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Lawyer: Soldier Doesn’t Remember Iraq Killings

An Army sergeant charged with killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq should not face a possible death penalty, his lawyer said Monday. Sgt. John Russell has no memory of being inside the Camp Liberty Combat Stress Center near Baghdad, attorney James Culp said.

05/21/2012

New Orleans Residents Commemorate Memorial Day

Guide to Memorial Day Observances in Puget Sound

Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, is a time for us to honor and remember those servicemen and women who have died to give us our freedoms in America, and for those veterans who have served. You are welcome to participate in these local events and give your respects to our fallen heroes.

05/14/2012

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Guide to Armed Forces Day Events in Puget Sound

In 1949, Armed Forces Day began in the US. President Harry Truman declared it a day to praise the work of the military services at home and overseas. On Saturday, May 19, you and your family have a chance to attend one of these events in Puget Sound and salute our military men and women.

05/05/2012

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JBLM Soldier Investigated for Luring Young Girls

The Washington state Patrol is investigating allegations that a Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier lured under girls through Facebook and blackmailed them into giving up nude pictures.

05/04/2012

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Live Rocket Launcher Smuggled Off JBLM Launches Probe

Last year, the girlfriend of one of 5 Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers called police when she found a anti tank Rocket Launcher in her closet. The soldiers are under investigation by ATF according to law enforcement officials […]

CBS Seattle–04/11/2012

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Afghan Suspect Attorney: US Gov’t ‘Hiding Evidence’

John Henry Browne told The Associated Press that members of the defense team in Afghanistan were told they would have access to witnesses at a hospital, but later discovered the people had been released.

03/30/2012

U.S. Soldier Accused Of Shooting Afghan Civilians Based In Seattle Area

Afghanistan Suspect Had Shaky Business Dealings

The U.S. suspect in the slaughter of 16 villagers in Afghanistan has a trail of shaky financial dealings — from working in penny-stock boiler rooms that drew numerous client complaints, to an unpaid $1.5 million fraud judgment, to a failed investment partnership with a former high school football teammate, records show. His Lake Tapps, WA home was put up for sale earlier this month.

03/21/2012

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Lawyer Days Afghan Killings Suspect Recalls Little

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales remembers little about the night he is accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in a nighttime shooting rampage, according to his lawyer, John Henry Browne.

03/20/2012

U.S. Soldier Accused Of Shooting Afghan Civilians Based In Seattle Area

Wife of Afghan Shooting Suspect Offers Condolences

The wife of the U.S. soldier held in the slayings of 16 Afghan villagers is offering condolences to the victims’ families and says she too wants to know what happened. She and her children were moved from their home in Lake Tapps onto Joint Base Lewis-McChord earlier this week.

03/19/2012

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Lawyer Prepares to Meet Afghan Killings Suspect

Seattle defense attorney John Henry Browne is preparing to meet Monday with Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is facing formal charges in an attack on two slumbering Afghan villages that left 16 people dead, including nine children.

03/19/2012

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