The 173rd Airborne soldier charged with the spectacular destruction of three Humvees that plummeted from a C-130 Hercules during a 2016 training exercise in Germany in just been found guilty at court-martial of intentionally causing the mishap, the Army announced on Wednesday.
An Army sergeant accused of failing to properly secure three Humvees that plunged to their spectacular destruction during a parachute jump in Germany last year is headed to court-martial, Stars and Stripes reports.
Last year, the internet was treated to a video of three Humvees plunging to their doom from a fleet of C-130s during an Army parachute jump in Germany. Despite the footage’s popularity, the only things we knew about the incident at the time were that it involved the 173rd Airborne Brigade and heads were definitely going to roll.
A family crest gold ring was one of the last things Drew Langevin shared with his son Sean, who was killed fighting in Afghanistan in 2007. On Christmas Day, Sean’s mom and Drew’s widow, Roxane, was crushed to learn it had been stolen from the mausoleum that houses Sean’s remains.
Two weeks ago, more than 30,000 troops from across NATO convened in Poland to execute the largest joint military exercise since the end of the Cold War. Called Anakonda 2016, the war games involved American soldiers, including many from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and were intended to demonstrate NATO’s military capabilities on the European continent as a unified response to recent Russian aggression. The exercise concluded on June 17.