Hey John Coleman while I am sorry for the loss of your family member and understand that I am sure you are mad and bitter! I can attest to the Military not treating soldiers with PTSD and them just sweeping it under the rug as it happened to me and as far as YOU calling HIM a mediocre soldier YOU did NOT know him personally if it came to comms being down he could fix anything ANYTIME! And as a Scout who relied on comms to report on enemy positions and IEds his talents were at a premium and very hard to find! I am very sorry for all the families that have lost loved ones but do you NOT find it strange that a SOLDIER is relieved of his weapon in a COMBAT zone and yet they keep him in country around so many weapons I say that the chain of command is JUST as GUILTY as he is! Not to mention the experimental way the psychologists and other personnel who were being treated commented on HIS situation saying he was unfit to be an NCO and that he was a piece of shit basically! Say that to ANY soldier after taking his weapon in a combat zone and see what their reaction is! just something to think about and again I AM sorry for your families LOSS! Former SGT BERNIER Lighning Troop 3/2 ACR WOLFPACK!
Thank you for your comment. This is a situation in where nobody wins and everybody loses.
I recently had to research the 325 page report for the AR 15-6 Investigation into the 11 May 2009 Shooting Incident at the Camp Liberty Combat Stress Center. Let's just say that I was appalled and totally sickened to my stomach at the way the S-6 shop treated John. The mental health professionals at both Camp Stryker and Camp Liberty also in their arrogance and lack of empathy also contributed to this tragedy but the root cause of this was the S-6 shop.
I understand that the families are hurt and angry over their loss and therefore have directed their hatred and wrath towards John but I hope in time they will come to understand how these people's actions drove John insane and also give credit were credit is due.
Four soldiers and a sailor are dead because a female specialist in the S-6 shop and John had a work related rivalry. She, an NCO and the OIC in the S-6 shop ganged up on John a person who is dyslexic and already suffering from PTSD. How was it possible that a specialist was actually the on pulling the strings in that shop and not the NCO nor the OIC?
I am not making anything up. Please all of you read the report especially the Sworn Statements and the notes.
Before condemning someone please inform yourselves first. Bullying and infighting has no place in the military especially in a combat zone.