Thursday, 4:30 PM
Statement of Glenn Marshall, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
(Globe file photo)
"I am proud of my service in the Vietnam War and stand by the service I provided for my country during that horrific period of history. Like others who were part of the war, the years that followed my service are not something I'm proud of. I am proud of the rehabilitation and turnaround in my life following those years, and am proud of what the Tribe has accomplished. I am sorry to have distorted my record and to allow it to stand uncorrected.
"Like a lot of veterans from that era, I realize I have my own demons that I need to deal with. I have asked the vice chairman of the Tribe, Shawn Hendricks, to assume my day-to-day responsibilities so I can properly deal with the mental and physical issues I'm facing."