This is absolutely absurd. Unthinkable. Unbelievable. The government was prosecuting her for an attempted suicide. PROSECUTING a Lieutenant in the Army.
Elizabeth’s court martial case has subsequently been dropped by the Army. That it was ever brought however is still a travesty of justice. This one was spoken by Col. George Brandt, a psychiatrist at Walter Reed hospital, and it requires a little background. Dr. Brandt’s quote, which you will read shortly, is from testimony he gave at the preliminary hearing of First Lt. Elisabeth Whiteside, who was charged with the following crime by an Army prosecutor: attempted suicide and endangering the life of another […]