Ep58. FORT BENNING: Specialist Richard Davis
In 2003, Specialist Richard Davis and his unit returned from an Iraq deployment. Richard and 4 of his military buddies (Mario Navarette, Alberto Martinez, Jacob Burgoyne, and Douglas Woodcoff) decided to paint the town red while they were on their 2-day R & R (rest & relaxation). The next morning, when everyone reported to work, Richard didn’t show up. His leadership thought he’d gone on a bender, maybe he was with a girl, but after 48-hours, they contacted Richard’s father to inform him that his son was absent without leave (AWOL). Lanny Davis, Richard’s father, and a veteran himself knew something was off. And he began his search for his son. Four-months later, they’d find Richard…
Dig in with Margot as she discusses a case that caught the attention of Hollywood. In 2007, a movie titled, “In the Valley of Elah” featured the case covered in this episode. The lead actors were Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, and Susan Sarandon. But the movie was “based on this case” and the reality of what happened is a bit different.
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