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Earlier this year at Camp Liberty in Iraq, five soldiers died after an Army sergeant opened fire at a combat stress center. Apparently, that soldier had acted erratically in the days leading up to the attack. A military report released stated that there was a lack of guidelines for dealing with soldiers in distress.
While the shooting tragedy at Fort Hood is shocking, this is not the first case of violence to hit U.S. military bases.

Less than four months ago, a soldier opened fire during a party on Ft. Hood, killing a fellow comrade. More than a year ago, a first lieutenant went to one of his soldier's apartments, looking for missing military equipment. He was murdered by one of his own. That accused killer then killed himself.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • , Back here in Colorado Springs, 14 Fort Carson soldiers are accused of murder between 2005 and 2008. Most were from the same brigade and had documented problems with drugs and alcohol. Apparently, less than half of them got help from the Army. A study revealed that the brigade had “experienced slightly higher levels of combat than other brigades.”
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • A former Army paratrooper has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting he killed a fellow soldier and wounded 18 others in a shooting at a North Carolina base a decade ago.

    Sgt. William Kreutzer (KROYTZ'-ur) had pleaded guilty earlier this month to one charge of premeditated murder and 18 other charges in order to avoid a possible death sentence. As a result, the sentence the 39-year-old received Tuesday at Fort Bragg was expected.

    Military judge Col. Patrick Parrish also reduced his rank to private, ordered him to forfeit all future pay and be dishonorably discharged.

    The sentencing brings an end to a case than began on Oct. 27, 1995, when Kreutzer opened fire with a rifle from a concealed position at soldiers preparing for a morning run.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • HMM, maybe we should profile all white guys that want to join the military
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • No one cares if it wasn't a muslim attacker
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • this happens more than most people know. dh is in the military and just got back from the KFOR10 mission and two soliders died in that one was friendly fire and the other a training accident but neither was on the news. its all about what the military wants you to hear i think that Ft. Hood would have not made the news if less people were shot and killed. i do not think it was becase the guy was muslim. (imo)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • What anon :17 said.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Fort Hood probably would not have made the news if less had died but the fact is it did and it's a tragedy. The community is rocked out there right now and those of us with Loved ones on that base are aching and hoping that lives can soon begin to bear some resemblence of normalcy soon. I don't think it had anything to do with him being muslim. I think it had to do with him not recognizing all the signs that he was taught while becoming a psychiatrist. There is no reason on earth that can justify taking another persons life. If you want to die so be it but do not take others with you !!!! Thank God this happened in TX they have the death penalty
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • ANON who said No one cares if it wasn't a muslim attacker... Just FYI (imo) I think everyone still would of cared....

    Everyone cared when Virginia Tech got shot up (NON MUSLIM)
    Everyone cared when Columbine happened (NON MUSLIM)

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • For the Solider who killed his LT I knew him and I served w/him... the circumstances of that situation still baffle me to this day. We went to Iraq and came home together.

    Violence in the military is not uncommon, it's also not a hidden secret. Standards to join the military have been lowered, you're finding more "thugs' and gang bangers joing the service then ever before. I think that stricter screening needs to be done on ALL races not just one. I think that the Military needs to find better ways to help soldiers deal with their combat stress.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • I think that the Military needs to find better ways to help soldiers deal with their combat stress.



    yeah, like a well-trained psychiatrist! oh, wait....scratch that idea.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

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