the Marines Hide the Truth
The Sgt. Maj. never reported the rape/sexual assault. Our
friend spoke with him on the phone for over an hour and a
half two years ago. He told her he was working out, didnít
take notes and if she could email him what they talked about
(she has the phone bill to prove this). He also told her
the Marines wouldnít and couldnít do anything. She had
reported many other violations of the UCMJ that went along
with her rapist mental instability, but he didnít care.
The Sgt. Maj. of Romeo Battery 5/11 out of Camp Pendleton
only had one phone conversation with our friend, and that
was it. She told us she didnít trust him and kept
everything else in emails. He never told her she could
press charges, again he said they wouldnít do anything and
that this Marines radar was down regarding her rape, which
he just called aggression!
She found out over a year later that he made false official
statements in a report regarding her rape. He never
mentioned the phone call. He instead mentions only the
letter he had her email him, then claims there were
subsequent phone conversations after the email and that she
wouldnít go into details about the sodomy attempts and
rape/assault. He also claimed she refused to press
charges. However if that were true she would have had to
sign something according to military law. She has the phone
records to prove there was one phone conversation and also
the emails to show that he clearly tells her the Marines
arenít doing anything to her rapist. Her rapist mother had
posted online that our friend/his victim might be
prosecuted, after she had called the Sgt. Maj. and reported
the rape. This facebook posting was a threat. Our friend
just asked the Sgt. Maj. what was going on. The Sgt. Maj.
never tells her she can press charges and continues to tell
her they will do nothing (see bottom of page).
According to military law he should have called NCIS and
documented the rape, and an investigation should have been
Instead her rapist was promoted and let into Special Ops/MARSOC
training/tryouts. And this was after the Pentagon had even
been informed by Congressman Critz office. (PENTAGON
LETTER) This means that he wasnít even disciplined in any
way and also that it wasnít documented at all. Neither was
his drug usage, threats, larceny and other mentally unstable
Our friend was the first one to contact NCIS who confirmed
that no one had ever reported her rape.
NCIS took almost four months from her first attempt to
contact them, to talk to the rapist. She didnít have a
statement taken until two months after trying to contact
them. During this time the Sgt. Maj. who ignored her rape
randomly hands her report, over eight months later to an
NCIS agent. NCIS didnít find this odd and filled him in on
what was going on. They waited over another month to talk
to his friends. This was two weeks before talking to the
rapist, giving them time to let him know what is going on.
She was told they wanted to surprise him, that didnít
They give him two weeks to pull out of a polygraph test,
which he does.
When they interviewed the Sgt. Maj. regarding how the case
was reported. He told them whatever he wanted and no one
ever checked the facts, or with our friend to get her
evidence. As a matter of fact they kept telling her they
didnít want anything she had. She did send a document of
evidence to NCIS, but no one seemed to care, and they never
contacted her about anything.
The Marines made sure she didnít know they werenít doing
anything until months after they deployed him a second time,
making it harder for her to go to the police to press
And regarding the police, the Sgt. Maj. claims he told her
to go to them. Not true, he minimized her rape calling it
aggression, and told her the Marines would do nothing.
Congressman Critz office, full of military personal, talked
her out of contacting them when she wanted to telling her
this Marine had too many mental health issues and told her
they would take care of this, which they didnít. They knew
she was concerned about his mental health at that point, not
knowing yet he had premeditated the rape, and told her she
would ruin him for life if he were put in a county jail with
hardened criminals. NCIS told her if she went to the police
they would stop their investigation. Since she was across
the country she was concerned about starting all over. The
truth is NCIS should have been working with the police.
They do it on other sexual assault cases. But they told her
they would stop everything. At that point she didnít
realize how sloppy they were going to be and how bad they
would mishandle the case.
But the scariest thing is that the Judge Advocate at Camp
Pendleton closed her case before NCIS officially started the
investigation at Camp Pendleton. They only wrote in her
case that she chose to go to the police. Since she never
talked to them or told anyone she was going to do that, she
did inquire as to what should be happening, but she never
tells anyone this. And if she had decided to go to the
police, again military procedure would be to have her sign
off on this releasing the Marines from their duty and
In two years not one thing was done as per military law or
procedure. Her rape was ignored, her case impeded and
mishandled, and her evidence disregarded.
The Marines made sure that every step of the way the Marine
that raped her got away with it and the command that ignored
it, lied and no one questioned them.
At what point did the Marines become above the law?
How can the same men that protect the constitution not have
to follow it?
The sad thing is this is happening in the Marines every
day. Except unlike our friend, who the Marines canít go
after, they dishonorably discharge these women that come
forward, especially at Camp Pendleton.
Our friend canít be the first woman this Sgt. Maj. and
command ignored. And everyone acted like her case was the
first one they handled. The truth is the government needs
to bring in an outside agency to investigate the Marines for
this case and follow the trail of the others they have
These are the excerpts from the emails from the Sgt. Maj.,
also known as referred to as Marshmallow Head on this
website. Notice he never tells her about pressing charges
or mentions that she can do anything or asks her to expand
on what happened. The first one is right after she emailed
him the report he asked her for since he didnít take notes.
The second is his response after she questions why her
rapist mother is saying she might be prosecuted. Look at
the way he capitalizes NOT!
I got your email and letter and will review each of them
later this week. Thank you for taking the time to write
With matters of you being prosecuted, I have no what he
might be saying or not saying. I can tell you that we are
NOT pursuing and legal actions against him or you.
Carrie Goodwin was a Marine raped at Camp Pendleton by
another Marine who had raped other women there, and
continues to get away with it. He will soon be out and also
be called a hero. She was discharged not him, and she is
one of many that has been the victim and the Marines,
especially at Camp Pendleton.