He actually blames Ronald Reagan for being a lowlife chicken-sh*t and deserter.
28 years after deserting the U.S. Air Force, a serviceman believed dead has stunned his family by contacting them from where has been living, as a fugitive, in Sweden.
Now aged 47, David Hemler vanished in 1984 while serving at a base in Germany, fleeing the country without a trace.
The conservative-raised airman hitchhiked through Denmark to Sweden after getting involved with a pacifist church – and a girl.
He felt in awe of the ‘fantasy world’ of Germany, its people ‘very involved in peace movements’ and became disillusioned with the policies of former President Ronald Reagan.
I’m sure there are plenty of folks in the military disillusioned with the current commader-in-chief, but we don’t see them deserting now, do we?
Hemler planned on staying in Sweden for a week or so, but ended up marrying a woman from Thailand and settling down under an assumed name.Together they have borne three children and he works for a Swedish government agency, local newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported. He is registered in Sweden as a citizen of an unknown country who was born in Zurich, keeping his true identity a secret from his new family.
Hemler became one of the U.S. Air Force’s eight most wanted fugitives and had expected at any time to be arrested by military police with both Interpol and Europol looking for him.
A grainy picture of his 21-year-old self was posted on the website of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigation, as well as an age-enhanced photo guessing at his 47-year-old looks.