World War II veteran Warren C. Bodeker being thrown off his land, Army Airborne combat veteran needs our help, Wife recently deceased, Bodeker prostate cancer

World War II veteran Warren C. Bodeker being thrown off his land, Army Airborne combat veteran needs our help, Wife recently deceased, Bodeker prostate cancer

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”…Winston Churchill

I have nothing but respect for Warren C. Bodeker and his fellow soldiers who saved the US and world from destruction in World War II. We gotta help this man.

From Oath Keepers June 15, 2012.

“WWII Veteran Being Forced Out of Home and Forced to Exhume Wife’s Body: Needs Your Help”

“Warren C. Bodeker is an 89 year old World War II Army Airborne combat veteran and war hero, living in Montana, who is being thrown off of his own land and thrown out of his own house, by Montana Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, Christy Brandon, with the approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Montana. And to make matters worse, Warren’s wife Lorna just died of cancer this past year, and is buried there on their land, right next to the house.Warren had planned to live there till he died and then be buried right next to his wife, there on their property at 11 Freedom Lane, in the town of Plains, Montana, but now, not only is he being forced off his land, he is being forced to exhume his wife’s body and take her with him.

This is the most disgusting, callous, brutal, and unjust treatment of a WWII veteran by the “justice” system we have ever heard of. Here is a man who stepped up and went to war at the age of 19 to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific. When we say he is a war hero, we are not exaggerating. Serving in Co. B, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11thAirborne Division (see discharge papers below), Warren earned two bronze starts while making three combat jumps in the Philippine Islands in 1945.

One of those combat jumps was the daring rescue of prisoners of war at the Los Banos Internment Camp on the Island of Luzon, Philippines, February 23, 1945, where Warren and his brother paratroopers of Co. B, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment parachuted in at dawn’s early light, 40 kilometers behind enemy lines, and rescued over 2,000 prisoners of war – men, women, and children – from their brutal Imperial Japanese guards, before those guards could slaughter them (as they had planned). Not one prisoner was killed in the raid (though many of the Japanese guards were). Private Warren Bodeker was there.He was one of those brave young paratroopers who the grateful prisoners truly considered heaven sent from above. As one of the prisoners, a missionary, described it in his diary:

“at 7:00 a.m. sharp, we heard and saw nine large transport planes flying low, and passing close to the camp; perhaps one mile to the east. Even as we all watched, we saw doors open and paratroopers came tumbling out. OH WHAT A SIGHT! With a tropical sunrise for a background, we saw about 150 parachutes open one after another and settle slowly earth-ward out of our sight behind the distant trees. We knew help had come.” From the book,Deliverance! It Has Come! By John S. Beaber.

(http://ithascome.bravehost.com/index.html)

The Los Banos Raid is of the most celebrated textbook examples of a perfect rescue operation in military history. Read about it here: http://www.rememberlosbanos1945.com/

and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_at_Los_Ba%C3%B1os

and here: http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-liberating-los-banos-internment-camp.htm

Go here to watch some film footage of the camp and rescued prisoners:

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675040427_Los-Banos-Internment-Camp_internees_burning-barracks_internment-camps

Warren Bodeker and his surviving Airborne brothers came home to a grateful nation and settled down to a peaceful life. Warren lived happily as a law-abiding citizen on Freedom Lane in Montana, until he had to endure the great loss of his beloved wife Lorna this past year, after her five year battle against cancer, but Warren was still looking forward to being buried next to her on their property when he died, knowing that their land and home (which he and his wife built together) would be kept in the family.

But Warren had a pile of medical and credit card bills to deal with and filed for bankruptcy, and that is when his nightmare began. According to Warren and several witnesses, though Warren had utterly no intention of ever selling his land and home, and planned to die there and be buried next to his wife at 11 Freedom Lane,  he was pressured and coerced into entering into a “stipulation” denying his bankruptcy discharge and waiving his homestead exemption, and thus coerced into selling his home, because he had failed to disclose some silver and gold he and his wife had set aside for their old age – which he considered a retirement fund that he did not have to disclose. Once that failure to disclose was discovered by the Trustee, Christy Brandon (a lawyer in Bigfork Montana who also works as a trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court), Warren was pressured into signing the stipulation under threat of prosecution and under threat of having his home and land taken by means of adversarial proceedings with any left-over proceeds being consumed by lawyers fees and costs (with Christy Brandon serving as both the trustee for the estate and also as the lawyer for the estate, and also as the attorney for herself, as trustee).  According to Warren and several witnesses, he was essentially told that the Trustee would take his land and home anyway, and if he resisted, he would wind up penniless. Unfortunately, his own lawyer at the time went along with the stipulation, and did not fight hard to keep Warren in his home. Watch the above video interview to learn the details.

