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August 2, 2002 |
One soldier was killed and two others were injured Wednesday when a vehicle rolled over during a training exercise, military officials said. The soldiers, members of the 82nd Airborne Division based at Ft. Bragg, N.C., were participating in the Millennium Challenge 2002, a three-week-long training exercise. It involved various branches of the military. The two injured soldiers were taken to a base hospital.
August 3, 2002 |
The U.S. military has charged one of its soldiers with assaulting an Afghan prisoner whose hands were bound, said a spokesman at Bagram air base, north of Kabul, the Afghan capital. Col. Roger King said another soldier saw the prisoner being hit on the head with the butt of an M-4 carbine and reported it. The suspected soldier was not identified. King called the incident an aberration.
January 19, 2003 |
Two U.S. paratroopers suffered minor injuries in eastern Afghanistan after explosives rigged on a parked bicycle detonated as their patrol passed, a U.S. military spokesman said. The two soldiers, from the 82nd Airborne Division, were treated for minor cuts, Col. Roger King said. The bomb exploded as the patrol's lead vehicle passed near the U.S. base of Salerno, outside the city of Khowst, about 90 miles southeast of the capital, Kabul.
March 31, 1988 |
The last contingent of the 3,200 U.S. troops rushed by President Reagan to Honduras two weeks ago in response to a reported Nicaraguan incursion left for home today, the U.S. Embassy said. A spokesman said the last 80 soldiers left aboard a C-141 transport jet this morning for 82nd Airborne Division headquarters at Ft. Bragg, N.C. According to the Pentagon, the U.S. troops departed after a rigorous inspection to ensure no supplies were diverted to the U.S.-backed Contras.
September 21, 1990 |
A U.S. soldier was killed in Saudi Arabia on Thursday in an off-road accident in a Hum-vee, the successor to the jeep, a military statement said. Two others were injured. All were from the 82nd Airborne Division, based in Ft. Bragg, N.C. The death was the third among U.S. troops sent to the Persian Gulf after Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2. The others also died in vehicle accidents.
December 30, 2002 |
A U.S. soldier was wounded during a gun battle in eastern Afghanistan, not far from the Pakistani border, the U.S. military said in a statement. The soldier, whose name was not released, was grazed in the head by fire from an AK-47. He was treated at Bagram air base, north of Kabul, before being transferred to Landstuhl medical center in Germany. On Dec. 21, Sgt.
August 31, 1990 |
A military jury today acquitted a veteran paratrooper on charges that he unnecessarily killed a Panamanian during the 1989 invasion of the country. The jurors deliberated nearly two hours before clearing Master Sgt. Roberto Bryan. The verdict was greeted by applause from other soldiers in the courtroom. Bryan sighed with relief. Bryan, a 19-year Army veteran and member of Ft. Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division, was charged with unpremeditated murder.
June 1, 2007 |
Up to 40 U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division streamed out of a CH-47 Chinook for an assault on a Taliban position in southern Afghanistan shortly before the helicopter crashed, killing the seven people still aboard, officials said. Maj. John Thomas, a spokesman for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's International Security Assistance Force, said he didn't know the number of troops dropped off but that it probably would have been between 30 and 40.
July 9, 1997 |
An Army Black Hawk helicopter on a routine training mission crashed and burned in a remote area of Ft. Bragg, killing all eight soldiers aboard, military officials said. The chopper went down about 2:30 p.m. EST at the western end of the sprawling base near Fayetteville. All the dead were members of the 82nd Airborne Division, said Sgt. Ron Gardner. It was not clear what caused the crash. The weather was clear and calm when the helicopter went down. Sgt.