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Marine stabbed to death by fellow Marine at Camp Pendleton

By Meg Jones Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A Marine from Wisconsin was stabbed to death Tuesday at the large Marine base in Camp Pendleton, Calif. Ethan Barclay-Weberpal, 18, was stabbed to death on the military base, his father told Madison television station WMTV (Channel 15). Scott Weberpal of Whitewater wrote on Facebook Wednesday that his son was killed by a fellow Marine. He included a photo of himself with his son next to the Marine Corps War Memorial. Scott Weberpal wrote: It's with e ... More

Soldier killed in Iraq supporting OIR

By Military1 Staff One day after responding to a group text with family members, Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan died on Jan. 8 while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq. A Department of Defense press release said Sullivan’s death was from a non-combat related incident, and an investigation is pending. Sullivan leaves behind his wife, Rayven, who has been by his side since they were 13 years old, and his 3-year-old daughter, Mahogany. Sullivan’s grandmother, Katherine, told Fox Caro ... More

Army IDs first soldier KIA in 2018

Defense.gov The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.      Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 34, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, died Jan. 1 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, after being engaged by enemy small arms fire while on a dismounted patrol. Golin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado. The incident is under investigation. More

US service member killed, 4 injured on New Year's Day

By Dan Lamothe Washington Post A U.S. service member was killed and four others were wounded Monday during an operation in a part of Afghanistan in which U.S. forces have been combating both the Islamic State and the Taliban, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. JUST IN: One American service member was killed and four others were wounded after an attack in eastern Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/bLhA5LYm6H — Andrew deGrandpre (@adegrandpre) January 2, 2018 The fatality occurred in Nangahar province’ ... More

Soldier dies from injuries incurred during live-fire training

Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — A Fort Stewart soldier died Tuesday of injuries he suffered last week while participating in a nighttime live-fire training exercise on the coastal Georgia Army post, Army officials said Wednesday. Sgt. Michael T. Trask died in a hospital in nearby Savannah from the injuries he sustained Dec. 6 during the training event, said Kevin Larson, a spokesman for Fort Stewart. The Army is investigating the incident and declined to provide any additional details, ... More

Soldier dies in non-combat crash in Afghanistan

Lisa Demer Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage An Army soldier from Anchorage died Monday after a rollover crash in Afghanistan, according to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The crash in Nangarhar Province was not during combat, the military said. Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander, 24, was an airborne infantryman. He enlisted in the Army in Anchorage in March 2012 and was assigned to U.S. Army Alaska in November 2015. Before that, he was assigned to Hawaii. He died from injuries suffered ... More

Military court dismisses appeal of serial killer on death row

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Ronald A. Gray has lost another court battle aimed at stopping his execution. A military appeals court dismissed Gray’s request for extraordinary relief last month. Gray, a convicted serial killer whose crimes were committed in Fayetteville and on Fort Bragg, had asked the court to review his case as he sought to have his convictions and death sentence vacated. The Nov. 13 opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces was the latest in a nearly 30-y ... More

Soldier killed in traffic accident in S. Korea

Yoo Kyong Chang and Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes SEOUL, South Korea — A U.S. soldier was killed when a truck slammed into a military ambulance and a car that had pulled over to the side of a highway after an earlier collision south of Seoul, officials said Friday. The Eighth Army confirmed that a 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade soldier died of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. The soldier was not further identified pending family notification. “Medical aid was provided on the scene u ... More

Fort Bliss soldier dies in Iraq in noncombat incident

David Burge El Paso Times, Texas A Fort Bliss soldier died Saturday in Baghdad in a noncombat-related incident, the Department of Defense announced Monday. Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, age 20, from Riverside, Calif., was an indirect fire infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade with the 1st Armored Division. Fort Bliss’ 2nd Brigade deployed to Kuwait and other locations in the Middle East this fall in a contingency and training mission. "On behalf of the Iron Br ... More