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Fort Bragg soldier accused of attempted first degree murder
LAURINBURG -- A Fort Bragg soldier is accused of trying to kill someone Sunday by shooting into a building in Scotland County, officials said.
Eric Jerrod Davis, 24, is charged with attempted first degree murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling, according to the Scotland County Sheriff's Office. He is a specialist in a Fort Bragg Army unit, according to a statement posted on the Facebook page of the office's Criminal Investigative Unit.
A Fort Bragg spokesman said Davis is a soldier in the 44th Medical Brigade.
Deputies were called to a house on the 4600 block of Old Wire Road in Laurel Hill about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to the statement that was posted Wednesday.
Davis reportedly had gone to the residence in his personal vehicle, the statement said. He had a shotgun and was wearing military-issued ballistic gear, including a bullet-resistant vest, it said.
The soldier is accused of opening fire with the intent to kill someone, according to the statement. Several other people were there, including one who shot Davis, the statement said.
Davis left and was involved in a single-vehicle wreck a short time later, the statement said.
"Deputies responded and assisted Davis," it said.
He was taken to a hospital, where he is in critical condition, according to the statement.
"Davis' long term medical situation is unknown at this time," the statement said.
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A 26-year-old man died after he failed to surface from waters off Molokai while participating in a scuba diving tour over the weekend.
He has been identified as Duane Harold Parsley II and was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, according to the Maui Police Department.
LOS ANGELES — For decades, Japanese American activists have marked Feb. 19 as a day to reflect on one of the darkest chapters in this nation's history.
On that date in 1942, during World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized the forced removal of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent from their homes and businesses.
On Thursday, the California Assembly will do more than just remember.
‘Take what’s inside and get it outside’ — Air Force psychologist reminds airmen of mental health resources
Kirtland Air Force Base isn't much different from the world beyond its gates when it comes to dealing with mental illnesses, a base clinical psychologist says.
Maj. Benjamin Carter told the Journal the most frequent diagnosis on the base is an anxiety disorder.
"It's not a surprise, but I anticipate about anytime in the population in America, about 20% of the population has some form of diagnosable anxiety disorder, and it's no different in the military," he said.
Leading the way among the anxiety disorders, he said, were post-traumatic stress disorder "or something like panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder."
The DNA of a niece and nephew, who never met their uncle, has helped identify the remains of the Kansas Marine who died in WWII.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that 21-year-old U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Raymond Warren was identified using DNA and circumstantial evidence. Warren had been buried in a cemetery in the Gilbert Islands, where he was killed when U.S. forces tried to take secure one of the islands from the Japanese.
The Battle of Tarawa lasted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 1943, and claimed the lives of 1,021 U.S. marines and sailors, more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and an estimated 1,000 Korean laborers before the U.S. troops seized control, the agency said.
Arizona lawmakers are vowing to fight a plan by the Air Force to start retiring some of the nation's fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jets — a major operation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — as part of a plan to drop some older, legacy weapon systems to help pay for new programs.
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., a former A-10 pilot, and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., both vowed to fight the move to retire 44 of the oldest A-10s starting this year.
During a press briefing last week, Air Force officials unveiled plans to start mothballing several older platforms, including retiring some A-10s even as it refits others with new wings.