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Army Vet Killed In Planned Parenthood Attack Died 'A Hero'
Ke’Arre Stewart, a 29-year-old Texas native who served in the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq, died a hero in the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting, his brother Leyonte Chandler, said in an interview with NBC News.
Stewart was standing outside of the clinic looking for cell phone service when the shooting began on Nov. 27.
After being shot, he ran back inside to tell the people to take cover and hide, Chandler said. “People were terrified, people were crying and scared, seeing other people get shot … I believe my brother put his life on the line to prevent that. That's definitely heroic.”
Stewart, who graduated from La Vega High School in Texas, joined the Army in 2004.
In 2013, Stewart was transferred to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs before being discharged from the Army.
Tony Fischer, a fellow veteran who served with Stewart in Iraq from 2005 to 2006, told The Huffington Post, “When you're done with combat, that's when people quit dying. It’s not when we’re hanging out at the grocery store, or at church or the shopping complex where Planned Parenthood is. When you come home you’re not supposed to worry about that stuff.”
Fisher, who was with Stewart the night before the shooting to celebrate Thanksgiving, said, "He was a proud man that served his country very well. It takes a lot to make an infantry guy sad and there are a lot of sad infantry guys around here tonight."
Stewart was one of three people killed in the attack, and he leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. Civilian Jennifer Markovsky and police officer Garrett Swasey were also victims of the shooting.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As many as 380 Americans on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan – which has nearly 300 passengers who have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, now known as COVID-19 – will be extracted Sunday from Yokohama and flown to Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield and a Texas base for further quarantine.
The Army wants more soldiers, and it's using esports to put a 'finger on the pulse' of potential recruits
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
After whiffing on its recruiting goal in 2018, the Army has been trying new approaches to bring in the soldiers it needs to reach its goal of 500,000 in active-duty service by the end of the 2020s.
The 6,500-soldier shortfall the service reported in September 2018 was its first recruiting miss since 2005 and came despite it putting $200 million into bonuses and issuing extra waivers for health issues or bad conduct.
Within a few months of that disappointment, the Army announced it was seeking soldiers for an esports team that would, it said, "build awareness of skills that can be used as professional soldiers and use [its] gaming knowledge to be more relatable to youth."
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico Army National Guard soldier from Mountainair, who served as a police officer and volunteer firefighter in the town, died Thursday from a non-combat related incident while deployed in Africa, according to the Department of Defense.
A news release states Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, died at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti where he was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the Horn of Africa.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is requesting about as much money for overseas operations in the coming fiscal year as in this one, but there is at least one noteworthy new twist: the first-ever Space Force request for war funds.
Officials say the $77 million request is needed by Oct. 1 not for space warfare but to enable military personnel to keep operating and protecting key satellites.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Thursday accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the U.S. battle with the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker.
In the indictment, which supersedes one unsealed last year in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Huawei Technologies Co was charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from six U.S. technology companies and to violate a racketeering law typically used to combat organized crime.