In one view, echoed online by thousands of angry supporters, the risqué aspect of Capt. Owen Honors’ videos simply reflected shipboard life and were funny escapes from the often-tedious routine of deployment; offended crew members of the carrier Enterprise could simply look away. Honors was an excellent leader, they say, and became the victim of political correctness gone amok.
Others, including several former commanding officers who spoke with Navy Times, largely disagree. Honors should have realized how far he’d climbed out on a limb, regardless of whether those videos would be viewed outside the ship.
The Army has filed charges against a Fort Wainwright soldier held in connection with his wife’s death since Sunday. The commander of Spc. Aaron M. Rentfrow, 30, referred charges of murder and kidnapping to a military judge late Thursday, U.S. Army Alaska spokesman Maj. Bill Coppernoll said.
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A pretrial hearing for Spc. Neftaly Platero, the 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting and killing two fellow soldiers and wounding a third, has been set for March 14, according to several e-mails sent by U.S. Forces Iraq press desk officers.
Platero is accused of killing Spc. John Carrillo Jr., 20, of Stockton, Calif., and Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan, 26, of Watertown, Conn., on Sept. 23 in Fallujah, Iraq. He is also accused of shooting and wounding a third soldier whose name has not been released by the Defense Department. Previous media reports allege the shooting followed a verbal altercation.
Carillo and Noonan were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Bri-
gade Combat Team, 3rd ID. The 4th brigade deployed to Iraq in July.
Platero is currently being held at the Camp Arifjan Theater Field Confinement Facility in Kuwait.
It doesn’t happen often, but Army Times reports:
A jury on Friday acquitted a former military translator of secretly working as an Iraqi agent in the U.S. but convicted him of making false statements when he sought a security clearance.