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JULIAN ASSANGE IS NOT THE FIRST AUSSIE TO STIR AMERICA
How An Australian Girl Blew The Whistle On The U.S. Army.
August 31, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- June Collins made world headlines towards the end of the Vietnam War when she testified in U.S. Senate Hearings about corrupt sergeants getting rich from running the army NCO and Enlisted Men's clubs. As a result of her testimony, army personnel as high as a two star general were convicted and deposed. A further result saw the method of U.S. CID (Criminal Investigations Dept.) investigations permanently altered.
In March this year there was a furor in American military circles when Sergeant Major William Woolridge died. Once honored as the highest ranked enlisted man in the entire U.S. Army, his involvement in the crooked activities was exposed by Miss Collins. Besides being deposed, his Army Distinguished Service Medal was revoked.
At his funeral, the flags were flown at half mast on one military base and a building was named after him. Many military men protested this honor to a man who had disgraced the uniform. They named other soldiers with honorable records who could not even get a bugler for their funeral services.
Miss Collins went on to write the story of this crooked group. 'The Khaki Mafia', now out of print, was co-authored with Robin Moore, author of 'The French Connection'.
She then married an American and they commercially fished King Crab in The Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia before adopting six children from four countries. Now retired, she lives in Australia and has written a memoir titled 'Goodbye Junie Moon'. Two stories intertwine. One shows the innocent child growing up in Australia during the 40's/50's; the other, a worldly woman dancing her way through Asia and growing in strength. Her three and a half years in Vietnam ends when her whistle-blowing sees her testifying before a U.S. Senate Committee in WashingtonD.C.The news media hailed her as a heroine. Some military personnel were less complimentary!
June adheres to Oscar Wilde's philosophy; to live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist; that is all.
She hopes Julian Assange can also achieve a happy ending.
Her ebook, 'Goodbye Junie Moon', is available on Amazon. The paperback edition will be released in mid-September. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008BDWE1Q
The following is an Amazon review;
I loved this book. It made me laugh, it made me cry, but most of all it made me feel I was there. June had a life one usually only reads about in fiction, but this is not fiction. Her story before going to Vietnam was happy, sad, conservative, promiscuous, affluent, poverty stricken, a life of contrasts, a life that was a novel on its own. Then as a dancer in Philippines, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam she grew in strength, giving us her readers a true picture of life and war. She is not only a heroine as a whistle blower, but a heroine and a mentor for anyone worried about stepping out of their own comfort zones. Hello June and congratulations.-Hope Ellis (Amazon Review)