Public percerption

Here is how the blog Suits & Sentences reports United States v. McPherson.

Army deserter lands honorable discharge, somehow

An odd case recently resolved by the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals shows how a soldier convicted of desertion can still take home an honorable discharge. It’s all a matter of timing and regulatory ambiguity.

It’s still happening.  I remember in my days as deputy at Navy Appellate Defense the occasional question from clients:  “I just got an honorable discharge in the mail, what do I do?”