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3 Soldiers Court-Martialed for Smuggling Soviet Guns From Grenada Given Clemency

Associated Press

Three soldiers who were court-martialed for smuggling Soviet rifles back from the invasion of Grenada in 1983 have received grants of clemency, the Army disclosed Friday.

The action does not overturn the court-martial convictions of the three but it at least opens the possibility of their returning to active duty, Lt. Col. Craig MacNab, an Army spokesman, said.

The three are Capt. John E. Dorsz, Staff Sgt. Allan J. Cassatt and Sgt. Bruce Willard. Two other soldiers court-martialed for smuggling automatic weapons into the United States received clemency earlier.

The Army denied that the action was linked to less harsh punishment for Vice Adm. Joseph Metcalf III, who attempted to bring 24 Soviet weapons into the country. He was given a reprimand.

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