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Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):

Crime & Law, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans


1800 Diaganol Road Suite: 600 Alexandria VA 22314 USA


DEFENDING OUR DEFENDERS _____For over 12 years, UAP has been facilitating legal and transitional support for our Nation’s Warriors who have been wrongfully accused or convicted of “war crimes” or who have faced Courts Martial which have been improperly impacted by undue command influence. _____UAP funds our Nation's Warriors ability to receive: _____***The best legal defense; _____***Stipends while incarcerated to help with family needs, books, stamps, magazine subscriptions, education when VA benefits are lost, etc...; _____***Visitation from loved ones while incarcerated; and _____***Transition assistance to include PTSD treatment, counseling, employment assistance, health care, legal support, etc...


Below is a partial list of some of the value UAP has added in support our Nation’s Servicemen. None of the following would have been possible without UAP support via the Warrior Fund. _____***1. 1STLT BLAIR (NOT GUILTY): After some of the most intense combat in Afghanistan in 2010, First Lieutenant Shawn Blair was wrongly accused of 2 specifications of attempted murder, aggravated assaults, and other lesser offenses. With UAP’s support, Blair was found not guilty of murder and assault. _____***2. GYSGT HOGAN, SSGT FAGAN, AND MARLOW (CHARGES DISMISSED): Gunnery Sergeant Tim Hogan, Staff Sergeant Trey Fagan, and Mr. Michael Marlow – all part of U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) – were suspected of murdering a Taliban man. UAP provided support for the charges to be dismissed. _____***3. SSGT WUTERICH (CHARGES DISMISSED): Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich was the primary accused in the so-called “Haditha Massacre.” This was an extremely complex case which lasted six years. UAP provided continuous support for Wuterich to keep all of his civilian attorneys and enlist a graphic arts expert who made trial exhibits (animations and illustrations) which ultimately led to all homicide charges being dismissed at trial. _____***4. CPL SERNA (CHARGES DISMISSED): Corporal Jonny Serna and two other Marines were charged with murder of two Taliban combatants in Afghanistan. UAP provided support for three civilian defense attorneys to represent the accused and work together through the charged period. Charges against all three were dismissed. _____***5. SPC WAGNON (CHARGES DISMISSED): Specialist Michael Wagnon was charged with premeditated murder for the shooting death of an Afghan man. UAP provided support for Wagnon to have civilian counsel throughout the lengthy process and payed for experts and other unusual expenses during key pretrial motions. Murder charges were dismissed by the government just before trial. _____***6. SGT HUTCHINS (CASE OVERTURNED): Sergeant Larry Hutchins the squad leader in the “Hamdania War Crimes” case who was charged with premeditated murder. Hutchins was convicted and sentenced to 15 years. UAP provided support after the conviction which ensured a successful appeal and the case was overturned. On retrial, Hutchins was given time served and served no additional confinement time._____***7. SGT WILLIAMS (SENTENCE REDUCED): Sergeant Michael Williams was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years confinement. UAP provided support for a civilian attorney to represent Williams for the clemency and parole process. Michael was released after serving 10 years.

Target demographics:

Soldiers, Sailor, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines who have been wrongfully accused or convicted of “War Crimes” or who have faced Courts Martial which have been improperly impacted by undue command influence.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Dozens of our Nation's Warriors who have gone in harm's way on our behalf

Geographic areas served:

The United States


The "Warrior Fund," UAP funds our Nation's Warriors ability to receive: ***The best legal defense; ***Stipends while incarcerated to help with family needs, books, stamps, magazine subscriptions, education when VA benefits are lost, etc...; ***Visitation from loved ones while incarcerated; and ***Transition assistance to include PTSD treatment, counseling, employment assistance, health care, legal support, etc...

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

14 people found this review helpful

I donate $10,000 a year to UAP and have done so for the past several years. Two years ago, I accepted an invitation to serve as a Member of UAPs Board. As such, I am intimately familiar with the ethical and thoughtful manner in which UAP grants benefits and manages expenses in support of our service member.

Defending the Defenders

The mission says it all. United American Patriots provides legal services for those service members in trouble while in active combat. I have volunteered at this organization for over four years and have watched it grow each year in terms of revenue and benefits provided to our soldiers. It is very disappointing how one uninformed reviewer can provide a review that is inaccurate and false. Under new management this charity will be relocating to our nation's capital and will continue to be the nation's resource in understanding the rules of war versus the rule of law. Please do you due diligence and see how well organized and managed this business truly is.

