Category Archives: soldier

US soldier arrested for planning attacks on NYC 9/11 memorial and troops overseas


A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on charges that he plotted to blow up New York City’s 9/11 Memorial and provide the Islamic State group with tactics and information for killing U.S. service members overseas. Army Pfc. Cole James Bridges, also known as Cole Gonzales, began communicating online with an FBI […]

Soldier dies in military vehicle accident in South Korea


A U.S. soldier stationed at Camp Humphreys in South Korea died in a military vehicle accident at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex this week. Staff Sgt. James L. Wento, a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, was conducting a unit-training event on Jan. 5 when the vehicle he was driving rolled over, […]

Fort Drum soldier, teen charged in death of Army corporal


BYRAM, N.J. — A Fort Drum soldier and a 16-year-old boy have been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 20-year-old soldier found buried under snow in northern New Jersey. Pvt. Jamaal Mellish and the 16-year-old boy, whose identity has not been released, were charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, second-degree weapons charges in the […]

Fort Bragg soldier suspected of killing pregnant wife and himself, police say


A soldier assigned to Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is suspected of killing his pregnant wife and then himself Sunday evening, according to local police. Staff Sgt. Keith Lewis, 31, was found dead from what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 7 p.m. at his home in the […]

Missing Fort Drum soldier found deceased


A Fort Drum soldier who recently went missing was found deceased, according to a news release from the Army Criminal Investigation Command on Sunday. Spc. Hayden Allen Harris, 20, was reportedly last heard from between 8 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 18. According to the news release, Harris was meeting someone […]

Top enlisted soldier at Fort Hood suspended amid investigation into alleged ‘unprofessional language’


The senior enlisted soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations that he used “unprofessional language toward subordinates recently,” according to a brief statement on the matter. Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur “Cliff” Burgoyne was temporarily suspended on Friday by III Corps and Fort Hood commander, Lt. Gen. Pat White. The […]

Fort Benning soldier arrested after boy forced out of car, killed by vehicle


FORT MITCHELL, Ala. — An Alabama soldier was charged with reckless murder after allegedly forcing his girlfriend’s unruly 5-year-old son to get out of a car at night along a road where the boy was hit and killed by another vehicle, authorities said. Army Sgt. Bryan Starr, 35, surrendered to officials in Russell County after […]

Former soldier provided support to terrorist group, prosecutors say


HOPATCONG, N.J. — A former American soldier communicated with and sent money to a self-identified member of a terrorist group based in Syria, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Maria Bell, 53, of Hopatcong, was arrested at her home by FBI agents. She was due to make her initial court appearance via video conference Wednesday afternoon, and […]

Soldier who died after Fort Jackson rifle range incident identified


Pvt. James N. Zamora was identified this weekend as the soldier who died Thursday after an undisclosed incident at a rifle range on Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Post officials said the 18-year-old soldier from California was attending Basic Combat Training at the time of his death. Zamora was assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 34th […]