Violent Crime, Suicide, and Non-Combat Death at Fort Bliss, Texas (US Army)

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Adam Acosta, US Army Veteran (2017): Accused of Homicide

John Barcellano, US Army (2017): Fatal Motorcyle Accident

Tyler Croke, US Army (2017): Homicide Victim

Riley Gast, US Army (2017): Found Dead in Desert, Cause of Death Unknown

Zachary Johnston, US Army Veteran (2017): Accused of Homicide

Hansen Kirkpatrick, US Army (2017): Died From Wounds Received During an Indirect Fire Attack, Afghanistan

Brandon Olsen, US Army (2017): Accused of Homicide

John Rodriguez, US Army (2017): Non-Combat Related Incident, Kuwait

Anthony Bowden, US Army (2016): Accused of Homicide

Eric Duvall, US Army (2016): Accused of Homicide

Tyler Hall, US Army (2016): Accused of Homicide

Melvin Jones, US Army (2016): AWOL, Missing, Found

Dante Naken Dewayne Long, US Army (2016): Homicide Victim

Ronald Murray, Jr., US Army (2016): Non-Combat Death, Vehicle Accident, Kuwait

Jake Obad-Mathis, US Army (2016): AWOL, Missing, Found

MG John Rossi, US Army (2016): Death Rule Suicide

Audi Sumilat, US Army (2016): Guilty of Gun Smuggling; Final Disposition Unknown

Devon Ward, US Army (2016): AWOL, Missing, Found Dead

Aaron Wolfe, US Army Veteran (2016): Passed Away Unexpectedly

Gabriel Benavidez, Civilian (2015): Victim of Physical Assault

Andrew Budd, US Army (2015): Found Dead in Home, Cause of Death Unknown

Dr. Timothy Fjordbak, Veterans Affairs (2015): Homicide Victim

Deric Joyce, US Army (2015): Pleaded Guilty to Aggravated Battery Resulting in Great Bodily Harm

Jerry Serrato, US Army Veteran (2015): Homicide, Suicide

Jonathan Wynkoop, US Army (2015): Died in Training Exercise

Christina Bukovcik, US Army (2014): Homicide Victim

Devon Huerta-Person, US Army (2014): Charged with Aggravated Assault

Dartarious Graham, US Army (2014): Homicide, Sentenced to 40 Years

Peyton Graham, US Army Dependent (2014): Homicide Victim

Geomel Shaffa, US Army (2014): Homicide of Spouse, Sentenced to 50 Years

Jackson Farrey, US Army Dependent (2013): Homicide Victim

Jeffrey Farrey, US Army (2013): Homicide, Sentenced to 20 Years

Jenna Farrey, US Army Spouse (2013): Homicide, Sentenced to 35 Years

Troy Kent, US Army (2013): Fatal Automobile Accident

Corey Moss, US Army (2013): Attempted Murder, Sentenced to 30 Years

Rachel Poole, US Army Spouse (2013): Victim of Attempted Homicide

Mariza Shaffa, US Army Spouse (2013): Victim of Attempted Homicide

James Brown, US Army (2012): Died While in Jail for DWI Charge

Malachi Cosby, US Army Dependent (2012): Homicide Victim

Crispen Hanson, US Army (2012): Homicide, Sentenced to 8 Years

Francisco Perez, US Army (2012): Homicide, Afghanistan, Sentenced to 15 Months

Neil Turner, US Army (2012): Homicide Victim, Afghanistan

Shawn Williams, US Army (2012): Court of Criminal Appeals Decision

Kelvin Gooding, US Army (2011): Homicide Victim

Lykisha Gooding, US Army (2011): Homicide Victim

Alex Jaime, US Army (2011): Homicide Victim

Zareef Saleel, US Army (2011): Homicide of Alex Jaime, Sentenced to Life in Prison

