SAN ANTONIO — A jury has found an Air Force sergeant guilty of twice raping a recruit he was training two decades ago at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
The San Antonio Express-Newsreported that the jury on Thursday also found Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Silva guilty in a February 2007 rape of a woman, another member of the military, in Wyoming. During sentencing, he could get up to life in prison without parole.
The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 may get a new attorney to handle his appeals, a step that could delay the complicated appellate process further.
Nidal Hasan has been on death row since his 2012 conviction for the attack at Fort Hood that killed 13 people.
Military judge Col. Tara Osborn presided over a hearing Thursday morning at Fort Leavenworth to address issues concerning Hasan’s appeals process. Those issues included the matter of Hasan’s legal representation.
FORT WORTH — Fort Hood did not have a system in place that could have anticipated a deadly rampage last April that left four soldiers dead and 16 wounded, according to a U.S. Army report released Friday.
There were no clear warnings that Spc. Ivan Lopez would go on a two-block shooting spree before killing himself on April 2, the report concluded. It also said Lopez’s supervisors would have had difficulty recognizing any personal problems leading up to the attack.
The sound of a Air Force plane landing is something the residents of Seguin haven’t heard in a long time. After circling in formation, pilots with the 560th Flying Training Squadron set down in a single T-38C Talon on the brand new landing strip at the Seguin, Texas airport.
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a soldier who was found deceased Jan. 13 in his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas. Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cook pronounced him deceased at 8:26 a.m.
Spc. Kendrick Vernell Sneed, 24, whose home of record is listed as Bossier City, Louisiana, entered active-duty service in June 2009 as automated logistics specialist. He was assigned to 62nd Engineer Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, since June 2012.
Three nights out of the week you’ll find Moses Sonera at the Randazzo Brothers boxing gym on San Antonio’s Northeast side. He’s working the speed bag, driving combination punches into the heavy bags and getting ready for his next big fight.
But look down and you’ll notice that Sonera is missing a leg. He’s boxing with a prosthetic limb. The 41- year-old lost his leg during a mortar attack in Iraq, in 2004.
"To me it means everything like a second chance at life," Sonera said.
Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 2:58 pm
NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base," and this is the second installment of the ongoing series.
It was 2005, and Gary Walters had served a year in Iraq. Then, one day, a bomb went off near him, and he suffered severe wounds.
Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 6:47 am
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Every so often I record interviews as part of a school benefit. People ask me to question their parents, or grandparents, to preserve family history. The stories that emerge are a little like our series StoryCorps.