Mea Culpa

My name is Micah Wright and I've been lying to you. I was never an Army Ranger.  I never served a day in a Ranger Regiment.  I never went to Ranger School.  The closest I ever got was Army ROTC.

I'm sick of lying to my friends, to employers, to my fans, to myself. I've lied to so many people that it's made me physically ill. I haven’t had a good night's sleep in years and I’ve nearly given myself an ulcer.  It has all become too much.

It ends here.

I'm not a Ranger, I was never a Ranger and I'm sorry for ever saying that I was. I lied, and I apologize for that from the bottom of my heart.

I apologize to everyone who I have hurt with my dishonesty; to the people I've put in the position of spreading my lie, those I've mislead, and those whose credibility I've helped corrode. I also apologize to every real Ranger and to every Ranger's family.

Like most lies, this one started off small and rapidly spiraled out of control. I never could have imagined that it would grow to eventually consume every facet of my life. This lie has weighed on my heart and on my mind for two full years now, slowly crushing my spirits, contaminating my friendships, and threatening to destroy everything about me.  

I'm well shed of it now.  I just hope that others can find it in their hearts to forgive me.

May 8, 2004

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