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An Army Special Operations Command soldier died on Tuesday during a free fall training exercise.
Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman, 36, died "during a routine military free fall" near Eloy, Arizona, according to a release from Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, USASOC spokesman.
A Navy SEAL accused of strangling Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges, a Navy official confirmed.
Chief Special Warfare Operator Tony E. DeDolph also requested a trial by a military jury when he was arraigned on Jan. 10, the official said.
DeDolph faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted of murder. His general court-martial is slated to take place between March 23 and April 3.
A fifth soldier in a case that dates to 2009 has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and receiving stolen government property, officials said Monday.
William Todd Chamberlain, 46, of Raleigh, faces a combined maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release; a $500,000 fine; mandatory restitution; and forfeiture of $40,000, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
A group of elite Green Berets has received dozens of combat awards, including three Silver Stars, for their "valorous actions" during a 2018 deployment to Afghanistan, the Army announced on Thursday.
Hours after the U.S. military announced a soldier from Bergen County had been killed in combat, a GoFundMe page has raised nearly $25,000 for his family.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble, 33, of Westwood, was injured Sunday in the Kunduz Province and died from his injuries on Monday, officials said.
"We lost a true American hero yesterday. Anyone that crossed paths with Mike was truly blessed. I have never met a soldier that was more passionate and patriotic than Mike Goble," wrote Lisa Barker of Connecticut, who organized the GoFundMe.
A Navy SEAL and Marine Raider charged with murder in connection with the death of Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar will face a general court-martial this spring, the Navy has announced.
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.