Texan Says Military Recruiters Threatened to Kill Him


From KHOU in Texas: “More people are coming forward with Army recruiting horror stories after the 11 News Defenders investigation that exposed a recruiting scandal. They’re sharing similiar stories about military recruiters using hardball tactics to persuade young people to enlist.

Will Ammons, 20, signed up for delayed entry at the Lake Jackson Army recruiting station last year. But soon afterwards, he fell in love and changed his mind before he ever shipped out. That’s when, he says, Army recruiters crossed the line and started harrassing him.

“He told me I pretty much had two options,” Ammons said. “I’d go before a judge and get a sentence of 15 years but he had the option to double it. It was either that or they were going to put me in front of seven other people with rifles and shoot me.”

This is the second time this week that young men have made similar allegations about Army recruiters going too far.

20-year-old Chris Monarch told us an Army recruiter threatened to arrest him if he didn’t report that day to a recruiting station.


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