James Steadman, US Army (2011): Homicide of 2 Soldiers; Shot & Killed by Woman

Robert Nichols, US Army (2010): Suicide

Michael Apodaca, US Army (2009): Homicide, Sentenced to Life

Cassaundra Beckel, US Army (2009): Homicide Victim by Spouse

Kevin Beckel, US Army (2009): Homicide of Spouse, Suicide

Jacob Engle, US Army (2009): Accidental Shooting Death

Gerald Polanco, US Army (2009): Accused of Homicide, Incompetent to Stand Trial

Thelton Riley, Civilian (2009): Homicide, Sentenced to 30 Years

Leesa Trujillo, Civilian (2009): Injury to Child & Involuntary Manslaughter, Sentenced to 10 Years

Justin Weckel, US Army (2009): Suspected Suicide

Keiffer Wilhelm, US Army (2009): Non-Combat Death, Death Ruled Suicide, Iraq

Clinton Lewis, US Army Spouse (2008): Accused of Kidnapping, Rape & Stabbing Wife; Final Disposition Unknown

Jeneesa Lewis, US Army (2008): Kidnapped, Stabbed & Raped but Found Alive

John Fish, US Army (2007): Suspected Suicide

Jamaal Addison, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

Robert Dowdy, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

Ruben Estrella-Soto, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

Edgar Hernandez, US Army (2003): POW, Iraq, Rescued by USMC

Joseph Hudson, US Army (2003): POW, Iraq, Rescued by USMC

Howard Johnson II, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

Shoshana Johnson, US Army (2003): POW, Iraq, Rescued by USMC

James Kiehl, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

Jessica Lynch, US Army (2003): POW, Iraq, Rescued by USMC

Johnny Mata, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

Patrick Miller, US Army (2003): POW, Iraq, Rescued by USMC

Lori Piestewa, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

James Riley, US Army (2003): POW, Iraq, Rescued by USMC

Brandon Sloan, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

Donald Walters, US Army (2003): Killed in Ambush, Iraq

Lynn Reister, US Army (2001): Homicide Victim

Roger Reister, US Army (2001): Homicide of Capt. Lynn Reister for SGLI

Luis Rodriguez-Martinez, US Army (2000): Suicide or Murder?

Anthony Riggs, US Army (1991): Homicide Victim

Nathan Craig, US Army (1984): Homicide Victim

Willie Jackson, US Army (1984): Homicide, Suicide

Vernon Shearer, US Army (1979): Homicide Victim

Chester Garrett, US Army (1977): Homicide Victim

Andrew Heard, US Army (1977): 2 Homicides, Sentenced to 15-55 Years in Prison after Released from 4 Years in Prison for Murder of German Woman

Ralph Sigler, US Army (1977): Suicide or Murder?

Cecil Cash, US Army (1944): Homicide Victim, War Crime

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Stalking is Dangerous (2017)


Vegas Bray is convicted of murder and sentenced 50 years to life in prison. A friend of Vegas’s, Kevin Oseguera says “the monster inside of her” shot Victor, not his friend. -Snapped on Oxygen

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An Open Letter to Congress Regarding the Investigations of the National Guard Recruiting Assistance Program (G-RAP)

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Guard Recruiting and Assistance Program (G-RAP)

Dear Congress,

Both the New York Times and the Washington Times are reporting that the Army’s investigation of National Guard soldiers and veterans who participated in the Guard Recruiting Assistance Program (G-RAP) has gone far and wide of the intention. Thousands of Guard troops have had their military and civilian careers destroyed over the Army’s accusations and questionable investigations.

They are questionable because of the constitutionality of the Army serving as a police force to investigate citizen soldiers. They are questionable because CID’s tactics do not conform to policy. They are questionable, because in five years of investigations and an estimated $40 million spent by CID, not even a fraction of the alleged fraud has been found. Senator Claire McCaskill took, at face value, Gen Quantock’s testimony that $100 million was lost to G-RAP fraud. Senator McCaskill set loose the largest military criminal investigation in history.

I am just a citizen volunteer: not military, not an attorney, who did background research for a friend caught in this trap. In the process I amassed thousands of pages of documentation that the investigations are unjust, and possibly illegal – That the premise of massive fraud is wrong and that the witch hunt continues only to prove the Army’s wild exaggerations.

G-RAP is a dark and complicated story and one that needs attention. Shining a spotlight on this can only happen in Congress.

