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California Briefing / El Cajon

Discharge given to Army deserter

February 22, 2009|Tony Perry

A 37-year-old woman who deserted from the Army in 1999 has been given an administrative discharge, officials said Saturday.

Giselle Flynn, a local bus driver, was arrested Feb. 14 on a desertion warrant and jailed for several days before being sent to Ft. Sill, Okla. Her attorney, Jeremiah Sullivan, said Army officials agreed to expedite the paperwork so she could return to her family.

Flynn came home in 1999 to be with a sick child. After going AWOL, she tried twice to turn herself in to Navy officials in San Diego but was rebuffed.

The desertion warrant came to the attention of El Cajon police after a routine computer check. Still to be determined is whether the discharge will be classified as general or other-than-honorable.

-- Tony Perry

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