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Andrew Ledford is a United States Navy SEAL.
On November 4, 2003, while serving in Iraq, Ledford was a lieutenant in command of a special unit of SEALs tasked with arresting suspected resistance fighters. They arrested Iraqi Manadel al-Jamadi. According to later court-martial testimony, on their way to deliver al-Jamadi to interrogators at Abu Ghraib prison they allegedly beat al-Jamadil.
At Ledford's court-martial witnesses testified about three other incidents where Ledford's platoon was seen beating prisoners. One witness gave this account of a beating he saw by Dan Cerrilo, one of the members of Ledford's platoon:
- "I never saw anything like that prior with this unit or any other unit and I never saw anything like that again."
Following his court-martial Ledford said he was looking forward to continuing his naval career.
Today, Andrew Ledford continues to continues to serve in the military as a member of the United States Naval Special Warfare Command.
- CIA man saw detainee abuse, News24, May 25, 2005
- Navy SEAL Officer Found Not Guilty In Iraqi Detainee Beating Death, all headline news, May 28, 2005
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