RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal ex-U.S. Army Sgt. Ronald Logan as the brave source of the images of war crime exclusively published on Radar.
“When I saw the images for the first time, they made me sick to my stomach,” said Logan, 48, who told Radar he stumbled on the photos after superior officers ordered him to scrub his fellow servicemen’s laptops for inappropriate or incriminating content.
Defying those orders, Logan kept the images, he said.
Then, after the memories haunted him for close to 15 years, he decided to step forward from the shadows and provide them to Radar.
Unloading a hard drive containing 231 photos, Logan also delivered 24 official U.S. Army documents to support his version of events.
Logan said rumors flew around his unit of U.S. soldiers committing atrocities and desecrating enemy dead. His commanding officers ordered him to scrub unit member laptops for fear of a scandal.
Suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, the haunted soldier attempted suicide in October 2013.
In a note, he asked his wife to destroy the hard drive containing the war crime images. But paramedics saved his life — and, as it happened, the images, too. They gave him purpose.
Then he found purpose, writing to the White House to blow the whistle on the vile crimes that haunted him. His pleas were ignored.
But as his accusations assuredly swirled behind the scenes, the Army slapped Logan with charges of sexual misconduct — and provided itself cover from any explosive allegations concerning war dead.
Documents provided to Radar confirm Logan was accused of attempted rape in 2015.
A court-martial resulted in his demotion to private.
But his superiors still wanted him out of the service. Following the first charge, he was hit with another claim of “misconduct” and discharged “under other than honorable conditions.”
Now abandoned by the Army, and feeling a sense of duty to his country, Logan wants to make sure what he endured doesn’t happen to anyone else.
“I’ve been keeping this secret for so long,” he told Radar. “It was eating me up inside.”