I would welcome an opportunity to share what I have found.

Sincerely,

Liz Ullman

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Questionable Practices Continue at Fort Belvior Warrior Transition Battalion: One Delaware Army National Guard Soldier’s Story After Injured in the Line of Duty

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Guest Post Submitted by Jill Lee

I cannot in good conscience remain silent about the treatment of our wounded and injured service members and their families. I am writing this letter on behalf of my husband Sgt. Thomas Lee. He medically retired from the Delaware National Guard’s 153rd MP Company in August 21, 2016. He deployed to Afghanistan January to September 2013. Upon returning from deployment he was sent to the Wounded Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Belvoir, VA in October 2013 for neck, back, shoulder, skin and stomach issues. The time frame for service members to spend at the WTB is approximately 12 months; my husband was there for 3 years. When my husband arrived, there were around 300 service members there. Every service member is assigned a nurse case manager who oversees the scheduling of appointments and does weekly check-ins with them. The nurse case manager’s job is to support and facilitate the care of service members; however, often they are misleading and at times lying to get information which is used by the command against the service members. The WTB does not promote an atmosphere of healing but rather one of harassment and punishment, where they provide the bare minimum of care, distribute medications and focus on the symptoms rather than diagnose and treat the actual issues. The WTB along with Fort Belvoir Community Hospital has failed my husband along with countless other service members. Our service members and families sacrifice so much for our country and it is a shame to see how they get treated when they return from combat broken physically and mentally.

My husband and I lived through a nightmare for the past 3 years, he was fortunate enough to survive 2 deployments only to be permanently disabled by a military doctor here in the states. Do you know what it’s like to watch helplessly someone you love whose served their country go from injured to permanently damaged and not to be able to hold any one accountable? My husband came to the WTB with 2 careers, 21 years with the Postal Service and 18 years of military service, he left the WTB unable to return to either career. Below are the events that forever changed our lives.

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Retired Army Veteran Marinna Rollins Shot & Killed Estranged Husband’s Dog with New Boyfriend; Less Then Two Weeks After Arrested & Charged, She Committed Suicide (2017)

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Marinna Rollins, US Army Retired

Army veteran Marinna Rollins, 23, was found dead of an apparent suicide on May 7, 2017 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. According to reports, Rollins was medically retired from the Army with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a traumatic event while stationed in South Korea. Rollins was involved in the execution style killing of her estranged husband’s dog Huey around April 16 or 17. The harrowing incident was filmed and released to the public resulting in worldwide coverage. Marinna and her accomplice, Jarren Heng, were both facing felony charges in court. Jarren Heng is an active duty soldier stationed at Fort Bragg and he still faces felony charges, although the conspiracy charge was dropped after Marinna died. Meanwhile a Facebook page was created called Justice for Huey and they are also petitioning the Army to take action. According to Marinna’s estranged husband, Matt Dyer, Marinna was watching the dog for him while he was in South Korea but at some point decided she wanted to keep the dog and didn’t want to give Huey back. Meanwhile, she registered the dog as an emotional support animal. Matt shared that he was okay with her keeping the dog because he thought Huey would be good for her PTSD. Matt and Justice for Huey have been empathetic of Marinna and believe that had Jarren Heng never entered her life, this would not have happened. Matt expressed that he was aware that Jarren hated Huey and was controlling of Marinna. Marinna and Matt grew up together in Windham, Maine and were still technically married as their divorce had not been finalized yet. Initially it appears that Marinna did try and find a home for the dog with no success. Matt thinks Jarren Heng convinced Marinna to get rid of the dog. Did Jarren Heng pressure her to get rid of the dog because it was her soon to be ex-husband’s dog? We may never know the answer to that question but nonetheless this is a very heartbreaking situation: an innocent dog lost a life, another soldier with Post Traumatic Stress lost her life, and Matt lost his childhood friend & wife and his dog.

