The Daily Weekly reports on a Fort Lewis Soldier convicted in civilian court of murder. The piece that caught my eye was this:
Since the start of the war in Iraq in 2003, there have been at least a dozen slayings on Western Washington soil alone involving active troops or veterans of Iraq. The body count includes seven wives, a girlfriend, and one child; six other children have lost one or both parents to death or imprisonment. Most gruesome was the double slaying by an attractive Fort Lewis soldier, Spc. Ivette Davila, 22, who shot, killed and then poured acid on the faces of Timothy Miller, 27, and Randi Miller, 25, a military couple stationed at the fort, then kidnapped their child.
Surprise U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene frequently mentions his 13 years of military service, but records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show that the veteran who has called himself an “American hero” was considered a lackluster service member at best.
The Post & Courier has this report:
Alvin Greene dismissed highly critical assessments of his military service today, calling his supervisors in the Air Force and Army “ridiculous.”
Greene, who The Post and Courier reached by phone at his Manning home, said he was passed over for promotions in the military and ultimately discharged involuntarily, but honorably, due to discrimination.
“Those folks are ridiculous and yes and they only promote the terrorists and the communists and I haven’t gotten a promotion since I graduated from college and that’s just what I’m saying,” Greene said. “This is why we need to have things done differently. This is why we need to overhaul the military. We need get rid of these folks.”
And here is a link to the records themselves.
A Minnesota naval officer and his Samoan wife and sister-in-law have been accused of extorting $185,000 from family members by telling them they would be killed by the Samoan mafia if they didn’t pay his debts.
A 21-year-old soldier was indicted Thursday on charges he fatally shot his wife and infant daughter in their Anchorage apartment soon after he returned from Afghanistan.
Attempts to determine who is representing Lynch were unsuccessful Thursday. Army spokesman Chuck Canterbury at Fort Richardson said Lynch has two attorneys — one a private lawyer, the other provided by the military — but he didn’t know their names.