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

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*RESEARCH NOT COMPLETE

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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General with Bliss ties is most senior Army officer to kill self
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Honoring the U.S. Service Members Who Died in November 2016

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We lost a number of U.S. service members in November 2016. We want to honor those who died in combat and honor those who did not, both overseas and in garrison.

O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country. Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Son they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom and rejoice in you with your saints forever. We ask this through Christ our Lord. –Catholic Online

U.S. Air Force
AMN Daniel Peregoy, Andersen AFB, Guam
SrA Travis Bennet, Andersen AFB, Guam
MSgt Greg Ramos, Andersen AFB, Guam

U.S. Army
Pvt. Wanya Bruns, Fort Hood, Texas
Pvt. Kevin Paulino, Fort Hood, Texas
Pvt. Dakota Stump, Fort Hood, Texas
Pfc. Tyler Iubelt, Fort Hood, Texas (Afghanistan)
Pfc. Shadow McClaine, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Pfc. Thomas Snyder III, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Pfc. David Winchester, Fort Bragg, NC
Spc. Phillip Cruz-Medellin, Fort Riley, KS
Spc. Korey James, Fort Hood, Texas
Spc. Ronald Murray, Jr., Fort Bliss, TX (Kuwait)
Sgt. John Perry, Fort Hood, Texas (Afghanistan)
Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen, Fort Campbell, KY (Jordan)
Staff Sgt. Kevin McEnroe, Fort Campbell, KY (Jordan)
Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, Fort Campbell, KY (Jordan)
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Gloyer, Fort Carson, CO (Afghanistan)
Sgt. 1st Class Grant Shanaman, Fort Bragg, NC
Capt. Andrew Byers, Fort Carson, CO (Afghanistan)

U.S. Marine Corps
Recruit Zachary Boland, Parris Island, South Carolina

U.S. Navy
Midshipman Jason Jablonski, Naval Academy, Maryland
Senior Chief PO Scott Dayton, EOD, Virginia (Syria)

Army Specialist Ronald Murray Jr. Died of a Non-Combat Related Incident in Kuwait Supporting Operation Inherent Resolve (2016)

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Specialist Ronald Murray, Jr., US Army

Army Specialist Ronald Murray, Jr., 23, died of a non combat related injury in Kuwait on November 10, 2016. Specialist Murray was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve on behalf of the 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division in Fort Bliss, Texas. Specialist Murray worked in fire support and died in a vehicle accident. He is from Bowie, Maryland and joined the Army in January 2015.

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Fort Bliss soldier dies in Kuwait in noncombat incident

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US Army SealRachel Poole, Pregnant Wife, Brutally Stabbed At Home As Soldier Husband Watches On Video Chat

A soldier stationed overseas watched in horror as his pregnant wife was stabbed in her home while the two chatted on video.

Rachel Poole, 31, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a man who was allegedly hiding in the home stabbed her multiple times in Texas on Wednesday. Poole was nine months pregnant at the time. Police say Corey Bernard Moss stabbed Poole from behind with a stainless steel knife, according to KFOX.

During the attack, her husband, Justin Pele Poole, an American soldier stationed thousands of miles away in Asia, saw the attack unfold as the two talked over FaceTime, according to ABC15.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/03/rachel-poole-stabbed-video-chat-soldier-husband_n_4208271.html?utm_hp_ref=crime

Spc Anthony Riggs, US Army, 1991

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Bonnies Blog of Crime: Toni Cato Riggs had her husband, Army Spc. Anthony Riggs, killed by her brother, Michael Cato; sentenced to LWOP

Jennifer S Norris: Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance is a Common Motive for Murder

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Slaying of a soldier
Charge Dropped Against Soldier’s Wife 
Murder trial begins in slaying of Gulf soldier
Brother-in-law sentenced to life for soldier’s death
Soldier killer sentenced
Slain soldier’s wife expected to be recharged
Gulf War Veteran’s Widow Is Charged in Murder
Woman Links Herself To Slaying
Wife convicted in war vet’s murder
Wife Convicted Of Killing Gulf Veteran
Detroit wife sentenced for killing soldier husband 
Life sentence for husband’s murder
People of the State of Michigan v Toni Cato Riggs 1997

Army Maj. Chester Garrett murder 1/04/1977 Fort Bliss, TX *Lisbeth Ann Garrett and Roger Evan Garrett indicted for his murder*