Warren really did not understand what was going on in the complex legal world of bankruptcy, and did not understand his rights. In addition to the diminished mental capacity that so often occurs in someone nearly 90 years old, Warren is also hard of hearing and needs an assistant to help him keep track of what is being said during hearings. Much of the time, he just does not understand what is going on.

And even if Warren was wrong in not disclosing the silver and gold coins, the just and proper way to handle it would have been, at most, to deny him the discharge and require him to use the coins to pay off his creditors. The trustee didn’t  have to pressure Warren into waiving his homestead exemption, by threatening to void it through an adversarial proceeding which would eat up the estate through legal fees and costs, and thus force him to sell his home and land. Forcing him off his land, and forcing him to exhume his wife’s body, in the last years of his life – kicking him homeless to the curb with his wife’s casket – is an egregious, unnecessary, gross act of tyranny and injustice, in our opinion.

This is a callous act of brutality, devoid of human compassion, devoid of all sense of proportionality, devoid of any sense of decency, charity, justice or well-deserved respect of an elder veteran – much more like something the brutal Imperial Japanese internment camp guards would have done to Warren if they could than what his own country should do to a winner of two Bronze Stars who risked all, in combat, for this nation.

Warren’s lawyer withdrew from his case last month, and he has been trying to find a new bankruptcy lawyer, but then Warren was hospitalized with what was thought to be kidney stones, but which has now been discovered to be advanced prostate cancer, which is spreading throughout his body. There was a hearing held this past Tuesday, June 12, 2012, on Trustee Christy Brandon’s motion to have Warren removed from his home.Warren had been flown to the VA Hospital in Helena, Montana last week and was still hospitalized on the 12th and could not attend the hearing. From his hospital bed, Warren sent in a pro se motion for a continuance, telling the court that he was hospitalized and could not attend the hearing. He asked the court to continue the hearing until after he was discharged from the hospital. Warren also informed the court that his friend Roxsanna Ryan (whom Warren gave power of attorney) had scheduled an appointment for him with a psychologist so a competency exam could be done, and that he intended to challenge the validity of the stipulation based on his a lack of capacity to understand what he was agreeing to.

But despite the well established fact that Mr. Bodeker was in the hospital, the trustee, Christy Brandon, opposed the motion to continue the hearing. And even after knowing that Warren Bodeker was in the hospital and that he was set to undergo a competency examination which could show that he lacked the capacity to enter into the stipulation, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, the Honorable Ralph B. Kirscher, denied Warren’s motion to continue the hearing and granted the Trustee’s motion for an order for Warren to vacate the property. The trustee, Christy Brandon,   then emailed Warren to tell him that she would be there at the home on Monday, June 18, 2012, accompanied by a Sheriff’s deputy, to kick him out of his home and have the locks changed.”

Read more and help here:

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2012/06/15/wwii-veteran-forced-out-of-home-and-forced-to-exhume-wifes-body-needs-your-help/

Thanks to commenter JayJay.

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24 responses to “World War II veteran Warren C. Bodeker being thrown off his land, Army Airborne combat veteran needs our help, Wife recently deceased, Bodeker prostate cancer

  1. “CAVUTO TO MsNBC: “LEAN FORWARD–BEND OVER!” YOU “CONDESCENDING, SANCTIMONIOUS, HORSES’ ASSES”

    Greg Hengler
    Posted at 5:27 PM ET, 6/20/2012

    “If they’re that egregious at lying on that issue, what else are they lying about?”

    “CAVUTO TO MsNBC: “LEAN FORWARD–BEND OVER!” YOU “CONDESCENDING, SANCTIMONIOUS, HORSES’ ASSES”

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/greghengler/2012/06/20/cavuto_to_msnbc_lean_forward_bend_over_you_condescending_sanctimonious_horses_asses

  2. citizenwells

    God bless Neil Cavuto.
    Satan bless MSNBC.

