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Soldier's Suicide Involved
2 Helicopter Crashes
Jun 29, 2023 8:28 AM CDT
Soldier's Suicide Involved 2 Helicopter Crashes
Report reveals tragedy at Georgia's Fort Stewart as Army adjusts its mental health care
- An Army officer crashed a Black Hawk helicopter in an attempt to kill himself but, failing to do so, ran to a second helicopter, which he subsequently launched and fatally crashed. That's according to a redacted investigation report released Wednesday, more than a year after the March 2022 incident...
Taiwan Soldier Vanished During
Roll Call. He Just Reemerged
Mar 13, 2023 10:25 AM CDT
Taiwan Soldier Vanished During Roll Call. He Just Reemerged
Missing soldier turns up on Chinese mainland; it's still unclear if he's a deserter
- During roll call on Thursday on the island of Erdan, located just a few miles off of China's coast, a Taiwanese soldier was reported missing. Now, he's apparently reemerged, and not on Erdan, part of the Taiwan-run Kinmen islands in the Taiwan Strait. "It has been confirmed...
Ukrainian Soldier's Case 'Will
Go Down in Medical Textbooks'
in case you missed it
Jan 15, 2023 3:55 PM CST
Ukrainian Soldier's Case 'Will Go Down in Medical Textbooks'
Unexploded grenade successfully removed from soldier's chest, military says
- Imagine living with an unexploded grenade, at risk of going off at any moment, lodged just below your heart. That was the reality for a Ukrainian soldier until recently. Doctors succeeded in removing the explosive from the chest of the man in his late 20s during surgery overseen by soldiers,...
He Died in 1984 Avalanche.
His Body Was Just Found
Aug 16, 2022 10:20 AM CDT
He Died in 1984 Avalanche. His Body Was Just Found
Body of Indian soldier Chandrashekhar Harbola found in ruined shelter on Siachen Glacier
- An Indian soldier who disappeared in an avalanche in the Himalayas almost 40 yers ago will finally be laid to rest. The body of Chandrashekhar Harbola was discovered Saturday on the Siachen Glacier along the India-Pakistan border, a disputed area the two countries have been fighting to control since 1984....
Unknown Soldier Is
Unknown No More
Jun 22, 2022 1:01 PM CDT
Unknown Soldier Is Unknown No More
British soldier who died in WWI is identified via DNA as 2nd Lt. Osmund Bartle Wordsworth
- For more than a century, the British soldier lay in an anonymous grave, one of so many unidentified victims buried beneath the killing fields of World War I. But now, his headstone finally bears a name: 2nd Lt. Osmund Bartle Wordsworth—a great-great-nephew of English poet William Wordsworth—who was...
Russian Soldier, 21, Thrown in
Prison for Life for War Crime
May 23, 2022 6:36 AM CDT
Russian Soldier, 21, Thrown in Prison for Life for War Crime
Vadim Shishimarin says he was following orders to kill 62-year-old Ukrainian, asks widow to forgive him
- In a big first in the ongoing war in Ukraine, a Russian soldier has been convicted of a war crime and sentenced to life behind bars. The
reports that 21-year-old Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin heard his fate Monday for a crime committed on Feb. 28, just days after the...
'I've Never Heard of Someone
Flying Into a Home Before'
May 14, 2022 8:30 AM CDT
'I've Never Heard of Someone Flying Into a Home Before'
2 Fort Bragg paratroopers crash in NC after missing drop zone; one critically injured
- A training exercise for two Special Forces paratroopers went awry this week, sending them both into a North Carolina residential area instead of their intended drop zone 8 miles away. One of the paratroopers crashed into the roof of a Raeford home, in Hoke County, while the other landed in...
Soldier Killed by Bear in
Alaska Came Upon Its Den
May 13, 2022 1:45 AM CDT
Soldier Killed by Bear in Alaska Came Upon Its Den
Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant had been at the base since July
- A soldier who had served a combat deployment in Afghanistan was fatally mauled by a bear in Alaska Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant served with the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The 30-year-old was prepping for land-based navigation exercises in a...
1945 Letter Finally Delivered:
'It's Like He Came Back to Me'
Jan 7, 2022 10:04 AM CST
1945 Letter Finally Delivered: 'It's Like He Came Back to Me'
John Gonsalves' widow received letter intended for late husband's mother
- A letter sent from a US soldier stationed in Germany to his mother in Massachusetts has been delivered 76 years after it was sent, per the AP . Army Sgt. John Gonsalves, 22 at the time, wrote to his mother in Woburn in December 1945 after the official end of WWII,...
He Tried to Stop
Rollout of 'Killer' Vax.
Now, a Mutiny Charge
May 26, 2021 12:31 PM CDT
He Tried to Stop Rollout of 'Killer' Vax. Now, a Mutiny Charge
Canadian soldier Ladislas Kenderesi accused of telling other soldiers not to help with vaccine rollout
- Canada hasn't lodged a mutiny charge against a service member in at least two decades, but that recently changed, with a military reservist now accused of encouraging other members of the armed forces not to distribute the COVID vaccine. Per the country's Department of National Defense, the rare...
