Fort Riley Murder Spree?
Soldier back from Iraq held in W. Side murder (CHicago Sun-Times)
A soldier who recently returned from duty in Iraq is being held in the killing of a West Side store owner — the seventh GI from Fort Riley, Kan., accused of murder in about a month, authorities said Monday.
Spec. Pierre E. Cole, 22, was on leave from his unit at Fort Riley when he and his uncle, 37-year-old Lee McGee, shot James Jung to death Thursday night in a holdup of the Best Fit clothing store in the 4000 block of West Madison, police said.
On Sept. 15, two Fort Riley soldiers were charged with murder in the killings of two soldiers in Kansas. On Sept. 22, two more Fort Riley soldiers were charged with murder in the killings of three civilians in Iraq. Then, on Sept. 26, two other Fort Riley soldiers were charged with murder in an unrelated killing of an Iraqi civilian.
I spent six weeks at Fort Riley for ROTC Advanced Camp back in 1987, so I understand why they might be prone to want to kill people. But still, not good.
(via Jeff Quinton)