  3. Just In: Head of the Justice Department’s Eric Holder Found In Contempt! Oversight Committee rules in favor
    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Meeting-to-Consider-Attorney-General-Holder-Contempt-Citation/10737431716-1/

    The house oversight committee just passed it; surprisingly honestly.
    Goes to the full house vote; Good news.

  4. http://www.trunews.com/listen_now.htm

    Tuesday June 19, 2012

    Guest: Doug Hagmann

    Topic: Investigator Doug Hagmann discusses new information given to him recently by a high level Homeland Security source

    http://www.homelandsecurityus.com

  5. Jack Cashill:

    “OBAMA BIO FURTHER CONFUSES BIRTH ISSUE”

    “Spinning Maraniss’ revelations as favorably as they could, at least a few reviewers claimed that his book would at least put the birther issue to rest given his interviews with the health professionals attending the birth.

    In fact, the Maraniss book does quite the opposite. Although I remain agnostic about the where and when of Obama’s birth, Maraniss’ account makes me all the more suspicious of the official Obama narrative.

    As I wrote yesterday, Maraniss, like all other mainstream biographers, tells us not a single word about the life of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, in the six months leading up to Obama’s birth.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/obama-bio-further-confuses-birth-issue/

  6. bob strauss

    The Most Arrogant Man In The World

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/

  7. Jun 20, 2012

    “Maricopa County rejects funds for ‘birther’ probe”

    “PHOENIX (AP)

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors won’t accept private funds to offset nearly $10,000 spent to investigate President Barack Obama’s residency status.

    County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a deputy to Hawaii last month to verify Obama’s birth records.

    So-called “birthers” claim Obama is ineligible to hold the country’s highest elected office because they contend he was born in Kenya, his father’s homeland.

    Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama’s citizenship and verified Obama’s birth records to Arizona’s elections chief.

    The supervisors declined Wednesday to accept private funds to offset the trip’s cost, which include more than $3,500 in overtime payments.

    Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lisa Allen says the agency will try again to get the board to accept the donations covering more than $9,600 in expenses.”

    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/18836100/2012/06/20/group-protests-sheriff-joes-birther-investigation

  8. THANK YOU CW FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART

    I hope every American reads this story and get’s actively involved in helping this old soldier get his home back, where he can live and die in peace.

    At 89 years old, he doesn’t need this kind of swindle played out on him.

    A pox on the houses of Ms. Brandon and the judge who engineered this land grab.

    I hope this story goes viral and gets national attention which it so richly deserves.

    In the meantime, I ask that everyone who reads this story donate and help as much as you can to help Mr. Bodeker in his hour of need.

    If theres a God in heaven (and I believe there is) then he will look with favor on your actions to aid this deserving veteran.

    Please donate to his relief fund all you can. You can never find a better cause.

    Anyone who knows, or has contact with national media/radio please get this story to them. If deserves voicing over and over.

    Maybe if enough of us write or call Hannity, Fox, and Rush it will get covered.

    God Bless you Mr. Brodeker, and Thank You Sir for your service !.

  9. “COUNTY REFUSES FUNDS FOR SHERIFF JOE’S OBAMA PROBE”

    “In a move described by Sheriff Joe Arpaio as political payback, the Maricopa County, Ariz., Board of Supervisors today rejected a $5,000 reimbursement from the sheriff’s volunteer Cold Case Posse for expenses incurred on a trip to Hawaii to investigate Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility.

    “It’s sad that they use these politics to reject money,” Arpaio told WND. “I made the promise when I launched the investigation to do everything I can to not use taxpayer money.”

    He confirmed his Cold Case Posse team would not be deterred by any disagreement over a donation, however.

    “If they want to know what’s going on, there’s a press conference in three or four weeks,” he said.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/county-refuses-funds-for-sheriff-joes-obama-probe/

  10. ~~~The trustee, Christy Brandon, then emailed Warren to tell him that she would be there at the home on Monday, June 18, 2012, accompanied by a Sheriff’s deputy, to kick him out of his home and have the locks changed.”~~~

    One question…did the deputy follow through?
    Sad sack of chit if (s)he did.

  11. Isn’t our God a mighty force?? I’m thinking He allowed this hero to live 5 years, and possibly some of that time with this disease prostrate cancer, so he could care for his beloved here on earth until she was in His arms.

