Patrick Trahey

How a Former GITMO Guard Reached out to Two Former Inmates on Facebook and Found Closure

Specialist Brandon Neely arrived at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay in January 2002, four days before the first group of prisoners. He worked there six months before serving a one-year tour in Iraq. Neely left the military in 2005 and returned to his hometown, Huntsville, Texas, where he is a police officer and the president of his local chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War. He was recalled to duty in 2007, but refused to return and began speaking out about the torture of prisoners at Guantanamo. Neely was honorably discharged in 2008.

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