January 16, 2011 8:59 AM

Decorated U.S. vet bitter over feds' Laotian coup charges

The U.S. government, whose uniform Lt. Col. Harrison Jack wore proudly for 30 years, branded him a terrorist, charging him and 11 other defendants with plotting the violent overthrow of communist Laos. If convicted, the West Point graduate would have spent the rest of his life in prison. Dismissal of the charges doesn't make him feel any better.

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