CDR Bitterman has commanded several Coast Guard High Endurance Law Enforcement Vessels. He also served with the Law Enforcement Team 8-G in Galveston, Texas, and in the Coast Guard’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He was the Coast Guard’s Police Attaché in Bogota, Colombia.
For most of us, Colombia is just a place where bad things happen, and we hope it never reaches our neighborhood. We immediately associate it with Drugs, massacres, and political corruption. We think that Colombia supplies most of the cocaine and heroin that comes into the USA, but unless you are a part of the Hollywood Elites you cannot afford it.
Much of what we know about Colombia and the Drug Cartels comes from the movies. We are entertained by violence associated with the drug law enforcement efforts and the War on Drugs. We assume that Colombia has a Culture of Violence. We hope and pray that it never migrates North to the United States. We want to contain it there. So, we are happy to send people like CDR Bitterman to Colombia to contain it and to assure us that it will never make it to our Country.
We are happy to have men like CDR John Bitterman on the Wall that separates us from the horrors of the War on Drugs. He did his duty. He saved us for the unspeakable horrors of narco-trafficing violence; now he is asking us to help save his 28 year old career.
Truth and Equity are on his side. But, he needs more than that. He needs every right-thinking American who believes in Justice and Fairness to champion his cause. He needs you to read this book. It tells his story. Then, he needs you to get involved. Call or write your Representative in Washington. Ask them to put pressure of the U S Coast Guard to correct the wrong done to CDR Bitterman. Demand that they review and reconsider his case, correct the Record. Act in accordance with our Core Values, make America great again.