To His Unit

I thought, "that officials checked into Rowe's record and immediately confirmed that he had received an honorable discharge and told Rowe he was free to leave?" Is someone not telling the truth? - Jon

Rowe returns to Fort Campbell, Ky.

Source: thedailystar.com

By Jake Palmateer
Staff Writer

Oneonta film producer Korey Rowe has been returned to his unit, which is gearing up for its third deployment to Iraq since Operation Iraqi Freedom began in March 2003.

Rowe, who was arrested last week on a charge of desertion, has previously said he served with the 187th Infantry Regiment, part of the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division.

In May, the Pentagon announced three of the 101st’s four brigades "" including 3rd Brigade "" would be deploying to Iraq as early as next month.

Rowe, who joined the Army in August 2001, is a member of the Oneonta-based film production company Louder Than Words. The company is working on a third edition of "Loose Change," which contends the U.S. government was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.

"According to our files, he is still on active duty," said Cathy Gramling, a media relations specialist for Fort Campbell, Ky., home of the 101st.

Rowe was listed as absent without leave on June 15, 2005, and was assumed to have deserted in mid-July 2005, Gramling said Monday.

All four brigades of the 101st deployed to Iraq in mid-2005. An Army brigade has an optimum strength of about 4,000 soldiers.

A source close to Rowe’s family has said he was at the end of his active-duty enlistment in the summer of 2005 and was trying to avoid serving a second tour of duty in Iraq under the Army’s stop-loss policy when he went AWOL. He returned to Fort Campbell that summer to clear up the matter but left for good after he was told he would be sent to Iraq, the source said.

Rowe is also a veteran of service in Afghanistan.

Since his arrest, Rowe has said he is a "political prisoner" and a victim of a paperwork glitch.

Gramling said she did not know if there would be a court martial for Rowe or what else is next for the 24-year-old.

"We’re not at that point yet," Gramling said.

Rowe’s colleagues at Louder Than Words said they do not know what will eventually happen but have been in contact with Rowe.

"Every other day (Rowe says) the situation is different," said the group’s administrative assistant Kristy Kissner on Monday.

Army deserters are rarely court-martialed and are usually either returned to their units or discharged from the Army, according to an Associated Press report last month.

"Korey Rowe is a big part of Louder Than Words," Kissner said. "He’s missed. We’re all worried."

Rowe is not being jailed while his case is being decided, Gramling said.

"He’s not in confinement," Gramling said.

The following are U.S. military policies used with retain or recall soldiers for active-duty status:

Stop-loss _ In place since the end of the Vietnam War, this policy authorizes the Army in times of conflict to keep a soldier beyond his or her active-duty commitment. When utilized, it allows the Army to keep units fully-staffed for the length of deployments.

Individual Ready Reserve _ When a soldier enlists, he or she actually signs up for an eight-year period split into two parts. The first part is that soldier’s active-duty commitment, which is typically for three to six years. The remaining time of the eight-year obligation is spent in the Individual Ready Reserve, which has no serviceobligation but leaves a soldier subject to recall to active duty.

So what's Rowe's deal?

Is he actually going to go to Iraq? Let's see....a little time in the brig or ending up tit's up in the desert of Iraq for an illegal war? hmmmmm...

Korey, do the only sensible thing...A . W . O . L

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Korey Rowe, please don't end

Korey Rowe, please don't end up as an easy murder target like American hero Pat Tillman. Follow another American hero's path. 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, a U.S. Army officer, refused to go to Iraq with his unit a year ago. Check out the link below and join him so that other American hero soldiers can have a wider path to follow. Help show all of our troops that fighting an immoral war for private profit going to international corporations is not the American way.


This is so bad it's actually

This is so bad it's actually good, publicity-wise for 911t & Loose Change's Final Cut release, not for Korey. Normal military SNAFU's (Situation Normal All F(oul)ed Up) or even FUBAR (F_cked Up Beyond All Recognition) that are the typical order of the day do not apply here. We all know that they are making this happen, and we need to get this story out in the media ASAP before Korey is the next Pat Tillman.



Korey is fine, everyone. Take the Daily Star with a grain of salt. They're not exactly known in Oneonta for crack journalism.

Is he home?

Has he been returned to his unit?

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This is bad news

What the hell is going on here?

"Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a New World Order — can emerge..." - George H.W. Bush, 9/11/91

Very bad news

If he winds up in Iraq, I'm greatly concerned that someone from his own country will want to hurt him deliberately.

Wow, it's time for Corey to tell them he signed-up to defend

the U.S.A. and that he did not sign-up to help overturn our Constitution & help create a New World Order!!!

Korey Rowe

I can't speak for Korey but if it were I there is no way I would go back in and be cannon fodder for Bush and his NWO boys. I would die first.

Helping Korey.

We need to figure out what the hell his situation is, and what if anything we can do to help. Korey needs to let us know a.s.a.p.

I'm sick of not hearing more about the release of Loose Change: Final Cut and I sure as hell hope Louder Than Words is going to update us and clarify the situation with Korey and his current miliatry standing.


Korey has a brain

I'm sure he'll figure out what to do with himself. He did figure out how to get home last time, he can do it again. He won't become a martyr, I believe he will do what he thinks is the best possible thing given his position. All of the things these people have done has been calculated to some degree, and I think he can handle himself just fine. This should be more mainstream, and the spotlight should be put on him objecting to an illegal war, and I find it interesting how someone had suggested the comparison to Pat Tillman. He may gain press from saying something to the effect of "I don't wnat to be the next person to get murdered by the Army for objecting to Bush's pet war. They killed Pat Tillman, they could kill any of us soldiers." That would get some people listening.


I would go to Sweden

Sweden has just agreed to taking 100.000 Iraqis refugees over the next ten years. They should have space for a Korey Rowe too though. Anyway, that's where I would go in this situation. They won't send you back...
And Denmark just pulled all their troops (about 600) out of Iraq ! Great news you never heard. The coalition of the killing is one member less now...