Soldier Arrested in
Assault on Black Man
Walking by His House
Apr 15, 2021 7:45 AM CDT
Soldier Arrested in Assault on Black Man Walking by His House
Jonathan Pentland told victim, 'You're in the wrong neighborhood'
- "I didn't do anything to you," a Black man tells a white man in a viral video. "I'm about to do something to you," responds Jonathan Pentland, an active-duty soldier, who was demanding the man leave his neighborhood, known as the Summit, in Columbia,...
Army Booted Her for Being
Transgender. Now She's Dead
Mar 4, 2021 8:14 AM CST
Army Booted Her for Being Transgender. Now She's Dead
South Korea's Byun Hui-su had been fighting to get reinstated
- She was declared unfit to serve in her country's army after having sex reassignment surgery, the first active-duty soldier to have such a procedure. Now, Byun Hui-su is dead, her body found Wednesday at her residence in Cheongju, South Korea, per the Yonhap News Agency . Emergency responders found the...
Cops: Boy, 5, Killed After Being
Forced to Get Out of the Car
Dec 2, 2020 1:11 PM CST
Cops: Boy, 5, Killed After Being Forced to Get Out of the Car
Austin Birdseye was struck and killed on Alabama highway on Sunday
- A soldier who forced his longtime girlfriend's 5-year-old son out of his car on a busy highway at night, apparently for being "unruly," has been charged with reckless murder after the boy was struck and killed, police say. Army Sgt. Bryan Starr—who is stationed at Georgia'...
Was Part of
Aug 22, 2020 2:30 PM CDT
Missing Soldier Was Part of 'Sexual Contact' Investigation
The Army had relocated Sgt. Elder Fernandes to another unit
- A missing Fort Hood soldier had been part of a sexual-assault investigation before he disappeared, CNN reports. The Army said Thursday that Sgt. Elder Fernandes, who vanished Monday, had been moved to another unit after being the recipient of possible "abusive sexual contact." A public affairs officer for...
Are Not Safe
at Fort Hood'
Jul 22, 2020 7:27 AM CDT
'Our Soldiers Are Not Safe at Fort Hood'
3rd soldier in a month found dead near Texas base
- The body of a Fort Hood soldier has been found near the Texas army base for the third time in a month. Fort Hood officials say Pvt. Mejhor Morta, 26, of Pensacola, Fla., was found unresponsive near Stillhouse Hollow Lake, a reservoir some 15 miles from the base, on Friday,...
Cops: Driver Rams Into Man
Who Opened Fire on Bridge
May 28, 2020 7:16 AM CDT
Cops: Driver Rams Into Man Who Opened Fire on Bridge
Police say a potential mass shooting was averted on Centennial Bridge
- Police say an active-duty soldier "saved countless people" Wednesday when he thwarted a potential mass shooting on Centennial Bridge, which connects Kansas and Missouri. The 34-year-old soldier based at nearby Fort Leavenworth was in a vehicle on the bridge over the Missouri River around 11am when a man with...
Thai Man Kills 20 in Rampage
Sparked by 'Financial Dispute'
Feb 8, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Thai Man Kills 20 in Rampage Sparked by 'Financial Dispute'
Thai suspect reportedly stole weapons, Humvee from army base before heading to mall
- A mass shooting at various sites in Thailand has left at least 20 dead and 31 injured, with the gunman still on the loose, police say. The
New York Times
reports the shootings took place in Korat, located to the northeast of Bangkok in the Nakhon Ratchasima province. The gunman,...
Soldier Shot in Search for
Bergdahl Dies 10 Years Later
Oct 15, 2019 4:10 AM CDT
Soldier Shot in Search for Bergdahl Dies 10 Years Later
Master Sgt. Mark Allen never recovered from injury
- A soldier shot in the head while searching for Bowe Bergdahl a decade ago has died. Master Sgt. Mark Allen was left paralyzed in much of his body and unable to speak after he was shot during a 2009 insurgent ambush in Afghanistan, CNN reports. The 46-year-old from Loganville, Ga....
A Soldier Was Killed in '87.
Now, an Arrest in Her Murder
Jun 15, 2019 5:30 AM CDT
A Soldier Was Killed in '87. Now, an Arrest in Her Murder
Colorado's Michael Whyte charged in death of 20-year-old Darlene Krashoc
- A suburban Denver man has been arrested in the unsolved slaying of a soldier in Colorado 32 years ago after DNA evidence was used to create an image of what a suspect might look like, authorities said Friday. Civilian and Army investigators arrested Michael Whyte of Thornton in the 1987...
He Saved Hemingway's Life
at 18. Now He Has a Name
Jan 22, 2019 4:32 PM CST
He Saved Hemingway's Life at 18. Now He Has a Name
Author, historian identify Fedele Temperini as wartime savior
- Ernest Hemingway made it out of World War I only because a soldier was "blown to bits," as the
puts it. Now you have Fedele Temperini to thank in part for classics like
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Old Man and the Sea
. Researchers have...
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