Category Archives: Green

Army Green Beret colonel, I Corps chief of staff arrested for domestic violence allegations

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A former Special Forces group commander and the current chief of staff assigned to I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, was arrested Sunday on allegations of domestic assault and felony harassment, according to Army officials and public court records. Col. Owen G. Ray was arrested early Sunday morning by Lakewood police officers and booked […]

Armed Green Beret colonel allegedly had two-hour standoff with police before surrendering

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State and local police near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Washington, spent roughly two hours talking an armed Special Forces colonel into surrendering after they responded to a domestic assault in progress call just after midnight Sunday. When Washington State Patrol and a mix of local police units arrived, the suspect, 47-year-old Col. Owen G. Ray, […]

Green Beret’s free-fall death spotlights concerns, sparks working group

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Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman’s exit at 11,000 feet above the Arizona desert “looked good” to the free-fall parachutist leaving the twin-turboprop aircraft just behind him. But after leaping into the night sky Jan. 13, the 36-year-old Green Beret with more than 200 free-fall jumps became unstable as he reached for the bottom of his rig […]

Harrowing tale of Green Beret’s Vietnam valor drives push for Medal of Honor

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Capt. William Albracht did not want to go to Firebase Kate. “There was nothing going on there, not a damn thing,” Albracht said. But what unfolded on that lonely hilltop, within spitting distance of the Cambodian border, in October 1969 would become the stuff of Army lore — a young Green Beret dropped into a […]

Harrowing tale of Green Beret’s Vietnam valor drives push for Medal of Honor

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Capt. William Albracht did not want to go to Firebase Kate. “There was nothing going on there, not a damn thing,” Albracht said. But what unfolded on that lonely hilltop, within spitting distance of the Cambodian border, in October 1969 would become the stuff of Army lore — a young Green Beret dropped into a […]

Harrowing tale of Green Beret’s Vietnam valor drives push for Medal of Honor

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Capt. William Albracht did not want to go to Firebase Kate. “There was nothing going on there, not a damn thing,” Albracht said. But what unfolded on that lonely hilltop, within spitting distance of the Cambodian border, in October 1969 would become the stuff of Army lore — a young Green Beret dropped into a […]

Harrowing tale of Green Beret’s Vietnam valor drives push for Medal of Honor

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Capt. William Albracht did not want to go to Firebase Kate. “There was nothing going on there, not a damn thing,” Albracht said. But what unfolded on that lonely hilltop, within spitting distance of the Cambodian border, in October 1969 would become the stuff of Army lore — a young Green Beret dropped into a […]

Retired Green Beret’s widow sues VA for harassment, slander over life insurance payouts

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian McCoy died while on a contracting assignment in Afghanistan last year, leaving behind $1.2 million in private life insurance to his widow. According to a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 14 in Massachussetts, a Veterans Affairs nurse has been harassing McCoy’s widow, telling her step-children and members of their Special […]

A woman became a Green Beret Thursday, a huge milestone for the Army and the military, but she isn’t the first female to earn the title

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The first woman to complete the Army’s Special Forces Qualification Course and move on to a Green Beret team graduated today, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The newly minted Green Beret, a National Guard soldier, will now report to a Special Forces Group for assignment to an Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA or A […]

Former Green Beret and son accused in ex-Nissan boss escape scheme fight extradition

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A former Green Beret and his son accused of smuggling ex-Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box are fighting their extradition to the country, arguing the offense is not a crime there. Michael and Peter Taylor are wanted in Japan on allegations that they helped Ghosn flee the country in […]