Maj. Joseph Lovelace called public attention to severely dilapidated conditions at Camp Roberts, an Army post near Paso Robles, where sewage bubbled up from showers, old buildings decayed and materials bought for repairs were left out in the open until they, too, deteriorated. He now believes he was punished by the California National Guard for talking to The Sacramento Bee for stories published in 2011. Nathaniel Levine nlevine@sacbee.com
Maj. Joseph Lovelace called public attention to severely dilapidated conditions at Camp Roberts, an Army post near Paso Robles, where sewage bubbled up from showers, old buildings decayed and materials bought for repairs were left out in the open until they, too, deteriorated. He now believes he was punished by the California National Guard for talking to The Sacramento Bee for stories published in 2011. Nathaniel Levine nlevine@sacbee.com

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March 27, 2017 12:01 AM

National Guard whistleblower says he was forced to retire for exposing misconduct

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