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I am honored to support an organization dedicated to defending our warriors. Those who selflessly put their lives in harms way to protect the liberties and freedoms of my family and me, even though they don’t know me. My son has known from an early age to respect the great American flag and what it represents and he thanks each service member he encounters.

Last year, I first learned of United American Patriots when I decided to reactivate my Twitter and Instagram accounts to support CPO Gallagher as he faces an unfair Military Justice System. I was amazed to learn that UAP was supporting so many warriors who either had been unfairly tried and convicted or are in the process of being Court Martialed in the Military Justice System. Since I learned about UAP, I have become a supporter of Major Matthew Golsteyn and 1Lt Clint Lorance.

The commitment of Lt Col David (Bull) Gurfein (retired) and the UAP staff to these warriors and their families is inspiring. They are true Patriots and make me want to fight for these warriors every day! I will continue to support Major Golsteyn, Lt Lorance, other warriors, and United American Patriots! Thank you.

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I have supported UAP and individual warriors who have been wrongfully incarcerated, for many years. The warriors and families are enthusiastic about UAP. I appreciate how UAP gives us updates on the warriors, as they apply for parole and pardons. They also tell supporters specific ways to help, with letters to our Congressman and The President. God bless UAP, the warriors and their families.

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United American Patriots is a great organization! They do things for our service members that no one else does. I personally know one Marine and two Army soldiers who have received support from UAP. If it wasn't for UAP, they would all be in prison now. I can't say enough good things about UAP. And they keep supporting those who fight for the rest of us Americans. I know that UAP just had a major change in leadership. I haven't met the new President but from what I have seen, this organization is better than ever! A lot of people and groups say they "support the troops" but UAP really does it by supporting our warriors, who are charged with crimes in combat. I will keep donating as long as our combat troops get falsely accused. Go UAP!!!

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United American Patriots serves in one of the most unknown and forgotten areas of our country - UAP takes care of those military members who had the courage to put on the uniform and go into combat to protect our people, only to be court-martialed for violating rules of engagement or being too rough on enemy detainees.

Not too many people realize that since 2001, when we entered our current wars, an increasing number of honorable and well-intentioned fighting personnel have served literally at the tip of the spear of American foreign and national security policy, only to be jammed up and court-martialed as murderers by senior military officers who place their own career trajectory above protecting their warfighters who are Monday Morning Quarterbacked by efforts to placate host-nation leaders, left-leaning media, and politicians who only know warfare as an academic exercise rather than real flesh and blood.

An example, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals found that Clint Lorance changed the rules of engagement on his own to authorize his paratroopers to engage motorcycles on site. The problem: the jury found Clint Lorance not guilty of that offense. Then, senior Army legal officials and the Secretary of the Army's designee approved Clint Lorance's trial as correct in law and fact. This is probably because Brigadier General Joseph Berger, the Chief Judge of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, stated in public in March 2018 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, that Lorance was a "bad apple," likened Lorance to 1lT Calley of the My Lai massacre, and informed the audience that Lorance changed the rules of engagement when the jury found that he did not.

This is a perfect example of senior military and politically-appointed leaders serving their own career rather than having the moral courage to do the right thing and protect and defend their junior warfighters - to at least ensure they receive a trial of all the facts and an appeal which does not turn an acquittal into a conviction.

Without UAP, none of this would have come to light. And, there is lots more UAP has done not only for Lorance and his family, but also for dozens of others.

Most recently, one 101st ABN soldier who was convicted of shooting an enemy prisoner in the back, killing him, and served 10 years confinement, received many UAP-funded benefits upon his release. These include new business clothing, a job, significant health care, assistance with rent, securing a place to live, assistance with transportation costs, and round-trip travel and tuition for PTSD and professional emotional and psychological treatments.

I am not aware of any other organization that would provide such critical assistance to those who have served in harm's way.

And, I understand that new executive leadership have a long track record of business successes, not only as a liaison on Capitol Hill for the Marine Corps, a Harvard MBA, business sucesses in private commercial consulting, but also during combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and points across the globe. The new CEO's Operations Manager is a seasoned non-profit professional as well.

Briefly researching the Board of Directors shows that among them, as former active duty military officers, they have served not only in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also the Pentagon, Iceland, Okinawa, Germany, the Balkans, Kuwait, Panama, Haiti, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Japan, as well as installations across the United States.

If you think Leavenworth casts a long shadow over how our fighting men and women have to comport themselves, UAP is the organization you might want to consider sponsoring. They have achieved solid results for an underserved but important population, not only in legal victories, but also in putting the pieces back to together after combat, investigation, court-martial, confinement, and return to meaningful and productive places in civilian society.

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