The trial for Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Tony E. Dedolph, who is accused of placing Melgar in a chokehold until he died, is expected to last from March 23 to April 3, according to Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Mario A. Madero-Rodriguez's court-martial is slated to last from April 20 until May 1.
French soldiers work on a Tiger attack helicopter at a base in Gao, northern Mali, on August 1, 2019. (Reuters/Benoit Tessier)
PARIS/BAMAKO (Reuters) - Thirteen French soldiers were killed in Mali when their helicopters collided at low altitude as they swooped in at nightfall to support ground forces engaged in combat with Islamist militants.
It was the biggest loss of French troops in a single day since an attack in Beirut 36 years ago when 58 soldiers died.
A Navy SEAL sentenced to one year in prison for the death of Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar is under investigation for allegedly flirting with Melgar's widow while using a false name and trying to persuade her that he and another SEAL accused of killing her husband were "really good guys," according to the Washington Post.
A Marine Raider will plead guilty to negligent homicide and related offenses as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors in connection with the hazing death of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, the Marine's attorney said on Tuesday.
Staff Sgt. Kevin Maxwell will face general court-martial hearing on Thursday, Navy officials have announced. He is one of four special operators charged with the June 4, 2017 death of Melgar, who was deployed to Mali at the time.
On Thursday, Maxwell will enter his guilty plea at a general court-martial, his attorney Brian Bouffard told Task & Purpose.