July 16, 1998 |
The Army has reversed itself and reinstated benefits to the widow and three young children of a dead California National Guard soldier it had previously said was a deserter. Army and National Guard officials said this week that Fatima O'Neal, who said she was forced onto welfare a year ago after her husband's disappearance, will receive all benefits, including $200,000 in life insurance, due the widow of any soldier who dies on active duty. Army spokesman Lt. Col.
February 11, 1997 |
U.S. Army investigators are looking into allegations that three male instructors at an Army training center in Darmstadt sexually assaulted or harassed female students, a newspaper reported Monday. Stars and Stripes, the unofficial U.S. military newspaper, said authorities are looking into allegations of rape, sodomy, cruelty and maltreatment of subordinates. The Army instructors, who were not identified, have been removed from their jobs at the training center, the newspaper said.
October 12, 1996 |
The Berlin Justice Ministry said Friday that it has arrested two people in connection with the 1986 bombing of a West Berlin nightclub, lending new momentum to a high-profile case that appeared to have fizzled until this year. The German authorities also said they had issued arrest warrants for four other people believed to be linked to the explosion, one a member of the Libyan secret service and the others former staffers of the Libyan Embassy in East Berlin.
June 5, 1995 |
On mornings when he hasn't had to fly the night before and isn't exhausted, U.S. Army helicopter pilot Melvin Dixon has been getting up at 6 a.m. lately to catch the evening network news as it's broadcast here from the United States. "I figure it must be getting interesting, because O.J. Simpson's getting to be about No.
September 8, 1994 |
The Stars and Stripes was lowered for the last time over U.S. Army headquarters in Berlin, formally ending the American presence in the once-divided city after nearly half a century. U.S. Maj. Gen. Walter Yates stood stiffly to attention as five infantrymen wearing battle dress folded up the banner in a solemn 10-minute ceremony at dusk under cloudy skies. The flag will be handed to U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.
August 21, 1994 |
In the summer of 1969, Alfred M. Baker was blown up by a satchel full of Viet Cong explosives. The explosion threw Baker 20 feet into air; the impact broke his back in two places, ripped off almost half his face and snapped bones all over his body. Medics deposited him in the triage section for those left to die. Before a priest began giving him last rites, Baker managed to clear away the teeth and bits of gum knocked into his mouth. "Get the f--- away," he mumbled to the priest.