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U.S. Soldier Kills Commanding Officer Before Turning Gun on Himself

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posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:43 AM
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U.S. Soldier Kills Commanding Officer Before Turning Gun on Himself


www.foxnews.com

KILLEEN, Texas — A Fort Hood soldier allegedly killed his commanding officer before turning the gun on himself.

Police arrived at an apartment in Killeen on Monday morning after receiving a call about a confrontation between an Army specialist and his staff sergeant and lieutenant. During the confrontation, Killeen police allegedly saw the specialist shoot the lieutenant.

Police officers then returned fire, and the specialist shot himself in the head.
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posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:43 AM
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this is intresting, this made the news, but that other thread claiming 16 soldiers commiting suicide... the liks right here...
www.abovetopsecret.com...
this probably debunks that one for good (because the media covered this one and not the other) and well i beleive this one is legit.

this is my first news post so cut me some slack please...

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 12:40 PM
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What is so hard about believing that a group of soldiers committed suicide? This happens alot more than even the media reports. And I fail to see how one seemingly unrelated story debunks another. I think you missed the point of ATS. It isn't about ambiguously debunking it is about fact finding.

[edit on 9-9-2008 by projectvxn]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by ugie1028
this probably debunks that one for good (because the media covered this one and not the other) and well i beleive this one is legit.


Firstly, this doesn't debunk that one for good. Just because Faux news didn't cover it, doesn't mean it didn't happen.

But this story is interesting! I wonder what on Earth made this soldier shoot his CO?


[edit on 9/9/08 by NuclearPaul]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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They used to do this stuff in Vietnam all the time...

It isn't really that uncommon really.. When a war goes on for so long.. The soldiers don't care anymore and then regardless of how things are going will do something like this because they do not want to be in this situation anymore or resent the commanding officer and kills him...

But its bad either way you look at it.. At least we are decent enough as a country to say we support the soldiers this time.. Unlike Vietnam...

[edit on 9/9/2008 by ThichHeaded]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 01:45 PM
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It happens all the time. My ex served with a guy who was shot three different times by his own troops. As a basic training officer he wittnessed a draftie try to turn a M16 on the officers and get shot down by the sargents guarding against this type of thing.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 06:19 PM
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well, was kinda in a hurry to post, didint mean for it to come off that way. yea, its possible it did happen, not evidence to debunk, but what i tried to say is that the media covered this, why not the other story? i was trying to make a point. my bad, still new to ATS.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by ugie1028
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well, was kinda in a hurry to post, didint mean for it to come off that way. yea, its possible it did happen, not evidence to debunk, but what i tried to say is that the media covered this, why not the other story? i was trying to make a point. my bad, still new to ATS.


As another poster mentioned, just because Fox doesn't cover it doesn't mean it hasn't happened. Our news media is slanted, bought up, or filled to the brim with propaganda.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 01:57 AM
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Originally posted by ugie1028

this is my first news post so cut me some slack please...

Slack cut!
Flag'd & Star'd!

Very extremely sad and tragic, to hear of such horrors within our
military, good post, ugie. (And a warm welcome to ATS, from just another
member who hopes for slack, also!)

I've been studying the phenomenon of murder/suicide very closely,
since March 6, 07; when my beautiful young cousin, Bridgett (21) was
abducted at gunpoint, taken to a terrible industrial building, held against
her will overnight, and shot to death...

The 'man' who did it (robert bevington, 63) then set his place on fire,
and shot himself to death.

Bridgett's murder

It seems like this social horror has escalated all over the globe! If I ever
understand the cause, I believe it's from an individual stressed to the
point of breaking (obviously), and then deciding to commit the crime of
murder without wanting to face the consequences; then suiciding himself.

Alot of lives are shattered with such a selfish and cruel act, and sets a
bad, bad example for children and the rest of us.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 02:09 AM
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if the commanding officer keeps sending you out on missions that risk your life and the rest of your squad day after day and some of your squad gets killed day after day the commanding officer becomes the enemy aswell...



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 02:11 AM
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Hey all! New here, just found this.
Just wanted to pop in and let anyone that wants to know that I was there when this happened. I can be found in photos and video at the scene. It was a long time ago but I captured video of it on my cell phone at the time. Some crazy stuff.
a reply to: ugie1028



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