Posts Tagged: Veterans

Wisconsin Sikh shooting suspect a White Supremacist Army veteran

Bloomberg News reports “Wisconsin Sikh Shooting Suspect Said To Be Army Veteran” (August 6, 2012): The gunman suspected of killing six people before police shot him dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee was identified by police as a 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran with ties to white supremacists. Wade Michael Page entered the Army in 1992 and… Read more »

Army veteran, 22, suspected in school, college burglaries

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that 22-year old Army veteran Kevin Merk has been arrested as a suspect in several burglaries in the Kane’ohe area: An Army veteran arrested Sunday for allegedly breaking into buildings on the Castle High School campus may also be a suspect in other recent Windward Oahu burglaries, officials said. Kevin… Read more »

Orange County vet accused of murdering four homeless men has a homeless father

The New York Times reported: The man charged on Tuesday with the stabbing deaths four homeless men in Orange County over the last month, Itzcoatl Ocampo, has a personal connection to the area’s group of homeless: his father lives among them. But Ocampo also is a Iraq war vet suffering from combat trauma: After a… Read more »

One Veteran’s Rough Path from Killing and Torturing to Peace

Check out this article about military whistleblower Evan Knappenberger and his journey from wanting to kill in revenge for 9/11 to speaking out against the crimes of the government: One Veteran’s Rough Path from Killing and Torturing to Peace By davidswanson – Posted on 15 November 2011 Not yet 30, Evan Knappenberger has already lived… Read more »

Abercrombie’s communications director distributes anti-Obama chain email

Ian Lind reports that Governor Abercrombie’s new communications director sent an anti-Obama chain email to a list of contacts, including prominent media personalities and political movers and shakers: Governor Neil Abercrombie’s newly appointed communications director said he didn’t read a chain email falsely attacking President Obama for planning to honor a controversial Vietnam War-era critic… Read more »

Veteran arrested after threat to Biden

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: Federal authorities arrested a U.S. veteran Friday when he got off a plane in Honolulu from Thailand because he allegedly threatened to kill Vice President Joseph Biden earlier this year. Justin Alan Woodward sent an email on June 22 to the White House website threatening to “kill you myself,” referring… Read more »

“A lot of the guys who had bad discharges from the military just ended up staying here”

The Hawaii Reporter published an article about the challenges of helping Hawai’i’s homeless military population.   It is not news that a large percentage of the homeless in any given place are former military personnel.   Some of this population suffers from PTSD and/or substance abuse issues.  Here are some facts reported in the article: On Oahu,… Read more »

Ex-Navy man fatally stabs girlfriend on Kaneohe street, then kills self

On September 18, 2010, Michael Thomas, Jr. 26, allegedly fatally stabbed his girlfriend Sydney Kline and assaulted her mother, then drove to the H-3 freeway where he jumped to his death.  The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported: A 33-year-old woman was stabbed to death on a Kaneohe street early this afternoon, allegedly by her boyfriend who… Read more »

Hundreds of PTSD soldiers likely misdiagnosed Hundreds of PTSD soldiers likely misdiagnosed By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press POSTED: 06:41 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2010 WASHINGTON — At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely fired hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of war, discharge data suggests…. Read more »

Vet kills himself in front of Dayton vet center Did war vet kill self to make a statement? Man had been in VA emergency room earlier in the morning. By Lucas Sullivan and Margo Rutledge Kissell Staff Writers Updated 11:23 PM Friday, April 16, 2010 DAYTON — Jesse Charles Huff walked up to the Veterans Affairs Department’s Medical Center on Friday morning wearing… Read more »