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A controversial Air Force case dating to the Nixon administration may once again spur debate in Congress over whether to restore a disgraced general's honor and rank.The service has begun a review process that could lead to the posthumous restoration of two ranks to Maj. Lavelle, who was demoted and fired over alleged unauthorized airstrikes over North Vietnam, has exclusively learned.The RMP origins can be traced back to the 13th Century but it was not until 1877 that a regular corps of military police was formed, with the creation of the Military Mounted Police (MMP).This was followed by the Military Foot Police (MFP) in 1885.Non-commissioned members of the RMP receive their basic training as soldiers, at the Army Training Centre (ATC) in Pirbright.
Clodfelter added the effort is about "righting a wrong, an injustice that's now existed for almost 45 years." -- Oriana Pawlyk can be reached at [email protected] In recognition of their service in the Second World War, they became the Corps of Royal Military Police (RMP) on 28 November 1946.On 6 April 1992 the RMP amalgamated into the Adjutant General's Corps (AGC), under whose overall command they form part of the AGC's Provost Branch.But supplemental information -- for example, Lavelle's commitment to preserving the safety of his aircrews -- through Clodfelter's research may shed new light on the case.
Clodfelter said he plans in coming weeks to send his petition -- signed by former Air Force secretaries James G.
"There's no doubt in my mind he was thrown under the bus," Clodfelter recently told