  12. I have been through this sort of thing twice in my lifetime,and I can tell you that somebody is LYING LIKE HELL. If he has a competent person or friend who he can trust he should immediately place himself and his property in a GUARDIANSHIP. They cannot legally take the property unless the guardianship approves of it. There is something underlying all of this and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the probability that somebody has learned that the property is setting squarely over OIL BEARING SHALE. If he filed bankruptcy then he must have had a mortgage against the property and the property was collateral. I seriously doubt that if the property was PAID for that the bankruptcy court would not have done anything like this. If he still had a balance due on the property all he had to do was REAFFIRM the mortgage before he filed for the bankruptcy. If he was forced to file for bankruptcy because of being ill his personal rep has really failed him. None of the crap that is being perpetrated should have ever been done by a bankruptcy court. He has a right to be heard. He needs a diligent attorney who is fully experienced in such matters. However I would be willing to bet that this is happening because there is OIL directly below his property. Montana lies over part of the Bakken oil field which potentially holds more oil than Saudi Arabia. It extends under several of our Western states, and Into Canada. There is a potential for BILLIONS of dollars to be made from the Bakken. I think that there is a hell of a lot that has yet to be told involving this story, which would have a direct bearing on such a matter. All I am saying is that something is really wrong in this one. The part about having to exhume a body doesn’t sound KOSHER either. Just LOOK before you leap. You should be able to research nearly all of it online. The Montana courts are also searchable .The action would involve public records as well. Just exactly what is the alleged trustee a TRUSTEE of? If the TRUSTEE is acting against him then the trustee is in violation of the law. LEGALLY placed TRUSTEES do NOT ACT IN THIS MANNER. If you have questions just call up a bank that has a TRUST DEPARTMENT,and a TRUST OFFICER, and lay this story on him/her,and LEARN. In adition SINCE when is personal bankruptcy a FEDERAL Matter? This is all BULLSHI#.

  13. Personal bankruptcy is a matter which would normally be heard in a Superior Court at State Level, not at Federal level. Again something is RADICALLY wrong with this story.

  14. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  15. Truthbetold11

    The occupier of the white house is showing his true colors. Fast and furious will be his wategate

  16. Typical liberal outcome:

    Obama’s election-year immigration move could create logistical nightmare

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/21/obamas-election-year-immigration-move-could-create-logistical-nightmare/#ixzz1yQpBIV9K

    Just wondering why no other ethnic group has come forward demanding the same treatment for all those waiting to enter the country legally….should they just sneak in and then be declared OK to stay and even get help finding jobs in such a climate where actual citizens are still looking? Why all this attention and consideration for only one group?? There are plenty trying to get in for other than economic reasons….why don’t they come first?

  17. June 21, 2012
    Elena Kagan: The ObamaCare Recusal That Wasn’t
    By Tom Thurlow

    When the U.S. Supreme Court releases its decision on the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Justice Elena Kagan will cast a vote that should not have been counted. The relevant rule requires that Supreme Court justices recuse themselves if in their previous capacity they served as “counselor or advisor” concerning a current matter before the Court, or if there is anything about the proceeding by which the justice’s impartiality can reasonably be called into question.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/elena_kagan_the_obamacare_recusal_that_wasnt.html#ixzz1yQroUcyH

  18. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I’m wondering what Mr Bodeker did between 1945 and present?

    Not sure why this wasn’t covered?

    The interview did state that he had been on the property for 10 years, and that he has at least one daughter, and a “step son” (I loved when he called him the “problem child”), from a previous marriage.

    Anyway, my heart goes out to him.

    He deserves better than this in his senior years.

  19. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Just sitting here thinking about how Obama ran on “Hope and Change” and how he was going to have the most “transparent” Administration in history, and then almost every evening you hear someone in this Administration stating something to the affect of “Well I am only doing what was done in the previous Administration”.

    Same ole, same ole in my opinion.

    Obama is Jimmy Carter times ten.

    And like Carter, Obama will go down in history as one of the 5 worst Presidents.

    Except Carter will be ABOVE him.

  20. ~~~The relevant rule requires that Supreme Court justices recuse themselves~~~
    I’m quite sure that was ‘another’ world, ‘another’ time.

  21. CW……………..You need to get on the Elena Kagan CRAP hot and heavy. She was also involved early into the Obamacare legal manipulations. We need the actual document to publish on CW blog. We also need the court documents which show her involved in Soetoro’s defense against the various civil actions.

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