Army 'birther' jailed at Leavenworth: Supporters rally around doctor who challenged Obama's eligibility

Posted: December 20, 20109:21 pm Eastern

By Brian Fitzpatrick © 2010 WorldNetDaily

Even as Dr. Terrence Lakin was being processed at the Fort Leavenworth military prison Monday morning, well-wishers were bombarding Army authorities with requests for clemency.

According to Margaret Hemenway, spokesman for the American Patriot Foundation, the Army command in the Washington, D.C. area received "about 300 calls" by 12:30 Monday asking Maj. Gen. Karl Horst to set Lakin free.

As the commanding general in the Washington, D.C. area, Horst is the "Convening Authority" over the former lieutenant colonel's court martial. The convening authority must approve court-martial sentences. Horst has the authority to accept or reduce the sentence handed down by Lakin's court martial panel, or to order Lakin released.

Hemenway told WND that APF, the organization that created the "safeguardourconstitution" website to support Lakin during his legal battle with the Army, is launching a new effort called "Operation Free Dr. Lakin."

"We're encouraging people to call, write, email and fax Maj. Gen. Horst," said Hemenway. "We are asking people to send letters and cards to support Terry," Hemenway added.

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