The Pipe Hitter Foundation is incredibly proud to assist Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller, a Marine who had the courage to demand accountability from his leadership in the wake of a disastrous exit from Afghanistan that lead to the death of 13 of his fellow service members.
LtCol Scheller is an infantry officer with an exemplary career of five combat deployments and multiple senior awards including a Bronze Star, Army Commendation with “V” for Valor, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Navy Commendations. With 17 years in the Corps, Stu was just a few years away from retirement with a pension and benefits awaiting him, but none of that mattered more than doing what is right – demanding accountability.
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the officer who went viral for blasting the military’s leadership amid the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, has been sent to the brig, according to a report.
“All our son did is ask the questions that everybody was asking themselves, but they were too scared to speak out loud,” Scheller’s father, Stu Scheller Sr., told Task & Purpose. “He was asking for accountability. In fact, I think he even asked for an apology that we made mistakes, but they couldn’t do that, which is mind-blowing.”
LtCol Scheller took to social media and recorded a video titled: “To the American Leadership” to send a message to his senior leaders that it isn’t just lower-level officers and enlisted who need to take responsibility for their mistakes. In that video, Scheller states, “What you believe in can only be defined by what you are willing to risk.” That day, Stu risked everything to stand up for what he believes. LtCol Scheller stated in his first video that he was willing to lose his job, his retirement, and his family’s stability to stand for accountability. And he did lose all three of those things.
Pipe Hitter Foundation stands with LtCol Stuart Scheller and his family #StandwithStu. Stu is exactly the type of Marine we need at this moment in time – to push back against the national security structure that has a long-demonstrated track record of inefficiencies, corruption, and failure.
PHF IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SCHELLER FAMILY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR:
- Transition out of the Military for Stu and his family.
- Possible relocation
- Possible Loss of Military Benefits & Retirement
- Family Support during this difficult time for his wife and 3 children.
- And mounting Legal Expenses
Why Stu Chose PHF:
I gravitated towards PHF because in their mission it states, “defending the rights and freedoms of our men and women in uniform – the same rights and freedoms they risk their lives to uphold.” This message is clearly in line with my life’s current path. A partnership with this organization was an easy choice.
Donate now and #StandwithStu