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Bail raised for veteran, soldier accused in execution of veteran’s PTSD therapy dog
Army veteran who filmed herself killing her own service dog gets bail increase to $25K
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Army vet who killed her service dog is found dead
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Marinna Rollins: Ex-Soldier Recorded Shooting Service Dog Found Dead
Windham veteran accused of executing therapy dog, posting video on Facebook, found dead
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Army veteran kills herself after being filmed tying service dog to tree and shooting it dead
Army veteran accused of murdering service dog commits suicide nine days before trial
Female army veteran ‘who tied her PTSD dog to a tree and killed it is found dead’
Veteran arrested in dog’s killing on Facebook found dead
Army Veteran Arrested For Murdering Her Dog Commits Suicide
Sad end to grisly episode: Ex-soldier who killed dog is found dead

Huey, Matt Dyer’s Beloved Dog

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Huey of Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fort Bragg Army soldier Matt Dyer’s dog Huey passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina on April 16 or 17, 2017 (the exact date is unknown). Matt’s childhood friend and estranged wife, Marinna Rollins, was watching Huey for him while he was stationed in South Korea. Unfortunately, at some point Marinna and her current boyfriend, Jarren Heng, also a Fort Bragg Army soldier, decided they were going to kill Huey. The two filmed the event, it was released to the public, and went viral resulting in outrage from around the world. Less then two weeks after the news hit the airwaves and the two were charged and arrested, Marinna Rollins committed suicide. Matt Dyer is devastated by the loss of both Huey and his wife and childhood friend from Maine. Marinna was medically discharged from the Army and diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress, Bi-Polar, and other mental illnesses after a traumatic event in South Korea. Matt thought Huey would be good for Marinna, who was a disabled veteran and even registered Huey as an emotional support animal. Keep up with the latest developments in Jarren Heng’s animal abuse case and other news at Justice for Huey on Facebook.

Air Force SSgt Mario Manago Concerned About Bias with Non-Judicial Punishment by Commander; Referred to Court Martial Instead & Booted with Federal Crime on Record (2017)


A U.S. Air Force veteran airman says he was recently let go from his job because was six minutes late to a meeting with his commander. Mario Manago, 33, has been with the Air Force for 12 years and stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for seven of them. Last August, Manago asked to speak with his commander about mistreatment at the base. Manago said he was late to that meeting because things became busy at work. Months later, Manago was convicted at court-martial months later in March for failing to go to his “appointed place of duty.” A week prior, Manago was demoted from staff sergeant to airman. The U.S. Air Force said Manago was honorably discharged because of tenure rules. -Chasing News

“I wanted to retire from the Air Force.” -Mario Manago

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Fort Hood Soldier CW02 Andre Nance, US Army, Found Dead at On-Post Hotel at Fort Rucker, Alabama While Attending Training; Under Investigation by CID (2017)

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CW02 Andre Nance, US Army

CW02 Andre Nance, 34, US Army, of Fort Hood was found unresponsive in his on-post hotel room at Fort Rucker, Alabama on February 27, 2017.  CW02 Nance’s home of record is listed as Randallstown, Maryland and he entered the Army in February 2004. CW02 Nance was attending the warrant officer advance course at Fort Rucker and was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, III Corps at Fort Hood. Nance deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from April 2009 to April 2010, January 2012 to March 2012, and June 2014 to March 2015. The circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation by Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

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Navy Sailor Andrea Daves Found Dead in Charred Vehicle in Lakeside, California; No Known Suspects At This Time, Under Investigation (2017)

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Andrea Daves, US Navy

US Navy sailor Andrea Daves’ deceased body was found in a charred vehicle at the end of a cul-de-sac in Lakeside, California on February 22, 2017. She was a mother of two children and on maternity leave at the time of her death. There are no known suspects at this time and this homicide case in under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s homicide detail at 858-974-2321, after hours at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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Fort Hood Army Pfc. Brian Odiorne Died from a Non-Combat Related Incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq; Under Investigation (2017)

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Pfc. Brian Odiorne, US Army

Pfc. Brian Odiorne, 21, US Army, died from a non-combat related incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on February 20, 2017. Pfc. Odiorne’s home of record is listed as Ware, Massachusetts and he joined the Army in October 2015. Pfc. Odiorne was a cannon crewmember supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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