Articles Tagged with fort stewart

This is the 12th day that APF, LTC Lakin’s support site, has failed to post the military judge’s findings and conclusions, and advertises as “Breaking News,”  “Judge to Rules (sic) . . ..”

SFExaminer.com reports:

A Fort Stewart soldier charged with killing two members of his Army unit in 2008 is due back in court for a hearing on whether the military should pay for his defense team to travel to Iraq. . . . to interview Iraqi witnesses and investigated the crime scene.

North Country Times and Marine Corps Times report:

[T]he trial for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich was delayed until Nov. 1 because a key prosecution witness, a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent, had a bad accident and is recovering from surgery.

Air Force Times reports:

Savannahnow.com reports that:

Attorneys for a 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting two non-commissioned officers while all three men were deployed to Iraq in 2008 are asking a military judge to drop capital charges in a pending court-martial.

They claim two aggravating circumstances surrounding the incident were not properly listed on the suspect’s initial charge sheet.  [They] also asked Military Judge Col. Tara Osborn for five peremptory challenges against potential jury members in the capital court-martial proceedings.

Here at truthout is a different perspective on the rapper case.

According to Jeff Paterson of Courage to Resist, an Oakland-based organization dedicated to supporting military objectors like Hall, he was not jailed for the song, but was instead jailed "in retaliation for his formal complaint of inadequate mental health services available to him at Fort Stewart. The Army used an angry song that Spc. Hall, a combat veteran of the Iraq War suffering from post-traumatic stress, had produced criticizing the stop-loss policy as the pretext."

What put the 34-year-old New York City native in the brig were, according to Paterson, Hall’s persistent assertions of inadequate mental health care that culminated in a December 7 complaint to the Army Investigator General. Just five days after that, Hall was charged with violating "good order and discipline" at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and was shipped out of the country for a court martial in Kuwait.