July 27, 2002 |
Four Army wives at Ft. Bragg have been killed over the last six weeks, allegedly by their husbands, prompting the Army to announce Friday it will reevaluate the base's family counseling program. "It's mind-boggling," said Henry Berry, manager of family advocacy programs at Ft. Bragg. "To be absolutely honest, I was completely caught off guard. We're going to look at these cases to prevent them from happening in the future." Two Ft.
July 25, 1996 |
Army investigators at Ft. Bragg, N.C., are investigating whether a black soldier may have been responsible for painting swastikas on the doors to black soldiers' rooms, a defense official said Wednesday. "There have been no arrests as far as I know. But I understand that the investigation is pointing toward an African American," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Army spokesmen at the Pentagon and Ft.
July 19, 1996 |
The Army offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who painted swastikas on the doors of eight barracks rooms, six of which belonged to black members of the Army Special Forces at Ft. Bragg, N.C. The other two rooms were unoccupied. The incident was the latest example of extremist activity at Ft. Bragg and prompted human rights activists to urge Defense Secretary William J. Perry to ban hate-group members from the military.
July 17, 1996 |
The Army ordered 350 Special Forces troops restricted to their compound Tuesday after superiors found swastikas painted on the doors of rooms occupied by black soldiers in a Special Forces barracks at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Army officials said that the swastikas, drawn in red brush-strokes, were discovered early Tuesday morning after apparently being painted between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., the time most troops are expected to rise. The incident was the second race-related action at Ft.
February 25, 1996 |
The Army said nine 82nd Airborne Division soldiers face disciplinary proceedings and could be kicked out of the military for alleged racist activities. Most of the other 13 soldiers Ft. Bragg had identified as being involved in the skinhead culture received lesser punishments such as written reprimands and being barred from reenlisting. Two quit the Army and one was being removed for unrelated misconduct.
December 23, 1995 |
Twenty-two soldiers in the elite 82nd Airborne Division have links to skinhead or extremist groups but there is no evidence of any organized racist group, the Army said Friday. The internal investigation of the 15,000-member division was prompted by the arrest of three of its white soldiers in the Dec. 7 slayings of two black civilians.
October 28, 1995 |
A soldier opened fire on a group of 1,300 Army paratroopers at Ft. Bragg, N.C., early Friday, killing a major and wounding 18 other soldiers before being subdued. Army authorities said they had no immediate indication why the man acted as he did. The sniper, hidden in nearby woods, began firing at 6:30 a.m. into a stadium used by the famed 82nd Airborne Division as the paratroopers were preparing for their regular morning physical-training run.
December 25, 1989 |
For many families in this gritty military town next door to Ft. Ord, Christmas is on hold, awaiting the end of a conflict thousands of miles away. "It's not like a holiday. I don't feel in the mood," said Ramona Remy, the mother of a newborn and a 5-year-old son. Santa will come for Remy's children eventually. But she had to explain to her 5-year-old that "Daddy is on a tour of duty" and would not be home on Christmas morning.