On 15 August 1944, 2LT Homey and the 36th Infantry Division landed in southern France as part of Operation Dragoon.
Under cross-examination, 2LT Homey further explained that the cooks, bakers, ammunition handlers, and orderlies that he had been ordered to lead into combat were so unqualified that he "would jeopardize their lives if I took them on a patrol of that nature.
The fluid tactical situation meant that it was not until 10 September 1944 that LTC Bird preferred a single charge of misbehavior before the enemy against 2LT Homey.
17) But, the panel nevertheless believed that 2LT Homey could "be rehabilitated" and could "be of value to the Service.
Shortly thereafter, Homey was shipped to Oran, Algeria, where he was confined in the Army's Disciplinary Training Center located there.
Shortly thereafter, "General Prisoner" Homey left Algeria and was confined at the U.
Homey's fortunes did change somewhat in January 1946 when, as part of a comprehensive decision by the Army to reduce the sentences of certain categories of prisoners, Homey received additional clemency "by direction of the President.
Homey began a lengthy struggle to clear his military record.
Unwilling to surrender to the Army's legal bureaucracy, Homey wrote to the Secretary of the Army on 29 May 1951, complaining that he "was brought to trial by an IMCOMPETENT, tried and convicted by an illegal, unfair and unjust courts-martial [sic] on foreign soil.
On 1 March 1967, the ever-persistent Homey filed yet another application with the ABCMR.
As to UCI generally, however, Homey learned from the trial counsel who had prosecuted him, then CPT John M.
Having failed once more to get relief from the Army, Homey now took his campaign into the courts.
Solf, then Chief, Military Justice Division, Office of The Judge Advocate General, examined the legal issues raised by Homey in his latest application.