A Stryker soldier who pleaded guilty to murdering three Afghan civilians last year once sought help in getting a new Army assignment from a family friend – former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Spc. Jeremy Morlock grew up in Palin’s hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. Their families have been reported to be friendly with each other in the past.
An Alaska blogger scouring a trove of Palin’s emails spotted Morlock’s August 2007 plea for assistance in leaving his unit at Fort Lewis for an assignment closer to home. Morlock’s father had just died and he was …