Army Sends Single Mom To War, Her Baby To Foster Care
Alexis Hutchinson, an Army Specialist, is being told either go to Afghanistan or be court martialed, even though she was told she’d be granted extra time to find care for her 11-month-old son.
Hutchinson, of Oakland, California, is currently being confined at Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah, Georgia, after being arrested. Her son was placed into a county foster care system.
Hutchinson has been threatened with a court martial if she does not agree to deploy to Afghanistan on Sunday, Nov. 15. She has been attempting to find someone to take care of her child, Kamani, while she is deployed overseas, but to no avail.
Hutchinson is scheduled to fly to Afghanistan where she would face a special court martial. She could wind up with a sentence of one year in jail. Hutchinson is not a conscientious objector trying to avoid service but a woman whose family can’t care for her child because of their own health issues, genuinely trying to find proper care for her son.Click here for reuse options!
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