Robert Marasco

Name ID

International name ID isn’t always a benefit to a candidate. In June 1971, Republican primary voters rejected the candidacy of Robert F. Marasco, a 29-year-old retired Green Beret who was seeking a seat on the Bloomfield Township Council.

Two years earlier, Marasco made international headlines when the Army Captain was accused of summarily executing a Vietnamese operative he suspected of being a double agent while working for Marasco’s special forces unit in Laos. When the incident became news back in the United States, the U.S. Government prosecuted Marasco (who pulled the trigger) and five other Green Berets. Marasco’s lawyer was famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey.

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Morning Digest: April 24, 2014

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